Backtrack 'Bad To My World' Is Officially Out Now / Golden Ticket Contest Announced

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Backtrack's new album, Bad To My World, is officially in stores today! You can pick it up at your local record store, any digital retailer, or rare vinyl and exclusive items at B9store.com. 

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Along with the album's official launch, we're excited to announce our Golden Ticket test press contest! 6 stores total located in LA, Long Island, NYC, Boston, Richmond, and Berlin respectively, will have ONE record with a Golden Ticket inside. The ticket is good for one Bad To My World test press and will have instructions on how to redeem. Best of luck!  

XXX Fanzine Book Release Party Announced

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We're excited to be hosting the xXx Fanzine Book release party at the Bridge Nine office on November 10th! To commemorate the release of the long awaited book, Kevin Seconds will be doing an intimate live solo performance and there will be a D.I.Y. panel with Mike Gitter himself and Tony Rettman (and a few others TBA). The show will be at 7pm with a $5 entry fee. Grab a ticket here to guarantee you'll be able to get in, and also score an exclusive 12"x18" poster that is exclusively available at the event! Purchase your ticket HERE. 

xXx Fanzine 1985 Spotify Playlist Launched

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We've launched another xXx Fanzine Spotify playlist, once again curated by Mike Gitter. This time we focus on the year 1985. Some words from Mike Gitter...

"By 1985, Hardcore America had branched beyond its three-chord, primitive origins. As documented in xXx Fanzine 1983-88: Hardcore and Punk In The Eighties, sheer speed was being supplanted by actual songs via the likes of Husker Du, Scream and a re-activated Descendents (with Milo back from college). In Dischord D.C., "Revolution Summer" was warming up with Rites of Spring exploring punk's poetic possibilities (birthing "Emo" in the process) while bands like Raleigh's Corrosion of Conformity and So-Cal metallers, Hirax were freely cross-pollinating punk with metallic sophistication  as skinheads and longhairs no longer stared each other down from opposite sides of the room. Add to that, SST (the label that Black Flag built), Homestead and Touch & Go laying the foundation for the indie rock explosion, the shock-waves of which are still being felt today. The youth weren't just getting restless. They were adding something cooler to the chaos. "

LISTEN HERE