Nettwerk Artists Celebrate Record Store Day
Today is Record Store Day across North America and Nettwerk artists are joining in on the celebration for one of music's major life forces by releasing new albums and performing in much loved indie record spots.
Great Lake Swimmers are performing at Fred Records in St. John's Newfoundland as part of JunoFest weekend. The group comemerates RSD with the release of their live recording "The Legion Sessions EP".
Also with big news today, fun. are releasing "fun. Live At Fingerprints" on CD and digitally through thinkindie.com. In addition, the band is releasing "Aim And Ignite" on deluxe double vinyl, available exclusively at all participating Record Store Day outlets (http://www.recordstoreday.com/venues)
Plenty of Nettwerk artists had great things to say about their local record stores and the experiences and impact they have on their lives.
Tony Dekker - Great Lake Swimmers:
"One of my most favorite things to do in Toronto is to go into one of a handful of my favorite indie record stores and see what's new. In a lot of ways, I go to them for the news about what's happening in town and what new records are perking people's ears. It adds strength to the sense of a musical community in my city. Also, my audio format of choice is vinyl, so it’s especially nice to go in and see what I can find on LP. I enjoy the experience of visiting a store and potentially being tipped off to a new band, or a rediscovered one, that I may not have heard before."
Nate Ruess- fun. :
"Indie record stores are as important to a touring musician as an incredible thrift store. I can't overstate how good it feels to place an original pressing of 'veedon fleece' in your most underused of shirts and pack it into your suitcase, anxiously awaiting the day you get home so that you can play it as though it was your reward or trophy from the long
journey you had just finished embarking on."
Reuben Wu from Ladytron:
"That little bit of chaos concealed amongst the sterile corridors of the modern city. If it wasn't for Liverpool's independent record shops, Ladytron probably wouldn't have ever come into existence."
"A long time ago, people that made music meant it, people that bought it cared and celebrated the listening to it as an activity unto itself. They read the liner notes like a sacred text and conversed for hours on the intricacies of a band, a sound, a producer, a label, the artwork, a movement. Oh yes, in a store, face to face. Uphold that tradition. Honor our stores that still exist that cater to people making music that still care, and fans that do too."
Ryan Miller from Guster:
"Man, if it weren't for Bill's Records and Tapes I would've been an accountant like my dad. I love my dad, but thank God for Bill's."
Chad Urmston from State Radio:
"In our increasing digital and homogenious culture, the independent record store is the last bastion of individuality. Long live the underground!"
For all the info on Record Store Day visit recordstoreday.com
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