Record of the Week for August 12th, 2016

We’ve got a killer RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog this week to tide you over for the next two weeks until we’re back at it on Sept 2nd!

Four great bands, two great labels and two continents meet on this stellar mini-LP. Frequent collaborators SLUMBERLAND RECORDS and FORTUNA POP! team up to bring you “Continental Drift,” a smashing sampler of some of the finest pop out there in 2016! Get one of these ‘Aqua Blue’ inside ‘White’ color in color records from SLUMBERLAND today!

ALBUM NAME: Continental Drift – V/A
LABEL NAME: Slumberland

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RAFTER ROBERTS stands no taller than your average human male, yet his fiery red-haired head is filled with the minutiae of music, swirling and churning constantly. Fortunately this leaves little room for fear, of which RAFTER has nearly none. One of the most intense and powerful music nerds you may ever meet. His 7th Studio release but now paired up with JOYFUL NOISE RECORDINGS to bring you ‘XYZ’ in some glorious vinyl colors!

BAND NAME: Rafter
LABEL NAME: Joyful Noise Recordings

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In a music industry full of ever-changing digital trends and fads, there’s one thing that still rings true – the indie DIY scene is as alive and well as ever. This is the case with two bands that are blazing their own trails on opposite sides of the country: Nashville’s SECRET STUFF and Phoenix’s SUNDRESSED. This summer, the bands will hit the road together and SPARTAN RECORDS proud to help commemorate the tour with a split EP that consists of two new songs from each band. If you know SPARTAN, you know that the vinyl colors are out of this world!

BAND NAME: Secret Stuff / Sundressed
LABEL NAME: Spartan Records

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CHAPTER MUSIC is here with a deluxe vinyl reissue of ‘A Love Affair With Nature’, the 1989 second album by Australian DIY icons THE CANNANES. The reissue comes as a picture disc with new liner notes, an extensive PDF booklet and a full 13 digital bonus tracks from early singles and unreleased sessions. First formed in Sydney in the mid 1980s, THE CANNANES are one of the most celebrated underground bands of the Antipodes, with a book, a documentary and even a pair of limited edition Converse sneakers devoted to them. Find out more at CHAPTER MUSIC!

BAND NAME: The Cannanes
LABEL NAME: Chapter Music

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Three years in the making! ‘HorrorHound Presents: It’s Only a Movie’ is a vinyl release boasting 11 tracks – all covers from soundtracks throughout horror-movie history – by 11 different popular horror rock and punk acts. These acts include THE CREEPSHOW, ARGYLE GOOLSBY (formerly BLITZKID), PSYCHO CHARGER, STELLAR CORPSES, BLACK CAT ATTACK, HARLEY POE, FOR THE WOLF, THE BIG BAD, THE HEATHENS, DEAD DICK HAMMER, AND SHADOW WINDHAWK … featuring songs from such films as Return of the Living Dead, The Lost Boys, Pet Semetary, Scream, The Crow, and more … Plus, two bonus downloadable tracks from MISTER MONSTER and THE HEATHENS!

ALBUM TITLE: HorrorHound Presents: It’s Only a Movie
LABEL NAME: HorrorHound Records

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TANGENT is an electronic music duo based in Holland that combines electronics with more traditional instruments in a highly contrasting manner. Their music takes its audience on a journey through sonic fields that seem infinite. Matter seems to be formed and collapsing simultaneously, much like a new universe being created on the ashes of a previous one. Head over to the n5MD headquarters to grab a copy before they sell out!

BAND NAME: Tangent
LABEL NAME: n5MD

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LARVAL PRODUCTIONS is a vinyl-only label founded in 2016, focusing on high quality and/or limited edition releases in the domain of chaotic, noisy, and dissonant black metal. Orginally released on cassette and CD, LARVAL and the bands wanted to give the vinyl treatment to ‘Atomic Regurgitation from the Three Mouths of Humanicidal Hate’, featuring LORD OF DEPRESSION, INFERNAL SACRAMENT and TETRAGRAMMACIDE! Head over to LARVAL if you dare…

BAND NAME: Lord of Depression / Infernal Sacrament / Tetragrammacide
LABEL NAME: Larval Productions

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Don’t get in too much trouble over the next few weeks!!

Record of the Week for August 5th, 2016

No better way to kick off the weekend than a RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog!

MAGNETIC EYE RECORDS is a New York-based record label founded in 2011, after countless amazing releases over the years they’ve crested the ‘Redux’ Series of comps with this being the second installment. Including various artists including KEN mode, Meek is Murder, Ironweed, Rosetta covering Helmet’s 1992 classic “Meantime” in full with 6 additional tracks off Strap It On, Betty and Aftertaste. Mastered in Stockholm, Sweden by Cult of Luna’s drummer Magnus Lindberg with artwork by Jesse Schaller. Head over to MAGNETIC EYE RECORDS today!

ALBUM TITLE: Meantime [Redux] Deluxe Edition
LABEL NAME: Magnetic Eye Records

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BIG BUSINESS’ 5th studio album ‘Command Your Weather’. Recorded in Joshua Tree, CA. ‘Command Your Weather’ sees BIG BUSINESS return to its original two-man lineup of Jared Warren and Coady Willis. It’s a haunting dream about the struggle for dominance of will over the power and unpredictability of nature. Or it’s just a really great rock record, it depends on how weird you’re willing to get. Get a load of those ‘Gold’ orbs over at JOYFUL NOISE RECORDINGS!

BAND NAME: Big Business
LABEL NAME: Joyful Noise Recordings

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SAT. NITE DUETS make rock music that evokes the spirit and candor of the Midwest’s greatest outsiders. Their newest record is called ‘Air Guitar’, the latest full-length since ‘Electric Manland’ did the worm across college radio in 2013. Composed in true and perfect form (erratically in a basement in Milwaukee), ‘Air Guitar’ continues the democratic tradition over at FATHER DAUGHTER RECORDS!

BAND NAME: Sat. Nite Duets
LABEL NAME: Father/Daughter Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.fatherdaughterrecords.com/

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Fully embodying the DIY spirit, COUNTDOWN is a force to be reckoned with. These young musicians are channeling legendary hardcore acts while adding their own fresh twist to create an original take on the timeless punk sound. Already carrying an intense amount of energy in the American hardcore scene, with a lot of attention already being focused on this “demo” release, you can expect to hear a lot more on COUNTDOWN in the months and years to come as the band blossoms and expands through more records and shows, with the help of their new label, FLATSPOT RECORDS! See if that “white’ with Blue haze version is still around…

BAND NAME: COUNTDOWN
LABEL NAME: FLATSPOT RECORDS

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FUTURE ORIENTS (formerly The Eat) is a four-piece rock band from Beijing, China. They formed in the tumult of 2012, when their spiritual home, legendary rock dive D-22, was on its last legs. They started gigging regularly in the following years at D-22’s reincarnation, XP, fusing influence from UK indie stalwarts Foals and Mogwai with a homegrown, Beijing take on psychedelic freakout rock, dance punk, and kosmische electronica to present their own sonic brew: not quite pretty, but infectious; not quite crazy, but undeniably intense. About to head out on a month + long tour across China, if you can’t get your visa in order then head over to MAYBE MARS (or their US partner FAR OUT DISTANT SOUNDS) and see if you can order a copy for yourself…

BAND NAME: Future Orients
LABEL NAME: Maybe Mars

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CLOUDS TASTE SATANIC formed in Brooklyn, New York in 2013. After two highly successful full lengths, the band is back with their third installment, ‘Dawn of the Satanic Age’ , and as always with their vinyl releases, amazing colored vinyl wrapped in a gatefold jacket. Get some!

BAND NAME: Clouds Taste Satanic
LABEL NAME: Kinda Like Music

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‘Radiating Light’ is a compilation put together by ORCHID TAPES. Featuring their friends like FOXES IN FICTION and SOCCOR MOMMY, ORCHID TAPES is your source for all things Pop / Electronic. It’s coming out August 12th so you still have time to order your favorite color!

ALBUM TITLE: Radiating Light: Orchid Tapes & Friends
LABEL NAME: Orchid Tapes

Record of the Week for July 29th, 2016

Another blog chock full of some killer wax on this week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog!

Famed Circa Survive and Saosin vocalist, ANTHONY GREEN will be releasing his new album ‘Pixie Queen’ on September 9th, 2016! This will be GREEN’s fourth solo album release and he has partnered with long time friend and Producer Will Yip, to release on his label MEMORY MUSIC. ANTHONY is touring almost all of the US all of September, so they’re still time to get tickets while you wait for that ‘Red’ and ‘Black’ AsideBside version to come in the mail!

BAND NAME: Anthony Green
LABEL NAME: Memory Music

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TEXAS SCRATCH LEAGUE & SKRATCHER MIAMI are organizations that promote Turntablism scratch music, shows, showcases, DJ Battles. This is the first collaboration between the 2 camps, TSL has released several scratch records already, SKRATCHER MIAMI is making a lot of noise in Florida and is reaching out now through out the U.S. Hit up the TSL website to get one of these limited ’Baby Pink’ scratch records before you’re stuck waiting for them to maybe announce a repress…

BAND NAME: Texas Scratch League
LABEL NAME: Scratch League Records

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ISHI is an electronic band based out of Dallas, Tx. They formed in ’07 and have become a Dallas staple over the years. ISHI has opened for many of the industry’s finest and are here with their third release, “Juno”! They will be on a midwest tour in September so if you’re in the area you can pick one of these up straight from the band!

BAND NAME: Ishi
LABEL NAME: Make It Records

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JERU THE DAMAJA is here with his friends over at SLICE OF SPICE to drop another one with ‘Solar Flares’ – a classic 90s style hip-hop single, taken from his latest release, ‘The Hammer’. Better get with the clicking because the picture disc won’t hang around for long!

BAND NAME: Jeru The Damaja
LABEL NAME: Slice Of Spice

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KISHI BASHI will release his third studio album, ‘Sonderlust’, on September 16th via JOYFUL NOISE RECORDINGS! Emerging as a result of personal struggles and creative road blocks,’Sonderlust’ is his most intimate and artistically adventurous work to date. Unfortunately it seems the VIP version that features the bonus 7” featuring rare piano records is long sold out, but you can still grab the classic ‘Black’ version and the half-n-half version!

BAND NAME: Kishi Bashi
LABEL NAME: Joyful Noise Recordings

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SPORTS. is a three-piece rock band from Boston, MA that blends the high energy of punk with emo inspired guitar riffs and pop hooks. If you read this blog, you may remember SPORTS. from their last appearance with BROKEN RIM RECORDS and it seems this partnership is still fruitful because they’ve just released the band’s 6 song debut EP “We’ll Get to it Eventually” as well as a B-Side full of unreleased songs, demos, acoustic versions and other fun stuff!

BAND NAME: sports.
LABEL NAME: Broken Rim Records

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MOUTH is a 2-piece from Oakland, bass and drums, Hardcore/Punk. They’ve been playing together forever but this is their first legit full length. ‘Deathroll’, the ‘Blood Red’ gatefold wrapped record can be found on their band camp page or you can name your price for the digital – this is a self released affair so don’t get stingy!

BAND NAME: MOUTH
LABEL NAME: Cheesesteak

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Thinking about putting a record out for the holidays? There’s time, hit us up!!!

Record of the Week for July 22nd, 2016

Check out some over the top vinyl on this week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog!

15 years after it’s initial release, HEY MERCEDES’ stunning debut “Everynight Fire Works” will be reissued on RUN FOR COVER RECORDS!! HEY MERCEDES’ brand of emo-influenced alternative rock has stood the test of time as a more melodic but equally-as-important companion to the members’ first band. In fact, in the many subsequent revivals of the emo-leaning alt-rock sound of the late-90’s & early 2000s you can hear them. Head over the RUN FOR COVER to get one of these stunning sets of LPs today!

BAND NAME: Hey Mercedes
LABEL NAME: Run For Cover

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PRAIRIE WWWW is an experimental folk band formed in Taipei, Taiwan in 2010. Its music combines poetry, folk, ambient and tribal elements. This record just came out on GURUGURU BRAIN, a Tokyo based record label which is focusing on the new Asian music scene. If you dare, go see PRAIRIE WWWW Liverpool Psych Fest 2016 on the GURUGURU BRAIN showcase!

BAND NAME: Prairie WWWW
LABEL NAME: Guruguru Brain

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CHRIS FARREN is a true DIY Renaissance man. For the past decade he has fronted the Naples, Florida, act Fake Problems, but over the past few years he’s cultivated second life through his solo work, ceaseless touring and accidental viral success with a T-shirt design as well as his musical and podcast collaborations with Bomb The Music Industry! After a few Eps, he’s finally here with a long awaited album, “Can’t Die”, courtesy of your friends over at SIDEONEDUMMY RECORDS of course!

BAND NAME: Chris Farren
LABEL NAME: SideOneDummy Records

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TAPE WAVES is a 2 piece husband/wife Dream Pop duo from South Carolina featuring Kim on vocals and Jarod on guitar. “Here To Fade”, is the second full length LP from the band and on BLEEDING GOLD RECORDS. Hang tight as there are rumors of a West Coast tour early next year, in the mean time see if you can still get your hands on one of those AsideBside versions…

BAND NAME: Tape Waves
LABEL NAME: Bleeding Gold

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ESKIMEAUX is the recording project of songwriter and producer Gabrielle Smith. The project began in 2007 as an outlet for Smith’s experimental and noisy home-recordings and last year had her having the #1 Record of the Year according to NPR! Back again with DOUBLE DOUBLE WHAMMY, she’s got a tour lined up starting in September in support of “Year of the Rabbit”. Find out more at DOUBLE DOUBLE WHAMMY’s website!

BAND NAME: Eskimeaux
LABEL NAME: Double Double Whammy

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“Avvolgere”, the forthcoming LP from Texas trio TRUE WIDOW, perfects the formula that their last album established. The album rocks and rolls with serene, rounded climaxes and steep, jangling choruses that engulf the listener with waves of downbeat, saccharine melodies and mesmerizing distortion. TRUE WIDOW’s signature alternation between male and female vocals helps further blur the boundaries between the heft of stoner rock, the droning atmosphere of shoegaze, and the twangy catchiness of blues and indie rock. Head over to the masters for all that is metal, RELAPSE RECORDS and if you are lucky, you still might be able to grab one of those AsideBside versions!

BAND NAME: TRUE WIDOW
LABEL NAME: Relapse Records

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VEHICULAR GENOCIDE RECORDS and GIVE PRAISE RECORDS bring you this split from THE LURKING CORPSES and TRAFFIC DEATH!! Violent Doom Ridden Punk Rock meets Horror Thrash Fueled Punk Ghouls – from Indiana and Iowa respectively, if you live anywhere in the area and aren’t at the release show Sept 10th in Ft. Wayne, you probably won’t get one of the limited ‘Code Blue’ versions, and people might start to question your life choices…

BAND NAME: The Lurking Corpses / Traffic Death
LABEL NAME: Vehicular Genocide Records / Give Praise Records

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See you next week for more vinyl goodies!

Record Of The Week for July 15th, 2016

Happy Friday all you vinyl lovers out there, check out all the goodness on this week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog!

For their sixth album, garbage-pop veterans AJJ (fka Andrew Jackson Jihad) chose to reinforce their strengths and leave any limp frivolities behind. As a result, ‘The Bible 2’ is their most ambitious and assured collection of scuzzy punk screeds, employing even more production heft while sparing none of the vulnerability. Featuring a new video for “Goodbye, Oh Goodbye” that was done in one shot with insane production values, AJJ is about to head back out on tour right when SIDEONEDUMMY RECORDS releases ‘The Bible 2’ to the masses next Month!

BAND NAME: AJJ
LABEL NAME: SideOneDummy Records

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Funded by the tip jar at the deli counter where the founder works, DELI BOY RECORDS AND TAPES just came out with their second release (and first on vinyl!) with BIG BABY! After years of playing in more serious and technical bands, BIG BABY forfeited their comfort instruments for ones they had never played. They avoid rewrites and overanalyzing songwriting and instead focus on spitting up the most authentic and uninhibited versions they can. Help refill that tip jar by hitting up DELI BOY today!

BAND NAME: Big Baby
LABEL NAME: Deli Boy Records

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Y SOCIETY, which is MC Insight the Truncator (Boston) and DJ/Producer Damu The Fudgemunk (Washington DC), exhibit their talents in true school fashion, complete with carefully curated samples, energetic scratching and potent rapping. The B-side is a fan favorite, ‘Rather Unique 2’, released digitally in 2008 and available now on vinyl for the first time in a new & improved mix. Head over to REDEFINITION RECORDS to grab one!

BAND NAME: Y Society
LABEL NAME: Redefinition Records

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POW WOWS is a 3 piece combo from Toronto, ONT Canada. They’ve been around for about 5 years and have 2 LPs out. They got together with HIDDEN VOLUME RECORDS to put out the ‘Hey Doctor’ 7”. Every copy ships with an exclusive 45 adapter, so hit up HIDDEN VOLUME now!

BAND NAME: Pow Wows
LABEL NAME: Hidden Volume Records

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It’s been nearly two years since SHELFLIFE has had the pleasure of putting out new music from the eternal CLOSE LOBSTER. These self-proclaimed “Post-Neo-Anti-Close Lobsters” are back in a big way, and with these two tracks you’ll be quickly convinced of that. Make your way to SHELFLIFE and grab one of these heavyweight Gold ‘ 7”s while you still can!

BAND NAME: Close Lobsters
LABEL NAME: shelflife

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CREATIVE ADULT’S sophomore full-length “Fear of Life” finds the band peeling back some of their chaotic, fuzzed out psychdelia in favor of a newfound sense of melody. Taking cues from The Cure and Oasis, jangly and melodic guitar lines weave their way through smoky, atmospheric west coast post punk. Heading out on tour in Europe this October, you can move your mouse over to the RUN FOR COVER website and get one of those tricolor versions if they’re still available!!!

BAND NAME: Creative Adult
LABEL NAME: Run For Cover Records

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THE NIGHTTIMES are 5 veterans of the NYC music scene, now based in the Hudson Valley city of Beacon, NY where they joined forces in 2014 to explore their shared musical influences of heavy, psychedelic garage rock. For their first ever vinyl release, they went all out with this half-n-half colored big hole 7”! A self released affair, order it directly from the band with no middle man!

BAND NAME: The Nighttimes

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Don’t wait for Record Store Day, go out this weekend and pick up some new (or used) vinyl just because!

Record Of The Week for July 8th, 2016

Here we are dropping another RECORD OF THE WEEK blog overflowing with vinyl for you!!!

MIZERY is a 5-Piece Hardcore band from San Diego, CA and together with FLATSPOT RECORDS they’re releasing this epic debut LP! ‘Absolute Light’ is as brutal as it gets and the vinyl colors are perfect! MIZERY head out on a full US tour this fall, so you have time to head over to FLATSPOT and pick up a copy to study up on.

BAND NAME: Mizery
BAND WEBSITE: www.facebook.com/mizeryhardcore
LABEL NAME: Flatspot Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.flatspotrecords.com

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Poway California natives UNWRITTEN LAW have teamed up with El Hefe and his wife Jennifer’s CYBER TRACKS to bring you an acoustic best of album! Each version is super limited edition with the picture disc version getting some live sea monkey eggs included with it! UNWRITTEN LAW head out on tour in October with some friends, you better not miss out!

BAND NAME: Unwritten Law
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.facebook.com/unwrittenlaw.music/
LABEL NAME: Cyber Tracks
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.cyber-tracks.com

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FIRST DIVISION is a Canadian hip-hop duo made up of MC’s Shylow & Expertise. This is their debut album which was released late last year to critical acclaim and this highly anticipated deluxe edition vinyl is finally here! Better thank your friends over at SLICE OF SPICE for making this magic happen!

BAND NAME: First Division
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/FirstDivision/
LABEL NAME: Slice Of Spice
LABEL WEBSITE: http://slice-of-spice.com/

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THE CHRISTIAN FAMILY’s debut single is an irresistible blast of lo-fi garage gospel. Stripped down bare but overflowing with huge garage rock hooks, this boy-girl duo’s tunes recall the best of ‘90s lo-fi heroes with an undeniably catchy nod to the girl groups of the 1960s. One guitar, three drums, and two voices are all that THE CHRISTIAN FAMILY needs to sink its teeth into you. This Phoenix duo has charm to burn. Get some over at SLOPE RECORDS!!!

BAND NAME: The Christian Family
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/thechristianfamilyband
LABEL NAME: Slope Records
LABEL WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/SlopeRecordings/

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Portland doom trio MAMMOTH SALMON have just released their vinyl LP debut, “Last Vestige of Humanity,” on DEVIL’S CHILD RECORDS. With shows all over the place including
DEVIL CHILD RECORDS’ own Northwest Heavy Fest in Seattle – you better order now before it’s too late!

BAND NAME: Mammoth Salmon
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/mammothsalmon/
LABEL NAME: Devils Child Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.devilschildrecords.bigcartel.com

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Self-described as a “desert pop” band, THE FORMAT materialized around two friends in the early 2000s. Taking influence from ’60s music to craft their own spirited indie pop melodies, now you can finally get their vinyl only, shaped disc of the ‘Swans’ single again! Super limited, hopefully they’re still available when this blog goes up!

BAND NAME: The Format
BAND WEBSITE: http://theformat.com/
LABEL NAME: The Vanity Label
LABEL WEBSITE: https://www.hellomerch.com/collections/the-format

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Channeling a hefty dose of heavy lyricism via metaphysical realms of consciousness, for DEVIL TO PAY the past decade has predominantly found the front man unearthing lyrics from what many might consider the “Other Side”. Of course this outrageously colored vinyl was brought to you by stoner rock gods RIPPLE MUSIC!!!

BAND NAME: Devil to Pay
BAND WEBSITE: http://deviltopay.net/
LABEL NAME: Ripple Music
LABEL WEBSITE: www.ripple-music.com

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He may not be a mainstream mainstay, but mention the name WALTER SCHREIFELS to anyone even tangentially involved in the punk or hardcore scene and chances are you’ll be met with borderline reverence. From his tenure in legendary hardcore bands like Gorilla Biscuits and Youth Of Today to his work in the pioneering post-hardcore acts. SCHREIFELS transcended his hardcore roots and showed another side of his constantly shifting skin with his solo debut ‘An Open Letter To The Scene’. RUN FOR COVER is bringing you this LP reissue with a bonus 7” of all new material! You know what to do…

BAND NAME: Walter Schreifels
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.waltertown.com/
LABEL NAME: Run For Cover Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.runforcoverrecords.com

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Will your favorite band be up here next week? Check back and see!

Record of the Week for July 1st, 2016

In the heat of the summer, nothing better than a RECORD OF THE WEEK blog!!!

SECT is comprised of five veterans of ‘90s hardcore who cut their teeth in that formative moment of political, cynical, antagonistic extremes. Because the Orwellian police states and irreparable social and ecological disasters we once saw off on the horizon are now on our front doorsteps, in full swing – and in just such a volatile, precarious moment as this for civilization, there is more reason than ever to keep lashing out at a world more suicidally bent on its own destruction and the exploitation of people, species and the ecosystem itself, than perhaps ever before in history. For SECT, this is the purpose of hardcore as they know it, conveying an urgency that transcends age, credentials or scene politics, to convert desperation into real talk and action. Self released, get one of these colored discs (or the classic black version for true fans) straight from the band!

 
BAND NAME: Sect
BAND WEBSITE: https://sectxvx.bandcamp.com/releases

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SWAMP WITCH; the culmination of psychedelic substances, occult practices, and band members interest in dark, strange, and trippy music. Their first release brought forth these interests, though it wasn’t until the recording of “The Slithering Bog” that their psychedelic horror and warped visions were fully brought to life. TRIBUNAL OF THE AXE RECORDS is bringing you these ‘Swamp Green’ and ‘Deep Purple’ versions of this LP. Get some today!

BAND NAME: Swamp Witch
BAND WEBSITE: https://swampwitch.bandcamp.com/
LABEL NAME: Tribunal of the Axe Records 
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.tribunaloftheaxe.com

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If you weren’t at the Amnesia Rock fest in Canada last week, then you missed out on this special version of the FAT WRECK CHORDS ‘Fat Music for Wrecked People’ comp! Featuring everyone from NOFX to JOEY CAPE, PEARS, LEFTOVER CRACK and more, it pays to go to festivals!

 
BAND NAME: V/A – Fat Music for Wrecked People: Wreckfest 2016
LABEL NAME: Fat Wreck Chords
LABEL WEBSITE: www.fatwreck.com

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ECHO BEDS began in August of 2010 as a one-off live performance, and they’ve been at it now been at it for almost 6 years!  If you were to amplify oil drums, broken cymbals, battered basses, unrecognizable tape loops, dilapidated voices and push it into the red you’d have a pretty good idea of what to expect from a live set. SAILOR RECORDS is bringing you this LP in either ‘Cyan’ or classic Black, but all of them have the very subtle spot gloss image on the cover you have to see to appreciate.

BAND NAME: ECHO BEDS
BAND WEBSITE: ECHOBEDS.NET
LABEL NAME: SAILOR RECORDS
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.sailorrecords.com/

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Minneapolis based LEARNING CURVE RECORDS specializes in Noise Rock. Dropping this split 7” on the masses, MULTICULT and POWER TAKE OFF are two favorite bands from the east coast, and the were finally convinced to share a 7”! Check out that tri color version and try to pick one up at LEARNING CURVE if you still can…

BAND NAME: Power Take Off / Multicult Split
LABEL NAME: Learning Curve Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  www.learningcurverecords.com

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RAISED BY ZEBRAS is a two piece band from San Francisco, started playing together 5 years ago and haven’t stopped since. This is their third album, and is ONLY available on vinyl! It took four labels across several continents to make this come together, and this beautiful splattered vinyl is the result. RAISED BY ZEBRAS have a show next week in SF if you can make it!

BAND NAME: RAISED BY ZEBRAS
BAND WEBSITE: raisedbyzebras.bandcamp.com  
LABEL NAME: magnetic fever records / en tu kara records / la flor records / entes anomicos.
LABEL WEBSITE: https://magneticfeverrecs.bandcamp.com/

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IAM8BIT is at it again with the original soundtrack to THE BANNER SAGA – a visually striking Viking themed role playing game. The fully orchestrated score for the game comes across two heavy weight records in a super thick gatefold jacket. Find out more at IAM8BIT or get the game on Steam!

BAND NAME: Austin Wintory – The Banner Saga OST
BAND WEBSITE: http://austinwintory.com/
LABEL NAME: iam8bit
LABEL WEBSITE: iam8bit.com/store

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‘Swoon’ is the first release fro OH WELL, GOODBYE! With what should be three releases this year, the ’Swoon’ 7” is coming at you from BLEEDING GOLD RECORDS. Get your Lo-Fi/Post-Punk on at the BLEEDING GOLD website or catch OH WELL, GOODBYE running around Europe this late summer / early fall!

BAND NAME: OH WELL, GOODBYE
BAND WEBSITE:  https://www.facebook.com/Ohwellgoodbye/
LABEL NAME: Bleeding Gold Records
LABEL WEBSITE: https://bleedinggold.com/

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We’re at the mid way point for the year, not to late to get your record in production and get your record up here!

Record of the Week for June 24th, 2016

An extra long RECORD OF THE WEEK blog for everyone out there!!

Spearheaded by Australian songwriter Adam Harding, DUMB NUMBERS is a collective of sorts. Enlisting the help of a rotating cast of amazing musicians, Harding’s compositions touch on everything from drone-pop to left-leaning-metal to balls-out rock. Currently available for preorder over at JOYFUL NOISE RECORDINGS, the ‘Hot Pink’ and ‘Aqua’ AsideBside record is the hand number limited edition VIP version, better order now to grab one of those!

 
BAND NAME: Dumb Numbers
BAND WEBSITE: http://dumbnumbers.com/
LABEL NAME: Joyful Noise Recordings
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com/

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OF MICE & MEN is an American metalcore band from Orange County, California. Having already released 3 LPs, they bring you the ‘Live at Brixton’ double LP to tide you over until their next release. Make your way over to RISE RECORDS to figure out how you can get your hands on one of these.


BAND NAME: Of Mice & Men
BAND WEBSITE: http://ofmiceandmenofficial.com
LABEL NAME: Rise Records
LABEL WEBSITE: riserecords.com

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CONVEYOR are a Brooklyn-based music project that has its roots in a wandering tarot of formerly Gainesville, FL-based musicians. Full of lucid, homey synths layered over acoustic guitars and harmonious vocals, Conveyor project extraterrestrial bible-thumpers drenched in love; acid-soaked pop unafraid to beam with the simultaneous acceptance of life/death realities with a polyrhythmic, pulsing backdrop. GOLD ROBOT RECORDS is dropping this in two versions, an all ‘White’ version and the ‘White’ inside ‘UltraClear ‘ version, get more over at the GOLD ROBOT website!

 
BAND NAME: Conveyor
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.conveyormusic.com/
LABEL NAME: Gold Robot Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://gold-robot.com

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One of the biggest Splatterthrash bands there is, GHOUL is back with another one for ya! About to head out on a US tour, TANK CRIMES crafted this package around the album including the already sold out Glow in the Dark version, it pays to think ahead!


BAND NAME: Ghoul
BAND WEBSITE: www.creepsylvania.com
LABEL NAME: Tankcrimes
LABEL WEBSITE: www.tankcrimes.com

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INFINITE FLUX is a heavy, stoner, sludge rock band from Tacoma WA. they formed in 2012 and after many lineup changes are finally ready to release their debut album on vinyl through DEVILS CHILD RECORDS. Having just gone up for sale last Friday, this ‘Beer’ colored limited pressing is running out quick!


BAND NAME: Infinite Flux
BAND WEBSITE: https://infiniteflux.bandcamp.com/
LABEL NAME: Devils Child Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://devilschildrecords.bigcartel.com/

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MY NAME IS JOE is an early 80’s style punk three piece. After waiting more than 3 years to find the right drummer, this San Francisco local band is finally ready and has an album for the masses. With a release show July in SF, you can get this splattered LP from the web or even better from MY NAME IS JOE themselves!

BAND NAME: My Name is Joe
BAND WEBSITE: https://mynameisjoe.bandcamp.com/releases

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DENY THE CROSS is a Power Violence “super group” featuring members of Spazz, Black Army Jacket, Agents of Satan and Discordance Axis/Municipal Waste. TANK CRIMES brings you their debut release, ‘Alpha Ghoul’ in several rad color combos. The classic Black version is already sold out, better hurry up if you want one of the other versions!


BAND NAME: Deny the Cross
BAND WEBSITE: www.facebook.com/denythecross666
LABEL NAME: Tankcrimes
LABEL WEBSITE: www.tankcrimes.com

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PVRIS (pronounced Paris) is an American rock band from Lowell, Massachusetts. They got together with RISE RECORDS to rerelease they 2014 debut, ‘White Noise’ with 5 different versions of vinyl including 3 bonus songs and a DVD, what more could you ask for?

BAND NAME: PVRIS
BAND WEBSITE: www.pvris.com
LABEL NAME: Rise Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.riserecords.com

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We’re making records really fast these days, hit us up or tell a friend to!

Record of the Week for June 17th, 2016

Back again friends with another over the top RECORD OF THE WEEK BLOG to start your weekend off with!!

You can count the number of bands who’ve stayed together for over 25 years on two hands, and you can use just one to count those who’ve consistently released quality material for over two decades. New Jersey’s BOUNCING SOULS are in that esteemed category – and in keeping with their D.I.Y. roots, they’ve done it without major labels, corporate radio, MTV, or teen magazine pinups. “Simplicity” is the bands 10th full length album, it will be released July 29th on RISE RECORDS, and it is available in five different colored vinyl versions.

BAND NAME: The Bouncing Souls
BAND WEBSITE: www.bouncingsouls.com
LABEL NAME: Rise Records
LABEL WEBSITE: riserecords.com

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This twelve song full-length from Bay Area’s BUM CITY SAINTS, their second, truly encapsulates why this band has been getting so much praise. Their fast, furious and poignant live shows have won over fans every where they’ve gone. Go grab this blasting 25 minute self titled LP from PIRATES PRESS RECORDS before all the ‘Bone’ and Purple records are SOLD OUT!


 
BAND NAME: BUM CITY SAINTS
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/BumCitySaints/
LABEL NAME: Pirates Press Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://piratespressrecords.com/

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If a picture says a thousand words then this shaped picture disc from BOOZE & GLORY (available in four colors) is all you need to know! Get the latest and greatest from this British powerhouse over at PIRATES PRESS RECORDS or CONTRA today!

BAND NAME: BOOZE & GLORY
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/boozeandgloryofficial/
LABEL NAME: Pirates Press Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://piratespressrecords.com/ http://www.contra-net.com

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Indiana’s own MIDDLE MAN RECORDS has just dropped this split featuring the likes of YOUTH NOVEL and COMA REGALIA! A blend of Hardcore, Punk and Emo – this super limited run (and even more limited splattered ‘Ultra Clear’ version) might sell out before COMA REGALIA starts touring in August so you better hurry!

BAND NAME: Youth Novel / Coma Regalia
BAND WEBSITE: www.youthnovel.bandcamp.com www.facebook.com/comaregalia
LABEL NAME: Middle Man Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.middlemanrecords.bandcamp.com

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AMPLITUDE is a reboot of the 2003 PlayStation®2 music game by HARMONIX. The developers that worked on the original game returned to bring AMPLITUDE current and have released a soundtrack only available to the original Kickstarter backers. Sometimes it pays to invest in the future…


BAND NAME: Amplitude Soundtrack (2016)
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.amplitude-game.com
LABEL NAME: Harmonix Music Systems
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.harmonixmusic.com/
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OHM RESISTANCE has been turning out real underground electronic for more than 15 years. In their latest venture they bring you SUBMERGED VS. BILL LASWELL! The two have collaborated previously numerous time, most notably in ‘Method of Defiance’. Their last collaboration was a dozen years ago, so you might want to pick one of these up because it could be a while!


BAND NAME: Submerged vs. Bill Laswell
BAND WEBSITE: www.ohmresistance.com
LABEL NAME: iOhm Resistance
LABEL WEBSITE: ohmresistance.bandcamp.com
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Heavy Stoner Rockers GOZU have just dropped their third album on RIPPLE MUSIC, called ‘Revival’ will get you where you need to go. Especially that splattered AsideBside version – stay tuned as there are rumors of a tour in the works…

BAND NAME: Gozu 
LABEL NAME: Ripple Music
LABEL WEBSITE: www.ripple-music.com
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You don’t own an album until you have it on Vinyl…

Record Of The Week for June 10th, 2016

Hope to see you at Punk Rock Bowling this weekend in New Jersey, but if not, here’s this week’s extra long RECORD OF THE WEEK BLOG to make up for it!!!

Legendary Cleveland quintet RINGWORM discharge their 8th full-length album Snake Church, a 12-track, 30+ minute testament of vicious aggression. After having converted metalheads and hardcore fans alike with their intense, no-holds-barred live shows and consistently punishing albums over the course of the last 25+ years, RINGWORM once again prove that they are in a league of their own when it comes to face-breaking sonic fury. Of course RELAPSE RECORDS is your one stop shop for the best metal!

BAND NAME: RINGWORM
BAND WEBSITE: https://16theband.bandcamp.com/
LABEL NAME: Relapse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.relapse.com/

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HEATERS released their first LP last year and are operating at a higher horsepower than ever before, as evidenced by their latest release, “ Baptistina”! Coming at you from NY’s own BEYOND BEYOND IS BEYOND, you can grab their LP from them or wait until HEATERS heads out on tour this August!

BAND NAME: Heaters
BAND WEBSITE: https://heaters.bandcamp.com/
LABEL NAME: Beyond Beyond is Beyond
LABEL WEBSITE: http://beyondbeyondisbeyond.com/

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Grammy nominated band, THE CHOIR is an atmospheric Alternative Rock band formed in the early 1980’s. The band has released 14 studio albums, three EPs, five live albums, one single-disc compilation, and one retrospective box set. Now, GALAXY 21 MUSIC is bringing you their infamous ‘Circle Slide’ for the first time on vinyl! Get your ‘Aqua Blue’ and ‘Bone’ AsideBside disc while you still can!

BAND NAME: The Choir
BAND WEBSITE: www.thechoir.net
LABEL NAME: Galaxy21 Music

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FOGHOUND erupted out of the Baltimore asphalt in 2012, high on gas fumes and loud riffs. FOGHOUND quickly got down to work honing their sound through many live shows across the Mid Atlantic region – now their second LP, “The World Unseen’ is coming at you from none other than RIPPLE MUSIC! The super subtle but very sick ‘Bone’ inside ‘Deep Purple’ color-in-color version is soon to sell out so hurry up!

BAND NAME: Foghound
BAND WEBSITE: http://foghound.net/
LABEL NAME: Ripple Music
LABEL WEBSITE: www.ripple-music.com

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Southern California’s veteran sludge-rock trailblazers 16 return with their 7th full-length album ‘Lifespan of A Moth’, the band’s heaviest, darkest, and most complex material to date! Given the deluxe RELAPSE RECORDS treatment, this album features down-tuned feedback-driven riffs and bludgeoning rhythms that violently clash with tortured howls across eight tracks – get some from RELAPSE today!

BAND NAME: 16
BAND WEBSITE: https://16theband.bandcamp.com/
LABEL NAME: Relapse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.relapse.com/

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Getting ready to head out on the Vans Warped Tour, post-hardcore darlings VANNA have just released their latest LP through none other than PURE NOISE RECORDS! Featuring some beautiful jacket matching vinyl color combos, ‘ALL HELL’ is out now, so go get some!

BAND NAME: VANNA
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.vannamusic.com/
LABEL NAME: Pure Noise Records
LABEL WEBSITE: PureNoise.Net
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VASUDEVA are an instrumental rock band from central New Jersey. Formed in 2009 and started touring in 2012, they have performed alongside some other notable bands. INTHECLOUDS records brings you this vinyl pressing of ‘Life in Cycles’ in some sick colors, you better hope they aren’t sold out!

BAND NAME: Vasudeva
BAND WEBSITE: vasudevamusic.com
LABEL NAME: intheclouds Records
LABEL WEBSITE: inthecloudsrecords.com
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For the better part of 90’s and beyond, FUCKEMOS have been spreading their particular band of brain damage across the Austin, Texas area and parts north, south, east, and west. Fresh off some shows in Austin, you can find this new mix of previously unreleased material on AZ’s own SLOPE RECORDS! Go get your purple record today!

BAND NAME: FuckEmos
BAND WEBSITE: www.sloperecords.com/artist/FuckEmos
LABEL NAME: Slope Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.sloperecords.com
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Straight outta Wisconsin, DIRECT HIT is here with their first release on the ever present punk label FAT WRECK CHORDS! ‘Wasted Mind’ is hitting the streets just in time for DIRECT HIT’s upcoming Mid West / East Coast tour starting soon. Hit up the FAT WRECK web store to grab a copy or even better, make it out to a show!

BAND NAME: Direct Hit
BAND WEBSITE: directhitsucks.com
LABEL NAME:Fat Wreck Chords
LABEL WEBSITE: fatwreck.com
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TEACHER plays their own unique brand of stoner rock combing 70’s inspired riffs with psychedelic pop harmonies. DEVILS CHILD RECORDS is bringing you their first full length in some glorious vinyl colors. Going up for sale next Friday, this limited run is sure to sell out so be ready!

BAND NAME: Teacher
BAND WEBSITE:http://teachertheband.bandcamp.com/
LABEL NAME: Devil’s Child Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.devilschildrecords.bigcartel.com
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Remember there is no such thing as ‘Vinyls’ – Vinyl is plural for itself, spread the word!