Record of the Week for March 27th, 2015

We’re back with another outstanding Record of the Week blog! You better be ready, because this week’s blog is out of CONTROL!

  This week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK is none other than the highly anticipated, limited edition, second duets album, called “Bad Omen,” by LONESOME WYATT AND RACHEL BROOKE!!! LONESOME WYATT has graced this blog before, once again courtesy of the ever innovative TRIBULATION RECORDING CO. This beautiful reverse board jacket holds 12 songs of mysterious dread and comes on some killer vinyl colors! From the very subtle ‘Bone’ inside ‘Blood Red’ color-in-color version, to the ‘Black’ and ‘Doublemint’ AsideBside loaded with ‘Bone’ splatter, to our favorite, the ‘Bone’ record with ‘Black’ pinwheels. Go to the TRIBULATION RECORDING CO’s website to order one of these limited editions before everyone else reading this blog beats you to it…

BAND NAME: Lonesome Wyatt and Rachel Brooke
BAND WEBSITE: www.lonesomewyatt.com
LABEL NAME: Tribulation Recording Co
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.thosepoorbastards.com/

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8123 MANAGEMENT is blowing it up with the latest release from THE MAINE! “American Candy,” their firth full length, was recorded in Joshua Tree, CA, and to celebrate the release, the band is performing a 24-hour live stream event. Before THE MAINE heads out into Canada and the US this spring on tour, go and order yourself a copy of “American Candy” in either a solid ‘Baby Blue’ or a solid ‘Baby Pink’ color way, a ‘White’ in ‘Royal Blue’ color-in-color version, or the ‘Baby Blue’, ‘White’ and ‘Aqua Blue’  Tricolor pie slice version…

BAND NAME: The Maine
BAND WEBSITE: www.wearethemaine.net 
LABEL NAME: 8123
LABEL WEBSITE: 81twentythree.com 

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 Brazil’s NECRO formed in 2009 under the original name Necronomicon and were signed to HYDRO-PHONIC RECORDS in 2010, when they released a limited demo-CD and their first LP. They’ve since shortened their name and are dropping their sophomore record of ’70s-influenced Occult Doom/Heavy Psych. Check out the ‘Beer’ record with lots of ‘Red(ish)’ and ‘Black’ splatter, the more limited ‘Gold’ and ‘Cyan’ AsideBside version, or the super limited—not being release until this Halloween for a fest—‘Highlighter Yellow’ version. Hit up HYDRO-PHONIC RECORDS today!

BAND NAME: Necro 
BAND WEBSITE: necronomicon.bandcamp.com/
LABEL NAME: Hydro-Phonic Records
LABEL WEBSITE: hydro-phonicrecords.com

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Boutique NYC vinyl record label, SCIENCE OF SILENCE, is crushing it with this repress of IF THESE TREES COULD TALK’s 2012 hit, “Red Forest”. The 9-song, 48-minute album was self-produced and engineered/mixed by the band, and this new version looks better than ever. Housed in a reverse board jacket, laced in silver foil, a nice-looking printed innersleeve and either an ‘Ultra Clear’ record with ‘Red(ish)’ and ‘Black’ splatter, a ‘Red(ish)’ and ‘White’ half-n-half record with ‘Black’ splatter, a ‘Blood Red’ record with ‘White’ haze, or the very subtle (so subtle it’s not pictured) ‘Ultra Clear’ and ‘Black’ AsideBside version. Grab one from SCIENCE OF SILENCE’s website post haste!

BAND NAME: If These Trees Could Talk
BAND WEBSITE: www.facebook.com/treescouldtalk
LABEL NAME: Science of Silence Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.scienceofsilence.net

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When a band is on a package tour with such heavyweights as AT THE GATES and CONVERGE, you know they must be something special. You can now insert Doom Metalers PALLBEARER into that scenario with their inclusion on the current Decibel Magazine Tour. If you’re not able to catch that tour, then have no fear, because 20 BUCK SPIN has you covered with a re-release of PALLBEARER’s 2012 debut album, “Sorrow & Extinction,” that they’ve dubbed the “Freezing Doom” edition. This ear melting double LP comes in a nice matte finished gatefold jacket with spot gold printing, with all vinyl copies coming in a ‘Royal Blue’ and ‘White’ AsideBside color way. Check 20 BUCK SPIN’s website right below to grab a copy…

BAND NAME: Pallbearer
BAND WEBSITE: pallbearerdoom.com
LABEL NAME: 20 Buck Spin
LABEL WEBSITE: 20buckspin.com

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Famous Ozploitation soundtrack composer, BRIAN MAY (not the Queen guitar shredder of the same name!) has given his talents to quite a few movies you should’ve (but probably haven’t) seen from the 1970s. The hardcore fans over at XOZMIQ just had to share some of BRIAN’s work with the world, perhaps just to feed their own need for the records? At any rate, we have not one, but THREE classic MAY soundtracks for you in drool-worthy packages! We’ll start off with the OST from “Patrick,” a film about a hospital patient with wicked powers. All copies in reverse board jackets and ’Sea Blue’ vinyl with ‘Red(ish)’ splatter. Then there is the ‘Thirst’ soundtrack, with its ‘Blood Red’ records doused in ‘Baby Pink’ splatter. Last, and certainly not least, is the soundtrack from “The Day After Halloween.” A movie about a model gone bad, made with ‘Orange Crush’ vinyl and loads of ‘Black’ splatter. Of course these became Record Store Day exclusives, so you better get in line now to get one….

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BAND NAME: Brian May
LABEL NAME: XOZMIQ 
LABEL WEBSITE: www.facebook.com/xozmiq

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Till next week folks, have a great weekend from your friends at Pirates Press!

Record of the Week for March 20th, 2015

A little more mellow for this week’s Record of the Week blog, but some really killer Vinyl none the less! Get ready because here we come!

THE BAR STOOL PREACHERS are a brand new band straight out of Brighton on England’s south coast. Leading the charge in a rebirth/revival of a classic sound, these boys are making some serious waves in the UK ska and punk scenes already. Our very own PIRATES PRESS RECORDS in tandem with RANDALE RECORDS are excited to bring you their first official release, the “One Fool Down / Own Worst Enemy” 7 inch! Of course, they went all out on this with a custom die cut jacket and 5 color combos! First, on the jacket, the zipper is die cut, and the printed inner sleeve is the inside of the jacket, take that Rolling Stones! Then there are all of the colors, of course some BLACK records, but then there are the ‘Red(ish)’ records with ‘White’ and ‘Black’ splatter, some ‘Electric Blue’ with ‘Black’ splatter, the ‘Black’ inside ‘Orange Crush’ color-in-color, or our favorite, the simple yet awesome ‘Black’ and ‘White’ half-n-half version. If you’re riding the resurgence of SKA, you better keep up with with THE BAR STOOL PREACHERS, they got an endless number of gigs coming up, including REBELLION and are rumored to be touring with the SLACKERS in the near future…

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BAND NAME: The Bar Stool Preachers
BAND WEBSITE: www.thebarstoolpreachers.com
LABEL NAME: INDEPENDANT / Pirates Press Records / Randale Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.piratespressrecords.com/ & http://www.randale-records.de/

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In the first of their double header this week, CLOSED CASKET ACTIVITIES is digging deep in the archives to bring you this Vinyl ONLY exclusive from the 90’s Brooklyn Hardcore band INDECISION! Originally release in the late 90’s, “Most Precious Blood” features their complete recording session. Originally only a picture disc, now you can get this as a gatefold jacket meant to recreate the feel of the original and either a solid ‘Gold’ record, a ‘Gold’ and ‘Black’ AsideBside with ‘Oxblood’ and ‘Bone’ splatter, or the ‘Ultra Clear’ record with ‘Gold’, ‘Black’ and ‘Oxblood’ splatter! Oh, and INDECISION is playing the upcoming New England Metal Fest, what more could you ask for?

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BAND NAME: Indecision
BAND WEBSITE:https://www.facebook.com/NYHCINDECISION
LABEL NAME: Closed Casket Activities
LABEL WEBSITE: www.closedcasketactivities.com

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In their follow pup feature, CLOSED CASKET ACTIVITIES is blasting you with the debut full length from Metal’s own DISGRACE! Featuring members of multiple well known acts, DISGRACE exemplifies some of the most malicious and technical metallic hardcore out there in a devastating way all their own. CLOSED CASKET kept it simple, yet made a very striking package (showing all you new labels out there you don’t have to go crazy to make a really cool record). In a sturdy jacket and including a poster, what really stood out what the vinyl. Meant to mimic the artwork, these were made as either solid ‘Black’ record, or ‘Black’ with either ‘Olive Green’ splatter OR ‘Gold’ splatter. Check out DISGRACE in April on a North East US tour, or click your way to the CLOSED CASKET website and place an order ASAP!

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BAND NAME: Disgrace
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/disgracehardcore
LABEL NAME: Closed Casket Activities
LABEL WEBSITE: www.closedcasketactivities.com

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The brand new Britpop group ELECTRIC CENTURY is here with their debut LP (and RSD exclusive) only found on PANIC STATE RECORDS! ELECTRIC CENTURY started as a day dream of former My Chemical Romance bassist MIKEY WAY way back in middle school. This EP was made to bounce along with the heavy beats and driving bass. Of course, those pioneers over at PANIC STATE nailed it on this, with a super sturdy reverse board jacket, download cards and some awesome 10” Vinyl. Get a load of the solid ‘Electric Blue’ versions, the ‘Electric Blue’ and ‘Bone’ AsideBside with ‘Black’ splatter, the solid ‘Bone’ versions, or the super limited ‘Black’ version. Check out the PANIC STATE website for details and start camping in line at your favorite local record store so you can get one…

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BAND NAME: Electric Century
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.electriccentury.com/
LABEL NAME: Panic State Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.panicstaterecords.com

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DIY label STUPID HEAD is dropping their fourth release with WORTHLESS’s newest LP, “All My Friends Are Stone”! Being their first vinyl release ever, STUPID HEAD made some smart moves on this one. Made in equal parts classic ‘Black’ records and the out of control ‘Royal Blue’ and ‘Hot Pink’ ASideBside with ‘Easter Yellow’ and ‘Piss Yellow’ splatter version. Also, there is a bonus Flexi that’s inserted to half of the records. You’ll have to just hit up the WORTHLESS website for more details…

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BAND NAME: Worthless
BAND WEBSITE: http://weareworthless.bandcamp.com/
LABEL NAME: Stupid Head 

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Releasing numerous demos and EPs, AWE HOWLER has been around for the better of two years, but the last year has been spent recording, mixing, and mastering their album, “Living With Spiders” in the home where the band lives. This is BUTTERFLY PUKE RECORD’S first release, making this an even more astounding record. With a VERY limited run, there are some “Halloween Orange’ versions, or even more rare web store only ‘Halloween Orange’ with “Butterfly Puke” ‘Black’ splatter. The web store only version even features a hand made paper slip cover including a fancy wax seal and all that! They’re not going to last long, better get them while you can!

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BAND NAME: Awe Howler
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.facebook.com/awehowler
LABEL NAME: Butterfly Puke Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.butterflypuke.com/

Record of the Week for March 13th, 2015

Another Friday the 13th, another smoking’ Record of the Week blog, so get ready to have your mind hole blown!

The black minds over at THE CRYPT are offering the latest in Mythological Occult Metal delights with a double LP from ABSU! Not only is it a double LP, it comes in two different jackets, making the collectors go crazy! ABSU is an American extreme metal band from Dallas, Texas.  Their demos and first album leaned towards death metal, but evolved more towards a black metal, and you can get both ‘The Temples of Offal” (demo) and “Return of the Ancients” (their first LP), both in one package! THE CRYPT made these in a white jacket version and a black jacket version, with both version getting either a solid ‘Black’ record, the limited ‘Ultra Clear’ version, the more limited ‘White’ version, or the super limited ‘Deep Purple’ version…. Enter THE CRYPT today!

BAND NAME: ABSU
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/officialabsu
LABEL NAME: The Crypt
LABEL WEBSITE: www.darksymphonies.com

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Just in time for their whirl wind European Tour, the latest single from THE SUEDE RAZORS is finally here!! Their fourth release since starting, ‘Passion on the Pitch’ is a the next boot boy anthem to come out of the SF Bay Area. Featuring Members of Harrington Saints / Hounds & Harlots / Sydney Ducks / The Bootboys (LA), these guys transcend OI! coming up with their own version of hard-hitting amped-up retro rock ’n’ roll. Always a favorite of collectors, CONTRA RECORDS will have probably sold out before their tour is even over. IF you are lucky enough to get one of these, they come in a cool/retro disco bag sleeve reminiscent of the 70’s, with either a ‘Black’, a ‘Cyan Blue’, or a ‘Hot Pink’ 45, all designed to match the artwork of course. Catch them TONIGHT in Hamburg, order one from CONTRA or you’ll just plain miss out….

BAND NAME: Suede Razors
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/SuedeRazors
LABEL NAME: Contra Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.contra-net.com/

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Late underground hip-hop wizard J DILLA was one of the most influential artist of the underground scene in the mid 90’s. Having worked with big name acts like A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul The Roots and more, his passing from a rare blood disease was a real tragedy. His Label, PAY JAY PRODUCTIONS, now run by his estate, is giving his fans a real treasure with this incredible, shaped picture disc! The picture speaks for it’s self, go to the PAY JAY website for further details….

BAND NAME: J Dilla
LABEL NAME: Pay Jay Productions
BAND / LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.rappcats.com/

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One of Canada’s premier alt labels, PAPER BAG RECORDS, brings you this trippy package holding the latest from YOUNG GALAXY! Their fourth LP, ‘“Ultramarine” was immediately shortlisted for a Polaris Music Prize, a well known Canadian music award. Make your way to PAPER BAG’s website and purchase one of these ‘Baby Blue’ and ‘Baby Pink’ Half-N-Half records before you’re stuck waiting until they *hopefully repress this…

BAND NAME: Young Galaxy
BAND WEBSITE: http://younggalaxy.com/
LABEL NAME: Paper Bag Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://paperbagrecords.com/

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ORCHID TAPES graces the blog once again, this time with a beautiful repress of FOXES IN FICTION’s 2010 debut album, for the first time on Vinyl! The ambient/pop album first came out on cassette, but now you can get “Swung from The Branches” as a double LP, all in a ‘Grimace Purple’ and ‘Easter Yellow’ AsideBside set of discs. Catch FOXES IN FICTION tomorrow in Brooklyn, again in April, or just scoop one up from the ORCHID TAPES website….

BAND NAME: Foxes in Fiction
BAND WEBSITE: foxesinfiction.ca
LABEL NAME: Orchid Tapes
LABEL WEBSITE: orchidtapes.com

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GLOWBUG is the brainchild of Daniel Anderson, the band’s sole member and driving force, who formed the GLOWBUG after the indefinite hiatus of experimental rock duo Idiot Pilot. “Headhunters” is the third full length release, but the first to be pressed in any physical form in this limited run of vinyl. In a very limited run of ‘Kelly Green’ records with ‘White’ splatter, you can find yours at the GLOWBUG website, where you’ll also find a very 80’s like NSFW (not the way you’re thinking) music video starring adult film star Dani Daniels…

BAND NAME: Glowbug
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.glowbugsounds.com/

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THE MUZZLERS are Chicago’s most prominent purveyors of Post-Happiness Garage Punk and are back with their third vinyl release, “Wash Your Hands”. Formed over 8 years ago and “having been in a steady decline ever since”, they smashed it with this release. In a super shiny hi gloss jacket, they made equal numbers ‘Aqua Blue’ and ‘Hot Pink’ records. Click your way over to their websites to find one of these today…

BAND NAME: The Muzzlers
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/TheMuzzlers

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Alt Metal / Prog rockers SPYLACOPA are finally here with their latest release, “Parallel” coming out on RISING PULSE RECORDS! After much tragedy with the loss of their drummer, SPYLACOPA has risen from the ashes with this very limited release of only 300 units! Made in equal parts ‘Baby Blue’ with ‘Hot Pink’ and ‘Black’ splatter, or ‘Royal Blue’ and ‘Silver’ AsideBside (not pictured), or the over the top, ‘Easter Yellow’ with ‘Orange Crush’, ‘Aqua Blue’ and ‘Doublemint Green’ splatter! Hit up RISING PULSE’s website to order one, they’re out at the end of the month!

BAND NAME: Spylacopa
BAND WEBSITE: www.facebook.com/Spylacopa
LABEL NAME: Rising Pulse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.risingpulse.com

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Australia’s own rock powerhouse, POISON CITY RECORDS is bringing you something that’s been a long time coming, a new LP from SWERVEDRIVER!!! In 1990 London’s indie-rock guitar scene was developing a distinctive new psychedelic sound and SWERVEDRIVER was an instrumental part of that until 1998. After a brief reunion in Coachella back in 2008 and a 7” in 2013, they are back, with a new LP and are currently on tour through the US and soon the UK. POISON CITY absolutely killed it with this one by matching the cover with some ‘Deep Purple’ records, some ‘Orange Crush’ records, or the limited run of ‘Blood Red’ records. Hit up the SWERDRIVER website for their tour info or buy one from POISON CITY today!

BAND NAME: Swervedriver
BAND WEBSITE: www.swervedriver.com
LABEL NAME: Poison City Records (Australia/ NZ)
LABEL WEBSITE: www.poisoncityrecords.com

Record of the Week for March 6th, 2015

A little more mellow this week on the Record of the Week blog, but some killer Vinyl none the less!

MAGNETIC EYE RECORDS is no stranger to this blog, but this time, they’ve really outdone themselves!!! Now, it’s the latest release from Doom Metal rockers HORSEHUNTER, called ‘Caged in Flesh’. Having toured and supported other bands for over two years, this is the first time you can get a HORSEHUNTER recording and we bet they couldn’t be happier with the outcome. This double LP comes in a sturdy gatefold jacket and can be had in one of FIVE variations! There is a ‘Black’ set of discs, a ‘Swamp Green’ and ‘Orange Crush’ AsideBside with ‘Gold’ splatter that is completely out-of-control, a ‘Grimace Purple’ and ‘Oxblood’ Half-N-Half set with ‘Black Haze’ (not pictured), a ‘Milky Clear’ and ‘White’ AsideBside with ‘Red(ish)’ and ‘Grimace Purple’ splatter, or the ‘Gold’ and ‘Red(ish)’ AsideBside set of records. You might also notice that they silk screened the D side of the records which just sneaks through the other side on the transparent ones… You better get ready for HORSEHUNTER’s upcoming tour or order one of these (if there are any left!) from MAGNETIC EYE!

BAND NAME: Horsehunter
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialHorseHunter
LABEL NAME: Magnetic Eye Records
LABEL WEBSITE: merhq.net

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In the first of their double header on the blog, PURE NOISE RECORDS is throwing the new ROTTING OUT record! Gigging since 2007 and currently on tour, you can get ‘Reckoning EP’ from PURE NOISE right now. In a super sturdy jacket and including an insert, these bad boys are made in either an ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘Silver’, ‘Black’ and ‘White’ splatter variation, a ‘White’ and ‘Black’ AsideBside with ‘Baby Blue’ splatter version, or the ‘White’ and ‘Royal Blue’ Half-N-Half version…
 

BAND NAME: Rotting Out
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.rottingout.com/
LABEL NAME: Pure Noise Records 
LABEL WEBSITE: http://purenoise.net/ 

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With their second feature of the week, PURE NOISE RECORDS killed it yet again with the latest from SPEAK LOW IF YOU SPEAK LOVE! The solo project of RYAN SCOTT GRAHAM, it’s an Idie/Accoustic/Emo affair. ‘Everything But What You Need’ is out at the end of the month just in time for the tour their going on, but keep tabs on the PURE NOISE website to order one of these in either a ‘Ultra Clear’ and ‘Highlighter Yellow’ Half-N-Half with ‘Kelly Green’ splatter on the clear side only, a ‘Red(ish)’, ‘Black’ and ‘White’ tri color version, or the crazy ‘Kelly Green’ and ‘Piss Yellow’ AsideBside with ‘Bone’ splatter. Either way, you can’t go wrong on this one…

BAND NAME: Speak Low If You Speak Love
BAND WEBSITE: http://speaklowmusic.tumblr.com/
LABEL NAME: Pure Noise Records 
LABEL WEBSITE: http://purenoise.net/ 
Since 2007 one-man black metal band PANOPTICON has been slinging a sledgehammer to the foundation of traditional kvlt stylings and forsaken the simplistic and/or programmed-drums path trodden by most others. BINDRUNE RECORDINGS is bringing you their fourth full length album, “Roads to the North”. This double LP in a gatefold jacket has a beautiful set of ‘Royal Blue’ discs with ‘Easter Yellow’ splatter. Get yours at BINDRUNE right now!

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

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Coming from Vancouver, BC, Acoustic Punk musician JESSE LEBOURDAIS has released his third full length album ‘Long Winter’, on MY FINGERS! MY BRAIN! RECORDS. His first release on LP, ‘Long Winter’ features 12 boot-stomping songs that serve as a shouted testament to a life well wasted with love, honestly, integrity and heart. With artwork designed by Denise Cymbalist, ‘Long Winter’ is available on ‘Milky Clear’ vinyl with ‘Blood Red’ splatter and can be found on tour with Jesse across North America and Europe in the coming year.

BAND NAME: Jesse LeBourdais
BAND WEBSITE: www.jesselebourdais.com
LABEL NAME: My Fingers! My Brain! Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.myfingersmybrain.com

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Specializing in Vinyl releases, SHOULDER TAP RECORDS is here with the latest release from YAZAN! HIs first electric recording after two solo-acoustic albums, Yazan is “Howling” with this release. Getting ready for a tour dotting the US, you can pick one of these babies up from Shoulder TAP soon.. In the mean time, we’ll tease you with the colors of these 10”s wrapped in a smooth matte finished jacket. Get a load of the ‘Black’, ‘Silver’, ’Swamp Green’ or the best of them all, the ‘Beer’ and ‘Sea Blue’ Half-N-Half record…

BAND NAME: Yazan
BAND WEBSITE: http://yazan.co
LABEL NAME: Shoulder Tap Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://shouldertaprecords.com

Record of the Week for February 27th, 2015

We’re here with one of the biggest Record of the Week’s we’ve ever had, so grab a drink, adjust your screen and get ready for more vinyl than you’ll know what to do with….

In one of the most epic split LPs we’ve ever seen, STATE LINE RECORDS and LAST PUNK ROCKERS are bringing you this insane release together, featuring RAMALLAH and SINNERS AND SAINTS!! RAMALLAH has been kicking out tunes since 2002 and this is their first release since ’05. SINNERS AND SAINTS disbanded back in 2004 and this is their first songs since their 2002 album. If that wasn’t enough for you, this release is a one pressing deal, once it’s sold out, that’s all folks. It might be hard to choose, as there is not two or three variations, but TEN color variations on this record. All versions limited to 100 units, you can pick between their offering of ‘White’, ‘Swamp Green’, ‘Grimace Purple’, ‘Royal Blue’, ‘Blood Red’, ‘Beer’, ‘Dookie Brown’ with ‘Red(ish)’ and ‘Blood Red’ splatter, ‘Grey’ with ‘Silver’ splatter, ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Baby Blue’ haze, or the ‘Bronze’ and ‘Black’ Half-N-Half version (not pictured). As with any limited pressing, you better get yours FAST!!!

BAND NAME: Ramallah/Sinners & Saints
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/ramallahboston/info https://www.facebook.com/sinnersandsaintsboston/info
LABEL NAME: State Line Records (US) Last Punk Rockers (EU)
LABEL WEBSITE: http://statelinerecords.bandcamp.com/ http://lastpunkrockersrecords.bigcartel.com/

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More than 10 years in the making, the concept album based on Fat Mike’s musical, HOME STREET HOME (playing now!), is here! Currently playing in San Francisco, there are plans on making it all over the US. This broadway style musical is a dark comedy about tough home lives, growing up on the streets and a host of other experiences. Featuring cameos from more old punkers you know that are too numerous to list and with some catchy tunes that will have you singing show tunes in no time. FAT busted these out in wither a standard ‘Black’’ color, the ‘Grey’ and ‘Blood Red’ AsideBside, or the unfortunately not pictured here ‘Grey’, ‘Blood Red’ and ‘White’ vertical striped tri color version. If you can’t make it to the acclaimed musical, or if you want to get pumped before you see it, just click your book marked link for the FAT website and get with the ordering.

PROJECT NAME: Home Street Home – The Musical Sound Track
PROJECT WEBSITE: www.homestreethomeonstage.com
LABEL NAME: Fat Wreck
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.fatwreck.com/

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Coming at you with their sixth studio album, SEPTICFLESH is here with a symphonic death metal masterpiece! Started in 1990, SEPTICFLESH used over 80 musicians and 32 singers to bring this recording to ominous new heights! Called ‘Communion’ and put out by SEASON OF MIST, you just have to see and hear this thing to believe it. With a super shiny hi gloss gatefold jacket with gold ink, you can find one of these in either a purists favorite ‘Black’ vinyl, the more limited ‘Gold’ color, or the most limited of them all, the ‘Ultra Clear’ version. Make your way to the SEASON OF MIST website…

BAND NAME: SEPTICFLESH
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/septicfleshband?fref=photo
LABEL NAME: Season of Mist
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.season-of-mist.com/

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Germany’s own GOLDEN ANTENNA RECORDS is here with the latest from American shoe gazers, JUNIUS! Touring for more than 10 years, JUNIUS is about to head out on another EU tour, but you can get, ‘Forcing Out The Silence’ now through GOLDEN ANTENNA in one of these three awesome configurations. With an etching on the B side, you can grab one these in either an ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘Blood Red’ splatter, solid ‘Black’, or the over the top ‘Oxblood’, ‘Black’ and ‘White’ striped tri color vinyl. Point your antennae over towards GOLDEN ANTENNA’s website and get some!

BAND NAME: Junius
BAND WEBSITE: www.juniusmusic.com
LABEL NAME: Golden Antenna Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.goldenantenna.com
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Bringing that hard working DIY ethic, TEMPLES are here with the first part of of a two record concept based on The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time! “Youth”, is an emotionally figurative re-telling of the story’s timeline in an instrumental format. This double LP in a gatefold jacket has a ‘Olive Green’ Disc 1 with ‘Gold’ splatter, and a ‘Gold’ Disc 2 with ‘Olive Green’ splatter, a really cool concept matching the hero Link’s costume. If you’re a fan of the Tri-Force, you better figure out how to get one of these very limited albums…

BAND NAME: Temples
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/TemplesMusic

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ZIONS GATE is bringing back one of the most pioneering Dub albums ever, THE SCIENTIST! Over 20 years since the original release, ‘International Heroes of Dub Revisited’ is a slightly altered (for the better!) version of the original, now including some new bonus material. On this round, you can get it in either a ‘Black’ color, the awesome ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘Black’, ‘Highlighter Yellow’ and ‘Kelly Green’ splatter version, or the most sought after and unfortunately not pictured ‘Kelly Green’ inside ‘Highlighter Yellow’ color-in-color version. Hit up ZIONS GATE to get your Dub on!

BAND NAME: Scientist
BAND WEBSITE: V/A
LABEL NAME: Zion’s Gate Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.zionsgate.com

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In a back to back appearance, DAEMON WORSHIP is about to blow your mind, twice! First up, this piece of Black Metal artwork, the first time on vinyl release of NEFANDUS’ album, “Your God is a Ghost”. Get a load of the jacket dripping with gold ink, the printed inner sleeve also slathered in gold, and the records! Yes, that’s a screen printed B side on either the ‘Black’ or ‘Gold’ vinyl. NEFANDUS, the so-called founders of “Orthodox Black Metal”, unleashes their third (or fourth, if we count the demo) offering upon the world in style with this one. You just missed them playing some festivals, but DAEMON WORSHIP has you covered…

BAND NAME: NEFANDUS
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nefandus/400598173304868
LABEL NAME: Daemon Worship
LABEL WEBSITE: ohttp://www.daemonworship.org

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With their second record this week, DAEMON WORSHIP’s next feast for your eyes is WEDERGANGER! Created in 2013, the band is based in the region of the Netherlands called “Gelderland” and draws its inspiration from the dark side of local folklore. Black Metal with dual vocalists, this atmospheric but wicked music is sure to blow you away, just like the vinyl. These 7”s come in that rough feeling reverse board jacket and were made in either a ‘Royal Blue’ color, the solid ‘Mustard’ color, or the ‘Royal Blue, ‘Black’ and ‘Mustard’ striped tri color version. DAEMON has two other crazy titles blazing towards fans this week along with these bad boys… you better check out their website for yourself…

BAND NAME: WEDERGANGER
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/Wederganger
LABEL NAME: Daemon Worship
LABEL WEBSITE: ohttp://www.daemonworship.org
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Inspired by the 80s new wave movement, TEEEL credits their sound to marathon movie watching and being an obsessive gear heads. Creating music in a 10×10 teal painted room, stacked with synthesizers and guitars, TEEEL produces music that ranges from hypnotic vocal synthpop to dreamwave and dark electronic rock. Called ‘Hydrostatic’, this conceptual album had us sold right out of the gate. Not to mention the art inspired ‘Milky Clear’ and ‘Baby Pink’ AsideBside that almost feels like a jelly fish, expand your mind with TEEEL…

BAND NAME: TEEEL
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.teeelmusic.com

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Those dark ones over at PESANTA URFOLK are bringing you the shadowy and archaic black metal sounds from New Mexico’s own PREDATORY LIGHT! Originally released only on cassette, it is now available in a dark vinyl package fit for these demons. Called, “MMXIV EP”, this 10 inch has a reverse board jacket covered in silver ink, and was made in either a solid ‘Black’ record, or the ‘Black’ and ‘Silver’ AsideBside version that caught our eye. If you dare, click on the link for PESANTA’s website and prepare yourself to enter their domain…

BAND NAME: Predatory Light
BAND WEBSITE: predatorylight.bandcamp.com
LABEL NAME: Pesanta Urfolk
LABEL WEBSITE: http://pesanta.bigcartel.com/

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Folk/Crust band BLACKBIRD RAUM formed in a community living squat in Santa Cruz in 2005. Using instruments you might find in a bluegrass band, BLACKBIRD RAUM creates progressive folk punk with an often bleak and mournful flavor that is more reminiscent of black metal, crust, and neo-folk. SILVER SPROCKET is bringing you their 4th album, “Destroying”. Including a poster, you can pick one of these up in either a ‘Sea Blue’ color, an ‘Electric Blue’ with ‘Blood Red’ and ‘White’ splatter (not pictured) or the ‘Coke Bottle Green’ with ‘White’, ‘Black’ and ‘Gold’ splatter. Quit your job, busk for money and buy one of these from SILVER SPROCKET today!

BAND NAME: Blackbird Raum
BAND WEBSITE: http://blackbirdraum.net/
LABEL NAME: Silver Sprocket
LABEL WEBSITE: http://tumblr.silversprocket.net/

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As part of they monthly subscription/food paring series, TURNTABLE KITCHEN’s latest jam is the 7” from LUNIFRED BENJAMIN! LUNIFRED is is an “internet porn-era poet” and the tracks featured here were recorded in one night at the Ace Hotel in NYC. Made in either a solid ‘Oxblood’ colored record (not pictured), or the deluxe and very limited ‘Beer’ and ‘Bone’ Half-N-Half with ‘Oxblood’ splatter version. As always, your 45 comes with some ingredients and recipe perfectly paired to this auditory delight!

BAND NAME: Lunifred Benjamin
BAND WEBSITE: http://lunifredbenjamin.com/
LABEL NAME: Turntable Kitchen
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.turntablekitchen.com/

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Gracing the blog once again is ol’ faithful FAT WRECK CHORDS with the latest, highly anticipated album from none other than STRUNG OUT!! With their first release since 2009, ‘Transmission Alpha Delta’ is almost here. You can preorder it over at FAT’s website, with some deluxe versions coming with some nice 12” prints with art tied to each song. STRUNG OUT has already booked a huge North American tour and is heading to Europe this summer. And, with out a doubt, FAT killed it again by making some killer versions of this. There is a ‘Black’ version, a super sick ‘Oxblood’ and ‘Black’ AsideBside, or the incredible ‘Black’, ‘Oxblood’ and ‘White’ striped tricolor record you see here, all wrapped in a nice matte finished jacket. You know what to do….

BAND NAME: Strung Out
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.nofxofficialwebsite.com/
LABEL NAME: Fat Wreck
LABEL WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/strungout

Record of the Week for February 20th, 2015

What an explosive Record of the Week for you this week! If you’re a death metal fan, then you better strap in, hold on, and prepare to have your mind blown!
Celebrating their 25th anniversary, RELAPSE RECORDS is rereleasing the death metal kings NILE’s 4 classic albums! Yes, all at once, in several glorious and uber deluxe variations, including the all ‘Silver’ 25th anniversary editions, get your credit cards ready!

‘Amongst The Catacombs of Nephren-Ka’ was NILE’s first release way back in ’98 and is what brought them to the forefront of Death Metal. Now, this LP has a matte finished jacket and ‘Island Copper’ foil stamping. It was made in either a ‘Red(ish)’ color, the ‘Silver’ variation, or the ‘Orange Crush’ and ‘Mustard Yellow’ AsideBside version.

Their second record, ‘Black Seeds of Vengeance’, was originally released in 2000, and it’s back and better than ever. With a copper foil laced ,matte finished jacket in a super sturdy stock, these NILE records were made in either a solid ‘Silver’ color, a solid ‘Red(ish)’ color, or the blew our socks off ’Swamp Green’ and ‘Halloween Orange’ Aside/Bside. I

‘In Their Darkened Shrines’ first appeared in 2002. This double LP has that matte smooth gatefold jacket with ‘Leaf Green’ foil and was made in either an all ‘Red(ish)’ set of records, the very limited all ‘Silver’ set, or the best of al, the all ‘Olive Green’ and ‘Gold’ AsideBside that has to be seen to be believed.

The last of the RELAPSE rereleases is ‘Annihilation of the Wicked’, their instant classic from 2005. This double LP set has a gatefold jacket with ‘Desert Gold’ foil stamping and the D side of all sets has a sick etching design on it. This release can be found in an all ‘Red(ish)’ set, an all ‘Silver’ set, or the deluxe ‘Red(ish)’ and ‘Gold’ AsideBside set.

Get yours at the RELAPSE website, TODAY!!!!


BAND NAME: Nile
BAND WEBSITE: www.Nile-Catacombs.net
LABEL NAME: Relapse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.relapse.com/

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Continuing the series, OI! THE BOAT RECORDS in association with RANDALE RECORDS is here with the latest from the OI! supergroup OXSLEY’S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS! With all four members of the band living across the county (from San Francisco to DC), the group occasionally meets on weekend retreats in the southwest to scour the musical landscape for the perfect Oi! single. So far, we’d say that they’re 2 for 2. Called ‘Invasion’, on this release you can find this in either a ‘Hot Pink’ record, or the Arizona flag matching ‘Cyan’ and ‘Easter Yellow’ Half-N-Half with ‘Red(ish)’ splatter on the yellow half only! How slick is that? Get yours from OI! THE BOAT in the US or RANDALE in EU…

BAND NAME: Oxley’s Midnight Runners
BAND WEBSITE: facebook.com/oxleys-midnight-runners
LABEL NAME:Oi! the Boat Records (US)
LABEL WEBSITE: oitheboat.com
LABEL NAME: Randale Records (EU)
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.randaleshop.de/

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A trio of rappers hailing from from Denver, BLKHRTS are dropping their latest set of combustable, hard hitting goth music for you! Soon to be released on vinyl only, DEATHBOMB ARC are the mavericks bringing you this Black Heart shaped disc! Not set to go out until may, you can catch BLKHRTS at a few shows in LA soon. If you are patient enough, you too can own one of these heart shaped pieces of vinyl that will have your neighbors calling in noise complaints in no time…

BAND NAME: BLKHRTS
BAND WEBSITE: WWW.BLKHRTS.COM
LABEL NAME: DEATHBOMB ARC
LABEL WEBSITE: WWW.DEATHBOMBARC.COM
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BROKEN WORLD MEDIA is here with the reimagining of the 2011 breakthrough from emo/post hardcore dissenters OLD GRAY! For the first time on vinyl, you can own ‘Do I Dare Disturb The Universe’, and in four smokin’ color combinations. Check out the standard ‘Black’ version, the ‘Dookie Brown’ and ‘White’ half-n-half version, the ‘Electric Blue’ with ‘Bronze’ and ‘White’ splatter, or our favorite, the ‘Oxblood’ inside ‘Bone’ color-in-color version that came out really interesting. By the way, the B sides have an over the top etching that you will have to see for yourself. You will just have to hit up BROKEN WORLD’s website to get your OLD GRAY record on vinyl…

 

BAND NAME: Old Gray
BAND WEBSITE: http://oldgray.tumblr.com/
LABEL NAME: Broken World Media
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.brokenworldmedia.com/
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GOOD FIGHT MUSIC is gracing the ROTW blog once again, this time with Belgian Hard Core Metal fanatics NASTY! Called “Shokka”, it’s the bands fifth release to date and achieves comical levels of awesomeness via unrepentant, double-bass-driven breakdowns and Belgian-accented mosh incitements. GOOD FIGHT killed it with this one by making all of these records in a ‘Milky Clear’ color with ‘Hot Pink’ and ‘Highlighter Yellow’ splatter. Get the latest NASTY record from your friends over at GOOD FIGHT or catch the band on tour soon…

BAND NAME: Nasty
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.facebook.com/getnasty
LABEL NAME: Good Fight Music
LABEL WEBSITE: www.goodfightmusic.com
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ORCHID TAPES is bestowing on you this beauty of a record, ‘Ontario Gothic’ from dream popers FOXES IN FICTION! A side project of ORCHID TAPES founder Warren Hildebrand, this FOXES IN FICTION album is loaded with guest appearances. This instant classic is back again and better than ever before! This time around, it’s got a reverse board jacket an either the stunning ‘Cyan Blue’ and ‘Sea Blue’ AsideBside vinyl, or the equally as stunning (and unfortunately not pictured) ‘Coke Bottle Green’ and ‘Doublemint Green’ AsideBside version. Either way, your a winner once you order this record from ORCHID TAPES….

BAND NAME: Foxes in Fiction
BAND WEBSITE: foxesinfiction.ca
LABEL NAME: Orchid Tapes
LABEL WEBSITE: orchidtapes.com

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Record of the Week for February 13th, 2015

Happy Friday the 13th for all of you superstitious people out there and a happy Valentine’s day to all of you Record of the Week Blog fans out there… We have quite a special blog for you this week…

There has never been a more exciting time in Asbury Park, New Jersey than right NOW! As the city continues to grow, many amazing bands have formed from it, and they pack the local clubs on a weekly basis. “Vinyl Heart” is an extension of this – a heart-shaped vinyl compilation and local event featuring the music of SMALLTALK, DENTIST, SEASIDE CAVES, and TRANS CHARGER METROPOLIS – all just in time for Valentine’s Day. Sponsored by PIRATES PRESS, CHUNKSAAH RECORDS, COOLDAD MUSIC, RUSSO MUSIC, HOLDFAST RECORDS, and ASBURY LANES, the release event takes place on February 13th (tonight!) at Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, NJ. Check out the link below for more info!!

ALBUM NAME: “Vinyl Heart” featuring Smalltalk, Dentist, Seaside Caves, and Trans Charger Metropolis
ALBUM WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/VinylHeart

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Here with their fourth full length album, A SOUND OF THUNDER is just tearing it up with this mondo release! Formed in 2009 in the DC area, this heavy metal band is sans label, preferring to take it’s music directly to the fans. It’s no wonder why this album was on the Billboard Heatseakers chart once you get a look at it. If you hit up their website, you will find that this album was made in two insane variations. The regular version is a regular jacket that holds the double LP, both discs being a ‘Deep Purple’ color. However the deluxe book version, not only has the ‘Deep Purple’ set of discs, but also has a case wrapped slip case housing a 28 page custom LP book/Jacket and a full color poster! It doesn’t get much more deluxe than this new A SOUND OF THUNDER release!!!

BAND NAME: A Sound Of Thunder
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.asoundofthunderband.com

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Party pop fans can rejoice as the latest DIRTY FEW album is here, now, and looking good! Jamming since 2011, they have a few shows coming up (including SXSW), but BLACK IN BLUHM MUSIC has you covered now with this beauty. Including a digital download card, all of these were made in a ‘Gold’ colored vinyl with a transparent ‘Orange Crush’ splatter that makes for a really cool effect. Follow the DIRTY FEW closely to see where they will be or make your way to the BLACK IN BLUHM’s website and order one today!

BAND NAME: Dirty Few
BAND WEBSITE: dirtyfew.bandcamp.com
LABEL NAME: Black in Bluhm Music
LABEL WEBSITE: www.blackinbluhm.com
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Formed in 2009 in England, IS TROPICAL is a four-piece rock band, beloved for their gripping live performances, custom aesthetic and highly creative, viral music videos. They have teamed up for their third full length album with Brooklyn based AXIS MUNDI RECORDS and together they came up with this, the beginning of something really unique! Recorded on all 5 continents, this is first part of a five piece set, when you stack all of the ‘Ultra Clear’ records on top of each other, the silk screening on the mirrored B side will line up to show a single image of the globe! The picture doesn’t do this record justice, you just have to see it in person. Stay tuned to the AXIS MUNDI website for further details….

BAND NAME: IS TROPICAL
BAND WEBSITE: http://istropical.com/
LABEL NAME: Axis Mundi Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.axismundirecords.com/
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STEP 1 MUSIC dug deep into the archives to find and release SKINS ’N’ PUNKS Volume 1! Originally released in the mid 80’s, this is the first time this series has been available on vinyl in years! Featuring a split between LAST ROUGH CAUSE and SOCIETY’S REJECTS, some of the toughest OI! bands ever. This time around, you can grab these in a classic ‘Black’ color, a ‘Black’ disc with ‘White’ splatter or the skinheads favorite, ‘Blood Red’ colored vinyl. Hit up STEP 1 MUSIC today!

BAND NAME:  Last Rough Cause / Society’s Rejects
LABEL NAME: Step 1 Music
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.step1music.com/
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Coming in from Japan is the latest release from STIFF SLACK featuring Tokyo heroes AKUTAGAWA and MALEGOAT. Both bands are known for their live shows and are close friends, so this came together out of that. A very limited run of 7”s, You can find this in a ‘White’ and ‘Black’ Half-N-Half record (not pictured), a ‘Kelly Green’ record, as a ‘Milky Clear’ and ‘Deep Purple’ Half-N-Half record (also not pictured) or the super limited ‘Mustard Yellow’ record with ‘Halloween Orange’ splatter. Plus, who doesn’t love all of the cat pictured? Fire up your translator and head over to STIFF SLACK’s website now!

BAND NAME:  Akutagawa / Malegoat
LABEL NAME: Stiff Slack
LABEL WEBSITE: stiffslack.com.

Record of the Week for February 6th, 2015

Weeeee’re back with another eagerly awaited RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog, because VINYL RULES!!!!

The dark minds over at PESANTA URFOLK are here with their latest offering of Drone/Dark/Black Metal by way of this insane double LP from TREPANERINGSRITUALEN and SUTEKH HEXEN!!! Called, ‘One Hundred Year Storm’, this evil thing has metallic silver ink on the labels, a reverse board gatefold jacket with spot UV gloss for a crazy texture/look and even flood printing on the inside of the jacket! Oh, and either ‘Black’ records or over the top ‘White’ and ‘Electric Blue’ Aside/Bside record with ‘Silver’ haze, both a heavy weight set of records. SUTEKH HEXEN has some shows coming up in the near future, but you can get yours over at PESANTA URFOLK today!!!!

BAND NAME: TREPANERINGSRITUALEN
BAND NAME: SUTEKH HEXEN
BAND WEBSITE: http://de-za-kh-a-da-sh-ba-a-ha-v.se/
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.sutekhhexen.org/
LABEL NAME: Pesanta Urfolk
LABEL WEBSITE: http://f-consortium.com/pesanta/ 

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CHUNKSAAH RECORDS is at it again with TIM BARRY’s debut album, just in time for his UK tour which starts in a few weeks! Known as ‘Rivanna Junction’, this is the album that arrived with such presence and confidence, it was clear TIM BARRY was a man steeped in the tradition of folk and country music. There’s a lot more going on here than “just another old guy that used to be in a punk band that now plays an acoustic guitar”. This time around, you can get one of these in a reverse board jacket with either a ‘Milky Clear’ record, the more limited ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Grey’ splatter, or the most limited of them all, the ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Grey’, ‘Bone’ AND ‘Black’ splatter. You know what to do…

BAND NAME: TIM BARRY
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.timbarryrva.com/
LABEL NAME: CHUNKSAAH RECORDS
LABEL WEBSITE: http://chunksaah.com/  
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After over a decade, MASTODON’s debut LP is being repressed on RELAPSE RECORDS! Voted one of the best debut metal albums of all time, 2002’s ‘Remission’ is back and even more glorious, if that’s even possible. On this pressing, the double LP can only be had in the awesome looking ‘Black’ and ‘Grimace Purple’ Half-N-Half set of discs, a printed insert and some slick gold ink spot printed on the jacket. MASTODON is about to start a huge North America/Australia tour, but RELAPSE has got you covered right now!!!!

BAND NAME: Mastodon
LABEL NAME: Relapse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.relapse.com
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Check out the brand new split LP featuring unreleased tracks from Seattle bands SANDRIDER and KINSKI. This vinyl only release on GOOD TO DIE RECORDS caught our eye with its matching jacket and printed inner sleeve, along with the classic ‘Black’ vinyl there’s the ‘Bone’ vinyl with ‘Blood Red’ and ‘Red(ish)’ splatter. Both SANDRIDER and KINSKI are playing a show together sowing up soon so keep tabs on them and GOOD TO DIE!
 

BAND NAME:  Sandrider / Kinski
BAND WEBSITE:  sandrider.bandcamp.com / kinski.net
LABEL NAME: Good to Die Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.goodtodierecords.com
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MEDICAL RECORDS returns to Germany for another piece of the Neue Deutsche Welle story with the reissue of the one and only album by TSE-TSE. Originally pressed in 1983, the archivists over at MEDICAL knew that this record was due to be heard again. Known for the strict attention to detail in replicating the feel of these long out of press records, this album was made with a super thick jacket stock and only ‘Kelly Green’ colored heavy weight records. You will only find TSE-TSE along with a host of other great early electronic LPs at MEDICAL RECORDS….

BAND: Tse-Tse
LABEL: Medical Records
LABEL WEBSITE: medical-records.org

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well known label RISE RECORDS is here with their latest offering from MAKE DO AND MEND! Their third full length album, called ‘Don’t Be Long’, is coming out just in time for their upcoming mini tour. Get a load of the gatefold jacket and printed inner sleeve and all the vinyl colors! Made in either ‘Black’, ‘White’, ‘Blood Red’ or the most limited of them all, the ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘Coke Bottle Green’ splatter. It would be a shame if you didn’t go to RISE’s web site and order one of these before they all sold out…

BAND: Make Do And Mend
BAND WEBSITE: http://makedoandmend.me/
LABEL NAME: Rise Records / Stay Close
LABEL WEBSITE: www.riserecord.com

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The Parisian based APRIL77 record label is showcasing one of their more artistic releases ever with the psych rock group THE ENTRANCE BAND! Consisting of two songs on a super limited run of 10” records, each record also comes with some incense picked out by the band matched to the color of record you get! If you order the ‘Baby Pink’ record, you’ll get a ‘May Rose’ incense, if you order the ‘Grimace Purple’ record, you’ll get the ‘Lavender’ incense, and the ‘Bronze’ vinyl gets the ‘Sandalwood / Essential Oils’ incense. Check out APRIL77’s website for all the details, we can’t do it justice on this blog!

BAND: THE ENTRANCE BAND
BAND WEBSITE: www.theentranceband.com
LABEL NAME: APRIL77
LABEL WEBSITE: www.april77.fr

Record of the Week for January 30th, 2015

A short but sweet RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog this time around. Buckle up and get ready for the ride!

Right out of the gate this week is our very own sister company, PIRATES PRESS RECORDS with this killer shaped picture disc from EVIL CONDUCT, with a custom printed PVC bag to boot! This Dutch powerhouse formed in the 80s, but really hit it in the early 2000’s with their debut albums. The A side is their song, “That Old Tattoo” which originally appeared on a 2014 split with GIMP FIST. The B side is a live version of their 1986 demo, “Ultra-Violence”, equally as hard hitting as the A side. There were only 1000 of these made, so you better hit up the PIRATES PRESS RECORDS web store asap. Keep your eye on EVIL CONDUCT’s tour schedule as they’re bound to hit the states soon….

BAND NAME: Evil Conduct
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Evil-Conduct-Official/137898319572260
LABEL NAME: Pirates Press Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://piratespressrecords.com/

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So Cal’s own BLEEDING GOLD RECORDS is here with the debut album from TAPE WAVES, this time available with a Flexi featuring a bonus track! TAPE WAVES is a married duo that plays dream pop sounds. Hailing from Charleston SC, they have been well received by critics far and wide. This time around, BLEEDING GOLD brought you this release with a reverse board jacket, printed inner sleeve and made it avail in either a purist’s favorite ‘Black’ vinyl, or the color that caught our eye, the ‘Cyan’ and ‘Baby Pink’ Aside/Bside variant. TAPE WAVES just finished a So Cal tour, but BLEEDING GOLD has their vinyl available right now!

BAND NAME: TAPE WAVES
BAND WEBSITE: http://tapewaves.tumblr.com/
LABEL NAME: Bleeding Gold Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://bleedinggoldrecords.com/    

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Milwaukee based GOOD LAND RECORDS is blessing your ears and eyes with a split between DWIGHT TWILLEY and JOSH BERWANGER! Yes, the same DWIGHT that you remember from 1975’s “I’m On Fire” and the same JOSH from from indie darlings THE ANNIVERSARY! Check out the reverse board jacket and the ‘Cyan Blue’ vinyl, with or without ‘Halloween Orange’, ‘Silver’ and ‘Kelly Green’ splatter. The splatter version is limited to 100 copies, and they are all hand numbered. DWIGHT TWILLEY has an album coming out later this year on GOOD LAND, so this is somewhat a teaser. JOSH BERWAGER has some SXSW shows this year, but you can listen to this one to get your fix until then….
 

BAND NAME:  Dwight Twilley – Josh Berwanger
BAND WEBSITE:  dwighttwilley.com  –  berwangermusic.com
LABEL NAME: Good Land Records
LABEL WEBSITE: goodlandrecords.com
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Fans on Nerdcore / Nintendocore (yup, it’s a thing) can rejoice because PRESIDENT GATOR just dropped this bomb on you! A split with MINIBOSSES and MEGA RAN, this thing had our inner nerd buzzing. Take a trip back to 1986 with these instrumental rock variations of video game music from Metroid, Catlevania and the like. This 10” comes in only a ‘Cyan Blue’ colored vinyl and is limited to only 250 units! Head over to PRESIDENT GATOR’s website to order one of these before the rest of the internet beats you to it!

BAND: Minibosses / Mega Ran
BAND WEBSITE: http://minibosses.com/ / http://megaran.com/
LABEL: President Gator
LABEL WEBSITE: http://presidentgator.bigcartel.com/

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Formed in 2003 in humble Lima, Ohio – HIT THE LIGHTS is here with their latest release on PURE NOISE RECORDS! Called, “Summer Bones”, this is their fourth full length album. HIT THE LIGHTS is about to start the PURE NOISE Tour UK, but in the mean time you can make your way over to the PURE NOISE website and get one of these so that you already have the songs memorized. With a nice and sturdy reverse board jacket, these were made in either a ‘Blood Red’ and ‘Halloween Orange’ Aside/Bside with ‘Black splatter’, a ‘Orange Crush’ and ‘Black’ half-n-half with ‘Red(ish)’ splatter on the orange side only (not pictured), or the super sick ‘Piss Yellow’, ‘Red(ish)’ and ‘Orange Crush’ tri color striped vinyl! You know what you need to do…

BAND: Hit The Lights
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.hitthelightsmusic.com/
LABEL NAME: Pure Noise Records 
LABEL WEBSITE: http://purenoise.net/ 

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The melodic punk band DWAYNE is here with their debut/self titled album that can only be found on PAPER + PLASTIK. The cover art had us sold before we even saw the awesome vinyl. DWAYNE is a super group of sorts with members from other notable bands and they speak 6 different languages. Check out the printed inner sleeve and the ‘White’ vinyl with ‘Easter Yellow’ and ‘Black’ splatter, or the ‘White’ and ‘Easter Yellow’ Half-n-half vinyl. Rock on DWAYNE!!!

BAND NAME: DWAYNE
LABEL NAME: PAPER + PLASTICK
LABEL WEBSITE: http://paperandplastick.com

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Record of the Week for January 23rd, 2015

Holy cow, what another exciting week here at Pirates Press! As you know, we’re all very proud of what we do here, but this week we’re even more elated since not only did we make 2.5 MILLION records last year, but the local PBS affiliate wrote an awesome article about us and the Vinyl industry in general (check it out here http://bit.ly/1L50oF1 ). Anyways, back to what you came for, another dose of vinyl in this week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog…

The Record of the Week this time around is the latest release from the Brooklyn based indie Hip-Hop label, SLICE OF SPICE! What you see here is the 2013 album from DJ SKIZZ, the famous DJ, producer and member of the World Famous Halftime Radio Show on WNYU FM. Already a very popular album in the digital world, SLICE OF SPICE is bringing you ‘BQE: The Brooklyn-Queens Experience’ on vinyl for the first time! With a very limited run, you can buy one of these with either a standard LP jacket and ‘Black’ or a more limited ‘Royal Blue’ colored record, or one of the craziest picture discs we’ve seen in a while! Check out SLICE OF SPICE’s website for more details!!

BAND NAME: DJ Skizz
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/djskizzbeats/info?tab=page_info
LABEL NAME: Slice of Spice
LABEL WEBSITE: http://slice-of-spice.com/

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Celebrating over 20 years of putting out some of the best underground OI! and Punk music around, LONGSHOT MUSIC is here with the latest release from none other than the 45 ADAPTERS!!!! If you drove a truck full of CockSParrer records into a shed full of Otis Redding LPs, the 45 ADAPTERS is what would happen. Their 6th release, ‘Patriots Not Fools’ is Maximum Oi’n’B’ (Blues). Known for very classic but clean art and packaging, LONGSHOT did not disappoint. With a one color PMS printed ‘old style’ jacket, printed inner sleeve and a download card, you can order one of these records in either a purist ‘Black’ color, a ‘White’ colored vinyl or a transparent ‘Royal Blue’ color.

BAND NAME: 45 ADAPTERS
BAND WEBSITE:  http://45adapters.com/
LABEL NAME: LONGSHOT MUSIC
LABEL WEBSITE: www.longshotmusic.com or http://www.piratespressrecords.com/store/

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Tucson based experimental psych band, THE MYRRORS, are here with their latest release on the infamous BEYOND BEYOND IS BEYOND RECORDS! Called ‘Arena Negra’, this is a four track, 42 minute journey into a drone, desert influenced sound. Having waited 5 some years to release the first album they recorded, BEYOND BEYOND waisted no time in making a pretty dramatic packaging. You can order one of these in a standard ‘Black’ color, a ‘Black’ inside ‘Milky Clear’ color-in-color record, or most nuts of all, the ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Bronze’ haze. The BEYOND BEYOND IS BEYOND website is your portal for THE MYRRORS until they get out on tour soon…

 

BAND NAME:  The Myrrors
BAND WEBSITE:  http://beyondbeyondisbeyond.com/the-myrrors
LABEL NAME: Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records 
LABEL WEBSITE:   http://beyondbeyondisbeyond.com/
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NYC based indie record label GRAND JURY is a newer label, but you could’t tell that by this debut LP by AVID DANCER! A nom de musique of Jacob Dillan Summers, who’s drumming virtuoso with national recognition, it’s called ‘1st Bath’ and the band name was painted on in his own blood! (For the art, his actual blood isn’t on the record). That gives you an insight into this alternative album that was made in a reverse board jacket and either a ‘Black’ record (not pictured), or the bloody looking ‘Milky Clear’ record with lots of ‘Oxblood’ splatter. Just head over to GRAND JURY’s website and dive right in or catch AVID DANCER in LA soon…

BAND: Avid Dancer
BAND WEBSITE: :http://aviddancerband.com/
LABEL: Grand Jury
LABEL WEBSITE: http://grandjurymusic.com/

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OI! THE BOAT RECORDS just repressed the OI! supergroup that is OXLEY’S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS on these killer color combos. If you’re not already familiar with OXLEY’S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS, then where have you been? Featuring members from The Fatskins, Boot Party, 90 Proof, the Old Firm Casuals, and Rancid, this will have you screaming ‘We Are Legion’ at the top of your lungs. With a fold over jacket, this blistering 7” is avail in a ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Red(ish)’ splatter, or a ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Black’ splatter. Only avail on vinyl (the way it should be), get over to OTB’s website now!

BAND: Oxley’s Midnight Runners
BAND WEBSITE: facebook.com/oxleys-midnight-runners
LABEL NAME: Randale Records (EU)
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.randaleshop.de/
LABEL NAME:Oi! the Boat Records (US)
LABEL WEBSITE: oitheboat.com

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MANHUNT is a female fronted Hardcore Punk band from Brisbane. In a co release with LETHAL DOSE RECORDS, 625 TRASH and RSR, this self titled LP is MANHUNT’s fourth and is a limited run of 500 on vinyl only! MANHUNT is starting up a tour in a few weeks, but in the mean time you can still order one of these at the LETHAL DOSE website (only 16 left at the time of this blog!) with a ‘Black’ inside ‘Milky Clear’ color-in-color record, or look at the already sold out ‘Black’ vinyl. Tick tock….

BAND NAME: Manhunt
BAND WEBSITE: manhuntpunk.bandcamp.com
LABEL NAME: Lethal Dose Records, 625 Thrash, RSR 
LABEL WEBSITE: lethaldoserecords.bandcamp.com, 625thrash.com, rsrec.bigcartel.com

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Last year one band stood out of the rest, it was CONCRETE with their debut EP that was released on limited run vinyl. Now on REBELLION RECORDS, their latest release, ‘Subculture Street Trooper’, contains two brand new tracks by one of the toughest sounding bands out there. Make your way to the REBELLION website to order one of these limited run discs in either a ‘Beer’ colored record with ‘Black’ splatter, or the more limited ‘Dookie Brown’ color. You can even get the deluxe version with a poster!

BAND NAME: Concrete
BAND WEBSITE: www.concreteusa.bigcartel.com
LABEL NAME: Rebellion Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.rebellionrecords.nl

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The Doom metal band from Chicago called BONGRIPPER is celebrating their 10th year of deafening and intense live performances. This wicked record is a split with their friends CONAN and was recently remastered by the bands themselves. Check out the printed inner sleeves and the ‘Dookie Brown’ colored record or the over the top ‘Beer’ and ‘Bronze’ Aside/Bside record with both a opaque ’Red(ish)’ and transparent ‘Blood Red’ splatter. Go to BONGRIPPER’s website and get your ears blown.

BAND NAME: Bongripper
BAND WEBSITE: www.bongripper.com
LABEL NAME: Great Barrier Records

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KINGS KALEIDOSCOPE is a ten piece rock ensemble from Seattle, WA and their known for their Alternative/Orchestral/Gospel sound. Signed to TOOTH & NAIL and manufactured in a partnership with BC MUSIC, this is KINGS KALEIDOSCOPE’s debut release and man, is this thing cool! This double LP is housed in reverse board gatefold jacket with printed inserts, and comes in two configurations. You can either grab a set with a disc one that is ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘Grimace Purple’ and ‘Kelly Green’ splatter and a disc two that is ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘Halloween Orange’ and ‘Kelly Green’ splatter. The other option is a ‘Deep Purple’ disc one and a ‘Orange Crush’ disc two. Make with the click click and get over to BC’s website post haste!

BAND NAME: Kings Kaleidoscope
BAND WEBSITE:  kingskaleidoscope.com
LABEL NAME: Tooth & Nail, BC Music
LABEL WEBSITE:   Badchristian.com &  toothandnail.com

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The Bay Area’s own CREATOR DESTRUCTOR is back yet again, this time with the epic album from Canada’s own MUTE!!! With more than 450 shows under their belt, MUTE is 100% DIY and shows no signs of stopping soon. If you navigate your browser over the the CREATOR DESTRUCTOR’s website, you can exchange money for a ‘Black’ inside ‘Beer’ color in color record with lots of ‘Black’ and ‘Orange Crush’ splatter, or the very dark and complex ‘Black’ and ‘Orange Crush’ Aside/Bside with ‘Swamp Green’ and ‘Beer’ splatter….

BAND NAME: Mute
BAND WEBSITE: http://mutepunkrock.bandcamp.com/
LABEL NAME: Creator Destructor
LABEL WEBSITE: http://creator-destructor.com
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