Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Mirel Wagner, Beastmilk + More Feature On An Exclusive 10” Record Store Day Music Finland Release Curated By The Line Of Best Fit
Developing a concept that proved successful in 2013, a 10-inch vinyl featuring six promising Finnish acts curated by The Line Of Best Fit will be released 19th April as part of Record Store Day in the US, UK and Germany.
5000 copies of the official Record Store Day release Music Finland with The Line of Best Fit – The Limited Record Store Day Edition 2014 will be given out for free to customers at all participating stores across the US, Germany and the UK and Ireland. A select amount will also be circulated in France and Japan.
The release includes singles from Jaakko Eino Kalevi, who became the first-ever Nordic artist on Domino’s roster, Mirel Wagner, who signed a recording deal with Sub Pop this year and Beastmilk, who garnered strong support recently from NME on their new album ‘Climax’. The vinyl compilation also includes Satellite Stories, as featured by XFM as their ‘Artist of the Week’ and charting at #1 on Hype Machine, as well as indie-guitar ensembles NEØV and The New Tigers.
“Through Best Fit’s continued obsession with Nordic music and our historical links with the likes of the Ja Ja Ja club night in London, we’ve always kept a very close eye on the sounds coming out of Finland. In the last three years, the quality of emerging talent has been just incredible and we’re seeing some really unique invention and envelope-pushing from all of the bands on this special release”, says Deputy Editor Lauren Down at The Line of Best Fit.
Leading up to the release date, Music Finland will preview the sounds on the vinyl through a commissioned series of short videos – all to be published on The Line of Best Fit. The first video is due for release on the 8th April, get a sneak audio preview here to find out what happened when one of the acts met Midlake: http://musicfinlandrsd.tumblr.com/
“After last year’s Record Store Day, we received a lot of enquiries from record stores and media around the world about the release and its availability. By expanding the distribution, we hope to reach even wider audiences”, Music Finland’s UK Project Manager Riku Salomaa explains.
Music Finland with The Line of Best Fit tracklisting:
A01) Satellite Stories ‘Lights Go Low’
A02) NEØV ‘Laketown’
A03) The New Tigers ‘Keep Cool’
B01) Jaakko Eino Kalevi ‘Uu Uu Uu’
B02) Mirel Wagner ‘What Love Looks Like’
B03) Beastmilk ‘Death Reflects Us’