cultureclashIt’s been so awesome seeing The Aristocrats go from humble beginnings as a “let’s pick two songs each and play a set at NAMM” thing (I was there, woo!) to a fully fledged band with original material, two kickass studio albums, an awesome live album/DVD, and shirts that you see fans wearing around town even here in Melbourne. The band has just wrapped up a successful US tour and now they’re releasing a limited edition vinyl version of their second album, Culture Clash. Only 1,000 will be pressed so get in early! Here’s the press release:

THE ARISTOCRATS: Releasing Limited Edition ‘Culture Clash’ Vinyl Edition on September 24, 2013

U.S. Headline Tour Finishes as a Huge Success!

Featuring Guthrie Govan (Steven Wilson, Asia/GPS), Bryan Beller (Dethklok, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani) and Marco Minnemann (Necrophagist, Kreator, Adrian Belew, UKZ, Steven Wilson)

THE ARISTOCRATS just wrapped up a hugely successful headline tour of the United States—a figurative cherry on top of the already stellar Culture Clash album release. Culture Clash, as you may have heard, garnered a #8 chart position on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Album charts and #16 on the Billboard Jazz charts within the first week!

But, the Culture Clash train doesn’t stop there! To celebrate these successes, THE ARISTOCRATS are releasing a limited edition (1,000 units only) 180-gram double-vinyl version of the new record. The pre-sale for this limited edition vinyl version of Culture Clash is live now at THE ARISTOCRATS webstore: The remainder will be available exclusively through Hostile City Distribution at

The official release date for the limited edition double-vinyl is set for September 24, 2013.

While you are on the web pre-ordering your copy, make sure to check out the brand new, redesigned official band website for THE ARISTOCRATS, and social media (Facebook –; Twitter – or @acratsband) for the latest news, including 2014 U.S. and international tour dates, and more.

Culture Clash was released on July 16, 2013 via BOING! Music.