March 16th, 2011
With so many awesome records flooding our offices this week, it was a task to choose just one as the RECORD OF THE WEEK! But a’las, the crown can only go to a single band, and that band is PIEBALD!!
Fans of the Massachussets hardcore legends rejoice! This limited edition of 1,000, this 3×12″ triple gatefold colored vinyl (green, yellow and blue) was created just for Record Store Day 2011. Rise Records decided to press Piebald’s most classic 3 albums and put them all in one gorgeous package. Equipped with matching colored vinyl this vinyl package won’t last long. Looks Awesome!!
LABEL: Rise Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.riserecords.com
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Even though it’s appeared here before, we have to give a shout out to Chunksaah on this colored vinyl choice… They’re calling it “Moldy Bread” but the office consensus might be that it’s grosser than that. Gross and totally awesome – especially when you hold it up to a light!!
BAND: Hot Water Music / The Bouncing Souls
LABEL: Chunksaah Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.chunksaah.com
This is a perfect example of the way creative packaging can help CD’s sell … This package is awesome, and regardless of the fact that it doesn’t have any vinyl you’ll really feel like you’re getting your moneys worth with this one. 12″ Gatefold with EIGHT CD’s and a fantastic stapled booklet….!! Quality!! Good luck on the road guys, I’m sure everyone will be really excited to see these on the merch table!!
LABEL: Robotic Empire
LABEL WEBSITE: www.roboticempire.com
Holding strong as a Pirates Press Record of the Week favorite, once again, is the Black Keys!! This record is awesome, and cheers to Fat Possum who keeps pumping out amazing quality records one after another!!
BAND: The Black Keys
LABEL: Fat Possum Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.fatpossum.com
This is bound to be a staple on the office turntable… No misrepresentations here by the artwork. This is just some low down dirty rock and roll – the way we like it best!! Cool idea letting people use their space phones to check out a track for free off that marketing sticker too!! Rock on!!
BAND: The Nuclears
LABEL: Megaplatinum Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.megaplatinum.net
The first of two CARTON STOCK FLEXI’s we have been experimenting with recently on the ship. The VEX postcard came out great, inspired by the Pirates Press advert below (with COCK SPARRER’s “Spirit of ’76” test pressed onto it). One is 5″x7″ with 5″ grooves and the other is a plain old 7″ – well maybe not “plain old” … perhaps “totally crazy and awesome” … Hope this gets your creative juices flowing, we’re itching to do LOTS of these and we’ve already begun. Keep an eye out on the blog for more sneak peaks at our new FLEXI projects too!!
LABEL: Stone’s Throw Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.stonesthrow.com
BAND: Pirates Press
And yeah, we can do crazy two color foil stamping on red flexis – what of it?! ; )
Another hot ticket this record store day… and another fine use of our Record Store Day FREE STICKER offer!! I’m sure everyone will appreciate the solid package… DEFINITELY worth leaving the ever so comfortable confines of your domicile to venture into your local record store on April 16th!
BAND: The Submarines
LABEL WEBSITE: www.nettwerk.com
Check out this fine example of our REVERSEBOARD (uncoated) finish. This finish really helps the design pop and gives the jacket that “real” feel of a print, as opposed to the coated texture that most people come to think of when they envision a record or CD. When you hold it in your hands it feels expensive even though it’s our cheapest upgraded finish! Great vinyl colors too… Pure Noise at it again!! Well done Jake!!
LABEL: Pure Noise Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.purenoise.net
THEE OH SEES don’t ever seem to let up with killer vinyl releases!! And once again, they are back at it this week with a collection of singles, appropriately titled “Singles Collection!” The “Doublemint” and “Grape Soda” vinyl looks sweet!
BAND: Thee Oh Sees
LABEL: Castle Face Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.castlefacerecords.com
As if your Tank Crimes wish list could get any longer … check out this new Kicking Spit EP!! If the cassette version didn’t do it for you, this record should … again with the REVERSEBOARD FINISH… it feels more like your buying something from an art gallery than a record store. Which we LOVE, and think a LOT of record buyers really appreciate. Congrats on another rad one in a slew of thrashy goodness… Keep it up Scotty!!
BAND: Kicking Spit
LABEL WEBSITE: www.tankcrimes.com
This little beauty is the 2nd from the new Omnivore Recordings: Buck Owens. The a-side is an never before released early version of “Close Up The Honky Tonks” with a wonderful flip side of “My Heart Skips A Beat,” also an earlier—and very different version. Limited edition yellow vinyl 7″ for Record Store Day only!
BAND: Buck Owens
LABEL: Omnivore Recordings
LABEL WEBSITE: www.omnivorerecordings.com.
The Mindeater is a four-song 10″ EP from the ever-prolific Bonnie “Prince” Billy and multi-instrumentalist Dominic Cipolla, also known as The Phantom Family Halo. Recorded on the top-floor of a funeral home in their shared hometown of Louisville, KY. Check out the great colored vinyl options… Rich Solid Blue, and White with Blue Haze…
BAND: Bonnie “Prince” Billy
LABEL: Sophmore Lounge Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.sophmoreloundrecords.com
And that about wraps it up for this week’s edition of RECORD OF THE WEEK! We hope everyone is prepared for RECORD STORE DAY and planning on buying boatloads of vinyl!! Thanks for the constant support and inspiration… VINYL RULES ALL!