Archive for January, 2009


Preorder: My Heart to Joy – Seasons in Verse

January 31, 2009


Up for preorder! The first full length from Berlin, Connecticut’s own My Heart to Joy. On ‘Seasons in Verse’, My Heart To Joy move from a band who, while never having heard of Hot Water Music, kept getting compared to them, to a band who can’t decide if The Promise Ring or Braid is better. (The answer is Braid by the way.) Somehow, in between taking nods from 90’s emo bands, and post-hardcore and Kinsella brothers, My Heart To Joy manage to create a record that is not dated or contrived, but really fucking sweet. Chrisbestos Records is psyched to put out a great record by great dudes. And Flood likes it too, even though he hates music. Oh, and rather than four colors that make no sense, we even opted to have them match the artwork this time, GO US.
❤ Chris Z.

Pressing info!
500 total copies!
200 – Black
100 – White
100 – Blue
100 – greenish/bluish/greyish? …or something.

Pertinent ordering info:
Records are $10 each.
Shipping (in the US) is $4 for the first LP, $1 each additional record.
(if you’re from Canada, or some other place… email us and we’ll figure something out).. oh and please list what you’re actually buying and a shipping address.. you wouldn’t believe how many people don’t actually do this…

Super Duper Special!
Order all 4 colors for $44ppd and you’ll get a free copy of the bands debut 7″ Virgin Sails. and we’ll throw some other neat shit in the package as well… well golly.. thats a great deal!

you can paypal your hard earned money to:
mail cash/check to
Matt Flood
8 Spring St
Ansonia CT 06401

PS – Records should ship March-ish.



January 20, 2009


Not much info at the moment, but it would seem that one of the most notorious live bands of the last decade is reforming. The band gained huge acclaim topping the download charts of, then went on to crash the Vans Warped Tour in 2003 and became the uninvited hit of the tour..scoring mentions in SPIN, Alternative Press and (of all places) Fox News before getting kicked off the tour after nearly getting arrested 2 days in a row, for their stage “antics”. They quickly became know as the most dangerous band in pop punk, getting banned from everywhere they played, and developing a cult following all over the world… more news to follow.

All the latest updates will be posted here
you can pick up all the in print albums here


Cover art for the My Heart to Joy LP…

January 15, 2009


Here’s the cover art for the long awaited full length from My Heart to Joy… expect to see the finished product/record release show sometime this spring!

PS – we hijacked this album/band from Triumph of Life Records.. while you wait for the LP, you can pick up copies of MHTJ’s demo and their first 7″ from their store (not to mention a pretty amazing O Pioneers!!! split 7″)


Mustard Plug – Big Daddy Multitude 15th Anniversary LP+7″!

January 9, 2009


It’s really an honor for us to have been able to be a part of this release. I became a huge fan of this record back in the early nineties after hearing “Mr Smiley” on the Moon Ska “Skamaggedon” compilation, and have been a fan ever since. For whatever reason, unlike the rest of their catalog, this record never received the vinyl treatment… so 15 years later.. here it is. Todd Rogers of Teaessare Illustration & Design did an amazing job salvaging, and restoring the cover art (something Hopless really didn’t bother doing on the CD reissue.. blech) and totally redid the back cover, influenced by the insides of the original cd booklet.

Vinyl Collective Exclusive Black Lp with Yellow 7″

Mustard Yellow Vinyl with Black 7″

Nerd Alert Records Exclusive Clear LP with Black 7″

and you can get the band exlcusive White LP with White 7″ from the band, or a couple copies did manage to find their way to Vinyl Collective as well.


Sonic Boom Six – Ruff Guide to Genre Terrorism LP!

January 8, 2009


Available for the first time on vinyl!
4 different colors available 100 White, 200 Red, 300 Yellow, and 400 Black . You can order your very own copy here.


The Slackers – Happy Hannukah! 7″ Preorders

January 8, 2009


Celebrate the festival of lights in style with the slackers…(Don’t think of it as being late of this holiday season… think of it as really early for next year!)
These will be shipping in February, if you want the rarest color, or a set of all 3 act quickly as theres only about 50 left.

Pressing info:
500 on baby blue
300 on baby blue w/ white splatter
200 on white with baby blue splatter

You can pre-order your copy here!