MARTY STUART & HIS FABULOUS SUPERLATIVES
Did we get enough Superlatives in there?
A PERFECT CIRCLE DUAL-GROOVE 10"
APC are back in 2018 and starting things off with this dual-groove 10" release for the songs "The Doomed" and "Disillusioned" . It's in record stores now and if you're not familiar with dual-groove records, this handy video is a good thing to watch first!
JIMI HENDRIX Both Sides of The Sky
Legendary producer Eddie Kramer has finished the third record of unreleased material from his friend, legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix. Both Sides of the Sky covers 1968 through 1970, when he was transitioning from The Jimi Hendrix Experience to working with other musicians. Kramer told NPR Music about that time period in the studio: "He used the studio as a rehearsal place, and thank goodness that was happening, because tape was running and he would bring in different musicians to try to figure out what he was going to do with his musical direction." BOTH SIDES OF THE SKY is in record stores now on CD and Vinyl. Participating stores also have a lithograph of the cover as a little gift with purchase, while they last.
The list of titles being released ONLY AT RECORD STORES is only a click away, in TWO versions: A handy PDF that you can use as a shopping/wish list and a page with search options and a Pull Down menu with more detail and artwork. These are the pieces that will be released at REAL LIVE RECORD STORES on April 21.
*There are three categories on this list. These are them:
RECORD STORE DAY EXCLUSIVE RELEASES. Exclusively available on Record Store Day at Record Store Day participating stores. Will not be available anywhere else in the same format.
*There is chatter in the world about other titles that may not be on the list. These may be things that have a 4/20 or 4/21 street date, but are not RSD releases, for whatever reason. Something you want not on this list, but you know for sure it’s coming out? If yes, are you going to buy it at an indie record store? If yes, awesome.
*We’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating. It’s always a good idea to be BFFs with your neighborhood record store and let them know what you might be looking for. They can’t guarantee you will walk out with what you want, but it’s a good place to start. ALL STORES MAY NOT ORDER ALL RELEASES. ALL STORES MAY NOT GET EVERYTHING THEY ORDER. Record Store Day titles are limited for a number of reasons, and all in all, that’s a good thing. But please bear that in mind when you find something isn’t available. The whole point of this crazy "holiday" is to celebrate the record store, and if you're there with that spirit in mind, we thank you. If you didn't get something you were looking to get, we apologize and hope that someday it finds its way into your collection. Please be civil and nice to the humans around you no matter what.
*You may notice that the artwork for these titles is watermarked this year. That's a small attempt to take a swipe out of the advance auction site market. When you see a title listed on an auction site before RSD, it's almost CERTAINLY someone who has listed something they do not have in hand, and can't guarantee they will have in hand, because they're going out to a store to try and get it on 4/21 like everyone else. They call it a "pre-order" but since they're not getting distributed to, it's not a pre-order. It's more like a scam, really. We work very hard to investigate the listings and in the tiny percentage of the time over the past ten years that it has been a store behind it, there have been serious implications for that store. It is almost always someone taking advantage of the excitement of Record Store Day and the releases. Which is the same thing that happens when a cool shoe, car, dress, cookie or anything else is released. We may not stop it altogether, but we can make it a little harder for them. Thus, the watermarked art.
We don’t control what gets released in which countries. Someday, every release will be available everywhere without issues (we hope!) but that day’s not today. Meanwhile, here’s a link to the Record Store Day sites in other countries. They may or may not have their lists up yet.
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 ITALY: 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
#SNEAKPEEK #RSD18 LED ZEPPELIN
#SNEAKPEEK #RSD18 DAVID BOWIE
EXCLUSIVE HENDRIX 7" AT RECORD STORES
Only at indie record stores, a Jimi Hendrix exclusive 7” blasts out as a precursor to the new Hendrix LP BOTH SIDES OF THE SKY, coming 3/9. Both the A side, “Lover Man”, and B side, a live version of “Foxey Lady,” are previously unreleased.
The studio single “Lover Man” was recorded with drummer Buddy Miles and bassist Billy Cox, the legendary “Band of Gypsys”. The epic unreleased live version of “Foxey Lady” was recorded with Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell from The Experience. Both come from the upcoming Both Sides of the Sky, which explores the two years between 1968 and 1970, as Hendrix transitioned from The Jimi Hendrix Experience to the group sometimes referred to as Band Of Gypsys. Hence the “Both Sides” of the album title.
There was a lot of tension as his Experience bandmates watched themselves being replaced, as Buddy Miles and Billy Cox worked to find a new groove for Jimi to lay his tracks over, and as Hendrix himself moved to a higher plane creatively. But great work comes out of artistic tension, just as massive pressure eventually creates diamonds. Hendrix’ death left hundreds of hours of unfinished and unreleased recordings in the Electric Lady Studio vaults. Producer Eddie Kramer has worked with the Hendrix estate to excavate for years and two examples of what they’ve uncovered can be found on this limited edition indie exclusive 7” single, with more to to come when Both Sides of the Sky comes to record stores on 3/9.
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!
THE DOORS JOIN THE RSD VINYL CLUB
A special RSD VINYL CLUB edition of The Doors STRANGE DAYS, on blue/grey swirl vinyl, is out now and only in record stores. This one-time-only pressing is limited to 2000 copies and is going fast! #VinylTuesday #RSDVinylClub
Special editions of these new records are in record stores now:
ONLY IN RECORD STORES 3/16
EARTHLESS Black Heaven on limited edition yellow/green swirl vinyl
ONLY IN RECORD STORES 3/09
MINISTRY AmeriKKKant on white/grey swirl vinyl exclusive
ONLY IN RECORD STORES 3/02
BUFFALO TOM Quiet and Peace on colored vinyl exclusive
ONLY IN RECORD STORES 02/23
JIMI HENDRIX "Lover Man"/"Foxey Lady" 7" single
* 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)
STREET DATE 3/10 LAURA MARLING This tote bag is available while they last, when you buy the new record SEMPER FEMINA. (DISCLAIMER)
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)