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SSR Will be Online-Only for RSD Drops #3

Click here for our selection of RSD Exclusives. Drop #3 titles will go live at 8PM EST on Saturday, October 24. More releases will be added as shipments arrive.

Two new releases on D4MT Labs in stock now

We just got in KILLER new releases from the almighty Kaleidoscope as well as Straw Man Army, who we strongly encourage you to check out as well.

D4MT Labs at Sorry State

Two new releases on Splattered! Records in stock now

Splattered! Records just reissued another classic NWOBHM single, Satan's Kiss of Death, and we have it in stock along with the ripping debut LP from NYC's Overdose.

Splattered! Records at Sorry State

Interview with Sarah from Purr Cup Cafe

Our friend Sarah just opened up a cat cafe right here in Raleigh! We spoke to her about the cafe (which you should visit!), cats, and running a business with punk ethics.

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New Videos from Gimmick and Mutant Strain Out Now!

Gimmick: New Video and EP!

Portland's Gimmick, whose demo tape we released earlier this summer, just released an incredible video from their track "Numbing." "Numbing" comes from a new EP to be released on Gimmick's BandCamp site on October 2 with a physical release to follow soon.

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Mutant Strain: New Video and Upcoming LP!

Not to be outdone, Mutant Strain just released a video for their track "Mutant Strain" from their debut LP, out Friday, November 13 on Sorry State. The video is premiering now on Cvlt Nation. Click through to watch it and get stoked for the LP coming soon!

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Featured Release Roundup: October 15, 2020

Descriptions and streaming links for new releases by Clock of Time, Gag, Cry Out, Gen Pop, and more!

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Record of the Week: After: S/T 7"

This week's Record of the Week is Once Again the Present Becomes the Past, the new album from Australia's Alien Nosejob!

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Staff Picks: October 15, 2020

Check out what the SSR staff is currently listening to!

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New Sorry State shirts and totes in stock now!

New LPs form Clock of Time and Cry Out in stock now!

We have new releases in from two of the UK's best labels: the Clock of Time LP (featuring ex-members of Diät) on Static Shock Records and the new Cry Out record on La Vida Es Un Mus.

New Arrivals

Two New Releases on Iron Lung Records in Stock!

Iron Lung Records just released scorching new records from Alien Nosejob and Gag, and we have them both in stock!

Iron Lung Records at Sorry State

Daniel interviewed on Analog Attack YouTube channel!

The YouTube channel Analog Attack is doing a series of interviews with record stores and Sorry State is the first entry! Check out their channel for lots of great videos and upcoming series entries with Vinyl Conflict and Celebrated Summer!

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Who We Are and What We Do

Sorry State Records has the best selection of DIY punk and hardcore vinyl in the world, with well over 2,500 unique titles currently in stock. We're a great music discovery tool, with blogs and other features to help you discover great new music you'll love. We have the fastest, most professional mail order service in punk, with most orders shipping within 24 hours. We have incredible rates on international shipping, as low as 1/3 the price of other stores. We're also a great brick-and-mortar record shop based in Raleigh, NC, specializing in collectible and hard to find titles in all genres.

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Why People Love ordering from sorry state

Always a pleasure ordering from Sorry State. It seems like my order shows up at my box two minutes after I hit send!

Al, Boston, MA

Have ordered from before & will continue to order. Great products, fast shipments, & wonderful reviews/plugs via email/Facebook/that new YouTube thingy y’all are doing.

Christopher, Milwaukee, WI

Always a pleasure doing business with you guys. An amazing stock of music, fast shipping, and great communication. Thank you!!!

Kenneth, Portland, OR

Nothing but the best at everything. The realist distro for punk shit. As we get older we dive into different shit, and I love that Daniel shows that in his business.

Ryan, Chicago, IL

Have ordered from you before and was very satisfied with the low shipping costs, good contact and overall experience!! Wont be the last time

Timothy, Germany

Best mailorder service going. Buy with confidence.

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