Eric Mueller (Skipper/CEO and all around nice guy of Pirates Press Records/MFG) is STOKED on theses titles he’s just heard coming off the press!!!

Here we go –
DOWNTOWN STRUTS “Victoria!” LP& CD & “Lost In America” Flexray
Downtown Struts released the best album of 2012! It’s not even over that and it’s safe enough to make the call in a lot of our minds. Check out all the versions, promo flexis, and more. Or better yet, if you haven’t already, check out the record for yourself, or even the 3-D Music Video for “Lost in America” – all of this is brilliant, and for the last year this record has been on constant rotation all over Pirates Press, and in all our homes, cars, iPods, etc. Listen for yourself and you’ll understand why.
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NOFX “Self En-Titled”  LP
Some of the older, more-jaded (Pirate) crowd hopped back on board with NOFX on this one – not as much ridiculousness (although there is plenty) – this record is a little more raw, and a little more real (almost makes you forget the whole “cokie the clown” madness)  – and so far this one standing the test of time in this office. We’ve pressed up a bagillion copies of this, and for a good reason. This is another one that should stay on a lot of peoples’ 2012 favorites list. It’s certainly on ours.
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HARRINGTON SAINTS, THE OLD FIRM CASUALS, ARGY BARGY, BOOZE & GLORY – 4 Way Double 7″ Split – “RED WHITE & BLUE – Which One Are You?” [Stars & Stripes Version]
Proud doesn’t even sum it up with this one. The picture speaks louder than words. Being in the position to dream up crazy ideas, and then execute them is the best position a vinyl collector could ever be in. Knowing how the records are made, the limitations on the technology, and how you can push them is my favorite part about all of this. Whether its mastering shaped picture disc, flexi postcards, or a new style of colored vinyl – It all RULES. We love it, and when we get to do that kind of thing for bands we love and respect, and are able to honor them with such amazing vinyl releases – everyone wins! (This version is SOLD OUT, but you can still buy the release on our WEBSTORE.)
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COCK SPARRER – Essentials Boxset
You can see all the madness HERE, but these are special. When a band is together for 40 years, and they still get along, still enjoy playing together, and are still motivated to continue growing, progressing and creating as a band, something MORE than special is happening. That is who Cock Sparrer are, and that is how we treat our relationship with them. These records are gems. The true ESSENTIALS.
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Mysterious Stack of 46 7″ TEST PRESSINGS.
A great photo, once again illustrating perhaps THE best part of our job. You don’t know what’s on these 46 seven inches, but I do. And this is going to stay on my turntable, and a LOT of peoples’ turntables for a LONG TIME. You’ll have to wait and see what it is. My only hint is that you might want to add yourself to the Pirates Press Records mailing list HERE and keep your eyes peeled over the next couple of weeks. P.s. Test Pressings APPROVED!
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So… on to section two
“What turntable do I have…?”
 Try turntableS. Our office has been coined “the house of vinyl” (more than once I might add)… we’ve got over 2000 records up on the walls and ceilings in here, an archive of somewhere around 50,000 records, and upwards of 15 turntables. Haha. VINYL rules all.
I’m not going to dive into this too much, as I’m not a technical guru. We have a great variety of both normal and elliptical styluses and a decent range of both cheap and expensive (belt/direct drive) turntables so we can objectively evaluate a record when we want/need to – and we all have our favorites…
Here are some of mine!
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 Thanks for inviting us to contribute! Keep on Keepin’ On – Vinyl Rules All!

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