A tiny pop-up store will be opened by indie duo Cornershop on April 18th in London, for one day only.
This year’s Record Store Day will feature the opening of the smallest record shop in the world. According to the NME, a tiny pop-up venue will be temporarily open for one day in London.
The tiny mobile outlet is the brainchild of Tjinder Singh and Ben Ayres, also known as the British indie group Cornershop, who have their own record label Ample Play. The store will be open on Record Store Day only, which is held on April 18th this year, and will be located 256 Albion Street, London, N16 9JP and open between the hours of 11am to 5pm.
A picture of queues for releases on Record Store Day 2012
Ayres and Singh have promised that their micro-venture will provide “bargains and a great day out”. The pair are both avid record collectors, and organised a similar event on the same day last year. The last album they released as Cornershop was in 2012, called Urban Turban.
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Record Store Day is an annual event designed to boost awareness of independent music outlets. Originating in the US in 2007, it came to Britain the following year and subsequently has attracted the participation of mainstream acts releasing limited edition material only available in such outlets.
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