Lagwagon – “Hang”
Wow, what a week we’ve had, recovering from our 10th Anniversary Party (hopefully you were there) and also bringing you another rockin’ round of RECORD OF THE WEEK. Here you go!
Goleta’s own iconic and world renown punk rock mainstays LAGWAGON are back and better than ever with first album in 9 years, ‘Hang’!!! Even better, LAGWAGON is about to head out on a 5 week tour staring early next month. With a darker feel more reminiscent of their earlier albums, FAT WRECK CHORDS made sure that this release would satisfy the fan’s 9 year wait, and did it in spades. With so many variations, where do we begin? Of course there is a ‘Black’ vinyl version, then there is the ‘Orange Crush’ and ‘Black’ stripped tricolor version, the ‘Olive Green’ and ‘Sea Blue’ Half-N-Half version (not pictured), the ‘Sea Blue’ and ‘Bone’ Aside/Bside version, or the Fat Store Only version consisting of a’ Bone’ colored record with ‘Dookie Brown’ haze. Oh, did we forget to mention that the deluxe versions come with a bonus 7” with the same color configurations? All in a gatefold jacket (for deluxe versions) and a download card, FAT WRECK CHORDS hooks you up. head over to FAT’s website to get one or just grab one from the band while they’re on tour….
BAND WEBSITE: http://lagwagon.com/
LABEL: Fat Wreck Chords
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.fatwreck.com/
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Commemorating the NUCLEAR WAR NOW! Festival Volume IV (November 7 & 8 in Berlin), NUCLEAR WAR NOW! PRODUCTIONS has created what may be the most sought after set of picture discs any Death Metal fan could possibly want. Known typically for the Bestial Black Metal, NWN! PRODUCTIONS is showing off some of the other Death Metal sub genres here. Housed in a festival specific jacket and with only 100 copies of each made, this festival only group of picture discs is as limited as they come. Not all pictured here, there are discs for NOCTURNUS, IRKALLIAN ORACLE, IMPURITY, BESTIAL RAIDS, EMBRACE OF THORNS, VARATHRON and DEATH COURIER!!! If, and we said if, there are any of these left after the festival, they can be found either at the NWN! PRODUCTIONS website or their German partners in crime, IRON BONEHEAD.
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.afterdeath666.com/
BAND: Irkallian Oracle
BAND WEBSITE: http://irkallianoracle.bandcamp.com/
BAND WEBSITE: http://impurityband.com/
BAND: Bestial Raids
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/BestialRaids
BAND: Embrace of Thorns
BAND WEBSITE: https://myspace.com/embraceofthorns
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.varathron.com/
BAND: Death Courier
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Death-Courier/423460954403378
LABEL: Nuclear War Now
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.nwnprod.com/
LABEL: Iron Bonehead
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.ironbonehead.de/
For the first time ever, DESPERATE RECORDS is making the POWDER MONKEYS’ 1995 album available on Vinyl! This Australian punk/rock trio existed from 1991 until 2003 when a tragic death brought it to a close. In the 90’s, the POWDER MONKEYS were the shining light of raw Rock & Roll in Australia, calling up influences anywhere from the STOOGES to CHUCK BERRY. This album, called ‘Time Wounds All Heals’ is everything you could need. Coming in either a purist ‘Black’ or a’ Blood Red’ colored vinyl and is wrapped in a reverse board jacket, includes a decorative obi strip, download card, liner notes and a poster!
BAND: Powder Monkeys
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Powder-Monkeys/251905859191
LABEL: Desperate Records
LABEL WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/desperaterecords
What started as a one man band from Sweden, OFERMOD is now a 5 piece Black/Death Metal powerhouse! This is their latest EP titled ‘Serpents’ Dance’, and follows a long line of EPs and full lengths since their inception in 1996. This 7” has a 6 panel fold over jacket in a matte finish and contains either the purist ‘Black’ vinyl or the crazy ‘Blood Red’ colored vinyl oozing with ‘Black’ splatter, it’s painfully obvious that THE ANJA OFFENSIVE is on the attack! It’s too bad you’ll have to wait until March of next year to see OFERMOD playing in Athens…
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/OfermodOfficial
LABEL: The Anja Offensive
In a special limited edition release, OH LAWD YEAH! RECORDS AND TAPES are releasing two instrumental songs from the upcoming film “Honeypot”. Calling themselves FUTURE ASTRONAUT, this sound track is sure to be a collectors edition in no time flat. Consisting of a gatefold 7” matte finished jacket, a download card and a ‘Beer’ colored record, this is the perfect teaser for the soon to be released 10 song soundtrack/score coming in 2015. This 7” is a perk for their Kickstarter funding staring in December. Keep tabs on OH LAWD YEAH! RECORDS AND TAPES to find out what to do.
BAND: Future Astronaut
BAND WEBSITE: www.Honeypotthemovie.com
LABEL: Oh Lawd Yeah! Records and Tapes
LABEL WEBSITE: www.ohlawdyeah.com
More than 10 years in the making, this is the debut release from THE LUXEMBOURG SIGNAL. With a shoe gazey indie pop sound, this 10 track album is sure to give this L.A./UK band a cult like following. SHELFLIFE RECORDS made sure the vinyl package was as precise and deliberate as the music itself. With only a small number made, you can pick this up in either an ‘Electric Blue’ or the more limited purist ‘Black’ vinyl color, this will have to tide you over until THE LUXEMBOURG SIGNAL head out on tour some time early next year. In the mean time, head to SHELFLIFE RECORDS’ website to order this today…
BAND: The Luxembourg Signal
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/theluxembourgsignal
LABEL: Shelflife Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.shelflife.com/
Recorded in the picturesque South Coast of the UK, this debut album from ORANGE YELLOW RED will definitely have your imagination seeing colors. ORANGE YELLOW RED is a mixture of Shoe Gaze and Dreampop, which just happens to be the specialty of SAINT MARIE RECORDS, the label with the vision to put out this masterpiece. With a gatefold jacket in reverse board finish this ‘Doublemint Green’ and ‘Electric Blue’ Aside/Bside record also has ‘Olive Green’ splatter throughout. The blues and greens swirl in a subtle mixture that is hard to describe. If you get to SAINT MARIE RECORDS’ website in time, you might be able to pick up the limited edition version that also includes a bonus 7”!!!
BAND: Orange Yellow Red
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.orangeyellowred.com/
LABEL: Saint Marie Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.saintmarierecords.com/
Mixing Ambiance, Post-Rock, Electronics, Death Metal, Pop, you name it into the cauldron, BURIAL HEX is the group who’s closure has been calculated since it’s inception. This is their last album called ‘The Hierophant’ and is the culmination of 10 years of touring and more than 80 releases. You can only get this from the boutique archive of HANDMADE BIRDS out of North Texas. It’s painfully obvious that great attention to detail was paid into making this whole package outstanding and a work or art. With only a limited number, this matte laminated gatefold jacket hold an ‘Oxblood’ inside ‘Milky Clear’ record that is fitting both in name and artistically. Get on the internets and head over to HANDMADE BIRDS’ website before you’re out of luck…
BAND: Burial Hex
BAND WEBSITE: http://burialhex.bandcamp.com/
LABEL: Handmade Birds
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.handmadebirds.com/
WHICH COLOR WAS THE MAILORDER EDITION ONE FROM FAT?
Any news on that Future Astronauts – Honeypot movie release? I can’t find anything anywhere. Cheers. C