RSD BLACK FRIDAY 2022
Since its inception, Black Friday has turned the day after Thanksgiving into the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. Traditionally, Black Friday
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 in a record store (or on a record store’s website) would make a great gift for someone, and it may feel a little extra nice to wrap up and give (or get!) a little something knowing its purchase helps a local, independent store.
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 TITLES: 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.)
SOME THINGS TO KNOW:
*Some titles may move from 11/25 and will be coming to record stores on another date. We'll have a page with that information.
*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 RSD Black Friday list are limited in number, as are most things created for special time periods or exclusive to certain retailers. This means a store may not get all copies they wanted or that a store may sell out of a release before you are able to purchase it. (NOTE: This is the US website for Record Store Day. The pressing runs listed on our site are the number available in the US. Worldwide numbers are sometimes found in the description of a specific title, when we are given that information.)
*The List of titles may change. Titles may be added, titles may drop off, information may be amended. We will update the List as changes are made.
*Record Store Day does not own or produce the releases (with the exception of those we create ourselves.) The information on each title has been provided to us by labels and distributors and is correct to the best of our knowledge.
*Black Friday, for better or worse, is traditionally an American “thing”. Many other countries are celebrating the kick-off to the holiday season, though and many record stores in those countries may have some of these releases. Check with your local record store if you’re not in the US. (NOTE: for all kinds of reasons, some titles may be offered and available in some countries but not others. Record Store Day has no control over that.)
THE RECORD STORE DAY PODCAST WITH PAUL MYERS
MIDNIGHT AT WATERLOO WITH MEGADETH
Yung Blud: American As F**K Record Store Tour
9/2 West Babylon, NY -- Looney Tunes
9/2 Cambridge, MA -- Newbury Comics (Harvard Square)
9/3 Baltimore, MD -- The Sound Garden
9/3 Atlanta, GA -- Criminal Records
9/4 Chicago, IL -- Shuga Records
9/4 Minneapolis, MN -- Electric Fetus
9/5 Dallas, TX -- Josey Records
9/5 Tempe, AZ -- Zia Records
9/6 Long Beach, CA -- Fingerprints Music
THE BOOK THAT TELLS THE STORY!
RECORD STORE DAY: The Most Improbable Comeback of the 21st Century goes back to the beginning, with the remembrances and voices of the organizers, record store community, musicians and more is coming in April in three editions:
A thick matte paperback edition wherever books and records are sold. STARTING APRIL 12
A Think Indie x RSD + Vinyl edition, limited to 1100 copies, at indie record stores starting April 23. This special edition includes a compilation LP of in-store performances at record stores across the US, featuring Paul McCartney, Metallica, Pearl Jam, Billie Eilish, Brandi Carlile, Imagine Dragons, Jason Isbell + the 400 Unit, Justin Townes Earle, Regina Spektor, Frightened Rabbit, Mudhoney, and Jose Gonzalez
VANS X RECORD STORE DAY - "PORTRAITS OF HER."
VANS X RECORD STORE DAY PARTNERED TOGETHER TO CREATE "PORTRAITS OF HER."
A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT TO HONOR AND UPLIFT WOMEN IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.WATCH THE "PORTRAITS OF HER" THREE-PART VIDEO SERIES THAT DIVES DEEPER INTO SHARED STORIES AND EXPERIENCES TOLD BY WOMEN IN MUSIC, DIRECTED BY CHRISTINA XING.
For each episode, we invited two women from completely different fields to meet for the first time and share their stories on navigating the industry. We put the camera in their hands and pieced together their self-captured one-on-one moments, where they discussed their inspirations, hardships, accomplishments and hopes for the future of the music.
EP. 01 - MELISSA MEETS LOTTIE
A SENIOR MANAGER AT AMOEBA MUSIC MEETS A DJ, DUBLAB CURATOR AND CO-FOUNDER OF SOS MUSIC.
EP. 02 - LEYLA MEETS ERICKA
A SINGER AND SONGWRITER MEETS THE SVP OF A&R AT WARNER RECORDS AND FOUNDER OF THE BASEMENT.
EP. 03 - ALICE MEETS ALEXIS
A HYPERPOP MUSICIAN MEETS A DIRECTOR AT LIVE NATION.
Help us celebrate a love of vinyl and all things RSD on Saturday April 30th, 2022 at our Record Store Day Fair. The event will obviously feature tons of vinyl + maker market curated by Wax Trax! Records.
Dig through crates, peruse concert prints, and nosh on some local food with a Goose Island beer in hand. The event is open 6-10pm with performances by K.Flay and Boyish, with DJ sets by Laura Jane Grace and Julia Nash + Jill Hopkins + DJ Patrixia Goth.
Entry to the Record Store Day Fair at House of Vans Chicago is open to guests of all ages and is free with RSVP. AND YOU CAN DO THAT HERE
BEHIND THE COUNTER 2022
BEHIND THE COUNTER 2022, EPISODE 12: BRIC-A-BRAC RECORDS & COLLECTIBLES, CHICAGO IL
This week’s episode features Bric-a-Brac Records & Collectibles in Chicago. “The purpose of a record store, the physical experience is more than the sum of the parts… you just can’t possibly download a record store.” Nick Mayor, Bric-a-Brac Records & Collectibles.
PORTRAITS OF HER
Sixteen songs PORTRAITS OF HER, from Asiahn, Julien Baker, Banks, Leyla Blue, Boyish, Bully, Alice Longyu Gao, Laura Jane Grace, Girl in Red, Girl Ultra, K. Flay, Mariah the Scientist,Julia Michaels, Joy Oladokun, Princess Nokia and our 2022 RSD Ambassador, Taylor Swift.
Cover art by Sofia Enriquez. Limited numbers available in participating record stores on Record Store Day!
RSD GLOBAL AMBASSADOR 2022
2022 marks the 15th anniversary of our big party to celebrate record stores. We thought that for the Ambassador, we'd go big. Global, even. So we're pleased to bestow the Ambassadorial sash on to one of the biggest artists in the world, TAYLOR SWIFT.
THE RECORD STORE DAY AMBASSADOR, TAYLOR'S VERSION
Watch for the Official List of RSD Releases, coming soon.
"I’m very proud to be this year's Global Ambassador for Record Store Day. The places where we go to browse and explore and discover music new and old have always been sacred to me. Record stores are so important because they help to perpetuate and foster music-loving as a passion. They create settings for live events. They employ people who adore music thoroughly and purely. Those people and shops have had a rough few years and we need to support these small businesses more now than ever to make sure they can stay alive, stay eccentric, and stay individual. It’s been a true joy for me to watch vinyl sales grow in the past few years and we, the artists, have the fans to thank for this pleasant surprise. Happy Record Store Day, everyone! Stay safe out there."
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)
BEHIND THE COUNTER 2021
Behind The Counter US '21: Boo Boo Records, San Luis Obispo, CA (Episode 12)
This week's video takes us Behind The Counter at Boo Boo Records in San Luis Obispo, California!
Behind The Counter is a 12 part video series that tells the stories behind the wonderful world of independent record stores.
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BEHIND THE COUNTER 2020
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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