Record Store Day 2016 release list revealed
Over 250 labels release Record Store Day product for 2016
4 out of 5 releases from independent labels
8th March: We are proud to reveal the official list of UK releases making their way into independent record shops on Saturday 16th April. The full list will be published on www.recordstoreday.co.uk at 6.15pm on Tuesday 8th March and covered in the Music News on BBC 6 Radio Music on Wednesday 9 March.
Over 250 labels are set to release limited edition records for the 9th annual Record Store Day. Among this year’s releases, labels are choosing to put new music at the forefront of their offerings, with new material from artists such as Foals, Primal Scream and Bastille all joining the list.
4 out of 5 releases come from independent labels; making it one of our most eclectic and interesting Record Store Day lists to date. From Cavern of Anti-Matter, to Django Django to The Small Faces, there is something for all music fans to enjoy.
Rupert Morrison, of The Drift Record Shop in Totnes, said ‘Record Store Day is about embracing all of the music that finds its way into independent record shops. The 2016 collection is another fine example of the amazing independent music makers and recording companies who so brilliantly support us independent shops on record store day and all year-round.”
Major label acts also add weight to the Record Store Day list and among the releases this year which might appeal to a younger generation of vinyl fans are acts such as James Bay, Florence and the Machine and Hozier.
Sitting alongside the usual Record Store Day classics and a whole host of new music, there’s also a scattering of innovative releases providing new ways of consuming music driving extra excitement.
Alcopop! Records have continued the curation of the ‘Sensible Record Labels’ compilation featuring tracks from a range of UK labels including Trangressive, Fortuna Pop, Holy Roar and Elefant. The release comes on individual splattered, multi-coloured vinyl with a download card containing up to 150mb of content from each label with hundreds of tracks, videos and secret exclusives.
And finally, it’s a first for Record Store Day as Run the Jewels take a step into the tech world with a fully-immersive virtual reality music video for their hit song’ Crown’. It gives fans the chance to experience the video in 360 style with a fully customized Run the Jewels virtual reality viewer and is sure to fly off record shop shelves.
The list of releases are due to go live on our website at 6.15pm on Tuesday 8th March. You can join in the announcement with the official hashtag #RSD16 and UK twitter handle @RSDUK by letting us know what’s on your Record Store Day list.
With a little over a month to go, we’ll soon also be revealing those intimate and one-off in-stores taking places at participating shops. For more info on finding your local record shop you can visit our store locator here: http://recordstoreday.co.uk/participating-stores/
Record Store Day
Record Store Day was conceived nine years ago in the USA and is coordinated by the Entertainment Retailers Association in the UK. The day brings together hundreds of the UK’s independent record shops to celebrate their unique culture on the third Saturday in April. Exclusive vinyl is made available on the day and shops often have live music and in-store events to celebrate.
This year BBC Music is partnering with Record Store Day UK as the event gears up for its ninth annual celebration of independent record shops and the vinyl format. Special programming will take place across the BBC’s radio networks, and in particular on BBC Radio 6 Music. In the run up to Record Store Day, on his 6 Music show Steve Lamacq (Mon to Fri, 4-7pm) will be speaking to different record stores around the UK, revealing what events are taking place on the day. It is expected that more than 25,000 music fans will be going along to their local record shops from the early hours on Saturday 16 April.
Also on 6 Music, Lauren Laverne’s show (10am-1pm) will be broadcasting live from a record store on Friday 15 April. The station will also be uploading to the BBC Music App a series of curated playlists from five independent record stores across the country, showcasing a selection of some of their favourite tracks available.
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