From our friends at Sub Pop, Easy Street Records and J Mascis comes a tale about the magic of record stores, and the music you find in them. (J is one of the artists featured on the Record Store Day 2019 release IN THE GARAGE: LIVE MUSIC FROM WTF WITH MARC MARON, the first release on RSD Records (!!!) and a benefit for Musicians On Call, who bring the magic--and healing power-- of music to the bedsides of patients. Find out more about this and all the other releases coming on April 13 as part of the global celebration of the record store HERE.
SXSW AT THE RECORD STORES OF AUSTIN
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 page with search options 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 13.
*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.
*There is chatter in the world about other titles that may not be on the list. These may be things that have a 4/13 or 4/13 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. The whole point of this crazy "holiday" is to celebrate the record store, and if you're there with that spirit in mind, we thank you. If you didn't get something you were looking to get, we apologize and hope that someday it finds its way into your collection. Please be civil and nice to the humans around you no matter what.
*You may notice that the artwork for these titles is watermarked this year. That's a small attempt to take a swipe out of the advance auction site market. When you see a title listed on an auction site before RSD, it's almost CERTAINLY someone who has listed something they do not have in hand, and can't guarantee they will have in hand, because they're going out to a store to try and get it on 4/13 like everyone else. They call it a "pre-order" but since they're not getting distributed to, it's not a pre-order. It's more like a scam, really. We work very hard to investigate the listings and in the tiny percentage of the time over the past ten years that it has been a store behind it, there have been serious implications for that store. It is almost always someone taking advantage of the excitement of Record Store Day and the releases. Which is the same thing that happens when a cool shoe, car, dress, cookie or anything else is released. We may not stop it altogether, but we can make it a little harder for them. Thus, the watermarked art.
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. They may or may not have their lists up yet.
RSD CANADA: HERE
RSD UK: HERE
RSD IRELAND: 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
RSD JAPAN: HERE
FOLLOW MINDY GLEDHILL DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE
RABBIT HOLE is in record stores now.
RECORD STORE DAY AMBASSADORS
Let's visit with some of our past Record Store Day Ambassadors.... as we wait for the appointment of this year's! Who do you think it will be?
Run The Jewels RSD 2018 Ambassador
ST. Vincent RSD 2017 Ambassador
Metallica RSD 2016 Ambassador
Dave Grohl RSD 2015 Ambassador
Chuck D RSD 2014 Ambassador
Jack White RSD 2013 Ambassador
Iggy Pop RSD 2012 Ambassador
Ozzy Osbourne RSD 2011 Ambassador
Joshua Homme RSD 2010 Ambassador
Jesse “Boots Electric” Hughes RSD 2009 Ambassador
A PERFECT CIRCLE - DOG EAT DOG
A Perfect Circle's EAT THE ELEPHANT is in record stores now on CD and Vinyl.
EASY STREET RECORDS on SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
This video handmade by local filmmakers in Seattle, WA.
Starring: Asher Finlon, J Mascis, Thunder Road Guitars, Easy Street Records
Written & Directed by: Ryan Cory Original Artwork by: Asher Finlon
Music: “See You At The Movies” by J. Mascis from ELASTIC DAYS
Cover Score by: Caleb Finlon
GALLERY OF SOUND on SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
WE ALL KNOW WHERE THIS IS GOING DOWN
The VIOLENT FEMMES' Permanent Record is coming to vinyl for the first time on Record Store Day Black Friday--and the Femmes' themselves have something to say about it!
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY WITH PARTICLE KID
Plus they'll each be performing live at record stores on 11/24: Find John Doe at 1-2-3-4-Go! Records in Oakland, and Particle Kid at Fingerprints Music in Long Beach! (check in with each store for details)
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY!
These four special limited edition singles will be available ONLY AT INDIE RECORD STORES
TONY BENNETT Fascinating Rhythm 10" single
BEN FOLDS Mr. Peepers 7" single
INGRID MICHAELSON Songs for The Season B-Sides 7" picture disc
KID DOE Lucky Wheel 12" gold single
What was it like when ALICE COOPER reunited in a record store? Watch what it was like at Good Records when that very thing happened, and then get the whole concert on the Record Store Day Black Friday release LIVE FROM THE ASTROTURF FULL PERFORMANCE starting 11/23 only at record stores.
Laurie Strode Returns! And so does JOHN CARPENTER, who comes back as producer, and also, COMPOSER for the brand new HALLOWEEN! The soundtrack is in record stores now on CD, vinyl and indie-exclusive-only-while-it-lasts pumpkin orange vinyl.
We work year-round to shine a light on the independent businesses in your local community that sell you records and other things that make you happy, make you smile, make you sing, bring you comfort, bring people together. Everything you find at a record store would be a great gift for someone, so being part of that holiday shopping season, and the biggest shopping day of the year makes sense to us.
So we work with labels, artists, managers and distribution companies who feel the same, and put together a list of titles for that season that are available at participating record stores. They come out on Black Friday (11/23 this year) but may be available at record stores throughout the rest of the year, because record stores are the best place to go with a Holiday Wish List.
Record Store Day and RSD Black Friday are different events, and you can find out more about that on our RSD BLACK FRIDAY FAQ.
The list of special releases is below, in a Website form where you can search and get more information, and a PDF that you can print out and use as a Wish List or Shopping Guide. There are three categories on our list:
EXCLUSIVES: These titles are physically released only at indie record stores.
SMALL RUN/REGIONAL LIST: These titles are either regionally based and sold at specific stores, or are press runs under 1000, which means they may be harder to find at record stores around the country. (If a title is regionally based and is not available throughout the country, it will say that in the description. The majority of titles on this section of the list are there because they have a limited run.)
*The titles on the Black Friday list are usually limited in number, as are most things that are created for special time periods or exclusive to certain retailers. This means a store may not get all the copies they wanted, or that a store may sell out of a release before you are able to purchase it.
*The artwork for the titles on the site is watermarked. Non-watermarked artwork will be in place when the titles are released, so those of you who want/need the artwork for your collections can access non-watermarked versions then.
*The list of titles may change. Titles may be added, titles may drop off, information may be amended.
ERIC CHURCH PRE-ORDER
Admiral Analog's - Shepherdstown, WV
AFK Books & Records - Virginia Beach, VA
Arkansas Record-CD Exchange - North Little Rock, AR
Attic Record Store - Pittsburgh, PA
Audio Ritual Records - Mount Shasta, CA
BJ Music Disc & Boards, Spartanburg, SC
Beverly Records - Chicago, IL
BK Music - Richmond, VA
Boo Boo Records - San Luis Obispo, CA
Bull Moose - Portland, ME
BZDC - Lancaster, PA
CD Cellar - Anniston, AL
CD Central - Lexington, KY
CD Warehouse Records & Tapes - Arlington, TX
Checker Records - Hillside, MI
Co-Op Records of Moline - Moline, IL
Compact Disc Center - Bethlehem, PA
Criminal Records - Atlanta, GA
Darkside Records - Poughkeepsie, NY
Dearborn Music - Dearborn, MI
Down In The Valley - Golden Valley, MN
Eagle Valley Music & Comics - Minturn, CO
Easy Street Records - Seattle, WA
End of an Ear - Austin, TX
Euclid Records - St. Louis, MO
For The Record - Chattanooga, TN
Fort Walton Vintage Records - Fort Walton Beach, FL
Gallery of Sound - Wilkes-Barre, PA
Good Records - Dallas, TX
Grace Records - Gilbert, AZ
Grantski Records - Augusta, GA
Grimey's - Nashville, TN
Guestroom Records - Louisville, KY
Heads Up Music - Taos, NM
Homer's - Omaha, NE
Josey Records KC - Kansas City, MO
Karma Records - Indianapolis, IN
Karma Records of Warsaw - Warsaw, IN
Landlocked Music - Bloomington, IN
Lincoln Vintage Vinyl - Lincoln, NE
Lunchbox Records - Charlotte, NC
Main Street Vinyl - Hamilton, OH
Max J Records - Fairhaven, MA
Monster Music - Charleston, SC
Mountain Music Vinyl - Rutland, VT
Music Millennium - Portland, OR
Music To The Maxx - Layton, UT
Musical Energi - Wilkes-Barre, PA
Nail City Record - Wheeling, WV
Obsession Records - Anchorage, AK
Oz Music - Tuscaloosa, AL
Park Ave CDs - Orlando, FL
Plaid Room Records - Loveland, OH
Pure Pop Records - Burlington, VT
Recorded Memories and ABCD's - Spokane, WA
Recycledsounds - Omaha, NE
Reimagine Records - New Hartford, NY
Repo Record - Charlotte, NC
Resurrection Records - Spokane, WA
Schoolkids Records - Raleigh, NC
Schoolkids Records - Chapel Hill, NC
Seasick Records - Birmingham, AL
Silver Platters - Seattle, WA
Sisters Of Sound - Manhattan, KS
Skip's Records & CD World - Eugene, OR
Streetlight Records - San Jose, CA
Strictly Discs - Madison, WI
TBONES Records and Cafe - Hattiesburg, MS
The End of All Music - Oxford, MS
The Groove - Nashville, TN
The Long Ear - Coeur d'Alene, ID
The Record Connection - Niles, OH
The Record Exchange - Boise, ID
The Record Lounge - Lansing, MI
The Vortex - McMinnville, OR
Toxic Beauty Records - Yellow Springs, OH
Trader Shag's Emporium - Brockport, NY
Triple Play Records - Grand Junction, CO
Underdog Records - Winston-Salem, NC
Vintage Vinyl - Fords, NJ
Vintage Vinyl - St Louis, MO
Vinyl Renaissance & Audio - Overland Park, KS
Waiting Room Records - Normal, IL
Watts Music - Novato, CA
Wooden Nickel Records - Fort Wayne, IN
Yellow Dog Discs - Wilmington, NC
Yesterday and Today Records - Jacksonville, FL
Young Ones - Kutztown, PA
AMERICANA MUSIC MONTH WITH SINGLE LOCK RECORDS
We're celebrating Americana Music Month all this month at record stores, and there's a special Single Lock Records party favor for you at some of them--this special sampler, which celebrates not only the great music of Single Lock, but also some of their staff--just check out those smiling faces!
John Paul White has brought together a fine group--both musicians and staff--to stock his label and you get a free taste when you buy any album that falls under the wide banner of Americana Music this month, at participating stores. (Looking for a suggestion? How about BENTON COUNTY RELIC from Cedric Burnside? Brand new on CD and Vinyl from Single Lock, of course! )
SINGLE LOCK SAMPLER TRACK LISTING:
- Mia Dyson- Being Scared
- Erin Rae- Can’t Cut Loose
- Belle Adair- Phantom Beach
- The Kernal- Try Again
- Cedric Burnside- Ain’t Gonna Take No Mess
- Nicole Atkins- A Little Crazy
- Donnie Fritts- I’d Do It Over Again
- Caleb Elliott- Get Me Out Of Here
- Lera Lynn & John Paul White- Lose Myself
ARE YOU READY FOR DISTURBED
EVOLUTION is coming to record stores on October 19. And participating record stores have this DISTURBED single, and inside it is a little piece of paper which becomes $2 off the new record. Limited and going fast. (DISCLAIMER) (LIMITED EDITION--CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL RECORD STORE)
BILLY GIBBONS REVS UP FOR THE THE BIG BAD BLUES
Billy F Gibbons is releasing his latest solo album THE BIG BAD BLUES on 9/21---and you get a sneak peek of it with this special 7" single, with "Rollin and Tumblin" and "Hot Rod" (an unreleased track exclusive to this indie record store 45) You know what comes with this limited edition single? A coupon for $2 off the new record when it comes out. New music, and a coupon off more new music. Well, thanks Billy! (DISCLAIMER) (SUPER LIMITED EDITION--CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL RECORD STORE)
Special editions of these new records are in record stores now:
VARIOUS ARTISTS - The Christmas Collection - Prestige on Translucent Red Vinyl
THE SPINANES - Manos on Yellow Vinyl (limited to 375 copies)
REDD KROSS - Hot Issue on Green Vinyl (limited to 300 copies)
REDD KROSS - Teen Babes From Monsanto on Pink Vinyl (limited to 300 copies)
THE REVEREND HORTON HEAT Whole New Life on highlighter yellow vinyl (limited to 500 copies)
UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA Unknown Mortal Orchestra on sky blue vinyl (limited to 800 copies)
ONLY IN RECORD STORES STARTING 11/23
HIPPO CAMPUS Bambi on coral vinyl (limited to 800 copies)
SLEEP Dopesmoker on hazy translucent vinyl (limited to 1500 copies)
ONLY IN RECORD STORES STARTING 11/16
ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS Upside Down Flowers on yellow vinyl
CAN'T SWIM This Too Won't Pass on black and gold vinyl (limited to 300 copies)
MILT HINTON Here Swings The Judge on white vinyl (limited to 250 copies)
BILL JUSTIS Raunchy and Other Great Instrumentals (limited to 250 copies)
MUMFORD & SONS Delta on sand colored vinyl
* 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 31st!
CRADLE OF FILTH V Empire FIRST TIME PICTURE DISC
CRADLE OF FILTH The Principle of Evil Made Flesh DOUBLE VINYL BLOOD SPLATTER EDITION
GRATEFUL DEAD The Best Of The Grateful Dead Vol. 2: 1977-1989 DOUBLE VINYL ROCKTOBER EDITION
COMING TO RECORD STORES ON TUESDAY OCTOBER 17th!
Candlebox - Lucy / Candlebox [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Black/Clear Marble LP]
Chicago - Chicago Presents: The Innovative Guitar of Terry Kath [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition 2LP]
Dr. Feelgood - Lee Brilleaux: Rock 'N' Roll Gentleman [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition LP]
Ace Frehley - Frehley's Comet [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Blue/White Marble LP]
H.I.M. - Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Picture Disc LP]
H.I.M. - Love Metal [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Picture Disc LP]
H.I.M. - Razorblade Romance [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Picture Disc LP]
H.I.M. - Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666 [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Picture Disc LP]
Loudness - Thunder In The East [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Red LP]
Skid Row - B-Side Ourselves [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Grey LP]
Thin Lizzy - Live And Dangerous [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Translucent Red 2LP]
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 little bonuses for buying your records at a brick and mortar record store! These special things are available at participating stores, with the purchase of specific records, while they last. (DISCLAIMER)
5 SECONDS OF SUMMER
STREET DATE 3/31 NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS A silvery poster seems just right to commemorate the DVD/BLURAY release of ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING, a film about the recording of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' latest record. (DISCLAIMER)