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In an effort to boost excitement for Record Store Day on April 18th, Wilco is making it’s new Nonesuch concert DVD, “Ashes of American Flags,” available early, (and exclusively,) to indie retail for the occasion.
The concert film was recorded in Tulsa, New Orleans, Mobile, Nashville, and Washington D.C., during the band’s 2008 tour, and will go on sale to all retailers two weeks later. The DVD will serve as a teaser for Wilco’s next studio album, expected this summer.
There’s also several special record releases planned on 7 and 10-inch vinyl from My Morning Jacket, Radiohead and Sonic Youth. Check out the links below for more about these special promotions on the 2nd annual Record Store Day!
It’s great to see the music labels are still supporting local record stores and Record Store Day, April 18th. Glad to see my former employer WEA is going green by supplying reusable Record Store Day shopping bags. And Nonesuch always had a classically trained ear for the unusual.
Let’s all shop at our local record stores and support the indies, especially on April 18th for Record Store Day. A lot of us learned about music just by browsing these mom and pop record stores, by reading album covers front to back, and talking with the employees and owners. The indie record stores have all played important roles in supporting local bands like Wilco, R.E.M., Phish and Metallica and their fans.
Who of us remembers going to or doing an “in-store” for a mini-concert, new release party, album promotion, or tour support?
Saturday, February 7th, 2009
Written by: Mike Withrow
Posted in Rock & Roll