A morning in Winchester listening to Loudon Wainwright is nothing to be sniffed at. These last few precious days before the tour madness kicks off in earnest are something to be handled carefully, spent well with friends and family. Come next week I’m off until Christmas, basically.
But the schedule never stops. A few things today. First of all, the new album is currently Album Of The Week on the Zane Lowe show on BBC Radio One. Which is very nice. If you tune in (7-9pm) this week, you’ll be able to hear tracks from the album before it officially comes out on September 7th.
Speaking of which.. This is the moment in the cycle where I encourage you all to get involved in pre-ordering the album. This is a wonderful idea for you, obviously, because you get the album on the day of release (and often some promotional stuff as well, see below). It’s also, in honesty, good for me too, because it’s important in this industry to try and maximize first-week sales. So it’s a win-win situation, basically.
So. If you’re in the UK, you can pre-order from Recordstore and get a signed album, if you’re quick. If they’re out, you can get signed albums from Xtra Mile as well. Or you could head to my favourite independent record shop, Banquet Records. There are plenty of others too.
There are, of course, plenty of other places to look. But yeah, happy shopping, it’s been such a long build up for this album, I actually can’t wait until this one is properly in the public domain. Not long now.