Edinburgh label Song, by Toad unveils grand plans for Record Store Day 2013

The DIY label is involved in some live performances plus a Beer vs Music experiment...

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Edinburgh label Song, by Toad unveils grand plans for Record Store Day 2013

As beloved music emporia like Monorail, VoxBox, LOVEmusic and Avalanche hatch plans for Record Store Day 2013, Matthew Young of homegrown Edinburgh indie label Song, by Toad is flogging beer for a song. ‘On Record Store Day, we’ll be releasing our Beer vs Records project. It’s a lighthearted jab at the fact that people will happily spend £12 on a round of beer, but won’t spend it on a record.’

The label will be releasing eight songs on a split 12” and eight different songs from the same sessions as download codes with a four-pack of beer made by Scottish micro-brewery Barney’s (you can listen to some of the tracks below). The goal is to see which sells out first. ‘I wanted to ask several questions,’ notes Young. ‘Do people really care about physical products anymore? Can the music industry learn from the locally-sourced, small-batch revival in the food industry? Should independent shops and labels let HMV and Amazon turn themselves into Asda and Tesco and compete with them by refusing to compete?’

Song, by Toad is also teaming up with VoxBox for live music at Edinburgh’s Summerhall on Record Store Day (including Mike Heron, Rob St John, Girl Canaveral, eagleowl, Adam Stafford and Honeyblood). ‘What we’re trying to do is to get all parts of the music community together, to break the barriers down and to help make the fan feel a crucial part of the same ecosystem.’

Record Store Day takes place on Sat 20 Apr.

Plastic Animals - Pizarnik

Zed Penguin - Wandering

Magic Eye - Golden Circle

Glasvegas

Sweeping and ethereal guitar-driven indie rock by the platinum-selling four-piece from Glasgow to promote the album Later … When The TV Turns To Static.

Record Store Day

Performances throughout the day and the best Record Store Day releases. What more could you want? There is music from Rose McDowall, Pennycress and James Yorkston and DJ sets from Afrodeesia, JD Twitch and Roxanne Clifford.

TYCI

A club and live event from TYCI, a Glasgow collective run for women by women.

Mike Heron Band, Adam Stafford, Wounded Knee, Rob St John, eagleowl, Girl Canaveral and Honeyblood

An incredibly impressive line-up to celebrate Record Store Day headed by Heron (founder of Edinburgh's Incredible String Band).

Sofi's Vinyl Party

A day of vinyl tunes in honour of Record Store Day. Bring your records to play or swap plus a screening of High Fidelity at 3pm (under 18s welcome until 5pm).

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