With NZ Silver Scrolls, NZ Hall of Fame and NZ Music Awards season in full flight, Dave and I put together a list of our best selling New Zealand albums to date so far this year...
Of note, Aldous Harding, Nadia Reid and Lorde have all performed on Jools Holland Live this year!! Pretty awesome. All in all a great bunch of sounds being made in our isles! Big congrats to local musicians THE CLEAN being inducted into the NZ Hall of Fame!
RECORD STORE DAY was created as a day to celebrate the culture of independent record stores, but without all you people that are so passionate about music, record stores would cease to exist... so really Record Store Day is about all of you!
As a little give back... to say a BIG THANK YOU
ALL VINYL, CDs and DVDs are discounted 15% IN STORE on RSD
and YES that includes ALL RSD special releases that have made it in !
We have ordered over 90 different releases, but when it comes down to it, a lot of stars have to align for everything to arrive in to the store on time! AND for us to receive the items we have requested - these items are coveted all over the world - so everything comes down to our luck of the draw!
In Dunedin, New Zealand we are one of the first independent stores in the world to celebrate Record Store Day, but some of our vinyl orders also have to travel a super long way. This means we hope like hell that everything makes it to the store on time...
The GOOD NEWS is that we do have our NEW ZEALAND Record Store Day releases and a few others!
The NOT SO GOOD NEWS is that due to a major shipping catastrophe, the majority of our RSD releases have not made it to NZ in time for Record Store Day - this is not just a Dunedin problem, but a nationwide one - no record stores in NZ will have their US goods on time :(
However we do know what we are receiving, so we will be taking orders tomorrow for those items...
Super sorry, we know heaps of you were excited about the possiblity of taking home international releases - but out of our hands - of course we're celebrating anyway... and as usual definitely celebrating our NZ MUSIC!
Our ANNUAL SALE is so ON ~ THANK YOU for being such loyal music lovers !!
All VINYL, CDs and DVDs in our store are on sale on SAT 18 APRIL !
SHAYNE CARTER & PETER JEFFERIES - Randolph's Going Home 7"
DELANEY DAVIDSON - Diamond Dozen LP
HAWKWIND - Quark, Strangeness & Charm (clear vinyl) 2LP
HAWKWIND - Live Seventy Nine (yellow vinyl) 2LP
HAWKLORDS - 25 Years On (purple vinyl) 2LP
HAPPY MONDAYS - Live at Brixton Academy 2012 (orange vinyl) 2LP
KILLING JOKE - Live at Hammersmith Apollo Part 1 2LP
KILLING JOKE - Live at Hammersmith Apollo Part 2 2LP
JOHNNY WINTER - It's My Life Baby LP
WU TANG CLAN - Protect Ya Neck (Yellow/Black) 12"
JURASSIC 5 - QUALITY CONTROL THE WOOD BOX 4LP
LARRY'S REBELS - A STUDY IN COLOUR LP
BITCH / CLEVES LP
SHIHAD - KILLJOY 20th Anniversary Remaster LP
MINT CHICKS - FUCK THE GOLDEN YOUTH LP
RECORD STORE DAY is quite simply - a day of celebration! The third Saturday of April, independently owned record stores from all over the world celebrate the culture of vinyl, sharing music and the love of music. After all, all those that start independent record stores are in it because they love it.
If you ask Dave, he has spent most of his life thinking everyday is record store day... and it took him a while to come round to the idea of celebrating record store culture on a specific day - but as we nearly lost independent record stores for a time there, we both know - and maybe you agree - that record store culture is actually something worth celebrating!
Last year we had such a great time with all our awesome customers, and the release of Dunedin's Independent Records EP... (if you haven't seen the footage you can check it out here) ... and we decided that we would definitely be celebrating again this year!!
On RSD, many artists - international and local - choose to release albums, items of special interest and re-release albums out of print. Some people aren't so in to this. Quite frankly, we just look forward to more good music!! This year the list is quite something.
Tons of vinyl goodies have been ordered in - most are pretty limited editions!
However, we won't know exactly what we have been lucky enough to get until the day before!
RSD releases will be available ONLY IN STORE - so come in and have some fun! - At the close of business on Sat 18 April, we will list items still in stock on our website.
To be fair to everyone - first in first served - sorry no holds ...
More info will be posted here as it comes to hand ...
Or on our RELICS MUSIC DUNEDIN facebook page
Doors will open at 9am sharp.
Presented by Chamber Music New Zealand
"Threads of sound were being perfectly woven like gossamer through a lattice work. The humanity and serenity of this work shone." - Brodsky Quartet review from Waikato Times.
Daniel Rowland (violin)
Ian Belton (violin)
Paul Cassidy (viola)
Jacqueline Thomas (cello)
NZ TOUR is currently underway... upcoming show dates & times HERE:
PALMERSTON NORTH Tuesday 24 March ~ Spiers Centre: Free talk 6:45pm; Show 7:30pm
WELLINGTON Thursday 26 March ~ Michael Fowler Centre: Free talk 6:30pm; Show 7:30pm
NELSON Friday 27 March ~ Old St. John's 7:30pm
CHRISTCHURCH Saturday 28 March ~ Charles Luney Auditorium 7:30pm
DUNEDIN Monday 30 March ~ Glenroy Auditorium 7:30pm
INVERCARGILL Tuesday 31 March ~ Civic Theatre 7:30pm
AUCKLAND Wednesday 1 April ~ Auckland Town Hall: Free talk 6:45; Show 7:30pm
Check out more info & tickets here:
We'll be at the DUNEDIN & INVERCARGILL concerts - see you there!!
If you love your NZ history, and you especially love history that involves record stores... here is an article for you... even has a wee mention of Dave's old Auckland record store 'Corner Records'...
Comprehensive, great pics and a walk down memory lane if you ever trawled through crates in the AK...
To add to that great article, here's our Dave James back in the day in Corner Records c.1996.
This photo was taken in the Lorne Street location... first shop was in the basement on Queen Street & Victoria Street, where Whitcoulls is currently located.
That KISS pinball machine definitely added to the pinball obsessions of many in town!! (one of my fave's)
Following close behind...
See also: TOP 10 VINYL ALBUMS ~ 2014
These LPs were also 10th EQUAL :
Top 10 CDs and Top 5 DVDs will be posted shortly!
Part 2: Heavy Rock - Metal, Alternative & New Zealand
Been hunting for gifts and feeling stuck for ideas?
INKED IN BLOOD CD (or DELUXE CD)
A SKELETAL DOMAIN CD
ROCK OR BUST CD
2014 RE-ISSUES OF LPs and 7" VINYL
If you want an item that is sold out, check in with us by phone or email...
Re-stocks arrive regularly, and your coveted item may be one of them!
TIED TO A STAR CD or LP
SIX STRINGS THAT DREW BLOOD 2CD
THE BEST DAY LP
HOLD IT IN CD
VINYL RE-ISSUES & MORE...
THE GREEN HOUSE CD
SINES CD or 2LP
END TIMES UNDONE CD
BACTERIUM, LOOK AT YOUR MOTOR GO CD
DEEP SLEEP LP
If you're still stuck ... give us a call on +64 3 474 9394
or email us firstname.lastname@example.org