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.
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:
Electric Fetus, 2000 S 4th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Near Detroit, MI
Dearborn Music, 22501 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48124
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
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
Second Avenue Records, 400 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204
Plan 9 Records, 3017 W. Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221
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:
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.)
JPC (It’ll take a couple of weeks, the website says.)
Dispatched from and sold by roundMediaUK.
Juno (But “out of stock” at the minute. You can “add to wishlist” though.)
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
Target and Best Buy too (can’t be bothered putting up the links to them).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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):
- Amsterdam, the Netherlands
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Austin, Texas
- Boston, Massachusetts
- Burlington, Vermont
- Chicago, Illinois
- Cleveland, Ohio
- Denver, Colorado
- Gothenburg, Sweden
- Hamburg, Germany
- London, Great Britain
- Los Angeles, California
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Minneapolis, Minnesota
- New York and Brooklyn, New York
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Phoenix, Arizona
- Portland, Oregon
- Sacramento, California
- San Francisco, California
- Seattle, Washington
- Toronto, Canada
- 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.