March 8th, 2013
We’re back with another RECORD OF THE WEEK blog for all you vinyl-lovers out there! The top choice this week is a special one for us here at Pirates Press… The “Oi! This is Streetpunk” compilation trilogy! In celebration of the release of Volume 3, we decided to highlight the entire series in this week’s blog. In case you were unaware, Pirates Press Records released “Oi! This is Streepunk, Vol. 1″ on 11/11/11 as an 11″ Record featuring 11 bands, then Volume 2 on 12/12/12 as a 12″ record (with 12 bands), and now Volume 3 is a 13-band, 13-song 12″ compilation (with a 1” button, making it 13 inches!), released on 3/13/13! These compilations highlight the best in current Oi!/street punk from SF & around the world, and we couldn’t be more proud of them! While volume 3 was only pressed on ‘Classic Black’ vinyl, the other two volumes feature MANY badass colored vinyl options to choose from- Check them all out by clicking here: www.piratespressrecords.com
LABEL: Pirates Press Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.piratespressrecords.com
———————————— Honorable Mentions ———————————————
The first honorable mention this time around is super-rad 12″ ‘Ultra Clear’ piece of wax with picture disc printing from DAPUNTOBEAT, courtesy of Mexico City’s No Vision Discos! I don’t think we’ve ever done something like this before, but the end product came out amazing! Definitely a creative and cool idea…Kudos, NVD!!
LABEL: No Vision Discos
LABEL WEBSITE: www.grazerrecords.bigcartel.com
The Mylene Sheath absolutely killed it with this CASPIAN repress! Check out that INSANE Swamp Green / Beer AsideBside Vinyl with Deep Purple and Blood Red Splatter… WHOA.
LABEL: The Mylene Sheath
LABEL WEBSITE: www.mylenesheath.com
Milwaukee’s ENABLER recently teamed up with Think Fast! Records to create this killer new 7″ release entitled “Shift of Redemption”. The “Gold” and “Ultra Clear” colored vinyl choices were spot-on, and that picture disc sleeve was a unique choice as well, awesome!!
LABEL: Think Fast! Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.thinkfastrecords.com
From Paris comes an awesome new Oi! band, LION’S LAW! Sydney Town Records did a great job with their debut 7″.. the Transparent “Beer” vinyl looks fantastic!
BAND: Lion’s Law
LABEL: Sydney Town
LABEL WEBSITE: www.sydneytown.bigcartel.com
PHR Records did an amazing job with this reissue of BLITZ’s classic 1982 LP, “Voice of a Generation”! That “Grey” vinyl was an obvious/perfect choice, and the foldout poster makes this release even sweeter!
LABEL: PHR Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.phr.cz
Check out the Half-n-Half / Splattered vinyl included in the latest release from LOWERCASE NOISES! Those colors match the cover art perfectly, and that matte laminate jacket looks super slick
BAND: Lowercase Noises
It’s always a good feeling when you’re able to press an AL GREEN record… Check out this 180gram reissue of “Let’s Stay Together”!
BAND: Al Green
LABEL: Fat Possum
LABEL WEBSITE: www.fatpossum.com
Last but not least is an incredibly impressive new 7″ release from TEAR TALK, courtesy of Bleeding Gold Records! With a custom die-cut 7″ Reverse-Board Jacket, Printed Innersleeve, and Tri-Color vinyl, I think it’s safe to say that this wins the “Best 7″ of the Year” award 😉 Major props to Bleeding Gold for coming up with this exciting and eye-catching release!!
BAND: Tear Talk
LABEL: Bleeding Gold Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.bleedinggoldrecords.com
That about wraps up this week’s blog!! Until next week… VINYL RULES ALLLLLLLLL.