Record of the Week for April 24th, 2015

Here we are with another feast for your eyes in this week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog!

Straight outta the gates this week is a killer package from our friends over at FAT WRECK CHORDS with the latest from GOOD RIDDANCE!!!! Formed in the early 90’s in Santa Cruz, GOOD RIDDANCE has been a huge part of the punk/melodic hardcore scene since their debut in ’95. One of the most heavy tourers out there, they burned bright but eventually burned out in 2007 and disbanded, until now! “Peace In Our Time” is the culmination of their music styles and influences, and FAT WRECK is dropping the hammer with this LP and 7”! Aside from the standard ‘Black’ vinyl LP, all of the deluxe versions also get a ‘Black’ 7”, with the FAT mail-order version getting the ‘Grimace Purple’ 7”, both with an etched B side featuring the GR logo! For the LPs, you can either get a ‘Deep Purple’ and ‘White’ AsideBside disc, the more rare ‘Black’ inside ‘Orange Crush’ color-in-color disc and the FAT mail order only ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Deep Purple’ splatter version. GOOD RIDDANCE has a couple of large festivals they are playing soon and FAT WRECK CHORDS will take your order right now!!!

 

BAND NAME: Good Riddance
BAND WEBSITE:  http://grpunk.com/
LABEL NAME: Fat Wreck Chords
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.fatwreck.com/

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Northern California’s WHITE MANNA are back from the depths of hallucinogenic hyperspace with ‘PAN’, their 4th studio album brought to you by CAPTCHA RECORDS and ANALOG MASTERS. WHITE MANNA are an Arcata, Humboldt County-based 5 piece that specializes in rockin’, psychedelic sonic soundscapes. The record is the product of an experimental classroom curriculum from Humboldt State University where students collaborate creatively, with guidance from the heads at CAPTCHA RECORDS, on an array of tasks ranging from product design to promotion and distribution. Students – or the Analog Masters – get hands on, real-life experience in what it takes to publish music. And what they made is a thing of beauty! Of course there is a standard ‘Black’ disc, but check out the “Milky Clear’ with ‘Pink’, ‘Cyan’ and ‘Doublemint’ splatter version, a ‘Black’ inside “White’ color-in-color disc with ‘Baby Pink’ and “Aqua Blue’ splatter, or the sadly not pictured ‘Silver’ and ‘Deep Purple’ AsideBside version. Sign up for classes in Humboldt or hit up the CAPTCHA website today!

BAND NAME: White Manna
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/whitemanna
LABEL NAME: Captcha Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.captcha-records.com/

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MONSTER RALLY is the brainchild of Cleveland native Ted Feighan. Producing music that is sampled-based tropical pop, MONSTER RALLY began with the goal of assembling a bunch of old records into a completely different beast. GOLD ROBOT RECORDS is bringing you this swinging release, with an ‘Electric Blue’ record and standard jacket for online and retail sales and a special version only sold via Vinyl Me, Please, a members only monthly subscription service featuring a gatefold jacket and ‘Beer’ colored record. Go to the GOLD ROBOT website for more details…

BAND NAME: Monster Rally
BAND WEBSITE: https://monsterrally.bandcamp.com/
LABEL NAME: Gold Robot Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://gold-robot.com

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LOWERCASE NOISES is the solo project of composer Andy Othling from Albuquerque, NM. Beginning in 2008, the album you see here, “Passages” was originally recorded in 2012 and is finally back in print. By clicking the link below, you’ll be transported to the LOWERCASE NOISES website where you can pick up one of these ‘Bone’ and ‘Gold’ AsideBisde records, or the not pictured ‘Bone’ with ‘Gold’ haze version….

BAND NAME: Lowercase Noises
BAND WEBSITE: www.lowercasenoises.com

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Those mavericks over at SIDEONEDUMMY RECORDS are bringing you the latest from SUPERHEAVEN! Originally known as DAYLIGHT when they first formed, SUPERHEAVEN have been tearing it up since 2008 even hitting the Billboard 200. Now, “Ours Is Chrome” is available in 6 different versions! How about the 2 different AsideBside versions, ‘Kelly Green’ and ‘Piss Yellow’, ‘Aqua Blue’ and ‘Deep Purple’ with splatter, or the ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Oxblood’ haze, a ‘Black’ inside ‘Highlighter Yellow’ color in color, and some solid ‘Gold’ records and ‘Grimace Purple’ records. SIDEONEDUMMY has you covered!

BAND NAME: Superheaven
BAND WEBSITE: http://superheavenband.tumblr.com & http://oursischrome.com
LABEL NAME: SideOneDummy Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.sideonedummy.com

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Good ol’ PANIC STATE RECORDS is back yet again, this time with the latest from REBUILDER!! Called, ‘Rock & Roll In America’, this Gnarly Punk Rock and Roll album is filled with a ‘never say die’ attitude and DIY ethic the band is known for. REBUILDER starts a whirl wind tour in May and is playing the FEST in October, but PANIC STATE has some regular ‘Black’ discs, some ‘Silver’ inside ‘Ultra Clear’ discs, and some of the coolest we’ve seen in a while, a ‘Blood Red’ and ‘Cyan Blue’ AsideBside record hit with ‘White’ splatter. All wrapped in a sweet reverse board jacket and printed inner sleeves. Get yours from PANIC STATE, like today!

BAND NAME: Rebuilder
BAND WEBSITE: www.refuserethinkrebuild.com
LABEL NAME: Panic State Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.panicstaterecords.com

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Till we meet again!

Record of the Week for April 17th, 2015

Another week passed you by, but thankfully you have this week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog to help you forget your troubles…

Brooklyn’s MEEK IS MURDER has cemented itself as one of that city’s new DIY powerhouses. Churning out six releases in six years and playing countless shows with a who’s who of modern-day heavy, they are a machine with its controls set to “maximum.” Lets not forget who is bringing you this latest release, a mix of their newest EP and their 2012 themed EP, the ever expanding RISING PULSE RECORDS!! Not only is their a nice printed innersleeve, but check out those awesome variations! Made in equal numbers, there are the ‘Blood Red’ with ‘Black’ splatter version, the ‘Sea Blue’ with ‘Red(ish)’, ‘Dookie Brown’ and ‘Grey’ splatter version, or the coolest of them all, the ‘Oxblood’ and ‘Aqua Blue’ Half-N-Half version with tons of ‘Black’ splatter. Keep your ear to the ground as there is rumor that MEEK IS MURDER will be announcing a tour soon, but RISING PULSE can hook you up today!

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BAND NAME: Meek Is Murder
BAND WEBSITE: http://facebook.com/meekismurder
LABEL NAME: Rising Pulse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: Www.risingpulse.com

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With their third album in four years, KINGS DESTROY leave their hardcore-born stamp on noise rock and doom. Inherited from years past in classic New York hardcore bands , they play like they’re staring the audience down with music. Self titled, this is their third album and comes courtesy of WAR CRIME RECORDINGS! Not only will these purveyors of Doom split your ears, but the record itself might frighten the rest of your collection. This jacket holds a sweet printed insert and only comes in a ‘Black’ and ‘White’ AsideBside variation that looks incredible! Hit up WAR CRIME for yours…

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BAND NAME: Kings Destroy
BAND WEBSITE: facebook.com/KingsDestroy
LABEL NAME: War Crime Recordings
LABEL WEBSITE: warcrimerecordings.bigcartel.com

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Masters of the power-pop/bubblegum punk form since 2012, WARM SODA is here with their 3rd album for CASTLE FACE RECORDS and as usual, a clinic on the platonic ideal of teenage pop. WARM SODA is about to embark on a whirlwind tour from Austin TX to France, Belgium, Italy and the UK to name a few, and ending up right back in Austin at the end of June. And in usual CASTLE FACE style, you can find this LP in either a purist BLACK record, or the “Ketchup & Mustard” version which is a ‘Mustard’ and ‘Blood Red’ Half-N-Half record with ‘Mustard’ and ‘Blood Red’ splatter, only available from the band on tour or via the CASTLE FACE webstore.

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BAND NAME: WARM SODA
BAND WEBSITE: www.warmsoda.org
LABEL NAME: Castle Face Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.castlefacerecords.com

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TIGER LILLIES, formed in 1989, are a cabaret/ punk/ experimental/ band from London fronted by a classically trained singer. “Bad Blood and Blasphemy” was first released in 1999 on CD and now CORPSE FLOWER RECORDS is bringing this to you in all of it’s Vinyl glory!! The world of The TIGER LILLIES is dark, peculiar and varied, with moments of deep sadness, cruel black humour and immense beauty. CORPSE FLOWER nailed it with this first to vinyl release. CORPSE has got you covered with either a purist ‘Black’ record, a ‘Blood Red’ colored record, the ‘Bone’ with ‘Oxblood’ splatter record and the sweetest of sweet, the ‘Oxblood’ inside ‘Milky Clear’ dolor-in-color record.

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BAND NAME: Tiger Lillies
BAND WEBSITE: www.tigerlillies.com
LABEL NAME: Corpse Flower Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.corpseflowerrecords.com

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NEBIROS is an obscure black metal band from Colombia and their only album, “Mas Que Vencedor” , made to bring out the darker feelings, even if you can’t really understand what they are saying. They made one album, full of magic and dreams where they show off their powerful majestic mythical dark music. Unless you travel down to Columbia on a regular basis, you’ll will have to hit up DEATH NOISE PRODUCTIONS to try an get one of these 90’s Columbian dark metal masterpieces…

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BAND NAME: NEBIROS
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nebiros/42834768707?fref=ts
LABEL NAME: DEATH NOISE PRODUCTIONS
LABEL WEBSITE: www.dnprod.bandcamp.com

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REUBENS ACCOMPLICE formed in 1994 in Phoenix, AZ releasing several 7” singles in the late 90’s touring with DIY punk bands. GOOD LAND RECORDS formed in Milwaukee,WI around 2010 by high school best buddies Andrew Wieland & Jon Phillip out of their love for music and record collecting. Together, they are bringing you the 2004 album, “‘The Bull, The Balloon, and The Family” in new found Vinyl glory!!! This double LP came in three variations, an all ‘Black’ set of discs, the all ‘Gold’ Set of discs (both Black and Gold not pictured), but the cream of the crop are the ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Orange Crush’ haze or the other disc, also ‘Milky Clear’ bout with ‘Deep Purple’ Haze. Take a trip back to the 90’s with GOOD LAND…

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BAND NAME: Reubens Accomplice
BAND WEBSITE: www.reubensaccomplice.com
LABEL NAME: Good Land Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.goodlandrecords.com

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Back again is none other than those mavericks at TRIBULATION RECORDING CO. with the greatly demanded repress of the 2009 gothic country duets album by LONESOME WYATT and RACHEL BROOKE called “A Bitter Harvest.” Always classy with the packaging, TRIBULATION made this with a smooth reverse board jacket, printed insert and either a cloud like ‘Baby Blue’ and ‘Bone’ AsideBside or the slick looking ‘Orange Crush’ with ‘Olive Green’ splatter record. TRIBULATION RECORDING CO has got you covered!

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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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The FALL OF TROY is an American post-hardcore band from Mukilteo, Washington. The trio is known for their technical, intricate style, unorthodox song structures and energetic stage presence. ENJOY THE RIDE record is bringing you their record, “ Doppelgänger”, known for its alternating guitar riffs and rhythmic chord work, paired with unconventional time signatures. Get a load of the ‘ULTRA’ CLEAR P15 with LOTS of SOLID RED(ISH) #3 + SOLID ‘BABY’ PINK P12 + SOLID ‘BABY’ BLUE P16 Splatter
— RECORD 2 (C + D) = ‘ULTRA’ CLEAR P15 with LOTS of WHITE #1 + GOLD P18 + BLACK Splatter

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BAND NAME: The Fall Of Troy
BAND WEBSITE: www.Thefalloftroy.com
LABEL NAME: Enjoy The Ride Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.EnjoyTheRideRecords.com

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See y’all on the flip side….

Record of the Week for April 10th, 2015

Welcome back to another exciting RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog, in full technicolor glory. With our further ado…

Since forming in late 2013, THREADS have already covered some ground in their first year. After self-releasing an EP and booking multiple DIY tours, THREADS is teaming up with BROKEN RIM RECORDS to release their debut full length “All I’ve Ever Known.”, and holy cow, is this thing insane! The band falls somewhere in between genres of screamo and melodic hardcore and BROKEN RIM created a package that is befitting this soon to be classic by not etching, but silk screening an image on the B side of the record! After much blood, sweat and a few tears, you can now go to the BROKEN RIM website and order either a solid ‘Black’ or ‘Halloween Orange’ disc with an image from the album cover printed right on the record. Make your way to the BROKEN RIM website now or catch the band who us about to start touring all over the east coast and mid west. Collectors, start your engines!

 

BAND NAME: Threads
BAND WEBSITE:  http://threadswv.bandcamp.com/ (DOWNLOAD THIS RECORD FOR FREE!)
LABEL NAME: Broken Rim Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.brokenrimrecords.com/

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Fresh off a mini CA tour, the Bay Areas own HEARTSOUNDS is rereleasing their seminal album, “Drifter”, on the ever innovative CREATOR DESTRUCTOR RECORDS! Formed from the ashes of another Bay Area band, HEARTSOUNDS have been producing some kick ass fast and melodic beats for years now. This time around, “Drifter”, can be had in a heavy weight record, all made with ‘Electric Blue’ vinyl and bits of ‘Grimace Purple’, ‘Coke Bottle Green’ and ‘White’ splatter. All of this is wrapped in a super sturdy jacket with a nice and smooth matte finish. Get yours today!

BAND NAME: Heartsounds
BAND WEBSITE: http://heartsoundsband.com/
LABEL NAME: Creator-Destructor Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.creator-destructor.com 

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    ALL PEOPLE are a four piece band out of New Orleans, Louisiana who are committed to taking their sounds and ideas beyond the reaches of their hometown. On Tuesday May 5th 2015, they will release their second full-length album of organ driven melodic post-punk, “Learn Forget Repeat” on their own DIY label — COMMUNITY RECORDS, in conjunction with ASIAN MAN RECORDS & BROKEN WORLD MEDIA (cassette tape) . Get a load of the ‘White’ vinyl with ‘Oxblood’ splatter or the equally cool ‘Baby Blue’ inside ‘Ultra Clear’ color in color record, all in a nice reverse bard jacket. Start counting the days until May 5th…

BAND NAME: ALL PEOPLE
BAND WEBSITE: http://allpeople.bandcamp.com/
LABEL NAME: Asian Man Records / Community Records (co-release)
LABEL WEBSITE: http://asianmanrecords.com/ & http://communityrecords.org/

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Toronto axe-master supergroup C & C SURF FACTORY brings their salty, scrappy instrumental surf rock off the stage and into the studio with “Garage City”, their debut album, coming April 14, 2015 on SIX SHOOTER RECORDS! C & C SURF FACTORY filters the best of 60s surf style through the modern-day guitar wizardry and unimpeachable cool. This limited release was only made in a ‘Red(ish)’ vinyl loaded with ‘White’ splatter. Make you way to SIX SHOOTER’s website soon!

BAND NAME: C and C Surf Factory
BAND WEBSITE: candcsurffactory.com
LABEL NAME: Six Shooter Records
LABEL WEBSITE: sixshooterrecords.com

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Formed in 2000, HIDDEN IN PLAIN VIEW was a driving force in the post hardcore scene until they disbanded in 2007. After a one off show in 2013, they are back! About to embark on a tour in the UK and a couple of US shows, RISE RECORDS is bringing you their latest 7”, “Animal”. In the typical RISE RECORDS fashion, they absolutely killed it with the vinyl color choices. You can either get an ‘Ultra Clear’ version, or the much more limited ‘Grimace Purple’ inside ‘Royal Blue’ color-in-color version. Get yours at RISE today!

BAND NAME: Hidden In Plain View
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.hipvmusic.com/
LABEL NAME: Rise Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.riserecord.com

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BUBBLES IN THE THINK TANK RECORDS got its start as part of the weekly silly radio program Bubbles in the Think Tank, which is celebrating 30 years on the air in Boston. What you see here is “7 Inches in Heaven”, the label’s fourth RSD record. It’s a compilation of previously unreleased songs about records (buying them, playing them, making them, loving them) by six artists: the DOT WIGGIN BAND, WRECKLESS ERIC & AMY RIGBY, CHANDLER TRAVIS, ZOË LEWIS, J COURNOYER, and THE MARCONIS. BUBBLES made a truly worthy 7” with this one, all units a ‘Doublemint Green’ color and the gatefold jacket has a cool key hole die cut where you can see though to the inside of the gatefold. Best get in line now for this RSD exclusive…

BAND NAME: Various Artists / Bubbles in the Think Tank presents
LABEL NAME: Bubbles in the Think Tank Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://bubblesinthethinktank.com/records/

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THE LAST BISON formed in 2010 when front man Ben Hardesty gathered a few friends and family to create musical arrangements to the songs he was writing. Now back with their second release (ironically their first release was also a ROTW blog entry way back in 2011) called “VA”, this self released masterpiece is both very aesthetically pleasing as well as great sounding. This very, very limited run was made with a thick case wrapped jacket covered in a cloth like stock and gold foil stamping. Including a printed inner sleeve and only solid ‘White’ vinyl, this will be one if the nicest LPs in your collection, should you be able to get one before they are no more…

BAND NAME: The Last Bison
BAND WEBSITE: www.thelastbison.com

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Those crazy doctors over at MEDICAL RECORDS are back yet again with another release of very rare early synth music. Digging so deep in the archives of the past that we think that they are probably archaeologist doctors like Indian Jones, MEDICAL is here this round with the third in a series of ELECTROCONVULSIVE THERAPY compilations of A+B sides of ultra rare 7″s and other rare tracks. On here you will find some of the most hard to find minimal synth bands from the early 80s, like ELECTRONIC CIRCUS and N.A. POP 2000. Make your way to MEDICAL’s website and order one of these heavy weight records, all made in ‘Grimace Purple’ and ‘Aqua Blue’ Half-N-Half variation. If your a fan of old electronica, then you already have MEDICAL RECORDS’ website bookmarked…

BAND NAME: Hidden In Plain View
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.hipvmusic.com/
LABEL NAME: Rise Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.riserecord.com

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Stay tuned next week friends, same bat time, same bat channel!

Record of the Week for April 3rd, 2015

Back as promised, with a virtual cornucopia of color vinyl for you to feast your eyes upon in this week’s Record of the Week blog!

ENJOY THE RIDE RECORDS created an absolute stunner with this reissue of Mathcore kings THE FALL OF TROY’s “Manipulator” LP! The trio is known for their technically intricate style, unorthodox song structures, and energetic stage presence, all of which are highly represented on this LP, originally released in 2007.  Wrapped in a gatefold jacket with reverse board finish, this double LP came in a bunch of crazy color configurations. There is the set where record one is ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘Red(ish)’, ‘Baby Pink’ and ‘Baby Blue’ splatter, while record two is ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘White’ and ‘Gold’ splatter. Another set has record one being ‘Red(ish)’ and ‘Baby Blue’  AsideBside with ‘Baby Pink’ splatter and the second record is ‘Black’ and ‘Gold’ AsideBside with ‘White’ splatter. Then, the rarest of them all, the ‘Ultra Clear’ and ‘Easter Yellow’ Half-N-Half record one with an ‘Ultra Clear’ and ‘White’ Half-N-Half disc two. The question is, which one will you order from ENJOY THE RIDE?

 

BAND NAME: The Fall Of Troy
BAND WEBSITE: www.Thefalloftroy.com
LABEL NAME: Enjoy The Ride Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.EnjoyTheRideRecords.com

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Formed in 2010, as an all-star lineup of Brooklyn’s finest hardcore and underground bands, like Uppercut, Breakdown, Alone in a Crowd, and Killing Time/Raw Deal, among others, Brooklyn’s KINGS DESTROY are named after the infamous graffiti crew of the same name. HYDRO-PHONIC RECORDS is bringing you their second LP, “A Time of Hunting” and is bringing it hard! Wrapped in a gatefold jacket, you can grab one of these in either a solid ‘Bronze’ color, or the VERY limited ‘Bronze’ and ‘Aqua Blue’ AsideBside loaded with ‘Mustard Yellow’, ‘Easter Yellow’ and ‘Gold’ splatter. The KINGS just finished a tour, but HYDRO-PHONICS has you covered!

BAND NAME: Kings Destroy
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.kingsdestroy.com
LABEL NAME: Hydro-Phonic Records
LABEL WEBSITE: hydro-phonicrecords.com

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   Grinding Death Metal fans can rejoice in splendor because ABYSS’ debut album is here, courtesy of the ever-reliable, 20 BUCK SPIN label. Following a couple demos over the last few years, “Heretical Anatomy” is finally here and ready to destroy your ear drums! ABYSS has a western US tour in the planning stages for this summer, but in the meantime you can head over to 20 BUCK’s website and order yourself one of there super sturdy jackets holding either a pure ‘Black’ record, the over the top ‘Black’-inside-‘Grey’-inside-‘White’ color-in-color(-in color) record, or the very limited ‘Bone’ record, coated in ‘Blood Red’ splatter! Hopefully you still have a chance to grab one of those tri-colors!

BAND NAME: ABYSS
BAND WEBSITE: abyss666.bandcamp.com
LABEL NAME: 20 Buck Spin
LABEL WEBSITE: www.20buckspin.com

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TKO RECORDS is teaming up with their friends at COBRASIDE DISTRIBUTION and reaching back into our catalog to bring you an old favorite that has never been available on vinyl for UNTIL NOW for RSD 2015! Just in time for  the 15th anniversary of the FILTHY THIEVING BASTARDS “Our Fathers Sent Us”!!! The folk punk powerhouse is planning a west coast US tour that starts in a few days, but you might as well get in line now at your favorite record store to pick up one of these on RSD in either a solid ‘Halloween Orange’ or the super rare, not-sure-how-you’ll-find-it ‘Halloween Orange’ and ‘Bone’ AsideBside version…

BAND NAME: Filthy Thieving Bastards
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Filthy-Thieving-Bastards/95955161121
LABEL NAME: TKO Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.tkorecords.com

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JJURASSIC POP RECORDS is bringing you the latest from the PFARMERS! Made up of Danny Seim (Menomena), Bryan Devendorf (The National), and Dave Nelson (Sufjan Stevens’ band), this indie rock / synth pop band’s debut album was made in a very limited number. There are the ‘Kelly Green’ colored units and the subtle ‘Kelly Green’ inside ‘Electric Blue’ color in color version. The ‘Ultra Limited’ edition of 50 comes with seed bomb sculpture handmade by Chicago artist Edward Cabral. Get yours at JURASSIC POP’s website today!

BAND NAME: Pfarmers
LABEL NAME: Jurassic Pop
LABEL WEBSITE: www.jurassicpoprecords.com

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We just had to share this awesome THOR picture disc with you. One of the pioneers of ’80s Argentinean heavy metal, THOR’s album “El Pacto”, is now available in stunning picture disc glory!! The ONLY way to get one of these is by contacting UTTERLY SOMBER through Facebook if you want to get one…

BAND NAME: THOR
LABEL NAME: UTTERLY SOMBER
LABEL WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Utterly-Somber/173940482673514

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Propelled by the stunning guitar heroics of brothers Pete and Jake Adams, Virginia’s VALKYRIE returns after a five-year hiatus to deliver “Shadows,” one of the year’s best guitar-driven, heavy rock records. Jam packed with harmonized leads, rich solos and melodic, blues-based riffs, VALKYRIE sounds like the perfect blend of Thin Lizzy and Saint Vitus. Of course, RELAPSE RECORDS absolutely murdered it with this long-time-coming release. There is the standard ‘Black’ record, the solid ‘Silver’ ones, our favorite the ‘Bone’ and ‘Bronze’ AsideBside version, or the ‘Ultra Clear’ version. If you read this blog, you probably already have RELAPSE’s website bookmarked…

BAND NAME: Valkyrie
BAND WEBSITE: http://valkyrieband.com/
LABEL NAME: Relapse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.relapse.com/

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That’s all folks! See you this time next week….

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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