Greetings, and welcome to the Dying Scene Record Radar. If it’s your first time here, thank you for joining us! This is a weekly column where we cover all things punk rock vinyl; new releases, reissues… you name it, we’ve probably got it. There was a lot of cool shit announced this week so it’s gonna be a long one. Kick off your shoes, pull up a chair, crack open a cold one, and break out those wallets, because it’s go time. Let’s get into it!
Fat Wreck Chords starts us off strong this week with a new pressing of Teenage Bottlerocket‘s They Came From The Shadows, available on colored vinyl for the first time since its initial release in 2009. This is a great record and the new color variant looks pretty sweet, too. Head over to Fat’s webstore and get it before its gone.
Is it really a Record Radar if NOFX isn’t involved? These motherfuckers really like making the collector nerds sweat. It seems like Punk In Drublic is getting a new color variant every week. This red one w/ white splatter is cool. You can get it here. May God have mercy on the souls of any NOFX variant collectors.
Ribbed also got a new color variant this week. It’s purple with like some blue hazy shit going on. Both of these are Kings Road Merch exclusives, limited to 2,000 copies by the way. Here‘s the product page for Ribbed. Look out for some (non-NOFX) Epitaph represses of some out of print records coming soon ?
The friendly people at Asian Man Records are up next. They’ve got two new LPs up for pre-order, and it sounds like Mike Park went through hell getting these pressed (something about a 14 month delay!). If you like ska, I recommend picking up The Abruptors’ new record Noticably Cheerless. Their first album was good and what I’ve heard from this one sounds excellent as well. 600 copies on smoky clear colored wax ripe for the picking here.
Asian Man’s other new release comes from Teens In Trouble. Their self-titled debut EP has a cool Weezer-ish indie rock kinda vibe. Check it out below and pre-order the pink colored 12″ EP here.
Pirates Press Records surprised everyone this week with a Subhumans box set cataloging the entirety of their 80’s output. The bad news is the box set sold out really fuckin’ quick. The good news is the individual records are still available and the prices are very reasonable (which is usually the case with Pirates Press). Get ’em here.
1-2-3-4 Go! Records‘ latest exclusive comes from hardcore punk legends Poison Idea. This color variant (clear w/ red splatter I guess?) of 1983’s Pick Your King EP is limited to 500 copies. 1-2-3-4 Go!’s webstore is the only place you’re gonna find it.
Another one to file under “Old punk rock pressed into new plastic” comes to us from Southern California’s Outahand. This is their debut album that was supposed to be released in 1996, but until now hadn’t seen the light of day. Thanks to our friends at Burnt Wolf Records, you can now own this obscure slice of 90’s punk. Check out a few tracks below and grab the neon green colored LP (ltd. 100 copies) here.
Thrice‘s The Artist In The Ambulance is getting a 20th anniversary reissue. They re-recorded the entire album and naturally there’s a shitload of retailer exclusive color variants. Here‘s a neat little page where you can find links to all the places you can buy them. They’ll also be touring extensively in honor of the album’s anniversary.
Bad Brains‘ Rock for Light is another record that’s been perpetually repressed on new color variants the last few years. Brooklyn Vegan has a new yellow w/ red splatter pressing up for pre-order. It’s limited to 800 copies and you can get it here. Make sure you use their discount code thingy to save 10% off your order.
Quicksand‘s Slip is getting a 30th anniversary reissue. There are a bunch of variants of this one as well, but most of them have already sold out. Revolver still has their Red w/ Black And Yellow Marble variant in stock. The same goes for Smartpunk and their Half Red/Half Yellow variant. Have at it!
It’s not everyday you find a bad ass new band to check out thanks to an Instagram ad, but that’s exactly how I came across Brooklyn’s Fat Heaven. These guys (and girl) know how to write some real catchy fuckin’ pop-punk tunes. Check out the music video for one of ’em below and pre-order their new record Trash Life here.
And that’s all, folks! Another Record Radar in the books. As always, thank you for tuning in. If there’s anything we missed (highly likely), or if you want to let everyone know about a new/upcoming vinyl release you’re excited about, leave us a comment below, or send us a message on Facebook or Instagram, and we’ll look into it. Enjoy your weekend, and don’t blow too much money on spinny discs. See ya next week!
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