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*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).
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. Look for our list of exclusive titles that you can only find at participating record stores, starting BlackFriday, coming later this month.
FANGTRIS IS THE NEW BLACK
Red Fang's new album ONLY GHOSTS is out 10/14, and available on super limited edition gold vinyl only at indie record stores. Going to your record store and picking it up will be a nice break from playing their FANGTRIS game, which you'll need because you might get obsessed with stacking that gear. Think Tetris, but more amps.
If you were a Phantogram fan who picked up the limited edition 7" that participating stores were selling the last few weeks, now's the time to bust out the coupon inside and make way on the turntable for the full length. THREE is in record stores now (and even if you don't have the coupon, stores across the country will happily sell you the new record.)
VINYL GOES PINK
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.
ST PAUL AND THE BROKEN BONES
The new album SEA OF NOISE is out in record stores, and while they last, get a 7" single when you buy the new album at participating stores. On that single is a track and a heartfelt Thank You from Paul himself, which, if you parse carefully enough, just might lead you to a buried treasure, hidden somewhere in these here United States. (DISCLAIMER) (GET IT AT A RECORD STORE)
St Paul and the Broken Bones doing a SURPRISE! in-store performance at hometown Seasick Records in Birmingham AL
photos by Josh Weichman
I HEARD SCHMILCO
That's what you'll be saying if you drop by record stores across the country today for their listening parties, where you can be among the FIRST to hear the new Wilco album in its entirety. And today, 9/6, is the day you can bring Schmilco home, too--both the black vinyl and limited edition, indie exclusive pink vinyl copies are both in stores now, three days before CD or digital. #VinylTuesday GET IT AT A RECORD STORE
ANGEL OLSEN IS MY WOMAN
GET IT AT A RECORD STORE CD - VINYL - INDIE EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION TRANSLUCENT PURPLE VINYL
THE AVALANCHES WILDFLOWER
case/lang/veirs, a true collaboration between three phenomenal, self-driven artists: avant-rock icon Neko Case, legendary musical nomad k.d. lang, and indie folk star Laura Veirs. The women wrote all 14 songs and shared lead vocals equally, sometimes even within the same track. Full of stunning harmonies and spellbinding rhythms, case/lang/veirs travels through aches and eras, torch songs and tributes to the undersung. COMING TO RECORD STORES ON TUESDAY JUNE 14
OSCAR HITS THE RECORD STORE
Indie's new "boy next door" Oscar came over to the US recently from the UK and he stopped by All Day Records to have a little chat. His debut record, CUT AND PASTE, is out on May 13 in record stores around the world, and in advance, Oscar weighs in with his RECORD STORIES
RECORD STORE DAY 2016 AMBASSADOR METALLICA
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.
* 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 OCTOBER 11!
Faster Pussycat - Faster Pussycat [Rocktober 2016 Exclusive Limited Edition Vinyl]
Faster Pussycat's debut self-titled album originally released in 1987. Hit songs on the album include "Bathroom Wall" and "Don't Change That Song." Released as part of ROCKTOBER 2016
Flamin' Groovies - Groovies Grestest Grooves [Rocktober 2016 Exclusive Limited Edition Vinyl]
A career retrospective 2LP set, "Groovies Greatest Grooves" released on vinyl for the first time as part of ROCKTOBER 2016
Iron Butterfly - Heavy [Rocktober 2016 Exclusive Limited Edition Vinyl]
Iron Butterfly's 1968 debut album, Heavy, established the band's trademark sound, relying on plodding, heavy guitar riffs and thundering drums. This release is a stereo version of their debut album for ROCKTOBER 2016
ZZ Top - Eliminator [Rocktober 2016 Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Red Vinyl]
ZZ Top had reached the top of the charts before, but that didn't make their sudden popularity in 1983 any more predictable. It wasn't that they were just popular -- they were hip, for God's sake, since they were one of the only AOR favorites to figure out to harness the stylish, synthesized grooves of new wave. Pressed on opaque red vinyl for ROCKTOBER 2016
COMING TO RECORD STORES ON TUESDAY OCTOBER 18!
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies [Rocktober 2016 Exclusive Limited Edition Green, Yellow & Orange Marbled Vinyl]
ROCKtober 2016 exclusive pressed on Green, Yellow and Orange marbled vinyl. Embossed gatefold packaging includes band poster, a ONE BILLION DOLLAR BILL and perforated cards with band image.
Morbid Angel - Domination [Rocktober 2016 Exclusive Limited Edition Vinyl]
This is Morbid Angel's fourth studio album - back on vinyl. The album was released in 1995 and was the last album they released under the label Giant Records. Domination spawned one single, "Where the Slime Live". Reissued as part of the Rocktober 2016 promotion.
Small Faces - First Step [Rocktober 2016 Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Orange Vinyl]
Debut album re-release. The Faces is a band that proves that sometimes loose ends are as great as tidiness, that living in the moment is what's necessary, and this First Step is a record filled with individual moments, each one to be savored. Released as part of Rocktober 2016 Promotion.
The Stooges - The Stooges [Rocktober 2016 Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Clear/Black/Smoke Vinyl]
Self-titled, debut album on Opaque Clear/Black/Smoke vinyl, reissued as part of the Rocktober 2016 promotion
ELI "PAPERBOY" REED RECORD STORIES
For this next installment of Yep Roc's Record Stories, Eli "Paperboy" Reed steps into Carolina Soul in Durham, NC to talk about his love of soul and gospel records, his upcoming album and the special 7" single he's got in store for Record Store Day 2016.
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 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
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 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.