Paper + Plastick Records auctioning off rare vinyl test pressings for a very good cause

Paper + Plastick Records auctioning off rare vinyl test pressings for a very good cause

A major ethos in the punk rock community is to rally around causes and help each other in one’s time of need. One instance of the scene supporting itself is when fans help their favorite bands get back on their feet by donating money after suffering the all-too-common gear theft. Boca Raton’s Protagonist suffered a similar fate in June when $22,000 worth of gear was stolen from their trailer just outside of their hotel room, as they were about to enter the studio with Stephen Egerton (Descendents, ALL) to record a new album. In order to help one of its own, Paper + Plastick Records has established an eBay auction of 43 rare Paper + Plastick vinyl test-pressings, and will donate all proceeds to the band.

“When you’re a young band, you are scraping for everything. Any roadblocks, large or small, seem like they might be, and in some cases, can be the end of the road,” confides Paper + Plastick founder Vinnie Fiorello, who has experienced it all with his band Less Than Jake. “Having all of your gear and trailer stolen would fit in the “Uh oh we’re fucked” category of problems a band has to deal with, but in the face of that, Protagonist goes on. With no bitching, they just move forward, not defeated. This auction is my way of helping them keep moving forward.”

Fans can view the auction and place bids here:

Click here for full listing of test-pressings:

A Wilhelm Scream – s/t
Anti-Flag – Queens and Kings 7”
Blacklist Royals – Semper Liberi
Coffee Project – Moved On
The Dopamines – Expect The Worst
Farewell Continental – s/t
Flatliners/Snips – split 7”
Foundation – Chimborazo
Frank Turner – The First Three Years
fun – Aim and Ignite
Greenland Is Melting – Our Hearts Are Gold, Our Hearts Are Blue
Saint Alvia – Joxner
Slackers – Lost and Found
Spanish Gamble – It’s All Coming Down
The Have Nots – Serf City USA
The Riot Before – Rebellion
The Swellers – Ups and Downsizing
Tumbledown – s/t
We Are The Union – Great Leaps Forward
West Bound Train – Come and Get It

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