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Anti-Flag Saturday 7th December at Banquet Records, 6:00pm While in the UK, Justin Sane and Chris 2 of the legendary punk-rockers Anti-Flag play in the shop. The Pittsburgh band's 12th full length album is out early January, titled 20/20 Vision. We expect it to be another pummeling dose of their high-octane and anthemic tunes. While the news cycle moves faster than ever before, 20/20 Vision aims to take a step back and stare down the most pressing problems of our time: kids in cages, the fentanyl crisis, rolling back EPA restrictions. It’s a record that at once feels both timely and forward thinking. 20/20 Vision is a work that Anti-Flag hopes will serve as an immediate form of communication with those who are politically engaged as well as a document of our modern times for a future generation. In-store Grade A. Priority will be given to anyone who orders a copy of 20/20 Vision from us. Albums will be posted unless you select 'Collect In Shop' when checking out, tickets are for collection from the shop on the day of the in-store, please bring your order number with you. The album is released 17th January 2020. CD | LP
Vinnie Caruana Sunday 15th December at Banquet Records, Midday With his new solo EP out now, Vinnie Caruana plays an acoustic set in the shop. You'll recognise Vinnie as the frontman of The Movielife and I Am The Avalanche and we're delighted to welcome him back to the shop in celebration of his new solo EP Aging Frontman. Not afraid to take himself too seriously with the title and cover artwork, the personal EP is his most accomplished and poignant solo release to date. Vinnie has this to share: “This is as personal as I’ve ever been with the listener. The people who listen to my music know me. I’ve personally met most of them at shows and we have a relationship. This is just another layer. I’m still looking for answers. We all are. We have to keep finding the beauty in life, no matter how hard life can sometimes make it for us. I want to keep being the best version of myself until I die.” This never-ending desire to find and hold on to beauty and peace of mind, despite the chaos and frequent ugliness of the world we all live in, is something that has always inspired Caruana to write and perform music, and to connect with his fans and this record is without a doubt the finest distillation of that ethos, and of Caruana’s formidable talent as a singer/songwriter. In-store Grade C. Priority will be given to anyone who orders a copy of Aging Frontman from us. All albums + Tickets are for collection in the shop on the day of the event. 12"
Flawes Saturday 1st February at Banquet Records, 6:00pm To celebrate the release of their debut album titled Highlights, the alternative-electro-pop outfit Flawes play in the shop for the first time. Highlights is the debut full-length album to be released by Flawes in January 2020, featuring upcoming single/focus track “Ghost Town (feat. ROZES). The album is being released on the heels of a European support run with AJR and showcases key features with ROZES and sad alex, as well as co-writes from notable writers like Wendy Wang. Focus track “Ghost Town (feat. ROZES)” will be accompanied by a music video that was filmed in Philadelphia and stars both JC from flawes and ROZES. In-store Grade C. Priority will be given to anyone who orders a copy of Highlights from us. All albums + Tickets are for collection in the shop on the day of the event. CD