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American Hardcore exhibition & book incoming

The 80s hardcore scene in the US has been done to death but still keeps giving in 2013. A new A5 book and exhibition featuring 50 7″ covers from classic releases in that era will be showcased in London at The Vinyl Factory’s gallery in Chelsea from 11 April – 4 May.

Titled American Hardcore, 1978-1990 the book limited to only 300 (signed and numbered) comes with a fold-out A1 print and exclusive 7″ vinyl pressing of a Black Flag interview from 1981 and is printed using a Risograph machine. This is a special print process akin to screen printing, and perfectly reflects the DIY aesthetic of the artwork.

The book that is available to pre-order for £50 also has an extended Q&A with author and UK punk collector Toby Mott and US punk collector and curator Bryan Ray Turcotte discussing the importance of the scene that spread like wildfire and paved the way for many touring bands generations after.

The collection of 50 seven-inch singles will be for sale as a framed artwork from the gallery. Put this in your diary today and we will bring you a gallery feature on this when it opens.

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Volcom Fear Pyjamas

We woke up this morning to receive a parcel from Volcom that said ‘Happy Halloween’ on the package, shaped like a coffin! You can imagine how quickly this was ripped open, puzzled to know what was inside, only for my anxious hands to pull out a set of Fear Pyjamas in time for the Halloween Massacre!

The coffin box contains a long sleeve top and pants with elastic waistband and drawstring cord. The quality of this set is amazing. I had them on in a few minutes flat to feel the soft, brushed cotton sit on my skin and offer me some serious warmth in seconds.

Get these on this winter and pretend you are in the Misfits!

Cardboard artworks by illustrator Matthew Bromley