RECORD STORES FOR THE HOLIDAYS
The big Black Friday event may be over, but record stores remain one of the greatest places to shop for all those folks on all those lists. (And if you’re making a wish list yourself, the bins at a record store may just be the place to start.) Records, movies, shirts, tote bags, toys, things you didn’t know you needed, all that’s good to be wrapped and unwrapped you can find at a record store. Even some of the special releases that came out this past Friday are still to be found at record stores, both physical and online.
Basically, what we’re saying is this: It’s gift time. And record stores have nothing that isn’t a great gift.
Here’s a refresher on the list of special releases for Record Store Day Black Friday, both the PDF and website version
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
EMMET OTTER'S JUGBAND CHRISTMAS ON VINYL!
This year marks the first time the soundtrack for this beloved holiday special from Jim Henson, with songs by Paul Williams, has been released on its own. So grab a mess of Mama's barbecue and pull up a jug and a washtub, because Emmet, Ma and the Riverbottom Nightmare Band are coming to vinyl, only at record stores starting 11/23.
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)
This may be the first time you're meeting Australian musician TASH SULTANA, but walking through a record store talking about records is a great way to get to know anyone. Tash spent some time at Rasputin Music recently and we got a look at what might be an influence on her, and her debut album FLOW STATE--coming to record stores itself on 8/31
JIM JAMES IS JUST A FOOL
I'M WITH HER Does A Little TWIST AND SHOUT
DAUGHTER'S "ALL I WANTED", LIVE AND GORGEOUS
Do you pay close attention to the music in your video games? If you played Life is Strange: Before The Storm you probably did, because the soundtrack by the band Daughter was pretty unmissable. For Record Store Day 2018 it's being released on vinyl, and frontwoman Elena Tonra recently took one song, "All I Wanted" to church: into the Asylum Chapel in London, to perform a gorgeous choir- and string-assisted live version. Fortunately, director Simon Lane was there to shoot this equally gorgeous one-take video.
The original version can be found on Daughter's Life is Strange: Before The Storm, coming to record stores on 4/21 for Record Store Day.
THE ALARM'S TRANSCONTINENTAL RECORD STORE DAY!
An artist performing and signing records at a record store is a great way to celebrate Record Store Day. But Mike Peters of The Alarm is just a tad more ambitious this year! Check out what he's got planned:
CLASSIC THOMAS ANDREW DOYLE
He's had a band named after him for years and he's very well known for his grunge "classics" like "Jack Pepsi" but now TAD's Thomas Andrew Doyle is heading for the real classics-- and by that we mean ClassicAL. For Record Store Day 2018, SubPop is releasing INCINERATION CEREMONY, a dark classical record in the vein of John Carpenter, from Thomas Andrew Doyle.
RUN THE JEWELS FOR RECORD STORE DAY
Our RSD 2018 Ambassadors RUN THE JEWELS have unveiled their special Record Store Day 2018 release--check it out now and pick it up in a record store on 4/21
(MEET KILLER MIKE OF RUN THE JEWELS AT HIS HOMETOWN ATLANTA STORES CRIMINAL RECORDS AND DBS SOUNDS ON RECORD STORE DAY 4/21)
JAZZ DISPENSARY Soul Diesel Vol. 2
A second volume of searing grooves remastered from the original analog tapes and pressed on smoking hot 180-gram opaque orange swirl vinyl. Coming to record stores on 4/21. This limited edition RSD-exclusive release features original, psychedelic paint-marbling artwork by Danielle Garza aka Ellierex and includes huge drum breaks, deep groove, and rare tracks making their return to vinyl. CHECK OUT A BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT THE PROCESS OF MAKING THE COVER ART AND ENTER TO WIN.
FLATBUSH ZOMBIES VACATION IN HELL
Erick's right. Record stores sell CDs day in and day out, and since it's out now, they'll be selling the new Flatbush Zombies album VACATION IN HELL too.
GODFATHERS OF HARDCORE UPDATE
The Official Film of Record Store Day 2018 is The Godfathers of Hardcore, and Park Ave CDs in Orlando is welcoming filmmaker Ian McFarland, Director of Photography Anthony Jarvis and Agnostic Front's Roger Miret to the store for a Q&A, a screening of outtakes, and story-sharing. (Also enter to win a chance to see the film at the Florida Film Festival). Head to Park Ave CDs on Saturday April 7 at 6 PM and watch for more in-store events at record stores across the country.
RECORD STORE DAY JAPAN AND OTHER PLACES!
Record Store Day is a party all over the world, because the fun of hanging out and buying records in a record store happens all over the world. If you're in, or will be in, a country other than the US on April 21 (or any other day of the year) check out these websites and find a place to visit. And when you're traveling, remember that what you pick up in a record store will almost certainly become your favorite souvenir (commemorative snowglobes and plates notwithstanding).
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 SPAIN: HERE
RSD AUSTRALIA: HERE
RSD JAPAN: HERE
THE OFFICIAL FILM OF RECORD STORE DAY 2018
“Godfathers acts as a dynamic, crucial companion piece to American Hardcore, The Decline of Western Civilization and other films chronicling the evolution of Eighties punk.” - Rolling Stone
Here at RSD HQ we love music, of course, and we’re also big fans of movies about music and there have been some fine ones. One we’re excited about right now is The Godfathers of Hardcore, and one of the reasons we’re excited is that it’s the Official Film of Record Store Day 2018.
Filmmaker Ian McFarland tells the story of Roger Miret and Vinnie Stigma, and their band Agnostic Front, past and present. Who are these New York Hardcore (NYHC) lynchpins and how could a band who played a key role in the creation and definition of a scene remain relevant and influential nearly thirty years later? Part of their tremendous impact and appeal is due to the tight and sometimes bizarre friendship between Roger and Vinnie, two strong but very different individuals, whose iconoclastic personalities perfectly complement one another. Today, Roger, 53, and Vinnie, 62, continue to release music filled with integrity and authenticity on a regular basis while playing over 100 shows a year, including numerous hardcore and European festivals. They remain the very embodiment of hardcore, representing endurance, perseverance, brotherhood, strength against oppression and the will to keep going, obstacles be damned. Agnostic Front exists on a level all their own—a level of their own creation.
For Record Store Day 2018, a special vinyl edition of Aaron Drake’s film score, packaged in a gatefold sleeve and with a poster, will be released in indie record stores.
THE GODFATHERS OF HARDCORE is screening now at film festivals and venues across the country. Check out the list below or thegodfathersofhardcore.com and check back often for details on additional screenings and upcoming events at record stores.
3/7 Atlanta Screening (The Plaza Theater)
3/15 Seymour, CT Screening (The Strand)
4/7 Florida Film Festival
4/13 Florida Film Festival
4/13 Phoenix Film Festival
4/14 Phoenix Film Festival
5/27 Punk Rock Bowling, Las Vegas
RTJ as RSD Ambassador
RTJ for RSD! We're pretty psyched to announce that Run The Jewels are stepping into the role of RECORD STORE DAY AMBASSADOR for 2018. Killer Mike and El-P both have long histories with record stores, having spent their youth hanging out and letting the culture soak in and become part of the men and musicians they became. They also have a long history of celebrating RSD with a special release, and their Official Video Statement has a little sneak peek about what's coming from RTJ on Record Store Day 2018!
#SNEAKPEEK #RSD18 LED ZEPPELIN
#SNEAKPEEK #RSD18 DAVID BOWIE
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)