To ensure that an opportunity to highlight the work of record stores at this critical time remains in place despite the postponement of Record Store Day, we will throw a day-long event featuring over 130 record stores, on 20th June.
The event will see dozens of new and re-issued vinyl releases being made available to music fans. The full list of releases can be found here, and record stores participating is now available to view here. Stores will make the releases available from 9am on the 20th of June and will be shipping on various dates soon after the event.
The world’s biggest online in-store event is also planned with 24-hours of live performances, DJ sets, interviews, readings and more from a wide range of artists and influential music industry figures and has been curated by a number of the world’s independent labels including:
Secretly Canadian, Jagjaguwar, Dead Oceans, ATO Records, Heavenly Recordings, Transgressive, Mute, Play It Again Sam, Bella Union, Speedy Wunderground, Partisan Records, Memphis Industries and Chrysalis amongst others.
Nirvana’s 1989 debut album still remains the best-selling album to have ever been released by Sub Pop, who Nirvana were signed to before they made their major label jump for the game-changing Nevermind. Bleach is notable for its scrappy sound, which is rooted in the style of the Seattle grunge scene at the time, although songs like the classic ‘About A Girl’ offer glimpses into the more adventurous songwriting that Kurt Cobain would later develop. Bleach is also notable for featuring original drummer Chad Channing, who left after the album’s release and was replaced by Dave Grohl. The reissue features a bonus live album recorded in 1990.
Sub Pop release Low's Ones and Sixes. The album was co-produced by the band and engineer BJ Burton at Justin Vernon's April Base Studios in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The record nicely balances the band's trademark immediacy (Into You and Kid In The Corner) with more sprawling, experimental fare (the blistering, nearly 10-minute Landslide or DJ, a track that could be a spiritual cousin to Trust's Shots and Ladders). Throughout the record, electronic flourishes bubble under the surface while the cavernous-sounding guitars rip and echo around the corners. Low never let you down.
You never hear anyone asking for a reunion but they were quite major players in the UK indie scene of the mid '80s. Leader Rolo McGinty went off at a tangent with this 1995 album as which saw him head off in an electronica / trance / house direction. The end result sounding more like or than . Much deserved re-issue.