BRANDI CARLILE ROCKS RECORD STORE T-SHIRTS
Since 2008, Record Store Day has grown into the world’s largest single-day music event, shining a light on the culture of the indie record store across the globe. In 2020, that world is different, so Record Store Day will be too. RSD is now scheduled to be celebrated with special, properly distanced release dates on Saturdays in August, September and October.
Record Store Day will look very different this year, but supporting indie record stores may be more important than ever. We don't know what sort of rules will be in place, or what sort of gatherings people will be in the mood for this year, so we're focusing on the music and getting the really great titles on the RSD Official List this year into the stores and into your hands, in the most financially and socially responsible way.
The titles on the RSD 2020 Official List will be released at participating record stores on one of these three RSD Drops: August 29th, September 26th, or October 24th. The new version of The List, with newly assigned RSD Drops dates for each title is below. You can choose to view the List on our website, with added detail and artwork, or you can print out a PDF that can be used as a wishlist or shopping guide.
Are you organizing your records while you're home spending time with them? Nicole Atkins is, now that her own new album ITALIAN ICE is finished. Make sure to leave a space for it in your re-organized collection!
SLEAFORD MODS ALL THAT GLUE
They had big plans for a US tour and stopping to visit all their record store friends, but things have changed a little for Sleaford Mods. Their new album ALL THAT GLUE made it to all those record stores, though, and the best way to thank Sleaford Mods for using some of that glue (and their photoshop skills) on this happy little video would be to pick up or order that new record from your own local record store!
MAGNOLIA PICTURES VIRTUAL CINEMA
Click Here to find a participating store and use their links this week to see:
GOOD OL' FREDA Freda Kelly was just a shy Liverpudlian teenager when she was asked to work for a local band hoping to make it big. Though she had no concept of how far they would go, Freda had faith in The Beatles from the beginning, and The Beatles had faith in her. Here, Freda tells her stories for the first time in 50 years. One of few films with the support of the living Beatles and featuring original Beatles music, the film offers an insider perspective on the beloved band that changed the music industry.
BIG STAR: NOTHING CAN HURT ME is a feature-length documentary about legendary Memphis band Big Star. While mainstream success eluded them, Big Star’s three albums have become critically lauded touchstones of the rock music canon. A seminal band in the history of alternative music, Big Star has been cited as an influence by artists including REM, The Replacements, Belle & Sebastian, Elliot Smith and Flaming Lips, to name just a few. With never-before-seen footage and photos of the band, in-depth interviews and a rousing musical tribute by the bands they inspired, BIG STAR: NOTHING CAN HURT ME is a story of artistic and musical salvation.
ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND is a confessional, cautionary, and occasionally humorous tale of Robertson’s young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music, The Band. The film is a moving story of Robertson’s personal journey, overcoming adversity and finding camaraderie alongside the four other men who would become his brothers in music, together making their mark on music history. ONCE WERE BROTHERS blends rare archival footage, photography, iconic songs and interviews with Robertson’s friends and collaborators including Martin Scorsese, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, and more.
JOHN DOE OF X!
The world gets a dose of X on September 21 when the new album ALPHABETLAND hits record stores on CD, Vinyl and a special indie exclusive limited edition package with blue vinyl, a poster and a unique cover. Friend of Record Stores John Doe has something to say about it!
JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT REUNIONS
Oh, well this is a dream(sicle) come true! Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit have a new album coming, and it's coming even sooner if you're a record store shopper like Jason is. REUNIONS will be available at indie record stores starting May 8, one week before the regular street date! On CD, Vinyl and Limited Edition "Dreamsicle" colored vinyl. Still time to pre-order, get in touch with your favorite record store or find one here. 400 Thanks 2 U, 400 Unit!
BEHIND THE COUNTER
Behind The Counter is a brand new 12-part video series taking you inside the weird and wonderful world of independent record stores of the US. Behind The Counter is brought to you by Classic Album Sundays, Dogfish Head Craft Beer and Record Store Day. A new episode will be released every Monday and Thursday leading up to Record Store Day 2020. Follow on social media or right here to get to know some record stores!
BEHIND THE COUNTER Episode 11: The Telegraph
Today we meet Rich Martin owner of The Telegraph in New London “I think people prefer record shopping, I think streaming is an important way of discovering music. But, they still want to feel something physical, they want to engage with their community and other people who love music and they come to a record store and they get all of that.”
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LUCINDA WILLIAMS HEARTS INDIES
Lucinda Williams has announced a new album-- GOOD SOULS BETTER ANGELS and it's available to pre-order right now. Pre-order it from a record store, email your order confirmation to firstname.lastname@example.org and you'll get instant digital access to 5 tracks from the vinyl release! PRE-ORDER AT YOUR FRIENDLY LOCAL STORE OR FIND ONE HERE
CRAIG FINN #MYRSD5
The only kind of "Infectious" we REALLY want to be talking about are GROOVES! We're thrilled that Friend Of Record Stores Robert Trujillo is bringing Infectious Grooves back, and that they're gonna TAKE YOU ON A RIDE this June when their new 12" release comes to record stores as part of Record Store Day June 20. (Special news for those of celebrating Disquaire Day in France: INFECTIOUS GROOVES live at Hellfest on June 20!)
OFFICIAL RSD 2020 POSTER DESIGN
Normally, these posters are given away at record stores--they come as part of the Party In A Box kit that some record stores bring in. This year, because there is no single big party day, the poster will be available at participating stores on one of the RSD Drops dates. We're still working out which one so follow Record Store Day and Dogfish Head on social media to find out, and find even more ways to get your hands on the limited edition beauty.
RECORD STORE DAY 2020 AMBASSADOR - BRANDI CARLILE
In 2020, we celebrate the 75th birthday of the man who has dominated the world of music like no other: Bob Marley. Look for special remembrances and releases throughout the year, and we kick it off with a brand new video for his classic "Redemption Song". Inspired by a Marcus Garvey speech, this iconic Marley track celebrates its own forty year anniversary this October.
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 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”
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"