EPL, Capital City Records to Release Limited Edition LP

Blackbyrd Myoozik to host release party with top Edmonton musicians

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EDMONTON, AB, April 9, 2019 – Edmonton Public Library (EPL), in partnership with the Edmonton Arts Council (EAC), is releasing a limited edition vinyl anthology entitled Riversides: The Capital City Record on Record Store Day 2019 to celebrate and promote local music in Edmonton and fundraise for new Stanley A. Milner Library recording studios.

In celebration of this release, EPL, in partnership with Blackbyrd Myoozik and Edmonton Arts Council, will host a concert featuring the album’s artists as part of Record Store Day festivities at the ATB Arts Barns Backstage Theatre on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

“Edmonton Public Library is thrilled to unveil this new anthology of great Edmonton musical talent,” says EPL CEO Pilar Martinez. “Our project’s goal was to continue to collaborate with the local music community and give Edmontonians access to some unique content. This new recording is a testimony to this city’s amazing depth of musical talent.”

Riversides features tracks by noted Edmonton artists from the library’s Capital City Records collection that have never before been released in physical format. The LP, produced at Moonshot Phonographs (a new independently owned local vinyl press) and featuring artwork by renowned Edmonton artist Jill Stanton, will be sold exclusively at Blackbyrd Myoozik and the concert. Tracks for the album were selected by a jury of celebrated Edmonton music scene supporters, including award-winning poet/rapper Cadence Weapon and music writer Sandra Sperounes.

“Capital City Records is a phenomenal new addition to Canadian music,” says Edmonton singer-songwriter and Capital City Records artist Josh Sahunta, whose work appears on the new album. “It gives upcoming musicians like myself a chance to be heard by people who genuinely want to find new music. There is so much talent in this city and it's truly amazing that the Edmonton Public Library is extending this opportunity to local artists.”

The release of this LP is a first for public libraries. The free-for-use music recording facilities and services at the revitalized library supported by this project will significantly reduce barriers for Edmonton artists to create and share their work and contribute to the city’s vibrant culture. The library will be open to the public in spring 2020.

This project is aligned with Edmonton Public Library’s vision to delight and engage our customers with incredible content that reflects the passion and talent of Edmonton’s music scene, celebrate the diversity and talent of local musicians, and support the local music community.

To learn more about the project visit: https://www.epl.ca/scratchthesurface/


About the Edmonton Public Library

The Edmonton Public Library (EPL) is proud to be 2014 Library of the Year, as well as the first public library in Canada to win Canada’s Most Admired™ Corporate Cultures award by Waterstone Human Capital, as of 2018! We’ve come a long way since 1913 when books were all you could find on our shelves… and we’re just getting started! Today, EPL carries everything you care about. We are Edmonton’s largest lender of all manner of information and entertainment. Our professionally trained staff take you beyond Google with the knowledge, discernment and desire to help you navigate a universe of information. The second most visited place in Edmonton, every year EPL hosts over 15.4 million in-branch and online visits across our 21 branches and website. We deliver our incredible content to you everywhere – in the library, at home or on your handheld device. Unmatched access and unrivalled value – that is today’s EPL. EPL is a registered charity and relies on donations to enhance services. Spread the words. www.epl.ca/give


For more information, contact

Benjamin Freeland
Communications Specialist
Edmonton Public Library
Office: 780.496.7055
Email: benjamin.freeland@epl.ca