Those Mockingbirds have posted pre-orders for the vinyl release of Fa Sol La, which will be out January 31st on Star Beat Music. You can purchase a copy in advance as well at the vinyl release show on January 20th at Maxwell's in Hoboken, NJ.
Soundscan is reporting vinyl record sales of 3.9 million units over the course of 2011, which is a 39.3 percent gain of the 2010 numbers (2.8 million). In the replies you can see a graphic of what the growth of vinyl record sales looks like in bar graph form. I wrote about this topic last year, and a gain of 1 million units over the last year is amazing. Have you started buying vinyl yet?
Thrice will release the At: Guitar Center 7-inch on Vagrant Records January 31, 2012. The 7-inch consists of twointimate acoustic tracks recorded during the bandís taping of the At: Guitar Center podcast series hosted by Nic Harcourt. The release marks the first time that Guitar Center, the world's largest retailer of musical instruments and equipment, has worked with a label to release music recorded within the walls of one of their stores. In addition to the pre-order, the 7-inch will be available for purchase at guitarcenter.com on January 31st.
Get a rare limitedSocial Distortion promo 45 rpm 7" here. Side A is "Cold Feelings", Side B is "Bad Luck" (live acoustic), and each 7" sleeve is signed by Mike Ness. These have been out of print and only available via eBay and vinyl collectors.
Working Man Recs are releasing True Things' Distractions on vinyl. The pressing is on translucent maroon, limited to 300 and is likely a one time deal. 150 are available online. Pre-orders are now available here. The first 25 pre-orders will receive a limited Alone In My Room cassette on pro-tape (chrome CrO2).
It looks like American Nightmare (AKA Give Up The Ghost) will be playing a pair of reunion shows at the end of the year. Deathwish Inc. is also reissuing Background Music and We're Down Til We're Undergroundon vinyl.
Lucero's That Much Further West 2x LP will be released November 1 on 180 gram vinyl. A double edition of That Much Further West, it will include an extra LP of bonus material taken from the original sessions, and an mp3 download coupon.
The Banquets/Mayflower split will be released on vinyl November 29. It has two tracks from each band, includes an instant download, and will be limited to 500 copies. Pre-orders go live next week here.