Lenny Lashley’s Gang of One – “All Are Welcome”
We’ve got a smokin’ hot RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog to keep you warm this weekend!
Even though the polar vortex is freezing America, we’ll heat it up with this week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK courtesy of Lenny Lashley’s Gang of One and Pirates Press Records! The New England native’s new record, “All Are Welcome,” is bringing the fire…and an impressive set of vinyl and merch! To properly gear him up for his upcoming tour supporting the legendary Dropkick Murphys, we pulled out all the stops to make this release a huge success. Starting with the colorful 5 variant vinyl spread which matches the hot foil stamping on the jacket. And have you ever seen a merch table with his own KISS CUT STICKER SHEET or FOIL STAMPED COMBS? And let’s not overlook two different pins, two patches, and a black & white sticker on metallic foil stock! Pick up all of this at a show or from Pirates Press Records! CLICK HERE TO BUY “ALL ARE WELCOME!”
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Hand in hand with the release of Lenny Lashley Gang of One’s brand NEW album “All Are Welcome,” the Pirates’ label is also reissuing his debut record, with a fresh makeover! The record that kicked off his solo career, “Illuminator” was originally released five years ago, and fans were instantly hooked. This is the FOURTH pressing of this instant classic! This time around, the jacket is now adorned with FIERY ORANGE foil stamping matching the FIERY red/orange “Galaxy” style colored vinyl! Pick it up from Pirates Press Records! CLICK HERE TO BUY “ILLUMINATOR!”
CRANEIUM is a fuzzrock band formed in Turku late 2011. First, you wonder just what the hell kind of mind altering substances have made four kids from what is apparently Finland’s bible belt turn to the dark side in such a fashion? Whatever the reason, RIPPLE MUSIC, the preeminent purveyors of stoner/doom metal brings you “The Narrow Line”, one of the best 100 albums of 2018 per the Doom Charts! Get lost over at RIPPLE MUSIC!
BLISS SIGNAL is an electronic production project between club producer Mumdance and James Kelly aka WIFE formerly of cult black metal band Altar of Plagues. What began as a multi-track collaboration has evolved into a full album release and a proper touring project. BLISS SIGNAL takes the frenzy and repetition of body-focused electronic music and pairs it with extreme metal’s core elements, resulting in a visceral, often hypnotic, hybrid that belongs neither on a dance floor nor in a mosh pit. Awash in ethereal textures, blast beats are simulated by drum machines while synths soar over heavily distorted shredding guitar. Throughout the album’s 8 tracks, Adams and Kelly trace a line between blackened metal, driving electronic rhythms and ethereal atmospherics. The result finds a common ground in the intensity of these sounds and how they affect the body. Find out more over at TRUE PANTHER!
VIETNOM is based out of Florida and TAKE VENGEANCE is from California. The Back To School series is a string of releases from PITCHFORK NY HARDWEAR which is a clothing line based out of NYC. The idea behind the vinyl releases is to showcase hardcore bands from the East Coast and West Coast that have influenced the brands designs. This is Volume 5 from the Back To School series- The split features brand new unreleased tracks, one song from each band. Volume 6 coming soon!
BAND NAME: Vietnom / Take Vengeance
LABEL NAME: Pitchfork NY Hardwear
CHIPS OV OI! formed in 2015, majorly as a joke. All in different bands and doing ok at the time, until one member jokingly told said this hilarious name for a band he had. It was decided decided that we better start the band before someone else thought of it. Before long it took precedent over our other projects. Everyone seemed to be into it, and it was just too much fun. Fast, fun, not to be taken seriously, party pogo punk rock! There`s no joke too shitty for them, their first full length, “Make Pogo Great Again” is out now! Catch them at We Are Punk Fest in Miami end of May if you can.
The band was originally started in 2010 in Ankara, Turkey under the name “Ecstasy” by Yagiz Ozdag and his friends. The band continued without vocals and a bass player for sometime and in 2011 changed their name to COLLECTOR. The early COLLECTOR at that time, was just a cover band. In 2014 the lineup was complete forming what can be called the real former line up of COLLECTOR, carrying the band to Boston, MA, USA where he was located. In 2016, the band started composing their first album, later came to be known as ‘Liberation’s Fall’. Growing up in Turkey, unfortunately Turkey is a country where you don’t have to look too hard for the evil. Always fascinated by the whole Angels, Demons, Dragons culture so we wanted to combine our story with these motifs. We are telling the story of a Nephilim, a half demon, half angel that is fighting to keep the balance between good and evil. Keep tabs as they are rumored to be announcing some shows this Spring!
The 13th label release for ELECTRIC DREAM RECORDS is titled “Dream Electric” and is a 2LP gatefold special color vinyl featuring 17 tracks from Synthwave artists around the world. Artists are featured from countries all over the world: Italy, Hungary, France, England, Russia, Finland, Canada, Columbia, and many from the United States. “Dream Electric” is a vinyl only release limited to 300 copies worldwide with no intended repress, there are literally only a handful of copies left so you better hurry!
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