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...
It's been a busy first year for the label, but we have no intention of slowing down now. As we approach our first birthday, Walk-In Records is pleased to announce that Jordon Salveson is the latest artist to join the label. Jordon is a native of Nashville and has recently spent several years in Chicago. He brings his considerable abilities as songwriter and multi-instrumentalist to Walk-In Records and we are thrilled he agreed to release his records with us. If names like Jeff Buckley, The Tallest Man on Earth, and Sondre Lerche make you sit up and pay attention then you need to spend some time with Jordon Salveson's music.
Look for a digital album from Jordon in a few weeks and an LP release late in 2013 or early 2014. In the meantime take a few minutes and check out this song, In a Story or a Dream. Also, read more about Jordon here, then check him out on Facebook and Twitter.
As reported earlier, Magic City's debut, Little Bits EP, is out now and available for free download on their bandcamp page. Feeltrip Records will have a limited cassette version for sale very soon. We will be getting copies of the cassette for sale in our shop as well. Run and get this now, now, now! Magic City plans to tour early next year, so stay tuned for details on those dates as well as updates on their Walk-In Records debut.Also, don't forget to add your name to the Walk-In Records mailing list. Now, go get that Little Bits EP. Go on....
Here at Walk-In Records we consider ourselves very privileged to be working with Chicago's Magic City. In 2012 Walk-In plans to release Magic City's first record. Obviously there's a lot of work ahead before that sweet slab of vinyl is delivered; in the meantime go check out their new track "Your Eyes" and few other amazing tracks over at their bandcamp page. Even more exciting is the news that, Magic City's debut, Little Bits EP, will be released November 11th via the Feel Trip label. We'll have the tape for sale in our store or you can get it via the fabulous Feel Trip label here... you won't be disappointed.