To celebrate Record Store Day 2015 on April 18th, Abbey Road invited Future Islands to the studios to record a brand new exclusive track called “The Chase”, direct to vinyl.
The band played live from Studio Three, where the audio was sent direct from the mixing desk by recording engineer Paul Pritchard to one of Abbey Road’s vinyl cutting lathes and cut live, direct to disc, by mastering engineer Christian Wright.
An exclusive premiere of this one off recording, accompanied by an interview with Future Islands and Christian Wright will air on April 18th between 7 and 10am on Mary Anne Hobbs’ BBC 6Music show.
Abbey Road have continued to offer vinyl cutting services and the recent renewed interest in the format has meant the studio’s lathes have been in high demand. Vinyl mastered and cut at Abbey Road for Record Store Day 2015 includes releases by Joy Division, Ride, Deep Purple, Biffy Clyro, Lloyd Cole & Georgie Fame, Procol Harum, Johnny Cash, The Saints, Sylvian and Sakamoto and James Yorkston.
“Future Islands Direct to Vinyl is an unusual take on the concept of Record Store Day, but it’s our tribute. It’s is in the spirit of the day, and we hope it will encourage listeners to get out there and support their local store” says Christian Wright.