TVD Radar: Paved Paradise announces October run of traveling record label expos

VIA PRESS RELEASE | Paved Paradise announces the third edition of its traveling label expo, further reimagining the record store experience through a series of outdoor events and communal celebrations.

From October 12th-23rd—featuring music, merch and more from Ghostly International, Numero Group, Secretly Group record labels Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian, and the brand new addition of Colemine Records and Sacred Bones—this forthcoming tour will bring the series’ widest selection of LPs, 45s, 8-tracks, cassettes, CDs and other physical ephemera to independent venues, breweries and parking lots across the East Coast and Midwest.

Equal parts pop-up shop, block party, and roadside fruit stand, Paved Paradise will debut its tented wonderland in Atlanta, Cincinnati and Washington, DC and for the very first time this fall, in between return appearances to Nashville, Asheville, Durham, Richmond, Pittsburgh, and Detroit’s Third Man Records. Find the full list of dates below, and more information at pavedparadise.secretlygroup.com.

Following the previous success of Paved Paradise tours in fall 2021 and spring 2022, which spanned thousands of miles and thousands more attendees, the expo has expanded to include more music, friends, and Secretly family members than ever before.

In addition to the acclaimed catalogs and trusted tastes of Paved Paradise’s five flagship labels—Dead Oceans, Ghostly International, Jagjaguwar, Numero Group and Secretly Canadian—the Secretly Distribution affiliated Colemine Records will showcase its impeccable collection of independent soul music. Along with titles from stalwarts like Kendra Morris and Monophonics, attendees will find new Colemine releases such as GA-20’s Crackdown, Say She She’s Prism, and The Harlem Gospel Travelers’ Look Up!.

Also distributed by Secretly Distribution—and synonymous with the forward-thinking music and culture of artists such as John Carpenter, Molchat Doma, and Zola Jesus—Sacred Bones will appear on its first Paved Paradise tour with a curated selection of rare and exclusive items. Highlights include copies of the The Source Family Scrapbook ahead of its official November release, plus signed editions of Halloween Kills, and the label’s now legendary Townes Van Zandt 8-tracks.

From Dead Oceans, fans can pick up the upcoming Vieux Farka Touré et Khruangbin LP, Marlon Williams’ My Boy, Toro y Moi’s MAHAL, and other new records from Kevin Morby Khruangbin, Japanese Breakfast, and Mitski. Ghostly International will come stocked with colored vinyl variants of Com Truise’s In Decay, Kate Bollinger’s Look at it in the Light, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s Let’s Turn it Into Sound, Whatever The Weather’s self-titled LP, Launder’s Happening, and more from Mary Lattimore. Jagjaguwar will have picture discs and limited edition Union Pool concert tees from Sharon Van Etten’s We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong, as well as copies of Angel Olsen’s Big Time, Molly Lewis’ “Mirage” EP, and a selection of beloved Bon Iver releases.

The Chicago-based Numero Group will bring boxes full of box sets, including Blondie: Against The Odds 1974-1982, Duster’s Capsule Losing Contact, and Pastor T.L. Barrett’s I Shall Wear a Crown, the Soul Music of Ohio book, and other precious lost sounds from Karate, Unwound, and more. Secretly Canadian will round out the vinyl racks with in-demand new albums like Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Cool It Down, Whitney’s SPARK, and NNAMDÏ’s Please Have A Seat. Music streaming and download service Qobuz will also be joining Paved Paradise once more, bringing their Hi-Res listening station for attendees to check out all the participating labels’ catalogs.

By way of a 16-foot box truck, this fall’s Paved Paradise will be led by the team of longtime DJ, Paved Paradise alumni, and current Turntable Lab manager Chris Klassen, as well as artist, musician, and former Bluebonnet Records owner Kana Harris, who met while working together at Waterloo Records. They will be joined by Amanda Colbenson for select dates, Secretly Group’s Creative and Experiential Marketing Director who has spearheaded the production of dozens of Paved Paradise events and counting.

Paved Paradise – October 2022 Tour Dates
Oct 12 – Nashville, TN – Bearded Iris Brewing – Sylvan Supply, 2pm-8pm
Oct 14 – Atlanta, GA – 529 EAV, 2pm-7pm
Oct 15 – Asheville, NC – Archetype Brewing – West AVL, 12pm-7pm
Oct 16 – Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall – Rock n Shop Market, 12pm-6pm
Oct 18 – Richmond, VA – Cobra Cabana, 2pm-8pm
Oct 19 – Washington, D.C. – Songbyrd, 12pm-8pm
Oct 21 – Pittsburgh, PA – Allegheny City Brewing, 2pm-7pm
Oct 22 – Detroit, MI – Third Man Records, 11am-6pm
Oct 23 – Cincinnati, OH – Rhinegeist, 12pm-6pm

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