Blogging about vinyl can sometimes feel like a fairly silly way to spend time. As you stand on a chair to get a decent overhead picture of a poster insert, or re-take a picture for the 7th time to avoid a lighting glare on the corner of a sleeve that obstructs the hand numbering I can hear myself think ".... what the fuck am I doing?".
The rarest pressing is on red wax out of 60 and was intended just for people who read the blogs mentioned above. It's called the 'blog nerd pressing' comes with a special outer sleeve and has a stamp numbered jacket. This limited cover has a cool, classic hardcore vibe about it, and is on a great quality thick card.
This is the sleeve that all the other pressings on white and black vinyl will have.
A little history of Endless Quest is on a slip of card and it came with a download code, which was a nice surprise.
Musically, put simply if you like hardcore you'll like Hope Defeated. They've got a solid, classic early Rev Records buzz to them without sounding retro. Fast, slick, straight edge and pissed off. The store draws a comparison to Striking Distance, and that's pretty spot on. Get to the store and pick one up, it's cheap yo. Plus, I know Marcus only has a handful left of the red blog nerd pressing. A great quality little package and a huge amount of detail and effort has been put in. And for such an independent release that is something that will always seriously impress me.