It's this special time of the year again! It's Record Store Day!
On the 16th of April 2011 the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. On Record Store Day there are special releases on vinyl & CD and exclusive promotional products. It's more than 700 stores in the US and hundreds more worldwide.
There are two releases I especially like to mention:
Plasticsoul & Brandon Schott
Celebrating Big Star's Third (ltd edition vinyl) there will be a Plasticsoul & Brandon Schott collaboration - a cover of Thank You Friends. You can have it here - but it's limited to 200 (digital) copies!
Featuring Steven Wilson (of Plasticsoul) on lead vocals and acoustic guitar & Brandon Schott on background vocals, ukulale and toy piano. Recorded completely live to 4-track cassette in the living room of Brandon's then empty new house on May 10, 2010. So get it - fast!
The Foo Fighters release Medium Rare, a collection of cover songs, including very impressive versions of Band On The Run (Wings), Have A Cigar (Pink Floyd) and Baker Street (Gerry Rafferty). It's their second release within one week! Their "proper" new album Wasting Light is already available. And it's fab! (just listen to the first two songs Burning Bridges and Rope!)