Everything Sounds Better On Wax

lostboyrecords:

We are incredibly stoked to announce Sydney’s Yo, Put That Bag Back On as our first release. Here the first song, and if you like what you hear, preorder a 7” at lostboyrecords.bigcartel.com. ‘Dragon Ball Z’ shirt bundles also available.

Yo, Bag have garnered a momentum over the last couple of years, pushing their sound to a new level for the 7”, having supported a legion of bands including Title Fight, Bomb The Music Industry, Bane, Anti-Flag and most recently Daylight, as well as Luca Brasi, Paper Arms, Endless Heights and Apart From This.

Do yourself a favour and give their previous two releases a listen as well at yobagpunk.com (available for free/donation download!).

Luca Brasi - Extended Family (2nd Pressing, Gold, /???) | Poison City Records

Having just gotten a 2nd pressing, and having been at Poison City Records during the week, I thought I should finally check out the debut LP from Tasmanian punks Luca Brasi. 
A consistent above-average release, I waited the whole album to hear the ‘wow’ moment. Luca Brasi are a band to check out for sure, but I’m keen to see them push their sound that little bit further on the next release. 
Having only seen Luca Brasi play acoustically before, I have heard that their gigs are not to be missed. Recently supporting Title Fight on their Australian Tour, Luca Brasi are ones to watch over the next year or so as they no doubt record LP2 and continue to tour and refine their sound.

Luca Brasi - Extended Family (2nd Pressing, Gold, /???) | Poison City Records

Having just gotten a 2nd pressing, and having been at Poison City Records during the week, I thought I should finally check out the debut LP from Tasmanian punks Luca Brasi. 

A consistent above-average release, I waited the whole album to hear the ‘wow’ moment. Luca Brasi are a band to check out for sure, but I’m keen to see them push their sound that little bit further on the next release. 

Having only seen Luca Brasi play acoustically before, I have heard that their gigs are not to be missed. Recently supporting Title Fight on their Australian Tour, Luca Brasi are ones to watch over the next year or so as they no doubt record LP2 and continue to tour and refine their sound.

Signals Midwest - Latitudes & Longitudes (2nd Pressing, Cobalt Blue, /120) | Tiny Engines

This is the phenomenal 2nd LP from Signals Midwest. If you have not heard it, go and listen to it right now. Buy it, download it, stream it. The epic last song, ‘The Weight and The Waiting’, will blow your socks off. I’m a bit late to the game, as this was released in December 2011, but better late than never!
Also, the design for this LP is really nice, with the simple layout and jacket acting as a frame for the insert.

Signals Midwest - Latitudes & Longitudes (2nd Pressing, Cobalt Blue, /120) | Tiny Engines

This is the phenomenal 2nd LP from Signals Midwest. If you have not heard it, go and listen to it right now. Buy it, download it, stream it. The epic last song, ‘The Weight and The Waiting’, will blow your socks off. I’m a bit late to the game, as this was released in December 2011, but better late than never!

Also, the design for this LP is really nice, with the simple layout and jacket acting as a frame for the insert.

Signals Midwest/Worship This! - Split (1st Pressing, ‘Puke’, /150) | Mayfly/TeamBeard
Great 7” from two American bands. Each offer one new song each, and then cover one of the others old songs. 
Signals Midwest are one of my new favourite bands, so I was stoked on getting this, particularly as it is a precursor to the 2nd LP coming out later this year. If their new song, ‘Caricature’ is anything to go by, this band have definitely cemented themselves as the next big thing in punk/indie/whatever.
I hadn’t previously head of Worship This!, but after hearing these few songs I am sold on hearing more. A solid new song from them, and having just announced pre-orders for their debut LP on Anti-Flag Records, WT! are a band to watch.

My Chemical Romance - I’m Not Okay (1st Pressing, Translucent Red, /???) | Warner/Reprise

My Chemical Romance - I’m Not Okay (1st Pressing, Translucent Red, /???) | Warner/Reprise

Bennies - Better Off Dread (1st Pressing, Black, /333) | Jackknife
An AWESOME 7” to follow their last LP (Party!Party!Party!). The sound is a lot more developed but still keeps all the fun ska tunes that the Bennies have made their own. The band mix things up on this release, with a rap section in ‘Return to 9-5’ amongst the most obvious examples. Favourite track is ‘My Bike’ for sure.
I love the insert that comes with this record; one side is a stencil for DIY merch and the other side has descriptions of each song (rather than lyrics). More bands should do both of these things.
Stream and buy a copy here.

Bennies - Better Off Dread (1st Pressing, Black, /333) | Jackknife


An AWESOME 7” to follow their last LP (Party!Party!Party!). The sound is a lot more developed but still keeps all the fun ska tunes that the Bennies have made their own. The band mix things up on this release, with a rap section in ‘Return to 9-5’ amongst the most obvious examples. Favourite track is ‘My Bike’ for sure.

I love the insert that comes with this record; one side is a stencil for DIY merch and the other side has descriptions of each song (rather than lyrics). More bands should do both of these things.

Stream and buy a copy here.

Restorations - LP2 (1st Pressing, Blue with White Swirl, /100) | SideOneDummy//Poison City


So I posted a photo of Restorations’ NEW/OLD single a few weeks ago, and was stoked to hear the full LP. Well here it is - and it is better than I could have ever expected. Please just listen to this if you like chilled out punx.

I managed to score a copy of the limited Australian pressing, which is now sold out. You can still order the yellow pressing here.

Postblue - Lap Year (1st Pressing, ~random colour~, /300) | Rest Assured


This is an amazing debut EP coming from Postblue out of Byron Bay. Definitely check this out if you like anything from The Smashing Pumpkins to The Getaway Plan to the various array of post-hardcore bands around at the moment.

Stream for free and buy a digital copy here.

There are a copies of the 7” still available too.

(PS was so stoked on the colour I got, matches the cover art perfectly)

Smith Street Band - Sunshine & Technology (3rd Pressing, Black, /100) | Poison City

Smith Street Band - Sunshine & Technology (3rd Pressing, Olive, /100) | Poison City

Smith Street Band - Sunshine & Technology (3rd Pressing, Orange, /100) | Poison City

If you don’t own this record you’re doing life wrong. I don’t even need to write anything. Just get it. If you have it already, why aren’t we mates?

Deez Nuts - ‘Bout It (1st Pressing, Pink, /200) | UNFD - SIGNED by JJ, Alex, Matt and Jon

I promise this vinyl is pink… all the photos I took it kept coming out red though!

Perspectives - Blind (1st Pressing, Mint/Yellow Swirl, /100) | Lacklustre

Perspectives - Blind (1st Pressing, Mint/Yellow Swirl, /100) | Lacklustre

That last post was a submission!

preach it!

 ’If you don’t love this song the second you hear it, then you have no soul.’

FACT.

Jen Buxton - Don’t Change Your Plans TEST PRESS. I’m assuming this is out of 5, but unlike other Poison City Records test presses it doesn’t say so on the label.
If you haven’t heard of Jen, she is an amazingly talented woman with her guitar, vocals and lyrics. Her debut LP, Don’t Change Your Plans, gets played at least once a day by me. It is seriously one of the best records I have ever heard, and I’m not just saying that because she’s a mate.
The 1st press is now out of stock (I’m really keen for one so hit me up if you are wanting to sell a copy!), but there are talks of a 2nd press sometime this year. Hopefully a follow up LP will be out soon too.
Jen is playing on every date of the Hits and Pits Festival (Australia), and if you’re going you should definitely get out early to see her live. I daresay it sounds even better than her recording. She is also doing a lot of random gigs in Newcastle (her hometown) whilst also playing Stay Gold club in a couple of weeks, which I hope to see you all at!
tl;dr? Jen Buxton knows how to play guitar and sing highly personal and relatable lyrics. She and mate Wil Wagner know what’s up. If you like punk, acoustic, folk, country, or anything really, you should check her out for sure. And please don’t let any of those genres be a deterrent.
I don’t really know what to say - just fucking listen to the record here.
I’ll do a proper LP review when I’m not so bogged down with uni work :)


Jen Buxton - Don’t Change Your Plans TEST PRESS. I’m assuming this is out of 5, but unlike other Poison City Records test presses it doesn’t say so on the label.

If you haven’t heard of Jen, she is an amazingly talented woman with her guitar, vocals and lyrics. Her debut LP, Don’t Change Your Plans, gets played at least once a day by me. It is seriously one of the best records I have ever heard, and I’m not just saying that because she’s a mate.

The 1st press is now out of stock (I’m really keen for one so hit me up if you are wanting to sell a copy!), but there are talks of a 2nd press sometime this year. Hopefully a follow up LP will be out soon too.

Jen is playing on every date of the Hits and Pits Festival (Australia), and if you’re going you should definitely get out early to see her live. I daresay it sounds even better than her recording. She is also doing a lot of random gigs in Newcastle (her hometown) whilst also playing Stay Gold club in a couple of weeks, which I hope to see you all at!

tl;dr? Jen Buxton knows how to play guitar and sing highly personal and relatable lyrics. She and mate Wil Wagner know what’s up. If you like punk, acoustic, folk, country, or anything really, you should check her out for sure. And please don’t let any of those genres be a deterrent.

I don’t really know what to say - just fucking listen to the record here.

I’ll do a proper LP review when I’m not so bogged down with uni work :)

(Source: vinylandtea, via sunshineandtechnology)

Smith Street Band 7” Repress

sunshineandtechnology:

This is a public service announcement.

The Smith Street Band have repressed their debut 7”, put out by Jackknife. Chris (drums) has redone the artwork, and it looks fucking sick. There will be 333 pressed on black only.

IF YOU DO NOT ALREADY OWN THIS RECORD YOUR LIFE IS WRONG.

Smith Street are legends so you can download the 7” (+ two extra songs from the recording session) for free/donation here.

The 7” repress goes on sale THIS FRIDAY March 22nd, and will be $10 plus shipping, here.