The Maine – “Lovely Little Lonely”
We’re rolling out even more vinyl on the RECORD OF THE WEEK blog!!!
Formed in Arizona in 2007, THE MAINE celebrated their 10 year anniversary as a band in January 2017. Having developed a strong fanbase across the world, “Lovely Little Lonely” is their sixth studio release, coming at you on 8123 right now! You can’t go wrong with any of the Half-n-Half vinyl!
BAND NAME: The Maine
LABEL NAME: 8123
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VINYL FOR A CAUSE is a record label based around the idea that music can be a driver for charitable good. Working with bands who cover and record each other’s music exclusively on sides A and B of a 7”, limited edition vinyl record. Together, a charity is selected whose views resonate most with each set of bands and donate a percentage of the proceeds to the selected organization. For this release, they have partnered with VH1 Save The Music Foundation and 50% of all proceeds will go to helping support their fantastic cause – Side A featuring RAILWAY GAMBLERS, a Cosmic Americana group that originated on the Southside of Chicago in March 2014. Side B featuring Chicago-based quartet, THE LEADFOOT BAND, who founded itself on bluegrass roots almost a decade ago. You can catch both bands touring all spring/summer!
BAND NAMES: Railway Gamblers / The Leadfoot Band
LABEL NAME: Vinyl For A Cause
It’s been two long years since the 45 Adapters released their smashing maxi-single ‘Patriots Not Fools’, but fear not, because they’re back with three brand new songs that pack the musical impact of a NYC subway train barrelling down upon you. The sound is equal parts hard charging rock’n’roll, straight forward punk rock, Oi!, and pub rock; decanted with soulful vocals and catchy choruses, primed for singing along to!
BAND NAME: 45 Adapters
LABEL NAME: Pirates Press Records
In 2017 HIDEOUS DIVINITY celebrate their 10th year of activity with the release of their 3rd full length “Adveniens”, once again via UNIQUE LEADER RECORDS. Recorded, Mixed and Mastered at Stefano Morabito’s 16th Cellar Studio during autumn 2016, “Adveniens” is the result of an extensive 3-years in the making songwriting process, bringing you HIDEOUS DIVINITY in their darkest and heaviest shape ever. The entire album concept is pretentious as well: a reflection on history and time, on the succession of futile ages, on the role of poet as soothsayer and witness of the winds of time erasing each one of these ages from the face of the earth. Head over to UNIQUE LEADER to get one of these ‘Grey’ Inside ‘Blood Red’ discs today!
BAND NAME: Hideous Divinity
LABEL NAME: Unique Leader Records
The San Diego purveyors of brutal death metal in CONDEMNED are back after a long-awaited return with their third full-length album entitled “His Divine Shadow”. The new album vows to continue their legacy with their classic signature sound of crushing brutal guitar riffs, fast chaotic grooves, heavy punishing breakdowns, fast Suffocation/Disgorge style blast beats and dark atmospheric ambiance. CONDEMNED have pushed more new boundaries and the progression of their brutal death metal style with influences in the vein of old school death metal fused with the classic California style brutality.
BAND NAME: Condemned
LABEL NAME: Unique Leader Records
VASUDEVA is an instrumental rock band from New Jersey. Formed out of a lasting high school friendship, the tight-knit trio blends elements of electronic music with their more indie/experimental rock foundation to create seemingly effortless, beautifully dynamic soundscapes, all locked in by a firm backdrop of unrelenting grooves. Self-recorded and mastered by Atomic Garden, with an array of colors in their sonic palette, effect pedals, tape players, samplers, drum machines, and a Rhodes piano were just a few of the components used in the making of ‘No Clearance’. Make your way to SKELETAL LIGHTING to grab a copy!
BAND NAME: Vasudeva
LABEL NAME: Skeletal Lightning
You’ll need to get in line for this one as it’s PERMANENT RECORDS special RSD reissue of FRANKIE AND THE WITCH FINGERS’ debut LP, ’Sidewalk’! Be sure to check out their new 4th LP, ‘Brain Telephone’, coming to PERMANENT RECORDS late Summer 2017 or their show at the PERMANENT L.A. brick and mortal store in April!
BAND NAME: Frankie And The Witch Fingers
LABEL NAME: Permanent Records
Arguably the most uncompromising punk band in the early Lookout-records oriented heyday of the SF Bay Area’s early 90’s Gilman scene, capture what you probably missed with FILTH’s ‘Live at Gilman’!!! The recording was done off the soundboard and lived on a MAXELL UD 90 cassette tape for 25+ years under the bed of a once-young kid who was fanatical about his love for the band. Then, Trump got elected, prompting the necessity of these songs to get mastered and released on vinyl ASAP – sales benefit the needle exchange.
BAND NAME: FILTH
Coming from Austin Texas, HOVVDY is the writing and recording project of Charlie Martin and Will Taylor. The two of them, both primarily drummers, first met in the fall of 2014, and quickly bonded over ramen and a love for quiet music. Just a few weeks later, they had combined songs, and recorded their first ep in each others bedrooms and family homes across Texas. Encouraged by positive reactions to their songs on bandcamp, the two committed to each others growth in songwriting and recording, resulting in their 2016 debut album “Taster”. The duo have found a unique identity in rhythmic, down-tempo pop songs, that are hopeful, yet melancholy; relatable, yet distinguishable. Accomplished indie record label DOUBLE DOUBLE WHAMMY is reissuing their debut in spring 2017 or catch them on tour starting mid April!
BAND NAME: Hovvdy
LABEL NAME: Double Double Whammy
The highly anticipated debut album from black metallers HIGLAND is finally available! Housed in a triple gatefold, this nearly hour long journey titled ‘Loyal to the Nightsky’ is a powerful and dynamic experience full of feverish height and desolate lows, all harnessed through the timeless craft of pure, authentic black metal. Get some!
BAND NAME: Highland
Direct from the master tapes for the first time on LP, come the original, earthshaking rockabilly/proto-gothabilly/country-noir-pop 45s of JODY REYNOLDS. A seminal and influential figure, without JODY REYNOLDS there would be no Cramps, no Gun Club and no Bad Seeds. His first (and massive) 1958 hit ‘Endless Sleep’ spawned an entire genre/generation of Death Discs or Splatter Platters (Teen Angel, Leader Of The Pack etc. etc.). Another RSD exclusive, so no repress, make sure this one’s on your list!
BAND NAME: Jody Reynolds
LABEL NAME: Iron Mountain Analogue Research
THE BIG FRIENDLY CORPORATION is an Indie Pop/experimental band from Las Vegas, NV. Founded by brother and sister Ryan Marth and Melissa Marth over 10 years ago, the band is releasing their 5th full length album titled, “Carry On, Carrion” on April 29th with an anticipated record release show at the Bunkhouse in Las Vegas. This double LP was inspired by the life and death of the band’s brother and friend, Tommy Marth, who frequently played with the band as well as other notable acts. Make your way to the bands website to get your set of classic Black or the ‘Grey’ smoked discs today!
BAND NAME: Big Friendly Corporation
SLEEP PARTY PEOPLE is the brainchild of Brian Batz, a Danish multi-instrumentalist with a boundless imagination. On June 2nd, SLEEP PARTY PEOPLE releases their first album on JOYFUL NOISE, titled ‘Lingering’. The new album develops beyond the band’s more overtly post-rock efforts. With ‘Lingering’, Batz has found a voice as a unique songwriter, and has captured a singular warmth within his densely layered, futuristically choreographed instrumentation.
BAND NAME: Sleep Party People
LABEL NAME: Joyful Noise Recordings
The Venomous Pinks is a quartet of girls, ready to break the rules. As one of the only all girl punk rock bands in the Phoenix area, they will break your heart and bust your balls. Influenced by Joan Jett and The Ramones, these four talented musicians channel a unique sound that is rock and roll with attitude. Their debut release is coming at you from Vegas’ own SQUIDHAT RECORDS!
BAND NAME: The Venomous Pinks
LABEL NAME: SquidHat Records
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the greatest year in rock n roll history SQUIDHAT RECORDS is proud to release SQUIDHAT ’77. This 22 track double LP features Las Vegas’ best punk bands paying tribute to the iconic songs that cemented arena rock, invented punk and changed music forever. From The Ramones to Fleetwood Mac to ELO and beyond, hear what the next generation of young musicians has to say about the songs and the year that defined our generation.
BAND NAME: Various Artists
ALBUM TITLE: SQUIDHAT ’77: A Las Vegas Punk Rock Tribute To 1977
LABEL NAME: SquidHat Records
“Molotov” is the debut release from its creators, Brooklyn rapper, Saga and Chicago producer, Thelonious Martin. Molotov represents the best elements of its creators. The rhymes are potent and powerful, taking down everyone from cynics to haters, wack emcees, and inner demons. And the instrumentals serve to bring those words to life by way of head-nodding percussion, and slick sample flips. The duo will set to depart for Europe this summer, but you can make your way to COALMINE RECORDS to grab your ‘Smoked’ vinyl today!
BAND NAME: Saga & Thelonious Martin
LABEL NAME: Coalmine Records
SUMMONER are a Boston institution, fusing elements of 70s proto-metal, stoner rock, and cosmic psychedelia into a driving, riff-heavy juggernaut ready to obliterate everything in its path. From astral voyages to pummeling dirges, ‘Beyond the Realm of Light’ unfolds like a hero’s journey through Hades, alternating between moments of uproarious victory and desperate, crushing, hopelessness. MAGNETIC EYE RECORDS is your source, and if you’re lucky, they may still have some of the ‘Coke Bottle Green’ with ‘Grimace Purple’ smoke records left!
BAND NAME: SUMMONER
LABEL NAME: MAGNETIC EYE RECORDS
RIOTGUN started back in 1993 and is more active than ever. ‘Beer & Revolution’ – their second full length, this time a co-release between LAST PUNK ROCKERS and CROWD CONTROL MEDIA. Right now only available on Vinyl, go get some!
BAND NAME: Riotgun
LABEL NAME: Last Punkrockers Records / Crowd Control Media
The legend goes that sometime in the late 60’s some weirdos from the deep south hopped into their car and headed out west to be around more artist types and less swamps. That’s the easy part. The next 45 years have been filled with experimental / avant-garde albums. One of the most influential experimental music groups ever, THE RESIDENTS 13th Anniversary Show Live In Holland is on vinyl for the first time ever. Limited run, hand numbered, only a few left as this was written, if you don’t make your way to the SECRET RECORDS website right away, you’ll be sorry!
BAND NAME: The Residents
LABEL NAME: Secret Records
SHADOW WINDHAWK AND THE MORTICIANS is a horror rock project located in Queens, NY. The project was formed in 2013 and since that time has been featured frequently in the pages of Rue Morgue Magazine (CA), HorrorHound Magazine (USA) and Devolution Magazine (UK), among others. “Cremation Garden” is SHADOW WINDHAWK’S 2nd full length LP, a follow up to the 2014 debut, “Casket Spray”. The new 12″ from BLACK FLAME RECORDS features vinyl-exclusive jacket artwork created by Joel Robinson (cover artist for Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Nightbreed, Return of the Living Dead). It’s limited to 250 copies, either ‘Funeral Lily White’ (Bone) or ‘Crypt Glass’ (Coke Bottle).
BAND NAME: Shadow Windhawk and the Morticians
LABEL NAME: Black Flame Records
We’ll have lots more vinyl coming next week for ya!