May 10th, 2013
Hello Again Vinyl Enthusiasts!
Friday is here again, and you KNOW that means another vinyl-filled RECORD OF THE WEEK blog! Kicking things off this time around is a killer new 12″ LP release from CRAZY AND THE BRAINS, courtesy of Baldy Longhair Records! The debut offering from this New Jersey garage-punk four-piece features 4 different (and equally awesome) vinyl configurations! The ‘Classic Black’, ‘Milky Clear w/ Red and Green Splatter’, and ‘Kelly Green / Hot Pink Half-n-Half’ pieces of wax all look phenomenal, and match the artwork perfectly! Seems like this band is hitting the ground running, and doing it in style!! Major props to Baldy Longhair and CRAZY AND THE BRAINS for a stellar release…
BAND: Crazy and the Brains
LABEL: Baldy Longhair Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.baldylonghair.com
———————————— Honorable Mentions ———————————————
The first honorable mention this week is another crazy and gorgeous double LP release from PESANTA URFOLK! The band is LUX INTERNA, and their new album “There Is Light In The Body, There Is Blood In The Sun” features some amazing heavyweight vinyl with a custom etching on the B-Side! If that wasn’t impressive enough, the reverse-board jacket includes a 5mm spine (to hold both records) and Metallic Gold flood printing on the INSIDE of the jacket! Holy smokes.
BAND: Lux Interna
LABEL: Pesanta Urfolk
LABEL WEBSITE: www.pesanta.bigcartel.com
Next up is a beautiful new release from LOWERCASE NOISES! Get a load of those deluxe colored vinyl choices! I can’t tell if the ‘Bone’/’Gold’ AsideBside or the ‘Bone’ w/ ‘Gold’ haze looks cooler, they’re both so rad!
BAND: Lowercase Noises
BAND WEBSITE: www.lowercasenoises.com
This repress of PENFOLD’s ‘Our First Taste of Escape” Double LP includes some amazing ‘Royal Blue’ Vinyl w/ Black and White Splatter, and a super sweet 12″ x 10″ custom slipcase to house that heavyweight gatefold jacket! This one is definitely a looker…
LABEL: In the Clouds Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.inthecloudsrecords.com
Here’s a colorful one for you! That ‘Electric Blue’ Vinyl w/ ‘Halloween Orange’ Haze was a surprisingly perfect fit for the cover art of this new LP release from ESTRANGERS…
BAND WEBSITE: www.estrangers.bandcamp.com
I love the aesthetic on this one… Check out ‘Hungry Earth’ from South Dakota’s AMOS SLADE! The ‘Oxblood’ and ‘Bone’ colored vinyl choices were spot on, and the haze looks incredible!
BAND: Amos Slade
LABEL: Sodak Media Group
LABEL WEBSITE: www.sodakmediagroup.bigcartel.com
This 10″ EP release from OLD LIGHT came out great! ‘White’ Vinyl w/ Black Splatter always looks awesome.
BAND: Old Light
BAND WEBSITE: www.oldlight.bandcamp.com
The new LP from SADGIQACEA (anyone know how to pronounce that?) features some ‘Grimace Purple’ vinyl with Black Splatter and a beastly gatefold jacket… Nice!!
LABEL: Anthropic Records
BAND WEBSITE: www.anthropicrecordsphiladelphia.com
Last but certainly not least is a new LP from Portland’s GAYTHEIST, courtesy of of Good to Die Records! Everything from the Semi-Gloss Jackets to the Printed Innersleves and ‘White’ Vinyl with ‘Baby Pink’ Haze make this release a total winner… I’m sure fans of the band will be all over this one!!
LABEL: Good to Die Records
BAND WEBSITE: www.goodtodierecords.com
And that about wraps up this week’s blog! As always, share this link with your vinyl-loving friends, leave us a comment, and check back next week for another batch of awesome new records! Until next Friday…. VINYL RULES ALLLL.