PIRATES PRESS RECORDS: The label has always been driven by a love for music and vinyl, and a desire to combine the two and make records that turn heads – after making literally millions of records for other people, the Pirates found it a natural progression to put a few out for themselves – highlighting the music, bands, projects and products that they as a company choose to support and reinvest their money in!
The last few years have found this advertising arm of the manufacturer a flourishing success in its own right, getting some of their favorite bands’ music out there in truly spectacular ways. The position they are in as the most cutting edge vinyl manufacturer in the world allows them to highlight some of the most innovative projects anyone has ever made – before anyone else does – for the bands that they love. That is a very special position to be in, for everyone involved.
The support seen on a retail level, and just in the general support of followers and fans is overwhelming, and continues to fuel that desire to put out more records that they feel can benefit from that Pirates Press touch!
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The Ratchets Hologram 7"
For the first time ever, Pirates Press was able to combine the modern day capabilities of holograms, like that used on much of the world currency, with the production of vinyl records. The hologram side is playable, as the grooves, carrying “Gotta be Cool“ by The Ratchets, lay underneath the holographic image. [More than 30 years ago there were 7 different titles pressed with holograms however the technology used to make this hologram is far more detailed and precise. The audio, as it was cut using DMM technology, is also far superior to any other hologram record ever produced in the past as well. ] - this is truly the first of its kind!
NOi!SE milled record
Pirates Press has developed the ability to mill through records, and have use this new option to create an incredible charity project for the band NOi!SE with this one-of-a-kind vinyl masterpiece. This song, a powerful message about gun violence, is cut within the diameter of the ring of milled out bullets. The band name and song title are silkscreened on the center of the B side, and some of the most poignant lyrics from the song hard silkscreened on the outer PVC sleeve. This epic song (which features additional lyrics by Skinhead Rob from The Transplants), and the incredibly important message about protecting our children from gun violence rings loudly in this release and completes this impressive package. To top it off, all profits from the record are being donated to multiple gun violence related charities nominated and voted on by fans and supporters of the project.
PPR200 - A Special Celebration!
To celebrate the 200th release on the label, the Pirates curated their 'best of the best'. This 34 track compilation highlights some of the most timeless and integral tunes in the label's catalog. The five sides of music play through like a seamless party playlist, upbeat and energetic, taking the listener on a 14 year nostalgic roller coaster road trip of emotions and memories evoked by songs that will forever be a part of many peoples’ lives and soundtracks. The package itself holds up with some of the best the Pirates have ever made. The sixth side contains a silkscreened image of all 34 bands logos, and all three discs are housed in a black carton stock embossed & diecut innersleeve with rounded corners. The standard version comes in a printed slipcase with a white screenprint, and the deluxe version (limited to 1000) comes in a faux leather bound slipcase with a gold screen print. Both versions include a giant fold out poster of artwork from the first 200 releases on the label, and a digital download.
The Bar Stool Preachers -
Releasing the second full length by these unbelievably prolific British upstart rabble rousers gave the Pirates the opportunity to really showcase all the different products they can make and how they are able to make each of them stand out and turn heads. Just like the band has exponentially gained popularity over the past year, so have their merch sales and record sales - the care being put in to the packaging and product is a perfect compliment to the care and thought they put into all the other components of being a band. In addition to all of the T-shirts and hoodies, pins, buttons, stickers, coozies, posters and all the other kit used to help push them out to the masses, the actual record itself, and even the CD version are blowing people away on a packaging level across the world. The vinyl, pressed on seven different colors includes two giant die cut stencils allowing fans to create their own merch or heaven for bid deface a wall. On top of just a stellar design, the matte finish, black paper innersleeves, and uncoated lyric sheet round up one very impressive package. And damn, look at that LAVA VINYL!! The colored vinyl versions included three picture flexis that tie into a music video trilogy the band released in the weeks leading up to the album's release. Pirates also made three other promotional picture flexis for BSP to help promote tours, and the album itself through grassroots means of handing flexis out at shows, for free through distributors, retail stores and mailorders; and even a handful of magazines like New Noise, OX Fanzine, and Vive Le Rock threw em in. (40,000 of em in total to be exact. )
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