Record Store Day Releases From Our Homeboys

Hunting for rare releases on Saturday? Might as well rep your hometown and buy releases from local bands and record labels. Hundreds of limited-edition vinyls and some CD's will be released as the main hype of Record Store Day--we present OC's contribution to the arsenal of vinyl after the jump. 

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  • Young The GiantApartment 7"- This serves as the first 7" release from the Newport Beach-based band. Both of the songs on the 45, Apartment and Typhoon, have previously only been available as digital tracks. Released on Roadrunner. Click here to check out the tracks.

The Growlers- Gay Thoughts/Good Feelings 7" This is a regional release and features two previously unreleased songs. The Costa Mesa-based band are offering streaming versions of the tracks on their website

Here are some releases that will be out Saturday from Orange County and Long Beach record labels. The bands are not local, but the labels are.

MEATMEN Easter Album
  • TKO Records-  The punk label will release two limited-edition 7" vinyls that will only be available in their Fountain Valley store. The releases have a Germs theme, though no releases from the iconic LA punk band. First, The Meatmen's new "Happy Fucking Easter, Asshole" tour 7" will be released. It has one original song and two Germs covers- "American Leather" and "Victim." The cover is a play on The Beatles' infamous butcher album cover. It is the only release with the band's current line-up.
Poison Idea DCRA album

  • TKO will also re-release Poison Idea's "Darby Crash Rides Again," a collection of 1982 demos on blue vinyl. 

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  • Mass Media Records out of Costa Mesa will release an EP by A Heads (featuring members of Subhumans), the UK peace punk band, called Discography 1982-2009. 

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