In May, we loaded a plus-size white van, fit-to-burstin’, with all of our records (reissues, distro titles – everything) and four intrepid, burly gentlemen and sent them on a trip that we’d lovingly refer to as The Light In The Attic Road Trip 2009. From Seattle to San Diego these four adventurers would tour the entirety of the West Coast, stopping at every record store along the way, meeting face-to-face with the store owners in an attempt to bring a bit of that old school, sell-from-your-trunk record slangin’ mentality to this increasingly digital world. 3,000 miles, 50 record stores in 10 days.
Ring the bells, after days and months, the 2009 Light In The Attic Road Trip in all its analog glory, is over. The van is unloaded, the money spent on high-profile flights to bourgeoise resorts, and our gentlemanly travelers asleep beneath their woolen sheets. With that said, we present to you, our final Road Trip Video, a fondly pieced together bit of behind-the-scenes nostalgia for this amazing adventure. It’s a little bit sad, but it’s been a wild ride (and most certainly not our last) and we’re thankful not only for each and every person who helped along the way, but to every record store we visited. Thank you all so very, very much.
As always we thank the amazing Cody Hurd (of Black Daisy fame) for his editing prowess.