February 23rd, 2011
Hope you’re all having an awesome week, because we sure as hell are…just look at these records!
The top contender this week will fulfill all your pop-punk desires and wishes…. Check out these two 10” releases from THE STARTING LINE! Enjoy The Ride Records decided to give the band’s two EPs “With Hopes of Starting Over…” and “The Make Yourself at Home EP” a proper vinyl release, and we’d say it was a success!
Having only pressed 500 of each EP, this is a rare treasure for all fans of the band. Both albums are printed on reverse-board 3mm spine-jackets with three different vinyl configurations each!
ETR Records decided to go with “Ultra Clear” w/ Red, White, and Gold splatter, “Off-White” w/ Gold Haze, and “White” for the “With Hopes of Starting Over…”, as well as the “Milky Clear” w/ Oxblood Haze, “Gold in Transparent Red” Color in Color, and another round of “White” vinyl as the most limited of the three… Awesome!!
BAND: The Starting Line
LABEL: Enjoy the Ride Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.enjoytheriderecords.com
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I think it is fair to say that the entire office was thoroughly impressed with the etching on the new HULL record, “Viking Funeral”. Check out that elaborate and evil B-Side to the vinyl and just TRY to keep your jaw off the ground! The Black Haze on the “Oxblood” vinyl was a great addition as well. Get your metal on!!
LABEL: Iron Orchestra Works / Science of Silence
Next up is yet another killer release from FAT POSSUM records, who are on a roll! This time around it is a brand new LP from SONNY AND THE SUNSETS entitled “Hit After Hit”. With a reverse-board jacket, a piece of “Classic Black” wax, and a heavy-stock printed insert, this is one classy record! Some pretty killer song titles in here as well, a favorite being “The Bad Energy from LA is Killing Me”, and “She Plays YoYo With My Mind”….Radical.
BAND: Sonny and the Sunsets
LABEL: Fat Possum Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.fatpossum.com
THE ME-THINKS had to be included this week because of their new 7”, which features a righteous piece of “Transparent Beer” vinyl!
BAND: The Me-Thinks
LABEL: Indian Casino Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.indiancasinorecords.com
There was no way that a new AGALLOCH record can come floating through the office without getting mentioned! This vinyl release includes both the acclaimed “White” and “Grey” albums into one package appropriately titled, “Whitedivisiongrey”. This monster of a record came out looking spectacular thanks to the semi-gloss 5mm spine jacket, printed innersleeves with die-cut holes, and White Vinyl with Grey and Black Splatter!
Fans of ambient and crushing black metal from the Northwest beware, these are your new favorite records!
LABEL: Dammerung Arts
LABEL WEBSITE: www.dammerungarts.com
If you are familiar with the awesome ROCKET FUEL Podcast, then you will undoubtedly recognize the logo on the back of this LP! From the dudes who bring you your favorite digital punk radio show comes an LP from SHARKS COME CRUISIN. Get a load of that sweet “Brown” and “Royal Blue” Color in Color vinyl!
BAND: Sharks Come Cruisin
LABEL: Rocket Fuel
LABEL WEBSITE: www.sharkscomecruisin.com
That’s what we got for you this week… Hope you enjoyed all of these awesome new records! Next week will be another batch of killer wax…. Same time, same place. See you then!!