It’s that time of year again. It’s the run up to Record Store Day!
The list has been out for a wee while and there are more releases than ever before. A staggering 600 or so, ranging from the terribly exciting to the wow, that’s crazy! The VoxBox orders are finally in and I’m pleased to say we’ll have more different titles than in our past two record Store Days combined. That’s a whole lotta of stuff!
The shop will open at 9.30am and we will be crowded with RSD releases, as well as our usual selection of the best new and used records. A real vinyl paradise.
At 12 noon at a venue very close by we have Simon Goddard in a Q&A with Ian Rankin about Simon’s new book, Simply Thrilled: The Preposterous Story of Postcard Records which is released to record shops exclusively that day (before being released to Waterstones etc).
From 12.30 till 6pm we’re bringing you some of the very best bands from Edinburgh and beyond:
STANLEY ODD (have an official RSD release)
TUFF LOVE (have new EP out on Lost Map Records)
LAW (is simply fantastic)
BOOK GROUP (have some vinyl out)
THE PICTISH TRAIL (is always out and about)
BROKEN RECORDS (are back!)
YUSUF AZAK (New album out soon)
Our Born To Be Honey exhibition continues and features photos of Stanley Odd, Tuff Love and LAW.
This is all free entry and also open to children (accompanied by an adult).
Last year was a fantastic celebration and we are going bigger and better this year as we approach our 3rd anniversary in the music business.
We are celebrating what we love. A wide selection of music, the vinyl format, the grass roots record industry, the local bands and record labels as well as our fantastic regular customers that give our shop such a positive feel and of course our wonderful street.
SIMON GODDARD & IAN RANKIN Q&A
Simon’s new book is released by Random House on Record Store Day. Come down and hear them discuss all things Postcard, arguably Scotland’s favourite and the original modern indie record label. (featuring Josef K, Orange Juice and Aztec Camera). You’ll be able to pick up a book and have it signed by the author.
Here is a bit more about the bands:
THE PICTISH TRAIL
So there you go. I’m looking forward to this! A list of RSD records will be provided on the day and posted on the blog as soon as I find out what has been allocated to us. (hopefully soon). It’s not about the records really though. Right?
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Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/280140585479899/