THE READYMEN ‘RESTLESS’ VINYL RELEASE ON JUMP START

Originally slated to be re-released by Jump Start in the early 2000s after the band’s original label, Kingpin Records, went under, we’re stoked to finally bring this ‘masterpiece’ of Pacific Northwest ska-punk back to life!

Mastered to the band’s original track sequencing with reworked LP artwork from the original art pieces created and assembled by the band, Restless sounds as urgent today as when it was released over 20 years ago.

The kind folks over at Brooklyn Vegan premiered the track “Justified” last week but you can also check out the video on our YouTube channel and below. We think this release one of the most crucial yet overlooked ska-punk releases of the late 90s!

We’ve launched a PRE-ORDER for Restless over on our Limited Run webstore of the limited pressing of 300 that includes 100 each on Black, Translucent Emerald Green, and the Subscription Club exclusive variant of Opaque Emerald Green with White Swirl that brings this band to a new generation of fans that will be quick to see the link between Op Ivy and today’s crop of current bands. Former members went on to play in notable bands like Leftover Crack, MDC, and The Stockyard Stoics.

NEW YOU VANDAL TRACK, 7″ OUT OCT. 29TH

We’re excited to announce a brand new release from our favorite punks outta Gainesville, You Vandal!

Just in time for their appearance at The Fest we bring you two new tasty You Vandal jams served up on some hot, and we mean HOT, lathe cut ‘wax’. Limited to a pressing of 50, we’ve got 30 Clear lathe cuts that will be exclusive to the band and available for the first time at The Fest, and 20 Black versions that we’ll be launching for sale on our Limited Run webstore very shortly.

In the meantime, the fine folks from The Bad Copy are premiering the A-side track “Running in Place”. Check it out right here.

While Gainesville is typically known for its brand of gruff punk associated with No Idea Records, You Vandal combines those influences with punk and pop-rock influences, delivering songs full of well-polished melodies begging you to sing along. This band may have more in common with New Found Glory than Hot Water Music, but they still manage to stay clear of any cringe-inducing clichés that come along with genre. Their upcoming releases are the long-awaited follow-up to 2017’s I Just Want to Go Back to Hell. Be sure to keep an eye out for shows across the US throughout the next year in support of their upcoming full-length release due out in early 2022.

If you haven’t given I Just Want to Go Back to Hell a listen, head on over to our Bandcamp page and check it out and maybe even pick up a copy of the vinyl while you’re at it.

BELVEDERE ‘ANGELS LIVE IN MY TOWN’ LIMITED PRESSING

If you’re on our mailing list than you already know that we’ve got a super limited pressing available of Belvedere’s seminal skate punk classic Angels Live in My Town. If you’re not on our mailing list, well, you’d best hurry up and grab one because we’ve already gone through more than half of the 100 copies of this release that are available.

Back in 2012 we released a sick double LP with our favorite Canadian skate punks, Belvedere. The Self-Titled double LP featured the band’s sophomore release Angels Live in My Town and third full length release ‘Twas Hell Said Former Child. We pressed 1000 on Opaque Red and Coke Bottle Clear respectively.

Well, pressing plants being all jacked up and on 10 month turns is nothing new, nor is over pressing a record, and that’s what we have here.

118 copies of Angels Live in My Town were ‘over pressed’. A bunch were double labeled, or had labels partially adhered, and unsellable. No copies of ‘Twas Hell were over pressed. So, what to do with the 100 good copies of Angels?

Well, here we are nine years later and we’ve got the answer.

We went back to our good friend JP Flexner, the man behind the original double LP artwork and asked him to come up with a new design for a limited release cover taking inspiration from the original Angels Live in My Town artwork and the double LP artwork that he created.

The result is a very limited, first time ever available as an individual release ‘pressing’ of Angels Live in My Town100 copies only with hand numbered jackets. That’s it. That’s all she wrote. We can’t say for certain that this record will never be released again as a stand alone version, but for now, if you’re a die hard Belvedere fan or a must have vinyl collector, you don’t want to miss out on this limited release.

Grab a copy today over on our Limited Run webstore.

BROADCASTER JOYRIDE +3 OUT OCT 8TH

It’s been a minute since we last heard from Broadcaster, Long Island’s favorite pop-rock sons, but they’re back with a brand new release that features for the first time on vinyl their 2011 digital only EP Joyride along with the three tracks from 2012’s seven inch release Tightrope Walker and previously unreleased acoustic versions of the tracks off of Joyride. Pressed on limited Coke Bottle Clear, Black, and Spring Green/Light Blue color in a color vinyl and reworked artwork, this limited pressing will remind you how much fun this band is!

We’ve also launched a preorder for the Coke Bottle Clear and Black vinyl now up on our Limited Run and Bandcamp page. Both come with immediate digital downloads of the entire record with your purchase. If that weren’t enough, we’ve got a few copies of the Tightrope Walker 7″ hanging around that office that we’re going to include with preorders until we run out, so pick up an LP today and we’ll include a copy with your order while supplies last!

Big shout out to Chorus.fm for premiering ‘Vacation Days’ last week. In case you missed it check out the video below…

MIND POWER RELEASES LYRIC VIDEO FOR ‘GROUNDED’

Earlier this year Mind Power released one of the heaviest records of 2021, aptly named Self Torture.

We’re stoked to work with the fine folks over at No Echo to bring you a brand new lyric video for the track “Grounded”.

Originally released as quarterly digital only releases by the band, the 11 tracks off of Self Torture read like a book that’s woven from those releases with a cathartic, brutally honest, and at times self deprecating voice.

Featuring vocals from ex-A Life Once Lost frontman Robert Meadows and a lineup that includes former members of Ligeia, Dead End Path, and Bring the HeatSelf Torture features guest appearances from notable metal standouts like Norma Jean’s Cory Brandan, Darkest Hour’s John Henry and Michael Schleibaum, The Red Chord’s Mike McKenzie, and Most Precious Blood’s Rob Fusco just to name a few. Remastered by heavy music heavyweight Alan Douches, Mind Power’s first physical release is as heavy and earnest as the vinyl is beautiful.

You can still grab a copy of the limited Red & Black Splatter vinyl as well as the Opaque White on our new Limited Run webstore and Bandcamp page.

NEW WEBSTORE

That’s right, we’ve finally got a new WEBSTORE!

Click on the link to check out our new Limited Run webstore. We’re slowly adding older back catalog items, but you can now get physical and digital copies of our latest releases direct from us as well as immediately when you purchase some vinyl, etc.

Look for new releases and pre-orders going up on the new Webstore in the weeks to come!

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How we got here.

Jump Start Records was born in a college dorm room first as a paper mailorder catalog and zine that quickly evolved into a vinyl 7″ release with Montreal’s The Planet Smashers. Twenty-five years and over 100 releases later, we’re still here, for better or for worse, fighting the good fight.

Where we’re going.

While the focus and drive of the label has shifted greatly over the years, one thing has stayed true and that’s a personal connection with the music and a desire to work with our friends releasing music that we love. Being an independent record label is no walk in the park. Times are tough, and being an independent record label in the year 2021 is no different; getting people to pay attention to a small record label run out of a suburban Philadelphia basement is no easy task, but we hope you enjoy what you find as much as we enjoy introducing the world to bands and music we think they ought to know.

Still punk as fuck.

We don’t give a fuck what bands you’ve played with, who you recorded with, or how many followers you have on social media. If we like it, we like it, and there’s not much else to say. It doesn’t matter what you sound like. We didn’t start a label listening to only one style of music, and we hope the releases we’ve done throughout the years is a reflection of that.

Drop us a line.

Jump Start Records
PO Box 1469
Southampton, PA 18966

 

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