CJ Boyd – “Precariat”
Here is another round of the RECORD OF THE WEEK blog for all you hardcore vinyl fans out there! First off this week is CJ Boyd’s newest release ‘Precariat’ from those mavericks over at JOYFUL NOISE RECORDINGS. Starting off with a Matte Laminate Jacket, the color choices of the vinyl match the jacket artwork beautifully. With a limited number of black vinyl records made, the Sea Blue and Coke Bottle Green Aside/Bside records look awesome and the more limited Sea Blue and Coke Bottle Green Aside/Bside with Black Splatter really kill it. CK Boyd just wrapped up a midwest tour, but luckily you can find him again on his ‘CJ Boyd’s Ridiculously InfiniTour’ running around the west coast.
BAND: CJ Boyd
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.cjboyd.com/
LABEL: Joyful Noise Recordings
LABEL WEBSITE: www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com
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Its not often enough that we get to press some great Hip Hop records, so we were excited that SLICE-OF-SPICE really nailed it with the new KID TSUNAMI Double LP ‘The Chase’. From the reverse board jackets to the limited run of Orange Crush with Mustard Splatter on disc one and the Royal Blue with Grimace Purple splatter disc two, this set is really on fire! Of course for you audiophiles out there, they also did a run of Black vinyl records as well.
BAND: Kid Tsunami
BAND WEBSITE: http://kidtsunamimusic.com/
LABEL: Slice of Spice
LABEL WEBSITE: http://slice-of-spice.com/
TRIBULATION RECORDING COMPANY / THOSE POOR BASTARDS just dropped their latest LP, ‘Vicious Losers’, and it looks fantastic! They chose three great variations for this title. Starting with the Bone and Ultra Clear half-n-half version, to the Deep Purple and Red(ish) Aside/Bside, to our personal favorite, the Gold with Black Splatter version. All wrapped up in that super sweet reverse board jacket with flood black printing on the inside that gives it that extra little touch. You couldn’t ask for more!
BAND: Those Poor Bastards
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.thosepoorbastards.com/
LABEL: Tribulation Recording Company
The label name is misleading, because NO VISION DISCOS really showed some vision with this latest LP from QUIERO CLUB called ‘Diez’. From south of the border, QUIERO CLUB really takes advantage of the limitless artistic concepts with this picture disc. It’s no wonder they are one of Mexico’s premier Indie bands. By using really creative artwork, they made this title look like it has metallic confetti inside the record. The sky really is the limit for picture discs!
BAND: Quiero Club
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.yotambienquieroclub.com/en/
LABEL: No Vision Discos
Our friends over at REBEL SOUND MUSIC brought their A-Game on this split. Bringing the dirty rock ’n roll of ANTOGONIZERS ATL and the Atlanta based Oi band DDC, you couldn’t find a better way to show what the music in Georgia is really all about. We’re all digging the Black and Red(ish) Half-n-Half version, but the real knock out is the Red(ish) with Black Splatter version. It perfectly compliments the artwork and they even included an insert with lyrics, a rarity in 7”s…
BAND: Antagonizers ATL / DDC
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.antagonizersatl.com/
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.reverbnation.com/DrinkAndDestroyCrew
LABEL: Rebel Sound Music
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.rebelsoundmusic.com
Just wrapping up his tour, LUKE SWEENY just came out with a great looking new LP on VOWS records… Check out the sick looking Gold with Baby Pink splatter limited version that accompanies the standard black vinyl. Just goes to show, you can never go wrong with Gold…
BAND: Luke Sweeny
BAND WEBSITE: http://lukesweeney.bandcamp.com/
In an epic East Coast battle of Oi bands, UNITED RIOT RECORDS newest split featuring THE WOLVERINES from Pennsylvania and LONEWOLF from NYC is so hot, the variants you see here are already sold out! Here we see the limited edition Ultra Clear with Blood Red splatter and the even more rare Black version for you die hards out there. If you hurry, you can still get the Grimace Purple version (not pictured here) over at UNITED RIOT’s website….
BAND: The Wolverines / LONEWOLF
LABEL: United Riot Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://unitedriotrecords.bigcartel.com/
Fresh off their huge TNT Festival, our close friends over at BRASS CITY BOSS SOUNDS just came out with a new release from the classic Boston Hardcore band SLAPSHOT! Fans of the classic SLAPSHOT records will love this new self titled LP. With a limited run of Boston Bruins inspired Mustard Yellow with Black splatter, if you’re from Bean Town, you better get at this!
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.oldtimehardcore.com/
LABEL: Brass City Boss Sounds
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.brasscitybosssounds.com/