FIRST LIGHT 12"
NEW ALBUM OUT NOV. 9th!
We're so excited to announce THE RATCHETS' new record FIRST LIGHT is coming out on November 9th! Full of gunslinger politics and humanist tendencies, this record is a statement piece from a band who has long since cornered the market on authenticty. The Ratchets hold a special place in Pirates Press Records' history - their debut LP Glory Bound was our first ever full-length release. While most artists struggle to recapture the magic they once held, The Ratchets have shown us that they are back and better than ever. Watch the video for "Gotta Be Cool," the first single from the upcoming album, below.
Every decade or so a band comes along that inadvertently redefines punk simply by writing songs from the heart. They blur genres and change everything. Only the truly authentic, creative, and passionate punks ever write those âclassicâ albums we all cherish. Their songs override cliques and categorizations and pre-conceived notions. Their anthems about the injustices of the world and broken hearts are going to be your obsession. They are going to take over the world.
Grazie Governo (âThank You Governmentâ) is the album that everyone angry and frustrated with the current political situation has been waiting for. The intelligent and passionate lyrics are backed by the unique, catchy, and creative songwriting that this band is becoming known for. It truly exemplifies the bandâs incredible talents and uniqueness, and the energy and commitment that these UK upstarts are turning so many heads with.
With the success of their 2016 debut album Blatant Propaganda, this very motivated group of friends got some unreal touring opportunities, and have traveled a LOT of miles sharing their tunes and energy with thousands and thousands of peopleâand theyâre not letting up anytime soon. Theyâve played big shows to stadiums filled with Germans, and legendary club shows filled to the brim with sweaty punks, rude boys & girls and fans of all agesâand it doesnât matter who they are playing with, or who they are playing to, they impress everyoneâand have a great time doing it! This album, and their previous full-length speak volumes, but seeing this full package in the flesh truly proves that they are the real deal.
There are multiple options available including several vinyl versions, a CD, merch, and amazing bundle packages!
We're proud to be releasing the debut 7" from southern California's DAD BRAINS! These catchy (and equally hilarious) tracks are available on colored and black 7" vinyl. The music video for "I'M OLD" was originally premiered on Father's Day via LA Weekly.
This Oxnard/Ventura, CA-based band of punk rock dads, is comprised of former members of No Motiv (Vagrant Records), The Missing 23rd (Sessions Records), Creep Division (members of Sick Of It All, Good Riddance and No Motiv) and The F-ing Wrath.
Dad Brains started out of emotions skyrocketed with love, fear, anxiety, and all that stuff new daddies think of when they realize that itâs not about âyouâ anymore. Sleepless nights, dark clouds of hormones, baby poop everywhere, breast milk taking over the freezer and even mother-in-laws sleeping on the living room couch; what else can a musician do to vent but start a band.
Longtime friend and multi-talented producer Roger Camero (No Motiv, Silver Snakes, The Velvet Teen, The Warriors) recorded their first self-titled EP, the 5 punk rock gems [totaling less then 10 minutes!] that you have hereâ¦ I mean, seriously? What more could you ask forâ¦ Amazingly catchy and comical songs about the struggles and love of parenting.
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DEBUT LP OUT NOW!
To see such potential in a new band and album, and to see how quickly viral the songs have become, has been inspiring. Every single track on this album will strike a chord with someone, and be their favorite song this summer! The full-length was even pushed back to accommodate releasing all TWELVE songs as individual PICTURE FLEXI singles prior to the release of the whole album.
These tracks stand on their own as pinnacle signs of musical talent and creative intuition. Climbing from the ashes of long time Canadian stronghold band, Knucklehead, this new arrangement - presented to the world as TERRITORIES - is arguably better, and bound for even greater things! The song writing is phenomenal, and together as a composition, these tracks paint a picture that is impossible to misinterpret. Intelligent, focused and passionate lyrics drive these unbelievably well written songs home.
Tune in and get these tunes stuck in your head too - youâll love it!
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DECEMBER 15th IN ANTWERP
CELEBRATE AN AMAZING YEAR!
To celebrate an AMAZING year for Pirates Press Records, we decided to close out 2018 with a BANG! Mark your calendar because on December 15th, we invade Zappa in Antwerp!
This show features several Pirates Press Records artists to showcase what an incredible year it has been.
The lineup includes:
â¢ Cock Sparrer
â¢ Lion's Law
â¢ This Means War!
â¢ The Bar Stool Preachers
â¢ The Ratchets
There will be free giveaways plus an afterparty with special guest DJs! This is one show you will NOT want to miss!
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW OVER AT HeartBreakTunes.com. THIS SHOW WILL SELL OUT. The venue only holds 1000 people, and after all bands, guests and PIRATES, tickets are extremely limited. We hope lots of people will travel out to meet us and celebrate one hell of a year together, in style - in ANTWERP!
Bay Area local favorites The Re-Volts are back with two brand new tracks! To date, The Re-Volts only release was the Self-Titled 10â EP (PPR, 2007). The songwriting and sheer musical talent on that beloved EP allowed Spike (ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES, SWINGIN' UTTERS, UKE HUNT) and Jack (ONE MAN ARMY, DEAD TO ME, TOYGUITAR) to send this music far and wide, quickly. These two new screamers are sure to wet the whistle for many fans, who have been desperately aching for more songs.
In primo fashion once again, and with a little songwriting teamwork from Blag Dahlia (DWARVES) on âWages", and contributions from a few other friends (He Who Cannot Be Named [DWARVES], Paul Oxborrow [PRIMITIVE HEARTS / SO WHAT], Colin Delaney [THE HOOKS], & Bone Cootes) this new 7â showcases two exciting new tracks, very much in the vein of their debut EP - and shows quite clearly that there is still plenty of gas left in the tank, and lots of fun in store!
Always a sought after staple for local lineups, The Re-Volts do what they always do - deliver. Whether itâs live or on a record, their tunes are timeless and will continue to hold a place in the hearts (and playlists!) of many! Thankfully, these creative juices are flowing once more, and these two tracks are just the startâ¦
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