Due date is near, and we thought about giving you a quick update of what has happened so far and a heads up on what will happen on the 18th of April.
Let’s start with a list of good releases we put our sweat and tears into in order to manufacture in time for the day, with a juicy photo preview of some of the records you’ll find in stores.
If you can make it through to the end then you’ll find RSD events with a few recommendations from us and one bit of news regarding the Sonic Cathedral & Howling Owl release everyone is talking about.
The Membranes “Do the Supernova”, Cherry Red.
Hawkwind “Back on the Streets”, Atomhenge.
Jah Wobble “Merry Go Round / Lets Go Psycho”, Cherry Red.
Dirty Three “Dirty three”, Bella Union.
John Grant “John Grant and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra: Live in Concert”, Bella Union.
Midlake “Live In Denton”, Bella Union.
Father John Misty “I Love You, Honeybee,” Bella Union.
Jimi Goodwin/ Pete Wiggs “Didsbury Girl (Tear Down Dub)/ We’ve Got The Moves”, Heavenly Recordings.
Caitlin Rose/Kid Wave featuring Ben Romans Hopcraft “Been Thinking About You All The Time/ Listen To Her Heart”, Heavenly Recordings.
Mark Lanegan/Duke Garwood “Needle of Death / Fresh as a Sweet Sunday Morning”, Heavenly Recordings.
Stealing sheep aa/ the voyeurs Murmur earth / rhubarb rhubarb (third webb rhubarb and custard mix) Heavenly Recordings.
Temples/Fever the Ghost “Calico / Keep in the Dark”, Heavenly Recordings.
The Wytches/ Hooton Tennis Club “Wastybois / Barstool Blues”, Heavenly Recordings.
TOY and Jane Weaver/ H Hawkline “Fell From the Sun / It’s A Drag”, Heavenly Recordings.
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis & Slimkid3 “Baby Bye Bye” (Kdl vs. Slimkid3), Sunday Best Recordings.
Jean-Louis Murat “Live aux [PIAS] Nites”, [PIAS].
Aline “La Vie Electrique”.
Erasure “The Violet Flame Remixes”, Mute.
Honeyblood “No Big Deal /The Black Cloud”, Fatcat Records.
Animal Collective “Prospect Hummer”, Fatcat Records.
Young Knives “Something Awful”, Gadzook.
Courtney Barnett “Kim’s Caravan”, Marathon Artists.
We Are Scientists “Tv en Français Sous la Mer”, 100% Records under exclusive license from Masterswan Recordings.
Grant Nicholas “Everyday Society”, Popping Candy.
Field Music “Drifters”, Memphis Industries.
The Go! Team “Ye ye Yamaha / Till We Do it Together”, Memphis Industries.
Modestep “Machines”, Max Records.
Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe “Cocaine Cat”, A Records.
Brian Reitzell “30 Days of Night Ost” Invada.
Heartbreakers “Live at Max’s Kansas City (Vols 1 &2)”, Jungle Records.
Cinerama “Torino”, Scopitones.
Heavenly Recordings “Heavenly 25 Box Set”.
Record Store Day Events
Luckily for everyone, there are going to be plenty of things to do apart from queuing in front of record shops:
The most mainstream, but always good fun, is the Soho’s free live music festival in Berwick Street, London. The street with the greatest density of record shops in the capital, home of Phonica, Sister Ray, Music & Video Exchange, Sounds of Universe and Reckless Records will host gigs starting at 12 pm, artists are yet to be announced, but check this page for updates.
For the Folk music lovers visiting CODA record store in Edinburgh will be a must do. The shop is promising to host the best Scottish folk music and already in the line-up are King Eider, performing at 1:30 pm and Malinky at 2:30 pm playing songs off their upcoming new album.
Another recommended in-store event is definitely the one taking place at Piccadilly Records in Manchester. A selection of DJs will entertain you all day, plus, an incredible list of artists will perform at the shop. You’ll see: Dutch Uncles, Balearic Chieftain Moonboots, synth maestro Dean Meredith, Philippa Jarman and Charlatan’s frontman Tim Burgess!
You can find the complete Record Store Day events agenda here.
We didn’t want to say anything until we were absolutely sure about it, but, at the end, with lot of effort,Sonic Cathedral & Howling Owl will have their Spectre/Lorelle Meets The Obsolete 7” in time for “anti” Record Store Day!
We’re extremely happy to have succeeded in getting their release done for the day and the other 364 coming next!