Big Eyes, “Demo 2010” 7-inch (repress)

cover - big eyes demo repressGrave Mistake Records recently reissued Big Eyes‘ demo 7-inch from 2010 as part of a co-release with Evil Weevil, who originally put it out. When Alex at Grave Mistake told me that it’d been recut and repressed at a different plant, I figured this was a good time to sit down and compare the two releases.

Demo 2010 (as I suppose the record is now known) has new art, new labels, and it’s also cut at 45 versus 33. Everything’s different, at least in terms of the physical appearance, but how does it sound? I’m one of those people who’s not going to buy a record I already own just because it’s got a new cover.
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Free download of the Municipal Waste / Toxic Holocaust split

12_Jacket_3mm_Spine_TOXICWASTEIf you’ve slept on getting Toxic Waste, the split from Municipal Waste and Toxic Holocaust on Tankcrimes, fear not! While the first pressing on picture disc and glow in the dark vinyl sold out in record time, the second pressing of 1000 is now available in 200 on striped, 350 on Toxic Spill (clear with green blob), and 450 on Highlighter Yellow.

In addition to being able to snag a physical copy, Tankcrimes has made the split a free download via Bandcamp. So, go get yourself from free thrash, then when you inevitably fall in love with it, snag a copy from the Tankcrimes webstore.

Second press of the Dudes Night / Horror Squad split out now

cover-dudes-night-horror-squadIf you missed out on the first pressing of On The Real Records‘ split 7-inch with Dudes Night and Horror Squad, fear not. The second pressing might not be as exciting in terms of vinyl colors — it being on white, with the first press coming in such lovely shades as Coke bottle clear and both Vince Lombardi High School yellow and green — but you really ought to have these tracks spinning on your turntable.

Five bucks from the On the Real webstore for four tracks, and it comes with a download code. Take a listen to it below, and see if you’re not convinced. If you’re a fan of anthemic, heartfelt punk rock, you’ve no excuse.

Rocket Heart pressing Ultimate Fakebook’s debut on vinyl

cover-ufb-ekpAnnounced just 20 minutes ago, after having been teased for goddamn months: Rocket Heart Records is pressing Ultimate Fakebook‘s debut full-length, Electric Kissing Parties, on vinyl.

Originally released back in 1997 on Lawrence’s Noisome Records, it was later repressed on CD by ReIgnition Recordings in 2003. This is a stellar release, featuring the original (better) versions of “Downstairs (Arena Rock)” and “Far Far Away,” which were re-recorded for the Sony 550 reissue of This Will Be Laughing Week. The vinyl pressing (the first time one of the band’s albums has seen vinyl – the only wax release they ever did was a split with the Stereo) will also feature an unreleased bonus track, “Rocket Heart’s On Fire.”

They’ve set up a Kickstarter page for pre-orders. $19 gets you a copy on black vinyl with a sticker and poster, $20 gets it on red, $35 gets it on both, $40 gets both autographed, and $60 gets you both autographed and and a test pressing.