You're the lucky reader of the 37th edition of the Punknews.org Vinyl File. This column aims to keep you informed with upcoming releases as well as spotlighting interesting releases, your favorite bands' own collections and labels with a history of vinyl releases worth talking about. In addition to our regular onslaught of new releases, we also have another contest to give you, this time courtesy of The Format.
As always, Vinyl File is brought to you by Ben Conoley.
The Format may have gone on hiatus, but they recently repressed 500 copies of their Time Bomb 7" on blue vinyl and did also vinyl pressing of the Snails EP for the first time. The vinyl pressing of Snails includes two songs that were previously only available as MP3 downloads. Both records are exclusively available at HelloMerch.
To celebrate the release/repress, Sam and Nate from The Format have signed test presses of both releases and we are giving them away as a set on through Vinyl File. Simply email ben (at) punknews (dot) org with "The Format" as the subject along with your name and address for a chance to win.
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Pre-orders should be launching soon for Broken Circles' pressing of Further Seems Forever's 2003 album How To Start A Fire. Six different colors should be available and 25 orders will receive limited silkscreen posters along with their records. Sign up for Broken Circles' email list to be notified when they go on sale.
LaGrecia's long-awaited full-length has finally been announced. On Parallels will be released through Vinyl Collective on both black (/300) and metallic silver/grey (/700) vinyl. Single copies of the black version are sold out, but you can still buy a few of the package deals that come with both colors as well as a CD, pint glass, poster, t-shirt and more.
In other Vinyl Collective/Suburban Home news, the label is preparing for the release of Ghost Buffalo's sophomore effort, The Magician. The album is being pressed on both tan/brown half and half with red splatter (/200) and red with gold splatter (/300). People who pre-order it will be entered into a contest to win a test press.
Suicide Squeeze is now taking pre-orders for Minus The Bear's They Make Beer Commercials Like This. The 12" will be released on rainbow, grey and magenta and a surprise color exclusive to Vinyl Collective.
Long Island's Capital's 2007 album Homefront is set to be released by Underground Communiqué. You can pre-order it on blue or gold vinyl here. Vinyl Collective manages to work their way into most of our news, this time by offering a test press to one of the pre-orders placed through their store.
Team Science Records has a new 7" from Ghost Town Trio available for pre-order. The record will be on both black and colored vinyl. Each copy will come with a free CD of the 7", which promises to make listening to the album in your car that much easier. More info here.
While available for some time in the States, Bomb the Music Industry!'s 2006 album Goodbye Cool World! has been released on vinyl in the UK. Fans from overseas or completists on this side of the pond can order green copies of the record through Homesick Records, who has released the pressing in conjunction with Asbestos Records.
Deathwish Inc launched pre-order for new records from Killing the Dream who will be releasing their new LP Fractures and Carrier who are preparing to release their new 7" No Love Can Save Me. Both albums can be ordered through the Deathwish store.
Karma Elektra are pre-selling their upcoming SIx Songs 7". The album will be available on black (/200), white (/100) and green (/100) vinyl. All copies are hand-numbered and come with a 6x6" booklet. You can order the record here.
Fans of Nada Surf can throw their hands up and say "yay." Barsuk Records has announced that they will be releasing a vinyl box set of all the band's studio albums this summer. In other label news, they will be releasing Mates Of State's Re-Arrange Us on vinyl. Finally, the label has also released the soundtrack for Kurt Cobain About A Son. The limited, hand-numbered record can be ordered here.
Important Records is selling 1,000 copies of Grails' new album Take Refuge in Clean Living. The first 100 orders will receive a purple record while the remaining 900 will get a black record. Don't worry, the contain the same songs.