DS Record Radar: This Week in Punk Vinyl (The Vandals, Operation Ivy, NOFX, Diesel Boy & 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:

The Vandals‘ 1998 classic Hitler Bad, Vandals Good is getting a 25th Anniversary reissue on blue/white splatter colored vinyl. Amazon is the cheapest place to pick this one up, so hit my boy Bezos up and save a few bucks!

Next up in a long line of reissues announced this week, we’ve got some new pressings of Operation Ivy‘s Energy and the Hectic EP. Two sets of variants on this one: ‘Merica gets both records on clear/black splatter wax (1,000 copies each). Our European friends get more limited (500 copies) “black & white galaxy” colored LPs. Links to buy are here.

Look! Another reissue of a Lookout! Records release! The Groovie GhouliesTravels With My Amp is back in print for the first time since Y2K, remastered by Mass Giorgini with all-new artwork courtesy of Tom Neely. Pirates Press Records is reissuing the album on “neon green & cyan galaxy” colored vinyl (1,000 copies). Get yours here.

Having recently returned from a lengthy hiatus, New Jersey pop-punks Midtown are continuing to repress their back catalog (they’ve also been putting out some new singles lately, so that’s cool, too). Save the World, Lose the Girl and Living Well Is the Best Revenge are back in print once again (both got reissues last year). Head over to the band’s webstore to get these before they’re gone.

Let’s take a lil break from all the reissues and talk about a new release, shall we? Quebec City melodic punks Downstater will be releasing their debut album Cruelest Defeats on June 2nd. Check out the latest single “Call Me When You’re Dead” below and head over to People of Punk Rock Recordswebstore to pre-order the record on orange or blue colored vinyl (each variant is limited to 100~ copies).

Speaking of our friends at People of Punk Rock Records… they also have an awesome compilation LP out now! The 18 song tracklist is stacked with bangers from 30FootFall, Ten Foot Pole, Colorsfade, Bridge The Gap, and a bunch of other great bands. Grab a copy here.

Diesel Boy just announced their long-awaited comeback album Gets Old will be released on July 28th through SBÄM Records. Check out the first single below and pre-order one of the five(!) color variants (or get multiple if you’re weird like that) here (US) or here (EU).

Aaaaand back to reissues/represses. NOFX‘s The Greatest Songs Ever Written… By Us gets its fifth repress in the past year (no, I’m not exaggerating). 1,000 copies on “spring green with sky blue splatter” colored vinyl. Get it here.

Fat Wreck Chords has repressed two Avail records, One Wrench and Front Porch Stories, for the first time in over 20 years. We’re late to the party on this one, so the limited color variants have already sold out. But both records are still available on black wax and $17 is a lot less than first pressings go for on Discogs. Pick ’em up here.

The Bouncing Souls have a “band variant” of their new album Ten Stories High up on their webstore. Limited to 300 copies on this sweet clear w/ yellow, green & blue splatter color variant. By the way, have you read my review of this album? It’d be cool if you did.

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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