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!

FINAL ASTPAI SHOW SEPT 4TH

Astpai’s final show will be headlining the Schlachthof Open Air Festival in Wiener Neudstadt, Austria, Saturday, September 4th. Yeah, things are crazy with Covid, and their final shows were supposed to be last year, so if you’re vaxxed and ready to party, why not head over to Austria and show the guys some love?

Gone, but not forgotten. Thanks for the memories, guys.You can grab tickets for the event here – TICKETS!

25TH ANNIVERSARY SUBSCRIPTION CLUB

YEAH, we’ve been a little MIA lately, but we’re gearing up for a fun second half of 2021, and first up is something we’ve been working on for the better part of the last 8 months. Now that every pressing plant in the States is jammed up with 10 month turn times it’s a good thing we were keeping busy in lockdown.

Some how, some way, we’ve managed to stick around for 25 years. Crazy, right? All the ups and downs, the good decisions, the bad decisions, for better or for worse, we’re still here. To celebrate we’ve put together a little something to mark the occasion, our VERY FIRST SUBSCRIPTION CLUB.

Welcome to the 2021/2022 Jump Start Records Subscription Club!

2021/2022 MEMBERSHIP IS CAPPED AT 100 TOTAL MEMBERS AND LAUNCHES WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4TH AT 12PM EASTERN!

To celebrate 25 years of going broke for the hell of it, we’ve put together what we think is a MONSTER of a deal that includes the following:

6 Exclusive Jump Start LP releases/pressings/variants
available only to club members

25th Anniversary T-shirt

25th Anniversary Tote Bag

25th Anniversary Campfire Coffee Mug

Jump Start Records Patch

CLICK HERE TO JOIN

The first three releases included with your membership are READY TO SHIP and include the following:

JST-110LP Astpai – True Capacity

Long overdue US release of Astpai’s final studio album. Originally slated to be released in 2018, this record was put on hold here in the US for various reasons, none of which were rational, but at the time they made sense (at least to me). Time to correct that. 100 copies available with a limited edition hand numbered screen printed J card with original artwork done by Philadelphia artist Estelle Barrett based on the original LP photography. Available on pink (50), translucent blue with black smoke (35), and standard black vinyl (15). This is the only release that requires a color version choice when purchasing your club membership.

JST-091LP Broadcaster – Joyride +3

We’ve had this release on deck for sometime now, but only finally got around to getting it setup for a vinyl pressing during the Covid pandemic. Includes remastered versions of Broadcaster’s 2011 four song EP of the same name, the three tracks from their Tightrope Walker seven-inch release in addition to previously unreleased acoustic versions of all the tracks from ‘Joyride’. Easy to say for fans of Iron Chic and Adult Magic since Jesse plays in both nowadays too. Club exclusive variant of Spring Green and Coke Bottle Clear color in a color vinyl limited to 100 copies with updated artwork from our favorite, JP Flexner.

JST-035LP The Readymen – Restless

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. Club exclusive variant of Opaque Emerald Green with White swirl limited to 100 copies brings this long overlooked 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.

T-SHIRTS, TOTE BAGS, AND MUGS WILL BEGIN SHIPPING AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER 2021. Once we have the final numbers for the size breakdown for the shirts we’ll go to a full printing on those and ship out once we have these in hand. T-Shirts, tote bags, coffee mugs, and patches will all ship together and separately from your vinyl.

In addition to these exclusive items you’ll also gain exclusive, member only access to super limited items such as:

– A Wilhelm Scream ‘Diver’ 7″ raffle giveaways (2nd Pressing on White, 2 Copies)

– A Wilhelm Scream ‘Career Suicide’ LP raffle giveaway (2nd Pressing on Translucent Slime Green)

– A Wilhelm Scream ‘Career Suicide’ hand screen printed poster (Limited print included with 3rd Pressing of CS pre-order)

– Crucial Dudes ’61 Penn’ raffle giveaway (2nd Pressing on Clear Vinyl)

– MxPx ‘Plans Within Plans’ Reference Lacquer raffle giveaway (1 copy ever in existence, super rare and limited)

– Plow United ‘Marching Band’ Reference Lacquer raffle giveaway (1 copy ever in existence, super rare and limited)

– Kill Lincoln ‘That’s Cool….’ Reference Lacquer raffle giveaway (2 copies ever in existence, super rare and limited)

– The Siren Six! ‘Voice’ and ‘Young & Professional’ Reference Lacquer raffle giveaways (2 copies of each ever in existence, super rare and limited)

We’ve got more limited and new releases we’re still working out the details on in addition to the three other releases included with your membership. Needless to say, when we do we’ll be giving Subscription Club members first crack of them, whether they be limited 100 (or less) pressing runs or exclusive colors made first and/or only to club members.

DECIBEL MAGAZINE MIND POWER VIDEO PREMIERE

Happy release day to Mind Power!

To celebrate we’ve teamed up with the fine folks over at Decibel Magazine to premiere Mind Power’s brand new video for the track “Mess”.

In the midst of a pandemic Winter dive into the depth’s of Mind Power frontman Robert Meadows’ mind on a bleak journey through darkness and snow in an almost tortured existence beyond dealing with the daily reality of Covid. Written before the pandemic, “Mess” could have easily been a diatribe on the daily life we’ve all come to know all too well the past over the past year, yet here we are.

MIND POWER SELF TORTURE VINYL

Just a quick heads up that Mind Power’s Self Torture vinyl goes on sale tomorrow starting at 11AM!

This limited pressing of 300 is available on Translucent Red/Black Splatter and Solid White and comes in a beautiful gatefold jacket. Each purchase comes with an immediate digital download as well as unlimited streaming access to the record via the Bandcamp app.

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 Heat, Self 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.

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. Remastered by heavy music heavyweight Alan Douches, Mind Power’s first physical release is as heavy and earnest as the vinyl is beautiful.

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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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