V/A – “Friends”
We’re back again with another wax-filled RECORD OF THE WEEK blog for all you vinyl-fiends out there! Starting things off this time around is a ridiculously impressive new triple-gatefold 12″ LP compilation from FADEAWAY Records, featuring 30 previously unreleased tracks from bands like Motion City Soundtrack, Kevin Devine, Far, Matt Pryor, Hot Rod Circuit, Saves the Day + More! If that didn’t make release awesome enough, just check out that layout- A triple gatefold reverse-board jacket, two different AsideBside colored vinyl configurations with splatter, and two ‘Milky Clear’ versions with splatter to boot! Not too shabby, I’d say….
LABEL: Fadeaway Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.fadeawayrecords.com
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The first honorable mention this week is a killer new 12″ release from THE MIGHTY FINE, courtesy of Creator-Destructor Records! The ‘Oxblood’ with Easter Yellow Splatter was a great choice, as was the Opaque ‘Easter Yellow’ configuration! Definitely recommended for fans of Hot Water Music, Alkaline Trio, and The Lawrence Arms- Get into it!
BAND: The Mighty Fine
LABEL: Creator-Destructor Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.creator-destructor.com
From FUCK CITY Records comes a super-sweet new 4-LP Box-Set from the almighty MISERY SIGNALS! The set includes ‘Of Malice and the Magnum Heart’, ‘Mirrors’, ‘Controller’, and ‘Absent Light’, so I’m sure fans of the band will be freaking out over this one. All four colored vinyl choices look great, and those two-piece case wrapped boxes came out incredible!
BAND: Misery Signals
LABEL: Fuck City Records
FAMOUS CLASS did a bang-up job with this new 7″ from MIKAL CRONIN! The ‘Aqua Blue’ / ‘Milky Clear’ AsideBside configuration with ‘Swamp Green’ splatter is an eye-catcher, and that half-n-half version ain’t too bad either!!
BAND: Mikal Cronin
LABEL: Famous Class
LABEL WEBSITE: www.famousclass.com
JOYFUL NOISE Recordings never ceases to impress us here at Pirates Press, and this latest LP from Busman’s Holiday is definitely a looker! Matte Jackets, Gatefold Inserts, and a ‘Coke Bottle Green’ / ‘Bone’ AsideBside Colored Vinyl choice with Splatter? NICE.
BAND: Busman’s Holiday
LABEL: Joyful Noise Recordings
LABEL WEBSITE: www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com
This repress of SUMMONER’s ‘Phoenix’ LP features a full color 300gsm jacket, black and white innersleeves, and ‘Oxblood’-in-‘Mustard’ Color-in-Color vinyl!
LABEL: Magnetic Eye Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.magneticeyerecords.com
Are these not the most INSANE colored vinyl choices EVER?! CANDIRIA absolutely killed it with this reissue of their sophomore full-length, ‘Beyond Reasonably Doubt’- Just feast your eyes on that ‘Bone’ / ‘Gold’ AsideBside vinyl with ‘Sea Blue’, ‘Oxblood’, ‘Beer’, and Black Splatter! I can’t even decide if that or the ‘Aqua Blue’ in ‘Milky Clear’ Color-in-Color version is cooler, they are both SO intense!
LABEL: Rising Pulse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.risingpulse.com
Last but not least is a rad new split 7″ from Canada’s CANCER BATS and JFM! ‘Coke Bottle Green’ vinyl with ‘Swamp Green’ and ‘Deep Purple’ splatter was a great choice for this one.
BAND: Cancer Bats / JFM
LABEL: Beyond Marketing Group Canada
LABEL WEBSITE: www.beyondmg.com
That wraps up this week’s blog! We hope you all have an awesome weekend, and do us a favor and repost this link and spread the RECORD OF THE WEEK love! Better yet, go buy these records and support all of these deserving bands & labels! Until next week.. VINYL RULES ALLLLLL.