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Sorry State's next release up for pre-order!

On February 12 Sorry State will release the demo tape from New York's Hüstler. You can pre-order the tape now and we also have a t-shirt bundle featuring a sick design from 1-800-POSSESSED.

Sorry State releases

Lots of new arrivals in today!

In today: new records from Red Red Krovvy and Paranoias on Australia's Helta Skelta Records, new releases from Vaxine, Courtroom Sketches, and Fuga, and a few copies of the limited new Dropdead flexi.

check it out

New Mystic Inane EP

Final EP by this now defunct NOLA punk band.

get it here

Featured Release Roundup: January 7, 2021

Descriptions and streaming links to Shrinkwrap Killers, The Celetoids, and more!

Record of the Week: Blaze - Still Nothing Ever Change

This week's Record of the Week is Blaze's "Still Nothing Ever Change" 12"

Staff Picks: January 7, 2021

Check out what the SSR staff is listening to in the new year!

2 New tapes on Sorry state: we're seein' red!

Golpe: Promo 2020 cassette

3 track promo cassette for Golpe's upcoming LP, La Colpa è Solo Tua, due on Sorry State Records in early 2020. Golpe is Tadzio Pederzolli (previously of the Italian d-beat band Komplott), who writes the songs and plays all the instruments. These three tracks are just a taste of the skull-crushing the world will receive when the LP comes out early next year. Recommended for fans of Warthog, Public Acid, and other heavy, perfectly executed hardcore punk.

Tetanus: Self-titled cassette

Debut cassette from this band out of Charlotte, North Carolina. Tetanus came together when two other Charlotte area bands, Patho-gen and 7 Minutes in a Microwave, broke up just as the COVID-19 pandemic started to hit in the US. Combining the strongest aspects of both bands, Tetanus plays wild, noisy, and punky hardcore bolstered by squealing, heaving bursts of synth noise. This debut release offers up five originals and chaotic run through the Mentally Ill's classic "Gacy's Place."

The LAST Featured Release Roundup of 2020: December 31st, 2020

Descriptions and streaming links for The Cowboys, Hated, Funeral, and more!

Record of the Week: White Stains - Make Me Sick

The last Record of the week in 2020 is White Stains' Make Me Sick 12"

2020: A Year in Review

Check out SSR staff's top releases of the year and other fun stuff in this week's Staff Picks

New Sorry State shirts and totes in stock now!

Featured Release Roundup: December 17, 2020

Descriptions and streaming links for Nekra, Daydream, and more!

Record of the Week: ISS- Spikes cassette

This week's Record of the Week is ISS: Spikes.

Staff Picks: December 17, 2020

Check out what the SSR staff is listening to!

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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