Vintage Pressure Release "Prison Of My Own" New Age Records Long Sleeve Shirt
Pressure Release were a hardcore band from New York from the late 80s. They released their demo in 1987 and followed it up quickly with two compilation appearances: 1988's X Marks The Spot on Smorgasbord and 1989's New Breed Tape Compilation on Urban Style Records. The early material largely fit in with the time: straight edge songs about friendship and betrayals with cool mosh parts. But when they released their debut 7" Prison Of My Own on New Age in 1990, things took a different turn. The record was darker, the songs longer, the energy more sinister. The band had actually replaced lead singer Doug Byrnes prior to the record's release as he was no longer interested in straight edge hardcore but due to an error from Mike Hartsfield at New Age, his vocals appeared on the record. And it's hard to imagine it any other way at this point. The record has gone on to be the band's defining output to many, even though they fly slightly under the radar. That makes their original merchandise even harder to come by, though. Lucky for you, we have just what every Pressure Release fan and collector wants. This original and rare Pressure Release three-sided long sleeve, with light marks and spots throughout the shirt and sleeves, is from the release of their 7" Prison Of My Own in 1990.