Rival Sons have revealed that they will once again be offering a limited edition vinyl release for this year’s Record Store Day in the UK and Europe, which takes place on Saturday, April 20th.
Founded in 2007 and officially kicked off in 2008 by Metallica, Record Store Day takes place on the third Saturday of every April and brings together artists and independently-owned record stores around the world to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD released and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and sold in independent stores.
To celebrate Record Store Day UK 2013, Earache Records and Rival Sons will be releasing an exclusive 10″ vinyl picture disc, strictly limited to 1000 copies. The picture disc will feature the following tracks:
01. Manifest Destiny Pt. 1 (Live in Gothenburg)
01. Manifest Destiny Pt. 2 (Acoustic Version)
02. Nava (Full Length Version)
Rival Sons guitarist Scott Holiday comments: “As we’ve talked about quite often, all the band are big vinyl junkies. Travelling all over the globe, it’s exciting to see how many people around the world are becoming enlivened by this vinyl trend – as they should! Vinyl is finding its place once again and improving the way we listen to and enjoy music. Living in the digital age, we’ve begun to realize how much quality and sonic experience we sacrifice for convenience, and how much is gained from hearing a recording sounding closer to the product we (as musicians and recording artists) intended to be enjoyed. That said, we’re always excited to deliver something cool for Record Store Day, and this one coming up is one of my personal favorites.” He continues: “With all the response we’ve received for the Manifest Destiny tracks, we’ve decided to offer up something special: a very limited run on 10″ dual-sided picture vinyl… Side A will be an inspired live version of Manifest Destiny Pt. 1, live from Gothenburg, Sweden, recorded on our last European tour, playing to a sold out theatre of very excited Swedes! Side B will be an acoustic interpretation of Manifest Destiny Pt. 2, mixing our love for Eastern and Native Indian flavors. Side B will also present the full length arrangement for my instrumental tune, Nava. What more could there be, you ask?! Well, we had a friend of ours create comic book style covers for the front and back of the jacket. The front depicting Pt. 1 and the back depicting Pt. 2. This release is very close to my heart, and something I think our fans will really dig. Limited to only 1000 copies… So get ‘em while the gettin’s gettin’!“
For more information and to see which stores are participating in Record Store Day UK, head to this location.
A small quantity of RIVAL SONS Record Store Day picture discs will also be released on April 20th via the Earache Webstore. Get your copy on the day in Europe at this location or get the import in North America at this location.
See Rival Sons on tour in Europe at the following shows:
Mar. 22 – Bonn, Germany – Harmonie (WDR Rockpalast)
Mar. 23 – Aarhus, Denmark – Vox Hall
Mar. 24 – Malmo, Sweden – Malmo KB
Mar. 25 – Linkoping, Sweden – Linkoping Garden
Mar. 26 – Uppsala, Sweden – Uppsala Katalin
Mar. 28 – Hamburg, Germany – Mojo
Mar. 29 – Frankfurt, Germany – Zoom
Mar. 30 – Paris, France – Le Trabendo
Apr. 01 – Zurich, Switzerland – Komplex
Apr. 02 – Lyon, France – Ninkasi Kao
Apr. 04 – Treviso, Italy – New Age
Apr. 05 – Bologna, Italy – ZR
Apr. 06 – Arles, France – Cargo de Nuit
Apr. 08 – Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli
Apr. 09 – London, UK – Shepherds Bush Empire
Apr. 10 – Cardiff, UK – Solus
Apr. 11 – Birmingham, UK – Institute
Apr. 13 – Leeds, UK – Leeds Metropolitan University
Apr. 14 – Edinburgh, UK – Picture House
Apr. 15 – Preston, UK – 53 Degrees
Apr. 16 – Cambridge, UK – Junction
Rival Sons‘ new album, Head Down, is out now in Europe on CD and limited edition vinyl at this location and on iTunes at this lcoation.
Head Down is due to be released in the USA on March 19th via Century Media/Earache Records.