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.
On January 29th you can get your first taste of Jordon Salveson with the release of his first EP. The EP is a digital release available as a free download; you can find the links here on the 29th. To hold you over until Tuesday, here’s a video for the song Inflated Animals. Get it and a few other gems on the EP Tuesday.
Since Walk-In Records began we’ve been telling you about Sister Crystals. Sure, they were called Magic City then, but that was a long time ago. Well, for the last year Sister Crystals worked tirelessly to record a first-class LP and I’m happy to tell you it’s just about finished. We recently booked Roger Seibel at SAE mastering to master the album and arrangements are being made for artwork, pressing, and all the good things that go into making an amazing record. What this all means is that Sister Crystals’ debut LP will be out in May. I’ve heard a few rough tracks from the LP and I can tell you it’s going to knock you over when you hear it. Yeah, it’s that good. Stay tuned for more details…
As the door on 2012 prepares to slam shut, we wanted to bring you news from around the Walk-In Records universe.
It has been a great year for us. Spaces released Nothing Exists but Atoms and the Void on LP and it is nearly sold out. Needless to say we and the band are both thrilled and humbled by the response to this record. If you haven’t heard Spaces yet, take a minute and do that right now. There are still a few copies of the album left which can be ordered here. At the moment, the guys in Spaces are taking some time to themselves, basking in the glow of their record’s success. Well done gentlemen.
In September we announced that Jordon Salveson joined Walk-In. Since then, Jordon moved from Chicago to Nashville and has put together a band to play his songs live. The results are sounding pretty good. Check out this footage from a recent show at Exit/In in Nashville.
Jordon is also working on putting together a digital album we hope to release in the next few months as well as starting to record a new album that will be an LP release a bit later this year.
Finally, we come to Sister Crystals, the band that started it all. Sister Crystals had a busy 2012 playing shows in and around the greater Chicagoland area and recording their debut LP. The band put a lot of time and hard work into this album and it shows. I heard a rough track from the record recently and I can tell you it’s going to knock you down when you hear it. It’s not yet ready for the public, but soon, very soon. The Sister Crystals LP will be out in 2013, so get excited.While you wait, why not check out their EP from last year. These five songs are an excellent introduction to the band and the EP is a free download! What’s not to love. Go get these songs now!
We’re extremely excited about all that 2013 will bring and we’re very proud of what we’ve accomplished in 2012. None of it is possible without the bands on the label and those of you who count yourselves among their fans. Thanks to everyone for buying our records, visiting this site, following us on social media, sending us email, talking to us about the label, talking to the bands about their music, telling your friends about our records, playing Walk-In Records on the radio, writing about us on your blog, magazine or newspaper. Whatever you did to support us this year please know we are eternally thankful. Thanks so much for an amazing 2012 and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve got in store for 2013.
Hopefully you’ve had a chance to check out Magic City’s debut EP, Little Bits. If not, click here to go to their Bandcamp page and remedy that problem. As reported earlier, the excellent Chicago label, Feel Trip, is making this EP available on cassette and the word is they should be finished and available very soon. Downloads are great , but come on, the physical format is really what it’s all about, right. We’ll have some copies of the EP in our store when it becomes available and it will be available through the Feel Trip store as well.
In other Magic City news, the band will play a few Chicago shows in the coming weeks and are planning a more extensive tour for the spring. Dates will be posted as we get them.
Also, in the coming weeks, Magic City will begin recording songs for their Walk-In Records LP. More news to come, so stay tuned.
Welcome to Walk-In Records! We’re just getting things started here, so there’s not much to see yet. All of that will change in the coming weeks. In the meantime, I can tell you that we specialize in small run vinyl releases. We will certainly dabble in CDs, cassette, and digital releases as well, but records will always be out first love.
We’re hard at work on our first release and we seriously can’t wait to tell you all about. Stay tuned…