CJ Ramone – Picture Discs
We’re back with another vinyl filled RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog!!!
The name “RAMONES” occupies a singular space in punk rock: ground zero, the originators, and in the opinion of many, the best there ever was. CJ RAMONE was the last RAMONE to join the band in 1989, and as the story goes, the renewed energy his presence injected into the band propelled them to the burst of ambitious touring and recording through the 90s, all the way to their triumphant farewell in 1996.
Today, CJ is one of just a few surviving Ramones, and while the departed band members are dearly missed, it is of great comfort to fans that CJ is aware of his place in history as one of the few musicians alive that can directly carry on that legacy. However, far from resting on those considerable laurels, CJ’s solo career has been one of touring the world, putting the classics in front of adoring fans, all while making new music and facing forward into the future. His new records are significant events, and deserve to be released with the care and reverence due to such a musician.
PIRATES PRESS, and our in-house label, PIRATES PRESS RECORDS, admitted RAMONES maniacs ourselves, have been proud to be involved with CJ’s solo career from the get-go, putting out his debut solo LP, RECONQUISTA, back in 2012. In 2019, CJ now has 4 LPs under his belt, tours the world, and was a headliner at the PIRATES PRESS 15th anniversary celebration ROCK THE SHIP. To celebrate all of the above, PIRATES PRESS presents the first three CJ solo records – RECONQUISTA, 2014’s LAST CHANCE TO DANCE, and 2017’s AMERICAN BEAUTY – as three very special, limited edition picture discs.
These gorgeous collector’s items beautifully showcase the album covers, and the flip sides feature amazing original artwork exclusive to these releases. These picture discs will move incredibly fast, whether fans are hearing the records for the first time, or are already longtime fans looking to display a gorgeous piece of record art! As always PIRATES PRESS has put love, care, and craftsmanship into these releases. These special picture discs are limited to a one-time pressing of 1,000 each, and the vast majority were sold by CJ himself on his 2019 tours, so get your hands on what’s left from PIRATES PRESS RECORDS while you still can! And if your band or label would like an amazing looking & sounding picture disc, or any other kind of record you can imagine, contact PIRATES PRESS today. We’ve got you covered!
ARTIST NAME: CJ Ramone (Website / Store / Bandcamp / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter / YouTube)
ALBUM TITLE: Reconquista / Last Chance To Dance / American Beauty
LABEL NAME: Pirates Press Records (Website / Store / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter / YouTube)
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Italian label ARGONAUTA RECORDS just made seven years “young” this September, by releasing over 150 albums picked in the underground spectrum of Stoner, Doom, Heavy Psych and Post Metal. London based SŪRYA is one of the label newest releases. The band’s brand of atmospheric post-metal is driven by solemn riffs and gloomy percussion. Their music is equal parts the torrential heaviness of bands like Corrupted (Jap) and Neurosis, with shades of Amebix’s desolate crust and the heart-rending atmospherics of Wolves In The Throne Room. Find out more at ARGONAUTA RECORDS!!
BAND NAME: SŪRYA (Facebook / Instagram)
ALBUM TITLE: Solastalgia
LABEL NAME: Argonauta Records (Website / Facebook / Instagram)
“Better Spirit” is a collection of honest, raw songs DEREK TED wrote to pull himself out of his own darkness as he wrote these songs as a way to push through and find hope when he felt he has none. TED’S ability to craft a heartbreaking, soul-searching lyric is eminent in his work. After crafting a series of mixtapes and singles while living in the Bay Area, TED has begun anew in LA, signing with PURE NOISE RECORDS to bring his official first EP out on vinyl!
BAND NAME: Derek Ted (Website / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter)
ALBUM TITLE: Better Spirit
LABEL NAME: Pure Noise Records
Indie rock outfit, REMEMBER SPORTS, is at center stage yet again with the first ever vinyl pressing of their debut album, “Sunchokes”. The pressing comes at the cusp of the records’ fifth year anniversary alongside a fresh remaster, several bonus tracks and a twenty page photo an lyric booklet of the band’s days in college. When REMEMBER SPORTS recorded “Sunchokes” in 2014 while Carmen Perry (vocals, guitar), Catherine Dwyer (guitar), Benji Dossetter (drums) and James Karlin (bass) attended Kenyon College in Gambier, OH, they had no intention of pursuing music seriously. It was recorded with the wide-eyed optimism of making a record for the sake of it. To create something they could share with their friends. To make something they could simply look back on. The band’s relationship with FATHER/DAUGHTER RECORDS began in 2015 with the release of their second record, “All of Something”, followed by the initial cassette release of “Sunchokes” in 2016 and their split 7″ with label-mates, Pllush, in 2017. REMEMBER SPORTS is hitting the road with Lisa Prank ahead of the release of “Sunchokes (Deluxe Edition)” this November where they’ll play the record from front to back for the first time!
BAND NAME: Remember Sports (Bandcamp / Spotify / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter)
ALBUM TITLE: Sunchokes (Deluxe Edition)
LABEL NAME: Father/Daughter Records (Website / Spotify / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter)
CLOUDS TASTE SATANIC’S latest album “Second Sight” is two twenty minute songs, each song is divided into 3 parts and explores the worlds of Lesser and Greater Magic which were inspired by The Theory and Practice of Satanic Magic which is part of The Satanic Bible. Lesser Magic (Second Sight) “consists of the wile and guile obtained through various devices and contrived situations, which when utilized can create change in accordance with one’s will.” Greater Magic (Black Mass), also know as Ritual Magic, “consists of the performance of a formal ceremony, taking place, at least in part, within the confines of an area set aside for such purposes and at a specific time.” Check out the awesome eye shaped die cut on the cover with debossed text and 3 vinyl options!
BAND NAME: Clouds Taste Satanic (Website / Bandcamp / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter)
ALBUM TITLE: Second Sight
LABEL NAME: Kinda Like Music
Goodbye till next week, everybody!