VINYL GRATIFICATION IS BACK! It was so popular that some stores ran out of the special 10” record quickly, so a second run has been rushed, and participating stores will start gratifying fans with vinyl again on 7/30! The new SPOON record, THEY WANT MY SOUL, is coming out on
Spoon’s VINYL GRATIFICATION starts its second run on and, as they say, ‘supplies are limited’ so find a store near you, and more information, and get on it: and leader Britt Daniel knows that one of the fun things about loving a band is the excitement and anticipation of that new release. And being one of the first fans to get your hands on it. So for this record, Spoon has teamed up with Record Store Day and indie record stores for the VINYL GRATIFICATION program, which not only lets Spoon fans pre-order the new record on vinyl from one of over 150 real live record stores across North America, it puts a special, limited edition, three-track 10” piece of vinyl in their hands INSTANTLY! www.spoontheband.com/
And here, a fun little tutorial about Vinyl Gratification:
The new album from JENNY LEWIS is out this week, so if you were one of the fans who picked up her CD single earlier this month at select indie record stores, now’s the time to take that coupon inside back to the indie record store to pick up THE VOYAGER Meanwhile, while you’re getting the coupon, enjoy the new video Jenny directed some of her best buddies in.
The new HYPNOTIC EYE from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers is at record stores this week, and that means the validity clock has started on that $2 coupon that came with the CD single you got at an indie record store this month. Bust it out, head back to the store, and get your Heartbreaker fix.
Record Store Day is very proud to announce that we have teamed up with the legendary Blue Note Records to celebrate their 75th Anniversary year with the creation of BLUE NOTE AUTHORIZED DEALERS, stores who have a particular focus on Blue Note artists. Blue Note will be reissuing 100 titles from their legendary catalog over the course of the year, and Blue Note Authorized Dealers (BNAD) will be the place to find those reissues, as well as a monthly EXCLUSIVE reissue, which you can find first, and for a limited time, ONLY at Blue Note Authorized Dealers. Blue Note Records devotees and folks wanting to learn more about this celebrated label will want to seek out these special record stores.
The 75th Anniversary celebration is being personally guided by Blue Note Records President Don Was, and this big fan of record stores was also involved in the creation of BNADs:
“It's impossible to overstate the beauty of the serotonin and dopamine rush that one experiences by browsing thru a REAL live Record Store! Speaking as a music fan, I'm so grateful to the independent retailers who've kept this tradition alive. The history of Blue Note is inextricably interwoven with these incredible stores... It's a great honor and a very natural progression for us to partner-up with them in this uber-cool Authorized Dealership program.”
Check out the list of Blue Note Authorized Dealers and the special Anniversary reissues here: www.recordstoreday.com/BNAD (Come visit often as the list of Dealers and releases is updated!)
Bob Mould gathered a real cast of characters for his newest music video, and the one we love the most is the Portland indie record store MUSIC MILLENNIUM! Mould’s new record, BEAUTY & RUIN is on sale now at record stores everywhere.
We’ve gotten a lot of requests for the lists of past Record Store Day releases, and we’re happy to announce our HISTORY section, where those lists from 2013, 2012 and 2011 Record Store Day and Back to Black Friday live. (We’re working on older lists, and we’ll get them up there as we get them completed.)
Sometimes there are even better reasons to get your music at an indie record store, and those times are when you get a little something extra along with your new record. The goodies below are available starting on street date with the purchase of the new release they are listed with, but they’re ALL LIMITED QUANTITY, so first come first serve applies. Also, indie stores are just that: independently minded, and not all will choose to participate in all these gift-giving promotions, so check with your local store!
SUMMER OF SICKNESS: Get a sick Relapse Records poster from participating stores, with the purchase of any of these Relapse Records titles: Death LEPROSY, Devourment CONCEIVED IN SEWAGE, The Drip A PRESENTATION, Black Anvil HAIL DEATH, Tombs SAVAGE GOLD, Dying Fetus REIGN SUPREME, God Macabre WINTERLONG, Revocation REVOCATION (DISCLAIMER)