Record Store Day is becoming quite popular every year. There were line ups at one of the local record store in downtown Ottawa. Unfortunately, I did not go for it as I opted to do grocery shopping but my brother was able to pick up the vinyls on Record Store Day. On Wednesday’s radio show, I played three tracks that were released on Record Store Day. Being a sneaky person and spying on various show playlists, none of the other shows on CKCU-FM before Wednesday haven’t played tracks that were released on Record Store Day. After all, how could I not play a new remixed version of Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) by Arcade Fire. The Damian Taylor remix of Sprawl II was released on Record Store Day. So far, friends have said that they like the Damian Taylor remix of Sprawl II. That’s a good thing for people missing out on it.
For the past month, I’ve been playing the new Beach House on rotation. Finally, a new Beach House song released on RSD helped changed the weekly rotation. Lazuli is another lovely and dreamy song from the Baltimore duo, whom will be releasing their fourth studio album, Bloom on May 15. Last, but not least, a Feist and Mastadon collaboration called Feistodon. Feist covers Mastadon’s song and vice versa.
Overall, Record Store Day is a great way to support local, mom & pop record/music stores as they offer these unique vinyls and other incentives.
The last part of the live show was on Sandy Lam because her birthday is April 26th. Don’t forget to listen to the audio. The Wild 10 Countdown is included. Great Lake Swimmers is number one for the second week.
Lastly, the playlist for the entire radio show is at this link.
The April 25th Radio Show – Press play to listen.