This record is a real insight as to why Doc Watson was such a force in the music world. He's young, raw, and a revelation.

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On February 9th, through our partnership with Southern Folklife Collection, we’re putting out a never before released Doc Watson live performance - recorded a...t Club 47 (now Club Passim) in 1963. Pre-order the album and you’ll receive free shipping! Head to our site for more info + to get an early listen of the track “Train that Carried My Girl from Town” here:

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ICYMI - A recap of the 4th Annual Manifesto Awards™

Best Country Song- Sarah Shook & The Disarmers "Nothin' Feels Right But Doin' Wrong
Best Hardcore Song- BUM ...CITY SAINTS "One More Song"
Best Punk Song- Black Mambas "Saturday Night Fist Fight"
Best Rock N Roll Song- JJ & The Real Jerks "Out of My Means"
Best Reissue- Ramones "Rocket to Russia 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition"
Best Live Album- Henri Herbert & the Fury "Live at Gypsy Hotel"
Best Comeback Album- Cock Sparrer Official "Forever"
Best Split Single- Topnovil/BUM CITY SAINTS Split on Pirates Press Records
Best Garage Single- Judex "Cult of Judex"
Best Power Pop Single- The Sick Things "Sick Things"
Best Streetpunk EP- Legion 76 "Banners Fall"
Best Punk Single- ZEX "No Sanctuary"
Best Punk EP- J.O.N "Bringing Back the Dough"
Best Rock N Roll Single- Dr. Boogie "She's So Tuff"
Best Hard Rock or Metal Album- Bitch Queens "L.O.V.E."
Best Hardcore Album- The Phosphorus Bombs "Cancers"
Best Power Pop Album- Bullet Proof Lovers "Shot Through the Heart"
Best Country Album- Sarah Shook & The Disarmers "Sidelong"
Best Glam or Pub Rock Album- The Crazy Squeeze "Savior of the Streets"
Best Psychobilly Album- Batmobile "Brand New Blisters"
Best Streetpunk Album- Cock Sparrer Official "Forever"
Best Punk Album- John Chopper Harris "Punx & Drunx"
Best Rock N Roll Album- WYLDLIFE "Out on Your Block"
Lifetime Achievement- Joe Keithley of D.O.A.
Anthem of the Year- The BC Experiment "Fuck Off and Die (You Cunt)"
Best New Artist- Judex
Single of the Year- The Sick Things "Sick Things"
Listener's Choice Award- Sarah Shook & The Disarmers "Sidelong"
Album of the Year- Sarah Shook & The Disarmers "Sidelong"
Ass Kicker of the Year- J.O.N

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So often when our clients release their records they'll also have hats, t-shirts, and even sometimes books. This tattoo is a first!

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You know you need this sweet Swampland Jewels temporary tattoo... get yours now by pre-ordering the bundle!

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Hooray! It's off for duplication and hopefully they will arrive on my birthday! The new album is as beautiful as it sounds! More coming soon 😁