Saturday, April 20 is Record Store Day, which will thrill those who are not cheerleaders for homogenized, major-label monopolies.
Hats off to Fake Major for their initiative in turning the event into a hyperspeed tour of Scotland, with the acoustic duo playing at shops in Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow in the space of just four hours. They’ll be pimping copies of their wonderful debut EP, Have Plenty Of Fun, which doesn’t get a digital release until May 1.
Here’s a rundown of the in-store performances happening in Scotland, all free to attend of course:
Young Aviators (2pm), Viking Galaxy (2.30pm), French Wives (3pm), Fake Major (3.30pm), Woodenbox (4pm), Three Blind Wolves (4.30pm), Washington Irving (5pm), Glasvegas (5.30pm) – event info
Pamster (12pm), Kevin Harper (12.20pm), Frank (12.45pm), Tom Houston (1pm), End Of Neil (1.20pm), Miniature Dinosaurs (1.45pm), James Grant (2.30pm), Debrasco (3.15pm) – event info
Among the official RSD13 releases will be limited edition copies of the following:
King Creosote – That Might Well Be It, Darling
Biffy Clyro – Black Chandelier (live) b/w City Of Dreadful Night
Edwyn Collins & The Heartbreaks – What Are You Doing, Fool?
Frightened Rabbit – Norland Wind
Glasvegas – I’d Rather Be Dead (Than Be With You) b/w Later… When The TV Turns To Static
Mogwai – Special N (L. Pierre remix) b/w Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat – The Copper Top (Plasmatron remix)
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)
Garbage – Because The Night (Patti Smith cover feat. Screaming Females) b/w Love Like Suicide and Automatic Systematic Habit (Costa Cadeu remix)
Admiral Fallow – Tree Bursts In Snow including 24-bit studio master download (see The Pop Cop feature)
CHVRCHES – Recover
Django Django – Hi Djinx!
Frightened Rabbit & Manchester Orchestra – Architect b/w Manchester Orchestra & Grouplove – Make It To Me
Frightened Rabbit – The Midnight Organ Fight / Quietly Now
Orange Juice – reissues of Rip It Up, You Can’t Hide Your Love Forever, Texas Fever, The Orange Juice
Simple Minds – Promised You A Miracle (Mylo remix) b/w Broken Glass Park
The Beta Band – reissues of Champion Versions, The Patty Patty Sound, Los Amigos Del Beta Bandados
Among the exclusive ‘non-official’ Scottish releases keep an eye out for Beer vs. Records split EP featuring Le Thug, Magic Eye, Plastic Animals and Zed Penguin (12″) and Randolph’s Leap – Furtive Glances/Demos & Rarities (cassette).
Glasgow’s Love Music will also be selling advance CD albums of Washington Irving – Palomides Volume 1, Young Aviators – Self Help, Woodenbox – End Games and Viking Galaxy – First Contact plus a one-off Three Blind Wolves – Three Blind Wolves Love Music EP.