This week, we've got information about a whole bunch of upcoming records as well as a chance to win a test-pressing of Off with Their Heads' upcoming album From the Bottom (which is streaming on their Punknews band-page).
First things first, let's give some rad stuff away. To win a test-press of the new Off with Their Heads album, Bottoms Up, that comes with a custom screen-printed cover, email ben (at) punknews (dot) org. One winner will be chosen and announced next week
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Wintersleep's stunning 2007 album, Welcome to the Night Sky will be available on vinyl in August. The vinyl version has different artwork than the CD version and comes in straight-up black as well as limited edition clear vinyl. All copies will come with a download code. You can order both versions of the album from the band's webstore.
Art of the Underground is repressing the splitbetween Ghost Mice and Andrew Jackson Jihad. The new pressing will be split between "Blue / Green marble-esque mix", redish.burgandy, purple and teal/grey mix. The first eight orders also got a copy of the record on gold vinyl.
Bridge And Tunnel's new album East/West is about to be released through No Idea Records. The first presing will be on white, blue and sea glass clear vinyl, with about 100-250 of each color. Not sure if you want to pre-order it yet? Why not try streaming it right here. No Idea is also co-releasing a split between Holy Mountain and Cave Canem along with Germany's Alerta Antifascista Records. They've also got Cheap Tragedy's self-titled 7" on the way.
If you have an extra $100 burning a hole in your pocket and are one of the many Against Me! completists, you may want to consider getting in touch with No Idea Recods who recently teased fans with an offer to custom-screen a cover for the ban'd classic debut full-length is Reinventing Axl Rose. No idea on whether they will actually do it, but it's worth a shot. It turns out No Idea aren't the only people putting out records in Gainesville. Sound Study Recordings will be putting out their first records in August.The first release, which will be coming out August 2nd is Live at the Atlantic 7" Series Volume One featuring Young Livers and Army of Ponch. This is the first 7" in what will be a continuing series of live recordings done at the Atlantic in Gainesville. The 7" will be hand numbered and pressed on three colors: 200 white, 400 blue, 400 mixed marble. On August 2nd they will be having a release party at the Atlantic. Young Livers and Army of Ponch will be playing and the label will be giving away the 7" to everyone who pays to get in. The 200 pressed on white vinyl will be given away first and will most likely only ever be available at this show.
Sound Study Recordings' second release is the debut full length from Gainesville two piece Liquid Limbs. The 11 song album will be available as a LP/CD combo in late August.
Asian Man Records has released a second pressing of Andrew Jackson Jihad's People Who Can Eat People Are the Luckiest People in the World. The new records are on maroon and blue/black vinyl, each limited to 500.
If you're a Czech punk or into Czech punk, Papagajuv Hlasatel has a few new releases they want you to know about, including a new album from 999. Death in Soho will be available in August in a limited run of 500 with the rarest to be foundd in their online shop. Coming out on Friday is a self-titled 7" from Prague crust punks PNS, who released a full-length on the label last year. To find Papagajuv Hlasatel records in this end of the world, head on over to Interpunk.
Hobbledehoy Record Co has just released a new 7" from Blueline Medic entitled The Middle Of The End with a free digital download code.There are a few copies on (limited to 105) white vinyl available to purchase online from the label.
It took a while, but Derranged Records is finally taking pre-orders for the untitled EP from Canada's (amazing) Tranzmitors. Buy your copy here.
The Cottage Records has two new releases available now, imadethismistake's It's Okay 12" and Mose Giganticus' Commander! 7.
Randy Stahl, a 28 year old long-time punk enthusiast from Encinitas, California has recently started up Solidarity Recordings. The label, which has been a lingering idea for nearly ten years and has finally come to fruition, already has slated a lineup of upcoming releases. Describing the endeavor in his own words Randy explains, "I am doing this label to put out records I love and feel that other people need to hear." Primarily focusing on punk, post-punk, and the minimalist solo efforts of a handful of previously established independent artists, the label plans to initially only release material on vinyl and in the digital download format. Furthermore, Randy will be re-releasing a fair amount of material that until now has been confined to compact disc. Distribution will be handled by Vinyl Collective and Suburban Home, but Solidarity will also be doing mail order via the Internet. While there's promises of much more to come, the label's first run of confirmed releases for 2008/9 include the following:
The Honor System Single File re-release
Wardogs 7' - co-release with Asian Man Records
Hanalei/Like Claws split 7"
Hanalei We Are All Natural Disasters re-release
Hanalei Parts and Accessories re-release Olehole/Anchor Down split 7
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