So as you’ll know if you read my Birthday post, I now have a subscription to Rough Trade Records’ album of the month scheme. I got mine late, as I wasn’t home to collect it, but it’s still awesome. Let’s get into the post.
Also just for clarification, this post isn’t sponsored. I’m just doing it cause I want to.
Here’s what the package comes with:
An exclusive coloured vinyl record. This month’s record was Earl Grey by a North London Band called Girl Ray that I hadn’t heard of previously. The record is great, and is also the band’s debut, so I’m really impressed and I can’t wait to see where they go:
Back of the record:
The letter that came with it:
The image on the back of the letter:
An EP of covers by the band:
The back of the EP:
A rough trade compilation CD of some good new songs:
The back of the CD:
Rough trade magazine:
The awesome packaging it came in:
The record playing on my turntable:
So yeah, a pretty epic birthday present. The next record is coming soon, probably the 4th or the 5th of September, so stay tuned.
Crying Vader on Vinyl in Amsterdam:
Home again, home again: