Summer Shows

Walk-In bands have shows coming up throughout the summer that you'll definitely want to see. We'll keep this page updated as dates roll in, but here's what we know so far... Sister Crystals

June 6 - Mickey's Tavern (Madison, WI) w/William Z. Villain and Karsten Osterby

 

Landmarks

June 28 - Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival (Chicago, IL) South Stage @6:45 July 14 - Empty Bottle (Chicago, IL) w/NE-HI, Melkbelly, J Fernandez (FREE SHOW!!)

Sister Crystals LP Update

Sister Crystals WIR-001 Front Cover 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...

UPDATE!! SISTER CRYSTALS LP TEASER VIDEO......

Sister Crystals LP now available to pre-order

Sister Crystals WIR-001 Front Cover We are now accepting pre-orders for Sister Crystals' self titled debut LP. Here are some details on the LP

The first pressing is limited to 500 copies pressed on bone colored vinyl. Each LP comes with full color insert and a coupon for a free download of the entire album.

PRE-ORDER BONUS!! One random pre-order will receive a free test pressing of the album.

40 pre-orders will receive a free screen printed poster with their order.

The record features nine tracks and clocks in at just under 40 minutes. All pre-orders will ship to arrive on or near the expected release date of June 4, 2013.

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER

 

Things you need to know....

There are quite a few things percolating around here and I wanted to share an update before things get really crazy. First of all, at the end of January, Jordon Salveson released an amazing six-song EP called Devil, Don't Wake Me Up. The fine folks at Space Giraffe had this to say about it, "... Devil, Don’t Wake Me Up is the perfect musical companion for late nights in your own company. Six haunting and well composed songs that manage to hit the sweet-spot of being interesting and diverse listening, but simple in their nature and performance."

You can read the entire review here. Jordon plans to release a second EP this spring. Here's some video from one of Jordon's recent Nashville shows. Enjoy...

Get your turntables warmed up because we getting ready to release Sister Crystals' debut LP in May. The album was recently mastered by Roger Seibel at SAE Mastering. Roger has mastered records for the likes of Avail, Death Cab for Cutie, Elliott Smith, Unwound, Calexico, Bon Iver, Bardo Pond... you get the idea. Needless to say, he did an excellent job and the record sounds phenomenal. Be on the look out for the first single, coming your way very soon.

Finally, in less jubilant news, Spaces called it quits in January, ending their four-year run on a high note. I count myself very lucky to have had the opportunity to release their second LP, Nothing Exists but Atoms and the Void. It's been a true pleasure to work with them and I wish them the best in whatever they may do next. If you haven't picked up their LP, don't delay. There are less than 30 copies left. This was limited to 250 copies. It's pressed on beautiful red vinyl, the cover art is loved by millions and it comes with a beautiful screened poster. Hurry over to our shop and pick this up.

That should bring you up to speed. Click on those giant Facebook and Twitter icons above and to the right to get up to the minute updates about our releases, our bands on the road, and other good stuff. Thanks again for your support!

Sister Crystals debut LP is coming your way in May

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...

2012 Year End Update

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.