Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Richmond, This City

So it's just by chance that all three things from this post are of bands from Richmond, not to mention the last post had Swamp Thing, also from Richmond. You'd be a fool if you didn't recognize the bands that have been coming out of Richmond. First up I decided to pick up a few more copies of the Bracewar s/t, our the demo as it's also known. First up is the 7" with the Sound and Fury Stamp, hand numbered.

Nothing too special, the normal pressing on black just with the Sound and Fury Stamp on the inside of the sleeve.

I also got a copy of the original demo, which had two songs that made it's way on to the 7". I think I was happier to get this than the 7", as I feel that this is a bit more special and just cooler overall. It is better simply because it has the intro. Not sure how limited this, but I'm sure it can't be more than a couple hundred.

Last is the first Down to Nothing LP, Save it for the Birds on a color that is not incredibly easy to find, green. I've seen this go for a decent amount several times and it just seems that I always get outbid or miss out on my chance to get a copy. This thing is limited to 100 copies, the same as the record release.

So there are a few older Richmond releases that still are just as awesome as they were years ago.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Great Offers are Hard to Pass Up

So I haven't been actively pursing the Swamp Thing 7", but when presented with an offer I haven't turned it down. A guy was trying to get rid of his copy on grey and said he wouldn't expect much for it, so I made a simple offer and just like that I have the rarest color, limited to 93. It's these situations that make me feel happy about finding things when you least expect it, easier than you thought you could.

The dude was also looking to get rid of some more stuff, so he sent me a list and I picked out two more things. Next was a 7" I was very happy to finally have a copy of, War Pigs - No Hope, No Faith, No Point. I've been meaning to get a copy of this ever since I first heard about this band, but I never got around to it. Bummer this band has called it quits, I thought they played a great combination of southern rock and hardcore.

Lastly I picked up the Steel Nation/Crucified Split that Double or Nothing had previously put out as a 7", but they decided to put out on tape along with some of their other releases for This Is Hardcore and Great American Hardcore fest I believe. These were pretty limited, mine's numbered 18/25.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Snowed In Again

So there's over a foot of snow outside and with that, it means I have tons of time around the house to get stuff done. So an update only made sense.

I picked up another copy of the Perspective 7" on eBay. Pretty straight-forward, white vinyl limited to 300. It looks much more like a light grey, but white works too.

So I got a chance to see these guys at A Time We'll Remember and they grabbed my attention, but it took an actual listen of their 7" to purchase it. This 7" is fantastic, one of the best releases of 09. I still need to pick up the red version, soon hopefully. They sent me a note that they'd be releasing a new 7" in 2010. Should be good. Check these guys out.