Territories – “Quit This City” / “Defender”
Setting sail on this week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog!!!
Calgary, Alberta punk rockers TERRITORIES are no strangers to going BIG with a release! Their 2018 debut LP was not only released as one slab of vinyl, but also as a set of 12 PICTURE FLEXIS, one for each song. Fans & collectors alike went wild for both the music, and the unprecedented format of the release! Not content to rest on their laurels, the band continues to work with PIRATES PRESS & our in-house label, PIRATES PRESS RECORDS, to shatter expectations for how a record can be released on their new 7” single, “Quit This City” / “Defender”!
PIRATES PRESS, as always, is seeking to push the envelope…or in this case, the record sleeve! The “Defender” side of these awesome-looking picture sleeves have been digitally printed in colors across the spectrum by constantly tweaking the CMYK values (printer-speak for how colored jackets are printed). So when you buy this record, you might get one of FIFTY unique jacket colors! Best of all for fans, this is just the opening salvo of a slew of new material the band has coming. It’s about to be a great time to be a TERRITORIES fan, and you’d better believe there are plans to make these upcoming releases every bit as special!
If your band or label would like to make a unique print run like this one for your next record, be sure to get in touch with PIRATES PRESS…we’ll hook you up with something sweet that everyone will be talking about! As for TERRITORIES, be sure to grab this exciting new 7” from THE PIRATES PRESS RECORDS WEBSTORE, or better yet, catch the band (and the Pirates) in person next week at ROCK THE SHIP, the Pirates 15th Anniversary blowout! Last minute tickets are still available at https://www.rocktheshipfestival.com
———————————— Honorable Mentions ———————————————
Even as he tours to sold out crowds for the first time in years with his universally beloved hardcore punk band AVAIL, nothing can slow down the prolific songwriting of Richmond, VA’s TIM BARRY. Staying every restless, TIM gives the world his masterful new solo LP, THE ROADS TO RICHMOND, perhaps his rawest recording yet, breaking new ground in music & lyrics while staying true to all the qualities that have made his rootsy solo recordings a household name. With only an acoustic guitar and the occasional collaborator, the man can command a room as only a guy who comes from being a hardcore punk frontman can. Join TIM BARRY on THE ROADS TO RICHMOND by picking up one of the amazing color variants from CHUNKSAAH RECORDS, from the man himself, on tour or at THE FEST 18 in Gainesville, Florida this November!
Founded by frontman Alex Brio, Toronto, Ontario’s SELFISH THINGS consists of Mike Ticar, Cam Snooks, and Jordan Trask. On “Logos”, SELFISH THINGS bring unabashedly honest music to a world fueled by false promises and pretenses. The album features a slew of powerful features including William Ryan Key (Yellowcard), Spencer Chamberlain (Underoath), and Andy Leo (Crown The Empire). Head over to PURE NOISE RECORDS if you can’t make the second leg of their US tour starting in November!
GRADUATING LIFE, fronted by Bart Thompson, out of Fresno, CA makes honest, raw rock n’ roll with the help of his friends inlcuding those in Mom Jeans. and Just Friends. Check out this split with their friends SAVE FACE over at PURE NOISE RECORDS!
“Into The Pink” is a nonstop tidal wave of raw energy and emotion, covering the entire spectrum of love and passion in their many various incarnations. Washed out bliss and angsty fuzz interweave with one another to create a dynamic surf pop/beach punk sound that is unique even by today’s alt-rock standards. Mighty layers of fluid guitar melodies and thick vocal harmonies ride upon the skeleton of heavy drums and cymbals. Get these remastered versions of DRAMATHAN songs only at KERCHOW RECORDS!
DONT FORGET – NEXT WEEK IS ROCK THE SHIP!!! Our incredible 15th Anniversary celebration features an absolutely INSANE lineup of punk rock shows, from bona fide legends like COCK SPARRER & SUBHUMANS to the best bands slugging it out on tour today like THE BAR STOOL PREACHERS, STREET DOGS, OFF WITH THEIR HEADS, BAD COP / BAD COP, and many, many more, this will be a party for the ages! Check out the full lineup and details at http://www.rocktheshipfestival.com/! It’s so huge that no club alone could hold it…that’s why it’s taking place at several of the best spots around the Bay Area…including including the MAIN EVENT on the FLIGHT DECK of the USS HORNET AIRCRAFT CARRIER MUSEUM!!! Your pals the Pirates will be celebrating all weekend long, and we want YOU to join us! TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE – Go grab yours NOW! http://www.rocktheshipfestival.com/
And even if you don’t give two shits about punk rock, or live thousands of miles from Pirate HQ, we have something we can ALL get behind. The ROCK THE SHIP CHARITY AUCTION will raise THOUSANDS of dollars to benefit ART & MUSIC EDUCATION in the local PUBLIC SCHOOLS!
Art & music are such a huge part of what we do every day, both on a professional basis as well as what we are passionate about in our lives, that we feel strongly about making sure to pass on that passion to the next generation. Every dollar raised in these auctions will be put toward that goal, thanks to our incredible generous sponsors! Check out the ABSOLUTELY AMAZING PACKAGES on the auction block below… BIDDING ENDS OCT 19th at 6PM PST!
On behalf of all the Pirates, and their kids, and ALL the kids in the Bay Area – THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!