Mark your calendars, make room on your shelves. We’ll see you at the record store on . (And we hope we see you there before, too!)
The planning for our EIGHTH Record Store Day is well underway and we can hardly contain our excitement. When we do get a moment to realize that we’re heading towards a decade of celebrating the culture of the indie record store, it hits us how grateful we are to the stores for letting us shine this light on them, and to YOU, for following that light into your happy place over and over again, and not just on that very special . Record stores are going gangbusters, vinyl is setting records, and people who told you that you were crazy for sticking with your local indie record store are now asking you for directions. So bring them along, and they can join in on this THANK YOU we’re sending your way. Thanks for shopping indie. Thanks for helping us shout out how terrific it is at the record store.
(This picture that Newbury Comics sent after Record Store Day 2013 sums things up quite nicely, we think.)
His new record, THE PALE EMPEROR is getting some of Marilyn’s best reviews in a while and it’s coming to record stores on . But participating stores have a 45 RPM 10” with two songs (“Third Day of a Seven Day Binge” and “Day 3”) from it, and it’s yours, INSTANTLY, while supplies last at those stores when you pre-order The Pale Emperor vinyl. (DISCLAIMER)
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!)
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 from2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011 Record Store Day and Back to Black live. (We’re working on older lists, and we’ll get them up there as we get them completed.)
Click here for the RSD Archives