Greetings, and welcome to the first Dying Scene Record Radar of 2024! If it’s your first time here, thank you for joining us! This is the weekly* column where we cover all things punk rock vinyl; new releases, reissues… you name it, we’ve probably got it. 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!
Check out the video edition of this week’s Record Radar, presented by our friends at Punk Rock Radar:
Kicking off this week’s Record Radar is my least favorite category: shit that’s already sold out! Up first is this 30th Anniversary repress of Lagwagon’s Trashed. This is a new pressing of the 2xLP deluxe reissue from a while back with all the bonus tracks. It sold out in like 24 hours and is long gone, but sometimes people cancel orders, the label finds a box with some extra copies, etc. So if you missed out, there’s still hope. Keep an eye on fatwreck.com to see if any more of these pop back up. btw this is the best song on this album:
Here’s another one that sold out – it’s the very long awaited reissue of Common Rider’s Last Wave Rockers. Back in print for the first time since its original release in 1999, the debut album from the Jesse Michaels x Squirtgun crossover has been remastered by Mass Giorgini and features new cover art. Asian Man pressed 1,000 copies and sold out in a few days but fear not, a second pressing is on the way.
Teenage Bottlerocket’s Tales from Wyoming has been repressed on 300 copies of hot pink vinyl. I’m not sure what the occasion is (the album came out in 2015), but I’m here for it. Go here if you wanna grab a copy of this one.
Prolific punk (and Foo Fighters) drummer Josh Freese’s solo album The Notorious One Man Orgy is getting its first repress in 24 years; they just couldn’t wait another year for it to be a proper anniversary, could they? This will be released on an undisclosed number of blue LPs in March. Get your copy here – looks like they have some copies of the original picture disc release in stock as well, but you can get those for much less on discogs.
Bay Area punk band Hickey has been immortalized with a 3xLP live album box set There’s the Right Way & There’s the Hickey Way. Dead Broke Rekerds has some copies of this in stock, get yours before they’re gone.
Let’s talk about some new releases, shall we? Here’s a brand new Split LP from two up-and-coming UK punk bands Old Chase and The Upshot. Limited to 100 copies on Toxic Pink colored vinyl, you can check out a few tracks from Showtime Split below and grab your copy from Punk Rock Radar (US), Cat’s Claw Records (UK), Fast Decade (EU), or High End Denim (CA).
Montreal melodic punk band The Speakeasy has a brand new record coming very soon. Their self titled debut LP will be released on January 19th through the almighty Thousand Islands Records. Check out one of the singles below and pre-order the record on translucent yellow colored vinyl here – these will start shipping in March.
Last but not least on this week’s installment of the Record Radar, we have the moment you’ve all been waiting for. It’s the highly anticipated 21st variant of the new Green Day album! Limited(!!!) to a paltry 3,350 copies, this one may bear the longest variant name so far – tricolor segmented hot pink, black and white vinyl. That’s 50 characters, folks! Anyway, buy it here, I don’t give a shit.
Oh wait… what’s that? Oh fuck. There’s another one. Green Day – Saviors variant #22! You’d be a damn fool if you didn’t pick up this smokin’ hot, ultra-limited “iHeart Exclusive” white vinyl color variant. I mean, it’s limited to just 1,000 copies – that’s practically nothing! Get it here, sucka.
Did you know Dying Scene is home to the most comprehensive list on the internet of color variants of the new Green Day record Saviors? Well, now you do! Check it out:
Well, 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 (or do, I’m not your father).
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