Entries tagged with: Record Store Day
photos by Tracy Allison
Frightened Rabbit @ Terminal 5
First the Record Store Day news:
Canvasback/Atlantic recording artists Grouplove and Frightened Rabbit have both teamed up with Manchester Orchestra to release a very special 12-inch single for Record Store Day. The release, which features the Manchester Orchestra/Grouplove collaboration "Make It To Me" and the Manchester Orchestra/Frightened Rabbit collaboration "Architect," will be available Saturday, April 20th at participating independent record stores. Listen to both tracks now [BELOW]. For a list of participating stores, visit http://www.recordstoreday.com.Sidenote: did you know the Grouplove guy was in Aloke?
"We wanted to release some sort of 12-inch for Record Store Day, but we had no idea how it would come about, or with whom we could trick into doing it with us," said Manchester Orchestra's Andy Hull. "I sent a text to the first two bands we wanted to work with and they said yes. Being friends with both Grouplove and Frightened Rabbit, we decided instead of doing a split, we'd make it a full on collaboration."
"This is our way of putting some Manchester Love on some Group Orchestra," added Grouplove's Hannah Hooper, who helped design the release's artwork. Manchester Orchestra's Chris Freeman also contributed to the artwork.
"Andy Hull's solo album 'Church Of The Great Thief' was pretty much my favourite record of 2012, so when the opportunity arose for us to write a song together I jumped at the chance," said Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison. "Strangely, we've never met, but via a string of emails and texts we managed to complete 'Architect.' I'm really proud of it."
For "Make It To Me," Manchester Orchestra sent Grouplove a "bare bones rock-ditty, which Grouplove transformed into an electronic explosion of funky grooves," explained Hull. For "Architect," both Hull and Frightened Rabbit lead singer/guitarist Scott Hutchison began talking about the song, and over time, sent voice memos back and forth before landing on its final version.
"I couldn't be happier with the end result and it certainly won't be the last time we collaborate with either band," said Hull.
And... Scotland's Frightened Rabbit, who recently announced they'll be back this summer to play Lollapalooza and Osheaga, have been out touring across America since early March. That trek has already brought the band to Austin for SXSW where they played played a few shows including one with Alt-J, and to NYC where they headlined Terminal 5 on Thursday night (4/4). We have some pictures from that one, and they continue, along with their latest set of tour dates and the Record Store Day collab, below...
Austra @ BVSXSW 2013 (more by Kevin Figueroa)
Austra's new album, Olympia, isn't out for another two months (6/18) but folks who are in NYC can get a very early legal listen tonight (4/10) at an official listening party at Chinatown club Le Baron. The event is free and after the album is played in full there will be DJ sets by Austra's Katie Stelmanis and Maya Postepski. Flyer for tonight's event is below along with the few upcoming tour dates Austra has scheduled. Those dates include Music Hall of Williamsburg which is now being opened by Mozart's Sister who comes to NYC herself later this month.
Meanwhile, if you're out looking for exclusives on Record Store Day (4/20), keep an eye out for a 12" titled "Mayan Drums," which is a collaboration between Austra and German electro singer Gina X.
Postepski, who just launched her own solo project, Princess Century, remixed Heidi Mortenson's track "Dele Af Kroppen" and you can stream that below.
by Bill Pearis
As mentioned, Sonny & the Sunsets were one of the many just-announced additions to this year's Northside Festival line-up. His show happens on Friday, June 14 at Knitting Factory and is an early one (7:30 PM set time). Tickets are on sale now, or you can use your Northside badge. The show is part of a growing tour and all known dates are listed below.
The show happens the same week as Sonny's new album, Antenna To the Afterworld, is released via Polyvinyl. You can stream first single, "Dark Corners," below.
In other news, Sonny & the Sunsets have two Record Store Day 2013 releases. One is a vinyl repressing of his lovely 2010 album Tomorrow is Alright which had a tiny initial run. The second is a cover of John Lennon's "Imagine" on one side of the 7" and a cover of the Beach Boys' "Surfer Girl" on the flip. You can stream his creative take on "Imagine" below.
Hot Chip at Prospect Park in 2012 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
Astralwerks Records was founded in NYC in 1993 as a primarily electronic arm of Caronline Records. When they hit it big in the late '90s with Chemical Brothers, Air and Fatboy Slim band, Astralwerks became one of the biggest indie labels in the country. They've since been picked up by Universal Music Group and have expanded into other genres but they do maintain a focus on the electronic. To celebrate their 20th anniversary this year, Astralwerks will release a limited edition box set, Astralwerks: Music in 20/20, on Record Store Day (4/20). The compilation features previously unreleased or rare tracks from Hot Chip, Air, Diamond Rings, Kraftwerk, Kings of Convenience, Doves and others plus previously released tracks by The Chemical Brothers, The Beta Band, Fatboy Slim, Cassius, Basement Jaxx, Royksopp, a Four Tet remix of Sia and more. Check out the full tracklist and trailer video for the compilation below.
Hot Chip are on the festival circuit this spring/summer -- including Coachella, Primavera Sound, Osheaga, Lollapalooza, and others -- and as mentioned, they're stopping in NYC for a show at Roseland Ballroom on Tuesday (4/9) before Coachella. Tuesday's show is with The Crystal Ark (DJ set) and Tanlines. Tickets for that are still available. All dates are listed below.
Meanwhile, TONIGHT (4/8) at Le Poisson Rouge, Hot Chip side project The 2 Bears (aka Joe Goddard and Raf Rundell), who are also playing and touring around Coachella, play a a show with Ladies Night. Tickets for tonight's show are still available. All dates are listed below.
Tanlines, who open the Roseland show, are also playing Coachella and have other dates coming up including shows with Passion Pit and Vampire Weekend, but not Passion Pit's NJ show with Phoenix or Vampire Weekend's Roseland show.
All Tanlines, Hot Chip, and 2 Bears dates are listed, along with the Astralwerks album tracklist and trailer, below...
Titus Andronicus at House of Vans in 2012 (more by Ryan Muir)
The band led by Patrick Stickles will further support local businesses with a 3 song 12" EP they've done for Record Store Day (Saturday April 20, 2013), aptly titled "Record Store Day." This limited edition release includes one Local Business album track- "Still Life with Hot Deuce and Silver Platter" backed with two previously unreleased songs "(I've Got A) Date Tonight," and "The Dog." The genius RSD/Local Business themed sleeve includes pictures of just a few of the many indie stores Titus Andronicus has supported while touring across America. Titus Andronicus loves indie record stores!Titus Andronicus, who, as mentioned above, have a Record Store Day release on the way, announced that they will head out on the "Bring Back the Dudes Tour" with their pals, The So So Glos, at the end of this month into May. The tour kicks off with its only NYC area show on April 28 at The Space in Hamden, CT with Chris Cappello. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All dates are listed, along with the tour flyer and a video, below...
Black Milk has always been one to make hip hop burners as a producer, and now comes word that he will step away from the microphone for a forthcoming LP with visual artist Upendo Taylor. Titled Synth or Soul, the new LP will be available on vinyl in time for Record Store Day (4/20) and just like the name suggests, half of its output devoted to synths and the other half to soul samples. Check out a track below and order yours should the mood strike you.
In other news, Black Milk recently released the new single "Sunday's Best / Monday's Worst." Stream that below and get yours at your nearest digital retailer, or via the man himself.
Record Store Day happens on Saturday, April 20 this year across multiple independently owned record stores nationwide, and RSD has revealed the full list of special releases for this year. There will be exclusive releases by countless artists and labels, including David Bowie, The Velvet Underground, Grizzly Bear, Orange Juice, Nicolas Jaar, Phoenix, MGMT, Phosphorescent, Roky Erickson, Sub Pop, Sacred Bones, The Thermals, Thuston Moore & Loren Connors, Jamie xx, and many more. Head to Record Store Day's site for the full list.
Sad news: Williamsburg, Brooklyn record store Sound Fix is closing and its final day, appropriately, will be April 20 (Record Store Day). Whiskey Brooklyn, which is next door, will then expand into their space. Opened in 2004, Sound Fix was originally located on Bedford @ N11 location, but moved to it's current 44 Berry St. location in 2009. If anyone is interested in buying Sound Fix -- the business, not the space, obviously -- they can reach out to the owner via contact information on Sound Fix's website.
As recently mentioned, Black Friday is also now Record Store Day so music nerds can have fun on the busiest shopping day of the year too. One place you might go, if you're in NYC, is Other Music who write:
For those of you who are spending your holiday in New York City, Other Music will be participating in Record Store Day's second annual Black to Black Friday (Friday, November 23), and this year there will be an even bigger variety of limited RSD-only pressings plus some great advance releases exclusive to independent shops. You can browse a list of all these special titles here on the RSD website, or download a PDF wish list here, and while we can't guarantee that every one of these releases will be available at Other Music, we do have a great assortment of RSD merchandise -- keep in mind, quantities are limited, first come first served, and one per customer, in-store purchases only. We will be closed for Thanksgiving but we'll be back open Friday, regular business hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and we hope to see you!Other Music is also offering free shipping on domestic orders through Monday on regular stuff. Matador Records is offering 15% off stuff with code "BLACKFRIDAY". Saddle Creek has free shipping for orders over $30 and 20% off your entire order using coupon code "blackfriday20".
Some of the RSD exclusives you'll find in record stores on Black Friday are reissues of three different White Stripes singles. One of the record stores guaranteed to be carrying those is Third Man Records in Nashville where they'll also be debuting an expansion...
Third Man Records is inviting you, your family (yes, even those creepy cousins from the kids table) and loved ones to join us the day following Thanksgiving, also known as BLACK FRIDAY, for the Grand Opening of The Third Man Records Novelty Lounge. We've expanded our record shop space and it's now equipped with a dazzling array of coin operated contraptions and attractions guaranteed to pop your peepers and flip your wig. Dig?More about the Novelty Lounge in the video below...
For the third year, Record Store Day will have a secondary event on Black Friday (aka the day after Thanksgiving 11/23 this year) with a bunch of exclusive releases that might just make good holiday presents for the collector on your list. While not as extensive as Record Store Day proper (third Saturday in April), there are still some pretty cool releases, including:
- Vinyl reissue of the Fat Boys' first album on a pizza picture discThe whole list of Black Friday Record Store Day exclusives can be found here.
- A new vinyl reissue of Love's Forever Changes that includes a bonus 7" with an unreleased edit of "Alone Again Or"
- 7"s for White Stripes singles Hotel Yorba" (Live at the Hotel Yorba)," "Fell in Love with a Girl" and "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground"
- a Beach Boys 10" of "Surfin' Surfari" in gatefold sleeve
- vinyl pressing of Death Might Be Your Santa Claus which collects holiday blues songs from the '20s, '30s, '40s, and '50s
Frank Turner (via)
Frank Turner, who spends virtually all of his time on the road, played an intimate show at Knitting Factory last month, and is continuing to tour internationally throughout the rest of 2012. He'll return to NYC in the fall for a much larger, full band show at Webster Hall on September 30. Tickets go on sale Friday (4/27) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (4/25) at noon. All dates, including a solo appearance at The Fest, are listed below.
In an interview with Pop-Break, Frank mentioned that his new album will be out in January, 2013 via Epitaph. Here's what he had to say about the album:
I've got a ton of songs hanging around right now in various different levels of finished-ness, and I found some gaps in my schedule to go into the studio, and I'm not the kind to be sitting around and waiting. I've got more than enough songs for one record, but I'm trying to get another whole pile finished to have a large selection to choose from and put the best ones on the record. Realistically, the new record will probably be out in January of next year. I'm excited about this new record. I think the songs are better than the ones that came before, and that's always a good feeling.Meanwhile, Frank released a Record Store Day 7" of "I Still Believe" off of his 2011 LP, England Keep My Bones, and a cover of Queen's "Somebody to Love," which he's often covered live. The single will be out digitally on April 30. Check out a live video of him covering "Somebody to Love" at Reading Festival 2011 below.
All dates and video below...
Blitzen Trapper at Webster Hall in 2011 (more by Kurt Christensen)
Portland folk rockers Blitzen Trapper, who just celebrated their 12th anniversary as a band, have added dates surrounding their run with Wilco, who they also play a pre-Newport Folk Festival show with. The new dates include a free'Concerts on the Oval' show at NYC's Stuyvesant Town Oval on July 14 and a not-free, Brooklyn show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 15. Tickets for the MHOW go on sale Friday (4/27) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (4/25) at noon. All dates are listed below.
The band just made a video for "Stranger in a Strange Land" off their 2011 LP, American Goldwing. The video was created by filmmaker Luke Norby and Blitzen Trapper drummer Brian Adrian Koch. You can watch it below.
They also released a Record Store Day 7" with a cover of "Hey Joe" and the previously unreleased Blitzen Trapper song, "Skirts on Fire." Sub Pop pressed a limited 1,800 copies of the 7" on yellow vinyl. It's currently going for pretty cheap on eBay and you can try your luck with some of the downloads that are out there. Stream "Skirts on Fire" here.
All dates and video below...
Michigan indie poppers Saturday Looks Good to Me, led by main songwriter Fred Thomas, are set to kick off their first tour since Fred ended the project back in 2008. The tour kicks off next month with support from Wild Moccasins. That tour includes a Brooklyn show happening on May 18 at Knitting Factory with Cola Jet Set, Orca Team, and Catnaps. Tickets are on sale now for the show which is part of NYC Popfest. All dates are listed below.
SLGTM reissued their 2003 album, All Your Summer Songs, on 180-gram white vinyl for Record Store Day via Polyvinyl. Did you pick one of those up? If not, you can try your luck bidding on one on eBay. Fred is also promising a new SLGTM album due out this fall. Meanwhile, Polyvinyl have assembled a playlist of the band's work, which you can stream below.
All dates and playlist stream below...
Feist @ Coachella on Record Store Day (more by David Andrako)
Who picked up a copy of the Record Store Day release? Listen to both sides below...
the RSD2012 morning line @ Other Music in NYC (via)
How did you fare on Record Store Day 2012? What did you pick up? What did you have trouble finding? If you were in Austin, did you stop by Waterloo Records and meet Garbage? (Tim did.) If you were in NYC, did you stop by Other Music? If not, this is what it looked like...
today in NYC
* Tribeca Film Fest
* RECORD STORE DAY
* Khaossia @ Drom
* Stern @ The Stone
* Miles Levy @ The Stone
* Park Stickney @ Barbes
* Toby Driver @ The Stone
* Sierra Maestra @ Town Hall
* New Edition @ Theater @ MSG
* Fountains of Wayne @ Irving Plaza
* Chilly Gonzales @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Esperanza Spalding @ Webster Hall
* Sam Sparro @ Highline Ballroom
* Mice Parade, Curstis Harvey @ Littlefield
* The Greyboy Allstars @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Terry Malts, The Suzan, Mainland @ Glasslands
* Everytime I Die, Primitive Weapons @ Maxwell's
* Giant Squid, Fight Amp, East of The Wall @ Saint Vitus
* DeRobert & The Half-Truths, The Revelations @ Littlefield
* Brothers Past, The Manhattan Project @ Bowery Ballroom
* Hand Cream, Slutever, Mannequin Pussy @ Death By Audio
* Portugal. the Man, Lonely Forest @ Starland Ballroom (NJ)
* Robbers On High Street, Diamond Doves @ Mercury Lounge
* Liquor Store, Organs, Burning Itch, The Jigglers @ Union Pool
* Soft Black, Cousins, Lost Boy?, Indian Rebound @ Shea Stadium
* Tronics/Zarjaz, The Zoltars, Literature, What Next? @ Cake Shop
* The Lumineers, Kopecky Family Band @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Tiger & Woods, justin Miller, Jacques Renault, Drew Heffron @ Glasslands
* Memoryhouse, Ex Cops, Mattaeh Baim @ Public Assembly
* Outlook, Bridge And Tunnel, Model Home, Death First @ ABC No Rio
* White Lung, Crazy Spirit, Rational Animals, Deformity, Putrida @ The Acheron
* Everymen, Blue Chip Village, Nico Blues, Cinema Cinema, Nikki Sue @ Pianos
* Daryl Hall, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings (Live From Daryl's House) @ Beacon
* Philip Glass, Tim Fain (performing Glass' chamber music) @ The Met Museum of Art
* The Back Pockets, Rifle Recoil, Soft Spot, So So Glos (DJ) @ Big Snow Buffalo Lodge
* Fatima Al Qadiri, Arca, Kuhrye-oo, Fur, CFCF's Nightbus, Gobby, Physical Therapy @ 285 Kent Ave
* Unsound Festival - Blackened Music Series presents Transgression w/ Lustmord, Biosphere, Jacaszek @ West Park Presbyterian Church
Lots of in-stores today courtesy of Record Store Day.
Today is the second day of Coachella Week 2. Check out pictures from yesterday.
And check out some pictures from a Heartless Bastards show in Austin last night.
photos by David Andrako
Refused/Levon Helm RIP - Friday @ Coachella
The second week of Coachella 2012 (and unfortunately not streaming online this time around) kicked off on 4/20 and continues today, Saturday, Record Store Day...
Once again this year, Record Store Day will be a big part of the festival and is on Saturday, April 21st! ZIA will be celebrating in style by having great music exclusives and special RSD pieces available at the ZIA tent.More info on Record Store Day at Coachella HERE. More info on Record Store Day in general, HERE
Well over 200 Record Store Day Exclusive releases will be available this year and on sale at the Zia tent on the second weekend of Coachella (April 20-22). Zia will also have a limited amount of RSD Exclusives from prior years available both weekends.
Many bands performing this year at Coachella will be releasing Record Store Day Exclusive pieces this year including The Black Keys, Santigold, Feist, The Hives, M83, Florence + The Machine, Arctic Monkeys, The Refused, Miike Snow, Childish Gambino, Mike Watt, Grouplove, The Black Angels, Kimbra, Gary Clark Jr., Laura Marling, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Real Estate, M. Ward, Death Grips, fIREHOSE and St. Vincent.
We will also have a few exclusives that will only be available both weekends of Coachella. First is At The Drive-In's amazing Vaya EP is being repressed on colored vinyl and will be limited to only 500 copies. Also Ximena Sarinana will be releasing a Coachella only 7" limited to 500. More exclusives are in the works so stop by and check us out.
ZIA Records will be offering shipping for items purchased over both festival weekends. ZIA will also have an option for customers who would like to have their items put on hold in the comfy, cool ZIA tent.
Mazzy Star/Frank Ocean - Friday @ Coachella
This week we're mixing up the photo coverage a bit. We wouldn't normally go to a festival Pulp is playing and miss them, but after seeing them at Coachella last week and two times in NYC, it seemed like it would be better to give others on the five-stage lineup a chance. That's also why you won't find any Black Keys (who were joined by John Fogerty), Madness and Amon Tobin in this post. Unlike last week though, you will find Explosions in the Sky, WU LYF, Frank Ocean & Yuck. No Hasselhof this time, but David did spot Richie Sambora checking out Gary Clark Jr.. More pictures from Friday (4/20), below...
Memoryhouse (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Despite a recent, horrible gear theft (list below) which caused the cancellation of last night (Philadelphia) and tonight's (Boston) shows for Memoryhouse, the band are continuing on their tour with Washed Out and they've even added a third NYC show! In addition to their sold out shows with Washed Out at both Highline Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg, and their own show Saturday night at Public Assembly with Ex Cops, Memoryhouse will play a free afternoon in-store at Permanent Records in Williamsburg on Saturday too. P-recs says:
The big day is upon us. Record Store Day is this Saturday, April 21st.More Record Store Day events HERE. More Memoryhouse tour dates and their stolen gear list (with info on how to help them), below...
We are opening at 11am. We will have countless exclusive & limited edition releases to commemorate the occasion. We will have special giveaways throughout the day. We will have treats for our earliest customers. We will have live performances from Mattison at 1pm & 5pm. We also have Sub Pop's Memoryhouse coming in at 3pm for a special acoustic performance.
A few more notes to remember going into this special occasion:
-We have gone to great lengths to make sure we have stock on as many RSD exclusive titles as possible. However, due to the highly limited nature of some of these releases, quantities are often extremely limited. Many titles sell out instantly, so arrive early to avoid disappointment.
-*We are doing absolutely NO holds or special orders for any RSD exclusive titles.* They are sold on a first come, first served basis.
-We generally don't receive our RSD product until VERY shortly before the big day, so please don't call asking what we will have in stock. We are not holding out on you! We are trying to get as much as possible, but like you, we generally don't know specifics in advance.
It's gonna be a great day. Can't wait to see you all then.
by Andrew Marinaccio
This Saturday (4/21) marks the 5th annual Record Store Day, and with it comes another chance to procure your favorite band's most exclusive (or oddest) musical releases yet. There will also once again be lots of in-shop events.
No matter where you are located (in the U.S., UK, Germany or Belgium) (like Chicago maybe?), you should be able to find a still-open record store near you that will be selling the good schwag and possibly throwing a party too. As we've been, we'll continue to highlight some of the NYC stores, along with what you might find in them.
Aside from selling fresh rarities, NYC's Other Music is celebrating with a live lineup of DJs featuring Four Tet, Black Dice, The Men (who appear on a Sacred Bones RSD comp), Ex Cops, and Wild Nothing. Other Music will exclusively sell Ex Cops's debut 7", "I Am the Lion, You Are the Lamb," which is relasing on their Other music label. Other Music is set to open to the public at 11 a.m. Saturday morning (which gives you time to hit other record stores who open even earlier, first).
Kim's Video & Music looks to attract the early birds with an 8 a.m.opening and live and/or DJ sets by MUSH1, X-ray Eyeballs, Prince Rama, and more. In addition to the gig there will be discount offers, "over 150" record store day exclusives, pizza and beer. Maybe you'll find a copy of the, a day late for 4/20, Lee "Scratch" Perry Blackboard Jungle Dub Limited Edition Box...
The West Village's Generation Records has a show of their own planned, with The Paul Collins Beat, Supertouch, Night Birds, and Joyce Manor performing, as well as DJ sets by Tom Scharpling, Three Chord Monte, Zachary Lipez, and Mikey Post. They will also be selling a variant of Supertouch's Lost My Way EP, which will feature shop-exclusive cover art. Generation Records is pegged on opening at 10 a.m. this Saturday.
Williamsburg shop Sound Fix will host Mates of State for a gig and meet-and-greet on Saturday night. The band's 2009 covers album, Crushes, will be released for the first time on vinyl as a Record Store Day exclusive. Sound Fix opens at 10:30 a.m.
Amid touring, Portugal. The Man, who have a RSD 7" of their own, are playing an in-store set this Saturday at Fords, New Jersey's Vintage Vinyl. The shop's also opening early at 8 a.m., and their stock's boasting reiusses of Graceland and Raw Power, as well as Iggy and the Stooges' LP picture disc of their ATP 2010 performance of the seminal album.
Long Island's Looney Tunes Records is featuring a trio of free acts by Grace Read, The Lumineers, and JuiceheaD and Osaka Popstar, who are bringing their collaborative 7" "Waiting Room" exclusively to the shop. The show will start at 1 that afternoon, but shoppers can begin at 9 a.m. if they're "VIP Members" (to inquire what that means, check here). Doors will open to the general public at 10 a.m.
Local giant J&R Music World will house acts starting at noon, including Everest, Yann Tiersen, Mike Doughty, and guitarist Doyle Dykes. The insitution will also demonstrate some tech to attendees, showcasing the features of the new audio software suite Roland R-MIX. Miles Davis' (who has a special Record Store Day compilation, "Forever Miles," planned for release) nephew, Vince Wilburn, Jr., will also be making an appearance.
Permanent Records in Brooklyn will host in-stores by Memoryhouse and Mattison.
Cake Shop says "the CAPESHOK RECORD MART back for one day only!" and are hosting a performance by the Hairs at 3pm.
Check Record Store Day's site or call your local record store to find more happenings.
Of course, there will be precious records found at a variety of independent shops across the country, including the more exotic collaborations that have been hyped as blog post oddities. Fiest and Mastodon's (or 'Fiestodon') will be releasing their split 7" featuring both acts covering songs from each other's 2011 studio releases, Metals and The Hunter, respectively. Listeners can look forward to hearing Feist's rendition of "Black Tongue" and Mastodon's turn on "A Commotion".
Mastodon also-- perhaps inevitably-- succumbed to the bidding of current off-kilter audio project warlocks The Flaming Lips for another split 7", where they'll cover the Lip's "A Spoonful Weighs A Ton." While the Lip's contribution to the baby pink record is their original track recording, fear not, for the band has a more outlandish and sprawling album ready for the big day. The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends, the mistifying mega-collaboration they've been working on with Bon Iver, Prefuse 73, Yoko Ono, Chris Martin, Nick Cave, Ke$ha, and more, features new tracks with the aforementioned guests including their previous work with Neon Indian and Lightning Bolt. And, as if the music wasn't enough, Wayne Coyne has been amassing the blood of his fellow collaborators to somehow infuse into the record. At the very least, Alan Palomo, Justin Vernon, The Flaming Lips, and Kesha's blood could be in your copy.
St. Vincent plans on releasing a red 7" sided with two new tracks, "KROKODIL" and "GROT." Reportedly more guitar-driven and aggressive departures from her previous material, her debut of "KROKODIL" at Coachella attests to that, possesing a relentless savagery often only hinted at in her nervous yet controlled guitarwork. It also attempts to channel whatever demons she found covering Big Black for 'Our Band Can be Your Life.' You can download her Coachella performance of "KROKODIL" here.
Speaking of bands playing Coachella, Refused are putting out 1998's The Shape of Punk to Come as a limited edition colored LP on Record Store Day. Pair it with a yellow vinyl Snapcase 12".
Speaking of things to come, Record Store Day is also used to tease what's on the way. Garbage (who are paying a special Record Store Day visit to Austin) are releasing their first new physical single in almost ten years with "Blood For Poppies" in anticipation of their reunion album this spring. Public Image Ltd. came out of the woodwork to present an EP featuring their latest release of new material in 20 years, including single "One Drop." And Faith No More frontman Mike Patton is reissuing his side-project Tomahawk's entire studio output in a boxset designed with space for the band's upcoming summer LP.
Other RSD 2012 releases previously mentioned on BV include Nick Waterhouse/Allah-Lahs, Mark Sultan, Pussy Galore, JEFF the Brotherhood, Sigur Ros, Xiu Xiu/Dirty Beaches, Nobunny and Variety Lights. Others we haven't mentioned yet include the White Stripes, the Black Keys, Regina Spektor, Tortoise, The Hives, Wilco, Animal Collective, Beach House, Bonnie Prince Billy, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Captain Beefheart, Destroyer, Jimmy Fallon, Laura Marling, Leonard Cohen, Luna, M Ward, M83, Mclusky, Minus the Bear, Misfits (red, blue and clear vinyl), Ozzy, Phish, Ryan Adams, T. Rex, Tegan & Sara, The Clash, and many more. For a full list of RSD 2012 releases, with more info on each, check HERE.
For our Chicago readers, you can check out what your local record shops are up to this Saturday, including a BV Chicago-presented event at Saki, here.
Which releases are you most excited for this Record Store Day? Check out what NPR decided to highlight, like the previously mentioned Shabazz Palaces release, HERE. Watch Cris Brown give his annual Record Store Day show and tell, and other videos below...
Yann Tiersen & band
Yann Tiersen just released his latest album "Skyline" here in the States via -Anti and will begin touring behind that album on Tuesday in Delaware, which is followed by a Thursday show in Philly and a Friday, 4/27 show at Irving Plaza (which is one day before he plays a sold out Music Hall of Williamsburg), but first:
J&R MUSIC WORLD CELEBRATES THE UNIQUE CULTURE OF INDEPENDENT MUSIC RETAIL ON SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012That's all happening this Saturday at J&R Music World in downtown Manhattan. More details at J&R's site. Updated Yann Tiersen tour dates, and the video for new song "Another Shore", below...
Join thousands of like minded music fanatics who are marking this occasion at one of the 700 independently owned record stores across the country.
Free In-Store Performances
Everest at Noon
Yann Tiersen at 1PM
Mike Doughty at 2PM
Guitar great Doyle Dykes free performance clinic in our Musical Instruments store at 3PM
Free demonstration of the great new Roland R-MIX.
Portugal. The Man's current tour with the Lonely Forest brings them to Brooklyn on Friday for show at Music Hall of Williamsburg followed by a visit to NJ on Saturday for a show at Starland Ballroom. The Brooklyn show is sold out, but tickets are still available for Starland, AND we have a pair of tickets you can win to that one. Details below.
Contest details below...
WE WILL OPEN AT 8AM!Kim's is located at 124 1st Ave in New York, NY.
10AM - DJ MUSH1 (WNYU TUNNEL ONE REGGAE SHOW)
12PM - NEW AFTERNOON SHOW DJS (WNYU)
3PM - X-RAY EYEBALLS DJ SET (OJ)
4PM - PRINCE RAMA DJ SET (TARAKA)
5PM - MIKE WEXLER (MEXICAN SUMMER)
6PM - WOODSMAN (MEXICAN SUMMER/LEFSE/FIRE TALK)
THIS SATURDAY APRIL 21ST IS RECORD STORE DAY WHICH MEANS TONS OF EXCLUSIVE, ULTRA LIMITED RELEASES THAT WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS! WE CANNOT GUARANTEE QUANTITIES, SO WE RECOMMEND GETTING HERE EARLY, EARLY, EARLY!! (OPENING AT 8AM) THIS YEAR WILL BE THE MOST FUN EVER!
NOT ONLY WILL WE HAVE OVER 150 DIFFERENT EXCLUSIVE RSD TITLES, BUT WE WILL ALSO HAVE A FULL DAY OF GUEST DJ SETS, IN-STORE PERFORMANCES AND SPECIAL SALES ON SELECT VINYL & CDS! PLUS BEER & PIZZA IN THE AFTERNOON!!! (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST...)
SEE OUR LIST!
photos by Gabi Porter
BestNewBands: What do you do with your downtime when you're on tour?Mates of State played sold out shows at strong>Le Poisson Rouge on February 17th and Maxwell's on Feb 18th as part of a tour with Sean Bones. Here are some belated pics from the Manhattan show.
Jason Hammell of Mates of State: There really isn't any downtime anymore. There used to be a shit load of it, because we would just sound check and then be sitting backstage drinking, waiting for the show to start. Now it's a really fine balance between doing sound check...well, waking up and hanging out with our kids and taking them to a museum or something, then doing sound check and coming back and having dinner with them, hanging out, maybe watch a movie, get them ready for bed, put them to bed, then go back and do the show, load out...there's just really not a whole lot of downtime anymore. And sometimes I kind of miss that, because you could just start walking, whatever city you're in, could just start walking the streets and find some interesting stuff. Sometimes, you just kind of break away and do that now, because that's where you stumble upon the beauty of all these different cities that you visited.
If you missed those shows, you have another chance to see the band this weekend and for free and in a much more intimate setting at Williamsburg record store Sound Fix in honor of Record Store Day. Sound Fix writes:
Saturday, April 21, 10:30 amThat LP, Crushes, actually came out in 2009 but is just now being released on vinyl.
Hard to believe, but we're already quickly approaching our annual holiday, Record Store Day. This year we not only promise to offer a bonanza of wonderful one-day-only releases (keep an eye on future newsletters), but we're topping the night off with Mates of State, who'll be performing at 7:30, after which they'll be signing copies of their special RSD LP of cover songs!
More pictures and the setlist from LPR below...
by Bill Pearis
Brooklyn band Ex Cops release their debut single "You Are a Lion, I Am A Lamb" this Saturday (4/21, yes Record Store Day if you've forgotten). It's an Other Music RSD exclusive, which isn't really surprising as it's the first release from the Other Music Recording Company, the just-launched label extension of the venerable East Village record store. Ex Cops will also be among OM's line-up of RSD DJs, that also includes Black Dice and Four Tet. It's a big day for Ex Cops. In addition to the single release and DJ duties, they'll also play Saturday night as well, opening for Memoryhouse at Public assembly.
Ex Cops started as a bedroom recording project for Bryan Harding, who used to front Hymns, and Amalie Bruun (also of MINKS), but soon grew into a full band. While the recordings released so far (including the OMRC single) lean toward a Flying Nun/Sarah Records indie vibe, live Ex Cops still lean toward early-'90s UK, it's a much fuller sound. I caught them last week at Pianos and was really impressed. You can watch a Bowery Presents: Live" video of Ex Cops doing (single b-side) "The Millionaire" at the bottom of this post.
As for Other Music Recording Company, the label is an imprint of Fat Possum and will also release Ex Cops' full-length debut in August. The label's only other announced signing so far is Shintaro Sakamoto who used to front Yura Yura Teikoku. The Ex Cops single will be an Other Music exclusive on RSD but comes out officially on Tuesday (4/24).
Click through for cover art and streams of both sides of the Ex Cops single as well as that live video.