March 23rd, 2011
And yet another week of vinyl-filled madness! For all of you who attended South by Southwest, we hope you had an awesome time and picked up some amazing records!! We wish we could have been there, but alas…work comes first!! Here are our favorite records that came in this week:
Far and away the office consensus for Record of the Week: the latest from Meter Records is phenomenal! The package compliments the already stellar artwork perfectly, and with a matte laminated cover and a spot glossed lyric sleeve, this is really on another level … top notch. Truly a work of art… and that “blood in the water” vinyl is a nice cherry on top too… Kick ass!
BAND: The Evidence
LABEL: Meteor Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.meteorrecords.com
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Fantastic artwork and some eye catching vinyl to feast your eyes on here with this new American Speedway release. We have a thing for ships too, in case you couldn’t tell… Ahoy!!
BAND: American Speedway
LABEL: Prophase Music
LABEL WEBSITE: www.prophasemusic.com
Another fine example of one of our favorite things – people using turntables in their artwork! This record even has this record in the artwork… even better!! Another great record from Roger and the boys to add to the collection. Well done!!
BAND: Roger Miret and the Disasters
LABEL: Durty Mick Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.durtymickrecords.com
Fans of THE APPLESEED CAST will surely be pumped on this one… Killer artwork and even better vinyl choices!! The Orange and White A Side / B Side looks fantastic, as does the Blue / Blue A Side / B Side!!
BAND: The Appleseed Cast
LABEL: Graveface Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.graveface.com
The kids will be pretty stoked to grab one of these in a couple weeks from Fat Wreck on Record Store Day! There’s no doubt that these limited edition picture discs will be a hot ticket…and for a reason…They rule!!
BAND: Rise Against
LABEL: Fat Wreck Chords
LABEL WEBSITE: www.fatwreck.com
80’s Brazilian Hardcore in this week’s blog? You betcha!! Check out this killer re-release of Ratos de Porão’s album, “Ao Vivo”!! That “Kelly Green” vinyl is a perfect fit for the album artwork, especially the half and half version!!
BAND: Ratos de Porão
LABEL: Nada Nada Discos
LABEL WEBSITE: www.nadanadadiscos.com
Nice choice with the “Easter Yellow” and “Classic Black” vinyl on this one…
LABEL: Permanent Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.permanentrecordschicago.com
It’s nice to see more hip-hop records flowing through the office these days… Check out the “Transparent Beer” vinyl w/ Green Splatter on the new CYMARSHALLLAW & THE BEATNIKZ record! Looks awesome, guys!! …and keep em coming!!
BAND: Cymarshalllaw & The Beatnikz
LABEL: Beats Broke Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.beatsbroke.com
That’s all we got for this week’s blog! Make sure to check back here next week for another batch of your new favorite records! Leave some comments and let us know what you think!! VINYL RULES ALL!