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.
New York ramonescore trio The Young Rochelles have a brand new record out now on Sounds Rad Records. Kicked to the Curb is the band’s second LP, following their 2017 self-titled debut. Check out a few tracks below and get the record on beautiful colored vinyl here.
Austrian punk powerhouse DeeCracks are celebrating their 20th Anniversary with a 50-track 3×10” set featuring re-recordings of fan favorites and a few new songs. 20 Years: A Frantic Effort comes out next Friday on Pirates Press Records and is available on two different color variants here.
Also from Pirates Press: A new 7” from The Drowns! “Just The Way She Goes” and “1979 Trans Am” will both be appearing on the band’s upcoming album Blacked Out. But you can get them both now on this 7” (Ltd to 250 copies on green / 250 copies on gold wax) here.
SoCal power pop-punk band Odd Robot‘s new album Deathmates is out now on Wiretap Records. Featuring members of legendary Greenland pop-punk band The Maxies, this is their 3rd record! Get it on spearmint and/or crystal clear colored vinyl here.
Creator Destructor Records is reissuing A Wilhelm Scream‘s Partycrasher in honor of its 10th birthday. In addition to being remastered, this reissue limited to 500 copies features three bonus tracks and new cover art. Listen below; pre-order here.
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).
Alternative Tentacles also has a new pressing of Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine’s The Audacity of Hype up for pre-order on their webstore. This one’s back in print for the first time since 2009, with split red/blue, solid blue, and black colored wax coming in February, 2024.
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!
Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace has a new solo album on the way. Hole in My Head is due out February 16th, 2024, and there are almost as many color variants of this as the new Green Day record. Check out the lead single below and go here for links to all the places you can buy all the pretty colors.
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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