Record Store Day, started in 2007, is once again upon us this Saturday, April 18th. It’s a great way to support your locally owned independent record store while snatching up some exclusive goodies and maybe watching an in-store throw down or two. Not sure about what live performances are going on this year, but there are some nice little record store day exclusives being released. So go show your support while spending your hard earned cheese, and give that little guy up there something to spin.
Here are some releases worth looking out for:
Lead singer Tracyanne Campbell and the rest of Camera Obscura have a new album coming out next week titled My Maudlin Career. These guys have a solid catalog at this point filled with Phil Spector-esque pop drama. They don’t change up the format too often, including on the new album, but that’s probably for the better. They know what they’re good at, and they’re riding it out. The new album was produced by Jari Haapalainen who’s produced Peter Bjorn & John and The Concretes, as well as their last album, Let’s Get Out of This Country, so you know what to expect. Good solid indie pop. Yay!
From the My Maudlin Career LP:
Camera Obscura – French Navy
Camera Obscura – My Maudlin Career
Camera Obscura – James
From the Let’s Get Out of This Country LP:
Camera Obscura – Lloyd I’m Ready to be Heartbroken
Camera Obscura – Let’s Get Out of This Country
Camera Obscura – I Need All the Friends I Can Get
From the Under Achievers Please Try Harder LP:
Camera Obscura – Suspended From Class
Camera Obscura – A Sister’s Social Agony
Camera Obscura – Books Written for Girls