Rival Schools - United By Fate (Distro Title)


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Rival Schools and Run For Cover Records have teamed up to reissue the band's iconic 2001 album United By Fate, arriving in both a standard edition this fall and an exclusive indie record store deluxe variant for RSD Black Friday. Available on vinyl for the first time since 2015, this is the definitive version of United By Fate — a special record that has defined an entire genre of music in the two decades since its initial release.

The United By Fate standard edition arrives October 28, 2022 and features the instantly recognizable baby-blue and white cover art. This edition is pressed on limited edition red vinyl along with an updated version of the original hype sticker from the initial release.

Rival Schools started as the once-new project of vocalist/guitarist Walter Schreifels, who as a member of Youth of Today, Gorilla Biscuits and Quicksand routinely reinvented the sound of hardcore. In Rival Schools he was joined by bandmates Ian Love, Cache Tolman and Sammy Siegler, whose other projects at the time include Iceburn, CIV and Glassjaw. United By Fate was a turning point, offering melodies rather than the abject fury and aggression of those earlier bands — and the result echoes still today serving as an influence for bands in the hardcore world and beyond.

 Please note: This is a distributed title (which means another label pressed this release), so we do not have any extra jackets for this release in case of minor damage by the USPS in transit. To clarify, It will come packaged in a full-color jacket (as pictured) sealed with plastic wrap UNLESS requested in the comment section of your order to "open the album & place outside of the jacket prior to shipping." This is a good way to prevent potential seam splits along the top of the jacket due to careless handling by the post office, and this service is free of charge. If you forget to write in the comments of your order about shipping outside of the jacket, PLEASE EMAIL US WITH YOUR ORDER NUMBER and ask us to update the notes on your order to ship outside of the jacket. Release days are hectic, especially the first few hours, so please give ample time for a response. We will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you!

Side A
1. Travel By Telephone
2. Everything Has It's Point
3. High Acetate
4. Undercovers on
5. Good Things
6. Used for Glue
7. World Invitational

Side B
1. The Switch
2. Holding Sand
3. My Echo
4. Favorite Star
5. So Down on

6. Hooligans for Life

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