Birdstone: Seer LP

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Here’s some modern heavy blues to your ears. I came across with Birdstone sometime at the end of last year and fell in love with this album. Beautiful record from start to the very end. This album is filled with modern blues/psychedelic/ritual rock and maybe there’s some stoner tunes hidden between notes. Highly recommended album this surely is.  Available from the Band.



Dusty Duke: Troublemaker LP

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This is Dusty Duke playing bluesy, dirty/southern rock seasoned with a hint of country. Not bad mixture at all. My copy arrived last week and it has been under heavy rotation since. Troublemaker is Dusty Duke’s second release and that debut album is now on my “want list”. As far as I know, this is limited to 150 copies and still available via their BandCamp site and from Black Farm Records (debut  & this second album available via both sources). Great recording and worth to check out!



 

Shotgun Sawyer: Bury The Hatchet LP (splatter)

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Love at first sight.. but I have to admit that it took way too long to purchase this bluesy/stoner  release from Shotgun Sawyer. Never been even near States but somehow this record manages to take me there.. weird, but must have something to do that bluesy sound. Really happy that I finally decided to grab this record. This is still available from the source, Ripple Music (US) and regular black version available from their EU shop (if you want to save some shipping costs). Amazing record in my opinion



 

The Ugly Kings: Darkness Is My Home LP (red/black/white marbled)

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A damn nice blues/hard rock album from this australian band. I listened this album via BandCamp few times and result of those moments can be seen on the picture above. Bluesy rock with touch of darkness, what else can I ask? Highly recommended album even though this has nothing to do with stoner/doom/sludge. Jus give a listen and you know what I mean. Still available from Kozmik Artifactz on white vinyl if you are interested. Yeah!!



 

Geezer: s/t 2xLP (Die-Hard edition)

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Yeah, what a way to start this year. This came on last Friday and just look how awesome it looks! Pure STB quality when it comes how vinyl albums should be released. Been listening this a lot during today.. Damn good sounding heavy/hard/blues/stoner album and I already know that this album will have numerous spins in this household. This die-hard edition is limited to 105 copies and came with bonus twelve-inch, “A Flagrant Disregard For Happiness”. This package wasn’t cheap (those shipping costs between the new & the old continent are hilarious) but worth every freaking cent. I salute the band for awesome album and SteveSTB for releasing this on vinyl format! As you can already guess, this version s sold out but there’s still few colorways available from STB Records (I love that “not so standard ” version, if I had enough money I would go for that version too..), EU version (white/clear, limited to 200 copies) is available from Kozmik Artifactz.



Electric Ladyland [Redux] 2xLP & Best of James Marshall Hendrix LP

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These two albums came last week from Magnetic Eye Records. Usually I do not buy compilations, tribute albums etc. but with these two I just had to make an exception. I like both of these albums and records like these are quite easy way to check out new bands (yes, there are bands I have never hear about before). I know that there have been discussions on some forums about delay of this [Redux] version.. Hey, we all knew the release date (roughly) when we backed this release via Kickstarter. Another topic around this release have been about colorways of the vinyl.. Seems that some of the backers are disappointed that their copies are on black wax when there are more fancy colored version available via MER. And what do I think? I’m fine with my copy the way it is, I know in my heart that I have been helping to put out these awesome pieces of vinyl. By the way, music sounds better on pure black wax. Oh, I also love the artwork on both albums (especially on “Best of…”). Thanks to Magnetic Eye Records, this dude here is very gratified. Both albums (“Best of..” on black wax, [Redux] on three different colorways) are still available from MER. Recommended, surprisingly :)

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ELECTRIC LADYLAND [REDUX] 2xLP

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BEST OF JAMES MARSHALL HENDRIX LP

 

 

Old Man’s Will: Hard Times – Troubled Man LP (test press)

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Even though I have said that I’m not that interested of test pressing.. here’s one, surprise. Very strong performance from this band on their second full-length released by Riding Easy Records. If you like good old-time rock favored with blues I suggest you to check this one out. These test pressings are limited to 30 copies (still wondering why so much..) and surprisingly sold out but there are still clear copies (limited to 200 copies) available from Riding Easy. Nice one!

 

Grusom: s/t LP (marbled)

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This arrived today. Couldn’t resist purchasing this one after listening only one track, “Journey”. Damn good debut album from this Danish band. Bluesy rock’n’roll, awesome sounding vocals and those tunes played with cursed organ.. Yes, I want more! Released by Kozmik Artifactz and limited to three different colorways; black, orange and marbled (like this one I got). All variations still available from Kozmik

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Slow Season: Mountains LP (test pressing)

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Yes, yes, yes.. another test pressing from Riding Easy Records.. Few days ago I find myself thinking why in hell anyone want to buy test pressing and surprisingly this one arrived.. Slow Season and their debut album, very strong performance when talking about blues/stoner rock. I had this one on my wantlist for a while and then, suddenly this TP came available to purchase.. and here it is. I like this one, I like every damn record Riding Easy is releasing (along comes these other labels; STB Records, Small Stone Records, HeviSike, Pink Tank Records, Poisoned Mind, Helmet Lady Records, Magnetic Eye Records… etc).

Anyways, really damn good album and this TP was limited to 40 hand-numbered copies and surprise, surprise it’s sold out. Do not worry, there’s still various colorways available at Riding Easy Records.

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Lé Betre / King Buffalo: split 12″ (Die Hard version)

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Yeah.. this came today. I honestly think that STB Records has taken this whole “Die Hard” concept to the next level lately (and others follow if they can.. or care). Quality release with outstanding packaging (came with extra mp3 coupons etc.). Thank You Steve, for making my day (once again)!

Usually I’m not that big fan of split releases but with this album I’m very pleased. Stoner, blues rock, psychedelic (or whatever these two bands are performing) tunes hits you hard between your eyes. I’m familiar with Lè Betre but this King Buffalo is totally new band for me and I really like what I’m hearing here. And like we all know, these STB releases sell out very fast, as did this one. Now I’m just waiting for that Lightsabres upcoming album that which will be released by STB Records! Hell Yeah!!

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The Highway Kind: s/t LP (colored)

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And here’s a pretty damn good album filled with bluesy rock, seasoned with some psychedelic rock’n’roll. For a debut album this is quite good release, in my opinion and I have been listening this a lot lately. I really dig these retro sounding, bluesy, garage bands and The Highway Kind is turning to be one of my favorite. Album came in perfect condition & packaged secured which always makes me happy. According to their BandCamp page this is limited to 100 copies and is available from the same source. Nice one and I can recommend this without a doubt.

The Picturebooks: Imaginary Horse LP (clear)

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Look what I got from Riding Easy Records yesterday. Yep, the debut album from The Picturebooks and it sounds awesome. This German duo knows their Rock’n’Roll, bluesy kind. I really dig this album a lot, it sounds raw, it sounds dangerous, you can smell the sweat on it.. Thanks to Riding Easy for putting this jewel out, without You I would have missed this band totally. This clear version was limited to 50 copies and surprisingly it’s sold out but there are still copies on white and black vinyl available from the source, Riding Easy Records (these should have sold out already..). Recommended album, this is Rock’n’Roll, dangerous kind!