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RUN THE JEWELS RTJ3 LISTENING PARTIES

The new album is out 1/13 and record stores across the country are celebrating with listening parties---and that means food and special RTJ swag contests, as well as the special indie vinyl edition of the record.  Get yourself to a record store:


Friday, January 13

Cactus Music - Houston, TX - 5pm

Waterloo Records - Austin, TX - 7pm

Park Ave CDs - Orlando, FL - 7pm

Grimey's - Nashville, TN - 11am

Music Millennium - Portland, OR - 6pm

Twist & Shout - Denver, CO - 3pm

Easy Street Records - Seattle, WA - 7pm

Graywhale Entertainment - Taylorsville, UT - 6pm

Reckless Records - Wicker Park - Chicago, IL - 6pm

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RHINO RECORDS START YOUR EAR OFF RIGHT

Rhino Records' yearly calendar is pretty legendary and you can get your own copy of this sought-after collection of music and artist trivia and important 2017 dates (like April 22!), while they last at a participating record store. Look out for great new Vinyl Tuesday releases from Rhino all month long too!

Rhino 2017 Calendar

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RECORD STORE DAY 2017

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DREAMERS

Dreamers is an LA three piece whose cosmic rock debut THIS ALBUM DOES NOT EXIST is in record stores now. They've made a video for each track on it and Record Store Day is proud to premier the 11th in the 12 part series:  "Come Down Slow" The video was directed and animated by Andrew Ralph, from a concept inspired by the painter Hieronymous Bosch, with footage filmed by the band on their iPhones.

Get THIS ALBUM DOES NOT EXIST in record stores now. Catch DREAMERS on tour with The Griswolds in early 2017.

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HAMILTON LEITHAUSER + ROSTAM

While they last, get a special tote bag as a little gift from the band when you purchase their album I HAD A DREAM THAT YOU WERE MINE or any of the fine albums from their Glassnote labelmates. (DISCLAIMER)

Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam - Free Tote Bag

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MAKING MUDDY MUSIC TOGETHER

A girl from Texas who found herself in Nashville by way of the Delta, photography and the Grateful Dead, and a girl raised on Brooklyn hip-hop who sang with Alicia Keys and John Legend make an unusual pair, but that's part of the beauty of Muddy Magnolias. Debut album is in record stores now on CD and Vinyl. Hear how these two came together in the first place from the direct source.

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GRANT-LEE PHILLIPS RECORD STORIES

Right around the time he released his latest album, The Narrows, and before he headed back to Stars Hollow, Grant-Lee Phillips stopped into a record store (Schoolkids in Durham, NC) and did a little talking about time spent in those awesome spaces.

PICK UP THE NARROWS NOW (CD Third Option) (LP Third Option)

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BADMOTORFINGER AND SOMETHING TO CARRY IT IN

Soundgarden's third studio album has now been out for 25 years and it's time to celebrate with a deluxe CD package, a CD/BluRay  and a double vinyl set, waiting at a record store near you.  And while they last, a tote bag to carry them home in, free with purchase.  (DISCLAIMER) (CD Third option) (DELUXE Third Option) (LP Third Option(Super Deluxe Third Option)

SOUNDGARDEN - Tote Bag

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ALICE COOPER LIVE FROM A RECORD STORE

Just over a year ago, a big Alice Cooper fan had a REALLY good day at work. His name is Chris Penn, and his work is owning and running Good Records in Dallas. His really good day? On October 6, 2015, Chris got all the living members of the original Alice Cooper lineup to come to the store, pick up instruments and play their longest set since 1974. Over 300 other people came along too. Thankfully, Chris hit the 'record' button, and starting 11/25, he's sharing a 7" document of the day with all the other Alice Cooper fans out there. Check out our premier of a video that documents just a little bit of the mayhem, and a little bit of the live track "Is It My Body"
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GANADARAMABA

Dengue Fever are getting into the swing of things with a new 7" split single coming to record stores on 11/25. And they've created a video for one of the songs that we're thrilled to premier right here!

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SIXX A.M. PRAYERS, VOL 2

Two records in one year? That's what you do when you just can't wait to get your music out there, when you're so excited for fans to dig in. Nikki Sixx knows what that feels like, so SIXX A.M.'s new record, VOL 2, PRAYERS FOR THE BLESSED is coming to record stores just a few months after PRAYERS FOR THE DAMNED. It will be here in November, but record stores have a special 7" for folks who pre-order now. Find a store near you and be one of the BLESSED.

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CHUCK D

Our Ambassadors continue to be champions of independent record stores, even after they turn in their Ambassadorial sash, scepter and other accoutrements. This year, Chuck D takes some time away from chores to spin (cycle) some words of wisdom for us.

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BLACK FRIDAY 2016

The start of the holiday shopping season is coming, and there's no better place to get things for the people you like, love or are obligated to buy things for than a record store. Below is our list of exclusive titles that you can only find at participating record stores, starting BlackFriday.


The pieces on this list are from many different artists, in many different genres, and intended for many different listeners. We really hope there's at least one 'something' for everyone. And we hope you find yourself in a record store this season, surrounded by all kinds of things that are just perfect for the people on your gift list. And for you.

You can use the list in two ways.

*Download the PDF and use it as a wishlist (place it strategically in front of those who will be gifting you) or as a shopping list (check off the things that you know the folks you're gifting for will dig).

*Scroll through the list on the site, get more information about each piece and see the artwork.

Some things to remember:
Record Store Day and Black Friday are different things. Here's an FAQ on some of the ways they are different.

Not all stores will carry all the titles. We don't expect them to. It's always a good idea to follow your local stores on social media, or give them a call to figure out their plans.

These titles are limited in nature for a lot of reasons. That means stores won't always get everything they want or order. Which means you may not always get every title you want. But we're all grownups here--for the most part--and can handle it as such, right?
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DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS

The new album AMERICAN BAND is out in record stores now with limited edition colored vinyl, while it lasts! Bonus 7" too! 

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RSD GOES TO REEPERBAHN

Recently, Record Store Day co-founder Michael Kurtz went to Reeperbahn Festival and Conference in Hamburg, where he met with RSD organizers from around Europe. On his way, he stopped by The Record Industry, Europe's largest vinyl manufacturing plant, and spoke with General Manager Anouk Rijnders about what the last ten years or so have been like for them.

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ANGEL OLSEN IS MY WOMAN

Angel's new album is in record stores. Hopefully you don't have to fight anyone over the limited edition purple vinyl.

GET IT AT A RECORD STORE CD - VINYL - INDIE EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION TRANSLUCENT PURPLE VINYL

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BAND OF SISTERS

I'M ALONE, NO YOU'RE NOT, the new album from JOSEPH---Natalie, Allison and Meegan Closner--is out now.  They are rightfully quite excited about this pretty blue vinyl.   (GET IT AT A RECORD STORE)

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JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW

His new album WE MOVE comes out 9/2, but James is ready for you to MOVE to a record store now to pre-order it and you'll get a special 7" with two tracks, including "Evil (Solo Acoustic Version)" which is ONLY available on this 7". And that part ain't evil at all. DISCLAIMER 
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RECORD STORE DAY 2016 AMBASSADOR METALLICA

We're pretty excited to announce that the Ambassador for Record Store Day 2016 is not one person, but four: the four who make up METALLICA.
From the very first Record Store Day, Metallica have embraced the concept, and celebrated the culture of the indie record store with in-store appearances and special releases for both our special April Saturday and Black Friday.   Be sure to check out the Ambassador Statement, written by drummer Lars Ulrich, and the video where the entire band gets excited about record stores and exciting Metallica reissue news.

For Record Store Day 2016, the band's official release is a special live CD, Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, Metallica! - Live at Le Bataclan. Paris, France - June 11th, 2003, a live concert recording from the Paris theatre that became the focus of the world in November 2015. This release, and the charitable donation of its proceeds to Fondation de France’s Give For France charity, fits into a larger theme for Record Store Day 2016 that highlights the relationship between US record stores and their French counterparts, between Record Store Day and Disquaire Day, between music-and-arts-loving humans in the United States, France and the world. More details to come.
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VINYL TUESDAY

Vinyl Tuesday is a way for us to encourage artists, labels, distributors and managers to continue to release physical music on Tuesdays when they can. This allows physical retailers to have something fresh to sell and to talk about during the week, and lets those releases not just get lost on the increasingly crowded Friday/weekend.


COMING TO RECORD STORES ON TUESDAY JANUARY 17th!

Dead Boys - Young, Loud & Snotty [SYEOR 2017 Exclusive Green Vinyl]
Dead Boys - Young, Loud & Snotty [SYEOR 2017 Exclusive Green Vinyl]
Dead Boys' debut album, on LP for the first time since 1977. Green Vinyl

Gensu Dean - R.A.W. [LP]
Gensu Dean - R.A.W. [LP]
Dee Dee Ramone's first solo album under his 'hip hop' name Dee Dee King. Unavailable on LP since the first pressing in 1989.

The Dictators - Bloodbrothers [SYEOR 2017 Exclusive Red Vinyl]
The Dictators - Bloodbrothers [SYEOR 2017 Exclusive Red Vinyl]
Red vinyl edition of The Dictators third album 'Bloodbrothers'. Unavailable on LP since first issue in 1978.

Dee Dee King - Standing in the Spotlight [SYEOR 2017 Exclusive Vinyl]
Dee Dee King - Standing in the Spotlight [SYEOR 2017 Exclusive Vinyl]
Dee Dee Ramone's first solo album under his 'hip hop' name Dee Dee King. Unavailable on LP since the first pressing in 1989.

Pepper - No Shame [Colored LP]
Pepper - No Shame [Colored LP]
First time ever on vinyl.  CD/Digital originally came out in 2006.

The Replacements - All Shook Down [SYEOR 2017 Exclusive Vinyl]  
The Replacements - All Shook Down [SYEOR 2017 Exclusive Vinyl]

The Replacements - Don't Tell A Soul [SYEOR 2017 Exclusive Vinyl]  
The Replacements - Don't Tell A Soul [SYEOR 2017 Exclusive Vinyl]

The Replacements - Tim [SYEOR 2017 Exclusive Vinyl]
The Replacements - Tim [SYEOR 2017 Exclusive Vinyl]

The Replacements - Pleased To Meet Me [SYEOR 2017 Exclusive Vinyl]  
The Replacements -Pleased To Meet Me [SYEOR 2017 Exclusive Vinyl]

Sam Roberts Band - Terraform [Limited Edition Translucent Splatter 2LP]
Sam Roberts Band - Terraform [Limited Edition Translucent Splatter 2LP]
Limited Edition translucent splatter double vinyl.  CD/Digital out 10/28/16.

Xiu Xiu - Knife Play [Indie Exclusive Vinyl]
Xiu Xiu - Knife Play [Indie Exclusive Vinyl]
Deluxe reissue of the first Xiu Xiu full length LP. Includes bonus material not found on the original. Originally LP pressing has been out of print since 2003. Colored vinyl + digital download.

Yes - Going For The One [SYEOR 2017 Exclusive Picture Disc Vinyl]

 
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WE’RE PROUD OF OUR PAST!

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 Friday 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 

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GOODIES

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! 


Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam - Free Tote Bag

STREET DATE 9/23 HAMILTON LEITHAUSER + ROSTAM
While they last, get a special tote bag as a little gift from the band when you purchase their album I HAD A DREAM THAT YOU WERE MINE or any of the fine albums from their Glassnote labelmates. (DISCLAIMER)



 

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