Wow, what a week here at Pirates Press HQ, so many titles came through this week that the RECORDS OF THE WEEK Blog is bursting at the seams! Here ya go!!
The Record of the Week this week is a super killer box set made in conjunction with the third annual Thirty Three and a Third art show (333: The Half Mark of the Beast) being held at the infamous GALLERY1988 in Los Angeles! Curated once again by DANA LECHTENBERG, the box set is being released in conjunction with the exhibit! With some well known bands performing some of their favorite covers (How about EEL BROS featuring Honus from Man Man and King Cyrus from Hot Karate or NO AGE!?!) you better make your way to the GALLERY1988 website and order one ASAP since it’s a limited run of 400 units. Housed in a slick clam shell case wrapped box, the four large hole 7”s were made in a ‘White’ color, a ‘Bronze’ color and two custom colors (a Spice Brown like color and Warm Orange color). Pair that with the retro styling, sign us up!
BAND NAME: Various Artists
BAND WEBSITE: http://manmanbandband.com/
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.hotkaratemusic.com/
BAND WEBSITE: http://noagela.org/
BAND WEBSITE: http://rozwellkid.bandcamp.com/
LABEL NAME: Thirty Three and a Third Art Show
LABEL WEBSITE: http://nineteeneightyeight.com/
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If you preordered the new FOO FIGHTERS album, “Sonic Highways”, then you’ve probably already laid eyes on this beauty here. This 7” x 7” Flexi Postcard was included on all of the new FOO FIGHTERS’ albums if you preordered it through their website. This Postcard Flexi contains their cover of the ROKY ERICKSON hit from the 70’s, “Two Headed Dog” and this Flexi is the only way to hear it! The FOO FIGHTERS are known for including cool stuff into their records, such as a piece of the 2 inch tape used to record their last album inserted in the LP, and this just goes to show that they are still keeping true to their course! This is why preordering an album has its perks…
BAND NAME: Foo Fighters
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.foofighters.com/
LABEL NAME: Roswell Records
Everyone’s favorites punk band NOFX is soon releasing their anticipated followup to band’s 2008’s documentary, BACKSTAGE PASSPORT 2!!! Until that happens, FAT WRECK CHORDS was kind enough to give us the 15 song LP “Backstage Passport Soundtrack” to tide us over. Comprised of odds ’n’ sods that could be heard in the 2008 original, there’s also some remixed and previously unreleased songs. This thing comes with an insert was made in either a purists favorite ‘Black’ vinyl, a ‘Kelly Green’ color with ‘Gold’ splatter, an ‘Oxblood’ color with ‘Gold’ splatter, or the FAT WRECK CHORDS web store exclusive ‘Aqua Blue’ with ‘White’ splatter version that has different labels than all of the other versions… Start re-watching the original BACKSTAGE PASSPORT and listening to this soundtrack on heavy rotation to get yourself ready for the upcoming sequel… Keep up with FAT WRECK for details!!!!
BAND NAME: NOFX
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.nofxofficialwebsite.com/
LABEL NAME: Fat Wreck
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.fatwreck.com/
POPE is a 3 piece New Orleans band born in the 90’s, and never left. Playing since high school, this is POPE’s debut LP (after their well received EP) called ‘Fiction’ and it delivers the Rock/Indie/Noise sound the band is known for. COMMUNITY RECORDS, the N.O. DIY label with over 50 releases created quite a simple yet compelling package for this debut LP. With a reverse board jacket, this limited run LP was only made in a ‘Grimace Purple’ inside ‘Milky Clear’ colored vinyl. POPE is going to be touring heavily this summer (during school break), but in the mean time, preorders go up on COMMUNITY RECORDS’ website Jan 20th…
BAND NAME: POPE
BAND WEBSITE: http://popeband.bandcamp.com/
LABEL NAME: Community Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://communityrecords.org/
If you read this blog regularly, then you’re already familiar with MAGNETIC EYE RECORDS, who is here twice this week! We normally don’t feature represses, but this release was so out of control we couldn’t help ourselves. What you see here is ‘Atlantian’ by SUMMONER, the Boston based 4 piece Stoner Metal band. SUMMONER has plans to record the follow up record this March and is planning on a full tour in the fall, but until then you can go over to MAGNETIC EYE’s website and grab on of these in either a standard ‘Black’ color, the incredible looking ‘Milky Clear’ and ‘Aqua Blue’ Half-N-Half with ‘Silver’ and ‘Bone’ splatter version, or the over the top ‘Black’ inside ‘White’ Color-in-Color version with ‘Orange’ and ‘Grimace Purple’ splatter…
LABEL: Magnetic Eye Records
LABEL WEBSITE: merhq.net
Well known Miami natives TORCHE are here with their fourth full length release ‘Restarter’ and of course RELAPSE RECORDS just nailed it with this title! If you like Sludge Metal, then you know TORCHE, you know that this is their first record in over three year. They’re touring right now and are leaving for an EU tour this spring, but in the mean time you can order one of these from the RELAPSE website and get ready to have your pants blown off… We’ll start off with the gatefold jacket with glow in the dark ink, this double LP has an etched D side and comes in either a standard ‘Black’ color or a ’Silver’ color set of discs. Oh, did we forget to mention that the deluxe version of this will have GLOW IN THE DARK records!?! Stay tunes to the RELAPSE website for more details…
BAND NAME: Torche
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.torchemusic.com/
LABEL NAME: Relapse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.relapse.com/
With the ambitious goal of topping themselves each year, TAKE THIS TO HEART RECORDS seems to be on the right path with this latest release from FOSSIL YOUTH! Called ‘Intertwined With You”, this Emo/Pop 7” is the third release for FOSSIL YOUTH and the second on TAKE THIS TO HEART. With a limited run, this 45 comes with an insert and can be had in either a ‘Black’ color, a solid ‘Bone’ color, or the cool looking ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Black’ and ‘Bone’ splatter version. Go order one of these ASAP at TAKE THIS TO HEART’s website or hold steady as FOSSIL YOUTH is about to announce a full US tour coming up….
BAND NAME: Fossil Youth
BAND WEBSITE: www.fossilyouth.com
LABEL NAME: Take This To Heart Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.takethistoheartrecords.com
Canada’s own PAPER BAG RECORDS is here with the third album from the alt rockers BORN RUFFIANS! Originally released in 2013, this album earned the band a Juno Award Nomination for Breakthrough Group of the Year. Known as “Birthmarks”, this color combination was just too cool not to share with y’all. Made on a super thick jacket stock with a printed innersleeve, this pie slice tricolor record is made of ‘Kelly Green’, ‘Piss Yellow’ and a CUSTOM ‘Pink’ colored vinyl! You will probably never see this color combination again! BORN RUFFIANS are working on an album, but PAPER BAG RECORDS has these for you to order right now!
BAND NAME: Born Ruffians
BAND WEBSITE: www.bornruffians.com
LABEL NAME: Paper Bag Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.paperbagrecords.com
A staple of the Bay Area Hardcore/Punk scene, SABERTOOTH ZOMBIE has been killing it for over 12 years and has more than 15 records under their belt! We at Pirates Press are proud to say that this is the 8th record we’ve pressed of SABERTOOTH ZOMBIE with our friends over at TWELVE GAUGE RECORDS! This is their latest offering called, “Human Performance IV” and TWELVE GAUGE did it up! Check out the reverse board fold over jacket which contains either a ‘Halloween Orange’ with ‘Black’ splatter record, a more limited ‘Kelly Green’ and ‘Deep Purple’ Half-N-Half record with ‘White’ splatter or the most limited of them all, the ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Deep Purple’ splatter record. Hit up the TWELVE GAUGE website for more info…
BAND NAME: Sabertooth Zombie
BAND WEBSITE: www.myspace.com/sabertoothzombie
LABEL NAME: Twelve Gauge
LABEL WEBSITE: http://tgrex.com
ANIMAL MANUFACTURING CO. is here with the breakout/acclaimed EP from RECOVER for the first time on vinyl!! Originally released in 2002, this 10” is called “Ceci N’est Pas Recover” and was said to be a game changer for the band and the scene itself. ANIMAL MANUFACTURING made sure this first time on vinyl release was worth the wait, staring out with a silky smooth matte laminated gatefold jacket and featuring either a solid ‘Gold’ colored record, a very subtle ‘Oxblood’ and ‘Milky Clear’ Aside/Bside record, or the trippy and most limited if them all, the ‘Electric Blue’ record with ‘Cyan’ haze. The band was very adamant that the artwork contains lots of NSFW picture of naked zombie girls (how can you argue with that?), but you’ll have to grab one of these to see what we’re talking about…
BAND NAME: Recover
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/RECOVERtx
LABEL NAME: Animal Manufacturing Co.
LABEL WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/AnimalManufacturing
Check out this killer vinyl only available from GOOD FIGHT MUSIC, the latest contribution from Metal powerhouse WITHIN THE RUINS! Called “Phenomena”, this is the 4th full length album and lyrically, each song was inspired by Marvel and DC comic book characters (you have to check out the cross over artwork made for each song). WITHIN THE RUINS is about to jet off to Germany for a tour before coming back state side, but if you navigate your way over to GOOD FIGHT MUSIC’s website, you can order one of these beauties. Including a download card and nice printed insert, these were made in either a ‘Cyan Blue’ color or the more limited and artwork inspired ‘Electric Blue’ with ‘Aqua Blue’ and ‘Olive Green’ splatter color. Get some!
BAND NAME: Within The Ruins
BAND WEBSITE: www.withintheruinsofficial.com
LABEL NAME: eOne/Good Fight Music
LABEL WEBSITE: http://us.eonemusic.com | http://www.goodfightmusic.com
REBEL SOUND is here with the latest album from Austin’s own SNIPER 66! These street punk masterminds are displaying their talents on their second album called “Caput Lupinum”. This is the first time this album has been available on vinyl and REBEL SOUND only made 250 units. This bad boy comes with a printed innersleeve, a poster and was only made in ‘Blood Red’ and ‘Gold’ Half-N-Half with ‘Black’ splatter. SNIPER 66 will be at Punk Rock Bowling this year before wandering around other parts of the US creating chaos. Until then, hit up REBEL SOUND for your copy today!
BAND NAME: Sniper 66
BAND WEBSITE: www.Sniper66.com
LABEL NAME: Rebel Sound
LABEL WEBSITE: www.rebelsoundrecords.com
Minneapolis based noise record label LEARNING CURVE RECORDS has put together a compilation album of new bands that’s been labeled NSFE (Not Safe For Ears). Officially called “The Butchers Waltz Vol. 2”, this vinyl only release is limited to 300 copies! Featuring STNNNG, BLACKLISTERS, BLACKTHRONE and HEY COLOSSUS, this LP came with a download card and insert. There are three versions of the vinyl, the ‘Halloween Orange’ record with ‘Aqua Blue’ and ‘Doublemint Green’ splatter, the ‘White’ inside ‘Sea Blue’ colored record or the ‘Sea Blue’ and ‘Blood Red’ Half-N-Half record. Best hurry before all 300 are gone…
BAND NAME: Various Artists
LABEL NAME: Learning Curve Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.learningcurverecords.com
With their second showing this week alone, MAGNETIC EYE RECORDS is here this time with another out of control release by ELEPHANT TREE! Hailing from Northern England, this is the debut album by ELEPHANT TREE and it’s crazy to think they played their first show less than a year ago! Called ‘Thea’, this Stoner Metal record has a nice reverse board jacket and came in one of three spectacular color combinations. Head over to MAGNETIC EYE’s website and grab yourself either a ‘’Black’ inside Halloween Orange’ Color-In-Color record, a ‘Coke Bottle’ with ‘Royal Blue’ splatter record, or the top dog, the ‘Grimace Purple’ / ‘Bone’ / ‘Aqua Blue’ tricolor pie slice record! Beat that!!!
BAND NAME: Elephant Tree
LABEL NAME: Magnetic Eye Records
LABEL WEBSITE: merhq.net