The Glasgow record store has signed up an exciting roster
HAVING opened their doors in the winter of 2015, the business venture of local resident Lorenzo Pacitti, LP records found their feet as a thriving record store and are now delving into the depths of becoming an independent record label.
Having only just celebrated their first birthday in Glasgow’s west end, they have cemented themselves into the fabric of the city's music scene, a haven for customers to fall in love at the hands of a record with the input of a workforce truly invested and adorned to the music on sale.
The first three singles released via the label were announced this week, each as different and diverse as the last.
The Great Albatross - 'An Evening'
Glaswegian veins run through this Californian heart, as the collaborative effort of creator Wesley Chung is introduced.
'An Evening', featuring vocals from Jo Mango, is the first single taken from their debut album Asleep in Kaatskills due for release in May after four years of work.
The first listen is breathtaking in its simplicity, with vocals as distinguished as they are decadently rich to harmonise, and instrumentals as warming and wholesome a classic ballad can be without being at all try-hard. A charming little five minute love affair that will soothe any hopeless romantic's soul.
Codist - 'Vitamin D'
The grungey four-piece have offered up the first single from their Porcelain Boy EP to be released in March.
Despite having a trademark sound, comparable to that of an angsty '90s all-American teen movie soundtrack, the band cements their charming hopelessness and pairs that with unwavering lyrical talent.
'Vitamin D' is the audio recording of a mind overtaken by despair, displayed with sweet melancholy and backed by vulnerable vocals and progressively unrelenting, harsh instrumentals. Already a classic!
American Clay - 'Flow'
Taken from their Sky Hook EP due for release in March is first track 'Flow', the four-piece becoming ever synonymous with their shoe-gaze sound, have offered up a track akin to the thought process of an existentialist, both blissful and erratic.
Despite starting off completely serene the track builds alongside an anarchic, raw instrumental to make for a really challenging listen.
All three tracks mark positive introductions not only to their respective artist’s upcoming releases but also LP Records as a label, already forming a roster that can be relied upon to cater for any musical persuasion.