Here we are once again with another short but very sweet Vinyl filled RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog!
SPARTAN RECORDS is back at it with their latest release from those alt rockers SULLIVAN! Called “Heavy Is The Head”, it’s their third release having just returned from a 7 year hiatus, where the band has come full circle and created the strongest and most realized album in the band’s discography. And it’s no wonder SPARTAN is consistently on the blog because this 12 inch is INSANE!! Let’s start off with the reverse board jacket and a 12 page booklet insert, SPARTAN went all out on the vinyl colors. There is of course a ‘Black’ version, the ’Swamp Green’ version, then we have the ‘Gold’ and ‘Bone’ AsideBside with ‘Yellow’ and ‘White’ splatter version, the ‘Doublemint’ and ’Swamp Green’ with ‘White’, ‘Kelly Green’ and ‘Cokebottle’ splatter version, and finally the ‘Swamp Green’ and ‘Orange Crush’ AsideBside with ‘Gold’, ‘Dookie Brown’ and ‘Beer’ splatter version. There were only a limited number of these discs, so you better get over to SPARTAN’s website ASAP!
BAND NAME: Sullivan
BAND WEBSITE: facebook.com/wearesullivan
LABEL NAME: Spartan Records
LABEL WEBSITE: spartanrecords.com
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We here at PIRATES PRESS are very excited for our own PIRATES PRESS RECORDS newest offering, the RANCID DJ BOX set! This box set consolidates all of the RANCID essentials, which is 46 7”s encompassing nearly all of RANCID’s songs before their latest record came out packed neatly into a custom RANCID dj box. Plus, we’ve also added they latest record, “Honor Is All We Know” and the accompanying 7” “Turn In Your Badge” to the package. All you hard core RANCID Vinyl fans will be extra excited, because it’s on sale right now!!! Get Some!
BAND WEBSITE: http://rancidrancid.com/
LABEL: Pirates Press Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.piratespressrecords.com
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.machetemfg.com/rancid.html
ENJOY THE RIDE RECORDS is here rereleasing the the freshman album from CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR! This 2006 release is called “The Same Old Blood Rush with a New Touch’ and is what launched them into the lime light. They just finished the VANS Warped Tour, but if you head over to ENJOY THE RIDE’s website, you can pick up one of these spectacular reissues. This time around, it’s available in a gatefold jacket with either ‘Sea Blue’ and ‘Hot Pink’ Half-N-Half vinyl, ‘Sea Blue’ and ‘Hot Pink’ Half-N-Half with ‘Grey’ splatter vinyl, ‘Sea Blue’ and ‘Hot Pink’ Half-N-Half with ‘White’ splatter vinyl, or the very limited ‘Milky Clear’ with ’Sea Blue’, ‘Hot Pink’ and ‘Black’ splatter version.
BAND: Cute Is What We Aim for
BAND WEBSITE: www.cuteiswhatweaimfor.com
LABEL: ENJOY THE RIDE RECORDS
LABEL WEBSITE: www.EnjoyTheRideRecords.com
Continuing their series that started in 1988, AMPHETAMINE REPTILE RECORDS is back with the 13th installment of their DOPE, GUNS & FUCKING IN THE STREETS compilation. This vinyl only comp features some of the best Noise bands around, like BIG BUSINESS and FEEDTIME among others. The jacket is reverse board and is a TRIPLE gatefold holding three 7” records. AMPHETAMINE made this in two variations. The first has a ‘Black’ colored record 1, a ‘Bone’ colored record 2, and a ‘Red(ish)’ colored disc 3. The other variation has a ‘Red(ish) and ‘Black’ Half-N-Half record 1, a Bone’ and ‘Black’ Half-N-Half record 2, and the third disc is ‘Bone’ and ‘Red(ish)’ Half-N-Half record. Here’s to another 13 volumes of AMPHETAMINE REPTILE’s long running series!
BAND: Dope, Guns & Fucking In The Streets Vol. 13
LABEL: Amphetamine Reptile Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.amphetaminereptile.com/
The Japanese label LIKE A FOOL RECORDS has just come out with a split featuring KMKMS and PEELINGWARDS! This vinyl only alt/hardcore split is the first release for KMKMS and the second release (after a 4 song demo) for PEELINGWARDS and their collective distorted sound is sure to be the next big thing to come out of Japan. LIFE A FOOL really pulled out all the stops on this 7”, with a glue pocket jacket and insert, and features either a ‘Highlighter Yellow’ with ‘Black’ splatter version, a ’Sea Blue’ version, of the very limited and very subtle ‘Easter Yellow’ inside ‘White’ color-in-color version….
BAND NAME: Peelingwards
BAND WEBSITE: http://peelingwards.tumblr.com/
BAND NAME: Kmkms
BAND WEBSITE: https://soundcloud.com/kmkms
LABEL NAME: Like A Fool Records
LABEL WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/likeafoolrecords
Australian EVP RECORDINGS is here with a fantastic repress of KING PARROT’s debut LP “Bite Your Head Off”!! KING PARROT is a soon to be infamous Punk/Thrash/Metal/Grind band also hailing from Australia and recently played the Horrorcore fest in Austin and just embarked on a US tour. This reissue was done right, with a thick gatefold jacket featuring spot UV printing and gold ink, an insert and decorative Obi strip and was made on heavy weight ‘Blood Red’ vinyl with loads if ‘Black’ and ‘White’ splatter. Better catch KING PARROT on tour or you’ll be sorry….
BAND NAME: King Parrot
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.facebook.com/kingparrotband
LABEL NAME: EVP Recordings
LABEL WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/EvpRecordings
The newly formed underground label TERROR CULT RECORDS is here with their first release, and boy is it a doosey. Formed in 2009, the Punk/Hardcore band CLASSHOLE is here with their self titled debut album, currently ONLY available on vinyl. CLASSHOLE features members from other notable New Orleans bands like EYEHATEGOD and CLEARLIGHT to name a few. TEEROR CULT brought it with a simple but elegant package that shows all other aspiring labels that you can kill it on your first release. Available in either the purist favorite, ‘Black’ vinyl, they also stepped out and made a ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Blood Red’ splatter. CLASSHOLE is going to be touring in 2015, so keep an eye out…
BAND WEBSITE: classhole.bandcamp.com
LABEL: TERROR CULT RECORDS
LABEL WEBSITE: email@example.com