Release Day: January 31st

News / Releases / January 31, 2012

Hit The Lights — Invicta

750 on black vinyl, 250 on red vinyl

“‘Invicta’ is a solid release from Hit the Lights and shows they are willing to experiment with new sounds and styles. It is still true to the pop-punk sound but proves that Hit the Lights are willing to evolve their sound and try something different.”

— Modern Vinyl

TS & The Past Haunts — Gone & Goner

Available on red, green or tour vinyl

“‘Gone & Goner,’ despite its intricate pilgrim feast of a cover, is a simple rock and roll album that strongly benefits both from the live recording aspect of the record and the classic rock influence, which Shettel seemed to obtain from several eras of rock music” — Modern Vinyl

Leonard Cohen — Old Ideas

Several packages available, including vinyl with limited edition lithograph

“‘Old Ideas’ is, it hardly need be said, a work of genius, even if its title is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Both resplendent and grim, it tills the same ground Cohen has furrowed since he began making albums, when he was a young man who only sounded old” — The Washington Post

Maker — Mirrors

Available on opaque blue/white, translucent purple and translucent blue with black

“Maker knows how to use all of their elements to create a nicely weaved album, the stand out track to me being “Earthquakes.” Every song is catchy in it’s own way, whether it be the instrumentals or the lyrics”

Year In Review

The Jealous Sound — A Gentle Reminder

Pressed on 150 gram pink vinyl

“The album’s only real fault is its unwavering consistency from track to track. There aren’t enough differences in tempo and dynamics to really set too many of the songs apart from one another, instead letting a number of them blend together into a sort of mega-mix” — Alternative Press

Fat Music For Fat People

389 pressed on color vinyl (no longer available) 703 on black vinyl.

First pressing of compilation released in the early days of Fat Wreck Chords

Includes songs from Lagwagon, Strung Out, Rancid, Face To Face, Good Riddance, NOFX and Propagandhi


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Christopher Lantinen
Chris Lantinen is the owner and editor-in-chief of Modern Vinyl. Along with his modest collection of sad sounding records, he collects his share of soundtracks and previously adored indie up-and-comers. Chris is currently a professor of journalism and public relations at Edinboro University in the Erie, Pennsylvania area.






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