Over the past few years Chicago has been breeding a new crop of incredibly talented bands and cultivating a thriving scene that is quietly catching the attention of fans far beyond the borders of Chicagoland. Today we’re very excited to announce that Landmarks, another stand-out Chicago band, has agreed to join Walk-In Records for the vinyl release of their Self-Titled EP. Taking essentials from the psychedelic, shoegaze and dream-pop genres, Landmarks have created their own place in the often crowded indie-rock world. This EP will fit nicely with your Real Estate, Deerhunter, and War on Drugs LPs. There are a few moments when you may even hear a bit the Stone Roses in these songs. Take a listen for yourself…
Right now, plans are being made to get this EP pressed to vinyl. We’ll keep you posted as to when it will be available and all the other details of the vinyl package. In the meantime, stay connected with Landmarks and Walk-In to get all the details as they become available.
It’s shaping up to be a busy spring for Sister Crystals. If you are in or near Chicago in the next few weeks there is absolutely no reason you shouldn’t catch Sister Crystals at least once. The first show on the list is tomorrow night, February 18th at Schubas. Here’s the complete list.
February 18 – Schubas
March 7 – Cafe Mustache
March 15 – Animal Kingdom
April 4 – Observatory
April 9 – Hideout
April 11 – Multi Kulti
April 23 – Burlington
It really helps to have friends who have great cameras and know what to do with them. Check out these great pictures of the Sister Crystals LP my friend Maura put together. Of course pictures don’t allow you to hear the spectacular sounds that bone colored vinyl has trapped inside it’s grooves. Order a copy and complete the package!
Well, it looks like we ran into a delay with manufacturing the Sister Crystals LP. No worries, it’s still coming we just need a bit more time. So, the release date for the LP is now June 18, 2013 rather than June 4th. You can wait an extra two weeks right? Sure you can. With the release just a few short weeks away, you may be wondering how you can buy a copy of this LP for yourself. Well, there are a few ways to get it
1) You can order the LP directly from Walk-In Records. If you pre-order the LP you instantly get a chance at winning a test pressing of the LP. Also, the first 40 pre-orders get a free silk-screened poster. All that and you get a copy of what’s sure to be your favorite record of 2013. Pretty sweet deal! ORDER YOUR COPY NOW!!
2) You can order the LP from one of our favorite online record stores, INSOUND. They’ve got lots of great records, so if you want your Sister Crystals LP and you need to pick up the Kurt Vile and Tame Impala LP too, you can do some one-stop shopping. ORDER FROM INSOUND NOW!!
3) You might be saying, the internet is awesome, but I really like to support my local record store. I’m not ordering your damn records online. You put those records in my local store or else. We say, settle down there big guy, no worries. The Sister Crystals LP is being distributed to retail stores through our friends at Carrot Top Distribution. If you don’t see the LP in your local store, just let them know that Carrot Top is carrying the record and if your store works with Carrot Top they should be able to get you a copy. Carrot Top is taking pre-orders from retail, so if you want it on release day ask your local shop to pre-order it now.
So, get out there and make sure you’ve got the Sister Crystals LP lined up for June 18th. Your turntable expects the best and we aim to deliver. Here’s “For So Long” to keep you company until your LP arrives…
We had a few t-shirts made for those of you who love us so much you want to advertise it to the world. The shirt features the Walk-In Records logo on a charcoal heather shirt. It comes in lots of sizes but numbers are limited so grab one while you can. BUY ONE HERE!