AJJ – “The Bible 2”
Happy Friday all you vinyl lovers out there, check out all the goodness on this week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog!
For their sixth album, garbage-pop veterans AJJ (fka Andrew Jackson Jihad) chose to reinforce their strengths and leave any limp frivolities behind. As a result, ‘The Bible 2’ is their most ambitious and assured collection of scuzzy punk screeds, employing even more production heft while sparing none of the vulnerability. Featuring a new video for “Goodbye, Oh Goodbye” that was done in one shot with insane production values, AJJ is about to head back out on tour right when SIDEONEDUMMY RECORDS releases ‘The Bible 2’ to the masses next Month!
BAND NAME: AJJ
LABEL NAME: SideOneDummy Records
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Funded by the tip jar at the deli counter where the founder works, DELI BOY RECORDS AND TAPES just came out with their second release (and first on vinyl!) with BIG BABY! After years of playing in more serious and technical bands, BIG BABY forfeited their comfort instruments for ones they had never played. They avoid rewrites and overanalyzing songwriting and instead focus on spitting up the most authentic and uninhibited versions they can. Help refill that tip jar by hitting up DELI BOY today!
BAND NAME: Big Baby
LABEL NAME: Deli Boy Records
Y SOCIETY, which is MC Insight the Truncator (Boston) and DJ/Producer Damu The Fudgemunk (Washington DC), exhibit their talents in true school fashion, complete with carefully curated samples, energetic scratching and potent rapping. The B-side is a fan favorite, ‘Rather Unique 2’, released digitally in 2008 and available now on vinyl for the first time in a new & improved mix. Head over to REDEFINITION RECORDS to grab one!
BAND NAME: Y Society
LABEL NAME: Redefinition Records
POW WOWS is a 3 piece combo from Toronto, ONT Canada. They’ve been around for about 5 years and have 2 LPs out. They got together with HIDDEN VOLUME RECORDS to put out the ‘Hey Doctor’ 7”. Every copy ships with an exclusive 45 adapter, so hit up HIDDEN VOLUME now!
BAND NAME: Pow Wows
LABEL NAME: Hidden Volume Records
It’s been nearly two years since SHELFLIFE has had the pleasure of putting out new music from the eternal CLOSE LOBSTER. These self-proclaimed “Post-Neo-Anti-Close Lobsters” are back in a big way, and with these two tracks you’ll be quickly convinced of that. Make your way to SHELFLIFE and grab one of these heavyweight Gold ‘ 7”s while you still can!
BAND NAME: Close Lobsters
LABEL NAME: shelflife
CREATIVE ADULT’S sophomore full-length “Fear of Life” finds the band peeling back some of their chaotic, fuzzed out psychdelia in favor of a newfound sense of melody. Taking cues from The Cure and Oasis, jangly and melodic guitar lines weave their way through smoky, atmospheric west coast post punk. Heading out on tour in Europe this October, you can move your mouse over to the RUN FOR COVER website and get one of those tricolor versions if they’re still available!!!
BAND NAME: Creative Adult
LABEL NAME: Run For Cover Records
THE NIGHTTIMES are 5 veterans of the NYC music scene, now based in the Hudson Valley city of Beacon, NY where they joined forces in 2014 to explore their shared musical influences of heavy, psychedelic garage rock. For their first ever vinyl release, they went all out with this half-n-half colored big hole 7”! A self released affair, order it directly from the band with no middle man!
BAND NAME: The Nighttimes
Don’t wait for Record Store Day, go out this weekend and pick up some new (or used) vinyl just because!