You're the lucky reader of the 39th 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.
This week we've got yet another contest courtesy of our good friends at Vinyl Collective. We'd like to give away one box-set of the recently released Norma Jean box set featuring Bless The Martyr And Kiss The Child, O' God, The Aftermath and Redeemer. Keep reading to find out how you can win.
As always, Vinyl File is brought to you by Ben Conoley.
Last week's contest for some rare Fucked Up records was a smash hit if I may say so myself. However, we can only have one winner and that's Cliff Chong of Orlando, Florida. Congratulations, Cliff, the records should be on their way as soon as that custom cover is finished.
As for this week's contest - if you want to win a win a Norma Jean box set limited to just 400 pieces, email ben (at) punknews (dot) org with a reason as to why we should put this beauty in your hands as well as your full name and address. We'll announce a winner next week. THE PUNKNEWS.ORG VINYL FILE No Idea Records has some exciting things going on. They just launched pre-orders for their re-issues of Lifetime's 2007 self-titled album. They've also got their first pressing of Hot Water Music's 1997 Doghouse Records album Forever and Counting.
Sigur Ros is following up their recent box-set with a new album. You can pre-order it from Beggars Group here.
Chuck Ragan is continuing his prolific solo career with a new split 7". He's joined this time around by Nagel for the release, which will be out in the United States via Chuck Ragan's online store. The color variations have not been confirmed yet, but it is on clear vinyl if nothing else. Chuck also recently released a full-length collaboration with Austin Lucas which has been available in Europe and should be on our shores shortly. Tour versions are floating around eBay and European distro sites.
Team Science Records are preparing for what promises to be in the very least, a busy and productive summer. They have a number of projects in the works including a 10" from Matt and Kim's "To/From" 10"/Ep from Matt & Kim. To/From will feature five tracks previously only available on CD. The record will be limited to 1000 all with hand screened covers. Also coming from Team Science is The Swellers' 2007 album My Everest. Finally, also keep your eyes open for releases from Teenage Kicks, Golden Axe and Lisa's Sons.
Gaslight Anthem are releasing a teaser 7" in anticipation of their upcoming second album The '59 Sound. The 7" features the title-track of the new album as well as "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues," which will also appear on the LP. It was released on both gold and black, but the gold sold out in a matter of hours. You can still purchase the black version from Side One Dummy. Also, keep your eyes open for a 10" European version of Señor and the Queen, a clear repress of Sabot's 2x7" version of the same, and a white pressing of Sink or Swim from Gunner Records in Europe.
A third pressing of Torche's 2007 album In Return has been made. The 10" is now available (with a CD) on red/blue (/400), mint swirl (/400), creamsicle (/400), wine (/400), orchid (/200) and flower petals (/200). What? You don't think "flower petals" is a color? Think again.
Pre-orders for the Blueline Medic 7" The Middle Of The End are being taken now in the Hobbledehoy e-store. Order and receive a free poster and sticker while supplies last. The records is planned to ship out late June and comes with a digital download code. It is available on either black or strictly limited white vinyl. You can order it here.
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