October 21st, 2011
We’ve got a very special (and biased) RECORD OF THE WEEK this week from one of the best up and coming punk bands in the country… THE DOWNTOWN STRUTS!! Yes, you’re right in assuming that PIRATES PRESS RECORDS just released this amazing 10”, but trust us when we say that these guys will blow you away….
Imagine if Rancid, Social Distortion, The Clash, and Tom Petty had a baby, and that baby toured its ass off around the country to create an amazingly tight, unified and youthful sound that is both rare and refreshing in 21st century punk rock…
The extended version of “Sail the Seas Dry” comes with an aweome foldout poster, DTS sticker, and a piece of “Royal Blue” vinyl!! Since our hands are are sore from sending out hundreds of free DOWNTOWN STRUTS flexi postcards, do us a favor and order the record at www.piratespressrecords.com!! For those of you who preordered, your records have been shipped! Get into it, kids…
BAND: The Downtown Struts
LABEL: Pirates Press Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.piratespressrecords.com
—————————————— Honorable Mentions ————————————-
The first honorable mention this week comes from the almighty POISON IDEA!! While this record is comprised of tracks from the band’s early years, they are still out there killin’ it on the road! In fact, we just shipped these badboys to the band in LA this week!! TKO did a great job on this one… just check out the three KILLER vinyl configurations!! Punk rock is alive and well my friends…
BAND: Poison Idea
LABEL: TKO Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.tkorecords.com
Fans of THE ACCUSED rejoice… UNREST RECORDS’ just re-released 3 of their classic LPS!! Each reissue comes with the choice of a traditional black or colorful piece of wax…. AWESOME!!
BAND: The Accused
LABEL: Unrest Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.unrestrecords.com
TWELVE GAUGE is at it again with an eye-catching new LP from DAGGERS! The Black and White A Side / B Side vinyl was a perfect match for the overall tone of the artwork… A truly slick package, keep up the awesome work!
LABEL: Twelve Gauge HC
LABEL WEBSITE: www.tgrex.com
From TOURETTE comes a simple but stylish 7” release from COH! The matching vinyl and cover-art looks fantastic, and these guys are on top of their game in the realm of cool new experimental music…. Nice job, dudes!!
LABEL: Tourette Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.touretterecords.com
Hardcore kids will surely lose their shit over this one…. Get a load of the new TRASH TALK 7” from True Panther Sounds! This gatefold 7” release comes with the choice of 3 different vinyl options: Black, White and Black & White A Side/B Side! Awesome artwork, awesome package, awesome band….Get on it!!
BAND: Trash Talk
LABEL: True Panther Sounds
LABEL WEBSITE: www.truepanther.com
This new LP from LA GYPSY comes with a sweet “Blood Red” piece of vinyl, as well as an AWESOME 7” booklet!! Cheers to Last Lullaby Music for a colorful and unique first release!!
BAND: La Gypsy
LABEL: Last Lullaby Music
This spit 7” between 3 INCHES OF BLOOD and BOB WAYNE came out great!! Lord of the Rings inspired metal meets Southern Rock and Roll? I’d say that’s a badass combination!! Century Media just keeps the jams comin’!
BAND: 3 Inches of Blood / Bob Wayne
LABEL: Century Media Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.centurymedia.com
Continuing on the 7” train is a killer new release from BLEEDING GOLD RECORDS! The band is THE PIPERS, and these vinyl combinations of Blue and White look AWESOME! Definitely one of the cooler up and coming labels out there right now…. Keep up the great work!
BAND: The Pipers
LABEL: Bleeding Gold Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.bleedinggoldrecords.com
Before we end this week’s blog, we’re gonna top it off with some SWEET new flexi discs that came flyin’ out of our office this week!
BAND: Ryan Adams
LABEL: Pax-Americana Record Company
LABEL WEBSITE: www.paxamrecords.com
LABEL: Total Fucker Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.whokilledfucker.blogspot.com
BAND: Tigers Jaw
LABEL: Run for Cover Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.runforcoverrecords.com
MAGAZINE: Decibel Magazine
MAGAZINE WEBSITE: www.decibelmagazine.com
And that’s it!! Thanks for reading, and leave us some comments letting us know what you think about all these amazing pieces of wax!! Until next week… VINYL RULES ALL!