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Announcing two new cassette releases on Sorry State!

The physical tapes are still a few weeks away, but we're previewing our upcoming cassette releases from CTRL Group and Gimmick over on the SSR Bandcamp page. Give 'em a listen!

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Pinch and Ouch compilation LP in stock now!

Reissue of this 1985 Japanese hardcore compilation featuring Gai, Kuro, and more!

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We're still online and shipping daily

With our brick and mortar store currently closed due to COVID-19 we're pouring all of our resources into our online game. Click below for information on how we're bringing our in-store experience online.

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Bringing Our Brick and Mortar Experience Online

New Releases for the week of May 29, 2020

This week we have a vinyl pressing of Mac Miller's Circles, new LPs from Gas and ACxDC, and plenty more!

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Restocks for the Week of May 29, 2020

This week we restocked a TON of titles on Neck Chop Records like Nosferatu and Judy & the Jerks, a few recent hot titles from Iron Lung, and a TON of others. 

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New used arrivals

We're continuing to add fresh used stock to the web site nearly every day! Check the new used arrivals for the latest used stuff to hit the site.

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Discover New Music

Featured Release Roundup

Descriptions and streaming links for new releases from Sin Ritmo, Program, Launcher, Executioner, and more!

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Record of the Week

This week's Record of the Week is Blast!, the debut tape from Philadelphia's Destructos!

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Staff Picks

Check out what the SSR staff is currently jamming!

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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.

Best Sellers

  • Rixe: 3 Titres Promo cassette
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  • Death Side: Wasted Dream 12"
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  • Kriegshog: Paint It Black / White Out 7"
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  • Death Side: Bet on the Possibility 12"
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  • The Iconoclast: Domination or Destruction 12"
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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.

Derek, Kalispell, MT

Latest Sorry State Label Releases

  • Fitness Womxn: New Age Record 12"
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  • ISS: Alles 3rd Gut 12"
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  • Das Drip: S/T 12"
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  • Out Cold: Living Is Killing Me 12"
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