Friday, April 15, 2011

Record Store Day: Hippies Are Dead Roundup

What's that? You're just as stoked as we are that tomorrow's Record Store Day!?!? Glad to hear it! As you may know, this lovely blog has spun itself off into a record label, and as such, we're heavily involved in tomorrow's festivities.

To start things off the latest from The Heavenly States, Oui Camera Oui, will be available in advance of it's release date. The record will be available exclusively in its vinyl format on Saturday, with digital and CD dropping on the regular release date this coming Tuesday. The record features a guest appearance from Eugene Mirman, as well as guest vocals from Spoon's Britt Daniel on "Berlin Wall".

Next up is a record store day exclusive, created with our distributor, Burnside Distribution. They've pulled together an awesome compilation of Burnside artists, and we're happy to say HAD Records is well represented. Not only does the compilation feature the only physical release from Grand Lake's latest Leaves Ellipse with "Christmas, California", but it also features an exclusive outtake from the Oui Camera Oui sessions with Ted singing the vocals on "Berlin Wall". The compilation is available for free at West Coast retailers, when purchased with a Burnside release.

Finally, what would Record Store day be without some awesome performances? HAD Records' bands are representing, with both playing dates in California. Grand Lake will be playing an in-store at Boo Boo Records in San Luis Obispo, while The Heavenly States will be playing an evening show at Red Devil Lounge in San Francisco. Tickets to The States' gig can be purchased here. Alternatively, coupons will be handed out with Oui Camera Oui purchases at Amoeba Records: the first 100 coupon holders at the gig get in for free!

So there you have it: Record Store Day is serious business, and we here at Hippies Are Dead are more than happy to deliver! Happy shopping!