Make sure to give your latest issue of Brum Notes Magazine a shake and you may well find a brand new CD drops down at your feet.
That’s because we’ve teamed up with Digbeth-based collective DIE DAS DER and Dead London Records to unleash a brand new compilation featuring a host of acts from across Birmingham. Physical copies are being circulated this month to celebrate April’s Record Store Day, with 100 of them being hidden in random copies of the mag.
The compilation features 14 acts and, in the space of 45 minutes, runs the gauntlet from post-punk and hardcore, to grunge, indie-pop and good old fashioned rock’n’roll, taking listeners on a breakneck musical tour across the second city’s venues, studios and rehearsal rooms. Featured artists include Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam, The Mighty Young, The Starries, Wax Futures, Ghosts of Dead Airplanes, Eat Y’Self Pretty, Milk Teeth, Shana Tova, Rulers, ANiMA, Cold Ocean Lies, Bombers, Why? Said The Moon to Earth and IONS.
Don’t fear if you haven’t got your hands on one just yet, a limited number of CDs will also be given away on Record Store Day at Polar Bear Records and at Slipped Discs, a free show curated by Die Das Der at The Sun at the Station in Kings Heath, where a number of acts featured on the compilation will perform.
And if you’re blessed enough to have found a CD then get in touch with @WeAreDieDasDer on Twitter using the hashtag #RSD2014.
For more info on some of the tracks featured, turn to p.11 in the mag and our guide to Record Store Day 2014 in Birmingham is on pp.18-19. Read the new issue online here.