Charger – S/T
Get a load of some of the Merch packages we can make on this week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog!!!
Kicking off this week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK blog is the debut from the Bay Area’s most exciting, and most talked about new band – CHARGER! These veteran musical heavyweights (including Matt Freeman from RANCID!) got together to just challenge themselves musically – and unexpectedly, this GREAT band ended up being the result! …in the vein of bands like INEPSY, WOLFBRIGADE, SPEEDWOLF and others, these crazy talented musicians dove deep into their youthful roots, channeling the likes of Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, and of course Motörhead to create a powerful [and screamingly unique] sound that music fans spanning all subgenres of punk, thrash, metal and classic rock can appreciate.
This album is one of 2019’s most highly anticipated releases, PERIOD. (Let alone for our own in-house label, Pirates Press Records!)
Highlighting the work of two incredible local Bay Area tattoo artists (Sonju Rattler and Freddy Corbin), this packaging of this debut EP is classic and timeless – and the YELLOW & BLACK “Galaxy” vinyl was a no brainer – EVIL as it gets! Add in a digipak CD, cassette with a 3 panel J-card, and 2 promotional PICTURE FLEXIS to the mix – collectors rejoice!!
We couldn’t stop there though! Helping fill out one-hell of a merch table for their upcoming record release show, we also printed up several different t-shirts and made woven and silkscreened patches, a coffee mug, knit scarf, enamel pin, buttons, two posters, a sticker – and even a LIMITED EDITION bundle with a special branded bag of CHARGER COFFEE, roasted by our friends down the street in Emeryville at McLaughlin Coffee! All you out-of-towners can get ALL of this over at the Pirates Press Records webstore, starting TODAY! (Except for the COFFEE, which is already SOLD-OUT!)
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“They called us ‘1000 pounds of Oi!’ when we first hit the stage.” These words ring loud and true on Harrington Saints’ new album adorned with that title because, literally, they are one of the BIGGEST bands in Oi!
These Bay Area mainstays are releasing their third full-length on [in house label] Pirates Press Records, in between almost a dozen singles and EPs that they’ve dropped over the past decade or so. With the taste that people are getting from the THREE NEW VIDEOS already released (“1000 Pounds of Oi!,” “Pressure,” and “Fremont Train”) fans can expect more of what many are already claiming to be their best work to date. The pulse-pounding punk that the Saints have been turning out since their inception is in no short supply here! The vinyl is available on BLACK, BLOOD RED (and HIGHLIGHTER YELLOW in Europe thanks to our friends at Contra Records!). We’re also dishing up a digipak CD with poster insert and a t-shirt that goes up to 5XL – accommodating fans of all ages, shapes and sizes. Grab this now at THE PIRATES PRESS RECORDS WEBSTORE! …and bring a FORKLIFT, this one is HEAVY!!!
BAND NAME: Harrington Saints (Website / Bandcamp / Store / Pre-Save the Album on Spotify / Facebook / Twitter)
LABEL NAME: Pirates Press Records (Website / Store / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter / YouTube)
MURMUR comes from the creative minds of veteran musicians Peter Morcey (100 Demons, Forced Reality) and Ryan Patrick White (Call It Arson, Jagged Visions). Pioneers in the underground CT hardcore scene, the duo has united for a complete departure from their roots with a dark, moody musical journey built on acoustic guitars with gorgeous harmonies, orchestral strings and subtle instrumentation. Artwork for the record was created by Jacob Bannon of revered hardcore band Converge. MURMUR‘s debut album, ‘The Boundless Black’, is a slow and haunting journey through love, loss, and ancient folklore…all the while the light of beauty and grace shining through. A lush tour through the cold, dark winter of life, while staying devoid of fear and riding tandem with faith and hope. Check their vinyl release party this June in Connecticut!
YEAR OF THE KNIFE is straightedge hardcore band hailing from Delaware having formed in 2015. Members include Brandon Watkins (guitar), Madi Watkins (bass), Andrew Kisielewski (drums), Aaron Kisielewski (guitar), and Tyler Mullen (vocals). Their first release on PURE NOISE, ’Ultimate Aggression’ is a collection of both previous EP’s – Ultimate Disease (2017) and First State Aggression (2018) – along with a new track “Fatal”. The album covers hard-hitting topics including police brutality and addiction. Get out their and catch them headlining a UK/EU tour with Chamber – May 17 – June 1, 2019!
Psych-Fuzzed out Doom trio from Gothenburg, Sweden. CITIES OF MARS give you riffs, groove and story – Discover the saga of an ancient Martian civilization, awoken by the arrival of a KGB cosmonaut. Each song a chapter, adding piece by piece to an unfolding story dating back to prehistoric Earth. Head over to RIPPLE MUSIC to order your copy of ‘The Horologist’ or catch CITIES OF MARS on their month long EU tour starting next week!
Three dudes crawled into a garage-turned-studio and dug out some tracks from the nether realms of Sabbath, Priest, Toad, Zeppelin, and other ’70s rockers. Infusing those with a multitude of other musical entities, they subsequently slithered out as SALEM’S BEND. With a few select dates coming up in the UK, head over to RIPPLE MUSIC to order your copy of ‘Supercluster’!
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