June 7th, 2013
Hello Vinyl Enthusiasts!
We’re here once again with another ridiculously awesome RECORD OF THE WEEK blog! The top pick this week has got to be one of the coolest looking records we’ve ever pressed, and definitely a contender for the almighty ‘Record of the Year’ crown! From Relapse Records comes BARONESS’ “Live At Maida Vale”! This incredibly impressive and limited release features a live recording of the band from the historic BBC Maida Vale studios, a gorgeous silk-screen of frontman John Baizley’s art on the B-Side of the wax, available in in a handful of beautiful colored configurations! If that wasn’t enough, the semi-gloss jacket also includes Metallic Spot PMS printing! There’s no arguing that this is one of the most stunning releases we’ve ever had the privilege to press, and for one of the raddest bands around! Kudos all around to Relapse and Baroness for a job very well done.
LABEL: Relapse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.relapse.com
———————————— Honorable Mentions ———————————————
The first honorable mention this week comes from VELA EYES, who self-released a killer 10″ with FOUR different and equally awesome colored vinyl configurations! They really covered all the grounds here with Half-N-Half, Splattered, Standard Colored, and AsideBside Vinyl! Top that off with a printed insert and Reverse-Board Jacket, and you have one hell of a nice package…Nice!
BAND: Vela Eyes
BAND WEBSITE: www.facebook.com/velaeyes
Next up is a gorgeous repress of HOMEWRECKER’s crushing LP, “Worms and Dirt”, courtesy of A389 Recordings! The Tri-Color colored vinyl choices match the art-layout perfectly, and look amazing! If you are a fan of heavy music, definitely check this one out…
LABEL: A389 Recordings
LABEL WEBSITE: www.A389records.com
The latest 12″ LP from DAVID YOW includes an awesome Matte Jacket and two super-sweet Black / Grey colored vinyl choices! That AsideBside configuration with White and Gold Splatter is outta’ control!
BAND: David Yow
LABEL: Joyful Noise Recordings
LABEL WEBSITE: www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com
COUNT YOUR LUCKY STARS went all out on this 10″ repress of EMPIRE! EMPIRE!’s “When the Sea Became a Giant”. I can’t tell if like the Baby Blue / Easter Yellow / Doublemint Tri-Color or the ‘Beer’ in ‘Electric Blue’ color-in-color more… Ahh who cares, they all look fantastic!
BAND: Empire! Empire!
LABEL: Count Your Lucky Stars
LABEL WEBSITE: www.cylsrecords.com
You can’t go wrong with a band name like THE ERECTIONS! That ‘Royal Blue’ Vinyl w/ Splatter is a beauty, as is the ‘White’ / ‘Red(ish)’ AsideBside. Definitely rad to see some punk coming out of Japan these days!!
BAND: The Erections
LABEL: Joe Pogo Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.joepogorecords.com
From Australia’s POISON CITY RECORDS comes a classy new self-titled 7″ release from DAYLIGHT ROBBERY. The ‘Doublemint’ and ‘Bone’ colored vinyl choices were spot-on, and that reverse-board jacket came out great too! Definitely a good-looking package….
BAND: Daylight Robbery
LABEL: Poison City Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.poisoncityrecords.com
This double LP from LYCIA is a beast! Milky Clear’ vinyl w/ Dookie Brown Haze and a Matte Gatefold Jacket…. I’m sure fans of the band will be all over this one!
LABEL: Handmade Birds
LABEL WEBSITES: www.handmadebirds.com
Last but certainly not least is the latest LP from the Finnish metal titans in CHILDREN OF BODOM entitled “Halo of Blood”. Gatefold jackets, printed inserts, and 3 different colored vinyl choices? What a beauty! Commence the headbanging!!
BAND: Children of Bodom
LABEL: Nuclear Blast Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.nuclearblast.com
That does it for this week’s blog! A HUGE thanks to all of you who continue to read our blog every week- your support does not go unnoticed! As always, check back next week for another round of amazing records, and repost this link if you feel so inclined… Until next time, VINYL RULES ALLLLLLLL.