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June 11, 2013

Ottawa-based Kelp Records releases a new song ... as a Fisher Price Music Box record!

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Seriously.  Ottawa's Kelp Records is releasing a new recording from the HILOTRONS (also from Ottawa) not on CD, not on cassette, not on vinyl ... but on a plastic Fisher Price record.  Here's the press release:
This week, Kelp Records will commemorate the Toronto edition of the International Label Market by releasing the world’s first original double-sided record for the Fisher Price Music Box format!
Kp 073 includes versions of “My Number” and “Not There Tonight,” two tracks from HILOTRONS’ recent full-length release At Least There’s Commotion. Handcrafted in Surrey, UK by Fred Murphy, this double-sided Fisher Price disc is a unique and extremely rare collector’s item, and marks the first time that original compositions have appeared in a double-sided Fisher Price Music Box disc format. Only 5 copies of this disc have been manufactured!
Kelp will be offering 5 exclusive packages at the ILM for $99 which include: 
  • one copy of Kp 073 for Fisher Price record format
  • one Fisher Price record player, complete with the original Fisher Price disc collection
  • one 180g vinyl copy of HILOTRONS’ “At Least There’s Commotion” (includes download code for full album) 
*Please note this disc will only play on the ORIGINAL Fisher Price record players from the 70s/80s, not the bad knockoff versions now available at Urban Outfitters. 
HILOTRONS’ next scheduled performance is at the River & Sky Festival on July 20th in Sudbury, ON.
The International Label Market will be held in conjunction with NXNE on Ryerson University's Campus Common in Toronto Saturday June 15th from 11am to 4pm.

See also: Ottawa Music Guide
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