Long Beach, California’s RIVAL SONS have announced an exclusive vinyl to celebrate this year’s Record Store Day in the UK.
The limited edition release will come on 7″ green vinyl, and will feature two brand new recordings – “Electric Man” and “Belle Starr” – both of which are set to appear on the band’s highly-anticipated new album, GREAT WESTERN VALKYRIE, due to be released on June 6th in Europe, June 9th in the UK and June 10th in the USA.
RIVAL SONS guitarist SCOTT HOLIDAY comments:
“Ever since this band started we’ve been very focused on releasing everything we do on vinyl and making sure it’s a special kind of presentation in this format. At home that’s pretty much all I listen to (vinyl), so I’m pretty focused about how we do it. As many have, we’ve also made it a point to always contribute something extra cool to RSD (Record Store Day). Last year for RSD we did one of my all-time favorite releases (of ours) – the Manifest Destiny limited edition on 10″ picture disc.
“This year we had to approach the Record Store Day release very differently; being as our record comes out a month after RSD we had to treat it a little more like an ‘advance’ to the album. So if you can get your hands on one of these (dry limited release) you’ll get an advance peep into our new record on a limited 7″ green vinyl – featuring two of our very favorite tunes off the LP, which in my opinion is the coolest way to introduce the sound of the new album (Great Western Valkyrie). Just remember…records are for listening, not displaying on shelves or hoarding fifteen copies, and then selling ’em later for 10x the amount. That’s lame. Buy one and listen till your heart’s content. Spread the love.”
Founded in 2007, Record Store Day takes place on the third Saturday of April each year, bringing together artists and independently-owned record stores to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and sold in independent stores around the world.
For more information and to see which stores are participating in Record Store Day UK, head to http://www.recordstoreday.co.uk
RIVAL SONS‘ new album, GREAT WESTERN VALKYRIE, was recorded with producer DAVE COBB at LCS Studios in Nashville earlier this year. The album is available to pre-order now on digi-sleeve CD and limited edition coloured vinyl.
Pre-order GREAT WESTERN VALKYRIE now at http://www.earache.com/rs14
The album is also available to pre-order now on iTunes, including five bonus tracks, plus three instant grat tracks available on the following dates:
“Electric Man” – available now
“Open My Eyes” – April 17th
“Good Things” – May 17th
Pre-order GREAT WESTERN VALKYRIE now on iTunes at http://bit.ly/gwv-itunes