Today Faith Eliott came in to drop off Lucy Feliz’s new album Last of the Sun that came out on her label -Edinburgh based- OK PAL Records on the 28th. It is shimmery dream pop of course, but you know, it reminds me of a nice quiet day walking around a beach house silently holding hands with Astrid Gilberto. So this a lovely thing to have on the shelf just coincidentally in time for Record Store Day. So I though I would give it a plug. Try this!
While I’m plugging projects by nice people I should mention that Jill Lorean sent some signed copies of her new mini-album Not Your First recently. It is a terrifyingly lovely collaboration with Frightened Rabbit’s Andy Monaghan and drummer Peter Kelly. It pounds and aches and throbs and I’m still not even sure what this particular song is about but listen in and you will definitely be keeping your eyes on the bird along with me from now on.
And finally, on the plugging theme, one of the artists below released their second album on the VoxBox shop label just as lockdown started. They are the best band in the world and you should check them out. Answer at the bottom of the page.
Anyway, hello! VoxBox will be open at 0800 on this Saturday’s Record Store Drop Day. To prevent the queue getting large, at 0730 I will give a number to anyone queuing so they can wander about and come back for opening at 0800. We’ll carry on with this numbering over the day to prevent a long queue.
Due to the shop size it will be one in one out for the RSD records. There will be room for one casual browser to look at the normal shop stock but if we see bums rubbing together we will have to put a stop to it.
From 0800 until 1000, those who have been shielding and are worried about being among too many people can call and ask for a proxy to queue for them. They will get the next available number and join the queue and hopefully get a record or 2 when their turn comes. We will call back to arrange payment which has to be through PayPal and a collection time. Over complicated? Maybe.
Shop number is 0131 6296775. PayPal is firstname.lastname@example.org
You know this stuff. Don’t come down if you have symptoms or if you have had possible contact and are self isolating. Masks are mandatory. Keep 6 albums away from others. Be nice, and maybe have fun.
We have plenty hand gel for use on arrival and on leaving.
Here’s what we’ll have -in very limited quantities. Only 2 of each title except where indicated. Background information on VoxBox and RSD this year is on the last blog post here. http://voxboxmusic.co.uk/2020/08/record-store-days-2020-at-voxbox-music/
Biffy Clyro Moderns -Modern Leper/Modern Love x10
Bob Marley Redemption Song
Brian Eno Rams: Soundtrack
Charlie Parker at the Howard x1
Christy Moore Prosperous x1
Cinematic Orchestra The Crimson Wing/Flamingoes
David Bowie ChangesNowBowie CD and LP x10 of each
David Bowie I’m Only Dancing CD and LP x10 of each
Davy Graham The Holly Kaleidoscope
Elton John Debut album
Gorillaz D-Sides and G Sides x4 of each
Jake Bugg Savious of the City
John Lennon Instant Karma
Keane Night Train
Lee Perry & the Black Ark Players Guidance
Linton Kwesi Johnson Bass Culture LKJ in Dub
Mac Demarco Other Here Comes the Cowboy Demos
Manic Street Preachers Done and Dusted x6
Morrissey Honey, You Know Where to Find Me x4
Motorhead Ace of Spades x1
New Order Peel Sessions
Nick Mason See Emily Play
Ocean Colour Scene One for the Modern x4
Paul McCartney McCartney 1
Pink Floyd Arnold Layne Live
Pogues At the BBC 1984
Primal Scream Loaded x6
Ravi Shankar Chants of India x1
Roxy Music Steven Wilson Stereo
Sandie Shaw x1
Shirley Collins & Davy Graham
Supergrass Caught by the Fuzz
Tangerine Dream Phaedra
The Cure Bloodflowers/Seventeen Seconds x4 of each
The Damned Evil Spirits
The Who Odds and Sods
Tyrannosaurus Rex Unicorn
U2 11 O’Clock Tick Tock x4 or so
V/A The Beat Scene/Rock and Roll/Girls/Blues
Miracle Glass Company 2 🙂