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SANTA SAMMY?

Have you ever seen Santa and Sammy in the same place at the same time? Sammy says Santa's heading South for Christmas, on this exclusive-to-indies picture disc just in time for the big man. Don't forget the cookies and tequila!  (Find this and so many more exclusive releases, and holiday music from every genre at a record store.) 

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NAUGHTY BY NATURE

NAUGHTY BY NATURE 25th Anniversary Edition of POVERTY'S PARADISE with bonus 7" single. 

In record stores as part of RSD Black Friday
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Jazz Dispensary - The Dank D-Funk Blend Interview with Doyle Davis

Grimey's own Doyle Davis curated the latest installment of the Jazz Dispensary Series!

Jazz Dispensary: The Dank D-Funk Blend is in record stores for RSD Black Friday! 
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RSD3 Magic

The RSD3 is going to feature a little cartoon magic on RSD Black Friday as each of these releases below will be available for you to give a little spin. Make sure you visit your local record store to grab some magic!


STEVEN UNIVERSE THE MOVIE True Kinda Love feat. Estelle & Zach Callison

STEVEN UNIVERSE THE MOVIE True Kinda Love feat. Estelle & Zach Callison
Steven Universe The Movie debuted earlier this year with a historic performance across all platforms. Fans can relive the movie musical this month with a DVD release, the release of the soundtrack—which featured collaborations with an all-star lineup of multiple award-winning artists including Chance The Rapper, Estelle, Patti LuPone, Uzo Aduba, Gallant, and Aimee Mann among others—on vinyl, and with the RSD Black Friday release of this 3” single.


A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS “BLIND BOX”  

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS “BLIND BOX”
 
A Charlie Brown Christmas, certified 4X Platinum by the RIAA in 2016, is one of the best-selling jazz albums in history and it’s no surprise: Guaraldi’s engaging score for the synonymous holiday television special has introduced generations of children and their parents to the joys of jazz music, with tracks like the instantly recognizable “Linus and Lucy,” and yuletide favorite “Christmas Time Is Here.” The album was inducted into the GRAMMY® Hall of Fame in 2007 and the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry five years later, and continues to be a perennial favorite, thanks to annual airings of the Christmas TV special.

Made to play on the RSD3 mini-turntable, the RSD3 A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS “BLIND BOX” series comes in an outer box that reproduces the original 12” album art, and includes one of four songs:“Christmas Time is Here (Vocal),” “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” “Linus and Lucy” and “Skating.”  Each track comes with its own unique pull-out poster.

Each 3" single in A Charlie Brown Christmas Blind Box Series will include ONE of these songs: 

VINCE GUARALDI TRIO "Christmastime is Here"
VINCE GUARALDI TRIO "Linus and Lucy" 
VINCE GUARALDI TRIO "Skating"
VINCE GUARALDI TRIO "Hark, The Herald Angels Sing" 


Lea Salonga and Brad Kane - A Whole New World  Ernie Sabella, Joseph Williams, Kristle Edwards, Nathan Lane and Sally Dworsky - Can You Feel The Love Tonight  Jodi Benson - Part Of Your World  Randy Newman - You've Got A Friend In Me
DISNEY RSD3 SINGLES

LEA SALONGA AND BRAD KANE "A Whole New World" 3" RSD3 Single

A song from the Disney animated film Aladdin, pressed on 3" vinyl for play on the RSD3 mini-turntable. One of four in a series of classic Disney/Pixar songs on 3" vinyl for RSD Black Friday.
"A Whole New World"

ERNIE SABELLA, JOSEPH WILLIAMS, KRISTLE EDWARDS, NATHAN LANE AND SALLY DWORSKY "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" 3" RSD3 Single
A song from the Disney animated film The Lion King, pressed on 3" vinyl for play on the RSD3 mini-turntable. One of four in a series of classic Disney/Pixar songs on 3" vinyl for RSD Black Friday.
"Can You Feel The Love Tonight"

JODI BENSON "Part Of Your World" 3" RSD3 Single
A song from the Disney animated film The Little Mermaid, pressed on 3" vinyl for play on the RSD3 mini-turntable. One of four in a series of classic Disney/Pixar songs on 3" vinyl for RSD Black Friday.
"Part Of Your World"

RANDY NEWMAN "You've Got A Friend In Me " 3" RSD3 Single
A song from the Pixar animated film Toy Story, pressed on 3" vinyl for play on the RSD3 mini-turntable. One of four in a series of classic Disney/Pixar songs on 3" vinyl for RSD Black Friday.
"You've Got A Friend In Me"

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LISA LOEB

25 years later, Lisa Loeb STAYs put in record stores on RSD Black Friday. 

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BECK - Uneventful Days

Beck takes the RSD3 into HYPERSPACE with this 3" "Uneventful Days" single, made for the RSD3 mini-turntable. It's the first single from his fourteenth studio album, Hyperspace (pssst... that's out now at record stores and there's a special indie-only silver vinyl version!), and it's co-produced and co-written with Pharrell Williams.
This stand-alone single is classic black and includes a foldout poster.
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OUR BRAND NEW PODCAST!

New episodes every other Tuesday, featuring Paul Myers in conversation with musicians, producers, record store folks and regular people like you and we, who love records and the brick and mortar stores that sell them. Wherever you get your podcasts. FIRST EPISODE UP NOW FEATURING TONY VISCONTI, Legendary producer of such folks as David Bowie, T Rex and more! 

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JOE SATRIANI Surfing With The Alien

Joe tells us all about this new version of SURFING WITH THE ALIEN, coming to record stores for Black Friday! (Find out more about all the titles on the list here

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RSD BLACK FRIDAY 2019

Since its inception, Black Friday has turned the day after Thanksgiving into the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. Traditionally, Black Friday was about super-cheap prices on mass-produced goods and primarily took place in mails and big box stores. In some places, that's what this is still about.  But we really like the idea of a shopping season, especially when that shopping is, at its heart, a way to show the people you like that you like them. (And a way for them to show you. Gift-getting is awesome, too.)

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 (11/29 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.
RSD FIRST: These titles are found first at indie record stores but may be released to other retailers or webstores at some point in the future. 
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.) 

 

 

*Record Store Day does not give or sell the releases to participating stores. Each indie record store makes their own buying decisions and may choose to bring in some titles and not others.

*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.

*Record Store Day and Black Friday release titles are only sold in PHYSICAL participating record stores on the day of their release. After this, stores who have a regular, year-round online website or who sell through marketplaces at non-auction prices under their store name may offer the titles on this list for sale online. Always check to make sure you're purchasing from a record store, so you know you're paying a fair price and supporting an independent business.

*The list of titles may change. Titles may be added, titles may drop off, information may be amended.

*Black Friday, for better or worse, is an American "thing". Many other countries are celebrating the kick-off to the holiday season, though, and record stores in those countries may have some of these releases. They just probably won't call them Black Friday titles. Check with your local record store if you're not in the US.




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HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH PRE-ORDER

Hootie's back! IMPERFECT CIRCLE comes to record stores in November (CD 11/1, Vinyl 11/22) and true Hootieheads can hit up participating record stores now for a limited edition 7" single that comes with a pre-order of either format. But limited means limited, and these won't last, so hurry in to a participating store. (DISCLAIMER)

PHOTO: Luna Music 
Hootie & The Blowfish - Pre-Order

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CIGARETTES AFTER SEX LYRIC BOOK

The new album from Cigarettes After Sex is in record stores now and participating stores have a lyric book to go along with it, while these little black beauties last. Get CRY on CD, Vinyl and limited-edition indie-exclusive clear vinyl now. (DISCLAIMER)

Cry Lyric Book  Cry Lyric Book

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TEN BANDS ONE CAUSE 2019

2019 is the sixth year of Ten Bands One Cause, a yearly event in October that sees ten albums (new and classic) from a vast array of artists released on pink vinyl, all to benefit Gilda's Club of NYC, a community for people with cancer, their family and friends.  In its six years, nearly a quarter of a million dollars has been raised through the release of pink vinyl. 
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SUN RECORD COMPANY ON RSD3

In 1952, Sam Phillips founded the legendary Sun Record Company and throughout the '50s changed the course of music with artists like Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley. In 1969, Shelby Singleton, a music executive who, with his brother John, ran a stable of labels in Nashville, took ownership of Sun. The Singleton family continues to guide the legacy of Sun Record Company to this day.

To mark the golden anniversary of Sun Record Company's move to Nashville with the Singletons, we're happy to present this RSD3 special collection of iconic tracks from the Sun vault, sized just right for a hit of rock 'n' roll!

Each release in this 3” series for the RSD3 mini-turntable comes with a collectible fold-out poster, and showcases four of the most iconic names in the Sun Record Company catalog, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Roy Orbison.

For more info on these Sun RSD3 releases, and all the titles in the 3" catalog see recordstoreday.com/RSD3

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HOW TO MAKE A BEAUTIFUL RECORD

Literally. here's the indie exclusive starburst LP pressing of the new record from Brittany Howard being made. JAIME is her debut solo record, and it's a special, sentimental record for her, deserving of its beautiful vinyl. 

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RECORD STORES AT AMERICANAFEST

Hey, if you're at the biggest party in Americana music this week (that would be Americanafest in Nashville), you'll want to put some record store visits on your schedule. 




The folks at Grimey's are in their new location this year, and it's a beaut. Stop by for any of their events this week, see them at the Americanafest HQ selling some books and other cool things, and don't miss the legendary Americanarama on Saturday, just to wrap things up. More detail on their events and the artists who are part of them can be found here: https://www.grimeys.com/events

Grimey's

THURSDAY Will Beeley Q&A
THURSDAY Shawn Colvin in-store
FRIDAY Jeremy Ives in-store 
FRIDAY Mapache in-store (and taco truck!) 
SATURDAY Americanarama XII (including Orville Peck and Paul Cauthen!) 



THE GROOVE
"If you're looking for good vibes and cool records make a visit."
"The staff are amazing and it feels like browsing a huge home collection. One of the best alongside Rough Trade, Resident Brighton UK and Union Lewes UK" 
We don't always believe online reviews but folks all over the world are saying lovely things about The Groove Nashville, and they're not wrong. They're celebrating Americanafest this week with throw-downs daily: 

THURSDAY
The Groove - Thursday
 
FRIDAY
The Groove - Friday

SATURDAY
The Groove - Saturday





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AMERICANA MUSIC MONTH SAMPLER

We're celebrating Americana Music Month in September, and we've got a great way for you to get to know some of the brightest new Americana artists (and a few surprises as well!): get this sampler for free (while supplies last!) when you visit one of the record stores participating in Americana Music Month

Americana Music Month Sampler 2019  Americana Music Month Sampler 2019

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NEW ALBUM FROM VIOLENT FEMMES!

Make a record store your first resort to pick up HOTEL LAST RESORT

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AFRICA SPEAKS

AFRICA SPEAKS is the latest album from Carlos Santana, and the legend has an idea about where you should pick it up! 

 

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THE RACONTEURS

HELP US STRANGER from The Raconteurs (featuring RSD 2013 Ambassador Jack White) is in record stores NOW! 

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IT'S NO MIRAGE! IT'S SABOTAGE!

The classic Beastie Boys track gets the tiny treatment, coming out on a 3" single made for the RSD3 mini-turntable. Only in record stores, starting on 7/19 and only while they last (and with only 2500 produced, that won't be long!) 
Continuing the celebration of 25 years of ILL COMMUNICATION
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SIMON BONNEY

Simon Bonney (who you might know from the band Crime and the City Solution) has just released a solo project called PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE which brings together a few tracks from his '90s releases and pairs them with unreleased covers and other songs. One of them is his version of the late Scott Walker's song "Duchess" and we're happy to premiere the video for it. 
Fans of Nick Cave, Scott Walker, Mark Lanegan and other poetic songmen take note. PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE is in record stores now. 
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BARONESS RECORD STORE TOUR

Their new album is coming out on June 14, and they're spending the month of June celebrating it with their friends at indie record stores.

Get a very special limited edition version of GOLD & GREY at these acoustic in-store events only. 

Baroness - Gold & Grey [In-Store Exclusive 2LP]

CHECK IN WITH EACH STORE TO GET DETAILS


6/9 THE SOUND GARDEN Balitmore MD 2 PM 
6/10 CREEP RECORDS Philadelphia PA 7 PM 
6/11 VINTAGE VINYL Fords NJ 7 PM 
6/12 LOONEY TUNES Babylon NY 7 PM
6/14 ROUGH TRADE Brooklyn NY 7 PM *full band
6/15 DARKSIDE RECORDS Poughkeepsie NY 7 PM 
6/16 NEWBURY COMICS Boston MA 7 PM *full band 
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MUMFORD AND SONS

They may sell out arenas, but in the past few months, Mumford and Sons had some of their best shows at indie record stores. Were you there at Grimey's, Indy CD & Vinyl or Criminal Records? You just might be on this 12 YEARS STRONG documentary.

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RECORD STORE DAY AMBASSADORS 2019 - PEARL JAM

"I always feel a little bit better when I come out of a record store." --Mike McCready 
Our Record Store Day 2019 Ambassadors: PEARL JAM 
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INDIE EXCLUSIVES

Special editions of these new records are in record stores now:

ONLY IN RECORD STORES STARTING 12/07 

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)




ONLY IN RECORD STORES STARTING 11/30 

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 

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) 

MUMFORD & SONS Delta on sand colored vinyl 





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SHOP RSD

Time to add to your collection or start a new one. Short sleeves or a little warmer. This and more when you Shop RSD

RSD 2018 Hoodie  RSD 2018 T-Shirt

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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 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 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

While they last, at participating indie record stores, get an AUTOGRAPHED 5 Seconds of Summer lithograph with purchase of the new 5SoS album YOUNGBLOOD on CD and Deluxe CD  now!   (DISCLAIMER)


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Laura Marling - Free Tote

STREET DATE 3/10 LAURA MARLING  This tote bag is available while they last, when you buy the new record SEMPER FEMINA(DISCLAIMER)

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Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Free Poster

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)




 

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