Love Record Stores
Love Record Stores is an initiative from the #loverecordstores campaign, which launched on 26th March to encourage music fans to shop online with their favourite record stores. Conceived as a way to allow artists to post supportive messages and videos on social media, it quickly achieved global momentum with some of the world’s biggest musicians backing the campaign.
This is now ramping up - with the postponement of Record Store Day, distributors and labels have got together to ensure that this hugely important, annual opportunity to highlight the work of record stores remained active - so we're having a new normal version.
With the aim of encouraging music fans to continue supporting independent record stores online a wide range of record labels have already pledged to make available exclusive, limited edition releases for #LRS. Already confirmed are releases from: Oasis, Caribou, Belle and Sebastian, Arctic Monkeys, Beach House, Mogwai, New Order, Jungle and John Grant and many more to be announced. Picture discs, coloured vinyl, one -off editions - they're all here (and the list continues to grow, so keep checking back!)
To support #LRS a 24-hour, online party is being curated by Tim Burgess and the #loverecordstores team, including exclusive ‘at home’ performances, DJ sets, ‘virtual drinks’, Q&A’s, readings and much more. Record labels taking part in #LRS are designing a range of exclusive T-shirt’s to be sold around the event with the proceeds going to Music Venue Trust’s #saveourvenues campaign.
Obviously in these times a huge queue around the block to Poland Street isn't an option - these releases will be on sale online from 9am on Saturday June 20th. Everything is super limited (you knew that, right?), so we're encouraging you to get clicking....if we have stock left when we physically open our Soho doors, obviously you can buy the releases then.