It's been a few months since out last update here, but we wanted to bring you all up to speed on our summer activities. We've been hard at work getting the Landmarks EP ready for production. After much work preparing the record jacket, dodging potential manufacturing issues, etc., we're happy to inform you that the pressing process is well underway at this point and the record will be out, barring some sort of catastrophe, later this fall. We don't have an exact release date yet, but stay tuned. For the most up to date information, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter. More importantly, follow Landmarks on Facebook and Twitter. These guys are making great music that you don't want to miss. If you'd like to preview the EP you can listen to it below.
If you're in Chicago, Landmarks will play The Observatory on Saturday, September 13. Click here for details.
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.
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...
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!
We are really excited to bring you the much-anticipated EP from Jordon Salveson, Devil, Don't Wake Me Up. You get six songs that really demonstrate the power of Salvson's song writing ability. If you get into The Tallest Man on Earth, Jeff Buckley, Andrew Bird and the like, you owe it to yourself to get this EP. The best part is that we're offering this EP as a pay what you want download. If you look at the post just below this one you'll see a video for the song Inflated Animals. Check that out then click here to stream and download the EP. Hope you like it as much as we do!