Never Records are spending a month on the Southbank as part of Merge Festival to offer a unique opportunity to up-and-coming artists.
All you have to do is e-mail the label and explain why you’re so amazingly en-vogue and they will let you record one of your songs and press it into a timeless vinyl disc.
What’s more, the cutting will be limited to just two, one for you and one for the store to sell, so the scene points to be won from this are pretty much infinite.
In all seriousness, this seems like a really cool idea and a great way to preserve a song for posterity’s sake. The New York Times described this project as “a love letter to the dying concept of the record store” and I’m inclined to agree with them.
Admittedly I was a little slow in blogging about this project (it started two weeks ago!), but there’s still time to get involved, as the project runs five days a week until October 9th. Even if you don’t want to record, it’s still worth a look to browse through some unique vinyl records, all of which will be on sale to the public.