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
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!
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.
TEN BANDS ONE CAUSE 2019
Amanda Palmer - There Will Be No Intermission [Limited Edition Pink LP]
Colter Wall - Colter Wall [Limited Edition Pink LP]
John Prine - In Spite Of Ourselves [Limited Edition Pink LP]
Courtney Marie Andrews - May Your Kindness Remain [Limited Edition Pink LP]
Spiritualized - And Nothing Hurt [Limited Edition Pink LP]
Lacuna Coil - Black Anima [Limited Edition Pink LP]
Third Eye Blind - Screamer [Limited Edition Pink LP]
Saves The Day - Through Being Cool: TBC20 [Limited Edition Pink LP]
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
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.
RECORD STORES AT AMERICANAFEST
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!
IT'S NO MIRAGE! IT'S SABOTAGE!
BARONESS RECORD STORE TOUR
Get a very special limited edition version of GOLD & GREY at these acoustic in-store events only.
CHECK IN WITH EACH STORE TO GET DETAILS
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
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)