NEWS

The Walker Roaders had to cancel their St Patrick’s Day, March 17th, celebration at the Echo in Los Angeles on account of the Covid-19 coronavirus, which has darkened clubs, pubs, theatres, venues, stages across the world.

Hardly by way of compensation, click on the word “Spotify“, to be taken to a playlist we’ve been included on.

FINALLY, VINYL

The vinyl edition of the Walker Roaders’ 12” LP was released on the 7th February. There’s a limited number of these LPs in circulation, so, if anyone wants a copy, the sooner you order it, the better. We’ve just noticed that Target in the USA has already sold out (though, you have to ask, how many would they have ordered in the first place?).

People writing in have been asking about signed copies. The only place where signed copies could be expected to be found would be at gigs (unless we keep a few back and maybe come up with a competition, and then send signed copies to the winners – we’ll study on a plan with that).

We’ve heard from members of the Walker Roaders’ community in various countries (Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom) that copies of the LP have been successfully ordered and delivery expected in a matter of days (how many, not sure). We would say at this point that the best-served countries would be the United States and Canada.

The distributors have been working on getting the record to stores. Here’s the list we have so far:

Minneapolis, MN

Electric Fetus, 2000 S 4th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Near Detroit, MI

Dearborn Music, 22501 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48124

Chicago, IL

Shuga Records, 1272 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Los Angeles, CA

Gimme Gimme Records, 5810 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Amoeba Records, 6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

San Jose, CA

Streetlight Records, 980 South Bascom Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128

Santa Cruz, CA


Streetlight Records, 939 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Ventura, CA

Salzer’s, 5777 Valentine Road Ventura, CA 93003

Colorado Springs, CO

Independent Records, 3030 East Platte Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Independent Records, 420 West 4th Street, Pueblo, CO 81003

Las Vegas, NV

Zia Records Rainbow, 1216 S. Rainbow Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89146

Zia Records Eastern, 4225 S. Eastern Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89119

Roswell, GA (24 miles from Atlanta)

Mojo, 1058 Alpharetta Hwy, Roswell, GA 30075

Portland, OR

Second Avenue Records, 400 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204

Richmond, VA

Plan 9 Records, 3017 W. Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221

Charlottesville, VA

Plan 9 Records, 339 Hillsdale Dr., Charlottesville, VA 22901

More will hopefully be added. As and when we find out which stores and where, we’ll let you know. Please keep checking in here (we’ll also send out information to the mailing list – if you haven’t signed up to the mailing list, please do here).

As far as on-line outlets go, here’s a list in alphabetical order, with links to the services:

AUSTRALIA

Vinyl Destination

Discrepancy Records near Melbourne (costs a whopping AU $56.99 on import – or make 4 interest-free payments of AU $14.25 fortnightly)

Alternatively, you can collect from the store for AU $10 less:

Discrepancy Records & Gallery, 2A Milne Rd, Mont Albert North VIC 3129, Australia (From Melbourne take State Route 32/45 to State Route 29, get onto Eastern Freeway/M3, get off at Elgar Road and then ask someone.)

CANADA

Sunrise

GERMANY

JPC (It’ll take a couple of weeks, the website says.)

GREAT BRITAIN

Amazon

Dispatched from and sold by roundMediaUK.

Juno (But “out of stock” at the minute. You can “add to wishlist” though.)

THE NETHERLANDS

We had an email from Walker Roaders fan Pjotr Rentinck in the Netherlands:

“Ordered the lp by clicking the Amazon US link and it says “ships to the Netherlands”  ; )”

United States of America

Amazon:

Target and Best Buy too (can’t be bothered putting up the links to them).

Plan 9 Records

Rock Cellar

THE WALKER ROADERERS

The mailing list stands at nine hundred odd, just now, from these countries:

Australia (8), Belgium (4), Brazil (1), Canada (30), Denmark (1), France (2), Germany (26), Ireland (7), Italy (4), Japan (4), Mexico (2), The Netherlands (11), New Zealand (1), Norway (6), Poland (3), Romania (1), Russia (1), Spain (1), Sweden (5), Switzerland (6), United Kingdom (70), United States (263).

There has been a fairly steady flow of responses to the form to sign up to the mailing list on the website, and where people can suggest which cities, towns, etc., the Walker Roaders should play. We were going to list them all – James actually put together a Google map – but, well, there are better things to do with the suggestions, one of which is to figure out how to get to play at as many of the places as possible.

The form on walkerroaders.com sends an email to walkerroaders@gmail.com and also slots the correspondent into the mailchimp mailing list. Correspondents should expect James to get in touch, either way, but most likely through the email address, within the month.

You can also get in touch through Facebook and Twitter, etc., but many messages languish unread for months at a time on those platforms. Don’t know why that should be.

Links to all the social media are….somewhere on the walkerroaders.com website. Good luck.

Back to the mailing list….

The cities with the most Walker Roaderers in them just now are (in alphabetical order):

  1. Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  2. Atlanta, Georgia
  3. Austin, Texas
  4. Boston, Massachusetts
  5. Burlington, Vermont
  6. Chicago, Illinois
  7. Cleveland, Ohio
  8. Denver, Colorado
  9. Gothenburg, Sweden
  10. Hamburg, Germany
  11. London, Great Britain
  12. Los Angeles, California
  13. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  14. Minneapolis, Minnesota
  15. New York and Brooklyn, New York
  16. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  17. Phoenix, Arizona
  18. Portland, Oregon
  19. Sacramento, California
  20. San Francisco, California
  21. Seattle, Washington
  22. Toronto, Canada
  23. Washington, DC

One day, we’ll get to all of the above cities, and more. It’s slow-going at the minute. The force of the thrust we’re providing will, at some point, exceed the drag, so to speak, create a lift force greater than our weight, getting us aloft. Wheels up before too long, is our hope.