Wednesday, 15 September 2010
Title Fight - Kingston - clear /495
Such Gold - Stand Tall - white/ green split /250
Big hole 7"s piss me off. I don't have an adapter so I have to try to line it up by eye and it's fairly hit or miss. Turns out they're something like 0.09p cheaper to make but that doesn't cut it for me. Give me convience or give me death.
So both of these bands have rapidly grown in my own personal tastes as two of the top pop punk bands I listen to, and in the outside world they've both taken off (albeit Title Fight 10x more than SG). The Kingston 7" is fantastic, and has some of my favourite tracks off The Last Thing You Forget 'best of so far' type thing Title Fight released last year. This is the 2nd pressing and I've noticed that a lot of people seem to be shelling out a fair amount of money for their records, so who knows, once this has sold out it could be worth a tidy sum. I have a soft spot for clear vinyl (the next record I'm releasing shall be on clear) and apparantly the sound quality is slightly better on clear so that's a bonus.
Stand Tall by Such Gold is SUCH a great EP! Listened to it over and over again, never gets boring and is just fun. And this particular variation looks cool as shit. The 'seaweed green' side is slightly see through which is awesome. I wish I worked at a vinyl manufacturing site, I'd literallyt have a hard on from pressing records that look as cool as this.
I also got a Touché Amoré demo tape in the post, stoked to have that to add to the collection. Coming along nicely!
Thursday, 2 September 2010
Punch - Push Pull - clear olive-ish kind of
Haven't posted on here for ages, but that would be due to having bugger all vinyl turn up. A lot of what I'm waiting for is preorders that I have no idea when they are due to arrive. This record in particular (although it wasn't a preorder) when it arrived I literally had no idea what it could be, I kept trying to think what on earth I had ordered but wasn't until I opened it I did the 'Oh yeah of course, how could I forget'.
Right so Punch rule basically so straight off the bat I knew this was going to be a fucking great piece of wax, and as I expected, it does not disappoint. I tend to think of them as Never Again but if Luke Overin was a girl, if that gives you an indication of what they sound like. I haven't had time to scoure the lyrics yet to really give you an idea of the topics, but there was a little quote after all the thank you's etc that I thought was interesting:
"San Francisco's fog normally results from a combination of push and pull (a push from the Pacific High, a pull from the hot Central Valley), but lacking the usual push from behind by the Pacific High, fogs do not have the impetus to go farther than the area immediately inside the Golden Gate. So they settle down in San Francisco, and the city - Particularly the oceanside areas - may scarely see the sun for weeks at a time.'
Gives quite a grim image in a city that I never knew, or would have expected, this to occur in. It's possibly my own ignorance or maybe this fog event is just not widely publicised outside of the states, but it really surprised me, I had no idea of this happening. Weeks without seeing the sun must put a downer on a lot of people, can't exactly be healthy for humans and surely must affect behaviour and mood.
I would suggest people buy this record but according to their bigcartel and Interpunk, it has sold out. Good for them! I wish they'd release the pressing info for this though, there was another colour that I can't remember and I don't know the quantities which always bugs me. If I find out I'll edit this page!