DS Record Radar: This Week In Punk Vinyl (No Use For A Name, Bouncing Souls, The Swellers, Zatopeks, ZEKE & More!)

Greetings, and welcome to the Dying Scene Record Radar. 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:

No Use For A Name‘s More Betterness is the latest entry in Fat Wreck‘s long running series of 25th Anniversary colored vinyl reissues. In usual Fat fashion, we know nothing about the color variant, but it is still in stock despite me being two weeks late to the party on this one. Get it here!

Florida ska-punk institution Chilled Monkey Brains just put out a brand new record a few months ago, but they’re parlaying that into a 10th Anniversary reissue of 2014’s APEocalypse. Limited to 100 copies on orange vinyl; get it here.

24 years after its original release on the beloved compact disc format, Nebraska pop-punk veterans The Young Hasselhoffs‘ sophomore album Get Dumped is being released on vinyl for the first time on July 12th, thanks to our friends at Mom’s Basement Records. The pink marble and green marble variants are each limited to 100 copies, and my personal favorite clear with pink and green splatter is limited to 40 copies. Mom’s Basement will be including a free copy of the original CD with each LP while supplies last. Get it here!

Also from Mom’s Basement Records: a CD release of an album that was previously only available on vinyl! Now that’s different, innit? Longview, Washington’s own The Wanna-Bes 2017 album Out Went the Lights is now available on the shiny plastic disc format, limited to 200 copies and featuring a bunch of bonus tracks I’ve been told! Add this to your cart before checking out with that Young Hasselhoffs record and a bunch of other awesome stuff you’re sure to find on the Mom’s Basement webstore.

Our other friends at Stardumb Records are putting out some bad as new records as well, with the first being the new Zatopeks record Loitering and Sauntering, due out on July 5th! It’s available on translucent pink vinyl and “babylon green” vinyl (each limited to 100 copies), as well as black wax (200 copies) right here. You can also get it from Forbidden Beat in Canada, Brassneck Records in the UK, The Machine Shop in the US, and Endless Detention Records in Australia. Check out the lead single “Fine Sunny Day” below and keep your eyes glued to DyingScene.com on the 4th of July because I think we just might be doing something cool involving this record!

Another bad ass new record coming soon from Stardumb: a first time vinyl release of Danish pop-punk band The 20 Belows’ 2006 debut album Headaches & Moodswings. It’s limited to 150 copies on “Moodswings Green Vinyl” and another 150 copies on black vinyl (no fancy name for this color unfortunately) and comes housed in a jacket with brand new artwork. Get it here along with the new Zatopeks record! Also available from all the distributors noted above.

In case you missed it, pop-punk mainstays Mest have a new record out (it’s 7 songs, I refuse to call this an album). Youth is out now on SBAM Records and is available on three color variants, each of which is supposedly limited to 250 copies and comes with unique cover art. Get it on yellow marbled, black/white splatter, and/or white colored vinyl from any of SBAM’s global webstores.

The pride of Seattle, Washington ZEKE’s Dirty Sanchez is back in print for the first time since its original release in Y2K. Available on transparent green vinyl (200 copies) and black vinyl (300 copies) from Spain’s La Agonía de Vivir. Or if you’re too cheap to pay for shipping from Spain, get it on black, wax from Thousand Islands Records.

Speaking of Thousand Islands Records (also friends of the column btw), they just put out a bad ass new record from Calgary melodic punk band Bring on the Storm! Visionary is the band’s third album but it’s my introduction to the band, so I’ve got some catching up to do. But this is a great intro nonetheless! Check out the music video for “Trainwreck” below and get the record on sea blue colored vinyl here.

The Bar Stool Preachers are following their 2023 LP Above the Static with a new 6-song EP called Below the Static, due out September 13th on Pure Noise Records. None of the songs are new, however, they’re all “reimagined” versions of album tracks. Check out the “reimagined” version of “Call Me on the Way Home” below for an idea of what that means. Get the 12″ EP on three bitchin color variants here if you’re in the US, or here if you’re in the UK.

The Bouncing Souls’ Hopeless Romantic turns 25 in the year of our lord 2024 and the band has printed up some snazzy sleeves with new artwork by a wonderful artist named Bill Main and shoved 300 copies of regular old black vinyl in them. Perhaps a wider reissue with a bunch of color variants is to come, but this is what we’ve got for now. Get it here.

Iron Chic & Toys That Kill’s 2018 Split LP is back in print with updated cover art, 100 copies on black vinyl and another 100 copies on “wild mixed color” vinyl. Both options are available on the Dead Broke Rekerds webstore. Get ’em while the gettin’s good.

Throwing it back to the early 2010’s! The SwellersGood For Me is back in print for the first time since 2011, and there are a ton of color variants for you to choose from (or for the tortured collector souls to buy all of). Enjoy the Ride Records has an exclusive “Concrete Mix” color variant (300 copies), while Parting Gift Records has their own exclusive Translucent Black w/ Blue & Pink Splatter variant, and Smartpunk Records has an exclusive “Sundrop” variant limited to 200 copies, as well as the “indie exclusive” Light Blue w/ Red Splatter (800 copies) and “retail” variant: Aqua Blue (no pressing info on this one). Those last 3 are all available on the Smartpunk Shop. All of them come in a gatefold jacket with new pictures and shit. Very cool!

St. Louis melodic punks Modern Angst‘s debut LP Part X is due out September 6th on Punkerton Records. Check out the awesome new single “No Guts, No Glory” below and go here to pre-order the record on one of five color variants (each limited to 100 copies), or just buy the bundle with all five variants! They’ve got CDs, too, in case you hate 12″ polyvinyl chloride music discs (why are you here?).

Ska-punk torchbearers Keep Flying just wrapped up a long ass tour spanning most of the eastern United States, Puerto Rico, and the UK, and now they’re heading back out on the road for a massive US summer tour. They’ll have tour exclusive cover variants for their latest record Daylight, limited to 150 copies each. If for some reason you can’t catch the band on tour (and you should make every effort to, these guys are amazing live!), you can grab the 2nd press of this excellent record with the standard cover art from the Smartpunk Shop.

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). See ya next time!

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