Say Anything – … Is a Real Boy

10/07/2013 Leave a comment


If you’re a say anything fan, you’re well aware that this is Max Bemis’ cracking first major label debut (of Sony subsidiary re-released from doghouse records).  You’ll also be well aware that this stellar album has a vast array of Say Anything hits from “Alive with the Glory of Love” to live staple “Spidersong” and part rap part social commentary “Admit it!!!“.

Although the album had it’s fair share of crazy beginnings (see: Rock Opera, breakdowns and re-recordings), the album was first released on Doghouse records before being picked up by J a subsidiary of Sony entertainment and rereleased in 2006, 2 years after it’s first release on Doghouse. The reissue was titled “…Was a Real Boy“, and featured scrapped songs and single “Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too” which has a really weird phone orientated video. Luckily for us, Was a Real Boy ended up on the vinyl release too, as well as the great track “Walk Through Hell” which is a re-recorded track from Menorah/Majora. 

The actual vinyl

It’s your pretty standard gate fold release with paper vinyl sleeves. From recollection there was no download card and no lyric sheet either. Only a small amount of liner notes on the inner gate fold as seen in the pics. The artwork does look really cool in this format however as it’s all drawn by Peter Bemis. There has been 4 pressings thus far and are as follows ripped from the wiki. I have the highlighted Blue banquet release.

“1st press: 1,000 black (A/B) green (C/D)
2nd press: 1,000 white
3rd press: 1,000 orange
4th press: 1,000 red (retail version), 300 black (180 gram, ShopRadioCast exclusive), 250 blue (Banquet Records exclusive), 250 white w/olive splatter (Doghouse exclusive), 250 white w/ox blood splatter (Doghouse exclusive), 10 test pressing (bundled with ox blood splatter release), 10 Test Pressing (bundled with olive splatter release)”


…Is A Real Boy

A 1 – Belt

2 – Woe

3 – The Writhing South

4 – Alive with the Glory Of Love

5 – Yellow Cat (Slash) Red Cat

B 1 – The Futile

2 – Spidersong

3 – An Orgy Of Critics

4 – Every Man Has A Molly

5 – Slowly, Through A Vector

6 – Chia-Like, I Shall Grow

C 1 – I Want To Know Your Plans

2 – Admit It!!!

…Was A Real Boy

3 – Wow, I can Get sexual Too

4 – Little Girls

1 – Most Beautiful Plague

2 – It’s A Metaphor Fool

3 – Total Revenge

4 – Metal Now

5 – I Will Never Write An Obligatory Song

6 – Walk Through Hell



Depends what press you want as is always the case. But you can pick up the Blue Banquet records press which is the one I have for 17 pounds plus postage.

I’ve seen the other presses on ebay go for more than $100. So if you’re after another press such as the first black and green you’ll have to hold out on ebay or discogs with well over $100.


Categories: 12", Say Anything, Vinyl

Vinyl news and updates 2/03/2013

02/03/2013 Leave a comment

This has been a while I know. But here we are and there is a LOT of freaking news to pump out. Some of the pre-orders have been out a while but I feel them to be noteworthy enough to be brought up.

Blink 182 – Take Off Your Pants And Jacket LP + 3×7″ PRE-ORDER 

Blink 182’s follow up to Enema Of the State has been in extremely high demand the last few years, with prices upwards of $150 for just the 12″. This wasn’t helped by the cancellation of a repress which never came to fruition even AFTER people had payed for their orders. Reddit user Beefmitts explains what happened: 

“Mightier Than Sword was supposed to release the exact same package in 2011. A crap ton of people pre-ordered and paid for it, there were a slough of indefinite delays due to “manufacturing issues with the sleeves” and other various excuses until the guy running the label finally stopped posting updates or answering questions. Fast forward about a year and a half after the initial pre-order, he posts a final update saying to hold tight, he’s got Mark Hoppus personally involved and writing the forward, and we’ll have it in our hands soon. Then he completely disappeared. The majority of people who pre-ordered were unable to get refunds through MTS. A handful were able to get refunds through PayPal after explaining the situation and some of the staff had heard about the problem a few times already. Unfortunately every rep I talked to said it was too late to file a dispute and get a refund, even though it had been an ongoing delay for over a year already at that point.”

Apparently shopradiocast may have had something to do with the release as this pressing of 2,500 will feature the Mark Hoppus foreword promised some years back. Also SRC is offering 10% off to anyone who ordered the failed repress. This is the message from them in an email:

Acknowledging this was to be previously released by another label, Shop Radio Cast is offering a priority pre order and a 10% discount to those who previously pre ordered with proof of purchase. To receive the 10% discount and assure advance pre order:

1.) Sign up an account at if you do not have one. Do not sign up for an account if you already have one.
2.) Email the following info to

 – Proof of purchase – Email confirmation or a screen shot of Paypal payment
– The email address you used to sign up to at  

Advance Pre Orders will occur early March, however we encourage those who purchased to set up their advance purchase and discount immediately.”

Although it’s been through some evident problems, for me this album would be too hard to pass up so I’ll take my chances. Not to mention the rather epic extra 3 7″ vinyl full of the ridiculous b-sides. For all those still interested the pressing info is as follows:

Vinyl Info:
– Triple Panel Gatefold jacket with 7″ Inserts
– Each 7″ housed in a glue pocket jacket with a full color CMYK insert
– LP is housed in a full color Inner Sleeve
– First pressing, limited to 2,500 include Mark Hoppus Foreword

Vinyl Color:
First Pressing (LTD 2,500)
180 Gram Black LP
Red 7″
Green 7″
Yellow 7″

Red 7″ Track Listing
Time To Break Up
Mother’s Day

Yellow 7″ Track Listing
What Went Wrong
Fuck A Dog

Green 7″ Track Listing
Don’t Tell Me It’s Over
When You Fucked Grandpa

If you’re interested then you can pre-order early to mid march for a May 7th release HERE

The Postal Service – Give Up Deluxe 10th Anniversary 3xLP PRE-ORDER 

10 years ago Death Cab For Cutie front man Ben Gibbard and Angeleno Jimmy Tamborello collaborated to produce an indie pop/electronic masterpiece. For all those unsure – they pumped out the track Such Great Hights which has been later covered by iron and wine and a gazillion others. Anyway to keep this short – they’ve just thrown out a new single titled A Tattered Piece Of String and have thrown a ridiculously large collection of b-sides, live tracks, covers (such as the iron and wine) and remixes to make the biggest collection of Postal Service musical tracks that I’d be surprised if any single note they’ve played isn’t on here.

As stated this is a 3LP collection (and/or 2cd if you’re THAT way inclined), and if you pre-order from Subpop you’ll be able to get the Red White and Clear colour vinyl in what they call the “Loser edition” of Give up. Tracklist is as follows:

  1. The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
  2. Such Great Heights
  3. Sleeping In
  4. Nothing Better
  5. Recycled Air
  6. Clark Gable
  7. We Will Become Silhouettes
  8. This Place Is a Prison
  9. Brand New Colony
  10. Natural Anthem
  11. Turn Around
  12. A Tattered Line of String
  13. Be Still My Heart
  14. There’s Never Enough Time
  15. Suddenly Everything Has Changed
  16. Against All Odds (Take a Look At Me Now)
  17. Grow Old With Me
  18. Such Great Heights (John Tejada Remix)
  19. The District Sleeps Alone Tonight (DJ Downfall Persistent Beat Mix)
  20. Be Still My Heart (Nobody Remix)
  21. We Will Become Silhouettes (Matthew Dear Remix)
  22. Nothing Better (Styrofoam Remix)
  23. Recycled Air (Live on KEXP)
  24. We Will Become Silhouettes (Performed by The Shins)
  25. Such Great Heights (Performed by Iron & Wine)

As you can see – it’s pretty freaking incredible. If you’d like to pick up your copy – or just grab the standard edition for the non-complet-ists out there then head HUURRREE

How To Destroy Angels – Welcome Oblivion 2xLP Pre-order 

Nine Inch Nails man Trent Reznor, his wife Mariqueen Maandig and Social Network co-writer Atticus Ross have already created 2 EPs and are ready to pump out their first feature length Welcome Oblivion. After showing us their first freaky as balls video How Long they’ve shown us a bit of a preview into the new tracks of the album (a few tracks also feature on their last EP An_Omen). Their first live show will kick off at Coachella before a string of shows over the states.

The actual package is pretty standard gatefold double Black 180 gram vinyl, but will also contain the CD version and a free HQ download of the album on release day. Also the vinyl edition will feature 2 tracks not heard else where. Track list is:
01 The wake-up
02 Keep it together
03 And the sky began to scream
04 Ice age
05 Welcome oblivion
06 On the wing
07 Too late, all gone
08 The province of fear
09 How long?
10 Strings and attractors
11 Recursive self-improvement
12 Unintended consequences
13 We fade away
14 The loop closes
15 Hallowed ground

PRE-ORDER the vinyl, cd or HQ MP3 download HERE

The Gaslight Anthem – 59′ Sound & American Slang Blood Red REPRESS THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM - The '59 Sound LP & American Slang LP on Blood Red Vinyl BUNDLE

These are some slightly older records but this new pressing from SideOneDummy is looking freaking GREAT. Click the image to to go to the site and look at that colour. Sounds ridiculous – but it does look pretty great. Not much else has changed, same tracklist and same incredible songs. Snatch them up quick as there will only be 1000 of each album.

Order yours HERE









Yes this bad ass double album from Matt Bemis’s Say Anything is finally on vinyl getting pumped out by Shopradiocast. I would have hoped it could be on 3LP or even 4 due to its HUGE amount of tracks. However this time we’re just seeing a double. Either way this thing is flying off the shelves with the 500 gold vinyl press already sold out with the 180 gram black on it’s way out too. It’s your cd version track list for this release but it’s been prettied up a bit with some great gloss and a huge lyric insert to boot.

Vinyl Color:

500- 180 Gram Black
500 – Gold
1,500 – Translucent Purple

Order yours here





Sum 41 have been and will forever be the early 2000’s highschool soundtrack. Although their latest albums haven’t gotten as much attention their back catalogue is not to be sniffed at. With Shopradiocasts rather incredible last few presses of hard to find or nonexistent albums this is a welcome addition and hopefully not the last of the SUM 41 pressings (PLEASE REPRESS CHUCK). This vinyl comes with TWO BONUS TRACKS, Reign In Pain (Heavy Metal Jamboree) and WWVII Part II. This album is full of Sum 41 classics like The Hell song and Still waiting. It comes in a gatefold jacket with lyric sheet.

Vinyl Color:

500 – 180 Gram Green (PMS 375)
500 – 180 Gram Orange (PMS 1375)
500 – 180 Gram White (Hot Topic Exclusive)
250 – 180 Gram Red

Order yours HERE.




The story so far absolutely BLEW ME AWAY with their killer pop/rock/punk release Under Soil And Dirt. And they’re out to bamboozle me again (I hope!) with their sophomore release What You Don’t See. You can preview a track called The Glass from the record HERE.

There are so many different pre-order packs depending how big a fan you are all available from the Pure Noise Records website. However the pressing info for the vinyl is as follows:

500 – 180 gram Black Vinyl
500 – Watermelon Splatter
1000 – Purple/White A Side / B Side
2000 – White

To preorder the vinyl head HERE

Categories: VINYL NEWS

Drive – Cliff Martinez (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 2 x Picture Disc LP

23/10/2012 3 comments


Have you ever watched a movie and felt your insides scream in glorifying unison? Have you watched a movie and thought to yourself, “who sacrificed themselves to satan to make this movie so good?”? OR have you ever watched, or wanted to watch a movie? If you answered yes to any of those – then Drive is the movie for you. Furthermore – the soundtrack to Drive should be the soundtrack to your life. Throw in some headphones, put the album on repeat and go about life – knowing that your small existence has been exponentially heightened by the sound-scape pathing the track in front and under you.

The soundtrack has 80’s synth pop, atmospheric tunes, more 80’s synth pop and more synth pop. All of which YOU NEED TO SURVIVE. Listen to A real hero after seeing the movie – that song alone evokes so many emotions. Just an incredible song.

With all seriousness Drive is an amazing albeit at times violent movie, with one mindblowing soundtrack. A soundtrack I’m so lucky enough to hold in picture disc form in my hands.

The actual vinyl

I think I’ve managed to stop rambling about how much I love all things Drive so let’s get into it.

Four different versions:



180 gram Black

Picture Disc

I’d seen many pink versions on ebay before finally finding the picture disc version I love so dearly. The pink however does look really nice and matches really well colour wise.

It comes in a really nice glossy gatefold sleeve which is chock full of screen caps and images from the film.  The vinyl themselves come in plain paper sleeves. But the real glory is all in the vinyl and the glorious sound which comes from it.


Tracks are by Cliff Martinez from track 6 onwards.


1 – Nightcall – Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx

2 – Under You Spell – Desire

– A Real Hero – College Feat. Electronic Youth

4 – Oh My Love – Riz Ortolani feat. Katyna Ranieri


1 – Tick Of The Clock – The Chromatics

2 – Rubber Head

3 – I Drive

4 – He Had A Good Time

5 – They Broke His Pelvis

6 – Kick Your Teeth


1 – Where’s The Deluxe Version

2 – See You In Four

3 – After the Chase

4 – Hammer


1 – Wrong Floor

2 – Skull Crushing

3 – My Name On A Car

4 – On The Beach

5 – Bride Of Deluxe

$$ – $$$

Picture disc you’d be looking at about $70 + on ebay

Otherwise head to the Invada records store (linked) and you can pick up the other variants for about 23 pounds + shipping. On further inspection looks like the white is no longer up either. Ebay is sometimes your friend though.

Categories: 12", Soundtrack, Vinyl

Touché Amoré – Live On BBC Radio 1

23/10/2012 5 comments


After hearing the Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me kicker “~” I was rather hooked on Touche Amore. So hearing about this little live 7″ which includes the briskly titled track “~” you can say I was a little bit excited. I dashed down to Kill The Music in Brisbane to pick it up, and after giving it a 45bpm spin my suspicions were confirmed. It is kickass. The energy this band gives during a live show is incredible, and you can feel it encapsulated on this bit of wax. If you’re a fan of either La Dispute of Title Fight then you will already know about this band. But if for some reason you don’t – CHECK. IT. OUT.


The actual vinyl

Pretty standard plastic sleeve followed by an oddly put together outer cardboard shell for the vinyl. The edges are folded in and when they’re unfolded they give you a cool poster thing. Hard to explain so as usual – check out the pictures. The vinyl I have is the white variant which is apparently one of 2300. I ripped the pressing info off which I will casually list below.

Vinyl Pressing Info: 

First Press:
200 – Clear
300 – Transparent Purple
700 – Transparent Orange
1500 – Transparent Blue
2300 – White



1 ~

2 Home Away From Here


3 I’ll Deserve Just That

4 Amends





As always – Depends what variant you’re after.

However if you don’t mind which variant it is – you can pick it up at your local record store or for about $15 give or take on ebay.



Categories: 7", touche amore, Vinyl

The Story So Far – Under Soil And Dirt LP

30/04/2012 Leave a comment


I have to say this was a random purchase. I’d heard of The Story So Far before I bought it, but I hadn’t 

really had a listen to them. I had a spare $20 and saw how perrrrdy this vinyl was. I’m actually really really glad I got it. It’s full of catchy riffs, fun punk/rock chorus’ and just a good 32 or so minutes to rock out to.

This being their first album ( I believe), is quite a display of what could come from the band in the future.

The actual vinyl

So the vinyl comes in a gatefold which in my opinion looks pretty freaking awesome. The art on it is great. If you open it up you’ll see the thank you notes in the center with 2 “tablet” things that have the lyrics on them. The actual vinyl comes in a square plain white sleeve. The actual vinyl itself looks freaking great. There are quite a few different pressings and colours for this one. I personally have what I think is the first of the second pressing. It’s clear with green splatter.

The first pressing should be

200 on cream with red and blue splatter
300 on translucent teal
500 on black

And from what I know thus far the second pressing consists of

Clear with green splatter

Solid Red



1 – States and Minds

2 – Roam

3 – Quicksand

4 – Swords And Pens

5 – High Regard


1 – Daughters

2 – Mt Diablo

3 – Four Years

4 – Rally Cap

5 – Placeholder

6 – Closure


As with pretty much anything else – it just depends on which variant you want.

Ebay usually comes up empty – but may be your only option if you’re after an older variant. you can get it for $15. Probably your best bet here IF you can’t get it from your nearest awesome record store.

Categories: 12", LP, The Story So Far, Vinyl

Touché Amoré – Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me

14/03/2012 Leave a comment


After pumping out short fast and loud tunes over an expanse of years,  their debut LP (…to the beat of a dead horse) and a slew of split vinyl they released Parting the Sea an explosive album which just teeters over 20 short but loud minutes. The songs meld together quite well and really blast through a few different realms including an amazing piano piece named Condolences. If you’re into Title Fight or La Dispute, they’re frequent tour buddies of them and all come under the banner of incredible lyric indie “holyfuckingshitthisisamazing”.


The actual vinyl

It comes in a  pretty standard insert case. I have the Second pressing which is solid red. I’ll put all the different pressings just below this paragraph. As you can see in the photos the insert has a photo, credits and lyrics. The following pressing info is from

Deluxe edition, limited to 961. Presented as a 12″LP sized, 28 Page hardcover book designed by TA guitarist Nick Steinhardt. Alternate and expanded artwork exclusive to this edition. 180 Gram Virgin Black Vinyl.

1st Pressing info:
100 clear
300 green
700 blue (this)
1000 white

2nd pressing of 2,942 solid red

200 copies pressed. Limited Australian Tour Edition. Only made available at shows during their tour with Title Fight.



1 – ~

2 – Pathfinder

3 – The Great Repetition

4 – Art Official

5 – Uppers/Downers

6 – Crutch


1 – Method Act

2 – Face Ghost

3 – Sesame

4 – Wants/Needs

5 – Condolences

6 – Home Away From Here

7 – Amends




This is really dependent on which pressing you’re after. If you don’t mind all too much then just drop down to your local record store and chances are they probably have the 2nd pressing or could get it in. If you’re after either the limited edition/aussie edition or some of the more limited versions you may have to dish out about $40+ depending. Just keep on ebay. Here is a link to the Touche Amore store if you’d like to buy direct!

Categories: 12", LP, touche amore, Vinyl

Indie Spotlight: Years Of Rice & Salt – Nothing Of Cities

28/02/2012 1 comment


“9 songs from UK post rock quintet. Probably the most far reaching post record heard in a long time. Violins, horns, guitars and expanse… subtle till it’s not. LP is 192 gram white colored vinyl. hand stamped and numbered printed with soy ink on 100% recycled gatefold covers. Limited to 100 copies.” (

As stated in the above quote – this post rock quintet is full of different instruments. It is full of vast atmospheric atmospheres and is just about the exact quantity of everything to make a stellar indie post-rock release. If you’re wondering what post-rock is, then listen to sigur ros. Although in this release there is no made up language and a very much big lack of vocals. But there doesn’t need to be vocals when the music can just as easily do the talking. The album kicks in with a bit of an introduction then flows and ebbs along for its duration. It’s an incredible listen and is even cooler on vinyl (while supporting an incredible company ‘futurerecordings’).

The actual vinyl

This release is as above – “LP is 192 gram white colored vinyl. Hand Stamped and numbered printed with soy ink on 100% recycled gatefold covers. Limited to 100 copies”. Also included is a small card with thank yous and a design on the back. For the sake of names I have NOT included a photo of that side – however I did include a photo of the other side.



1 – Afterglow

2 – Amongst Your Earthiest Words The Angels Stray

3 – Portarlington

4 – Eskimo Kiss

5 – Carnival Prelude


1 – Nothing Of Cities

2 – Lola

3 – Carnival

You can Download and stream in audiophile quality all songs at


It’s available for $13 from the store as well as all their other records.

This is just an awesome release if post-rock is your sort of thing. Future Recordings are full of incredible acts, most of which all go quite nicely together meaning that if you like this – you’ll also like most of their other artists and releases. So definitely check that out.

Categories: 12", LP, Vinyl, Years Of Rice & Salt