Penguins Kill Polar Bears shall be doing a short acoustic set at Avalanche Records in Edinburgh to celebrate Record Store Day at 5pm. The lineup for the day is as follows:
Frightened Rabbit @ 1pm
Gordon McIntyre of Ballboy @ 2.30pm
The Last Battle @ 3pm (playing next door at Red Dog)
Penguins Kill Polar Bears @ 5pm
In the spirit of record store day, we shall have some copies of our Vessels & Veins EP on US import available for sale at Avalanche on the day. The EP includes the following tracks and is packaged in an exclusive digipak sleeve:
2. Wish With Worry
3. Between The Tide
4. In Everything (US Mix)
5. Homebound (US Mix)
6. Something Old
These EP’s will be available only at Saturday and only at Avalanche Records, there won’t be any general online sale afterwards (I’m sure if you can’t make it to Edinburgh on the day then we can help you out though so just drop us an email).
Not going to get all high and mighty and start telling you that you’re a scumbag if you don’t buy every piece of music from your local indie record shop. I know I’ve picked up a few bargains from Amazon in my time and all of us are guilty of the odd illegal download. But we all believe that local record shops should be supported. Big chain stores (pretty sure HMV are the only ones left now) and online stores like Amazon and Play do not promote local music, they do not put on instore gigs (certainly not in Scotland), they have absolutely no interest in you or what you’re buying/listening to. I think it’s a well-documented fact that people who run independent record shops are doing it because they love music, they are interested in what you like, they’ll help you find that rare piece of music that you’re looking for and while you’re at it, have you heard this… etc.
They’re also a great place to pick up some absolute gems! I’m pretty sure my entire Beastie Boys collection came from the likes of Avalanche and I got them all for a couple of quid each and there’s always something good playing on the stereo, quite often you can find your new favourite band that way.
Record store day gives you a chance to pick up some really cool exclusive releases by some great bands (and the Pigeon Detectives), so I highly recommend that you go down to your nearest store this Saturday and then go back again when you have some spare cash.
And to whoever wrote that article for the NME this week about how kids should download all their music illegally and spend their money on clothes and drugs… get yersel tae fuck mate!
Damn the Man!
Save the Empire!
Support your local Record Store!
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