September 2 2021

Hello and welcome to another edition of the Sorry State Records newsletter! This week I’m not burning the midnight oil like I was last week, but I managed to complete all of my essential work before I hit the road with Public Acid Friday morning (check out my SSR Pick for more info on that). I am already behind on email, though, so once again I apologize if you’re waiting for a reply from me. Hopefully I can get back on top of my unruly inbox Friday and Saturday.

Other than that, things are steady as she goes here at Sorry State. Lots more awesome punk rock is hitting the shelves, and we pulled this newsletter together to inform you about it. We’re even dropping some brand new music ourselves: the first preview track from the upcoming Scalple LP on Sorry State. Check it out below and enjoy!

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Zorn has come gigs coming up in September. If you’re in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, or Philadelphia, go see them, but even if you aren’t, you need to check out the sick little promo video they put together for the gigs.

Later this month (we don’t want to get too specific given the current disarray in the vinyl manufacturing world), Sorry State will release Skillful Butchers, the new LP from New York City punks Scalple. The first preview track, “Lying Through Your Teeth,” is streaming on Sorry State’s BandCamp and our website. Skillful Butchers finds Scalple changing up their style from their first LP on Roach Leg, moving toward a UK thrash style inspired by bands like Heresy and Concrete Sox. Watch for a preorder link soon!

Hey west coast, Hüstler is coming your way! Check the image for the dates, which they’ll be playing with fellow New Yorkers Blu Anxxiety. I hear Hüstler might make some new copies of their out of print cassette on Sorry State for the tour. We’ll also have word soon on Hüstler’s debut vinyl on Sorry State!

This week we listed a bunch of sealed original pressings on Sorry State’s Discogs page. It’s really exciting stuff. Did you ever think you would own a sealed original John Denver LP? Well now you can, folks! Buy it for your mom or something so we can keep the lights on around here, LOL.

Remember, you can always combine your order from Sorry State’s Discogs site with your order from our webstore and save on shipping!

HC Knockouts breaks from its usual format this week to ask your opinion on one of the great hardcore split records. Totalitär or Disclose? Wow, what a choice! I’m surprised Totalitär won so handily, but as with most editions of HC Knockouts, there is no wrong answer.

Cast your vote in the next edition of Hardcore Knockouts on our Instagram stories next Tuesday!

Check out the latest release from Roach Leg Records! It RIPS!

Love it or hate it, we have the new Turnstile record in stock.

SSSSSSS just emerged from Carrboro, North Carolina and we have their new cassette!

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