Charger – “Watch Your Back”
As always, we’ve got more than just black vinyl on this Black Friday edition of the RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog!!!
The all-star East Bay rock & roll 3-piece known as CHARGER came roaring to life in 2018, and hit the ground running at full speed, releasing their ripping debut EP on PIRATES PRESS RECORDS in May. These veterans of such bands as RANCID, OPERATION IVY, JELLO BIAFRA & THE GUANTANAMO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, and the UK SUBS (just to name a few!) set out to blast audiences with raw rock & roll in the grand tradition of MOTÖRHEAD, and both their debut record and their live shows delivered! Before the punk, metal, and hard rock faithful have even had the chance to pick their collective jaws up off the floor from that initial salvo, CHARGER are back with their brand new single, “WATCH YOUR BACK.” You can listen to it NOW on the streaming platform of your choice HERE: smarturl.it/WatchYourBack
PIRATES PRESS launched CHARGER’s debut with a slew of incredible merch, including the band’s own coffee blend! Never ones to let such fantastically loud releases go by quietly, the PIRATES are now offering two fantastic ways to grab this killer new single while getting geared up. For sale now on the PIRATES webstore, you can order a CHARGER T-shirt with their instantly iconic ram’s head logo in a striking white and red on black print. Or if a denim battle vest is more your speed, grab the same design on a giant 14″ x 19″ back patch. Both the T-shirt AND the back patch will ship with the new single “WATCH YOUR BACK” on PICTURE FLEXI, the amazing format that PIRATES PRESS has made into an institution.
And for those that love their wax as heavy as their tunes, keep your eyes out for “WATCH YOUR BACK” to be released as a 12″ single in the very near future! Catch CHARGER live with THE OLD FIRM CASUALS this weekend, as well as dates surrounding the holidays around California! And if your band or label is ready to go big with your next release, with picture flexis, merch bundles, or anything else you can imagine, hit up PIRATES PRESS today and we’ll hook you up!
BAND NAME: CHARGER (Stream or Download “Watch Your Back” / Store / Bandcamp / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter)
ALBUM TITLE: “WATCH YOUR BACK”
LABEL NAME: Pirates Press Records (Website / Store / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter / YouTube)
———————————— Honorable Mentions ———————————————
Americana singer/songwriter/dude formerly in punk bands with a beard and an acoustic guitar, SAMMY KAY is back with his fourth LP! Having traveled non-stop for the last 9 years, he’s been busy with tours in the UK, a trip to the Fest with Mike Frazier, and then a US/Canada run with Chad Price, Chuck Coles and Paul Luc. SAMMY was able to release this via Kickstarter – 100 percent crowdfunded. The cover is a photo of his grandparents, shot by the legendary Bruce Davidson. The only other album he’s licensed a photo to was for Bob Dylan, so he’s in good company! Find out more at SAY 10 RECORDS!
This is LURK’S first EP with PURE NOISE that came out alongside the bands’ signing announcement. “Electro-Shock” is a quick 10 minutes of high energy, in your face, quirky punk rock that has come to symbolize LURK and their live shows. Grab your copy of this 4 song EP from PURE NOISE or catch LURK supporting Grayscale on US tour 1/24 – 2/27/2020!
BARE BONES began in 2012, and released two EP’s ‘Villains’ and ‘Cut Throat Living’, now they are back again have just released their sophomore LP ‘Rival Minds’ via RESIST RECORDS. Produced by Stevie Night and mixed by James Paul Wisner. “Rival Minds” is a darker, heavier album than the preceding ‘Bad Habits’ which shows a matured BARE BONES through the song writing. Go check out the Rival Minds album tour: Sydney / Brisbane / Melbourne in November/Decmeber. Additionally the band will be main support for Comeback Kid on NYE at Crowbar Sydney!
Hope you’re getting your hands on all the Black Friday vinyl you’re looking for! See you next week! And don’t forget, we’re auctioning a signed RANCID guitar for charity…go bid! https://shop.piratespressrecords.com/products/signed-rancid-guitar-auction