…Night Moves! You’ve probably heard a bit about this twangy local “trio” since they signed a contract with Domino Records around the beginning of the year. You may have been at their 7″ release show last night, where they played with Food Pyramid, Moonstone and Buffalo Moon – it was a bill for people who like to “ooh” more than “aah” (Buffalo Moon, by the way, is also on the Hymie’s Record Store Day block party bill, and Food Pyramid will be playing a set the same day at nearby Yeti Records).
You may also recognize 2/3 of Night Moves from the Flying Dorito Brothers, the all-too-short-lived Gram Parsons tribute band that played here at Hymie’s during last fall’s Schlitz Kickin’ Country series, and again at our Winter Record Sale at the Triple Rock Social Club (it’s really a small town, isn’t it?).
Domino will be giving their first album, Colored Emotions, it’s long-overdue official release later this year. The long, languishing un-release of a labor of love like Colored Emotions might have broken the spirits of the more sensitive, but John, Mark and Mickey have shuffled along with an easy-going stride you gotta admire. Big label, small label? Either way they’ve been reg’ler fellers, awesome guys makin’ great music. You can get a sense of that from this great interview with the City Pages‘ Jeff Gage from earlier this week.
Say, why not spill all the beans? Here’s a peek at the FREE SURPRISES we have in store for Record Store Day…
All this and more – we’ll have copies of American Buffalo, the compilation LP produced by Noiseland to showcase some of the records they’ve manufactured since introducing vinyl to the services they offer (If you love local music you probably own an album made by Noiseland). When we run out of those we’ll have free copies of the Hymie’s Record Store Day 2012 sampler CD, which features tracks by all fourteen bands performing, including three tracks never before released.
Several East Lake businesses will have additional give-aways for Hymie’s customers, including a discount coupon for admission to Harriet Brewing‘s Sol Bock Revival, a grand opening for their tap room and a release celebration for their Harriet-style Maibock.
And El le Faunt and his Traveling Circus will be allowing us to sell their album a week before it’s release, but only for the one day. This record is so much fun it must have come out of an owl – It’s a hoot! Seriously, how excited are we about Ten in One? We are co-sponsoring it’s release show at the Amsterdam Bar on April 28th!
I think there’s more. There’s so much going on, in fact, I think I lost track of it all. Everyone involved is working to make it a fun day for everyone, whether or not you’re a record collector. We’ll have big selection of Record Store Day releases, but we’ll be more excited about the live music.