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...
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.
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 you may or may not know by now, there's a new show out there called Magic City. I'd love to tell you that the show details the adventures of an amazing band from Chicago but I'd be lying. The show has nothing to do with bands at all. As entertaining as Magic City the TV show might be, it makes it tough for Magic City the fantastic Chicago band to be found on the internet. WIth this in mind, we're pleased to announce that Magic City, the band, has changed their name to Sister Crystals. What does this mean for the future? Really, it changes nothing. Same band, same music, and they're still recording their first LP which Walk-In Records will release this summer. So, while Sister Crystals is hard at work recording that LP, Please go like them on Facebook and Twitter at the links below, then check out some live footage of one of their new songs.
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/#!/SisterCrystals