Spectres have shared the video for Stealed Scene, their side of Sonic Cathedral and Howling Owl's non-Record Store Day single. It pokes fun at Record Store Day ambassador Dave Grohl as well as the raft of completely unnecessary reissues that will be on eBay by lunchtime on Saturday, or still gathering dust in the racks next April.
Stealed Scene comes backed with Lorelle Meets The Obsolete's cover of SpectresThe Sky Of All Places. It will be available on a white vinyl 7" single, one copy of which will be available each day from Saturday April 18 until April 17 2016. That's a total of 366 copies, which will be available in shops, online, at gigs, or left as presents in strange places around the world. The location of each day's record will be revealed via Recordstoredayisdying.com. Each one will be stamped with the date it was made available and comes with amazing artwork and a digital download.
Since the Unofficial Official Statement was put out last month, the discussions about Record Store Day have raged via some wounded statements courtesy of ERA's Kim Bayley and some anonymous drone from Universal, both of whom failed to understand any of the points that were made. Still, the fact that they are so upset about two tiny labels losing yet more money on a 7" single would suggest a very good point has been made. The stance was further explained via a blog on The Guardian. Everyone has a differing opinion, but let's face it, no-one needs a Belinda Carlisle picture disc in 2015.
The issue that prompted the "publicity stunt", the fact that it isn't possible to repress Spectres acclaimed début album Dying on vinyl, is almost over. As the last of those oh-so-unnecessary Bruce Springsteen reissues rolls off the production line, the musical laxative of Dying will follow and it will be back in the shops in early May, just in time for Spectres next London headline show at Corsica Studios on May 12, and their French tour later in the month.