First, on Monday, April 11th, at 6pm, we've got MOON DUO! The Wooden Shjips offshoot's new album for Sacred Bones, "Mazes", was one of our Records Of The Week this past Friday, as if we had to tell you. (By the way, we sold out of those really quick, we'll have more in stock tomorrow though - alas, without the super limited bonus disc, those are gone gone gone.)
That'll be a kind of a kick off to the week leading up to, yes, RECORD STORE DAY, Saturday April 16th! Can't wait. We're not gonna have any bands play here on Record Store Day, that would be too crazy, but guess what? We've got a special Record Store Day related instore on Sunday the 17th. Record Store Day After, as it were.
It'll be another duo, Phil Manley aka Life Coach (Trans Am, Jonas Reinhardt, The Fucking Champs, etc.) and Isaiah Mitchell (Earthless) in support of their RSD release on Thrill Jockey, the vinyl-only Mitchell and Manley "Norcal Values" album.
That's Sunday April 17th at 5pm. We're pretty excited about this, so be there, and make it a Record Store Weekend!
Here's Thrill Jockey's press release blurb about "Norcal Values", btw:
Floating down the Yuba River, hang gliding off the cliffs at Fort Funston, a day at Ocean Beach with the dog, a leisurely stroll in Golden Gate Park, a fat bag of Trainwreck; these are among the many images that come to mind when listening to Mitchell and Manley’s Norcal Values.
Inspired by his spiritual advisor, Bettina Richards, Phil Manley recruited the shredding stylings of Earthless’ Isaiah Mitchell to collaborate on a record comprised almost exclusively of a single continuous guitar solo. The recording was made live with no overdubs - completely improvised. This recording exhibits inspiration so pure that it could only come from within. Drawing from the classical Indian music tradition as well as from modern new age music, Norcal Values is the sonic equivalent of fine Californian cuisine. We invite you to dine upon its bountiful aural splendor. Bon appetite.