Okay, vinyl freaks, it's time to grab a hammer and head straight for the piggy bank.
Castle Face, In the Red, and Famous Class — three of the finest peddlers of American garage rock — have jointly upped a mouth-watering selection of rare vinyl, test pressings, and original artwork for auction on eBay with all proceeds going to charity. Castle Face's in support of Pathway Recuperative Care, an organization providing outpatient services for L.A.'s homeless; In the Red and Famous Class are raising money for Save the Music Foundation, funding music education in elementary and middle schools.
Is your collection really complete without, say, a test pressing of Jay Reatard's Night of Broken Glass 12" EP or the super rare Parquet Court/Future Punx split 7" or a rejected version of Thee Oh Sees' Floating Coffin that's been hand-painted by John Dwyer? There are 54 auction lots in all, which you can peruse by vendor here: Castle Face, In the Red, and Famous Class.
Other totally covetable items up for grabs include test pressings of: The King Kahn & BBQ Show's Bad News Boys, Black Lips' Good Bad Not Evil, Oblivians' Barristers '95 live LP, the Speedy Ortiz/ Chris Weisman split (with original art by each), the Brian Chippendale and Greg Saunier collab LP, and Ty Segall's Mr. Face (autographed).
So flip your couch cushions, return those smelly empties — you might actually get to call a piece of punk rock history your very own. The auctions end March 22.