Pirates Press Records – “One Family One Flag”
Spend your Black Friday figuring out what records you need to order with this week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog!!!
Reaching 200 releases is something any record label dreams about. PIRATES PRESS RECORDS, in true fashion, celebrates this special milestone by going ALL OUT on this insane triple LP compilation! With a collection of songs from 34 artists including RANCID, COCK SPARRER, THE INTERRUPTERS, THE OLD FIRM CASUALS, and many others, this is the holy grail of a punk rock compilation. Even on first glance, this quickly sets itself apart from its peers. The deluxe version comes in a casewrapped faux-leather slipcase and houses an equally impressive spread inside. The three 12”s in diecut and embossed black paper innersleeves are only made cooler by the 6th side SILKSCREEN [WHITE (Standard version) or GOLD (Deluxe version)] – not to mention an impressive poster highlighting the art from the label’s first 200 releases & a special note from the captain himself. Expect only the best and most imaginative products from our in-house label! Get this gem on Black Friday wherever the best records are sold!
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The true identities of Rob and Travis Trump remain shrouded in mystery. Are they the unwanted bastard children of the Philanderer-in-Chief? Regular citizens transformed into angry mutants by the deluge of toxic waste spewing from the 45th President’s mouth? Or simply two dudes from high-profile San Diego musical acts who decided to pay tribute to grindcore pioneers Anal Cunt through the words of a man who embodies that band’s name? Whatever the origin of these mystery men, they found only one way to deal with the insanity happening in the political world: they became ANAL TRUMP. The First 100 Songs pays tribute to classic AxCx album titles like The 110 Song CD and 5643 Song EP. Rob and Travis Trump aren’t gonna fill your ears with talk of universal healthcare or equal voting rights or any of that socialist stuff — although they donated 100% of the proceeds from their EPs to non-profit organizations like the ACLU and Planned Parenthood. It appears you can still get this silkscreened record if you hurry!
Since 1991, HI-STANDARD has been a driving force in the Japanese underground music scene. Their eclectic and melodic approach to punk songwriting has garnered the band an enormous following from the Far East to the far reaches of the globe. They’ve gone from playing small clubs to selling out 40K seat stadiums and have partnered with FAT WRECK CHORDS throughout the entire journey. After a 10 year hiatus the band recently remerged to deliver their latest full-length “The Gift”, which has garnered more fanfare than ever. The 16-song offering was recorded by FAT mainstay, producer Ryan Green and you can expect all the bells and whistles of his signature touch, which helped define the classic FAT sound of the 90’s!
Images of Eden is a fearless concept band that brings together familiar, well-loved elements of metal and rock combined with their own unique vision, message and delivery. The result is a distinct musical hybrid that speaks directly to the struggles and tribulations of the listener. Each release from Images of Eden is a chapter in the tale of a life’s journey, dealing specifically with the trials and darkness that each of us must face in this world, each track is meant to inspire the listener to overcome these obstacles through human perseverance strengthened by guidance from above. They’ll be supporting their latest album, “Soulrise” on a full US tour starting early next year, get out there and check them out!
TEXAS METAL OUTLAWS is a project masterminded by Ignitor/Witches Mark guitarist Robert Williams. Four years in the making, the album features an all-star lineup of old school Texas metal heavyweights and up and coming heavy-hitters. The full-length LP features performances by members of Ignitor, Agony Column, WatchTower, Dangerous Toys, Militia, Assalant, S.A. Slayer, Riot, Helstar, Syrus, D.R.I., Las Cruces, Wicked Angel, Byfist, Immortal Guardian, Force Of Rage, Manowar, and many more! Plus, the vinyl version contains a track not found on the CD…
“Polychromatic Compiler” is VAPERROR’s 3rd album and stands as a further expansion and diversion from his previous sounds, starting off upbeat, dancey and experimental, bridging into lightly psychedelic electronic jazz music before devolving into a cosmic ambient drift. This album was created during Jeff’s studies to become a computer scientist. The name “Polychromatic Compiler” comes from the colorful array of sounds and genres the album spans while still being compiled into a listenable and digestible format.
Till next week!