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Featured Release Roundup: April 15 2021

Descriptions and streaming links to Mentor, the Spits, the Mind, and more!

Record of the Week: Violent Christians - New Blood for a Dead City 7"

"Like several recent bands from Texas, Violent Christians wear their Koro influence on their sleeves..., but they occasionally hit the throttle even harder and end up in a Deep Wound-influenced space, which is fine by me." Read more about it...

SSR Picks: April 15 2021

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featured distro titles

New Releases from Lumpy!

New full-lengths from The Mind and M.A.Z.E.!

check 'em out

Violent Christians 7"

New EP on Roach Leg Records in stock now! We expect these to go fast, so get one while you can!

get it here

Headcheese LP

Killer new record from this Canadian hardcore band. All of our copies are on blue vinyl!

get it here

Dollhouse 7"

Latest and greatest on Toxic State. Beautiful packaging. Grip this while they last.

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New Child's Pose 7"

New EP from this London punk band out now on Thrilling Living Records!

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Partisans LPs!!

This compilation LP, titled Anarchy In Alkatraz / No Future Demos 1980 - 1982, is a collection of early recordings. Includes beautiful packaging with printed inner sleeve and booklet. These are moving fast, so don't miss it!

grip it quick, punk

Zorn: Hardcore Zorn 7" and Golpe: La Colpa É Solo Tua LP out April 2 on Sorry State!

New Zorn video out now!

Zorn's new record, Hardcore Zorn, comes out April 2 on Sorry State. You can pre-order the vinyl here, but while you wait for it to ship you can watch this new video featuring "Keeper of Secrets" from Hardcore Zorn and a brand new song called "A Nail to a Cross."

Interview with Tadzio from Golpe

Golpe's debut LP, La Colpa É Solo Tua, comes out April 2 on Sorry State. The vinyl is up for pre-order here, but while you wait we're publishing this interview with Golpe mastermind Tadzio.

Spend $75, get a free mix tape and zine

2020: A Very Good Year is a pro-duplicated C100 mix tape featuring one track each from 46 of our favorite releases of 2020. The mix tape comes with a 32-page zine featuring additional artwork, info on the releases, and short interviews with most of the bands. You can't buy this tape, but if you spend $75 in our webstore, we'll add one to your cart automatically.

Note: the "free with $75 purchase" offer also applies in our brick and mortar store.

Golpe LP and Zorn 7" up for pre-order now!

Sorry State's next two releases are up for pre-order! We have limited versions of both releases, so act fast!

Featured Release Roundup: April 8 2021

Descriptions and streaming links to CDG, Rata Negra, Lethal, and more!

Record of the Week: Nervous SS / Rat Cage - Skopje vs Sheffield 12”

"People have a prejudice against split records, and with good reason....However, Skopje vs Sheffield has none of those problems. It is a perfect hardcore record that just happens also to be a split record." Read more about it...

SSR Picks: April 8 2021

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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!

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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.

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