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Can you feel it? It will be here before we all know it. The holiday season that is, and just as we’re all coming out of a mashed potato and pie coma, it’s time to get out and honor the ones we love with gifts. And to get a few for ourselves in return. The ‘official’ first day is, of course Black
WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO CHECK OUT THE LITTLE , which this year hits on . For better or worse, it’s the busiest shopping day of the year, and once again we here at Record Store Day are going to be helping indie record stores be part of it—with special exclusive releases from some of the most popular artists in almost every genre. If you’re going to be giving and getting, doesn’t it make sense for the things that get wrapped to be special? And for the shrieks of joy when the paper’s torn off to be real? Then it makes total sense to do some shopping at a locally owned record store. The things inside their walls are just the sort of special, joy-shrieking things we’re talking about. FAQ WE’VE COME UP WITH, EXPLAINING SOME THINGS ABOUT THIS HERE BLACK
AND HERE IS THE LIST OF SPECIAL RELEASES that are going to be available this season at independent record stores, some of these things completely exclusive to them, some of them making their appearance at a record store before you’ll find them anywhere else. There’s a handy WISH LIST/SHOPPING GUIDE PDF you can download, and a more in-depth version you can peruse at your leisure.
NOTE: Record Store Day doesn’t GIVE the releases to the stores, nor do they order them from us. They do their own ordering from distributors, separately from us. Also, as with the nature of limited edition anything, some things may sell out or may not be available at all at stores. We hope that everyone is understanding and grown-up about this, especially at this festive time of year.
And if you’re wondering about that awesome image there, it’s a poster designed just for us by JOHN BAIZLEY, artist and leader of the band BARONESS. That very limited edition poster will be available FREE at select stores, while they last, starting on Black .