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ROBYN HITCHCOCK MEETS THE MAN UPSTAIRS...

ROBYN HITCHCOCK MEETS THE MAN UPSTAIRS...

...(AND THE MAN BEHIND THE RECORD STORE COUNTER)

The new album from Robyn Hitchcock is out this week, and the man behind THE MAN UPSTAIRS hit up a record store in Durham, NC recently and of course, a camera seemed like a good idea. Enjoy this YEP ROC RECORD STORE SESSION from Robyn Hitchcock at Offbeat Records.

Robyn's Picks



Robyn On Jimmy Buffett 



Robyn On Neko Case 



Robyn's Piracy Warning 

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DRY THE RIVER == ALARMS IN THE HEART

DRY THE RIVER == ALARMS IN THE HEART

The new album from DRY THE RIVER is at record stores now, and those boys are mighty proud of ALARMS IN THE HEART

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QUEEN LIVE AT THE RAINBOW 1974

QUEEN  LIVE AT THE RAINBOW 1974

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.

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BLUE NOTE AUTHORIZED DEALERS

BLUE NOTE AUTHORIZED DEALERS

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!)

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WE’RE PROUD OF OUR PAST!

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 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.)

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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! 

STREET DATE 8/26  DRY THE RIVER  A free litho available at participating retailers, with purchase, while they last. (DISCLAIMER) (BUY IT AT A RECORD 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 Remastered for Vinyl releases, or the Box Set. 
(DISCLAIMER) 

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