Hot Water Music – “Light It Up”
We’ve got some killer vinyl on this week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog!!
Gainesville, FL punk rockers HOT WATER MUSIC gift us with a brand new record in the form of “Light It Up,” an album that HWM fans will be sure to love. In their trademark style of switching between frontmen Chris Wollard and Chuck Ragan, their nearly 25 years as a band only continues to show they get stronger with each release. With big hooks, loud guitars, and pounding drums, “Light It Up” is the perfect album as the summer winds up. RISE RECORDS gives us 8 different gorgeous vinyl versions including the ‘COKE BOTTLE GREEN’ w/ ‘BLACK SMOKE’ vinyl or the ‘BONE’ and ‘OLIVE GREEN’ AsideBside!
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Punk music is celebrating 40 years since its inception, and Belgium-based act THIS MEANS WAR! is focused on remembering and honoring the classic punk we have known and loved. Their debut self-titled EP on PIRATES PRESS RECORDS harkens back to the days of The Clash, Sex Pistols, and Cock Sparrer – when punk was about raw and honest lyrics and catchy sing-a-longs and not the fashion show that is paraded around today. Producer/director Chris Curtis (Green Day, Dropkick Murphys) created their video for the single “Sailing Anarchy” and fans everywhere have latched onto the band’s throwback style. Grab a 10” ‘MILKY CLEAR’ & WHITE ‘Half-N-Half’ w/ a SILVER BLOB or 10” SILVER & WHITE ‘AsideBside’ vinyl today!
THE RESIDENTS officially started in 1972 with their double 7″ record “Santa Dog”. Still touring, recording, and confusing people 45 years later. “The Snakey Wake” was recorded in 1987 in tribute to their friend and collaborator, Snakefinger who died of a heart attack while on tour in Europe. The studio recording was originally released as a fan club only CD. The remastered vinyl includes the studio version and the live version recorded at Snakefinger’s Wake. Head over to SECRET RECORDS to grab one of these super limited edition records!
BENJAMIN GIBBARD is the frontman from Death Cab for Cuties and The Postal Service. “Bandwagonesque” was recorded exclusively for SOUNDS DELICIOUS – a vinyl subscription service featuring artists recording full album covers of their favorite records. “Bandwagonesque” was originally released by Teenage Fanclub in 1991, but you can only find the BENJAMIN GIBBARD version through SOUNDS DELICIOUS!
BAND NAME: Benjamin Gibbard
LABEL NAME: Turntable Kitchen
CRASH CITY SAINTS are back with the long awaited follow up to Glow In The Dark Music, which inspired rave reviews back in 2010, with single “Out From The Storm” winning Song of the Day honors from KEXP. “Are You Free?” might be the best shoegaze-influenced album released all year, and yet it’s so much more than that. Hit up SAINT MARIE RECORDS and see if you can still get one of these ‘Doublemint’ and ‘Electric Blue’ AsideBside set of discs!
“These Small Spaces” is the follow-up to THIS PATCH OF SKY’S self-titled release. The nine-track album takes listeners on a dynamic journey that navigates from eerie, somber soundscapes into gentle tapestries that build effortlessly into grandiose, soaring compositions – creating a sonic masterpiece, where instruments alone create a powerful and universal language. This third full-length album available on vinyl in the US from SCIENCE OF SILENCE RECORDS and in the EU from DUNK! RECORDS.
See you next week!