Happy Record Store Day everybody! Today is a great day to celebrate all those independent bands, labels, and stores around the world! I hope most people have already been out to one today but if not, check here for venues! I’ve been in-and-out of my local record store, Von’s Records, for most of the day. I showed up early and got some really really cool stuff, and they have bands playing inside and outside all day! Here’s a quick list of my Record Store Day purchases, and I might actually go back for more. WHAT DID YOU GUYS GET??? (and I apologize for the shitty cell phone pics)
UPDATE: I uploaded most of the these releases, with the exception of the Soft Pack (it’s just their album). Just click on the record picture to get ‘em!
Phoenix – “Fences” PINK 12″
Beach House – “Zebra” 12″
Devo – “Fresh” b/w “What We Do” BLUE 12″
The Black Keys – “Tighten Up” b/w “Howlin’ For You” 12″
The Soft Pack – 7″ box set
Dum Dum Girls/Male Bonding – “Pay With Me” b/w “Before It’s Gone”
Happy Birthday – “Shampoo” b/w “Alien” 7″
Genre: Indie Rock, Garage, Post-Punk
Location: San Diego, CA
02. Down on Loving
03. Answer to Yourself
04. Move Along
05. Pull Out
06. More or Less
07. Tides of Time
Lotsa buzz around the Soft Pack, formally known as the Muslims. I have a good feeling these guys are gonna get mad popular from their self-titled. The formula is nearly perfect; short, quick, fun, bob-your-head, catchy summer tunes. Get this one before it gets taken down.
Note: Something is wrong with the track “Move Along”. It’s supposed to be around 2:20, but every copy I’ve found has been 1 minute flat, it sounds like a repeat of “Answer to Yourself”. Bad leak I suppose.