Saturday, 17 April 2010

International Record Store Day

So today = 17.4 has been the international record store day.
A desperate way of trying to rejuvenate/aid the falling album sales rates?
It's a shame to have to use these sort of gimmicks to remind people of substantial records in the hay day of illegal mp3's.

But as a consumer who already purchases a considerable amount of music, I feel my concsience is clean and I'm free to reap the goodies that such a gimmick as Record Store Day offers in abundance.

And goodies is what it does/should offer. With crazy amounts of bands putting out limited editioned releases: Crystal Castles, Flaming Lips, Neu!, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, She And Him, Happy Birthday, Caribou, Dum Dum Girls, Male Bonding etc. Unfortunately as I live in Finland most of these releases were impossible to get over here. Chatting to my local record store's owner, he said that some record labels wouldn't even answer his e-mails and most people just didn't want anything to do with record store day limited releases being released over our way.

That's bullshit if you ask me. Why are these things organised in such a way over here? I feel like someone should set up a consultant agency on how to optimize your illegal downloading rate.

Anyway, thankfully 8 Raita had at least been sent a few items: Something by Soundgarden, a Happy Birthday 7", The Album Leaf's 12" with a few originals and a single remix and finally a Dum Dum Girls/Male Bonding split 7".

As there was only one of each record I snapped up the dumdum/malebonding 7" like quick snap. Then I took advantage of the ongoing sales to bolster my collection with Dum Dum Girls' 'I Will Be' and finally Gang Gang Dance's 'Saint Dymphna'

Thought I'd just add a few relevant video's here now.

A bit of Male Bonding (one of my favourite band names)

Then some Dum Dum Girls

New Crystals..

Daedelus full length should be released today

Daedelus "Righteous Fists of Harmony" from DestroyRockMusic Inc. on Vimeo.

Beach Fossil's s/t out too. whooh!

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