April 11th, 2014

Hey Everyone!

It’s another grey and gloomy Friday in San Francisco, but that won’t stop us from being STOKED about this week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK blog! Check out the top choice this week, a super-rad repress of the almighty COCK SPARRER’s ‘Running Riot in ’84′ and ‘Live and Loud’! This special repress features two different and equally amazing colored vinyl configurations per record- Just check out that ‘Piss Yellow’ with Black Swatches and White/Black Splatter! That ‘White’ vinyl with ‘Blood Red’ Swatches and Red/Black Splatter is pretty righteous as well… If that wasn’t enough, both records are tucked into a grey-stock obi-strip with Black/White screen-printing… NICE!! These represses are a MUST have for fans of Sparrer… Don’t sleep on em’!  

BAND:  Cock Sparrer
LABEL:  Pirates Press Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.piratespressrecords.com

———————————— Honorable Mentions ———————————————

The first honorable mention this week comes from the almighty GHOUL! Their new 7″ release is entitled ‘Hang Ten’, and TANKCRIMES really went all out on this one. Check out that ‘Cyan Blue’ vinyl and ‘Hot Pink’ / ‘Orange Crush’ AsideBside Vinyl with ‘Cyan Blue’ / ‘Easter Yellow’ Splatter… NICE!

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

From P2 comes a brand new 12″ LP from MALIGNANCY entitled ‘Eugenics’! The ‘Bone’, ‘Orange Crush’, and ‘Olive Green’ colored vinyl choices match the artwork perfectly! Those matte gatefold jackets look great as well. Nice one, dudes!

BAND:  Malignancy
LABEL: P2

CLOSED CASKED ACTIVITIES did a killer job with this debut 7″ release from GOD’S HATE! The White w/ Blue/Red Splatter and Gold colored vinyl choices look fantastic- Fans of late nineties New York and New England hardcore will eat this up! Get on it!!

BAND:  God’s Hate
LABEL:  Closed Casket Activities
LABEL WEBSITE: www.closedcasketactivities.com

Check out this four-way split double 7″ from FORTERESSE, CHASSE-GALERIE, MONARQUE, and CSEJTHE! Spot-PMS Printed Gatefold Jackets, ‘Grey’ Vinyl w/ Black Splatter’, and 21″ x 14″ fold-up posters? AWESOME.

BAND:  FORTERESSE / CHASSE-GALERIE / MONARQUE / CSEJTHE
LABEL: Sepulchral Productions
LABEL: www.sepulchralproductions.com

This repress of WINDHAND’s ‘Soma’ is definitely a looker… ‘Olive Green’ / ‘Kelly Green’ AsideBside Vinyl w/ Orange Crush and Halloween Orange Splatter?!? Yes, please.

BAND:  Windhand
LABEL:  Relapse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.relapse.com

From REALLY Records comes a gorgeous new vinyl offering from JEFF ROSENSTOCK! Who would have thought that ‘Dookie Brown’ in ‘Milky Clear’ Color-in-Color vinyl with Red Splatter would look so rad?!

BAND:  Jeff Rosenstock
LABEL: Really Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.reallyrecords.com

You gotta’ love when a band chooses the perfect colored vinyl configurations to match their artwork, and this brand new 10″ from DOG COMPANY certainly succeeds in that respect! ‘Grey’, ‘Mustard Yellow’, and ‘Olive Green’ are all spot-on!

BAND:  Dog Company
LABEL:  Cadre Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  www.deathwishinc.com

Last but not least is a gorgeous new split 7″ from THE SONIC and MUDHONEY! Everything from the Reverse-Board Brown Stock Jackets w/ Die Cut Holes to the ‘Kelly Green’ vinyl with ‘Piss Yellow’ and Black Splatter make this one hell of a release. Kudos to Muddy Roots Records for such an awesome job!

BAND:  The Sonics / Mudhoney
LABEL:  Muddy Roots Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  www.muddyrootsrecords.com

Annnd that does it for this week’s blog! As always, thanks so much for checking out all these super-sweet new vinyl offerings, and make sure to check in next Friday for another round! Until then… VINYL RULES ALLLL.

-PP

April 4th, 2014

Hey All!

It’s Friday yet again and you know that only means one thing: Another RECORD OF THE WEEK blog for all you wax-fiends out there! Kicking things off this week is a majorly impressive new 7″ release from POISON IDEA, courtesy of TKO Records. This exclusive Record Store Day release features 2 brand new tracks from the band, a foldover jacket, and 5 different and equally amazing colored vinyl configurations! All of the splattered versions look incredible, especially that custom opaque purple version! If that wasn’t enough, this unique release comes with a 14″ x 21″ foldout poster – Major props to TKO for going all out with this one!


BAND:  Poison Idea
LABEL:  TKO Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.tkorecords.com

———————————— Honorable Mentions ———————————————

The first honorable mention this time around is a massive new LP from Grammy-nominated interdisciplinary media artist, STUART HYATT entitled ‘Field Works / The National Road’. This beast comes with a full color reverse-board printed innersleeve, heavyweight 350gsm reverse-board gatefold jackets, and an 11″ 28 page booklet! WHOA. Check out this short film about the record, too! http://vimeo.com/m/86160466


BAND:  Field Works
LABEL: Team Records

Next up is a super sweet new 7″ release from UKE HUNT entitled ‘Prettiest Star’ – Check out that ‘Orange Crush’ vinyl with Black Haze! Definitely a slick looking record…

BAND:  Uke Hunt
LABEL: Fat Wreck Chords
LABEL WEBSITE: www.fatwreck.com

It seems as if 2014 is going to be just as big as 2013 was for PURE NOISE Records… Just check out their latest offering, a brand new 12″ LP from BRIGADES! That ‘Swamp Green’ / ‘Dooke Brown’ AsideBside with Splatter looks incredible, as does the ‘White’ vinyl with ‘Olive Green’ and ‘Aqua Blue’ Haze! That ‘Ultra Clear’ version ain’t too shabby either ;)

BAND:  Brigades
LABEL:  Pure Noise Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.purenoise.net

This repress of NOTHING’s ‘Guilty of Everything’ looks amazing! Just get a load of that White/Black/White Tri-Color Vinyl choice. On top of that, the repress features a Matte Jacket with Spot UV Printing… NICE!

BAND:  Nothing
LABEL: Relapse Records
LABEL: www.relapse.com

From THE MYLENE SHEATH comes a brand new LP from Seattle’s ‘Heavy-Gaze’ masters in DUST MOTH! The record is called ‘Dragon Mouth’ and features a super-rad ‘Olive Green’ / ‘Grey’ AsideBside vinyl configuration! The ‘Swamp Green’ colored vinyl and Gatefold Jackets make this one hell of a release… Awesome!!

BAND:  Dust Moth
LABEL: The Mylene Sheath
LABEL WEBSITE: www.mylenesheath.com

MAGNETIC EYE Records never fails to impress us here at the office- Check out their latest offering, a slick new 12″ release from AKUMA entitled ‘For the Beloved Ones’. That ‘Gold’ / ‘Bone’ AsideBside with Black, Red, and Purple Splatter is out of control, and the ‘Black-in-Milky Clear’ color-in-color version is a looker as well! As if that wasn’t cool enough, there’s even a ‘Ultra Clear’ version with Gold Haze! Hot damn!!

BAND:  Akuma
LABEL: Magnetic Eye Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.magneticeyerecords.com

Deathwish did a bang-up job with this DEAFHEAVEN repress- ‘Ultra Clear’ vinyl was a perfect choice!

BAND:  Deafheaven
LABEL:  Deathwish, Inc.
LABEL WEBSITE:  www.deathwishinc.com

BINDRUNE Records absolutely killed it with this 12″ Split from Falls of Rauros & Panopticon! ‘Milky Clear’ / ‘Black’ half-n-half vinyl and reverse-board heavyweight 350gsm jackets? Yes, please!

BAND:  Falls of Rauros / Panopticon
LABEL:  Bindrune Recordings
LABEL WEBSITE:  www.bindrunerecordings.com

Last but certainly not least is a bitchin’ new LP release from WARM SODA, courtesy of the always-innovative CASTLE FACE Records! The record is called ‘Young Reckless Hearts’ and is truly a treat for all you power-pop fanatics out there. Get into it!!

BAND:  Warm Soda
LABEL:  Castle Face Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  www.castlefacerecords.com

That’s all we have for you this week! Enjoy your weekend, and make SURE to spread that good word of the almighty RECORD OF THE WEEK! Until next Friday… VINYL. RULES. ALL.

-PP

March 28th, 2014

Hey Everyone,

Welcome to yet another vinyl-filled RECORD OF THE WEEK blog! Leading it off this time around is the incredibly impressive debut release from CALAVERAS Records, started by Matt Wilson of SET YOUR GOALS! It seems fitting that Calaveras would choose Set Your Goals’ ‘Reset’ Demo as the labels’ first release, and the end result is absolutely stunning! This One-Sided 10″ features a chemical etching on the B-Side, Glow-in-the-Dark Greenish/Yellow Vinyl, Coke Bottle Green and Highlighter Yellow Vinyl, as well as a custom die-cut wrap around silver-foil laminated Jacket! WHOA. ‘Going all out’ is an understatement with this one… Kudos to Matt and Calaveras Records for a killer first release!

BAND:  Set Your Goals
LABEL:  Calaveras Records

———————————— Honorable Mentions ———————————————

The first honorable mention this week is another eye-catching 12″ LP from RELAPSE Records! The band is SERPENTINE PATH and their new full-length ‘Emanations’ looks amazing! That ‘Oxblood’ / ‘Doublemint’ AsideBside Vinyl w/ Black Splatter is out of control, as is the ‘Ultra Clear’ version! If that wasn’t enough, the package contains a full color insert and heavyweight Matte Jackets with Spot UV Printing! This is definitely one for the collection, headbangers!

BAND:  Serpentine Path
LABEL: Relapse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.relapse.com

Next up is a gorgeous new 12″ Gatefold LP from ILYA, courtesy of Rose Red Creative! That 180-gram ‘Bone’ Vinyl with ‘Olive Green’ Haze was a perfect choice, and the whole package just looks fantastic!

BAND:  Ilya
LABEL: Rose Red Creative
LABEL WEBSITE: www.facebook.com/roseredcreative

From Velvaphonic Records comes an awesome new LP from BLUE SKIES FOR BLACK HEARTS! You gotta’ love that ‘Sea Blue’ Vinyl w/ Black Splatter, and ‘Electric Blue’ vinyl is never a bad choice either! Both configurations match the artwork perfectly… Nice!!

BAND:  Blue Skies For Black Hearts
LABEL:  Velvaphonic Records

RUBY THE HATCHET just self-released their new 7″, and the end result came out great! ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Gold’ Haze and ‘Blood Red’ were both fitting colored vinyl picks, and the reverse-board sleeves were a nice touch as well.

BAND:  Ruby the Hatchet
BAND WEBSITE: www.thehatchet.bandcamp.com

You can never go wrong with ‘Coke Bottle Green’ vinyl- The latest from POWER TAKE OFF looks super slick, awesome job!

BAND:  Power Take Off
LABEL: Learning Curve Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.learningcurverecords.com

This repress of MASTODON’s ‘Call of the Mastodon’ looks incredible! That ‘Royal Blue’ / ‘Gold’ Half-n-Half is SO cool looking. Nice one, Relapse!

BAND:  Mastodon
LABEL: Relapse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.relapse.com

Last but CERTAINLY not least is an amazing new split 7″ from Sweden’s SMALLTOWN and Spain’s THE GUNDOWN! Each side features an original as well as a cover of the opposing band! With four total tracks and three different vinyl configurations, this is a 7″ not to miss! Order your copy now by heading over to piratespressrecords.com!

BAND:  Smalltown / The Gundown
LABEL:  Pirates Press Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  www.piratespressrecords.com

That does it for this week’s blog! Make sure to check back next Friday for another round of the latest and greatest wax, and until then…. VINYL RULES ALLLLL.

-PP

March 21st, 2014

Hey Everyone!

We’re back at it again with another RECORD OF THE WEEK blog for all you vinyl-lovers out there. Starting things off this week is a brand new split 10″ from the almighty STREET DOGS and NOI!SE! Featuring three new songs from each band (including a Steve Earle cover from the Street Dogs), this an absolute MUST have for fans of street punk and Oi!, and take it from us, the new material from both bands is absolutely incredible. The split features an exclusive ‘Blood Red’ / ‘White’ / ‘Royal Blue’ Striped Mailorder version, as well as a ‘Blood Red’ Record Store Day configuration that will only be available in stores! You can order your copy the day after Record Store Day – Until then, feast your eyes on this picture….

BAND:  Street Dogs / Noi!se
LABEL:  Pirates Press Records
LABEL WEBSITE:   www.piratespressrecords.com

———————————— Honorable Mentions ———————————————

The first honorable mention this week is a super rad GLOW IN THE DARK 7″ from THE SWEETS, courtesy of Bleeding Gold Records! While the record looks like your typical ‘Milky Clear’ colored vinyl, it definitely glows blue in the dark! Major props to Bleeding Gold and The Sweets for such an awesome release!


BAND: The Sweets
LABEL: Bleeding Gold Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.bleedinggoldrecords.com

Next up is a repress of SICK OF IT ALL’s ‘Based on a True Story’ LP! That ‘Red(ish)’ / ‘White’ / ‘Black’ tri-color vinyl was a perfect choice for the release, and the embossed gatefold jackets look amazing!

BAND:  Sick Of It All
LABEL: Think Fast! Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.thinkfastrecords.com

From TKO Records comes an awesome new LP from The BELTONES! The record is entitled ‘On Deaf Ear’s, and was pressed on ‘Classic Black’ as well as ‘Mustard Yellow’ vinyl w/ Black Splatter! IF that wasn’t enough, the package includes printed innersleeves and 300gsm reverse-board jackets!

BAND:  The Beltones
LABEL:  TKO Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  www.tkorecords.com

Black and Silver AsideBside vinyl always looks great, and this 12″ LP from the Drone-Masters in KHLYST is no exception! Hydra Head did a bang-up job with this one, just check out that 11″ PMS printed insert and heavyweight Gloss UV Varnish Jacket with Spot Printing!

BAND:  KHLYST
LABEL: Hydra Head Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.hydrahead.com

DIVINE KALI Records absolutely killed it with this new 12″ LP from INFERNO OF JOY! The ‘Gold’ colored vinyl + Gold Foil Stamped Cover combination was an awesome idea, and turned out great!

BAND:  Inferno of Joy
LABEL: Divine Kali Records

COUNT YOUR LUCKY STARS has been churning out one impressive release after the next, and this repress of Dowsing’s ”I Don’t Even Care Anymore’ is definitely easy on the eyes. That ‘Grey’ / ‘Aqua Blue’ / ‘Olive Green’ vinyl is out of control!

BAND:  Dowsing
LABEL: Count Your Lucky Stars
LABEL WEBSITE: www.cylsrecords.com

Last but certainly not least is a the latest NUCLEAR WAR NOW! release- ‘Grave Ekstasis’ by IRKALLIAN ORACLE! With 180g ‘Blood Red’ and ‘Ultra Clear’ vinyl, a 8 Page 12″ booklet, and Reverse-Board heavyweight jackets with Flood Printing on the Inside Sleeves, you really can’t go wrong. Irkallian Oracle gained the attention of many in 2013 with their special blend of esoteric blackened death metal, so kudos to NWN for giving this release the proper treatment!!

BAND:  Irkallian Oracle
LABEL:  Nuclear War Now! Productions
LABEL WEBSITE:  www.nwnprod.com

That about wraps up this week’s blog! Make sure to check back next week for another batch of the latest & greatest vinyl offerings, and make sure to repost this link to spread the word of the almighty ROTW! Until next time…

-PP

March 14th, 2014

Hey Everyone!

It’s a beautiful sunny Friday here in San Francisco, and we couldn’t be more stoked to show you all this week’s batch of records!! Kicking things off this week is the highly anticipated new 4LP + DVD Box Set from STRUNG OUT! Not only does the box-set contain remixed & remastered versions of the band’s classic ‘Twisted by Design’ and ‘Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues’, but all four records were pressed on some amazing colored vinyl combinations! You got ‘The Skinny Years’ on ‘Beer’ Vinyl with White Splatter, ‘Another Day in Paradise’ on ‘Halloween Orange’ vinyl with ‘Kelly Green’ Splatter, STWB on ‘Black’ / ‘Highlighter Yellow’ Half-n-Half, and ‘Twisted by Design’ on an insane ‘Royal Blue’ / ‘Blood Red’ AsideBside! If that wasn’t enough, the box-set also includes a brand new live DVD from the band’s performance in Montreal in 2012, as well as a 24″ x 24″ fold out poster, all packed into a two-piece Spot PMS printed box! WHOAAAA. Strung Out fans will be losing it over this one!!

BAND:  Strung Out
LABEL:  Fat Wreck Chords
LABEL WEBSITE:   www.fatwreck.com

———————————— Honorable Mentions ———————————————

The first honorable mention this time around is a killer new 12″ LP from Australia’s THE TERRACES, courtesy of Rebel Sound Music! The ‘Classic Black’, ‘Red(ish)’, and ‘Grey’ vinyl configurations all look great with the full-color gatefold jackets and black and white innersleeves! Kudos to Rebel Sound for planning such a rad new release.

BAND: The Terraces
LABEL: Rebel Sound Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.rebelsoundrecords.com

From MODERN POP Records comes a colorful and impressive new 7″ from JOHNNY MADCAP and THE DISTRACTIONS! Check out that ‘Hot Pink’ / ‘Cyan Blue’ Half-n-Half vinyl with Black Splatter… NICE!

BAND:  Johnny Madcap and the Distractions
LABEL: Modern Pop Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.facebook.com/modernpoprecords

AMPHETAMINE REPTILE Records has been crushing it with their series of 7″ releases from THE MELVINS, and this tribute to David Bowie is no exception! I can’t tell which is cooler, the ‘Red(ish)’ with ‘Blood Red’ and ‘Bone’ Splatter, or the ‘Red(ish)’ / ‘Bone’ / ‘Blood Red’ tri-color, they are both so rad!

BAND:  The Melvins
LABEL:  Amphetamine Reptile Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  www.amphetaminereptile.com

Check out the ‘Cyan Blue’ colored vinyl included in this new LP from Philly’s MIKE BELL AND THE MOVIES! Those reverse-board CMYK jackets look fantastic… Nice one, dudes!

BAND:  Mike Bell and the Movies
LABEL: Major Bear Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.majorbear.com

You gotta’ love how this ‘Hot Pink’ / ‘Aqua Blue’ Half-n-Half vinyl pairs perfectly with the cover art on this new LP from FOR THE WOLF! Horrorhound did an awesome job with this one!

BAND:  For the Wolf
LABEL:  Horrorhound
LABEL WEBSITE: www.horrorhound.com

Last but not least is an eye-catching 12″ repress from MAYDAY PARADE! Get a load of that ‘Halloween Orange’ / ‘Easter Yellow’ AsideBside colored vinyl! The Half-n-Half version is intense as well, and the whole package just looks incredible! The 300gsm Matte Jackets were a smart choice, as were the full color inserts!

BAND:  Mayday Parade
LABEL: Fearless Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.fearlessrecords.com

That just about wraps up this week’s short-but-sweet RECORD OF THE WEEK blog! Do us a favor and share this link wherever you can- help us spread the word of all these insane and awesome new records that are getting quite the vinyl treatment ;) Until next time… VINYL RULES ALLLL.

-PP

March 7th, 2013

Hello Fellow Vinyl Enthusiasts!

It’s Friday once again, and we’re back at it with another batch of ridiculously awesome new records! Kicking things off this week is the latest LP from none other than Cleveland’s finest… RINGWORM! Relapse Records went all out on ‘Hammer of the Witch’, just check out the Black and White AsideBside, ‘Ultra Clear’, and ‘Classic Black’ vinyl configurations! The package even features Black and White Reverse-Board jackets with embossing and a foldout poster! We were spinning this one in the office and there is no shortage of heaviness here, people. Get into it!!

BAND:  Ringworm
LABEL:  Relapse Records
LABEL WEBSITE:   www.relapse.com

———————————— Honorable Mentions ———————————————

We had to pat ourselves on the back with the first honorable mention this week… Check out this brand new LP from Vancouver’s BISHOPS GREEN! With members of Alternate Action, The Lancasters, Subway Thugs, and Blue Monday, this is a MUST have for fans of melodic street punk! Definitely head over to piratespressrecords.com and grab a copy for yourself, and if you want to have a bit of fun, try to decipher the secret messages in spot-gloss lettering on the back cover and lyric sheet! ;)

BAND: Bishops Green
LABEL: Pirates Press Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.piratespressrecords.com

From ADVENTURE GALLEY comes a super colorful and impressive new self-titled 12″ LP! The ‘Red(ish)’, ‘Cyan Blue’, ‘Highlighter Yellow’, and ‘Kelly Green’ Colored vinyl choices all look incredible, as do the full color matte jackets! Kudos to the band for a super cohesive and eye-catching release!

BAND:  Adventure Galley
BAND WEBSITE: www.adventuregalleymusic.com

This brand new 10″ EP from EAGLES IN DRAG deserves praise for it’s killer layout and colored vinyl choice! The ‘Black in Bone’ Color-in-Color configuration came out amazingly, and blends perfectly with the cover art!

BAND:  Eagles In Drag
LABEL:  8123 Management 
LABEL WEBSITE:  81twentythree.com 

No one ever complained about a split 7″ from HOT WATER MUSIC and THE BOUNCING SOULS! This repress looks fantastic as well- That ‘White’ / ‘Doublemint’ AsideBside vinyl with splatter is just awesome! Chunksaah knocked it out of the park with this one!

BAND:  Hot Water Music / The Bouncing Souls
LABEL: Chunksaah Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.chunksaah.com

GHOST HOUSE Recordings went all out on this new 7″ from Brooklyn’s SAN POND! ‘Easter Yellow’ / ‘ Baby Blue’ Half-n-Half vinyl couldn’t have been a better choice!

BAND:  San Pond
LABEL: Ghost House Recordings

The almighty stoner-kings in BONGRIPPER are back with a massive new gatefold double LP entitled ‘Heroin’! That ‘Milky Clear’ vinyl w/ multi-colored splatter is super rad, as are the reverse-board gatefold jackets!

BAND:  Bongripper
LABEL: Ivory Antler Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.ivoryantler.com

It’s always awesome when a customer decides to go with a custom PMS colored vinyl to match their artwork- Check out this sweet new LP from BARREN WOMB, courtesy of Spartan Records! And how about the version that looks like the frog’s eyeball?! AMAZING!!

BAND:  Barren Womb
LABEL: Spartan Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://spartanrecords.com

Last but not least are two rad new represses from the always mind-blowing TANKCRIMES! First up is an ‘Easter Yellow’ / ‘Kelly Green’ AsideBside (with black splatter) version of CANNABIS CORPSE’s ‘Beneath Grow Lights Thou Shalt Rise”!

BAND:  Cannabis Corpse
LABEL:  Tankcrimes
LABEL WEBSITE:  www.tankcrimes.com

This repress of GHOUL’s ‘Maniaxe’ looks incredible, and you can never go wrong with ‘Royal Blue’ vinyl!

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

That does it for this week! Make sure to check back with us next Friday for another round of the best new wax, and spread that good word of RECORD OF THE WEEK! Until next time… VINYL RULES ALLLLLL.

-PP

February 28th, 2014

Hey Everyone!

We’re back again with another wax-filled RECORD OF THE WEEK blog for all you vinyl-fiends out there! Starting things off this time around is a ridiculously impressive new triple-gatefold 12″ LP compilation from FADEAWAY Records, featuring 30 previously unreleased tracks from bands like Motion City Soundtrack, Kevin Devine, Far, Matt Pryor, Hot Rod Circuit, Saves the Day + More! If that didn’t make release awesome enough, just check out that layout- A triple gatefold reverse-board jacket, two different AsideBside colored vinyl configurations with splatter, and two ‘Milky Clear’ versions with splatter to boot! Not too shabby, I’d say….

BAND:  V/A
LABEL:  Fadeaway Records
LABEL WEBSITE:   www.fadeawayrecords.com

———————————— Honorable Mentions ———————————————

The first honorable mention this week is a killer new 12″ release from THE MIGHTY FINE, courtesy of Creator-Destructor Records! The ‘Oxblood’ with Easter Yellow Splatter was a great choice, as was the Opaque ‘Easter Yellow’ configuration! Definitely recommended for fans of Hot Water Music, Alkaline Trio, and The Lawrence Arms- Get into it!

BAND: The Mighty Fine
LABEL: Creator-Destructor Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.creator-destructor.com

From FUCK CITY Records comes a super-sweet new 4-LP Box-Set from the almighty MISERY SIGNALS! The set includes ‘Of Malice and the Magnum Heart’, ‘Mirrors’, ‘Controller’, and ‘Absent Light’, so I’m sure fans of the band will be freaking out over this one. All four colored vinyl choices look great, and those two-piece case wrapped boxes came out incredible!

BAND:  Misery Signals
LABEL: Fuck City Records

FAMOUS CLASS did a bang-up job with this new 7″ from MIKAL CRONIN! The ‘Aqua Blue’ / ‘Milky Clear’ AsideBside configuration with ‘Swamp Green’ splatter is an eye-catcher, and that half-n-half version ain’t too bad either!!

BAND:  Mikal Cronin
LABEL: Famous Class
LABEL WEBSITE: www.famousclass.com

JOYFUL NOISE Recordings never ceases to impress us here at Pirates Press, and this latest LP from Busman’s Holiday is definitely a looker! Matte Jackets, Gatefold Inserts, and a ‘Coke Bottle Green’ / ‘Bone’ AsideBside Colored Vinyl choice with Splatter? NICE.

BAND:  Busman’s Holiday
LABEL: Joyful Noise Recordings
LABEL WEBSITE: www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com

This repress of SUMMONER’s ‘Phoenix’ LP features a full color 300gsm jacket, black and white innersleeves, and ‘Oxblood’-in-’Mustard’ Color-in-Color vinyl!

BAND:  Summoner
LABEL:  Magnetic Eye Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  www.magneticeyerecords.com

Are these not the most INSANE colored vinyl choices EVER?! CANDIRIA absolutely killed it with this reissue of their sophomore full-length, ‘Beyond Reasonably Doubt’- Just feast your eyes on that ‘Bone’ / ‘Gold’ AsideBside vinyl with ‘Sea Blue’, ‘Oxblood’, ‘Beer’, and Black Splatter! I can’t even decide if that or the ‘Aqua Blue’ in ‘Milky Clear’ Color-in-Color version is cooler, they are both SO intense!

BAND:  Candiria
LABEL: Rising Pulse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.risingpulse.com

Last but not least is a rad new split 7″ from Canada’s CANCER BATS and JFM! ‘Coke Bottle Green’ vinyl with ‘Swamp Green’ and ‘Deep Purple’ splatter was a great choice for this one.

BAND:  Cancer Bats / JFM
LABEL:  Beyond Marketing Group Canada
LABEL WEBSITE:  www.beyondmg.com

That wraps up this week’s blog! We hope you all have an awesome weekend, and do us a favor and repost this link and spread the RECORD OF THE WEEK love! Better yet, go buy these records and support all of these deserving bands & labels! Until next week.. VINYL RULES ALLLLLL.

-PP

February 21st, 2014

Hey Everyone,

Friday has arrived once again and you know what that means… another batch of awesome new records for you to feast your eyes on! Starting things off this week is the almighty NUCLEAR WAR NOW! Productions with a killer repress of MORBOSIDAD’s debut self-titled LP! Check out that Meixcan-Flag Tri-Colored Striped vinyl! The ‘Blood Red’ w/ Splatter, ‘Blood Red’, and Black Versions look amazing as well. If that wasn’t enough, the package comes with a massive gatefold jacket with reverse flood black printing and a gloss UV finish and a foldout poster! It doesn’t get much more metal than that….

BAND:  Morbosidad
LABEL:  Nuclear War Now! Productions
LABEL WEBSITE:   www.nwnprod.com

———————————— Honorable Mentions ———————————————

The first honorable mention this week is a bitchin’ one sided LP from THE DRIP entitled ‘A Presentation of Gruesome Poetics’. RELAPSE did a great job with this one, just check out that etched B-Side! The ‘Ultra Clear’ vinyl and 350gsm jackets were great choices as well… Definitely a beastly release!

BAND:  The Drip
LABEL: Relapse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.relapse.com

It’s always awesome to see a Tony Sly/Joey Cape Split 7″, and Fat’s repress of this one came out fantastic- ‘Beer’ vinyl with Black Splatter was a perfect choice!

BAND:  Tony Sly / Joey Cape
LABEL: Fat Wreck Chords
LABEL WEBSITE: www.fatwreck.com

REAPER Records has been killin’ it lately! Get a load of their latest offering, a brand new live 7″ from TERROR!

BAND:  Terror
LABEL: Reaper Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.reaper-records.com

This ‘Electric Blue’ / ‘Sea Blue’ Color-in-Color vinyl is absolutely stunning! LAST GANG Records definitely one-upped themselves with this repress of Ryan Helmsworth’s latest LP, ‘Guilt Trips’… This thing looks awesome!

BAND:  Ryan Helmsworth
LABEL: Last Gang Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.lastgangentertainment.com

Ever wonder what ‘Doublemint’ / ‘Hot Pink’ AsideBside vinyl looked like? Well look no further! Check out the latest LP from RINGO DEATHSTARR! (best name ever).

BAND:  Ringo Deathstarr
LABEL:  Noyes Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  www.noyesrecords.com

From MOON SOUNDS Records comes a sweet new 10″ from DEAD LEAF ECHO! That ‘Ultra Clear’ vinyl with Black Haze was a great choice, and the whole package just looks slick as hell… NICE!

BAND:  Dead Leaf Echo
LABEL: Moon Sounds Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.moonsoundsrecords.bandcamp.com

Both of these ‘Deep Purple’ / ‘Doublemint’ Half-n-Half and ‘Hot Pink w/ Splatter colored vinyl configurations look incredible- Way to go, Origami Horses!!

BAND:  Origami Horses
LABEL:  Magnetic Eye Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  www.magneticeyerecords.com

There’s no arguing that CASTLE FACE Records has been absolutely crushing it the past few years with their never-ending onslaught of amazing releases. Their latest is a super-impressive new 12″ One-Sided EP from TRIN TRAN entitled ‘Far Reaches’. That silk-screened B-Side is absolutely brilliant!

BAND:  Trin Tran
LABEL:  Castle Face Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  www.castlefacerecords.com

Last but not least is yet another Castle Face Records release! This repress of POW!’s ‘Hi-Tech Boom’ looks incredible, just check out that ‘Easter Yellow’ / ‘Black’ AsideBside colored vinyl! The reverse-board jacket and printed innersleeve are pretty awesome too…

BAND:  POW!
LABEL:  Castle Face Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  www.castlefacerecords.com

That just about does it for this week’s blog! Thank you all for reading along, and definitely check back next week for another round of the best new wax out there! Until then… VINYL RULES ALL, kids.

February 14th, 2014

Hey All,

We’re back yet again with another RECORD OF THE WEEK blog for you to feast your eyes on!   Kicking things off this week is a rad new Pirates Press Records 7″ release from the almighty BOMBSHELL ROCKS!  The record is called ‘Scars and Tattoos’ and includes 2 new tracks from the band’s classic lineup, which prove the 10 year wait was well worth it!  ;)   Aside from the awesome music, the release also features hand-drawn tattoo art from Taler Nicols (Let it Bleed Tattoo, SF), printed on a semi-transparent vellum jacket-  The end result creates a super cool layered effect from the inner-sleeve artwork showing through the vellum-  You don’t want to miss out on this one!

BAND:  Bombshell Rocks
LABEL:  Pirates Press Records
LABEL WEBSITE:    www.piratespressrecords.com

———————————— Honorable Mentions ———————————————

The first honorable mention this week comes from HEARDRUMS Record, who absolutely killed it with this new 7″ release from DREAS!  That three color printed picture disc sleeve looks incredible, and the ‘Royal Blue’ vinyl was a perfect choice!   You gotta love thew way that the label shows through the printed sleeve-  Nice!!


BAND:  Dreas
LABEL:  Heardrums Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  www.facebook.com/heardrumsrecords

Next up is a massively impressive release from OSMOSE Productions and BESTIA ARCANA!  This double LP features a silk-screened D side, Silver Laminate Gatefold Jackets, and ‘Swamp Green’ / ‘Gold’ AsideBside vinyl w/ Red(ish), Blood Red, Deep Purple, and Mustard Splatter….WHOA!

BAND:  Bestia Arcana
LABEL:  Osmose Productions
LABEL WEBSITE: www.osmoseproductions.com

We featured this new LP from ELDER BROTHER in last week’s blog, but these two vinyl configurations were so rad we had to share them!  Both the ‘Doublemint w/ Splatter’ and ‘Ultra Clear’ / ‘Black’ Half-n-Half versions look incredible!

BAND:  Elder Brother
LABEL: Pure Noise Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  www.purenoise.net

Annnnd another eye-catching release from Pure Noise!   Check out this vinyl reissue of A LOSS FOR WORDS’ ‘The Kids Can’t Lose’!   It turns out that ‘Oxblood’ / ‘Bone’ / ‘Aqua Blue’ AsideBside Style Tri-Color looks pretty damn sweet!    That ‘Ultra Clear’ / ‘Royal Blue’ Half-n-Half version ain’t too shabby either….

BAND:  A Loss For Words
LABEL: Pure Noise Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  www.purenoise.net

Prosthetic Records decided to repress SKELETONWITCH’s 2011 LP, ‘Forever Abomination’ in Picture-Disc format and the end result looks killer!    There’s no lack of METAL in that artwork, that’s for sure.

BAND:  Skeletonwitch
LABEL: Prosthetic Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  www.prostheticrecords.com

SPARTAN Records really outdid themselves with this brand new LP from STATES entitled “Paradigm”.   Check out that ‘Royal Blue’ Vinyl with Silver Glitter!  That was definitely an awesome idea, and it matches the layout perfectly!  Those ‘Silver’ and ‘Halloween Orange’ in ‘Milky Clear’ Color-in-Color versions both look great too.  Those colored vinyl choices combined with the Reverse Board jackets and full color inserts make this one hell of a release!

BAND:  States
LABEL:  Spartan Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  www.spartanrecords.com

While not quite as metal as the SKELETONWITCH record, this new 12″ picture-disc from SPACE MONKEY RADIO features some impressive artwork as well… How can you go wrong with Unicorns, Lions, and Alligators?!

BAND:  Space Monkey Radio
BAND WEBSITE:  soundcloud.com/space-monkey-radio

From Holland’s REBELLION RECORDS comes a brand new 10″ Compilation called ‘OI Ain’t Dead 2′!   This beast features 2 new tracks from Bishops Green, Razorblade, Lion’s Law and Razorcut, as well as 5 different (and equally righteous) vinyl choices… The ‘Gold’ w/ Black Splatter is probably my favorite.  Get into it!

BAND:  V/A
LABEL:  Rebellion Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  www.rebellionrecords.nl

That wraps up this week’s blog!     As always, spread the word of RECORD OF THE WEEK on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and definitely check back next Friday for another round of the latest and greatest vinyl releases!   Until then… VINYL RULES ALL!

-PP

February 7th, 2014

Hey Everyone,

It’s a rainy Friday here in San Francisco at the Pirates Press Headquarters, and it’s just about that time for another RECORD OF THE WEEK blog! Kicking things off this week is a brand new 4-way Split 7″ between Ivy League, Turnover, Maker and Such Gold! Broken Rim Records did an amazing job with this one- just check out that ‘Bone’ / ‘Black’ / ‘Ultra Clear’ Tri-Color Vinyl! That ‘Olive Green’ / ‘Kelly Green’ AsideBside Vinyl w/ Orange Crush and Halloween Orange Splatter is pretty out of control as well! If that wasn’t enough, those reverse-board gatefold jackets just make this one a true beast… Love it!!

BAND:  Ivy League / Turnover / Maker/ Such Gold
LABEL:  Broken Rim Records
LABEL WEBSITE:   www.brokenrimrecords.com

———————————— Honorable Mentions ———————————————

The first honorable mention this time around is a colorful new release from the always-grim Nuclear War Now! Productions! Their latest offering comes from Japan’s black metal masters in ABIGAIL, with a vinyl reissue of the band’s 2002 album, ‘Intercourse and Lust’! The album has been described as a ‘monument to the Far East Black Metal Sound’, and everything from the ‘Baby Pink’, ‘Beer’, and Black Vinyl to the Ultra Gloss UV Gatefold Jackets and inserted fold-out posters ensure that this packaging does the band’s music justice!

BAND:  Abigail
LABEL: Nuclear War Now! Productions
LABEL WEBSITE: www.nwnprod.com

From BURIED BY TIME AND DUST Records comes a massive new release from RADIUM! The package includes their ‘Live in Nottingham’ LP as well as the band’s ‘Through the Smoke’ 7″! That ‘Orange Crush’ vinyl match the layout perfectly, and the combo even comes with a 12″ 8 Page Booklet and a Foldout Poster! You can’t beat that, folks.

BAND:  Radium
LABEL: Buried by Time and Dust
LABEL WEBSITE: http://bbtad.blogspot.com/

INEFFABLE MUSIC GROUP has been putting out some stellar releases lately, and this 12″ LP from BUILT TO FADE is no exception. That ‘Electric Blue’ vinyl with ‘Bronze’ Haze is gorgeous!

BAND:  Built to Fade
LABEL: Ineffable Music Group
LABEL WEBSITE: www.ineffablemusic.com

Is this not one of the coolest looking pieces of wax you’ve ever seen?! This is what happens when you try a ‘Gold’ in ‘Ultra Clear’ Color-in-Color configuration with White Splatter…. WHOA. Definitely one of the more impressive LPS we’ve seen in a while – Joyful Noise knocked this one out of the park!

BAND:  Sisyphus
LABEL: Joyful Noise Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com

It seems as if 2014 is gearing up to be another huge year for PURE NOISE Records! One of their first releases this year is a stunning new LP from ELDER BROTHER! The LP is entitled ‘Heavy Head’ and includes a killer ‘Bone’ / ‘Aqua Blue’ / ‘Orange Crush’ Tri-Color AsideBside configuration! The full color insert and reverse-board jacket only make this release that much cooler… Keep it up, Pure Noise!

BAND:  Elder Brother
LABEL: Pure Noise Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.purenoise.net

WAR ON MUSIC Records did an awesome job with this self-titled LP from BORROWED TIME! You gotta’ love the artwork for this release, and the ‘Kelly Green’ Vinyl w/ Easter Yellow Splatter was a perfect choice!

BAND:  Borrowed Time
LABEL:  War on Music Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  www.waronmusic.com

Finishing things off this week is an impressive new 12″ LP from the sludge/crust/grind up and comers in YAUTJA, entitled ‘Songs of Descent’. You can’t go wrong with ‘White’ and ‘Gold’ Vinyl w/ Splatter, a Gatefold Insert, and 300gsm Semi-Gloss Jackets! Definitely a slick looking package, and the word on the street is that this is one of the best new heavy records out there… So check it out!

BAND:  Yautja
LABEL: Forcefield Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.forcefieldrecords.org

That does it for this week’s blog! Short and sweet, but we’ll be back next week with another grip of brand new vinyl records for all you fanatics out there! We hope you all enjoy your weekend, and make sure to spread the word of this week’s blog! Until next time… VINYL RULES ALLLLLLL!

-PP