August 29th, 2014

Hey Everybody!

We’re back at it again with another stacked RECORD OF THE WEEK blog for all you vinyl-lovers out there! Kicking things off this time around is the latest release from the almighty PIG DESTROYER! Relapse did an amazing job with the grind legends’ latest offering, ‘Mass & Volume’, just check out that ‘Doublemint’ / ‘Swamp Green’ AsideBside vinyl with White, ‘Kelly Green’, and ‘Coke-Bottle Green’ Splatter! That thing is absolutely gorgeous! The ‘Ultra Clear’ and ‘Kelly Green’ configurations look awesome as well. This colorful package also includes heavyweight 350gsm semi-gloss jackets and digital download cards! Definitely an impressive release from an amazing band… Get into it!

BAND:  Pig Destroyer
LABEL:  Relapse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.relapse.com

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The first honorable mention this week is a beautiful new LP from PANOPTICON entitled ‘Roads to the North’ – The ‘Royal Blue’ Vinyl with ‘Easter Yellow’ Splatter was a perfect choice to match the artwork, and those gatefold jackets look incredible!

BAND:  Panopticon
LABEL: Bindrune Recordings
LABEL WEBSITE: http://bindrunerecordings.com/

Next up is a sweet repress of KLAUS LAYER’s ‘It’s Like a Circle’ 10″! Color-in-Color vinyl is never a bad choice, and this piece of ‘Black’ – in – ‘Electric Blue’ wax came out fantastically! The 350gsm reverse-board jackets were a nice touch as well.

BAND:  Klaus Layer
LABEL: Redefinition Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.redefinitionrecords.com

STB Records has been pumpin’ out some killer drone/sludge/doom releases as of late, and this 12″ from GEEZER is no exception! Get a load of that gorgeous gold-foil stamping on the jacket! If that wasn’t enough, just check out that ‘Oxblood’ / ‘Halloween Orange’ AsideBside vinyl… Awesome!!

BAND:  Geezer
LABEL: STB Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://stbrecords.bigcartel.com/

Count Your Lucky Stars went all out on this new release from FREE THROW, check out all those colored vinyl configurations! The ‘Grimace Purple’ / ‘Olive Green’ Half-n-Half came out great, as did the ‘Ultra Clear’ w/ Splatter!

BAND:  Free Throw
LABEL: Count Your Lucky Stars
LABEL: www.cylsrecords.com

COLLISION COURSE Records killed it with this new 12″ LP from LETHAL OVERDOSE- Can’t believe how well that ‘Piss Yellow’ vinyl w/ Pink and Black splatter matches up with the artwork… NICE!

BAND:  Lethal Overdose
LABEL:  Collision Course Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.collisioncourserecords.com

Here are two awesome new flexis we pressed up- These are always a great solution if you are in a hurry to get something released, as the production time on these is significantly shorter than vinyl records… Check these out!

BAND:  Knuckle Puck
LABEL: Bad Timing Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.badtimingrecords.com

BAND:  Dave Phillips
LABEL: ESTRANHAS OCUPACOES
LABEL WEBSITE: http://estranhasocupacoes.com/

RUN FOR COVER always does a bang-up job on their colored vinyl choices, and these two releases prove that to be especially true!

BAND:  Superheaven
LABEL: Run for Cover Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.runforcoverrecords.com

BAND:  Citizen
LABEL: Run for Cover Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.runforcoverrecords.com

Last but certainly not least is an eye-catching new release from BRAINOIL, courtesy of the always ruling TANK CRIMES! In case you were wondering, ‘Gold’ / ‘Bone’ / ‘Dookie Brown’ Tri-Color AsideBside vinyl looks insane! The ‘Gold’ / ‘Black’ Half-n-Half is rad as well!

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

That does it for this week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK! We’ll see you next Friday for another batch of the best wax out there! Until then… VINYL RULES ALL!!

-PP

August 22nd, 2014

Hey All! 

We’re back at it yet again with a short but-sweet RECORD OF THE WEEK blog!  Check out this week’s top pick from Canada’s Indie-Rockers in THE RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE!  Their new LP is entitled ‘Mended With Gold’ and features a 350gsm matte lamination jacket with gold foil printing!   If that wasn’t impressive enough, the band also went with three different and equally eye-catching colored vinyl configurations!  The ‘Beer’, ‘Gold’ in ‘Black’ Color-in-Color, and Black / ‘Gold’ Tri-Color choices look incredible!   Awesome job all around with this one, guys! 

BAND:  The Rural Alberta Advantage
LABEL:  Paper Bag Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.paperbagrecords.com

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

The first honorable mention this week comes from WAR ON MUSIC Records with their insanely killer new GORGUTS triple-LP box set of ‘…And Then Comes Lividity: A Demo Anthology’! This beast includes GORGUTS’ legendary 1990 demo, their 91′ and 92′ ‘Erosion of Sanity’ demos, and 3 rare demos from 93, 94, and 95′! None of these tracks have ever appeared on vinyl, and are packed onto three pieces of 180g vinyl! The ‘Silver’ with Black Splatter was a perfect match for the layout of the release! Each record comes tucked in a reverse-board 350gsm jacket (not pictured), and the package also includes a 24″ x 24″ foldout poster and bonus 7″! WOW. I’m sure the death-metallers will go nuts over this one!

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

Next up is a colorful new self-titled 12″ LP release from THE CHEW TOYS, courtesy of Noise Barn Records! That ‘Baby Blue’ / ‘Hot Pink’ and ‘Black’ Tri-Color vinyl is absolutely out of control! The ‘Cyan Blue’ with ‘Baby Blue’ and Black Splatter looks fantastic as well!

BAND:  The Chew Toys
LABEL: Noise Barn Records
LABEL WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/noisebarnrecords

BLEEDING GOLD Records killed it with their latest release- FURROW’s ‘West Felton’ LP! Both the ‘Coke Bottle Green’ with ‘Bone’ and ‘Doublemint’ Splatter version as well as ‘Coke Bottle Green’ / ‘Bone’ / ‘Doublemint’ Tri-Color colored vinyl choices came out fantastically! If that wasn’t enough, these gatefold jackets were printed on the uncoated brown-side of the stock! Definitely a spot-on choice for the aesthetic of this release… Nice one!

BAND:  Furrow
LABEL: Bleeding Gold Records
LABEL: www.bleedinggoldrecords.com

Get a load of this new double LP from Boston’s EDO G.! The Transparent ‘Orange Crush’ Vinyl matches the artwork really well, and the whole package just looks cohesive and slick as hell! Always awesome to see some new hip-hop releases coming through the office…

BAND:  Edo G
LABEL:  5th and Union

Checkout these 4 Picture-Disc releases from the legendary SABBAT, courtesy of Nuclear War Now! Productions! These 4 titles are part of NWN’s SABBAT box-set release entitled ‘Sabbatical Earlyearslaught’ – Check out that two-color foil-printed box!! I’m sure the headbangers will go nuts over these!

BAND:  Sabbat
LABEL:  NWN Productions
LABEL WEBSITE:  www.nwnprod.com

That does it for this week’s blog! We’ll see you next week- same time, same place, for another round of the best vinyl out there these days! Enjoy your weekend people, and remember… VINYL RULES ALLLL!

-PP

August 15th, 2014

Hello again, Vinyl Enthusiasts!

It’s a sunny Friday here in San Francisco, and we’re comin’ at ya with a brand new RECORD OF THE WEEK blog, chock-full of some of the latest and greatest vinyl out there! The MURDER CITY DEVILS are kicking things off this time around with their brand new LP, ‘The White Ghost Has Blood On Its Hands Again’, and this package looks incredible! The ‘White’ vinyl with ‘Blood Red’ Splatter was a great choice, as was the ‘Milky Clear’ / ‘Swamp Green’ Half-n-Half! The band is doing some record release shows all along the west coast this month, so if you’re a fan make sure to head out to one of those and pick up this rad new LP!

BAND:  The Murder City Devils
BAND WEBSITE: www.themurdercitydevils.com

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Holy moly, check out this beautiful repress of THE EARLY NOVEMBER’s ‘The Mother, The Mechanic, And The Path’ triple-LP! All of those colored vinyl configurations are absolutely nuts! I think my favorite has to be the ‘Bone’ with ‘Grimace Purple’ haze. The ‘Orange Crush’ / ‘Coke Bottle Green’ / ‘Swamp Green’ Tri-Color Striped Vinyl is also pretty easy on the eyes… Amazing!

BAND:  The Early November
LABEL: TDR Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.tdrrecords.com

WICKED STEP just released a new LP called ‘The Harder the Better’, and the band went with ‘Oxblood’, ‘Beer’, and ‘Piss Yellow’ Vinyl with ‘Red(ish)’ and ‘Halloween Orange’ splatter! Those 300gsm semi-gloss finish jackets were a nice touch as well.

BAND:  Wicked Step
LABEL: TMU Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.tmurecords.com

IN THE RED Records knocked it out of the park with this double LP vinyl reissue INTELLIGENCE’s classic release, “Boredom and Terror” with a second disc including extra tracks that were originally only available on CD. The package also features ‘Grey’ Vinyl w/ Black Splatter and Matte Lamination Gatefold Jackets!

BAND:  Intelligence
LABEL: In The Red
LABEL: www.intheredrecords.com

SCIMITAR’s new 12″ release is entitled ‘Doomsayer’ and includes some killer ‘White’ / ‘Black’ Tri-Color striped vinyl! The ‘White’ in ‘Ultra Clear’ color-in-color vinyl is a looker as well!

BAND:  Scimitar
LABEL:  Hydro-Phonic Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.facebook.com/Hydrophonicrecords

HELLS HEADBANGERS did a killer job with this LP from Poland’s Black-Metallers in CULTES DES GHOULES! The record is called ‘Spectres Over Transylvania’, and this beastly package features a laser-etched B-Side, ‘Oxblood’ colored vinyl, Reverse-Board jackets, and a foldout 18″ x 24″ poster!

BAND:  Cultes Des Ghoules
LABEL: Hells Headbangers
LABEL WEBSITE: www.hellsheadbangers.com

‘Gold’ / ‘Oxblood’ AsideBside vinyl was a perfect selection for the new COMMON EIDER, KING EIDER record! Those reverse-board gatefold jackets also include metallic grey flood printing on the insides of the sleeves! Nice one, Pesanta!

BAND:  Common Eider, King Eider
LABEL:  Pesanta Urfolk
LABEL WEBSITE: www.pesanta.com

That wraps up this week’s blog! Make sure to check back next Friday for another batch of rad new records, and help us spread the good word of ROTW by sharing this link and showing all your wax-loving friends! Until next week… VINYL RULES ALLL.

-PP

August 8th, 2014

Hey Everyone!

Hope you all had an awesome week! I know it was a busy one here at Pirates Press – We had over 75 pallets of records arrive this week, which means a jam-packed RECORD OF THE WEEK blog for all you vinyl enthusiasts out there! Starting things off this week is a ridiculously cool box-set reissue of the almighty DEATH’s classic ‘Spiritual Healing’ LP! This box-set features an insane PMS-printed front cover, ‘Cyan’ / ‘Red(ish)’ AsideBside and ‘Ultra Clear’ vinyl, Spot PMS center labels, a Gatefold Insert, a foldout 24″ x 24″ poster, and a 2.25″ button too! Get your horns up, this one is definitely a must-have for any DEATH fan out there!

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

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The first honorable mention this time around is a MASSIVE new Double LP release from EARTH entitled ‘Primitive and Deadly’, courtesy of SOUTHERN LORD Records! The ‘Halloween Orange’ in ‘Red(ish)’ color-in-color vinyl looks incredible, as does the ‘Bronze’ and ‘Grimace Purple’ – in -’Royal Blue’ color-in-color configuration! If that wasn’t enough, the release features a beastly gatefold jacket with Spot PMS printing and an Obi-Strip that wraps around the jacket- Nice!!

BAND:  Earth
LABEL: Southern Lord
LABEL WEBSITE: www.southernlord.com

GREEN DEATH just self-released their new LP, ‘Deathening’, and it came out great! The ‘Halloween Orange’ and ‘Kelly Green’ colored vinyl configurations were great choices and match the artwork perfectly! Definitely a cohesive and impressive release from these Des Moines metal heads!

BAND:  Green Death
BAND WEBSITE: www.greendeathband.com

RESIST Records did a rad job with this new LP from CONFESSION! The record is called ‘Life and Death’ and includes a ‘Milky Clear’ / ‘Black’ Half-n-Half piece of wax with Grey Splatter, as well as a ‘Electric Blue’ version with ‘Baby Pink’ Haze…Awesome!!

BAND:  Confession
LABEL: Resist Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.resistrecords.com

From CLOSED CASKED Activities comes an eye-catching new LP from TWITCHING TONGUES! The ‘Gold’ and ‘Doublemint’ colored vinyl selections were spot-on, and the package even includes a massive 24″ x 36″ foldout poster!

BAND:  Twitching Tongues
LABEL: Closed Casket Activities
LABEL: www.closedcasketactivities.com

ANCHOR EIGHTY FOUR totally killed it with this new LP from VAIN & VALOR, just check out that killer silk-screened B-Side! The ‘Royal Blue’ Vinyl with ‘Easter Yellow’ Splatter is out of control as well…Definitely an impressive one!

BAND:  Vain & Valor
LABEL:  Anchor Eighty Four Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.anchoreightyfour.com

Next up is super-sweet new 12″ record from WHORES- Get a load of that ‘Deep Purple’ vinyl with Black, ‘Bone’, and ‘Silver’ Splatter!

BAND:  Whores
BAND WEBSITE: http://whores.bandcamp.com/

THE MYLENE SHEATH is always reliable for an aesthetically pleasing release, and their latest from MINOT is no exception! I can’t tell if the ‘Orange Crush’ with Black Splatter or the ‘Orange Crush’ -in- ‘Piss Yellow’ Color-in-Color is cooler, but they are both gorgeous! Those heavyweight semi-gloss jackets were a nice touch as well!

BAND:  Minot
LABEL:  The Mylene Sheath
LABEL WEBSITE:  www.mylenesheath.com

SILENT PENDULUM Records killed it with this vinyl reissue of NORTH’s ‘What You Were’ LP!

BAND:  North
LABEL:  Silent Pendulum Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://silentpendulumrecords.bandcamp.com/

Pretty cool to see THE HOLY MESS self-releasing their latest record on wax! ‘Comfort in the Dischord’ definitely looks good on ‘Grimace Purple’ and ‘Easter Yellow’ colored vinyl- nice job on those choices, dudes!

BAND:  The Holy Mess
BAND WEBSITE: www.fucktheholymess.com

Last but not least is a brand new double LP from the Texas-Based Jazz/Rock trio, UNCONSCIOUS COLLECTIVE, thanks to Tofu Carnage! The ‘Bone’ / ‘Gold’ AsideBside colored vinyl was a perfect fit for those Gatefold Jackets, which are printed with Spot UV Gloss and Gloss Black Foil on the Uncoated Brown Side of the stock! I guess it turns out that Black Foil totally rules!

BAND:  Unconscious Collective
LABEL:  Tofu Carnage
LABEL WEBSITE:  www.tofucarnage.com

That does it for this week’s edition of RECORD OF THE WEEK! Thank you all for reading along and checking out all these rad new releases- We’ll see you next Friday for another round! Until then… VINYL RULES ALL.

-PP

July 25th, 2014

Hey Everyone,

Welcome back to another jam-packed RECORD OF THE WEEK blog for all you collectors and vinyl enthusiasts out there! Kicking things into gear this week is a brand new One-Sided 12″ EP from FOUR YEAR STRONG, courtesy of PURE NOISE Records, who never seem to let up with their killer vinyl releases! Those colored configurations are absolutely out of control- Just check out that ‘Grey’ / ‘Blood Red’ Half-n-Half version with Black Splatter! The Black / Grey / White Tri-Color AsideBside blend is unreal as well. If that wasn’t enough, the record features an etched B-Side as well as heavyweight reverse-board jackets- NICE!

BAND:  Four Year Strong
LABEL: Pure Noise Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.purenoise.net

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

The first honorable mention this time around is a massive Picture-Disc Boxset from HELL, thanks to Pesanta Urfolk! The casewrapped box and picture discs look amazing!

BAND: Hell
LABEL: Pesanta Urfolk
LABEL WEBSITE: www.pesanta.com

From Heads Up! Records comes a new double 12″ LP from POLYENSO entitled ‘One Big Particular Loop’. The ‘Coke Bottle Green’ with ‘Orange Crush’ Splatter and ‘Orange Crush’ with ‘Coke Bottle Green’ Splatter both look fantastic and match the artwork really well…. Kudos, guys!

BAND:  Polyenso
LABEL: Heads Up! Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.headsuprecords.bigcartel.com

‘Beer’ & ‘Piss Yellow’ Half-n-Half colored vinyl could not have been a better choice for this live 10″ release from DAMU AND FLEX, these things look amazing! The reverse-board jackets were a nice touch as well- REDEFINITION Records knocking it out of that park with this one!

BAND:  Damu and Flex
LABEL: Redefinition Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.redefinitionrecords.com

From GROUP TIGHTENER comes a colorful and eye-catching 12″ release from Los Angeles’s ROSES entitled ‘Dream Lover’. That ‘Cyan Blue’ was a perfect choice for the vinyl, and that cover art is trippy! Kudos, GT!

BAND:  Roses
LABEL: Group Tightener
LABEL: www.grouptightener.com

ENJOY THE RIDE Records killed it with this new LP from ONE YEAR LATER entitled ‘Life Between the Lines’. This release has it all- ‘Oxblood’ / ‘White’ Half-n-Half Colored Vinyl with ‘Swamp Green’ Splatter, Inserts, and Massive Gatefold Jackets… Sweet!!

BAND:  One Year Later
LABEL: Enjoy the Ride Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.enjoytheriderecords.com

Last but not least is a badass repress of CLOUDKICKER’s ‘Fade’ 12″! Check out that ‘Sea Blue’ in ‘Coke Bottle Green’ Color-in-Color vinyl! Definitely a looker, this one!

BAND:  Cloudkicker
BAND WEBSITE: www.cloudkickermusic.com

That does it for this week’s blog! Thank you all for checking in with us and following along with all these rad new vinyl releases! Have an awesome vinyl-filled weekend and make sure to check back next Friday for another RECORD OF THE WEEK blog!

-PP

July 18th, 2014

Hey All!

Welcome back to another awesome RECORD OF THE WEEK blog! Kicking things off this time around is a super-rad repress of LENNY LASHLEY’S GANG OF ONE ‘Illuminator’ LP! This repress was done with bronze foil stamping on the jacket, and three bronze-related colored vinyl configurations to match. The ‘Silver’ / ‘Bronze’ AsideBside with splatter is out of control, as is the tri-color striped version! If that wasn’t enough, this thing also includes a special 6″ x 9″ flexi-postcard which includes the track ‘U.S. Mail’ from the 12″! Check out the video for that single here, and if you haven’t gotten your copy of this LP yet, do so here! These things are awesome and only take 2-3 weeks production time these days, so if you’re looking for a quick solution to have something unique to sell at an upcoming show or tour, definitely consider a flexi or flexi-postcard!


BAND:  Lenny Lashley’s Gang of One
LABEL: Pirates Press Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.piratespressrecords.com

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

The first honorable mention this week is a colorful and eye-catching new release from Empire! Empire! COUNT YOUR LUCKY STARS did an awesome job with the colored vinyl choices on this one, just check out that ‘Cyan’ in ‘Ultra Clear’ Color-in-Color configuration! The ‘Milky Clear’ with Baby Blue, Easter Yellow, and Hot Pink splatter is great one as well… NICE!

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

This new 12″ LP from TAPE WAVES is called ‘Let You Go’, and features some killer ‘Halloween Orange’ / ‘Doublemint’ AsideBside colored vinyl! The Gloss Lamination on the Jackets was a fitting choice for the package too- Kudos to BLEEDING GOLD Records for making this a classy one!

BAND:  Tape Waves
LABEL: Bleeding Gold Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.bleedinggoldrecords.com

SOUTHERN LORD went with a cool ‘Kelly Green’ / ‘Silver’ / ‘Royal Blue’ Tri-Color Pie-Slice configuration for BROTHERHOOD’s new LP, ‘Thick as Blood’ – Sweet choice!

BAND:  Brotherhood
LABEL: Southern Lord Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.southernlord.com

PURE NOISE Records knocking it out of the park once again, this time with TO THE WIND’s latest release, ‘Block Out the Sun and Sleep’! Get a load of that ‘Bone’ / ‘Black’ AsideBside vinyl with ‘Dookie Brown’ Splatter! The ‘White’ version with Black Haze is a beauty as well.

BAND:  To The Wind
LABEL: Pure Noise Recordings
LABEL: www.purenoise.net

Check out the colored vinyl choices included in the debut EP of Relapse’s newest signing, a one-woman black metal project called MYRKUR! The ‘Bone’ / ‘Doublemint’ AsideBside matches that artwork perfectly, and those jackets with Spot UV printing looks amazing as well…. Rad!!

BAND:  Myrkur
LABEL: Relapse Records
LABEL: www.relapse.com

Last but not least is a 12″ split between always-heavy GRAVES AT SEA and SOURVEIN, thanks to Seventh Rule Records! The ‘Deep Purple’ vinyl with ‘Aqua Blue’ Splatter suits the package really well, and that art is amazing!

BAND:  Graves at Sea / Sourvein
LABEL: Seventh Rule
LABEL WEBSITE: www.seventhrule.com

That just about wraps up this week’s blog! Thanks for checking out all these rad new releases and for supporting the these bands and labels! As always, see you next Friday for another round! Until then… VINYL RULES ALLLLL.

-PP

July 11th, 2014

Hey Everyone,

Welcome back to another vinyl-filled RECORD OF THE WEEK blog! This week’s blog is chock-full of some killer new releases, starting off with a ‘greatest-hits’ style double 12″ LP from ANTI-FLAG entitled ‘A Document of Dissent’, courtesy of Fat-Wreck Chords! That ‘Blood Red’ / ‘White’ / Black Tri-Color AsideBside Version is absolutely out of control! The ‘White’ Configuration with Black Haze is gorgeous as well, and if that wasn’t enough, these two pieces of wax come in a massive gatefold jacket! This is a definite must-have for fans of Anti-Flag… So what are you waiting for? Get into it!!

BAND:  Anti-Flag
LABEL: Fat Wreck Chords
LABEL WEBSITE: www.fat-wreck.com

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

The first honorable mention this time around is a super impressive new LP from IRON REAGAN! Relapse knocked it out of the park with this one, just check out the ‘Red(ish)’ / Black AsideBside colored configuration! The ‘Ultra Clear’ and ‘Red(ish)’ versions look incredible as well. Nice!!

BAND: Iron Reagan
LABEL: Relapse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.relapse.com

Next up is yet another rad new release from Fat-Wreck Chords! This time from San Francisco’s very own GET DEAD. Their new 7″ is called ‘Bygones’ and features a gorgeous piece of ‘Cyan Blue’ Vinyl w/ ‘Hot Pink’ Splatter. You gotta’ love the way that the cover art and vinyl match up so perfectly!

BAND:  Get Dead
LABEL: Fat Wreck Chords
LABEL WEBSITE: www.fat-wreck.com

Ottawa, Canada’s MONOBROW did a bang-up job with this brand new self-released 12″ LP of theirs called ‘Big Sky, Black Horse’. Choosing one version as ‘Milky Clear’ with White Haze and another as ‘Milky Clear’ with Black Haze was an awesome decision, and the artwork looks incredible! Kudos, dudes!

BAND:  Monobrow
BAND WEBSITE: www.monobrowmanband.bandcamp.com

Next up are three badass new releases form JOYFUL NOISE Recordings, two of which are eye-catching flexi-discs! This 12″ from SLEEPING BAG features an awesome piece of ‘Kelly Green’ / ‘Aqua Blue’ AsideBside Colored Vinyl and Matte Lamination Jackets!

BAND:  Deep Sleep
LABEL: Joyful Noise Recordings
LABEL: www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com

Check out this beautiful one-sided flexi from SLEEPING BAG, on Blue Material with Satin Silver Foil!

BAND:  Sleeping Bag
LABEL: Joyful Noise Recordings
LABEL: www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com

This One-Sided Flexi from SERENGETI is part of Joyful Noise’s 2014 Flexi-Disc Series, in which 12 of their favorite bands record one unreleased track, and all of these are limited to 1000pcs- Awesome idea!! This one features Black Foil Printing on Clear Material, which came out fantastically! Major props to Joyful Noise for doing this one in a 7″ Printed Innersleeve as well, the whole package looks incredible!

BAND:  Serengeti
LABEL: Joyful Noise Recordings
LABEL: www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com

From GENJING Records comes a brand new 7″ from AV Okubo entitled ‘Opium’! Going with ‘Halloween Orange’ / ‘Kelly Green’ AsideBside colored vinyl was a great choice for this one…

BAND:  AV Okubo
LABEL: Genjing Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.genjingrecords.com

That does it for this week! Thank you SO much for checking back in with us every week and supporting all of these awesome new vinyl releases. Enjoy your weekend, wax-fiends, and until next time…. VINYL RULES ALLLLL.

-PP

July 4th, 2014

Happy 4th of July, Everyone!

While I’m sure everyone is out grillin’ and enjoying the sun on this Friday, we’re back at it with another short but sweet RECORD OF THE WEEK blog! The top contender this time around is a super awesome self-released 12″ from CATAPULT THE DEAD! That ‘Swamp Green’ / ‘Orange Crush’ AsideBside Vinyl with Gold, ‘Dookie Brown’, and ‘Beer’ splatter was an insane choice, and the end-result came out amazingly! Everything from that eye-catching colored vinyl configuration to the ‘Classic Black’ vinyl and 300gsm Semi-Gloss Jackets make this one hell of an LP. Nice one, guys!!

BAND:  Catapult the Dead
BAND WEBSITE: www.catapulthedead.bandcamp.com

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

The first honorable mention this week is the brand new LP from Chicago’s COUNTERPUNCH, courtesy of El Hefe from NOFX’s label, Cyber Tracks! That ‘Orange Crush’ colored vinyl with ‘Red(ish)’ Splatter looks incredible! The entire package came out great, awesome!!

BAND: Counterpunch
LABEL: Cyber Tracks
LABEL WEBSITE: www.cyber-tracks.com

Next up is a gorgeous new release from JOYFUL NOISE Recordings! The Band is DIVORCEE, and their self-titled LP got the full-treatment, just check out that ‘Hot Pink’ / ‘Blood Red’ AsideBside vinyl with ‘Blood Red’ and ‘Oxblood’ Splatter… WOW.

BAND:  Divorcee
LABEL: Joyful Noise Recordings
LABEL WEBSITE: www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com

MAN OVERBOARD has been killing it in the pop-punk world for a while now, and this repress of their ‘Before We Met’ LP looks incredible! The ‘Grimace Purple’ and ‘Orange Crush’ w/ Heavy Black Splatter choices were spot-on, and that reverse-board gatefold jacket is a beast as well! I’m sure the band’s fans will be stoked on this repress!

BAND:  Man Overboard
LABEL:  Lost Tape Collective
LABEL WEBSITE: www.facebook.com/losttapecollective

From PIANOFIGHT comes a brand new 7″ entitled ‘Surf. Soul. Party.’ – Those matte lamination jackets suit the release and artwork perfectly, and this whole package and layout just looks super-classy.. Nice one!

BAND:  Pianofight Music Department
LABEL: PianoFight Music Department
LABEL: www.pianofight.com

In case you didn’t know, we make flexi-discs and even flexi-postcards! Just check out this awesome example from SEXX, thanks to Palaver Records! These are an awesome and fast alternative to 7″s if you need a quick promo-item to have for an upcoming tour or show… Get into it!

BAND:  Sexx
LABEL: Palaver Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.palaverrecords.com

Think Fast! Records is definitely one the cooler hardcore-labels out there these days, and this brand new 12″ LP from THE GEEKS is proof of that! The ‘Blood Red’ / ‘White’ Half-n-Half colored vinyl choice is an eye-catcher, as is the ‘Red(ish)’ / ‘Halloween Orange’ Half-n-Half version with Black Splatter.

BAND:  The Geeks
LABEL: Think Fast! Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.thinkfastrecords.com

That does it for this week’s blog! Enjoy your long weekend, and definitely stop by next Friday for another batch of the best wax out there… Until then, VINYL RULES ALLLLL.

-PP

June 27th, 2014

Hey All!

Friday has arrived once again and we’re back at it with another jam-packed RECORD OF THE WEEK blog! Starting things off this time around is an absolutely beautiful new 12″ LP Book Release from BLOOD AND SUN entitled ‘White Storms Fall’, courtesy of the always ambitious and impressive PESANTA URFOLK! This beast of a package features a custom casewrapped gatefold jacket with gold foil stamped printing, flood black printing on the insides, 2 velum pages on the insides that boarder 4 full color printed pages, as well as an affixed CD on the inside cover! If that wasn’t enough, this beauty comes with two versions of the 180g LP! The ‘Blood Red’ with ‘Gold’ Haze was an awesome choice for the colored vinyl too…. WOW, this is one of the more mind-blowing releases we’ve seen in a while. MAJOR props to Pesanta for absolutely destroying with this one!

BAND:  Blood and Sun
LABEL:  Pesanta Urfolk
LABEL WEBSITES: www.pesanta.com

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The first honorable mention this week is an amazing shaped picture-disc release from Tim and Eric! Yes, the Tim and Eric of comedy fame! Tim & Eric recorded the record in character as the ’70s “swamp rock” band “Pusswhip Banggang,” which they introduced years ago on Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! This is a must-have for fans of the comedy-duo, and the release even includes an awesome heavyweight gatefold jacket! Get into it.

BAND: Pusswhip Banggang
LABEL: Drag City
LABEL WEBSITE: www.dragcity.com

Next up is an unsurprisingly impressive new 12″ LP from Nuclear War Now! Productions- Their release of SABBAT’s ‘Kill Fuck Jesus Christ’ features a gorgeous piece of ‘Piss Yellow’ vinyl with ‘Red(ish)’, ‘Blood Red’, Black, and ‘Bone’ Splatter as well as a 350gsm heavyweight jacket with flood black printing on the insides, and even a foldout A2 poster! Horns up, headbangers!!

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

This triple LP Box-Set from TLILTIC TLAPOYAUAK is absolutely insane! THE AJNA OFFENSIVE did an outstanding job with this one, just check out the Black/Silver AsideBside vinyl and Matte Laminated, Foil Stamped, Flood Printed Casewrapped Box! If that wasn’t enough, this monstrous package even includes a 20 page 12″ booklet and PMS-Printed Innersleeves for all 3 records! WHOA.

BAND:  TLILTIC TLAPOYAUAK
LABEL:  The Ajna Offensive
LABEL WEBSITE: www.theajnaoffensive.com

From GRAVEFACE Records comes a super-sweet repress of HAYLEY BONAR’s ‘Golder’ LP! Ever wonder what ‘Baby Pink’ vinyl w/ Gold Glitter Splatter looks like? Well here you have it! Definitely a unique and awesome idea for an equally awesome release!

BAND:  Hayley Bonar
LABEL: Graveface Records
LABEL: www.graveface.com

There is no denying that PURE NOISE Records has been pumping out one solid release after another these days, and these three are no exception! Check out this repress of THE STORY SO FAR’s ‘Songs Of’ EP, as well as HANDGUNS’ ‘Life Lessons’ LP, and a brand new LP from MY IRON LUNG!

BAND:  The Story So Far
LABEL: Pure Noise Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.purenoise.net

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

BAND:  My Iron Lung
LABEL: Pure Noise Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.purenoise.net

RELAPSE Records killed it with this repress of NOTHING’s ‘Guilty of Everything’ LP! This version has all new artwork and colored vinyl, which looks incredible! The Tri-Color Striped configuration as well as the plain ‘Red(ish)’ versions were both awesome ideas, and the end-product turned out fantastic! Kudos to Relapse for always knocking it out of the park with their releases!

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

Last but certainly not least is an eye-catching new shaped picture disc from LORD FINESSE entitled the ‘E-mu EP’! What an awesome idea, and it worked out perfectly! SLICE of SPICE Records always wows us with their shaped picture-disc releases, and this one falls in line with that trend! Nice!!

BAND:  Lord Finesse
LABEL:  Slice of Spice Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.slice-of-spice.com

That just about does it for this week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK blog! Thank you all for reading along, and we’ll see you at the same time and same place next week for another round of the latest and greatest wax out there!

-PP

June 20th, 2014

Hey Everyone!

We’re back at it once again with another vinyl-filled blog for all of you RECORD OF THE WEEK enthusiasts!  Kicking things off this week is a SUPER-insane double-repress of INQUISITION’s ‘Into the Infernal’ and ‘Ominous Doctrines’, courtesy of the almighty HELLS HEADBANGERS!   Both double LPs came out amazingly, just check out the ‘Blood Red’ / ‘Grey’ AsideBside with Black Splatter and ‘Ultra Clear’ w/ Blood Red, Black, and Grey Splatter versions of ‘Into the Infernal’!   ‘Ominous Doctrines’ got the full treatment as well, get a load of the ‘Royal Blue’ and ‘Blood Red’ pieces of wax with White and Black Splatter!  The D-Side of these even includes a custom laser-etching! Holy moly!!    If that wasn’t enough to convince you to grab one of these for yourself, each record comes housed in a Custom Die-Cut Trifold LP jacket with hot foil printing and also includes  a 12″ Booklet and Fold-Out Poster….. WHOA.  Need we say more? 

BAND:  Inquisition
LABEL:  Hells Headbangers
LABEL WEBSITES: www.hellsheadbangers.com

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The first honorable mention this time around is rad new 7″ release from A-F Records and the HOMELESS GOSPEL CHOIR! The record is called ‘I Used To Be So Young’ and features three different and equally awesome colored vinyl configurations! The ‘Cokebottle Green’ and ‘Easter Yellow’ choices were spot-on, and that ‘White’ with Rainbow Splatter is out of control!

BAND: The Homeless Gospel Choir
LABEL: A-F Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.a-frecords.com

Next up is an intensely impressive new Texas-Shaped Picture Disc release from KIRTLAND Records and the Toadies! This is definitely one of the cooler shaped picture-discs we’ve seen in a while- Major props to Kirtland Records for killing it on this one!

BAND:  The Toadies
LABEL: Kirtland Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.kirtlandrecords.com

PURE NOISE Records never fails to wow us with their colored vinyl choices and configurations, and this new LP from VANNA is no exception! Check out that ‘Milky Clear’ / ‘Orange Crush’ Half-n-Half Vinyl w/ ‘Piss Yellow’ Splatter ONLY on the Clear Side! If that wasn’t enough that ‘Orange Crush’ / ‘Blood Red’ / Black Triple-AsideBside piece of wax looks absolutely insane!

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

REAPER Records is always reliable for an amazing looking, quality hardcore release, and the latest from SHEER TERROR is proof of that! This record has everything- ‘Deep Purple’ / ‘Royal Blue’ AsideBside, ‘Baby Pink’ / ‘Royal Blue’ Half-n-Half, and Grimace Purple vinyl configurations, Printed Innersleeves, Gatefold Jackets with a Gloss Lamination finish, and download cards to boot! I’m sure that any fan of Sheer Terror would be extremely excited about this one… Get into it!

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

From EAR TREK Records comes a brand new 12″ LP from DIFERENT! Everything from the matte lamination jackets to the full color inserts and ‘Piss Yellow’ vinyl w/ ‘Cyan Blue’ Splatter make this one hell of a release!

BAND: Diferent
LABEL: Ear Trek

A new release from BOOZE & GLORY is never a bad thing, and SAILORS GRAVE Records knocked it out of the park with their new LP, ‘As Bold as Brass’! That ‘Ultra Clear’ vinyl w/ White Haze looks incredible, as does the ‘Kelly Green’ w/ ‘Doublemint Splatter’! This beast also includes PMS printed labels and massive gatefold jackets! NICE!!

BAND:  Booze & Glory
LABEL:  Sailors Grave Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.sailorsgraverecords.com

And that wraps up this week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK! We sincerely hope you all enjoy your weekend, and make SURE to listen to as many records as possible ;) Keep the dream of vinyl alive and help us spread the word of the blog! Repost this link where you can and tell your friends… VINYL RULES ALLL!!

-PP