ALCOPOP! RECORDS CURATES £10 ‘SENSIBLE RECORD LABELS’ VOLUME 2 COMPILATION FOR RECORD STORE DAY
Record Store Day compilation featuring exclusive tracks from 10 of the best UK indie labels, including Transgressive, Fortuna POP!, Holy Roar and Elefant
– Beautiful individual splatter multi-coloured vinyl priced at just £10
– Includes download card containing up to 150mb of content from each label
– Overall package contains 12”, hundreds of tracks, videos, secret exclusives and more
– Volume 2 in the series, which last year gained adoration in DIY, NME, Music Week and Rock Sound, premiered on XFM and named compilation of the week by Lauren Laverne on 6 Music
– Limited to 500, which sold out across the country on RSD last year
Martha – Christine (Fortuna POP!)
TBA (Alcopop! Records)
Cosmo Sheldrake – Cosmo (Transgressive)
Pearl Charles – Phases (Super Fan 99)
The School – All I Want From Is Everything (Alternative Version) (Elefant)
The Fairweather Band – Opportunities (Specialist Subject)
Giants – Four Wheels (Holy Roar)
Swim Good – Hard Enough (Failure By Design)
Allusondrugs – Her Crown (Too Pure Singles Club)
John – Cultural Trip (Till Deaf Us Do Party)
Youth Man – White Rabbit (Venn)
After the success of last year’s ‘Sensible Record Labels’ compilation vinyl for Record Store Day, Alcopop! has teamed up with their pals at some of the best forward-thinking indie labels around the country, and put together something special for RSD ’16 – The Sensible Record Labels compilation: Volume 2.
In contrast to the many highly-priced reissues and general major label dominance of RSD, this limited 12” vinyl champions some of the most creative independent labels, and will be priced at just £10 across all stores. The aim is to aid interested music fans in finding their favourite new tastemaker label!
As well as the record itself, which boasts eleven hand-picked tracks (one from each label), the package comes with a download card containing 150MB of content from every label, such as songs, videos, documents, photos and more.
Jack from curator Alcopop! Records said of the record: “We love Record Store Day, but completely understand the criticisms that are levelled at it – and we’re keen, in our own small way, to redress the balance.
“We think RSD should be about musical discovery, and not paying through the nose for it, so we’ve asked eleven of our favourite labels to put forward a track for the record – and a stack of extras on the download card.
“None of them (or the bands) will make any money from this….in fact, Disc Manufacturing Services and Procards have helped make it viable for us. But it’s not about that. It’s about ace music, awesome labels and buying it from record stores.“
Labels participating: Trasngressive, Alcopop!, Venn, Fortuna POP!, Holy Roar, Super Fan 99, Failure By Design, Elefant, Till Deaf Us Do Party, Too Pure and Specialist Subject Records.
Package contains: One-off splatter vinyl, hundreds of MP3s, exclusive interviews and video content. All for £10. Limited to 500 copies across the country on RSD.
Bands include: Martha*, The School*, Youthman* (exclusive Jefferson Airplane cover), Giants*, Happy Accidents*, Allusondrugs, John*, Pearl Charles*, Swim Good* and The Fairweather Band*.
* indicates exclusivity