The Record Shop single is a special, limited edition vinyl release aimed to coincide with Record Store Day 2011. It features previously unreleased, cinematic instrumental B-Side The Musician. The specially designed vinyl sleeve features photographs of 40 independent UK record shops, plus each individual vinyl will be numbered.
The Record Shop was written as a tribute to the golden years of vinyl and independent record stores. It reflects on the current state of the industry, noting the demise in value of the physical product in favour of digital technologies. This is highlighted in the song through the story of a fragile old man and his shop, with all of its wonderful quirks that his loyal customers have grown to love. “We didn’t know about Record Store Day when we wrote the track” explains Adam, “but the lyrics really seem to resonate with people, who like us, enjoy trawling through record shops and discovering musical gems.”
"WOW!... Really astonishing musicianship... they met at LIPA, so no wonder they're so bloomin' good." BBC 6 Music, Tom Robinson
"I listen to that song and want to visit my nearest independent record store straight away." Hive Magazine
"Gosh, their music is exquisite... We think you should listen to the incredibly more-ish 'The Record Shop." Notion Magazine
"Understated and yet very intriguing, some wonderful song-craft!" Amazing Radio, Charlie Ashcroft
released April 16, 2011
All songs written, performed and recorded by The Daydream Club
Copyright The Daydream Club 2011.
Released independently by The Daydream Club via Poco Poco Records.