Thursday, February 28, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

2013 Record Store Day Releases

from Wax Poetic, a blog about vinyl records, box sets, and the one and only Record Store Day and their numerous releases.  I won't post the list here, as the man says, he spends a lot of time and energy to compile the list, give credit where credit is do and a thank you from all vinyl lovers:

Record Store Day 2013/RSD #6—April 20, 2013 #RSD13 Release List..198 TITLES AND GROWING


Jimi Hendrix Photo Used As the Official Poster for 6th Annual Record Store Day


find this to be intriguing, will have to learn more and get back to you:

Out of Press Vinyl Pledge Site Beat Delete Launched by Ninja Tune

Launched at the start of 2013, Beat Delete is a specialised Kickstarter, a website which allows fans to potentially rescue lost vinyl releases.

Customers can pledge to buy a copy of a record currently out of stock by the label. When a certain level of pledges have been made, the record will be re-pressed and once again will become available to the wider world. In many cases, pledgers will receive numbered or exclusive limited editions, or other benefits outlined for each release.

Developed from an idea by a Ninja Tune employee and “powered” by the same label, the 2013 launch of Beat Delete responds to the lasting impact of the fire at the Sony-DADC warehouse in Edmonton during the summer 2011 riots which destroyed 3.2m releases. For independent labels, the cost of re-pressing the small releases that make up the bulk of their catalogue is hard to justify. According to the Beat Delete press release:

"It’s easy enough to put in an order of 1000 copies of something you know will sell through in a matter of weeks, but what about that record that may take several years to recoup the investment? That means warehousing costs on top of expensive shipping and manufacture, and many labels can’t afford to take that risk. As a result, we’re all – as music buyers – impoverished. There is less choice, less chance of coming across a little gem, less excitement. This is particularly true of vinyl, where the costs of re-pressing small quantities of a record are prohibitively high."

Since the beta launch of the site at the start of the year there have been steady orders. King Geedorah's - Take Me To Your Leader on Big Dada has been fully funded, Amon Tobin's Permutation and Bricolage LPs are both 80% complete, while Bonobo, Hexstatic, Roots Manuva and more are waiting for your support...

Beat Delete is already supported by the following labels: Accidental, Ninja Tune, Beggars, Big Dada, Brainfeeder, Cat Skills, Domino, Sunday Best, Tru Thoughts.

Beat Delete will be looking to consistently add new record labels and releases to the site. Any labels large or small who would like make available out of press products to the Beat Delete community please contact


always on the look out for interesting album cover art and i have another for you:

HOWL: New Album Cover Artwork, Trailer Released

Providence riff militia HOWL will unleash its second full-length of molten metal filth this April. Entitled "Bloodlines", the ten-track offering was recorded at the infamous Planet Z Studio in Hadley, Massachusetts.

Read more at Blabbermouth




The End are happy to announce the release of The Red Paintings latest EP, 'You're Not One Of Them' out April 16th. The EP showcases a selection of highlights and rare tracks from the band’s early releases, including the Australian radio hits ‘We Belong In The Sea’  and 'Pickles.’

‘You’re Not One Of Them’ has already picked up steam overseas ahead of the release, having been added to over 100 stations across the UK & Europe, including spins on XFM, Kerrang and BBC Radio.  The incredible video clip for the track follows a series of award-winning clips from the band which have been screened at film festivals worldwide.

Also included are tracks that fans will recognise from the band’s last US tour supporting the Dresden Dolls – their covers of ‘Sing’ and ‘Mad World’

1. You're Not One Of Them
2. Destroy The Robots
3. Sing
4. We Belong In The Sea
5. Pickles
6. Mad World

Having just returned from a 40-date tour spanning across Europe, the orchestral art rock group have been tapped as main support for Mindless Self Indulgence on 10 dates of their forthcoming US tour
Known for their vibrant stage shows incorporating live art, human canvases, theatrics & more, The Red Paintings are often compared to acts like Radiohead, Muse, Smashing Pumpkins & The Arcade Fire. Having shared stages with the Dresden Dolls, Mindless Self Indulgence, Saul Williams, The Posies and Mogwai, The Red Paintings are one of those few acts that will take you on a journey into the future with a lively and visionary performance that is sure to inspire your mind and senses alike.

The Red Paintings Tour Dates:

April 20 @ The Fillmore, Detroit MICHIGAN *
April 21 @ House Of Blues, Cleveland OHIO *
April 23 @ Bogart’s, Cincinnati OHIO *
April 24 @ House Of Blues, Chicago ILLINOIS *
April 25 @ Mill City Nights, Minneapolis MINNESOTA *
April 26 @ Granada Theatre, Lawrence KS *
April 27 @ Ogden Theatre, Denver COLORADO *
April 28 @ In The Venue, Salt Lake City UTAH *
April 30 @ The Showbox, Seattle WA *
May 1 @ Roseland Theater, Portland OREGON *
* with Mindless Self Indulgence

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