Another mammoth RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog is here, so get comfortable and get ready to fill your shopping carts because here we go!
You’d be hard pressed to find a band more influential than Hard Core Punk / Doom Metal godfathers NEUROSIS! Having formed in ’85 and lasting until 2012, they toured the world and had an impressive number of albums mostly on RELAPSE RECORDS. For their 30th Anniversary, they are back at it and going out on tour so RELAPSE is releasing super deluxe vinyl reissues of NEUROSIS’ ‘Through Silver In Blood’ (originally released in 1996, first time on vinyl in 10 years), ‘Times Of Grace’ (originally released in 1999, first time on vinyl in 15+ years) and the ‘Times Of Grace’ companion piece, TRIBES OF NEUROT’s ‘Grace’ (originally released in 1999, never before on vinyl). All three records are pressed on 180 gram vinyl and housed in heavy weight ‘tip-on’ case wrapped jackets. There’s not much else to say except ORDER NOW!
BAND NAME: Nuerosis
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.neurosis.com/
LABEL NAME: Relapse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.relapse.com
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With their second self produced album, indie folk mavericks COVENHAVEN’s “The Wild and Free” is a new begging. The record being born out of a very solitary experience, and is named after a Henry David Thoreau quote. Get your ‘Baby Blue’ vinyl from the COVENHAVEN website, available for pre order now.
BAND NAME: COVENHOVEN
BAND WEBSITE: WWW.COVENHOVEN.COM
In 15 years of activity, 12 official releases and a plethora of tours (Europe, Russia and USA), PORT-ROYAL has collected and catalyzed the glimpses and hopes of the masses that became exhausted with post-rock or the icy numbness of EDM. Their music is for those that want to dance outside the suffocating boundaries of the clubs. n5MD brings you this deluxe double LP set for “Where Are You Now”. Made in qual parts of either ‘Ultra Clear’ discs or ‘Cyan Blue’ discs, n5MD will soon have these on sale and will also have a ‘Remix Contest’ where the winner will received a signed album and their remix featured on a future release!
BAND NAME: port-royal
BAND WEBSITE: port-royal.it
LABEL NAME: n5MD
LABEL WEBSITE: http://n5md.com
USELESS ID, a group of Israeli and Middle East miscreants have long been the ambassadors of Middle Eastern Punk Rock to the rest of the world! Of course world renown FAT WRECK CHORDS, fresh of the hang over from their 25th Anniversary bash, have just released “The Lost Broken Bones”! Made in either a classic ‘Black’ vinyl or the rad looking ‘Dookie Brown’ and ‘Bone’ AsideBside version, get your today or check out USELESS ID in Japan this September!
BAND NAME: Useless ID
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.uselessid.net/
LABEL NAME: Fat Wreck Chords
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.fatwreck.com/
For the first time in 6 years, LOU BARLOW is releasing a brand new solo album called “Brace The Wave”. You might already be familiar with LOU from some of his other bands like DINOSAUR JR., SEBADOH or THE FOLK IMPLOSION. The purveyors of ever increasingly artistic and interesting media, JOYFUL NOISE RECORDINGS created a awesome package to accompany this album. With a printed inner sleeve an either a classic ‘Black’ version, a solid ‘Doublemint’ version, or the ‘Doublemint’ and ‘Baby Pink’ AsideBside version. Either catch LOU on tour this September or grab one from JOYFUL NOISE and if you are really lucky, 5 of the VIP versions contain a Polaroid taken by LOU himself!
BAND NAME: Lou Barlow
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com/collections/lou-barlow
LABEL NAME: Joyful Noise Recordings
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com/
For the first time collected anywhere, are the finest of LEE BROWN COYE’S “Chips and Shavings” stories, rarely known until now. Written between 1964 and 1970, these stories originally appeared in the “Mid-York Weekly” newspaper, most of which have not been reprinted since. Brought to life through the readings of son, ROBERT COYE, you will hear haunting stories the fantastic and the absurd, of folklore and of legend, nightmares and death. The uniqueness and strength of LEE’S art is shown here by the spoken word. CADABRA RECORDS has you covered, with the first 100 direct ordered receiving one for eh ‘Bone’ and ‘Black’ AsideBsides you see pictured…
BAND NAME: Lee Brown Coye
LABEL NAME: Cadabra Records
LABEL WEBSITE: cadabrarecords.com
STATIC DAYDREAM is the new project of Paul Baker (founding member of Skywave and Ceremony), and their first full-length release is comprised of 11 noisy pop songs swathed in reverb and distortion. Their self-titled album on SAINT MARIE RECORDS and MOON SOUNDS RECORDS, released in 2015, is full of melancholic, romantic, distortion-fueled songs, dripping with reverb and classic songwriting. Get a load of the ‘Orange Crush’ with ‘Black’ haze version…
BAND NAME: Static Daydream
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.staticdaydream.com
LABEL NAME: Saint Marie Records / Moon Sounds Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.saintmarierecords.com
Keep on keepin’ on!