- 08 Apr 21
43 stores across the nation will stock the limited edition albums for this year's Record Store Day - ranging from first time ever vinyl pressings, live albums, and remix collections.
Post-punk Dubliners Fontaines D.C. have announced a brand new live album in celebration of Record Store Day on June 12th, Live At Kilmainham Gaol.
With the fastest-selling vinyl album of 2020 in the bag already, the band's Grammy Award-nominated sophomore album A Hero's Death saw the five-piece achieve landmark success over the past 12 months.
The new album is taken from their Other Voices session last July at the historic Dublin landmark and features tracks from their latest LP and debut Dogrel.
Pressed on 180g heavyweight black vinyl with gatefold, the back cover will also feature an essay penned by Dublin historian Donal Fallon.
The BIMM graduate outfit's Other Voices 'Courage' performance will be shown on RTÉ One tonight, April 8th, at 11pm, alongside a special interview with the band.
This one-off episode follows a remarkable few months for Fontaines D.C. – including BRIT Award nominations. Earlier this year, they also performed 'A Hero's Death' on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
A performance from Fontaines D.C.'s Kilmainham set was played as the opening act for U2’s recent livestream of their iconic 1983 concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, as part of the Virtual Road series.
"On July 14th last year a remarkable gig took place behind the walls of Kilmainham at the height of lockdown as part of the Other Voices Courage series," comments Other Voices founder Philip King.
"On that evening, Fontaines D.C. played music from their about to be released album A Hero's Death. Grian Chatten says the album's name was inspired by a line from Brendan Behan's play The Hostage: "'If we give ourselves every breath, we are all in the running for a Hero's Death'. The Jail was the perfect location for this heroic music, echoing its turbulent past with energy and passion. It was a unique and inspiring performance."
The Cranberries, Roisin Murphy, The Academic, Therapy?, Ash and Sinéad O’Connor are among the Irish acts releasing limited edition vinyl for Record Store Day 2021, which will see 539 exclusive limited-edition vinyl products go on sale in record shops around the world.
U2's 1981 single 'Fire' is to get the reissue treatment; joined by its original B-side 'J Swallow', and two live versions of 'Fire'.
To support independent record shops, we will be releasing 'Live At Kilmainham Gaol' as part of this years @recordstoreday celebrations. You can get your copy at a participating shop on June 12th. https://t.co/4SWL9MkcHo pic.twitter.com/peF4tv2rpv
— Fontaines D.C. (@fontainesdublin) April 7, 2021