The Flea’s fifth Record Fair, and second of 2012, takes place Saturday, October 6, inside Smorgasburg. After two highly successful recent fairs, vendors requested the new twice-annual schedule, particularly to accommodate record labels’ release calendars. Surrounded by 100 food vendors, with special guest DJs all day, and now with SmorgasBar selling Brooklyn-made beer, wine, and spirits, the record fair has become one of the most popular market days of the year.
Four top independent labels join the lineup of 32 vendors: Ghostly International, Merge, Mexican Summer, and Warp. Like many labels, Merge is debuting a major fall album before its official release date at the record fair: Jiaolong by Daphni (aka Dan Snaith of Caribou). Similarly, Kanine Records will be selling copies of its Grizzly Bear vinyl/LP reissue of Horn of Plenty before its January 2013 release; Minimal Wave will have pre-release copies of its latest, Deux’s “Golden Dreams” EP; Ghostly will have pre-release 12″s of HTRK/Tropic of Cancer’s “Part Time Punks Radio Sessions”; and many more.
Just announced: Flying Lotus will be signing copies of his excellent new album, Until the Quiet Comes, at the Warp Records booth on Saturday.
Special guest collectors include Siltbreeze Records founder Tom Lax, Jesper Eklow of Endless Boogie, a shared booth of music-industry veterans (Kris Chen, Hua Hsu, Piotr Orlov, Joseph Patel), DJ Moosaka (also the Smorgasburg market manager), Robert Schaad (a psych/minimal specialist), Mondo Kim’s, and the Greenpoint vinyl shop Coop 87. (See below for a full list of vendors and specialty items.)
The event also marks the launch of renowned Delaware craft brewery Dogfish Head‘s sponsorship of the record fair. As independent producers, music-lovers and even creators of their own annual record fair in Rehoboth Beach, Dogfish is a perfect partner for us. In addition to its popular 60 Minute IPA and Punkin Ale, Dogfish will have available its rare seasonal “Bitches Brew,” inspired by the Miles Davis album.
The record fair poster (above) was again designed by the awesome Rotter & Friends. The fall version replaces the spring LP cover art (Brian Eno’s Another Green World) with LCD Soundsystem’s self-titled debut album.
Brooklyn Flea Record Fair
Saturday, October 6, 11am-6pm
Inside Smorgasburg, 27 North 6th St. (btw. Kent Ave. + East River)
Coop 87 Records
Halcyon The Shop
Knitting Factory/Partisan/Young One Records
Minimal Wave Records
Secretly Canadian/Dead Oceans/Jajaguwar
Siltbreeze & Friends (feat. Tom Lax and Jesper Eklow)
Treehouse & Friends (feat. Kris Chen, Piotr Orlov, Joesph Patel & Hua Hsu)
Merge Records: Merge Records slipmat debut, and early sales of Daphni – JIAOLONG ( release date is October 16th)!
Warp Records: Out of print Warp lps, limited edition Warp tee shirt, & :Limited Edition Brian Eno Small Craft on a Milk Sea box (full description here – http://brian-eno.net/small-craft-on-a-milk-sea/)
Minimal Wave Records: early sales of Deux – Golden Dreams EP, Sympathy Nervous – Plastic Love LP, Ohama – The Potato Farm Tapes LP, and Das Ding – H.S.T.A. LP (repress)- All not released until October 9th!
Kanine Records: Grizzly Bear Horn Of Plenty LP vinyl reissue (not out until January!), Beach Day Walking The Streets 7″ new single on colored vinyl (limited to 300 copies), Bleeding Rainbow 7″ singles series all on colored vinyl (limited to 300 copies), and new tee shirts from Kanine Records, Eternal Summers, Bleeding Rainbow, Beach Day.
Ghostly International: early sales of HTRK / Tropic of Cancer Part Time Punks Radio Sessions 12″ Out officially October 30th!
Captured Tracks: Limited Edition Soft Metals LP – only 15 copies remaining!
Knitting Factory Records: Fela Kuti – The Complete Works Box Set, Fela Kuti – Vinyl Box Set 2 Curated by Ginger Baker
Amish Records: Limited edition Required Wreckers series including releases from Son of Earth, Ensemble Economique, Ben Vida/Keith Fullerton Whitman, Mike Shiflet/Pete Swanson, and Gregg Kowalsky with Jozef Van Wissem
Siltbreeze & Friends, Feat. Tom Lax (Siltbreeze) & Jesper Eklow (Endless Boogie): DIY, KBD, NDW, RIO, Acid Archives, Post Punk, Jazz, Folk, Psych. Maybe even some Chain Gang.
Robert Schaad, Collector : early electronic/synth, soundtrack, psych, minimal wave-ish, prog and more.
Matt Radune, DJ: 3 decades of 12″ DJ records and Technics 1200s and/or other turntables for sale
Coop 87 Records: extreme markdown/blowout sale on used LPs and 12″s
Treehouse & Friends Feat. Kris Chen (XL Recordings), Piotr Orlov, Joseph Patel, Hua Hsu: soul, 90s rap, dance singles, Iron Maiden 12”s, Musica Populera Brasileira, soul and funk 45s.
Sepiatone Records: 1950s-70s rock, new wave, alternative, goth, industrial, jazz, soundtracks and country
Record Grouch: low and high end punk, prog, psych, experimental, and even some Dad Rock, to fill those gaps in your collection.
Doug Mosurock, Collector: Rock, psych, jazz, experimental, indie, punk, soul, dance music, compilations and more. 7″s and LPs/12″s, maybe even cassettes. Lots of it, too, from cheapies to collectibles.
Mondo Kim’s: used, out of print, 45″s, LPs and DVDs and some recent Psych and International LP reissues and lots of dub 45″s and LPs.