The first one I'm going to post about is my most anticipated release for the year: the Violent Reaction LP - 'City Streets' put out on Painkiller Records. The 7" from last year was my favorite release of 2012 and I am thinking this LP will be my favorite of this year. The band played my favorite set of the weekend too. I think at this point it's safe to say I'm a fanboy. The songs on the LP are a continuation of the 7"; 80's straight edge UKHC/USHC mixed with an Oi! influence. This record is honestly perfect to me and will be extremely hard to top for the rest of this year. I was stoked to see they were selling color copies too.
I also picked up yet another copy of the band's self titled EP at the fest. This appears to be a test press for the U.S. release on 6131/Mind Rot Records, which were given special covers for the fest. I couldn't pass up that SSD RIP.