Here we are with another feast for your eyes in this week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog!
Straight outta the gates this week is a killer package from our friends over at FAT WRECK CHORDS with the latest from GOOD RIDDANCE!!!! Formed in the early 90’s in Santa Cruz, GOOD RIDDANCE has been a huge part of the punk/melodic hardcore scene since their debut in ’95. One of the most heavy tourers out there, they burned bright but eventually burned out in 2007 and disbanded, until now! “Peace In Our Time” is the culmination of their music styles and influences, and FAT WRECK is dropping the hammer with this LP and 7”! Aside from the standard ‘Black’ vinyl LP, all of the deluxe versions also get a ‘Black’ 7”, with the FAT mail-order version getting the ‘Grimace Purple’ 7”, both with an etched B side featuring the GR logo! For the LPs, you can either get a ‘Deep Purple’ and ‘White’ AsideBside disc, the more rare ‘Black’ inside ‘Orange Crush’ color-in-color disc and the FAT mail order only ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Deep Purple’ splatter version. GOOD RIDDANCE has a couple of large festivals they are playing soon and FAT WRECK CHORDS will take your order right now!!!
BAND NAME: Good Riddance
BAND WEBSITE: http://grpunk.com/
LABEL NAME: Fat Wreck Chords
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.fatwreck.com/
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Northern California’s WHITE MANNA are back from the depths of hallucinogenic hyperspace with ‘PAN’, their 4th studio album brought to you by CAPTCHA RECORDS and ANALOG MASTERS. WHITE MANNA are an Arcata, Humboldt County-based 5 piece that specializes in rockin’, psychedelic sonic soundscapes. The record is the product of an experimental classroom curriculum from Humboldt State University where students collaborate creatively, with guidance from the heads at CAPTCHA RECORDS, on an array of tasks ranging from product design to promotion and distribution. Students – or the Analog Masters – get hands on, real-life experience in what it takes to publish music. And what they made is a thing of beauty! Of course there is a standard ‘Black’ disc, but check out the “Milky Clear’ with ‘Pink’, ‘Cyan’ and ‘Doublemint’ splatter version, a ‘Black’ inside “White’ color-in-color disc with ‘Baby Pink’ and “Aqua Blue’ splatter, or the sadly not pictured ‘Silver’ and ‘Deep Purple’ AsideBside version. Sign up for classes in Humboldt or hit up the CAPTCHA website today!
BAND NAME: White Manna
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/whitemanna
LABEL NAME: Captcha Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.captcha-records.com/
MONSTER RALLY is the brainchild of Cleveland native Ted Feighan. Producing music that is sampled-based tropical pop, MONSTER RALLY began with the goal of assembling a bunch of old records into a completely different beast. GOLD ROBOT RECORDS is bringing you this swinging release, with an ‘Electric Blue’ record and standard jacket for online and retail sales and a special version only sold via Vinyl Me, Please, a members only monthly subscription service featuring a gatefold jacket and ‘Beer’ colored record. Go to the GOLD ROBOT website for more details…
BAND NAME: Monster Rally
BAND WEBSITE: https://monsterrally.bandcamp.com/
LABEL NAME: Gold Robot Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://gold-robot.com
LOWERCASE NOISES is the solo project of composer Andy Othling from Albuquerque, NM. Beginning in 2008, the album you see here, “Passages” was originally recorded in 2012 and is finally back in print. By clicking the link below, you’ll be transported to the LOWERCASE NOISES website where you can pick up one of these ‘Bone’ and ‘Gold’ AsideBisde records, or the not pictured ‘Bone’ with ‘Gold’ haze version….
BAND NAME: Lowercase Noises
BAND WEBSITE: www.lowercasenoises.com
Those mavericks over at SIDEONEDUMMY RECORDS are bringing you the latest from SUPERHEAVEN! Originally known as DAYLIGHT when they first formed, SUPERHEAVEN have been tearing it up since 2008 even hitting the Billboard 200. Now, “Ours Is Chrome” is available in 6 different versions! How about the 2 different AsideBside versions, ‘Kelly Green’ and ‘Piss Yellow’, ‘Aqua Blue’ and ‘Deep Purple’ with splatter, or the ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Oxblood’ haze, a ‘Black’ inside ‘Highlighter Yellow’ color in color, and some solid ‘Gold’ records and ‘Grimace Purple’ records. SIDEONEDUMMY has you covered!
BAND NAME: Superheaven
BAND WEBSITE: http://superheavenband.tumblr.com & http://oursischrome.com
LABEL NAME: SideOneDummy Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.sideonedummy.com
Good ol’ PANIC STATE RECORDS is back yet again, this time with the latest from REBUILDER!! Called, ‘Rock & Roll In America’, this Gnarly Punk Rock and Roll album is filled with a ‘never say die’ attitude and DIY ethic the band is known for. REBUILDER starts a whirl wind tour in May and is playing the FEST in October, but PANIC STATE has some regular ‘Black’ discs, some ‘Silver’ inside ‘Ultra Clear’ discs, and some of the coolest we’ve seen in a while, a ‘Blood Red’ and ‘Cyan Blue’ AsideBside record hit with ‘White’ splatter. All wrapped in a sweet reverse board jacket and printed inner sleeves. Get yours from PANIC STATE, like today!
BAND NAME: Rebuilder
BAND WEBSITE: www.refuserethinkrebuild.com
LABEL NAME: Panic State Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.panicstaterecords.com
Till we meet again!