Record Store Day is the annual celebration of independent record shops and this year’s event is due to take place this coming Saturday, April the 16th. As usual the public, shopkeepers, labels and bands have united in gathering around their local record shops to help promote these glorious treasure troves of golden musical nuggets. All aware that in the mire of recession and with the rise of digital downloads, that us music fans need our record shops more than ever! So we’ve trawled our email boxes and letter boxes for a linktape of some of the finest releases on Record Store day this Saturday! Enjoy!
The View- I Need That Record(The Tweeds cover)
RSD has announced that Scots band The View have been selected to create an official anthem for the day, a re-recording of 80s powerpop classic ‘I Need That Record’ by The Tweeds.
Kieren Webster, from The View says: “The internet seems to be taking over music and it’s great to support Record Store Day as vinyl sounds so much better and it’s so much more of an experience going to a record store to get your music. The people who work in them are avid music fans willing to help you. Even the simple pleasure of going in and flipping through the second hand bargain bucket is something I still do at least twice a week – think how many bands have been started by like minded musicians who first met in their local record shop. Without independent record shops every local music scene would lose a vital hub. This is why I am very proud to be doing my bit for Record Store Day!”
Help Stamp Out Loneliness- Record Shop
Where Its At Is Where You Are and Papillons Noirs have announced that they are giving away a free track from Manchester sublime sextet Help Stamp Out Loneliness, the heart-poundingly beautiful and insanely catchy, RECORD SHOP(and rather apt given that its record store day on the 16th of April!), it’s taken from their eponymous debut LP due out in May.
from label website: http://www.wiaiwya.com/downloads/
direct link: https://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=MEtUeW44cklHa05jR0E9PQ
S.C.U.M- Summon The Sound
Summon The Sound, the first new material since last year’s download series SIGNALS, is the slow-burning, epic new track from S.C.U.M and announces their long-awaited return. The track features on Mute’s exclusive Record Store Day vinyl release, Vorwarts. Limited to 1000 copies, the album is available on 16 April and features unreleased material from Can, Liars and Grinderman, and is the first taste of what to expect from their highly anticipated debut album on Mute in August 2011.
Esben and the Witch – Chorea EP
Following on from their debut album Violet Cries and the (sold out) limited edition Marching Song EP, the Chorea EP features 3 new tracks on vinyl for the first time. A radio edit of the album-track ‘Chorea’ and a remix of album track ‘Eumenides’ by Mogwai are on side A, whilst the 18 minute long ‘Corridors’ installation piece they did for Karl Sadler’s ‘Lit Forest’ installation is on side B. All tracks are previously unreleased and exclusive to the EP and the vinyl is limited to 1500 copies.
Knife World- The Stench of Honey
Leader Of The Starry Skies is a tribute to Tim Smith, lead singer of Cardiacs, who has been tragically stuck in hospital for two years after suffering a heart attack. The album is due to be re-released on vinyl, as well as a new split single featuring Stoneage Dinosaurs by Steven Wilson and Fear by Oceansize, plus Knife World’s ‘The Stench of Honey.’ Leader Of The Starry Skies, and both the single and album are due for a vinyl release on the 16th April to coincide with Indie Record Store Day. A track from the album:
Gaggle – The Brilliant and the Dark
Documenting the Arts Council-sponsored performance at the ICA on December 2nd 2010, Gaggle will be releasing the operatic ‘The Brilliant and the Dark’ on 12″ vinyl for Record Store Day.
Limited to just 300 copies, the vinyl will be released on April 16th through Transgressive Records.
Cults- You Know What I Mean
In celebration of Record Store Day on 16 April, Cults will be releasing 1000 limited edition 7” etched vinyl’s of ‘You Know What I Mean’ through all participating independent record stores. This soon-to-be collectable is taken from the duo’s hotly anticipated forthcoming debut album released on 30 May through In The Name Of / Columbia Records. Check out the dreamy, organ-layered ‘You Know What I Mean’ on the band’s website:
London 3 piece CYMBALS reveal their debut video for ‘Summer Escaping’, the second taste of their debut album ‘Unlearn’ following the free download of ‘Single Printed Name’ on SoundCloud.
‘Unlearn’ will be released on Tough Love Records on limited 12″ vinyl, each with a unique hand screen-printed sleeve. Some copies will be available as part of Record Store Day on 16th April, digital available from 9th May.
Beach Fossils- ‘Plastic Flowers'(cover of The Wake orginal)
In celebration of record store day, Captured Tracks are releasing two classic, hard to find singles by highly influential Scottish post-punk band, The Wake.
These two releases book-end the 80’s for the band, as their privately released “On Our Honeymoon” 7″ on Scan in 1982 was their first (and only) pre-Factory record, while “Crush the Flowers” is their final release in the 80’s (1989) and their first post-Factory record for the illustrious Sarah label.
In conjunction with those two releases, Captured Tracks offer a tribute white vinyl 7″ featuring faithful and well-crafted Wake-approved covers of two classic songs by two C/T artists, Beach Fossils and Wild Nothing, available direct from this site or participating stores. The bundle of all three 7″ records will come with repro buttons of The Wake
Gorillaz- Phoner To Arizona
Gorillaz fan club download – The Fall, is now set to be released on 180gm vinyl for Record Store Day on 16th April and also on CD and digital download on 18th April 2011 by Parlophone.
The album was created throughout the Gorillaz 19 date North American Tour last autumn. Recorded on a daily basis in various hotels and venues, The Fall, is a sonic diary of that journey.
Gold Panda- Marriage
Gold Panda has already announced a raft of activity for 2011. A third single from Lucky Shiner, “Marriage”, was available on March 1st digitally and as a limited 12″ for Record Store Day on April 16th. The single includes reworks by Baths, Star Slinger and Forest Swords. The video for “Marriage” was created by Israeli artist Ronni Shendar (www.ronni-shendar.com) on location in India, Germany and Israel during December 2010 and January 2011. The director is also known for her live A/V work with electronic producer Glitterbug (Till Rohmann) with whom she runs the c.sides festival and label.
Deerhunter- Memory Boy
On April 11th, Deerhunter release ‘Memory Boy’, the second single to be taken from their widely celebrated latest album Halcyon Digest. The single is released on 16th April in the US as part of independent Record Store Day celebrations. Backed with a new track, ‘Nosebleed’, it will be available as a limited 7” single and as digital download.
Last night, the band expanded to a six piece to perform the track live on The Late Show with David Letterman, and with the addition of keys were able to experiment with the song’s structure and stretch it in new directions. For those who missed the show, catch up with the video by following the link below.
Badly Drawn Boy- Too Many Miracles
Badly Drawn Boy has confirmed details of a new EP, to be released on 7” vinyl only on Record Store Day – 16th April 2011.
Entitled ‘Lost For Words EP’, it features four previously unreleased instrumental compositions by Damon Gough, AKA Badly Drawn Boy. The limited 7” only release was originally created to commemorate Badly Drawn Boy’s tenth anniversary gig at The Briton’s Protection in Manchester in 2007 (he played his first ever gig there in 1997) and was only available for people who were at the gig.
A limited run of 200 of these 7”s, from that initial pressing, will now be released especially for Record Store Day 2011 with never-before-seen artwork created by Andy Votel.
Badly Drawn Boy released his 7th studio album ‘It’s What I’m Thinking Part 1 – Photographing Snowflakes’ to much applause late last year. The beautifully animated video to the first single from the album ‘Too Many Miracles’ is online here:
The Daydream Club- The Record Shop
We are Adam and Paula, a UK based acoustic duo collectively known as The Daydream Club.
In November last year, we released our debut album ‘Overgrown’ via our own self funded label Poco Poco Records. The album and specifically one track, ‘The Record Shop’ struck a chord with listeners. Despite no formal single release it has already been picked up by a number of BBC radio stations & DJs including Tom Robinson at BBC 6 Music.
‘The Record Shop’ was written as a tribute to the golden years of vinyl and independent record stores. It reflects on the current state of the industry, noting the demise in value of the physical product in favour of digital technologies.
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The Daydream Club