Held every third Saturday in April is Record Store Day (taking place on Saturday 16th April this year). Physical formats are very important to us, and with RSD approaching, we wanted to properly celebrate the all mighty vinyl record. So in the lead up, we decided to catch up with a few of our favourite bands to discuss their cherished memories with the medium and the RSD release that they’re most excited about. Today’s band in focus is Asylums.
Written by Asylums guitarist, Jazz Miell.
The 12″ I’m Particularly Drawn To
In the Belly of the Brazen Bull – The Cribs
From the artwork to the title to the lyrical content and sheer musical ambition, it’s an incredible piece of art and proved to the world what they are capable of. It’s a record that was never off the turntable when Asylums began, a real inspirational starting point for us.
The Record Store Day Release I Recommend
Another One Demos – Mac DeMarco
It’s so important to hear how songs evolve from the demo stage to final completion, particularly among artists you really admire. Mac Demarco has released demos with every album which allows you to see his growth as an artist and songwriter. Asylums will be releasing a demo collection with our new Album ‘Killer Brain Waves’ later this year…
Why Record Store Day Is So Important
Record Store Day is such an important institution, not just for independent retailers but for bands, consumers and music lovers too. It’s a day that brings a massive sense of community and a chance to celebrate music together.
Asylums played a sweaty punk show for RSD last year in our beloved local record shop SOUTH, people were spilling out on to the streets to come and watch, it’s the only gig we’ve ever played with a dog in the audience…
For more on Record Store Day, visit their website here.