GOOSE, AMBASSADOR LOVE YOUR LOCAL RECORD STORE JUNE 20TH

None other than GOOSE from Kortrijk will become the ambassador of Love Your Local Record Store. In 2020 the band celebrates the 10th anniversary of the epic song 'Synrise' and releases a limited edition single on vinyl especially for Love Your Local Record Store on June 20th. (1000 copies, limited available as a promotional item in your favourite independent record stores).

The 10" single contains (of course) the song Synrise, but you can also find Bend on the B-side. The artwork consists of a sketch of the iconic image of Storm Thorgerson.   

"We make it our mission to release as many releases on vinyl as possible, even though we realize that it is a niche market. On vinyl, you can take time to build a story and slow it down. Something that has become almost unthinkable via streaming platforms. There you will be judged on everything that 'takes time' - GOOSE

We also attach a lot of importance to artwork - collabs with Storm Thorgerson, Willy Vanderperre, Pierre Debusschere and Bart Stolle - and the story behind a record. On vinyl, that story is still at its best. We chose Bend as B-side: an instrumental retro-futuristic disco track that gets the space he deserves on 10-inch". - GOOSE

UPON PURCHASE ONLY
This 10 inch is an initiative of Belgian Entertainment Association. More info via the BEA website.
The single will not be sold, but as long as stocks last, customers will receive an exclusive 10-inch with every purchase, including online.  
 

As you all know by now, Record Store Day 20 June 2020 has been cancelled. Instead came RSD DROPS with Record Store Day releases spread over three dates this fall. All releases have been pressed for months, the costs have been incurred and so it is impossible for record stores and labels to wait until the autumn to cash in on those investments. For this reason, and with the support of Record Store Day, a fine range of local titles will be offered exclusively in the independent record store on 20 June.

LOVE YOUR LOCAL RECORD STORE WITH EXCLUSIVE RELEASES ON JUNE 20TH

Mania Records
- GORKI - 4X7INCH BOX - 7"
- MAURITS PAUWELS - TIEN TOPPERS UIT TRINIDAD – EN DE BENELUX CALYPSOS - LP

 Unday
- HET ZESDE METAAL - STEMPEL / SLAVEN VAN HET LEVEN - 10"

BLP
- ZJEF VANUYTSEL - DE ZOTTE MORGEN - 7 inch
- WIM DE CRAENE - LIVE '78 - LP

 Zealrecords
- ISBELLS - ISBELLS - LP
- MARBLE SOUNDS - TRACES/RECAST - LP

 Crammed Discs
- AKSAK MABOUL - CHARLES F. BLEISTIFT EP - 7"

 Circuits
- BOLT RUIN - OBRIULTN (COMPILATION)

Fons Records
- PEUK/HEAD ON STONE SPLIT

[PIAS] RECORDINGS BELGIUM
- TESSA DIXSON - ABYSS EP - 12"

Due to the cooperation with RSD Netherlands, 35 exclusive titles will appear on June 20. Definitely worth checking out this list

Some titles such as the two fine Bonzai releases and the debut album of Willy Organ will appear earlier in the month of June. (http://recordstoreday.be/releases)

Exceptionally, these releases can be booked in advance and can also be ordered online. Because let's be clear, it's not going to be a celebration like we've been used to over the years and we ask you to either stay home or at least respect the social distancing rules of five records. Anyway, all record stores have already taken measures to receive limited customers. The advice of the National Security Council has to be respected by everyone that day. So it certainly won't be the feast of the independent record store like it used to be. However, as music lovers, we do encourage all record stores and labels that day. And this under the motto Love Your Local Record Store! 

 

RSD Drops

In addition, nothing changes in the concept of RSD Drops. Where the titles on the official RSD 2020 list are spread over three RSD 'Drop' dates: Saturday August 29th, Saturday September 26th and Saturday October 24th. A new version of the list of all relevant releases, spread over the three dates, will be published on June 1.

A list of participating Belgian stores can be found here.