*There are three categories on this list. These are them:
RECORD STORE DAY EXCLUSIVE RELEASES. Exclusively available on Record Store Day at Record Store Day participating stores. Will not be available anywhere else in the same format.
RECORD STORE DAY LIMITED RUN/REGIONAL FOCUS RELEASES. Also exclusively available on Record Store Day at Record Store Day participating stores, but may not be distributed nationally, or the quantities of these titles are EXTREMELY limited. 1000 and under and WAY under 1000 in some cases. We felt it was only right to put them on a special sub-list, so that everyone is clear on the odds.
‘RECORD STORE DAY FIRST’ RELEASE. These are titles that you can find on Record Store Day at Record Store Day participating stores. So if you’re a fan of the artist, you get first listen. At some point in the future, generally four to six weeks, these titles will be available at other retailers.
*There is chatter in the world about other titles that may not be on the list. These may be things that have a 4/19 street date, but are not RSD releases, for whatever reason. Something you want not on this list, but you know for sure it’s coming out? If yes, are you going to buy it at an indie record store? If yes, awesome.
*We’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating. It’s always a good idea to be BFFs with your neighborhood record store and let them know what you might be looking for. They can’t guarantee you will walk out with what you want, but it’s a good place to start. ALL STORES MAY NOT ORDER ALL RELEASES. ALL STORES MAY NOT GET EVERYTHING THEY ORDER. Record Store Day titles are limited for a number of reasons, and all in all, that’s a good thing. But please bear that in mind when you find something isn’t available. We’re all grown-ups, right?
INTERNATIONAL LISTS. We don’t control what gets released in which countries. Someday, every release will be available everywhere without issues (we hope!) but that day’s not today. Meanwhile, here’s a link to the Record Store Day sites in other countries.
RSD UK: HERE
RSD GERMANY: HERE
RSD BELGIUM: HERE
RSD NETHERLANDS: HERE
RSD CANADA: HERE
RSD FRANCE: HERE
RSD MEXICO: HERE
RSD ITALY: HERE
RSD SPAIN: HERE
As we gear up for the Big Day we’re thrilled that Mr. Ray Lamontagne has given us permission to let you hear the B-side of his special Record Store Day 7” release. It’s called “Pick Up A Gun”. The new full length record from Ray Lamontagne will be waiting for you at record stores on CD 4/29 and on vinyl starting on 5/6.
Way back in March, which seems like a long time ago to us, we were happy to once again help sponsor the Redeye Residency, a little oasis where artists could come, rest up, drink up and do some recording. Some special things came out of it, and when they wanted to talk about Record Store Day and record stores we were not about to keep them away from the microphone!
Redeye SXSW Record Store Day
Redeye SXSW Record Store Day - What's Your Favorite Record Store?
Redeye SXSW Record Store Day - Why Vinyl?
Redeye SXSW Record Store Day - Music Finland
In what has surely become as beloved a tradition as tacking socks to a fireplace or spending in a pumpkin patch, we present the 2014 Record Store Day Releases video with your host, Chris Brown. It’s a doozy this year, so grab a snack, a beverage and your comfy slippers, settle in and get ready to check your Record Store Day list. Twice.
Record Store Day sees the release of a special 7” box set that chronicles the story of ZTT Records, with track by track commentary, and music from Art Of Noise, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Propaganda, Andrew Poppy, Act, 808 State, The Frames, Shane MacGowan & Sinead O'Connor and more.
The internet’s most beloved musical discovery celebrates Record Store Day with a 7” single, and in this video for the song “What I’m Doing Here” Rachel points out exactly WHY the’re so beloved.
THE OFFICIAL BOOK OF RSD 2014
Record Store Day is proud to announce that new book from Eilon Paz, DUST & GROOVES: ADVENTURES IN RECORD COLLECTING is the Official Book of Record Store Day 2014. What started as a way a fun free-time project for photographer Paz, and the book collects photos and interviews from vinyl collectors around the world, from New York City and Los Angeles to Japan, Turkey, Germany, Ghana, Paris, London and far-flung places in between. Readers get an up-close and personal look at a variety of well-known vinyl champions, and a glimpse at the collections of both world-renowned and lesser-known DJs, producers, record dealers and everyday vinyl enthusiasts. The 416 book features terrific photography, a foreword by The Rza, intro by Jeff “Chairman” Mao, and interviews with Gilles Peterson, Four-Tet, The Gaslamp Killer and more.
DUST & GROOVES: ADVENTURES IN RECORD COLLECTING will be available at select US record stores on Record Store Day, (The official release date is ) and you can get even more at the blog that started it all, www.dustandgrooves.com
The Pixies have just announced the release of their FIRST NEW ALBUM SINCE 1991’s Trompe Le Monde, and it’s coming out on April 29. And if that makes you giddy, you might just be over the edge when we tell you that a special Record Store Day double-vinyl version of that new album, INDIE CINDY, will be available on 4/19 at participating record stores.
And if you’ve already gone over the edge with excitement about the Pixies, we hope this exclusive RSD.com video premiere of the song “Snakes” doesn’t do you in completely.
Think you heard everything that R.E.M. Had to offer on Unplugged? Not a chance. For the first time ever, the complete sessions from 1991 and 2001 brought together in one package, and you can get it on Record Store Day, April 19. Very limited, so hurry!
That’s right, record stores are for everyone, and in our list of special releases this year is one that a lot of folks consider THE MOST SPECIAL. And that’s a picture disc from Harry, Niall, Liam, Louis and Zayne: ONE DIRECTION. If you’re here because the boys sent you, welcome. We think you’re going to find a lot to love in a record store, and you’re going to have a blast on Record Store Day because it’s really all just a big party. Now that you’re here, go to the search bar up there, find a store near you and give them a call or an email—let them know you’ll be looking to check them out come Record Store Day, . And we’ll see you at the record store!
Fans of Jaco Pastorius are going to have a lot to celebrate in 2014, and folks who don’t yet know about the jazz bass legend are in for a musically rich education.
JACO IS THE OFFICIAL FILM OF RECORD STORE DAY 2014 Jaco is a documentary film about Pastorius in the works right now, produced by Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo and directed by Stephen Kijak and Paul Marchand. Trujillo is pretty excited about the connection between his upcoming film and Record Store Day: “Record Store Day is a celebration of our youth, and beyond. It's the power of memories fueled by this magic (usually) black vinyl disc. There's a reason why Record Store Day is making people Head Bang, Rock Out, Relax, and simply Smile. It's all about the joy and power of words, music and sound, not to mention the dynamic range of visual art that goes hand in hand with a record cover, jacket, or sleeve; and you might even get a poster. (Trust me, I still have most of my original vinyl).”
He was right about the poster—the image above will become the OFFICIAL RECORD STORE DAY POSTER OF 2014, and will be given away as part of the celebration at select stores, while supplies last.)
In addition, Omnivore Recordings will be releasing MODERN AMERICAN MUSIC... PERIOD!, this Record Store Day on both CD and vinyl. This piece revisits the 1974 after-hours studio sessions at Criteria Studios when a 22-year-old Pastorius and his friends experimented and jammed. Some of those songs ended up on Pastorius’ debut, but others see their release for the first time ever on this special Omnivore Recordings RSD 2014 piece. (Check out some of this and other things Omnivore Recordings has planned for Record Store Day in the charming little video piece below.)
Record Store Day is proud to play a part in what’s shaping up to be A Year of Jaco Pastorius, just as record stores themselves played a part in his life, something he passed on to his biggest, most important fans: his kids. “Then I have the memories of being at Peaches (which was THE record store in S. Fla) with him for the Jaco Pastorius (the first solo album) record release party. They had a "walk of fame" there and we put our handprints in cement, Hollywood style. They also put a huge painting of that album with that iconic picture of him, up on the outside of the building, where it stayed for many years- which I drove by many times, and was greeted by the many times when I would go in to buy records myself.” --Mary Pastorius
We like all our children, and by that we mean Record Store Day releases, but there is undoubtedly a special place in our heart for those releases that come from labels that are run by folks at record stores! One of those is Brookvale Records, the label run by Karl from Looney Tunes. He’s got a release coming out this Record Store Day, and a few clues in this video as to who the artist might be. Can you guess?
We’ve always said that records bring people together, and this Record Store Day one special piece will bring people together... For a game of football! Microfiche Records uses ‘Decagonaphonic 10 Groove Technology’ and your own record player to bring the fun of football into the house. Give it a spin and see if you have what it takes to bring your team to the Phono Bowl!
Since 2009 when Jesse “Boots Electric” Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal declared himself our ‘Ambassador’, Record Store Day has been honored every year to add another powerful name to our stable of Ambassadors. This year the man who carries the title and the megaphone to tell the world about the greatness of record stores is the one, the only: CHUCK D.
Did we say we were honored? That word barely even covers it.
Over 27 years and 93 countries visited, as a professional lead vocalist of the RAP group Public Enemy, I don't go one single day without emphasizing that the genre of hip-hop is spawned from DJ culture. The founding members of Public Enemy were, and still are, DJs. The tool and fuel for DJs has forever been recordings. And where these recordings have long connected, with pros and fans alike, has simply been The Record Store, the connection point of listener and the recording.
The introduction of the available recording to the public had opened and webbed the sounds of the world across the planet long before the www. It has been influential to the creators of so many of the greatest recordings as well, sort of a second rite of passage after the live radio or TV performance. Motown's Berry Gordy had a record store, Elektra founder Jac Holzman had a record store, the STAX label had their Satellite Record Shop right next to their studio. Keith Richards opens a conversation with Mick Jagger as teenagers on a UK train platform because he had a stack of hot blues records in his arms after leaving a shop. Well you should have an idea of what I'm saying here.
The record store made musicians listen beyond themselves. It both complemented and supplemented the radio, in fact the best radio stations in the past followed the vibe of the record stores of their regions, thus growing and nurturing each other. The fans and listener had everything to gain, and if they wanted to get into making music, the Record Store turned into their first school and sonic passport out.
Do not get me wrong, I am a fan of technology, but I am a bigger fan of the music. I used to be a big fan of the industry of music when it, like sport, at least offered a seemingly fair field of play, no matter where one came from. Upon the growth of Hip Hop through vinyl-cassette-Cd-MP3 I long wanted, and advised, many Record Stores ways to adapt to surviving the ICE AGE. Like last year's Record Day Ambassador, the great Jack White, I concur with his view that people want to gather, share thoughts, and suggest music. There's few musical events more exciting than Record Store performances, whether it’s Grimey’s In Nashville, Criminal Records in ATL or Rough Trade in London. I've long thought The Record Store tour circuit is so necessary and rewarding.
In this age where industry has threaded the music sound with virtual sight and story I am honored to be called upon to be Record Store Day Ambassador of 2014. With the masses, neck bent into their smartphones, let all of us music lovers GPS our way into a reality that is the Record Store. It's worth a great try, let's do this...
Co Founder of Public Enemy
Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame 2013
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.)