DJ Skizz – “BQE: The Brooklyn-Queens Experience”
Holy cow, what another exciting week here at Pirates Press! As you know, we’re all very proud of what we do here, but this week we’re even more elated since not only did we make 2.5 MILLION records last year, but the local PBS affiliate wrote an awesome article about us and the Vinyl industry in general (check it out here http://bit.ly/1L50oF1 ). Anyways, back to what you came for, another dose of vinyl in this week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog…
The Record of the Week this time around is the latest release from the Brooklyn based indie Hip-Hop label, SLICE OF SPICE! What you see here is the 2013 album from DJ SKIZZ, the famous DJ, producer and member of the World Famous Halftime Radio Show on WNYU FM. Already a very popular album in the digital world, SLICE OF SPICE is bringing you ‘BQE: The Brooklyn-Queens Experience’ on vinyl for the first time! With a very limited run, you can buy one of these with either a standard LP jacket and ‘Black’ or a more limited ‘Royal Blue’ colored record, or one of the craziest picture discs we’ve seen in a while! Check out SLICE OF SPICE’s website for more details!!
BAND NAME: DJ Skizz
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/djskizzbeats/info?tab=page_info
LABEL NAME: Slice of Spice
LABEL WEBSITE: http://slice-of-spice.com/
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Celebrating over 20 years of putting out some of the best underground OI! and Punk music around, LONGSHOT MUSIC is here with the latest release from none other than the 45 ADAPTERS!!!! If you drove a truck full of CockSParrer records into a shed full of Otis Redding LPs, the 45 ADAPTERS is what would happen. Their 6th release, ‘Patriots Not Fools’ is Maximum Oi’n’B’ (Blues). Known for very classic but clean art and packaging, LONGSHOT did not disappoint. With a one color PMS printed ‘old style’ jacket, printed inner sleeve and a download card, you can order one of these records in either a purist ‘Black’ color, a ‘White’ colored vinyl or a transparent ‘Royal Blue’ color.
BAND NAME: 45 ADAPTERS
BAND WEBSITE: http://45adapters.com/
LABEL NAME: LONGSHOT MUSIC
LABEL WEBSITE: www.longshotmusic.com or http://www.piratespressrecords.com/store/
Tucson based experimental psych band, THE MYRRORS, are here with their latest release on the infamous BEYOND BEYOND IS BEYOND RECORDS! Called ‘Arena Negra’, this is a four track, 42 minute journey into a drone, desert influenced sound. Having waited 5 some years to release the first album they recorded, BEYOND BEYOND waisted no time in making a pretty dramatic packaging. You can order one of these in a standard ‘Black’ color, a ‘Black’ inside ‘Milky Clear’ color-in-color record, or most nuts of all, the ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Bronze’ haze. The BEYOND BEYOND IS BEYOND website is your portal for THE MYRRORS until they get out on tour soon…
BAND NAME: The Myrrors
BAND WEBSITE: http://beyondbeyondisbeyond.com/the-myrrors
LABEL NAME: Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://beyondbeyondisbeyond.com/
NYC based indie record label GRAND JURY is a newer label, but you could’t tell that by this debut LP by AVID DANCER! A nom de musique of Jacob Dillan Summers, who’s drumming virtuoso with national recognition, it’s called ‘1st Bath’ and the band name was painted on in his own blood! (For the art, his actual blood isn’t on the record). That gives you an insight into this alternative album that was made in a reverse board jacket and either a ‘Black’ record (not pictured), or the bloody looking ‘Milky Clear’ record with lots of ‘Oxblood’ splatter. Just head over to GRAND JURY’s website and dive right in or catch AVID DANCER in LA soon…
BAND: Avid Dancer
BAND WEBSITE: :http://aviddancerband.com/
LABEL: Grand Jury
LABEL WEBSITE: http://grandjurymusic.com/
OI! THE BOAT RECORDS just repressed the OI! supergroup that is OXLEY’S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS on these killer color combos. If you’re not already familiar with OXLEY’S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS, then where have you been? Featuring members from The Fatskins, Boot Party, 90 Proof, the Old Firm Casuals, and Rancid, this will have you screaming ‘We Are Legion’ at the top of your lungs. With a fold over jacket, this blistering 7” is avail in a ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Red(ish)’ splatter, or a ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Black’ splatter. Only avail on vinyl (the way it should be), get over to OTB’s website now!
BAND: Oxley’s Midnight Runners
BAND WEBSITE: facebook.com/oxleys-midnight-runners
LABEL NAME: Randale Records (EU)
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.randaleshop.de/
LABEL NAME:Oi! the Boat Records (US)
LABEL WEBSITE: oitheboat.com
MANHUNT is a female fronted Hardcore Punk band from Brisbane. In a co release with LETHAL DOSE RECORDS, 625 TRASH and RSR, this self titled LP is MANHUNT’s fourth and is a limited run of 500 on vinyl only! MANHUNT is starting up a tour in a few weeks, but in the mean time you can still order one of these at the LETHAL DOSE website (only 16 left at the time of this blog!) with a ‘Black’ inside ‘Milky Clear’ color-in-color record, or look at the already sold out ‘Black’ vinyl. Tick tock….
BAND NAME: Manhunt
BAND WEBSITE: manhuntpunk.bandcamp.com
LABEL NAME: Lethal Dose Records, 625 Thrash, RSR
LABEL WEBSITE: lethaldoserecords.bandcamp.com, 625thrash.com, rsrec.bigcartel.com
Last year one band stood out of the rest, it was CONCRETE with their debut EP that was released on limited run vinyl. Now on REBELLION RECORDS, their latest release, ‘Subculture Street Trooper’, contains two brand new tracks by one of the toughest sounding bands out there. Make your way to the REBELLION website to order one of these limited run discs in either a ‘Beer’ colored record with ‘Black’ splatter, or the more limited ‘Dookie Brown’ color. You can even get the deluxe version with a poster!
BAND NAME: Concrete
BAND WEBSITE: www.concreteusa.bigcartel.com
LABEL NAME: Rebellion Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.rebellionrecords.nl
The Doom metal band from Chicago called BONGRIPPER is celebrating their 10th year of deafening and intense live performances. This wicked record is a split with their friends CONAN and was recently remastered by the bands themselves. Check out the printed inner sleeves and the ‘Dookie Brown’ colored record or the over the top ‘Beer’ and ‘Bronze’ Aside/Bside record with both a opaque ’Red(ish)’ and transparent ‘Blood Red’ splatter. Go to BONGRIPPER’s website and get your ears blown.
BAND NAME: Bongripper
BAND WEBSITE: www.bongripper.com
LABEL NAME: Great Barrier Records
KINGS KALEIDOSCOPE is a ten piece rock ensemble from Seattle, WA and their known for their Alternative/Orchestral/Gospel sound. Signed to TOOTH & NAIL and manufactured in a partnership with BC MUSIC, this is KINGS KALEIDOSCOPE’s debut release and man, is this thing cool! This double LP is housed in reverse board gatefold jacket with printed inserts, and comes in two configurations. You can either grab a set with a disc one that is ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘Grimace Purple’ and ‘Kelly Green’ splatter and a disc two that is ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘Halloween Orange’ and ‘Kelly Green’ splatter. The other option is a ‘Deep Purple’ disc one and a ‘Orange Crush’ disc two. Make with the click click and get over to BC’s website post haste!
BAND NAME: Kings Kaleidoscope
BAND WEBSITE: kingskaleidoscope.com
LABEL NAME: Tooth & Nail, BC Music
LABEL WEBSITE: Badchristian.com & toothandnail.com
The Bay Area’s own CREATOR DESTRUCTOR is back yet again, this time with the epic album from Canada’s own MUTE!!! With more than 450 shows under their belt, MUTE is 100% DIY and shows no signs of stopping soon. If you navigate your browser over the the CREATOR DESTRUCTOR’s website, you can exchange money for a ‘Black’ inside ‘Beer’ color in color record with lots of ‘Black’ and ‘Orange Crush’ splatter, or the very dark and complex ‘Black’ and ‘Orange Crush’ Aside/Bside with ‘Swamp Green’ and ‘Beer’ splatter….
BAND NAME: Mute
BAND WEBSITE: http://mutepunkrock.bandcamp.com/
LABEL NAME: Creator Destructor
LABEL WEBSITE: http://creator-destructor.com