Recently, Dave Wilson (vox/guitar) and John Teer (strings/vox) went shopping at their local record store, Schoolkids Records in Raleigh, NC, and then sat down to tell us what essentials they were adding to their collection. Conveniently enough, the new album from their band, CHATHAM COUNTY LINE, is one of the YEP ROC AMERICANA ESSENTIALS and that means TIGHTROPE is on sale this month at record stores across the country, to celebrate AMERICANA MUSIC MONTH. Those Americana Essentials are also part of the prize pack that you have a few more days to enter to win—and the Grand Prize includes a trip for two to join Record Store Day and Yep Roc and the Americana Music Association in Nashville for this year’s Americana Music Association Festival and Conference.
Dave Wilson's Picks
John Teer's Picks
We don't think Wayne Coyne ever sleeps, but we're cool with that. If he did, he might not have time for projects like ELECTRIC WURMS, his group with Steven Drozd and Nashville's Linear Downfall. The new record is out now! And if you picked up the record store flexi disc with the EXCLUSIVE TRACK (“TRANSFORM!!! (MACH TWO)”) and a coupon for $2 off the full record, now’s your moment to head back to the record store (lucky you!) (DISCLAIMER) (GET IT AT A RECORD STORE)
Back at a record store, that is. The new Wiz Khalifa album, BLACC HOLLYWOOD, is out now. Time to whip out the CD single coupon and get your other supplies ready to enjoy it. (We will not speculate on what those supplies might be, but we’re pretty sure we know what supplies were on hand when it was made.) (DISCLAIMER) (GET IT AT A RECORD STORE)
Forty years ago, a little band named Queen played two shows in one year at the London club The Rainbow. Those shows from 1974 are coming out on a double disc set on 9/9, and the vinyl version of this package is going to be something you can ONLY get at indie record stores.
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!
STREET DATE 9/9 THE BEATLES Participating stores will have a bonus gift for fans of record stores and The Beatles: Limited Edition T-Shirt available with The Beatles - Original Mono Albums Remasterd for Vinyl releases, or the Box Set. (DISCLAIMER)