So I've been a decently busy person the past few days. Hanging out with my girlfriend and trying to the see the most of some of my friends before they move away (shit sucks bro). And of at a time like this its only obvious my mail box would start filling up with packages. Three days ago the first two came flying in. The first I opened was the "Youth Crew 2009" compilation featuring Ohio's own Right Idea (among others like True Colors, Mindset and Fired Up +more). Great compilation, I'm pretty sure its a repress of a European compilation from last year called "Youth Crew 08" but with a Right Idea song thrown on and a Times Together song taken off. Weird but cool. Also my Record is on Gold out of 100 and mine has some black in it (super rare transition version ha). Oh and they tossed in a copy of the labels first release, a split between Lighten Up and Big Ups. Both bands are pretty good so I'm siked. The Second Package was also Youth Crew related, The First Step - What We Know Sessions. This record makes me bummed I missed that last little tour they did, I only got to see them once (Posi Numbers 2004) and they were great. Hand numbered out of 100, pretty sure this cover is the Pre-Order only one. Love the design.
Youth Crew 2009 (Gold) (Out Of 100) (Upside Down Records)
The First Step - What We Know Sessions (Pre-Order Cover) (Out Of 100) (Bottled Up Records)
Lighten Up/Big Ups (Blue) (Upside Down Records)
Yesterday my Capitol Pre-Order came. On this record they have two new songs and a cover of a Dag Nasty song. The other records that came in this package are random grab ups one being Irony of Lightfoot (a band featuring members of Sons Of Abraham) and the other a split between Neglect and Cleanser. So basically I was just catching up on Long Island Hardcore past and present.
Capitol - Blind Faith (Pink) (Out Of 100) (Iron Pier Records)
Irony Of Lightfoot - IBEX (Wreck-Age Records)
Neglect/Cleanser (Exit Records)
And today my long awaited Anchors Aweigh order came. This contained the second press of Dead Swans - Southern Blue and a Gold Kids shirt. This came all the way from Italy (very quickly when it said it was shipped). I am most likely going to make another order from them soon since I know they can be trusted unlike another Dead Swans related label.
Gold Kids - Grave (Out Of 40) (Purple) (XL)
Dead Swans - Southern Blue (Half Black And Half White Splatter) (Out Of 200) (Anchors Aweigh Records)
Dead Swans - Southern Blue (Green Purple Haze) (Out Of 300) (Anchors Aweigh Records)