Thursday, 18 April 2013

Record Store Day 2013 - A Scottish Fiction Guide

Saturday coming is Record Store Day, a day for celebrate, and supporting, all that is good and right about independent record stores.  In it's sixth year, it has grown to a behemoth of an event, and shows no sign of abating, much to the glee of record store owners. 

The day has become about so much more than just shiny pieces of plastic, and it now encapsulates so much about what makes record stores great; live music, local bands and promoters, family fun, carnival atmospheres and DIY record label releases.  To help guide you on your adventures tomorrow I've put together a list of what's going on where, and some special releases from Scottish artists you should be looking out for.


First thing to bear in mind is that there's the official RSD release list and then there are other releases being put on in conjuction, but not in association with RSD.  I'm not sure if shops will be distributing lists around their customers of what is in stock, but if so be aware it might only be official stock, rather than some of the indie stuff listed below.  I've indicated where this might apply.  Here's what to look out for from a Scottish musicians point of view:

Adam Stafford - Millions Must Work Forever EP - Cassette - Non official RSD release

Admiral Fallow – Tree Bursts In Snow including 24-bit studio master download - 12" vinyl

Beer vs. Records - Song By Toad split EP - Featuring tracks from Le Thug, Plastic Animals, Magic Eye and Zed Penguin - 12" vinyl - Non official RSD release

Beer vs. Records - Barney's Beer - Four beers and download codes for tracks from Le Thug, Plastic Animals, Magic Eye and Zed Penguin - 4 pack of beer - Non official RSD release

Biffy Clyro – Modern Magic Formula b/w City Of Dreadful Night - 7" vinyl

Big Country - In A Broken Promise Land b/w Flower Of Scotland - 7" vinyl

CHVRCHES – Recover - 12" vinyl

Django Django – Hi Djinx! - 12" vinyl

Edwyn Collins & The Heartbreaks – What Are You Doing, Fool? - 7" vinyl

Frightened Rabbit – Norland Wind - 7" vinyl

Frightened Rabbit & Manchester Orchestra – Architect b/w Manchester Orchestra & Grouplove – Make It To Me - 12" vinyl

Frightened Rabbit – The Midnight Organ Fight / Quietly Now - 12" double vinyl

Glasvegas – I’d Rather Be Dead (Than Be With You) b/w Later… When The TV Turns To Static - 7" vinyl

Garbage – Because The Night (Patti Smith cover feat. Screaming Females) b/w Love Like Suicide and Automatic Systematic Habit (Costa Cadeu remix) - 10" vinyl

Jesus And The Mary Chain - Pyscho Candy (reissue) - 12" vinyl

King Creosote – That Might Well Be It, Darling - CD

Mogwai – Special N (L. Pierre remix) b/w Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat – The Copper Top (Plasmatron remix) - 7" vinyl

Orange Juice – Rip It Up (reissue) - 12" vinyl

Orange Juice - You Can’t Hide Your Love Forever (reissue) - 12" vinyl

Orange Juice - Texas Fever (reissue) - 12" vinyl

Orange Juice - The Orange Juice (reissue) - 12" vinyl

Primal Scream - Record Store Day - 12" vinyl

Randolph's Leap - Furtive Glances EP - Cassette - Non official RSD release

Simple Minds – Promised You A Miracle (Mylo remix) b/w Broken Glass Park - 12" vinyl

The Beta Band – Champion Versions (reissue) - 12" vinyl

The Beta Band - The Patty Patty Sound (reissue) - 12" vinyl

The Beta Band - Los Amigos Del Beta Bandados (reissue) - 12" vinyl

The Twilight Sad – (If You) Keep Me In Your Heart (Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat cover) b/w Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat – Alphabet (The Twilight Sad cover) - 7" vinyl

Three Blind Wolves - Three Blind Wolves Love Music - CD (only available in Love Music) - Non official RSD release

Once you've splurged your pennies it's time to unwind.  And that won't be difficult as here's what's going on across the various independent record stores in Scotland.  If you're about in Glasgow, I'll maybe see you.  Say hi!

LOVE Music - Glasgow

Expect queues folks, it's always busy on RSD and the added cake and coffee whilst you wait is a welcome bonus!  There's also a pinball competition for those with crazy flipper fingers.  Music wise here's what to expect (times subject to change):

14:00 - Young Aviators
14:30 - Viking Galaxy
15:00 - French Wives
15:30 - Fake Major
16:00 - Washington Irving
16:30 - Three Blind Wolves
17:00 - Woodenbox
17:30 - Glasvegas

Monorail - Glasgow

At Monorail there's a real family feel being nurtured, I remember spotting Bob Hardy from Franz Ferdinand last year with some sproglets running about, and with their face painting and home baking on offer the kids will feel right at home.  Musically things kick off at 17:00 and run until approximately 20:00 with Vic Godard & The Sexual Objects, Ela Orleans, World Peace.

Oxfam Music - Glasgow

TYCI have organised a fabulous female line-up, so whilst you might not get new RSD vinyl, although you can trawl the racks for some great second hand stuff, you'll be able to hear this lot play some sweet music from 16:00 to 18:00:

Kitty The Lion
Siobhan Wilson
Jo Mango
Kirsten Innes

Avalanche Records -Edinburgh

As well as plenty of RSD goodies you can catch Fake Major, who'll be playing to the crowd around 13:30, and then in-store performances from Glasvegas at 14:30 and Admiral Fallow at 15:30.

VoxBox Music

Gerry Loves Records are helping out with the event, which probably has the best line up of the day.  Sadly I'll be in Glasgow, but if you're a resident of the capital enjoy this lot:

12.00 - Wounded Knee
13.00 - Magic Eye
14.00 - eagleowl vs Kid Canaveral
15.00 - Mike Heron Band (feat members of the Incredible String Band and Trembling Bells)
16.00 - Rob St. John
16.50 - Adam Stafford
17.30 - Honeyblood

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