The Big Day you have all been waiting for is happening this Saturday (April 18th) and we know you are all as excited as we are. As always, there are some great releases this year and if you have not already made your list and etched the artwork in your mind ready for the hunt, you can check out the full list of releases here on our site or of course you can check recordstoreday.com for more details. Note: We have no guarantee over which releases we will have available and how many, but feel free to contact us to see if we have ordered any particular release.
Of course Record Store Day is not just about the releases, it is a day to celebrate Independent Record Stores and we hope that you will be joining us for the whole day as we will have lots of great celebrations going on.
WATERLOO INVITES YOU TO THE FIRST INSTALLMENT OF THE RED BULL SOUND SELECT SHOWCASES! THIS ONE IS IN CELEBRATION OF RECORD STORE DAY!
FEATURING ROBERT DELONG W/ RED BULL SELECT ARTISTS ROGER SELLERS & NIGHT DRIVE - FRIDAY, APRIL 17TH AT THE PARISH AT 9PM
CLICK HERE TO RSVP FOR A DISCOUNTED $3 TICKET!
CHECK OUT THE EVENT ON FACEBOOK
Red Bull Sound Select is a long-term initiative celebrating local music and the people who push it forward: hard working artists, passionate fans, and tastemakers who shape the scene. Every month, Red Bull collaborates with local curators to promote emerging talent by teaming them up with prominent artists. The resulting showcase breaks the music industry mold and brings attention to those who deserve it. All proceeds go back to support the opening local bands that night.
Fans who RSVP to Austin’s April showcase on RedBullSoundSelect.com will get a discounted $3 ticket.
CALEXICO - Edge Of The Sun - Anti
Calexico's follow-up to 2012's acclaimed Algiers, Edge of the Sun began with a songwriting retreat to the historic Mexico City borough of Coyoacán. Working for the first time with Mexican collaborators, Calexico expanded their horizons as the guest list grew to include musicians from a myriad of backgrounds, origins, and genres, including Sam Beam from Iron and Wine, Ben Bridwell from Band of Horses, Nick Urata from Devotchka, Carla Morrison, Gaby Moreno, Amparo Sanchez, multi-instrumentalists from the Greek band Takim, as well as Neko Case.
EARL SWEATSHIRT - I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside: An Album By Earl Sweatshirt - Sony
The second full-length studio release for the Los Angeles rapper Earl Sweatshirt features guest appearances from Dash, Na'kel, Vince Staples, and Wiki.
THE WOMBATS - Glitterbug - Bright Antenna
The Wombats follow up 2011’s This Modern Glitch with their third full-length, Glitterbug. The first song off of the album, “Greek Tragedy,” hit #2 on Billboard’s Emerging Artist Chart less than two weeks after release. The band’s 2011 album, This Modern Glitch, hit Top 5 on the UK charts and spawned US hits “Jump Into the Fog,” “1996,” and “Techno Fan.” Matthew Murphy, Dan Haggis, and Tord Øverland Knudsen are the threesome behind The Wombats.
MIGHTY OAKS - Howl - Astralwerks
Three young men, from three countries, combining three part harmonies, resulting in one unique sound. The Berlin based indie-folk band comprised of Ian Hooper (US), Claudio Donzelli (Italy), and Craig Saunders (UK) writes honest, authentic and emotionally driven songs acoustic guitars and mandolins at the centre of their sound, layers of electric guitars creating space and depth, rounded off through solid bass lines and the heartbeat of a simple drum. The music sets the perfect scene for the lyrics, which often draw their inspiration from the Pacific Northwest, the birthplace of Hooper. Set amidst these wonderful landscapes come tales of love, loss and the beauty of all that surrounds.
ALABAMA SHAKES - Sound & Color - ATO Records
Alabama Shakes's Sound & Color is the follow-up to the band's Gold-certified debut album, Boys & Girls, which earned the group three GRAMMY nominations, including a nod for Best New Artist. Sound & Color demonstrates the tremendous strides made by a group of musicians who had only been playing together for a few months when they recorded their first album. From the searing single "Don't Wanna Fight" to the garage-rock freak-out on “The Greatest” to the psychedelic space jam “Gemini,” Alabama Shakes build on the soulful blues-rock base and map a surprising, innovative new direction.
GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS - A Forest Of Arms - Nettwerk
A Forest Of Arms is the sixth album from Tony Dekker’s Great Lake Swimmers and the follow-up to their 2012 Juno Award and Polaris Music Prize nominated New Wild Everywhere. The album is a return to Dekker's naturalistic folk sound, as well as the process of recording in unique and unusual locations, which provided elements for some of their most dynamic songs ever recorded. Those familiar with past Great Lake Swimmers albums will recognize the thematic threads of beauty in the natural world, environmental issues and explorations of close personal ties that hold us together.
GENGAHR - She's A Witch EP - PIAS America
Gengahr's previous single, “Powder,” positioned them as one of the UK’s buzziest new bands, so expertly did its clanging psych-pop walk the line between Tame Impala’s sprawling soundscapes and Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s miniature suites. “She's A Witch,” the title track from the band’s new EP, operates in that same post-MGMT realm, but it’s got a dancey skip in its step to go along with the translucent guitar leads, groovy Modest Mouse bass gallops, and fluttering falsetto vocals. “Maybe she’ll sink,” they sing, “maybe she’ll fly.” This one soars.
DELERIUM - Rarities & B-Sides - Nettwerk
Rarities & B-Sides contains 3 new songs, including Glimmer featuring Emily Haines (of Metric), Aurora featuring rising star Rykka and Ray, featuring the iconic Delerium singer, Kristy Thirsk. Beyond this, all these songs have never been released digitally and include such gems as Stopwatch Heart featuring Emily Haines and the Daylight Edit, featuring Matthew Sweet. This collection highlights the rich history of Delerium, who trail blazed trance and anthemic dance with Silence in the 90s and is still going strong, as highlighted by this extraordinary collection of songs.
For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.