Surfer Blood – “Snowdonia”
We’re back with another banging RECORD OF THE WEEK blog to start December off right!!
SURFER BLOOD’S fourth studio album, “Snowdonia”, is due out February 3rd via JOYFUL NOISE RECORDINGS. A sonic departure for the band, it’s their first release since 2010’s “Astro Coast” that lead singer John Paul Pitts has written and mixed alone. Check out that Half-N-Half version with splatter over at the JOYFUL NOISE website…
BAND NAME: Surfer Blood (Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram)
LABEL NAME: Joyful Noise Recordings
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THE DACIOS formed in 2005. Their first release, “Monkey’s Blood” in 2009 was a critical success. The current DACIOS line up sees the return of original member Robert ‘Pops’ Johnson on drums, the introduction of noise guitar maestro Bonnie Mercer and the reunion of bass player Mindy Mapp, with Bean and Linda J who formerly all played together in legendary Tasmanian outfit, Little Ugly Girls. You can grab their latest from Australia’s HOMELESS today where they might have some of those ‘Gold’ inside ‘Beer’ color in color versions left if you’re lucky…
BAND NAME: The Dacios
LABEL NAME: Homeless (Website / Facebook / Instagram)
Combining searing riffs with powerful melodies, contemporary harmony, polyrhythmic grooves, and virtuosic solos, A SENSE OF GRAVITY is dedicated above all to strong, musical composition and moving songwriting. Formed in 2011, the Seattle band spent their first years crafting the unique sound they are known for today by fusing modern progressive metal with classic prog, death metal, jazz fusion, and the occasional dose of cinematic orchestral music. A SENSE OF GRAVITY have returned after two years of passionate dedication to their craft with the natural follow-up to their debut: “Atrament”, a 67-minute masterpiece of progressive metal.
BAND NAME: A Sense of Gravity (Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / YouTube)
Legendary punk label CHUNKSAAH RECORDS gives us this gorgeous RANDOM BLEND repress of the BOUNCING SOULS / HOT WATER MUSIC 7″ split! In December 2010, the Bouncing Souls and Hot Water Music embarked on a tour of Australia and New Zealand that was routed in a hotel room in Vancouver in 2003. To celebrate the bromance reunion, CHUNKSAAH made a nifty tour seven inch, each band covering the other!
BAND NAME: Bouncing Souls / Hot Water Music
BAND WEBSITE: Chunksaah Records
The Loved Ones’ frontman DAVE HAUSE did a monthly 7″ series split amongst several independent labels. “Time Will Tell” is the 4th in that series which found a home on CHUNKSAAH RECORDS! This RANDOM BLEND 7″ vinyl features Hause covering two songs from the respective label’s catalog as well as two alternate takes of Hause originals. “Time Will Tell” features covers of the Bouncing Souls’ ‘Ghosts on the Boardwalk’ and Detournement’s ‘Odessa’. Alternate versions of “Time Will Tell” and ‘Meet Me at the Lanes’ from Dave’s first full-length also appear on the release.
BAND NAME: Dave Hause
BAND WEBSITE: Chunksaah Records
PUNCHLINE formed in 1997 and are from Pittsburgh, PA. They released multiple albums independently before being signed in 2003. TDR RECORDS is going back in time and rereleasing the “Rewind EP’ – the 23 minutes of pop punk that made them famous. Find out more at TDR RECORDS!
BAND NAME: Punchline (Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram)
LABEL NAME: TDR Records
Started by members of Downtown Struts, VOLUME is a Chicago-based group releasing their debut LP “Orange Park” alongside their first book “Tell Me Through the Window”. The group was created around the idea of wanting to produce art outside of the music industry and to develop a direct-to-audience experience. “Orange Park” is a 10-song autobiographic record of lead singer Daniel Cooper’s lifetime struggle with mental illness and is available December 16th only on vinyl.
BAND NAME: VOLUME (Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram)
FIFTEEN is a punk band came out of the East Bay, Ca. heyday and put out some great records between 90’ and 95’. This 7 inch spins at 331/3 rpm and offers 4 of the of the best live FIFTEEN songs ever heard. This 7” is limited to 1000 copies each one is numbered and shows off an Oxblood vinyl. More live 7”s to come soon….
BAND NAME: FIFTEEN
LABEL NAME: Dream Militia
THE SUPERWEAKS started from the ashes of The Dangerous Ponies as The Weaks, released an EP “The World is a Terrible Place and I Hate Myself and Want To Die,” “Bad Year” and now comes the sophomore LP and debut as THE SUPERWEAKS – “Bad Year”. The cover art was created by they recently deceased bassist COREY BERNARD when he was you and it’ll live on forever here…
BAND NAME: The Superweaks
LABEL NAME: LAME-O RECORDS
Record store day will be here sooner than you think, start getting ready!