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Featured Release Roundup

Descriptions and streaming links for new releases from Long Knife, Dame, Aus, Varoitus, and more!

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Record of the Week

This week's Record of the Week is the 4 Track Demo from New York's Vivisected Numbskulls!

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Staff Picks

Check out what the SSR staff is currently jamming!

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Two new releases out now on Sorry state!

  • CTRL Group: Demo cassette
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    $5.00
  • Gimmick: Quarantine EP cassette
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New releases for the week of July 31, 2020

This week we have new the new album from Alanis Morrissette, a bunch of rad new underground metal, a bunch of German imports and Swedish mangel from Totalitär and Exploatör.

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Restocks for the week of July 31, 2020

Lots of restocks in this week from labels like Distort Reality and Roach Leg and many other recent and classic titles!

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Sunday Leftovers for August 2, 2020

Our in-store customers slept on these, so now they're up on the webstore. Get 'em before they're gone!

New used arrivals

New Sorry State shirts and totes in stock now!

Featured Release Roundup: July 30, 2020

Descriptions and streaming links for new releases from Subdued, Impotentie, All Hits, and more!

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Record of the Week: Rigorous Institution: Survival 7"

This week's Record of the Week is Survival, the new single from Portland's Rigorous Institution!

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Staff Picks: July 30, 2020

Check out what the staff is currently jamming, including the Keats Rides a Harley compilation, the new Totalitär, Japanese environmental music, and more!

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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.

Derek, Kalispell, MT

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