Friends, I want you to know, if you don’t already, about what our friends at Harvest Records are doing this summer. Its big. Really really big. I’m so proud of them. Listen up:
(from a recent press release from Harvest):

*Transfigurations 2009: Celebrating five years of Harvest Records*

*3 days of your music in the mountains of Asheville, NC August 13th-15th*

Asheville, NC–Harvest Records celebrates five groundbreaking years as one
of America’s best independent record stores with Transfigurations–an
intimate first time music festival outside the norm of large, multi-stage
summer festivals in Asheville, NC. Transfigurations is bringing together
an incredible lineup of independent artists from all over the country August
13-15th including Akron/Family, Bonnie Prince Billy, The Books, Budos Band,
Circulatory System, Mount Eerie, Espers, War on Drugs, Brightblack Morning
Light, Kurt Vile, Ice Cream, Jonathan Kane, Coathangers, Villages, and Steve
Gunn. In addition to live music Transfigurations will present a panel
discussion and films from three record label heads who, through their own
unique methods, are at the forefront of documenting musics, new and old,
from the United States & around the world.

Transfigurations is a down-home gathering consisting of three venues (550
capacity or less) with virtually no overlap of artist performance. The
gathering is a culmination of co-owners Matt Schnable and Mark Capon sharing
a mutual love for creating a space dedicated to the discovery of music in a
supportive community. “Transfigurations brings together the spirits of the
musicians that we have brought to this city, the artists who have displayed
on our walls, the sounds people have found in our shop and the togetherness
that we have attempted to breathe into the community…hour by hour, day by
day,” says Capon.

Over the last five years Harvest Records has brought new and old musicians
to Asheville as well as fresh ideas and an inclusive attitude. Through hard
work and a do-it-yourself business style, Harvest Records gained Honorable
Mention in Spin Magazines America’s Best Indy Record Stores in 2009 with, “a
savvy selection to rival any big-city shop, in a comfortably sleepy mountain
town.” Harvest has also been awarded “Best Music Store” in Western North
Carolina for the past four years by the Mountain Xpress readers’ poll.

Harvest Records has filled an important niche in Asheville, in the
southeast, and among record stores. “You may have been in a small,
independent record store, but we feel Harvest Records is unique and we want
everyone who walks through the door to have a satisfying exchange and an
inclusive experience,” says co-owner Matt Schnable. “That fresh perspective
has kept us going every day, and that same attitude of sharing a love of
music and creativity is what we are bringing to Transfigurations.”

Tickets are on sale now–Regular weekend passes (“Regafigurations”) are
limited, and special weekend passes (“Megafigurations” ) are extremely
limited, so hurry!

For more information, please visit
or contact:
Matt Schnable or Mark Capon
828-258-2999 or