Congratulations! You're the lucky reader of the 46th edition of the Punknews.org Vinyl File. This column aims to keep you informed of upcoming releases as well as spotlighting interesting releases, your favorite bands' own collections and labels with a history of vinyl releases worth talking about. As always, Vinyl File is brought to you by Ben Conoley.
This week we'd like to give one reader a few copies of Heavy Hearted's self-titled 7" record courtesy of Farewell Party Records. Keep reading to find out how to win.
Farewell Party Records is getting ready to release their first album from New York's Heavy Hearted. The label will be releasing the band's self-titled 7" and we want to give one lucky reader the opportunity each pressing (save for the test pressing).
The album was pressed as follows: 171 copies are on purple marbled vinyl, 94 on clear smoke, 91 on red, 91 on clear gold, 21 on what the label describes as "black lotus" and 16 test presses, one of which can be won here All four songs on the 7" also appear on the band's debut record, Overcast, which is available on Detonate Records.
To enter, simply email ben (at) punknews (dot) org with "Heavy Hearted" in the subject line.
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If you missed out on the Every Time I Die box set released by Suburban Home Records last year and are itching to get your hands on a copy of either Hot Damn! or Gutter Phenomenon, you can stop worrying. The label has re-released the two albums on their own and are now available for pre-order. 1,500 of each album were pressed with Hot Damn getting 300 on clear with red, black and silver splatter, 500 on silver (exclusive to Hot Topic) and 700 on silver/black half/half. Meanwhile Gutter Phenomenon has been pressed on 300 copies of hot pink/black half and half, 500 silver (exclusive to Hot Topic) and 700 white with hot pink splatter. Vinyl Collective has a limited number of all six records available. Check it all out here.
Two Cow Garage has a new LP available for pre-order. Speaking In Cursive is being pressed on gold (/300) and opaque brown (/700). You can order the record here and expect to see it sometime this month. The first two releases from Southern California hardcore stars turned new metal rock gods, Avenged Sevenfold will see a vinyl release care of Hopeless Records. Both Sounding The Seventh Trumpet and Waking The Fallen will be pressed on limited colored vinyl. Each record, limited to 3,000 copies, will be a 2xLP.
Didn't grab your copy of Reel Big Fish's latest, Monkeys for Nothinā?? and the Chimps for Free LP? Don't wait too long. The band is selling the last remaining copies of the album through their online store now. Once they're gone, they're gone. The Gaslight Anthem re-presses keep coming, so before you pay an inflated price for an album you think may be out of print, just hold on. Germany's Gunner Records has announced the third pressing of Sink or Swim on clear vinyl limited to 500 and a second pressing of SeĆ±or and the Queen on white vinyl, also limited to 500 copies. Gunner Records can be found here. While we're on the subject of Gaslight Anthem, head on over to their fan-created forums for a chance to win an autographed copy of their latest LP, The '59 Sound. To be registered for the contest, simply register for the forums and introduce yourself in the thread titled just that.
It looks like we finally have a release date for the anticipated All Aboard: A Tribute to Johnny Cash. Anchorless Records have given October 21 as the release date for the album, which will feature Man in Black covers from The Bouncing Souls, Chuck Ragan, The Gaslight Anthem, The Loved Ones and more.
While it's never been too tough to find copies of Never Mind the Bollocks, the seminal debut from Sex Pistols lying around, the record will be seeing a repress on 180g vinyl care of Rhino Records. The album will be released on October 14, the same day the bad released There'll Always Be An England on DVD.
The self-titled 7" from United Nations is now available for pre-order. You can do just that here.
Have enough money to purchase even more pre-orders? Why not pick up a copy of Skeletal Lamping by Of Montreal. You can purchase it from Polyvinyl here. Cold Cave, the solo project from Wes Eisold of Give Up The Ghost is releasing a new LP on Dais Records. You can pre-order one of the 500 hand-numbered records here If there is something you would like to see featured in Vinyl File, email ben (at) punknews (dot) org.