Finn Riggins and Hillfolk Noir will kick off the fourth annual Record Store Day (recordstoreday.com) at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St., Boise) with an in-store and RSD release party at 6 p.m. Friday, April 15. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages.
The split 7-inch, released through Tender Loving Empire (tenderlovingempire.com) exclusively for Record Store Day, features new, previously-unreleased songs. The limited-edition release will be available for the first time worldwide at the RSD kickoff event. Artwork for the 7-inch was created by Kelly Knopp (knoppart.blogspot.com).
The event will include live performances by both bands.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Experimental indie-pop trio Finn Riggins (finnriggins.com) is the result of a longtime collaboration between Cameron Bouiss, Eric Gilbert and Lisa Simpson. Having met while completing their music degrees at the University of Idaho, the trio began playing music together in 2000, an endeavor that would ultimately culminate in what is now Finn Riggins. Finn Riggins has released four albums, with the latest, Vs. Wilderness (Tender Loving Empire), earning heaps of critical praise and providing the catalyst for extensive national touring, including opening slots for Built to Spill.
Fronted by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Travis Ward, Hillfolk Noir (petometz.com) has been described as a dark, country-tinged, swampy-swingin’, hillbilly-delta-blues-ragtime word machine. The band calls it Junkerdash, but no matter the descriptor, you’ll find Hillfolk Noir’s psychedelic swamp-shack rags equally spooky and toe-tapping. Hillfolk Noir released a pair of critically-acclaimed albums, Live at the Old Idaho Penitentiary and Skinny Mammy’s Revenge, in 2010.
For more information on Record Store Day (April 16) at The Record Exchange, including in-store events and the release of more than 200 exclusive CD and vinyl titles, visit therecordexchange.com/recordstoreday.