Midlands Americana quintet Goodnight Lenin have published a teaser video for their forthcoming Record Store Day release, a collaborative project entitled 24/7″ comprising two covers taken from Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s 1970 seminal west coast album, Déjà vu. Almost Cut My Hair and Helpless will be released through Static Caravan records on April 19 for Record Store Day 2014.
The Jonathan Wilson, Phosphorous and Wilco-inspired outfit filmed the video as they entered Birmingham’s Highbury and Artisan studios to record, mix and master their RSD offering in just 24 hours (or 16 hours, 46 minutes to be precise), an undertaking since outlined in Jack White’s RSD plans!
Front man John Fell said of the release:
“Music can be so throw away with the surge in internet sales so it’s such a beautiful thing to create something physical – something you can hold and really focus on when you choose to listen to it… With the debut album due for release later this year we wanted to put something out there that really showed what we aspire to be!”
Read the full interview here.
Watch the teaser video below:
The tracks will be released as a double A-side 7″ entitled 24/7″ in a super limited run of 24 copies for Record Store Day on April 19 2014. You’ll be able to pick up one of these select copies in record stores around Birmingham, but be quick, they’re in very limited supply. The release will be accompanied by an appearance on BBC Midlands today who attended the pressing of the vinyl with the band at their pressing plant to film a feature for broadcast on the same day.
The band’s debut album is due for release later this year.
Goodnight Lenin play a live show in celebration of the release at The Prince of Wales, Moseley on April 17 with support from Dan Whitehouse. Tickets and information are available here.
They also play Lunar festival with British Sea Power, Temples and Toy on June 7 – information and tickets here.