Record Store Day
is great for any number of reasons — supporting record stores and the music community, hearing DJ sets from the likes of Broken Social Scene
’s Brendan Canning
. But in the end it’s all about the exclusive and new releases. Here are 10 picks from the many releases coming out April 21. (Read a more comprehensive list here
, and download the full list here
Animal Collective – Transverse Temporal Gyrus
Ripped from elsewhere on the Amoeblog: In March 2010, Animal Collective
and visual artist Danny Perez put on an installation called "Transverse Temporal Gyrus" at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. For the audio, each member of the band made individual sounds and songs. Over the course of two 3-hour performances, the basic tracks were fed into a computer program that randomized the track order, and sometimes randomly combined stems from one track with stems from another. The program also panned the music in various directions around a 36 channel surround sound system that ran through 36 speakers set up from the top of the Guggenheim's ramp to the bottom. The music on this 12" is a collage made consisting of the original tracks, as well as live recordings made inside the Guggenheim before the doors were opened to the public. It will be the only physical format on which any of the music will be released.
Plus it’s new Animal Collective!
Arcade Fire – Sprawl II
-ish “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)” was undoubtedly the highlight of The Suburbs
and showed the band still has some tricks up its sleeve. The Soulwax
remix included here tastefully gives it the dancefloor feel it calls for without just throwing a house beat over the song and calling it a day.