I’m not going to lie, I didn’t really know about this either, but, On Saturday, April 21st 2012, hundreds of independently owned music stores across the world will simultaneously unite with the purpose of celebrating culture and the unique place that they occupy both in their local communities and the world. There are deals to be had, moves to be made, records to be collected.
The last time I wandered into Amoeba, I found a translucent blue vinyl copy of Steel Pole Bathtub’s “Scars From Falling Down” for something like $9. It was like a gift from the heavens. And before that, I traded in about 15 CDs for Godspeed You Black Emperor!’s “Yanqui U.X.O.” A good trade I would say.
So, to make a long story even longer, if you happen by Amoeba or Rasputin in Berkeley or SF, look out for Parks and Records releases “Our Future Selves” by Shuteye Unison and “Where to Swim” by Carcrashlander. You can even find “Poisons That Save Lives” by the Rum Diary.