August 30th, 2013
Happy Friday to you all! We’re back with another RECORD OF THE WEEK blog, and there were definitely some awesome releases that came through this week- Just check out the top pick this time around, a brand new 12″ LP from California’s TAKE OFFENSE, courtesy of Reaper Records! This package features your choice of 3 colored vinyl options: A custom PMS dark green (which looks amazing!), ‘Silver’, and ‘Ultra Clear’ (not pictured). There is also an exclusive limited green flexi disc of one of the tracks ‘Place Your Bet’ from the album, which is available in Reaper’s online store! If that wasn’t enough, “United States of Mind” also includes a printed innersleeve and reverse-board jacket…. Awesome job with this one, Reaper!
BAND: Take Offense
LABEL: Reaper Records
BAND WEBSITE: www.reaper-records.com
———————————— Honorable Mentions ———————————————
The first honorable mention this week is a rad new 7″ release from Bridge 9 Records and NEW FOUND GLORY entitled “Connect the Dots”- The ‘Red(ish)’ and White/Black/Clear Half-n-Half vinyl configurations were an awesome idea, they look great!
BAND: New Found Glory
LABEL: Bridge 9
LABEL WEBSITE: www.theb9.com
This new 12″ LP from ANION is called “Without Solace”, and features some rad ‘Swamp Green’ colored vinyl with ‘Grimace Purple’ and ‘Easter Yellow’ Splatter! Those Matte Gatefold jackets look pretty sweet too! 😉
LABEL: No List Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.nolistrecords.com
SECOND NATURE Recordings did an awesome job with these three WAXWING vinyl reissues of “For Madmen Only” “Nobody Can Take What Everybody Owns”, and “One For the Ride”- All three of these releases look super slick!
LABEL: Second Nature Recordings
LABEL WEBSITE: www.secondnaturerecordings.com
Check out the latest ROBOTIC EMPIRE release, a brand new LP from ALPACA! That cover art is awesome, as is the ‘Piss Yellow’ colored vinyl w/ ‘Blood Red’ and ‘Gold’ Splatter!
LABEL: Robotic Empire
LABEL WEBSITE: www.roboticempire.com
From LEFSE Records comes a new full-length from TEEN DAZE entitled “Glacier”- That ‘Electric Blue’ vinyl was a perfect choice!
BAND: Teen Daze
LABEL: Lefse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.lefserecords.com
IRON PIER did a great job with this new 7″ release from SELF DEFENSE FAMILY! The ‘Baby Pink’, ‘Blood Red’ and ‘Piss Yellow’ all look awesome together! Definitely a cohesive and impressive record… Nice job!!
BAND: Self Defense Family
LABEL: Iron Pier
LABEL WEBSITE: www.ironpier.net
Last but not least is an eye-catching and colorful new 7″ offering from EMPIRE! EMPIRE! and Count Your Lucky Stars- ‘Doublemint’, ‘Halloween Orange’, ‘Kelly Green’ and ‘Coke Bottle Green’… Which one is YOUR favorite?
BAND: Empire! Empire!
LABEL: Count Your Lucky Stars
LABEL WEBSITE: www.cylsrecords.com
That about does it for this week’s blog! Thanks for checking in again with us this week, your support never goes unappreciated! Have an awesome long weekend, and we’ll see you next Friday with another round of awesome new vinyl!