What better day to launch a new record label than Record Store Day? Easy Sound Recording Company, a new Los Angeles-based label, will officially launch on RSD this year (April 19), with a roster featuring Vetiver, Howlin Rain, Isobel Campbell, Papercuts, the Donkeys, Rodrigo Amarante (of Little Joy and Los Hermanos), and EDJ, the new project of former Fruit Bats leader and Shins sideman Eric D. Johnson.
Easy Sound’s inaugural releases will come in the form of three split 7″ singles to be released as RSD exclusives. The split series, which collects new or previously unreleased recordings from Vetiver, Howlin Rain, Papercuts, the Donkeys, Rodrigo Amarante and EDJ, mirrors the community aesthetic at the heart of Easy Sound. Sample the whole series via this YouTube playlist.
Four Easy Sound artists have events planned for RSD, as follows:
EDJ – live set @ Music Millenium, Portland, OR – 7pm
Andy Cabic of Vetiver – DJ Set @ Amoeba, San Francisco, CA – 2pm
Rodrigo Amarante – DJ Set @ Origami Vinyl, Los Angeles, CA – TBA
The Donkeys – live set @ M-Theory, San Diego, CA – 4pm