It’s the Independent Label Market at Old Spitalfields Market in London on Saturday (April 1) and we will have a whole load of exclusives and rarities for sale on the Sonic Cathedral stall, including a brand new 7″ single and a top secret, as-yet-unannounced new release that you can only see by giving us a password. Here’s the full list:
Exclusive, limited-edition red vinyl 7″ single of Lorelle Meets The Obsolete’s ace ‘The Sound Of All Things’, taken from last year’s acclaimed fourth album, ‘Balance’. It’s the long song where lapping, ambient beauty gives way to a stormy sea of psych-rock, like Moon Duo tripping out with The Orb. According to the band, it’s all inspired by John Cage and the ocean near their home in Ensenada, Baja California. It comes backed with a brand new remix by the wonderful Russian band Gnoomes, who have turned it into an electro-psych monster.
We’re going to be announcing a really exciting and incredibly shiny new release next week by one of our favourite bands ever, but you can get hold of a copy beforehand as we will have a few copies hidden out of view, under the counter. You just need to come to the stall, tap your nose and ask ‘what is the magic number?’ For a mere £20 we will let you find out! Here’s a clue.
We will also have copies of all of our new and recent albums: the last few copies of Spectres’ ‘Condition’ on vinyl, XAM Duo’s self-titled epic, both albums by The Early Years, the new reissue of Neil Halstead’s ‘Palindrome Hunches’ on ochre vinyl, plus a selection of back catalogue LPS, CDs, tapes and T-shirts. We’ve also dug out some rarities – including two copies of the rare as hens’ teeth ‘Psych For Sore Eyes 2’ EP and some Neil Halstead ‘Alison’ 7″s, sadly minus their card sleeves, but still going for big bucks on Discogs.
It’s not just Sonic Cathedral stuff either – we will also be selling vinyl copies of Brooklyn dream-folk trio Wilsen’s excellent forthcoming debut album ‘I Go Missing In My Sleep’ on behalf of our good friends at Dalliance Recordings.
Plus, if you’re not bothered about records, there will be Match Attax football cards courtesy of Epic Openings! – he is promising limiteds and shinies from all the recent collections, including both the Premier League and the Champions League.
The stall will be open from 11am and there are lots of fine labels in attendance. The full list, plus a handy map is below.