July 5th, 2013
Hope you all had a great Fourth of July!! It’s been a busy week for all of us here at Pirates Press, and we couldn’t be more stoked to show you this week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK blog! Check out the top pick this week…. A repress of COCK SPARRER’s “Shock Troops” LP, on Glow-in-the-Dark ‘Highlighter Yellow’ vinyl, which actually glows red!! This is one of the coolest pieces of wax we’ve ever had the pleasure to press up, and we can’t wait for all you CS fans to get your hands on this one!!
BAND: Cock Sparrer
LABEL: Pirates Press Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.piratespressrecords.com
———————————— Honorable Mentions ———————————————
The first honorable mention this time around is a gorgeous new picture disc release from COLD CAVE, featuring an amazing custom etching on the B-Side! Wes and COLD CAVE have been on a roll lately with one impressive vinyl release after another, and this is no exception!
BAND: Cold Cave
LABEL: Heartworm Press
LABEL WEBSITE: http://coldcave.net/site/heartworm/
From STAND UP! Records comes a killer new stand-up special from ARI SHAFFIR! It’s always so cool to see comedy specials pressed onto vinyl, and Stand Up! seems to be doing a great job. The ‘Piss Yellow’ / ‘Blood Red’ Half-n-Half vinyl was a perfect fit for that cover art…. Nice!!
BAND: Ari Shaffir
LABEL: Stand Up! Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.standuprecords.com
No Rules Records knocked it outta’ the park with their new 12″ LP compilation entitled “No Fun”, which features 20 bands (all from Portland and the Bay Area). That ‘Hot Pink’ Vinyl was a nice touch as well…. Get into it!!
LABEL: No Rules Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.norulesrecords.org
Check out the latest LP from Minneapolis’ NERVES, courtesy of Nightmother! The ‘Bone’ colored vinyl was a great choice, and the overall package looks super cohesive and unique.
LABEL WEBSITE: www.nerves.bandcamp.com
Even though we featured another version of this record a few weeks ago, this one was so cool looking that we couldn’t help ourselves! Check out this stunning colored vinyl configuration of LISTENER’s “Time Is A Machine” LP! What you’re looking at is ‘Swamp Green’ / ‘Hot Pink’ Half-n-Half Vinyl w/ Doublemint Splatter!
BAND WEBSITE: www.facebook.com/lstnr
It helps that SLOUGH FEG are a killer metal band from San Francisco, but we would have featured this record for the title alone… All hail: LASER ENFORCER!!
BAND: Slough Feg
BAND WEBSITE: www.sloughfeg.com
Last but not least is a massive new double LP release from SCORPION CHILD! Nuclear Blast went ALL out on this one, just check out the custom laser etching on the D-Side of the second record!! Both the ‘Aqua Blue’ and ‘Bronze’ colored configurations are out of control, and that gatefold jacket is beastly as well… HORNS UP!!
BAND: Scorpion Child
LABEL: Nuclear Blast Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.nuclearblast.com
That just about wraps up this week’s blog! Make sure to check back next Friday for another blog of the latest and greatest vinyl offerings, and spread that good word of RECORD OF THE WEEK with you vinyl-obsessed friends!! Until next time…. VINYL RULES ALLLLLLLL.