New Record Store Day Activities

Hey Record Stores! We’re getting close! In fact, as I write this, we’re 37 days, 5 hours, 37 minutes and 44 seconds away from Recod Store Day 2009! I know this because we have installed a countdown clock on www.recordstoreday.com and if you’d like to install it on your own site, just visit and check out the link below the clock—you’ll get directions on how to put this on your own site.

 

EVENTS - At Your Store

It’s about time for you to be firming up details on what’s up at your own store on Record Store Day. Are you having bands play? A picnic with free fried chicken? A massive sidewalk sale? Other creative stuff I couldn’t possibly dream up? Well, best to let the world know about it. And you can edit your own events, at your own store, on your own listing on the www.recordstoreday.com site. Just visit http://www.recordstoreday.com/Page/411 for instructions. (READ THOSE INSTRUCTIONS carefully—there are some things you can and can’t do when editing.) Nothing that’s happening at your store is too small to list, so add it all!

 

TWITTER

Record Store Day is tweeting! Do you Tweet? Do you Follow? You can see our Twitter posts via our widget on the recordstoreday.com site, but we would love for you to sign up and follow us, so we can know to follow you. If you want to post on Twitter about Record Store Day, we are using the following "hash tag": #RSD09 which you can use in your post, and then when anyone searchs for the tag, they can find all the news about Record Store Day. Here is our Twitter profile: http://twitter.com/recordstoreday

 

COMMERCIAL PIECES

Finally, we have the beginnings of the list of commercial pieces being created for Record Store Day. There is a link to a PDF here, and a list below. You’ll find the artist, the title, the label who is creating the piece, and the list of places you can buy them, as well as info on whether they are limited numbers, their SRP, and any other cool stuff you might want to know. The internet has been buzzing about some of these pieces, and we know we’ve been pretty quiet about them, but we wanted to make sure we had as much info on these as possible—we don’t want to be accused of causing confusion! That said, you should know the following (consider them disclaimers):

1. This list is a work in progress. You all know that in the music business, no release detail is firm until the piece is in the hands of the customer. We’ll send out a list every week with new additions and updates. And of course, your sales reps at the various distribution points will have all the up to date information on their own pieces.


2. Every one of you is responsible for bringing in your own pieces. The folks behind Record Store Day can NOT help you get these pieces—that’s all up to you. What we can do is let you know what’s available, and where to get it. We’ve worked with both major and indie distributors, and we’ve made sure, in almost every case that you can get these pieces even if you’re not direct with the majors. Most of you are familiar with Junketboy, but if you’re not, contact Melanie Nipper (junketgrrl) at melanie@cimsmusic.com . There are some titles that are exclusive to Junketboy, so she’s a good grrl to know.


3. These pieces are US ONLY. The UK and Japan will have some exclusive Record Store Day titles as well, and we’ll happily direct stores in those areas to someone who can help them with those titles, if need be. Some day we hope for global domination with exclusive pieces all over the world, but we’re only two years old so we’re still toddling toward that goal.


4. Some of these pieces are VERY LIMITED. Which is great, but also means that you should get on your orders as soon as possible.

ARTIST TITLE/FORMAT LABEL WHERE TO GET THEM LIMITED? LIST PRICE IF KNOWN NOTES/OTHER STUFF TO KNOW
Akron/Family "Everyone is Guilty" 7" Dead Oceans Dead Oceans/ADA/Edge 700 $5.98 first single from new album; unreleased b-side
Arthur Russell "Love Is Taking Me" 2LP Beggars Group/Matador/ADA Matador Direct/ADA 1000 $2.00 2LP (RSD exclusive)
Bad Religion Original EP 7" reissue Epitaph ADA/Edge 1000 $8.98 colored vinyl; 6 tracks from 1981
Ben Harper 10" "Shimmer and Shine"/"Spanish Red Wine" Capitol/EMM junketboy 2500   B-side, "Spanish Red Wine" is unreleased
Blitzen Trapper "War is Placebo/Booksmart" Sub Pop Sub Pop/ADA/Edge 1000 $5.98 7" - two exclusive tracks w/die cut sleeve
Bob Dylan 7"--"Dreaming of You"/"Down Along the Cove" Sony junketboy/Alliance/EDGE 2500   tracks recorded live at Bonnaroo; packaged in clear sleeve with 3x5 photo
Booker T "Warped Sister/Reunion Time" 7" Epitaph ADA/Edge 2000 $4.98 7"
Brandi Carlile 7" single "Downpour"/"A Promise To Keep" Sony junketboy/Alliance/EDGE 1000   "Downpour" is a live track recorded in Boston
Bruce Springsteen 7" "What Love Can Do"/"A Night With The Jersey Devil" Sony junketboy/Alliance/EDGE 2500   "A Night With The Jersey Devil" is recorded live; packaged in clear sleeve with 3x5 photo
Camera Obscura "French Navy" 7" Beggars Group/Matador Matador Direct/ADA 1000 $5.00 7" (RSD exclusive)
Cold War Kids Live at Fingerprints Fontana Fontana/Junketboy     Live at Fingerprints 5 song EP
Cursive/Ladyfinger Split 10" picture disc Saddle Creek ADA/Edge 1500 $10.98 four songs, two unreleased and two new
Dandy Warhols Remix CD #2 Worlds Fair Junketboy      
Death Cab For Cutie T-Shirt WEA WEA 500 $19.00 exclusive design for Record Store Day
Def Jam 25: Volume 1 and 2 4 LP gatefold history of Def Jam, only physical version of this piece is for indies Def Jam UMG     4 LP gatefold history of Def Jam, only physical version of this piece is for indies
Depeche Mode 7" "Wrong"/"Oh Well" Capitol/Emm junketboy 2000   7"
Derek Trucks Already Live EP Sony junketboy/MMN 3000   five previously unreleased live tracks from the 2008 tour
Dr. Dog/Floating Action Split 7" Park The Van ADA/Edge 2500 $5.99 7" - exclusive
Elvis Costello "Complicated Shadows"/"Dirty Rotten Shame" picture disc Concord/Fantasy junketboy   $1.98 "Dirty Rotten Shame" is exclusive track--previously unreleased
Elvis Perkins "Lorraine Lookout" 7" Beggars Group/Matador Matador Direct/ADA 1000 $5.00 two tracks, one unreleased
Flaming Lips/Black Keys split 7" "Borderline"/"Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles" Warner Bros WEA/Alliance/Edge 3000 $4.98 7" Borderline/Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles
Flight of the Conchords "Pencils In The Wind"/"Albi The" Sub Pop Sub Pop/ADA/Edge 3000 $5.98 7" - two exclusive tracks w/die cut sleeve
Gaslight Anthem Live from Park Ave 10" Side One Dummy ADA/Edge 2000 $9.98 Live from Park Ave 10" - 6 tracks
Grateful Dead T-Shirt WEA WEA 500 $19.00 exclusive design for Record Store Day
Grizzly Bears Live on KCRW 7"   Redeye 1000 $3.99 two tracks, "While You Wait For The Others"/"He Hit Me"
Guided By Voices Hold On Hope LP Orchard Junketboy     Three bonus tracks
Heaven & Hell 7" "Bible Black" / Neon Knights (Live) Rhino WEA/Alliance/Edge 3000 $5.98 Created exclusively for Record Store Day
Iron and Wine Norfolk 6-20-05 Sup Pop Sub Pop/ADA/Edge 3500 $8.99 Live 18 track CD recorded on the Woman King tour
Jane's Addiction 7" "Mountain Song" / "Standing in the Shower…Thinking" Rhino WEA/Alliance/Edge 3000 $5.98 7" Mtn. Song/Standing In The Shower- Packaged in original replica picture sleeve
Jason Mraz T-Shirt WEA WEA 500 $19.00 exclusive design for Record Store Day
Jenny Lewis/Elvis Costello split 7" --"Carpet Baggers"/"Go Away" Rhino WEA/Alliance/Edge 3000 $5.98 Never before available in the US
Jesus Lizard 9 x 7" pack Touch N Go Touch N Go 1,000-1,500   A pack of nine 7"s
Leonard Cohen 7" "The Future/"Suzanne" Sony junketboy/Alliance/EDGE 2500   tracks recorded live in London, packaged in clear sleeve with 3x5 photo
Loney Dear/Andrew Bird 7" split 7" Polyvinyl/ADA EDGE 1000 $5.98 7" - hand-silk screened covers; tour & mail order item
Lykkie Li/Perro Del Mar 7" "After Laughter (Comes Tears)" / "At Your Best (You are Love)" Rhino WEA/Alliance/Edge 3000 $5.98 - Made exclusively for Record Store Day featuring two unreleased cover songs.
Magnolia Electric Co, "It's Made Me Cry" 7" Secretly Canadian Secretly Canadian/ADA/Edge 1000 $8.98 Jason Molina's first 7" in years
Mastodon T-Shirt WEA WEA 500 $19.00 exclusive design for Record Store Day
MC 5 7" "Kick Out The Jams"/"Motor City Is Burning" Rhino WEA/Alliance/Edge 3000 $5.98 Packaged in the original rare picture sleeve, first time available since 1969
Metric "Help I'm Alive" 7" Picture disc   Redeye 2000 $6.99 "Help I'm Alive"/"Help I'm A B-Side"
Modest Mouse 7" --"Satelite Skin"/"Guilty Cocker Spaniels" Sony junketboy/Alliance/EDGE     both tracks are brand new
My Morning Jacket - Celebración De La Ciudad Natal Celebracion De La Ciudad Natal ATO Records Junketboy     CD & 2 x 10" Vinyl - 4-14 Street, Vinyl one time shot. Recorded LIVE in LOUISVILLE (at Ear X-tacy, and Waterfront Park), includes classic tracks and selections from the band's most recent GRAMMY nominated album EVIL URGES. PLEASE NOTE: double 10 inch will be a limited edition, ONE TIME pressing - We shall manufacture only what is ordered. Once it’s gone, it’s gone folks.
New Order 7" Ceremony/Ceremony (live) Rhino WEA/Alliance/Edge 3000 $5.98 "Temptation" / "Hurt" - Never before available in the US as a 7" single.
Oasis Falling Down Remix LP Warner Bros WEA/Alliance/Edge 1500 $12.98 Falling Down Remix LP
Obits "I Can't Lose/Military Madness" 7" Sub Pop Sub Pop/ADA/Edge 1500 $5.98 7" - two exclusive tracks w/die cut sleeve
Paramore T-Shirt WEA WEA 500 $19.00 exclusive design for Record Store Day
Pavement "Live in Germany 1988" LP Beggars Group/Matador Matador Direct/ADA 1200 $16.98 unreleased show from 1988
Poison The Well Six track CD Ferret junketboy/MMN     6 track CD, taken from 2 7" singles that the band sells on the road, and an upcoming 7" single that will be out later this spring
Pretenders "Break Up The Pavement"/Love's…" 7" Shangri-la ADA/Edge 2000 $6.98 7" - one unrelased track, and track from new album on red vinyl
Queen EP Queen's First EP Hollywood Junketboy/MMN 1500   Limited Edition, Numbered CD for the first time in the US
Radiohead 10" vinyl series (see list of titles in NOTES) Capitol/EMM EMM/EDGE/ALLIANCE     THESE ARE BEING RELEASED EARLY FOR RSD: Drill, Creep, My Iron Lung, High & Dry, Fake Plastic Trees, Just, Street Spirit, Paranoid Android, Karma Police, No Surprises, Pyramid Song, 2+2=5
Rivers Cuomo Live @ Fingerprints CD and CD/DVD Combo Interscope Junketboy     Live @ Fingerprints CD and CD/DVD Combo
Silversun Pickups Pikul 12" Dangerbird/ADA ADA/Edge   $13.98 exclusive release ahead of their new album
Slayer 7" single "Psychopathy Red" Sony junketboy/Alliance/EDGE 2500   packaged in special X-Files-style, "confidential" packaging
Sonic Youth/Beck split 7" Beggars Group/Matador Matador Direct/ADA 1200 $5.99 split 7" (RSD exclusive)
Sonic Youth/Jay Reatard split 7" Beggars Group/Matador/ADA Matador Direct/ADA 1200 $5.99 split 7" (RSD exclusive)
Sublime "Superstar Punani"/April 29, 1992" 7" UMe junketboy/MMN 2000 $5.98 7" single with 2 live tracks, first time on vinyl
Taking Back Sunday 7" "Carpathia/Catholic" (live) Warner Bros WEA/Alliance/Edge 2500 $4.98 7" Carpathia/Catholic (live)
The Black Kids Wizard of Ahhhs 10" Sony junketboy/Alliance/EDGE 1000   first time on physical format
The Color Fred The Intervention CD EP Equal Vision ADA/Edge 1000 $5.98 six acoustic tracks--four new
The Decemberists 7" "The Rake's Song"/"East India Lanes" Capitol/EMM junketboy 2000   B-side, "East India Lanes" is unreleased
The Smiths 7" "The Headmaster Ritual" /"Oscillate Widly" Rhino WEA/Alliance/Edge 3000 $5.98 Never before available in the US as a 7" single.
The Stooges 7" "1969"/"Real Cool Time" Rhino WEA/Alliance/Edge 3000 $5.98 Packaged in the original rare picture sleeve
Thermals/Thao Get Down Stay Down split 7" Kill Rock Stars Touch N Go 1000   split 7" Get Down Stay Down (4 tracks unreleased)
Tift Merritt Buckingham Solo CD Concord/Fantasy junketboy   $11.98 recorded live at a church; Tift solo with piano and guitar
Tom Waits "Live from the Glitterdome" 7" Epitaph ADA/Edge 3000 $5.98 7" - live tracks from Atlanta & Edinburgh
Underoath T-Shirt WEA WEA 500 $19.00 exclusive design for Record Store Day
Various LITA distributed artists 7" series with Daptone, Numero Group and LITA artists including Sharon Jones, Rodriguez, Serge Gainsbourg, Wheedle's Groove Light in the Attic Junketboy, Light in the Attic     7" series with Daptone, Numero Group and LITA artists including Sharon Jones, Rodriguez, Serge Gainsbourg, Wheedle's Groove
Various artists Records Toreism LP Thrill Jockey Thrill Jockey/ADA/Edge 900 $15.98 tracks from Mountain Tortoise, Trans Am, White Hills, Double Dagger
Vetiver "Wishing Well"/"Pay No Mind" 7" Sub Pop Sub Pop/ADA/Edge 1000 $5.98 7" - two semi-exclusive non-album tracks w/diecut sleeve
Whiskeytown 7" single - San Atone b/w Great Divide (unreleased tracks) UMe junketboy/MMN 2000   7" single - San Atone b/w Great Divide (unreleased tracks)
Wilco Ashes of American Flags DVD Nonesuch WEA/Alliance/Edge     DVD is released with an exclusive window of two weeks for indie stores and mail order
Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs It’s Blitz LP Interscope junketboy/MMN     vinyl version of forthcoming Yeah Yeah Yeahs CD