September 19th, 2014

Fellow Vinyl Enthusiasts…

We have a jam packed Record of the Week blog coming at you, with more 7”s on here than we’ve ever featured before, so without further ado….

Starting this week off is none other than our friend TIM BARRY! With his upcoming fifth studio release set to come out on November 28th for Black Friday Record Store Day, CHUNKSAAH RECORDS went monochromatic with this title known as ‘Lost and Rootless’. Housed in that sweet reverse board jacket that we love so much, this title comes in either a solid ‘Grey’ color, the available only on tour ‘Grey’ with ‘Pink’ and ‘Black’ splatter version, or our favorite, the ‘Pink’ and ‘Grey’ Aside/Bside with ‘Black’ splatter version. This title also includes a slick insert and a download card for all you techies out there. If you missed Tim on some of his recent East Coast shows, then fear not because he has more dates in October and will even be venturing across the pond next February for a UK tour! Head over to TIM or CHUNKSAAH’s website today or you might miss out…

BAND:  Tim Barry
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.chunksaah.com/
LABEL:  Chunksaah Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://www.chunksaah.com/

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Over ten years in the making, this latest collaboration between LONGSHOT MUSIC, KB RECORDS out of Germany and our very own PIRATES PRESS RECORDS, HARRINGTON SAINTS’ latest release is a two song 7” with ‘Upright Citizen’ and ‘Rob a Bank’. These songs are already crowd favorites, which makes the fact that this release is coinciding with their upcoming east coast tour even better. In a classic ‘Disco Bag’ sleeve, these 7”s are available in either ‘Olive Green’, ‘Mustard Yellow’, the awesome looking ‘Silver’ or the ultra rare ‘Black’ vinyl version. If you can’t see them on their tour, then you better get a copy of this to tide you over until their next release scheduled for 2015…

BAND:  Harrington Saints
BAND WEBSITE:http://www.harringtonsaints.com/
LABEL:  Longshot Music
LABEL:  KB Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://www.kb-mailorder.de/
LABEL:  Pirates Press Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://piratespressrecords.com/

Self described as “Music for Losers”, this latest 7” from these Detroit natives known as CHILDBITE is spectacular! Put out by HOUSECORE RECORDS and called ‘Strange Waste’, this title is a gatefold double 7”, a rarity these days. With disc one coming in as a ‘Orange Crush’ and ’Swamp Green’ Aside/Bside with ‘Gold’, ‘Dookie Brown’ AND ‘Olive Green’ splatter. To top that (if you can), disc two is a’ Kelly Green’ and ’Swamp Green’ Aside/Bside with ‘Gold’, ‘Dookie Brown’ AND ‘Olive Green’ splatter. If you hurry you can catch these guys at some shows around the Chicago area real soon.

BAND:  Child Bite
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.childbite.com/
LABEL:  Housecore
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://www.thehousecorerecords.com/

PESANTA URFOLK likes the strange and rare and it couldn’t be more evident than with MEDICINE MOON’s ‘Demo’ EP on a double 7”! This limited release is available on either standard ‘Black’ vinyl, or the rare and super cool ‘Olive Green’ inside ‘Coke Bottle’ Color in Color disc one paired with the ‘Grimace Purple’ inside ‘Coke Bottle’ Color in Color disc two. It’s all wrapped up in a reverse board gatefold with flood black printing inside the jacket for that little extra something. Head over to PESANTA URFOLK’s website to get yours today.

BAND:  Medicine Moon
LABEL:  Pesanta Urfolk
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://pesanta.bigcartel.com/

The crew over at REBEL SOUNDS MUSIC is releasing the first music available from Melbourne Australia’s own THE TRANSITIONS. These “Three Dudes” play a mix of 70s and 80s Punk, Oi and just some plain ol’ Rock. What you see in front of you is their self titled EP in a retro disco bag sleeve with an insert. Available on either ‘Black’ vinyl, ‘Oxblood’ or the limited run ‘Coke Bottle Green’. You can pick yours up over at REBEL SOUND MUSIC’s website!

BAND:  The Transitions
BAND WEBSITE: http://thetransitions.bandcamp.com/
LABEL:  Rebel Sound Music
LABEL WEBSITE: http://rebelsoundmusic.limitedrun.com/

One of our favorite Australian labels, HOMELESS RECORDS just released the latest album from DEAF WISH! Currently out on tour in the U.S., this latest self titled release is killer. This is only available as a ‘Black’ and ‘Army Green’ Color in Color record in a reverse board jacket. It also includes a download card just in case the record player in your car is on the fritz. Head over to DEAF WISH’s website to see where you can catch them on tour or get the vinyl over at HOMELESS RECORDS’ website today.

BAND:  Deaf Wish
BAND WEBSITE:http://deafwishstyle.bandcamp.com
LABEL: Homeless Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://homelessrecords.bandcamp.com/

MEDICAL RECORDS was able to dig into the archives and reintroduce the world to the iconic band IKO. This album titled ‘’83’, is over 30 years old and features more Synth than you’ll know what to do with. This heavy weight vinyl was only made in the jacket matching ‘Yellow’ and ‘Black’ Half ’n Half configuration you see here. If your a fan of Kraftwerk or a serious vinyl collector, get it in gear and get over to MEDICAL RECORDS website to order yours today!

BAND:  IKO
LABEL:  Medical Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  https://medicalrecords.bandcamp.com/

Only available as part of their subscription packages, TURNTABLE KITCHEN is really turning up the heat with one of their latest releases, the first release from Poland’s own OXFORD DRAMA! Titled ‘Asleep/Awake’, this 7” is a perfectly matched package. Available in a ‘Piss Yellow’ color, you have to be part of the “Gold Club” to get one of the deluxe ‘Piss Yellow’ and ‘Royal Blue’ Aside/Bside versions. If you do subscribe, you’ll not only get the record, you’ll also get a digital mixtape, recipes, ingredients and some tasting notes. Get yours today!!

BAND:  Oxford Drama
BAND WEBSITE: www.soundcloud.com/oxford-drama
LABEL:  Turntable Kitchen
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://www.turntablekitchen.com/

NO VISIBLE SCARS got together with the exploitation film company VINEGAR SYNDROME to offer up the hit song fro the movie NIGHT TRAIN TO TERROR, ‘Everybody But You’. This limited edition pressing is available in either the standard ‘Black’ vinyl, and this beauty, the ‘Bone’ and ‘Royal Blue’ Aside/Bside variation. You can preorder this masterpiece now over at NO VISIBLE SCAR’s website…

BAND:  Night Train to Terror
LABEL:  No Visible Scars
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://novisiblescars.bigcartel.com/

We were very stoked to be able to get these records to THE FUZZ KINGS just in time for their record release party this week! From Edmonton Canada, these guys are known as “Roots/Rock Weirdos” and that’s evident here with their latest release ‘ReTurn Of The Century’. You can get this in either a solid ‘Baby Pink’ or the more limited and insanely cool ‘Bone’ and ‘Bronze’ Aside/Bside with ‘Doublemint’ splatter. If you can’t make the record release party, then you can see them in November…

BAND:  The Fuzz Kings
BAND WEBSITE: http://fuzzkings.com/

September 12th, 2014

Hey People!

We don’t know how busy everyone else is, but we’re insanely busy here at Pirates Press. With so many awesome titles coming through, it was really hard to narrow it down for this week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK BLOG, especially since bands and labels really knocked it out of the park this week….

Kicking it off this week, THE MYLENE SHEATH are back at it with AEGES’ latest LP ‘Above & Down Below’. In a gatefold jacket, they really brought it with the Beer and Gold Aside/Bside with Bronze splatter version, and the low run of the Kelly Green with Gold splatter and Beer with Doublemint splatter versions. AEGES has a residency at the Silverlake Lounge in L.A. throughout October and a full tour scheduled for November. If you can’t make it to one of their gigs, no fear because you can preorder the album over at THE MYLENE SHEATH’s website or even stream the album on the band’s band camp page.

BAND:  Aeges
BAND WEBSITE: https://aeges.bandcamp.com/
LABEL:  The Mylene Sheath
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://www.mylenesheath.com/

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If you can’t already tell, we’re suckers for someone who matches their artwork and vinyl colors so well, which is why THE CONTORTIONIST’s newest LP on GOOD FIGHT MUSIC is here on the list. Titled ‘Language’, both variations of this LP look great with the artwork. First up we have the Bone White with Orange splatter followed with Sea Blue and Orange Aside/Bside. For all you progressive metal fans out there, you’re in luck because you can get your preorders today at GOOD FIGHT MUSIC’s website right now!

BAND:  The Contortionist
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.goodfightmusic.com/artists/thecontortionist.php
LABEL:  Good Fight Music
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://goodfightmusic.com/

From our backyard in Oakland and currently out on tour, this repress of GHOUL’s more than 10 year old album ‘We Came For The Dead’ is death metal to the core. Of course TANK CRIMES does it right by putting out multiple variations of this classic. What we see here is the Blood Red version, the Blood Red inside Ultra Clear Color in Color version and the incredible Bone, Piss Yellow and Halloween Orange TriColor Aside/Bside version. You better get out and catch those guys on tour and pick up some of their vinyl before it’s all sold out!


BAND:  Ghoul
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.creepsylvania.com/
LABEL:  Tankcrimes
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://www.tankcrimes.com/

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If your into Death Metal or especially if your into “Aliencore”, then you have to check out RINGS OF SATURN’s forthcoming album ‘Lugal Ki En’. Put out by UNIQUE LEADER RECORDS, this gatefold LP puts 12 songs on a limited run of crazy looking Royal Blue and Easter Yellow Aside/Bside with Grimace Purple, Blood Red AND Orange Crush splattered vinyl! You can also pick up the Grimace Purple version, both available over at UNIQUE LEADER RECORDS’ website. Just finishing up a intense tour around the US, RINGS OF SATURN will be playing a couple of shows in Mexico in November. Get your passports renewed if they aren’t up to date…

BAND:  Rings of Saturn
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/RingsofSaturnband
LABEL:  Unique Leader Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://uniqueleader.com/

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SPARTAN RECORDS is known for their creative use of vinyl colors/options to put out some impressive packages of American Indie and Rock. Without a doubt they did it again with THE FOXERY’s newest album ‘Unless’. With jackets printed on our favorite reverse board finish, this contains either a Gold and Black Half-n-Half with Black splatter or a more limited, super sick Gold in Ultra Clear record with White and Black splatter. If your really lucky, you might be able to get one of the most limited of them all, the Black and Gold Aside/Bside variation. Either way, you can’t lose with this one.

BAND:  The Foxery
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.thefoxery.com/
LABEL:  Spartan Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://spartanrecords.limitedrun.com/

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RELAPSE RECORDS never misses the mark and they proved it here again with ATRIARCH’s newest LP titled ‘An Unending Pathway’ . Blending death rock, doom, black metal, punk and psychedelic drone/noise, you can preorder these new ATRIARCH LPs over at RELAPSE’s website. You can get it in regular weight Black vinyl, heavy weight Black vinyl or Black and Grey Aside/Bside. Better get some before they’re all gone…

BAND:  Atriarch
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.relapse.com/atriarch
LABEL:  Relapse Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://www.relapse.com/

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Consistently on the ROTW blog, PURE NOISE RECORDS nailed it again with GNARWOLVES’ upcoming self titled LP. Out on tour right now from Tucson to Budapest, the GNARWOLVES put their music on some great looking vinyl! Starting off with the Ultra Clear with Bronze and Olive Green haze, to the Aqua Blue and White Aside/Bside with Kelly Green splatter, to the hypnotic Easter Yellow inside White Color-in-Color version. If you live virtually anywhere in the world, the GNARWOLVES are coming your way!

BAND:  Gnarwolves
BAND WEBSITE: http://gnarwolves.com/
LABEL:  Pure Noise Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://purenoise.net/

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Our friends over at SLUMBERLAND are reissuing THE AISLERS SET’s albums and if your a fan of Indie-Pop, you better get one of these while they last! Made in wither a Oxblood and White Aside/Bside or a Black vinyl version for the purists. If you can’t catch them on their west coast tour, at least you can relive the late 90’s in style with these pressings. Go over to SLUMBERLAND’s website or catch THE AISLERS SET towards the end of this month!

BAND:  The Aislers Set
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.aislersset.com/
LABEL:  Slumberland
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://www.slumberlandrecords.com/

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In a collaboration between SMALL PLATES RECORDS and FAT POSSUM RECORDS, this new FRANCISCO THE MAN album has been more than 7 years in the making! With a Matte finish gatefold jacket, this double LP is available in either Blood Red or Black vinyl. If you are a fan of mix of Shoe Gaze, Garage Rock and New Wave all mixed together, then you better get a copy of this or you better see them at their ONLY upcoming show in Los Angeles at The Fold towards the end of October…

BAND:  FRANCISCO THE MAN
BAND WEBSITE: http://franciscotheman.bandcamp.com/
LABEL:  Small Plates Records / Fat Possum Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://www.smallplatesrecs.com/
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://www.fatpossum.com/

September 5th, 2014

Hey Everyone!

Here is another round of the RECORD OF THE WEEK blog for all you hardcore vinyl fans out there!  First off this week is CJ Boyd’s newest release ‘Precariat’ from those mavericks over at JOYFUL NOISE RECORDINGS. Starting off with a Matte Laminate Jacket, the color choices of the vinyl match the jacket artwork beautifully. With a limited number of black vinyl records made, the Sea Blue and Coke Bottle Green Aside/Bside records look awesome and the more limited Sea Blue and Coke Bottle Green Aside/Bside with Black Splatter really kill it. CK Boyd just wrapped up a midwest tour, but luckily you can find him again on his ‘CJ Boyd’s Ridiculously InfiniTour’ running around the west coast.

BAND:  CJ Boyd
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.cjboyd.com/
LABEL:  Joyful Noise Recordings 
LABEL WEBSITE:  www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com

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Its not often enough that we get to press some great Hip Hop records, so we were excited that SLICE-OF-SPICE really nailed it with the new KID TSUNAMI Double LP ‘The Chase’. From the reverse board jackets to the limited run of Orange Crush with Mustard Splatter on disc one and the Royal Blue with Grimace Purple splatter disc two, this set is really on fire! Of course for you audiophiles out there, they also did a run of Black vinyl records as well.

BAND:  Kid Tsunami
BAND WEBSITE: http://kidtsunamimusic.com/
LABEL:  Slice of Spice
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://slice-of-spice.com/

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TRIBULATION RECORDING COMPANY / THOSE POOR BASTARDS just dropped their latest LP, ‘Vicious Losers’, and it looks fantastic! They chose three great variations for this title. Starting with the Bone and Ultra Clear half-n-half version, to the Deep Purple and Red(ish) Aside/Bside, to our personal favorite, the Gold with Black Splatter version. All wrapped up in that super sweet reverse board jacket with flood black printing on the inside that gives it that extra little touch. You couldn’t ask for more!

BAND:  Those Poor Bastards
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.thosepoorbastards.com/
LABEL:  Tribulation Recording Company

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The label name is misleading, because NO VISION DISCOS really showed some vision with this latest LP from QUIERO CLUB called ‘Diez’. From south of the border, QUIERO CLUB really takes advantage of the limitless artistic concepts with this picture disc. It’s no wonder they are one of Mexico’s premier Indie bands. By using really creative artwork, they made this title look like it has metallic confetti inside the record. The sky really is the limit for picture discs!

BAND:  Quiero Club
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.yotambienquieroclub.com/en/
LABEL:  No Vision Discos

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Our friends over at REBEL SOUND MUSIC brought their A-Game on this split. Bringing the dirty rock ’n roll of ANTOGONIZERS ATL and the Atlanta based Oi band DDC, you couldn’t find a better way to show what the music in Georgia is really all about. We’re all digging the Black and Red(ish) Half-n-Half version, but the real knock out is the Red(ish) with Black Splatter version. It perfectly compliments the artwork and they even included an insert with lyrics, a rarity in 7”s…

BAND:  Antagonizers ATL / DDC
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.antagonizersatl.com/
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.reverbnation.com/DrinkAndDestroyCrew
LABEL:  Rebel Sound Music
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://www.rebelsoundmusic.com
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Just wrapping up his tour, LUKE SWEENY just came out with a great looking new LP on VOWS records… Check out the sick looking Gold with Baby Pink splatter limited version that accompanies the standard black vinyl. Just goes to show, you can never go wrong with Gold…

BAND:  Luke Sweeny
BAND WEBSITE: http://lukesweeney.bandcamp.com/
LABEL:  VOWS

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In an epic East Coast battle of Oi bands, UNITED RIOT RECORDS newest split featuring THE WOLVERINES from Pennsylvania and LONEWOLF from NYC is so hot, the variants you see here are already sold out! Here we see the limited edition Ultra Clear with Blood Red splatter and the even more rare Black version for you die hards out there. If you hurry, you can still get the Grimace Purple version (not pictured here) over at UNITED RIOT’s website….

BAND: The Wolverines / LONEWOLF
LABEL:  United Riot Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://unitedriotrecords.bigcartel.com/

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Fresh off their huge TNT Festival, our close friends over at BRASS CITY BOSS SOUNDS just came out with a new release from the classic Boston Hardcore band SLAPSHOT! Fans of the classic SLAPSHOT records will love this new self titled LP. With a limited run of Boston Bruins inspired Mustard Yellow with Black splatter, if you’re from Bean Town, you better get at this!

BAND:  Slapshot
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.oldtimehardcore.com/
LABEL:  Brass City Boss Sounds
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://www.brasscitybosssounds.com/

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

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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

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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

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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

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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