Finest Ladies and Gentlemen… at long last – it gives me great pleasure to announce our plans for this year’s official RECORD STORE DAY 2014 celebration at Pie&Vinyl!
For all terms, explanations, conditions etc. Please visit the ‘Record store day with Pie&Vinyl’ on the website or click here
As you know at Pie&Vinyl, we don’t do things by halves…(apart from pie and vinyl). We have been working very hard on a week’s worth of events in the build up to the big day and Yes, milking it somewhat – but we are hoping you are as excited about this as we are.
Whilst celebrating the eternal gift of the record, we thought we would also celebrate the beautiful road we sit upon. This year, Record store day will incorporate the CASTLE ROAD FETE, which will take place on Friday 18th April, and record store day itself 19th April.
If you are from out of town and visiting us for RSD, you can make a full day of it and please your sacred loved one who may not feel the same way as you do about shellac. YES!
We invite you to come and see what our beautiful road has to offer, with many unique local businesses selling their wares and curious in stalls displayed down the road between 11am – 4pm.
This will also mean bands playing outside of the shop, which will mean more people can enjoy the special artists that will be supporting our little record shop.
Here is a time line of the events we have planned in and around the shop leading up to Record Store Day 2014.
It all starts tomorrow (20th March). with the official record store day UK release announcement and press conference which will take place live on XFM . The list will also appear on the official record store day website at the same time. Please consult http://www.recordstoreday.co.uk/* for details of official UK releases. *(Don’t be confused with the recordstoreday.com version, this is the U.S.A. release list, and they differ)
Very excitingly, Pie&Vinyl will have ‘The Feeling’ performing live in store starting at 6:30pm, which will herald the countdown to the biggest physical format purchasing day in the musical calendar.
We’ll then give you some time to get excited about the official releases and plan your purchases.
To start the week long countdown, on Saturday April 12th, we have the return of Pie&Vinyl presents… OLIVER WILDE with support from (newly signed to Pie&Vinyl Records) THE BOY I USED TO BE. This event will take place at the historic square tower in Old Portsmouth. More details on our events listings on the website (or click here)
Then on Wednesday 16th April, we will host our very first Pie&Film night in the shop. We’ll be screening the latest and updated version of award winning record shop documentary LAST SHOP STANDING. Following the film, there will be a talk and Q&A session from the legendary GRAHAM JONES (he has been in more record shops than any human being alive) – author and man behind the special docu-film, all of this whilst you consume pie and mash! Yum…more details on our events listings on the website (or click here)
Thursday 17th April at 6:30pm we are extremely excited to host SMOKE FAIRIES playing songs live in store from their newest self titled album released that very week…details on how you can see them coming soon.
Friday 18th April from 11am – 3pm (and good Friday holiday) will be the first day of THE CASTLE ROAD FETE, celebrating our beautiful road and all the things good it has to offer. Stalls and market traders will be out in force along the road, selling their unique and wonderful wares. Bands will be playing throughout the day, but we can confirm an appearance from Brighton based COMMON TONGUES…check them out here: http://www.musicweek.com/news/read/music-week-presents-common-tongues/057922
more acts for Friday TBA.
Saturday 19th April ALL DAY LONG…it’s here…RECORD STORE DAY 2014! Please make sure you read ”Record Store Day with Pie&Vinyl…what you need to know” in our news section on the website…it’s very important.
We will also be selling some exclusive RECORD STORE DAY/PIE&VINYL MERCHANDISE, including slip mats, Record cleaning cloths, RSD P&V T shirts and fine mugs.
We are also delighted to announce two new releases from our latest signings to the P&V family label from RICKY FITTS and THE BOY I USED TO BE…more details soon.
Let us not forget the pies…as well as our terrific range of award winning pies being available, we also have some extraordinary specials, fresh from the pie lab and made in conjunction with our friends at SUB POP and PIAS. Flavours announced soon. Food will of course be available all day whether you are in a queue or perusing in the shop and available to take away.
We can also announce the first act that shall be appearing and supporting us on record store day…step forward the beautiful EMILY BARKER & The Red Clay Halo. Emily will be supporting Pie&Vinyl and her exclusive record store day release SONGS BENEATH THE RIVER recorded recently with Mark Ronson at his Zelig studios. The Other (BIG) artists and stage times will be announced shortly:)
Please e mail: [email protected] or call 07414715157 if you are interested in having a stall at the fete.
Above all, enjoy this fantastic event and please remember – Record stores are for life, and can be visited every day of the week…not just record store day!