Hey there Record of the Week followers,
We’ve got another round of killer Vinyl for you to peruse this week. There are some well known labels and some newcomers here.
We’re beginning this week with Humbolt’s own DIY label CAPTCHA RECORDS! About to start a tour in the UK, Tokyo’s KIKAGAKU MOYO’s first domestic release, ‘Mammatus Clouds’ is an awesome “Feel Good Music” album. This limited run features a Gold Foil stamped reverse board jacket with vinyl available in either ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘Gold’ haze, ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘Doublemint’ and ‘Baby Pink’ splatter, or the super slick ‘Aqua Blue’ and ‘White’ Aside/Bside variation. Known for their ’60s Psychedelia sound, KIKAGAKU MOYO run the Tokyo Psych Fest and recently had an acclaimed performance at the Austin Psych Fest while they were on a US tour last May. You can order the vinyl or stream the album on CAPTCHA’s website. Oh, and there is also another self titled release around the corner!!
BAND: Kikagaku Moyo
BAND WEBSITE: http://kikagakumoyo.tumblr.com/
LABEL: Captcha Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.captcha-records.com/
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Death Metal fans can all rest easy because ABYSMAL DAWN’s latest LP is almost here! Titled ‘Obsolescence’, this release is coming out just in time for their tour, which starts in just a few days. Of course RELAPSE RECORDS does it right by putting this out on a ‘Sea Blue’ colored record with ‘REDish’, ‘Halloween Orange’ and ‘Cyan’ splatter, a ‘Black’ version or the ‘Ultra Clear’ variant. RELAPSE then wrapped it in a super shiny and smooth High Gloss jacket, with a gatefold insert and download cards! Head over the RELAPSE or ABYSMAL DAWNS’s website to see where you can catch them on tour or order a copy today!!
BAND: Abysmal Dawn
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.relapse.com/abysmal-dawn-obsolescence/
LABEL: Relapse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.relapse.com/store.html
In a split release between EXPLODING IN SOUND RECORDS and DOUBLE DOUBLE WHAMMY RECORDS, the latest LP from LVL UP is going to blow up the charts! Formed in 2011 in New York, their latest is called ‘Hoodwink’d’, and this album is available in a standard ‘Black’ for the purists, a solid ‘White’ color, or the limited edition ‘White’ with LOTS of ‘Black’ splatter. This is one of those releases where you need all three variants for your collection. Luckily for you, you can find LVL UP out on tour staring this week going everywhere from NYC to Florida to sunny California. Head over the LVL UP’s website or EXPLODING IN SOUND’s page to find out more today!
BAND: LVL UP
BAND WEBSITE: http://lvlup.bandcamp.com/
LABEL: Exploding In Sound Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.explodinginsoundrecords.com/
The latest project from Philly’s own Jay Laughlin, JJL’s newest release, ‘The Tiger E.P.’ is a Technicolor masterpiece! This album is available on a limited run of either ‘White’ or ‘RED(ish)’ or a larger run of purists’ favorite ‘Black’ vinyl. You can listen to a preview of this album over at JJL’s website or see them in Philadelphia this November. Be on the look out for JJL or you might be missing the next big thing!
BAND WEBSITE: http://jjlband.com/
Electronica fans get ready because back again is none other than MINIMAL WAVE / CITITRAX RECORDS with their monochromatic package for a split between SILENT SERVANT and BROKEN ENGLISH CLUB! Called ‘Violence and Divinity’, the reverse board jacket holds either a limited classic ‘Black’ version or the ‘Black’ inside ‘Milky Clear’ Color in Color version. You can order yours over at MINIMAL WAVE’s website right now!!
BAND: Silent Servant / Broken English Club
LABEL: Cititrax / Minimal Wave
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.cititrax.com/
Hailing from St. Petersburg Florida, JENSEN SERF COMPANY is making waves with their latest self titled release. With an ‘Ultra Clear’ covered in lots of ‘Cyan’ and ‘Black’ splatter record and reverse board jacket, this is one of the coolest Lo-Fi Garage Rock albums we’ve seen in a while. It’s hard to believe these guys have only been together for about 2 years! They have a couple of shows coming up soon, just check out their webpage for more info…
BAND: Jensen Serf Company
BAND WEBSITE: http://jensenserfco.bandcamp.com
PURE NOISE RECORDS just keeps killing it again and again! This time it’s FOREVER CAME CALLING’s newest release ‘What Matters Most…’ Currently out on tour just about everywhere in the US, FOREVER CAME CALLING and PURE NOISE RECORDS really made some awesome choices on this package. Available in either ‘Mustard’ and ‘White’ Aside/Bside with ‘Grey’ splatter, the not pictured here ‘Kelly Green’ and ‘Orange Crush’ Half N Half with ‘Black’ splatter or the over the top ‘Black’ inside ‘Kelly Green’ INSIDE ‘Ultra Clear’ version!!! Preorder it now via PURE NOISE’s website or go catch them out on tour, like today!!!
BAND: Forever Came Calling
BAND WEBSITE: http://forevercamecalling.com/
LABEL: Pure Noise Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://purenoise.net/
Following up their first release, THINK FAST! RECORDS knew what they were doing with this latest release from SNAKEWAY! Bred from the miserable summer heat of Texas, this stripped down Hardcore will suck you in. This 10” record really shows what you can do with a picture disc. If you hurry, you might be able to get one of these playable pieces of art over at THINK FAST! RECORDS’ website…
BAND: Snake Way
BAND WEBSITE: http://snakeway.bandcamp.com
LABEL: Think Fast! Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.thinkfastrecords.com/
Started in 2008, NADA NADA DISCOS has been putting out some seriously cool records, by bands from all over the world! Check out their latest release from CADAVER EM TRANSE. Sometimes the simplest packaging is the best and you can see that here with their ‘Ultra Clear’ or “Black’ vinyl wrapped in a reverse board jacket. Check out NADA NADA DISCOS’ website for this and a while lot of other killer pieces of Vinyl!!!
BAND: Snake Way
BAND WEBSITE: http://cadaveremtranse.bandcamp.com/
LABEL: Nada Nada Discos
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.nadanadadiscos.com/