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!
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Screeching Weasel gets us started this week with the 30th Anniversary reissue of How to Make Enemies and Irritate People. The record has been remixed and remastered (just like their recent Anthem For a New Tomorrow reissue) and is available on yellow and red colored vinyl here (US) and here (EU). These Striped Music variants are about to sell out, but more colors will probably be coming soon.
German melodic punks Snackwolf have announced their debut album Lunch Breakdown, due out December 1st on 30 Kilo Fever Records. The latest single “Falling Apart” is now streaming and it’s fuckin bad ass – check it out below! If you’re in the US, you can get the record on green w/ yellow splattered colored vinyl from Punk Rock Radar. Our Bri’ish readers can get it from Cat’s Claw Records. If you’re in Germany (or elsewhere in Europe), Snackwolf’s Bandcamp is probably your best option to grab a copy of the record.
Speaking of anniversaries, Drive Thru Records is bringing RX Bandits’ The Resignation back in print for the first time in 20 years, with a 2xLP reissue on six(?) new color variants. You can get three of them on the label’s webstore; the others are exclusive to Hello Merch, Urban Outfitters (this one’s sold out) and Banquet Records.
1979 San Francisco mayoral candidate Jello Biafra announced some records this week. Up first is a reissue of Last Scream of the Missing Neighbors, which features Mr. Biafra backed by D.O.A. Go here to get it on split yellow/black, solid yellow, or black colored vinyl (or all three variants if you’re sick in the head).
The Wonder Years released a 12” acoustic EP for Record Store Day earlier this year. They pressed like 3,000 copies of that shit and considering you can still get it for like $20 on Discogs I assume there are still plenty floating around. Nonetheless, Hopeless has issued a second pressing of Burst & Decay (Live from New York), with 1,000 copies on some unnamed white-ish color variant. You can get that here.
Quebecois melodic punks Twenty2 are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of their debut album Dudes of Hazzard by releasing it on vinyl for the first time ever. The album has been remastered for vinyl and our friends at Thousand Islands Records are releasing it on pink colored wax. They’ve got a bundle with the band’s new record Dismissed on their webstore so you can get both LPs for just $30!
A few weeks ago we told you about the first-ever vinyl release of Frenzal Rhomb‘s Forever Malcolm Young. Now SBÄM Records is double dipping into your wallet with this “Creation Splatter” (not sure what that means but the mock up looks sweet) color variant, limited to 100 copies and only available on their EU webstore.
And batting cleanup this week is No Use For A Name‘s More Betterness, which is once again available on colored vinyl on Fat’s webstore. It’s worth noting this isn’t a new pressing, these are just “leftover” copies from the recent NUFAN Black Box box set, so if you already have that save your money. This record will probably be getting a 25th Anniversary reissue next year regardless.
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 week!
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