Record Store Day 2011 : The Haul

Great day out shuttling between Glasgow’s two great little record shops. It was the now established Record Store Day and people were out in their droves, queuing to get their hands on the exclusive releases, listen to the live acts (Admiral Fallow – just superb!) and snaffle some of the free tea and cakes. Outside the shops there was chatter and buzz. The sun even came out for a bit. Record Store Day is beginning to feel like an event.

The purpose of the whole day of course is to buy music. Here’s what I came home with:

From Monorail:
In Love With Oblivion  by Crystal Stilts
Moment Bends  by Architecture In Helsinki
A Spare Tabby At The Cat’s Wedding  by Moon Wiring Club

From Love Music:
Boots Met My Face by Admiral Fallow
Home And The Wild Hunt by Woodenbox With A Fistful Of Fivers
Appetite by Le Reno Amps
Greater Inventions by For Abel
Stockholm Belongs To Us – A Labrador Records Compilation (Record Store Day 2011 sampler)

Now I just need to find the time to listen to them.

2 thoughts on “Record Store Day 2011 : The Haul

    1. Nothing in particular. I treat Record Store Day as an opportunity to take chance on acts I don’t know much about. Of the records I bought, one was because I’d enjoyed their previous album, one was because I’d seen them live and didn’t know they had an album out, two more were bands I’d heard about and had been recommended to me and three were just punts in the dark. Oh and the last one was a freebie that was slipped in with my purchases.

      Because that’s the best thing about independent stores – they’re the places you can find bands you’ve never heard of. I find that exciting.

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