Repo Records at 506 South Street will be one of five locations in the city where music lovers can receive the WXPN Homegrown Originals LP on Record Store Day on April 22.
WXPN-FM 88.5 will celebrate and support local record stores by offering a new vinyl LP it has curated and produced exclusively for Record Store Day, featuring six original songs by Philly-area artists.
The limited-edition WXPN Homegrown Originals album will be free with purchase while supplies last in celebration of Record Store Day.
“The Philly area is home to exceptional musical talent and independent record stores, and this special album release gives WXPN and local music lovers a way to support them both,” said John Vettese, host of WXPN’s local music show WXPN Local, who’s intimately familiar with the local music scene and wrote the new LP’s liner notes. “These are artists whose music we feel deserves extra exposure and exploration, so we’re happy to make WXPN Homegrown Originals available for free on Record Store Day.”
Production of the WXPN Homegrown Originals LP was limited to 300 copies, and reflects a truly “homegrown” WXPN effort; all tracks were recorded and produced by WXPN staff, with five of the six recorded at WXPN studios for the station’s Key Studio Sessions, Unprecedented Sessions, or Free At Noon concert series. The local artists featured are Catbite, Snacktime, Riverby, Cosmic Guilt, Sug Daniels and Echo Kid.