Mike Peters, of the Alarm, will once again be bringing the rock for Record Store Day. If you grew up listening to the golden era of KROQ, chances are good that songs like Sixty Eight Guns, The Stand, Rain in the Summertime, and so many more are part of your eternal mix-tape. Mike brought the boys with him last year, but this year he’s flying solo… literally. Mike’s gonna wake up in London and head to the studio to record 4 versions of The Alarm’s new single Transatlantic, from their first new album since 2013. Those performances will be lathe cut live onto 7″s for in-store contests, Mike then heads to Rough Trade in London to play for the line, and from there it’s off to the airport and a flight to New York and an in-store at Looney Tunes, then once again into the sky for a quick bound over to our shop, where he’ll take the stage at 8:00 for his final performance of the day. Three shows in three time zones on the same day; Take that Phil Collins!
All this to set up The Alarm’s Record Store Day release, Where Two Rivers Meet, an 8-song mini-album made up of new material, including three songs from the upcoming new album, due in June, with the rest being acoustic tracks and an out-take or two. Billy Duffy of The Cult plays one of the tracks.
Sixty Eight Guns – From the remastered version of their debut album, and still an epic rocker.
Full Show – Complete live show, recorded in Glasgow last year. This is a band still very much riding the crest of their best work. There are at least a couple of the new songs on this set list.
We are opening the guest with pre-order of the RSD exclusive Where Two Rivers Meet mini-ep. If space allows when we’re closer, we’ll open first come first served. Pre-orders include a +1 and priority entry. Pre-order in person or by calling 562.433.4996.