As I’m sure you’ve all heard already, the legendary Road Records will be shutting up shop in the next couple of weeks. This is a devastating blow to all fans & makers of independent music in this country. For the last 11 years the shop has been nothing but a vital and positive force for good.
Dave outlined the various reasons that made this decision a necessity in a post on Thumped, go read!
I just want to take this chance to thank Dave and Julie so much for being super nice folk and for selling me tonnes of amazing records over the years (not to mention selling stuff by bands I’ve been in). The city and the independent / d.i.y scene is going to be a colder place without them.
Nothing is gonna save the shop now but you can still help out! As I type this, plans are afoot for a benefit night / gig and many many great bands: Moutpiece, The Dudley Corporation, The Jimmy Cake, My Brother Woody, Land Lovers, The Bastard Rain and probably way more by the time I post this, have pledged all the proceeds of sales of their records in Road to go straight to Dave & Julie. Get in there this weekend and buy up all that good stuff!