Another year, another Record Store Day.
Some blogs I read are heralding it as the largest music event in the world. Pretty sweet sauce – you’d think that for something of that magnitude, a cultural European center the size of Ljubljana might have something going on. Unfortunately, no. Ljubljana has no proper record shops, just a couple of music stores that look like they transported here from the mid-90’s, and I have to read about events like Other Music’s in-store DJ lineup of Suckers, Four Tet, Ex Cops, The Men, and Wild Nothing, not to mention the fact that the releases I’m listening to online are actually available there on 7 inch vinyl…
Last year I prepared myself better and made a day trip to Zagreb to see some in-store performances and buy some vinyl, and despite talk of making a road trip to Austria this year with some friends, this year finds me unprepared and sitting on my couch. Oh well. I guess I’ll have to settle for internet streams this year – at least this year finds me with a record player to listen to the few vinyls I’ve been able to collect over the past year.
Either way, here are my picks:
- Dirty Projectors – “You Against The Larger World”
- The Flaming Lips / Prefuse 73 – “Supermoon Made Me Want To Pee”
- Feist / Mastodon – Feistodon