Sunday, November 22, 2009

A Weekend We'll Remember

So with all of the bands coming to the east coast for the A Time We'll Remember fest in Lemoyne, PA, there were several off-dates. The day before the fest there was a show in D.C.:

Get the Most had to drop this show and the fest, which was a bummer. Praise was added, and from what I've heard they are awesome. Still haven't seen them, I've missed them twice now. I'm sure some recordings will be done soon. Anyway Mindset and Not Sorry were awesome, and as always Coke Bust did their thing. I picked up the new 7" from Not Sorry on the two colors available.

The white is out of 100 and the red is out of 400. Notice the different color inserts for the two version. Nice touch. This is the 4 song demo plus two other songs, haven't listened to the two new ones yet. This band just joined the React! crew and I'm sure will have plenty more good things to come.

So the next day I drove up to the fest in Lemoyne and sadly, the attendance was very low. I'm guessing this is because of the fact that there just wasn't a headlining band that would attract a lot of people and the fact that Lemoyne isn't really close to any major cities. Most people were mainly there to see Mindset, who had a great set. It was a great time and lots of solid bands played, but the turn out was defiantly disappointing. What made the trip worthwhile was defiantly the records I picked up.

The first is the True Colors Perspective 7" on white and red split, limited to 425 copies. Just a solid release from probably the best band in youth crew right now. I can not wait for the spring tour to the states.

This is The Geeks What's Inside 7" on clear limited to 150 from the first press. Just a solid band I've gotten into recently that I've been looking to pick up vinyl from.

So I found another Carrier 7" I didn't have, this is the No Love Can Save Me 7" on Grey, limited to 1,000. I realized that I have a good amount of Carrier 7"s at this point.

Deathwish just announced that they'll finally be putting the LP out on vinyl, so I'll be getting that once pre-orders are up.

This is the Bad Seed/War Hungry split put out by 6131. This is the Sound and Fury version limited to 100. This still has not been released by 6131 officially, just this version is out.

I found a copy of the Get the Most Common Goals 7" on black from the first press, which I didn't have. I now have all of the regular versions of this record, the rare ones are all that are left.

Ok the best part of the fest was the things I picked up from Sean Youngblood. Totally made the drive worth while.

I got five Fired Up 7"s from Sean. First is all three versions of the latest release, Doomed to Repeat, including the Youngblood Fest version limited to 100. I also picked up two copies of When the Lights Go Out. First was the Youngblood 10 year anniversary version on green vinyl limited to 200 copies. The other is on Orange and I have no idea how limited it is. There are two stamps on the dust sleeve, however neither give me any idea about the pressing for it.

Now for the best part of this post:

Sean had copies of the Carry On It's All Our Blood LP. This is the Youngblood exclusive color, white, limited to 250. At the time the pre-orders went up I didn't have the money to pick the Youngblood version up, only the two from React!. So this was major clutch. I'm guessing this means that the pre-orders will be shipping soon. This LP looks amazing. The tri-fold insert is just amazing and everything just looks awesome. I couldn't be more impressed. If you look closely at my copy you can see a little bit of red in the top right. Obviously this makes me think there's some transition presses that eventually will go for lots of money.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Plenty of New Stuff

So I got several new things in the past 2 weeks or so. First up I got the pre-order for the Forfeit LP on Reaper.

I just picked up the pre-order color, and I'm happy I only picked up one copy of it because this LP disappoints me. I loved the 7" they put out on Reaper and this band has been very good live the few times I've seen them. So I had hopes for their LP release; they weren't met. It's just not at as emotional and raw as the 7". It's still a solid hardcore record, but it doesn't hold a candle to the 7". Props to Reaper for giving me so much with the pre-order. It came with that poster on the right in the picture, and a bunch of other little things. I also picked up the Trapped Under Ice Stay Cold 7" finally.

This is the third press on clear limited to probably like 1,000 or 2,000 or something. It took me a while to finally get this one. Solid 7" and very solid band, every release has been great.

Probably the thing I'm most stoked on getting is finally getting my hands on a copy of Uniform Choice's Screaming for a Change.

I believe this is the second press because of the green writing on the cover, but I'm not sure what it's limited to. If anyone knows please let me know. Also, because I think this album is that good I've got a link for you to download it:
I picked up the Mob Mentality demo tape at a show.

It's put out by Trash King Productions. I believe the band has members of Lion of Judah, Mindset and others that I cant think of right now. I'm not really into it, it's a little too slow for me, but when I saw them live it was pretty good. The tape looks awesome though. They also had the Disengage tape for sale, and I'm kicking myself for not getting it. Disengage is a straight edge band from Wilkes-Barre, PA featuring members of Title Fight and Bad Seed. It sounds decent.

Next Up I got two more Effort records to add to the collection. First is a copy of From Our Mistakes 7"

This I believe is the "snot" color, 2nd press limited to 50 copies, but I'm not totally sure. It looks pretty dope either way. I think Hellfish did an awesome job with this one.

Next up is the Record Release cover of the Wear Your Heart 7".

I was surprised how little I had to pay for this on eBay. It definitely was a great deal. This only makes the 2nd version of the 1st press that I have, so I've got plenty more to pick up.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Pressing Confusion

So I bought a record off ebay a little over a week ago and I've been delaying posting about it because I wasn't sure if it actually existed. When I bought my test press off Alex of Grave Mistake, I asked him if this record actually existed. He said no and that I should try and get my money back. After about a week of procrastiantion I finally sent the guy I bought it from on ebay a message. As I figured, he had no idea about this version not being a valid version. So what did he do? He e-mailed Alex, and got about the same response. So who really knows if this exists technically, either way I've got a copy of it, and that's all that matters.

This is the pink version of the Down to Nothing/On Thin Ice split, with the Posi Numbers 2005 Stamp.

Just a comparison, here are all three versions of the pink color. The furthest being the regular 1st press, the middle being the pink with the Posi Numbers fest and the closest one being the record release. The posi press and the record release are very similar in color, the 1st press version is much darker. Maybe the record release and the posi number stamped ones are the same batch? I sure don't know.

With all this said I realized I have 10 versions of this record, including the European versions, so I decided to take a picture of them all together.

This is pretty sad, but I think its awesome. On top of that I'm still missing 3 versions. As always if you've got Down to Nothing records, get in contact with me.