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So today is the release date for the newly remastered Gates – You Are All You Have Left to Fear ep. We are so stoked at the amount of preorders that came through. We worked through a whole Saturday making the limited letterpress covers, and sold them in about 5 minutes. The amount of appreciation that happens for the handmade stuff always makes it worth all the work, and anyway… we wouldn’t have it any other way. In this day and age it’s great to get something that isn’t perfectly manufactured. I think I’m speaking for most of the young-ish population when I say that We’re tired of perfect.

Thanks to Gates for making this great video (again) of the process. I’m really glad we were able to capture it. Oh also, you can buy the e.p. HERE

 

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WILD HAIRS SELF TITLED LP

THE WILD HAIRS: Mark “Mutha” Chesley was a dude who is apparently known for ripping people off. But he’s more nortoriously known for putting out records by some of the finest punk rock bands kicking around New Jersey from the late 70’s all the way up to the late 80’s. Its a good thing I spend many, many loserish hours traversing the great state of New Jersey looking for record stores and untapped wealths of used vinyl, as i might not have otherwise had the pleasure of running accross some of the fine releases from his label “Mutha Records” The Mutha label has put out it’s fair share of legendary NJ 80’s punk rock essential records… but heres one that kind of fell by the wayside. Wild Hairs were a 3 piece from Long Branch NJ that played fast punk rock that, at times, reminds me a lot of the buzzcocks. The record was recorded in 1984 at “Little Apple” in Raritan NJ. Im posting a few of the standout tracks

radio is boring
capital punishment
traffic jam

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