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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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WYNTON MARSALIS ON YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE

Your Christmas-tree shaped vinyl, that is. A charming record full of lovely music from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis that is sure to be something you pull out year after year. Limited availability at record stores this holiday season.

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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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JAZZ DISPENSARY, HOLIDAY TREATS

Take a trip on Santa’s sleigh through ten tracks of holiday cheer, Jazz Dispensary-style. This special LP on sale starting 11/25 exclusively at participating record stores.

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ETERNALLY EVEN, JIM JAMES

The new solo record from My Morning Jacket's Jim James is out now on CD (look for vinyl in record stores in December) and participating record stores have a free litho when you buy ETERNALLY EVEN from them, while they last. (DISCLAIMER) (GET IT AT A RECORD STORE)


JIM JAMES - Free Lithograph

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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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THE LIST

Here's the list of titles that will be available at participating independent record stores starting on 11/25. Yes, that's Black Friday, but this isn't about a crazy feeding frenzy. This is about the kickoff to the season of gift-giving (and gift-wishing) and we think that if America is going to go crazy buying things to wrap up, then record stores need to be part of that. Because there is nothing at a record store that doesn't make a good gift for someone (and maybe for yourself). And we know that a lot of these titles will still be there, days and weeks after the madness of Black Friday, waiting for you to pick them up and make them the perfect gift for someone on your list.

downloadable pdf  | view list on website


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 wrappping up. Even if you're wrapping it for yourself.

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. If you don't see something in a store, check with them, they may still be able to order titles from this list for you. And some stores that have online components will be listing some of these there, so you may be able to buy them that way.

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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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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RSD 2016 - The List





The list of titles being released ONLY AT RECORD STORES is only a click away, in TWO versions: A handy PDF that you can use as a shopping/wish list and a Pull Down menu with more detail and artwork.  These are the pieces that will be released at REAL LIVE RECORD STORES on April 16.  Keep in mind that things change OFTEN in this business, and we’ll be making changes to the list when that happens. Fixes, tweaks, new descriptions, additions and cancellations as they happen. Life is a work in progress, there’s a poster out there with a kitten in an adorable but precarious situation that says so. And so is our list.
 

*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 4/15 or 4/16 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 CANADA: HERE
RSD GERMANY: HERE 
RSD BELGIUM: HERE 
RSD NETHERLANDS: HERE 
RSD FRANCE: HERE  
RSD MEXICO: HERE 
RSD ITALY: HERE
RSD SPAIN: HERE 
RSD AUSTRALIA: HERE 

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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 NOVEMBER 22nd!

Die Antwoord - Mount Ninji And Da Nice Time Kid [2LP]
Die Antwoord - Mount Ninji And Da Nice Time Kid [2LP]
Available on double disc vinyl FIRST at record stores 

Prince - Let's Pretend We're Married [12in Vinyl Single]
Prince - Let's Pretend We're Married [12in Vinyl Single]

Prince - Prince4Ever [2xCD]
Prince - Prince4Ever [2xCD]

Prince - Raspberry Beret [12in Vinyl Single]
Prince - Raspberry Beret [12in Vinyl Single]



COMING TO RECORD STORES ON TUESDAY NOVEMBER 8th!

Death In June - Burial [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Blue Vinyl]
Death In June - Burial [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Blue Vinyl]
Vinyl reissue of 1984 release, their LP. Updated rendering of original embossed art, mastered by Kevin Gray. An Opaque blue version, limited to 1,000 copies, is EXCLUSIVE to indie record stores.

Death In June - Burial [Limited Edition Black Vinyl]
Death In June - Burial [Limited Edition Black Vinyl]
Vinyl reissue of 1984 release, their LP. Updated rendering of original embossed art, mastered by Kevin Gray. Released on black vinyl.

L'Orange & Mr. Lif - The Life & Death Of Scenery [Colored Vinyl] 
L'Orange & Mr. Lif - The Life & Death Of Scenery [Colored Vinyl]
Vinyl release of the new album, on colored vinyl.


Mott The Hoople - Mott [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White Vinyl]
Mott The Hoople - Mott [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White Vinyl]
Vinyl reissue of 1973 release, Mott the Hoople's follow up to All the Young Dudes. Updated renduring of original gatefold art, mastered by Kevin Gray. This white vinyl version, limited to 500 copies, is EXCLUSIVE to indie record stores.

Mott The Hoople - Mott [Limited Edition Black Vinyl]
Mott The Hoople - Mott [Limited Edition Black Vinyl]
Vinyl reissue of 1973 release, Mott the Hoople's follow up to All the Young Dudes. Updated renduring of original gatefold art, mastered by Kevin Gray. Released on black vinyl.

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WERE 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! 


Band Of Horses - Free Lithographs

STREET DATE 6/10 BAND OF HORSES 
Get a regionally-specific litho with the purchase of WHY ARE YOU OK at participating stores, while they last. On CD and Vinyl.



 

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