Wednesday, 17 August 2011
GREEN MAN FESTIVAL 2011: THE ALBUM
ROUGH TRADE SHOPS: GREEN MAN 2011 COMPILATION
Selected and produced by Rough Trade Shops, we bring you a lovingly compiled 22-track CD exclusively featuring artists playing at Green Man 2011, aiming to sonically distil the festivals ninth annual summer shindig into one lovely listen. What better way to bring back the memories from a hazy, lazy, crazy weekend in the comfort of your own home – or maybe conjure up that special Green Man atmosphere?
The CD will feature brilliant songs by Green Man 2011 headliners Fleet Foxes, Iron & Wine and Explosions In The Sky, as well as recent tracks by Josh T Pearson, The Low Anthem, Gruff Rhys, Holy Fuck and Squarepusher. There’s a generous helping of US lo-fi and folk from Sic Alps, Suuns, Lia Ices and The Cave Singers, a Breeders-esque offering from She Keeps Bees and an excellent crop of European singer/songwriters including Treecreeper, James Yorkston, Hannah Peel, and Our Broken Garden.
The Green Man 2011 CD is not released until Monday 29th August but you can lay your hands on a copy early at the Rough Trade Shop on the festival site, the first 100 copies of the limited edition varnished sleeve version get a free exclusive Rough Trade/Green Man 2011 Tote Bag.
*On a separate note, please support the record labels affected by last night's fire at the PIAS UK warehouse. A great deal of stock has been destroyed by the sound of it and all the independent record shops affected need your help. Buy a CD today!
ROUGH TRADE ON TOUR
Rough Trade Shops have brought their legendary store on tour to Green Man Festival again this year so make sure you pop by and say hello whilst you browse through the selection of cds, vinyl, books and merchandise they’ll have on sale. This year Rough Trade Shops is located next to the Courtyard Bar and in front of the Far Out Tent, making it all the easier for you to grab that essential album by the acts you’ll be enjoying on this year’s bill. Make sure you’re updated on any exclusive signings or impromptu busking sessions by following us on Twitter @RoughTradePopUp. Open from 10am til late.
Keep your ears to the ground for some secret acoustic performances and exclusive signings in the Rough Trade Shop during Green Man 2011. So far, we have signings confirmed by Jane Weaver, Jeanette Leach and David Pinner as well as an in-tent performance by The Leisure Society. Josh T Pearson will also be performing and we will be selling an exclusive Rough Trade Shops only 6 track official bootleg vinyl, which you’ll be able to get signed by the man himself after his acoustic set in-tent.
Listen out for Rough Trade Shops Radio Show on Green Man Radio this year, don’t forget to pack your wireless and tune in to 87.7FM.The Rough Trade shows will be broadcasting on Saturday from 3pm – 4pm as well as Sunday from Midday – 1pm.
We have a pair of tickets to give away for Green Man Festival 2011. For your chance to win, all you have to do is email email@example.com with the answer to the following question…
QUESTION: What two cities link Josh T Pearson's first band?
KEEP UP TO DATE WITH ROUGH TRADE ON TOUR BY FOLLWING US ON TWITTER @RoughTradePopUp
FULL LINE-UP can be found...www.greenman.net
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