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Featured Releases: May 13 2021

Descriptions and streaming links for Spike in Vain, Blood Ties, Artistic Decline, and more!

Record of the Week: Spike in Vain- Disease is Relative 12"

"Disease Is Relative is, for me, one of the great unheralded punk albums of the 80s." Read more about it...

SSR Picks: May 13 2021

Read about what the SSR crew is listening to!

Subculture: Live '86 cassette out now!

Subculture Interview

A hilarious and informative interview with 80s North Carolina hardcore band Subculture about their new release, Live '86, on Sorry State Records!

Read it!

Subculture: Live '86 cassette out now!

Live '86 is in stock and shipping now! A vintage live set from 80s North Carolina hardcore band Subculture. Professionally duplicated cassettes on a random mix of colored J cards and tape shells.

buy it!

featured distro titles

Blood Ties 7"

New raging EP from this tough, meat and potatoes hardcore band out of Canada!

check it out

Disattack LPs!

Just in from Demo Tapes Records! Reissue of the the 1986 demo by this UK hardcore band, featuring members who would later be in Napalm Death and Carcass!

get it here

New Releases on Alonas Dream

LPs from overlooked 80s DC hardcore band Assault & Battery, and suburban Chicago hardcore band Evil I!

check 'em out

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.

Featured Releases: May 6 2021

Descriptions and streaming links for X-Intruder, Silent Era, Prison Affair, and more!

Record of the Week: Assault & Battery - Complete Session, May 1981

"I know everyone and their mother is reissuing their long lost early 80s hardcore band, but this is the cream of the crop." Read more about it...

SSR Picks: May 6 2021

Read about what the SSR crew 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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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.

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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

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