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RSD BLACK FRIDAY UPDATES

Not sure if you've heard the news, but things are a little crazy in the world of supply and demand out there. And even though every Record Store Day, RSD Drop and RSD Black Friday has changes to the List in the weeks between when it's launched and when the titles hit the stores, production issues, customs issues, shipping issues, rights issues, and some pretty comical situations we can't really get into here have definitely hit this RSD Black Friday list.

We're helping labels, management and distribution work through whatever's necessary to get these out to stores ASAP, so we thought we'd put together this list of titles that won't be making the November 26 date, but are still coming to record stores. Some of them pretty soon! And if any of these were things you had your eye on, keep in mind: even though they aren't coming on RSD Black Friday, they're still the same title! If you were planning to add it to your collection, or wrap it up as a gift, the good news is you still can!


WILL BE COMING TO RECORD STORES ON DECEMBER 10, 2021:
Clairo - Sling
Emoi - Willy's Wonderland
Freeze - Rabid Reaction
Gladiators -- 1983 The Nighthawk EP
Chuck Prophet - No Other Love
Spoon - "Wild"/"Wild Remix"
Sun Ra - Omniverse [CD]
Sun Ra - Omniverse [LP]
Swirlies - They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days In The Glittering World Of The Salons


WILL BE COMING TO RECORD STORES ON DECEMBER 17, 2021:
Tank and The Bangas - The Big Outside
Various Artists - Stubbs The Zombie: The Soundtrack


WILL BE COMING TO RECORD STORES FOR RECORD STORE DAY 2022:
Angelo Badalamenti - Blue Velvet (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Deluxe Edition)
Souren Baronian - The Middle Eastern Soul of Carlee Records
The Jim Carroll Band - Catholic Boy (Deluxe)
Alice Cooper - Brutal Planet
Dave Davies - Kinked
The Grouch - Show You The World

High Pulp - Mutual Attraction Vol. 3
The Jacka - Tear Gas
The Jackson 5 ABC
LA Guns - Waking the Dead
Night Ranger - Somewhere in California
Lou Reed and Kris Kristofferson - The Bottom Line Archive Series
Rockness Monsta (of Heltah Skeltah) - He's On Fire b/w Faith

Gavin Rossdale – WANDERlust
Twiztid - I Tried 2 Warn U
Kali Uchis - Sin Miedo (Del Amor y Otros Demonios)


WE’RE STILL WAITING ON FURTHER INFORMATION:
David Crosby & Graham Nash - Wind On The Water
Foo Fighters - Making A Fire (Mark Ronson Re-Version) b/w Chasing Birds (Preservation Hall Jazz Band Re-Version)
Thelonious Monk Septet - Monk's Music
Poison - Flesh & Blood
Puscifer - Existential Reckoning: Live at Arcosanti
Tesla - Mechanical Resonance
Kali Uchis - Sin Miedo (Del Amor y Otros Demonios)
Various Artists - Latin Legends Live

 

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RECORD STORE DAY PODCAST

Record Store Day Podcast Episode #56
KHRUANGBIN / LIZARD MUSIC / TECHNIQUE RECORDS (MIAMI, FL)

Wherever you get your podcasts or bit.ly/RSDPODCAST 
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THE STAPLE SINGERS - The Twenty-Fifth Day Of December

THE STAPLE SINGERS - The Twenty-Fifth Day Of December Available Black Friday

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JASON ISBELL + THE 400 UNIT GEORGIA BLUE

Jason kept his November 2020 Twitter promise, and exactly one year + 20 days later... Georgia Blue.  A charity album of cover songs -- all Georgia artists -- coming on vinyl to record stores first as part of RSD Black Friday. November 26. 
 
Proceeds from the release will go to Black Voters Matter, Georgia Stand Up and Fair Fight. Learn more about each organization below:
Blackvotersmatterfund.org
Georgiastandup.org
Fairfight.com
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BLACKBERRY SMOKE STONED!

Admit it, how cool would it be to go into a kick-ass studio and belt out... Rolling Stones songs. Blackberry Smoke lived the dream as part of recording studio Welcome To 1979's "Recording Summit" and the results are on the album STONED, coming to indie record stores as part of RSD Black Friday.  Check out what it looks like, and be sure to enter our contest for a very special souvenir from Welcome to 1979. 

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Adele. 30. Record stores.

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RSD BLACK FRIDAY 2021

Since its inception, Black Friday has turned the day after Thanksgiving into the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. Traditionally, Black Friday has been about super-cheap prices on mass-produced goods and primarily takes place in malls and big box stores. But we really like the idea of a shopping season, especially when that shopping is all about, at its heart, a way to show the people you like that you like them. (And a way for them to show you, too. Gift-GETTING is also awesome!)

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 (with proper safety protocols in place, of course!). This year that has felt more important than ever, as local businesses of all kinds face unprecedented challenges, and we’ve been so happy to see how you’ve all supported them. Everything you find in a record store (or on a record store’s website) would make a great gift for someone, so in this year when the holiday season may be a little strange, but also a little special, and it may feel even better to wrap up and give a little something to someone, helping record stores be a part of that ‘shopping season’ makes more sense to us than ever.

There are artists, labels, managers and distribution companies who feel the same, and we’ve put together a list of titles for that season that will be available at participating record stores. They come out on Black Friday (this year 11/26) 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.




RSD BF 2020 - The List

 Click For Web List Click For PDF List



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 have moved from 11/26 and will be coming to record stores on another date. Find out more HERE

*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.)

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NORAH JONES HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Celebrate the holidays with your neighbors at the record store! Norah Jones has her first Christmas record in stores now, I DREAM OF CHRISTMAS, and record stores around the country are celebrating with a HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE, Saturday November 20.  Get your warm drink on, wrap some presents, sing some carols and get in the spirit of the holidays with these stores and Norah Jones!*


STORE CITY STATE CHARITY ASSOCIATED
Admiral Analog's Shepherdstown WV
Atmosphere Collectibles Evansville IN

The Current Year Parma OH Coats For Kids
Dearborn Music Dearborn MI
Dearborn Music Farmington MI
Desert Island Records Tucson AZ Fight for $15 minimium wage, Climate Action Commitee
Dig It! Record Barn Joplin MO Watered Gardens Rescue Mission
Eagle Valley Music & Comics Minturn CO Food Drive
For The Record Chattanooga TN Food Drive
Good Records Dallas TX North Texas Food Bank & Toys For Tots
Grimey's Nashville TN Give a Little Christmas
The Groove Nashville TN TN Kidney Foundation & Just Us Oasis
Hot Poop Walla Walla WA
The Howlin' Mouse Rutland VT Food Drive, Women's Shelter, Veterans Home
Joe's Albums Worcester MA
Kingfish Records Clearwater FL
Lavender Vinyl Ogden UT Local Angel Tree
Looney Tunes West Babylon NY
Love Wheel Records Austin TX Housing The Homeless, Food Drive
Max J Records Fairhaven MA
Mojo Vinyl Roswell GA Food Drive/Roswell Arts Fund
Music Millennium Portland OR
Park Ave Orlando FL
Peaches New Orleans LA
Record Archive Rochester NY
Recyclable Records Kannapolis NC
Resurrection Records Spokane WA
Right On !!! Records Napa CA
Schoolkids Records Raleigh NC
Silver Platters Seattle WA Food Drive
Spin Me Round Easton PA Food Drive
Static Era Records Milford CT
Streetlight Records San Jose CA Second Harvest Food Bank
Strictly Discs Madison WI
Sweet Spot Audio and Records Webster TX
Tonevendor St. Augustine FL Port in the Storm Homeless Youth Center & St. Francis Housing Crisis Center
Toxic Beauty Records Yellow Springs OH Food Drive
Vintage Vinyl, Toys and Games LLC Redwood Falls MN Renville County Historical Society
Vinyl Renaissance & Audio Overland Park KS Harvesters
Watts Music Novato CA Coat Drive
Weird Kid Records Casa Grande AZ Toy Drive
Yellow Dog Discs Wilmington NC

 
* Please note that unfortunately Norah Jones is unable to use any Santa magic and will not be present at the events but there will be plenty of Record Store Elves to help you with your holiday needs.

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BRIAN FALLON OPENS THE HYMNAL ON NIGHT DIVINE

This season it feels like there are a lot of ways to expand the holiday soundtrack, with new releases from artists all over the genre spectrum, some of which may take surprising creative routes.  One of those is NIGHT DIVINE from Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem, who spent some lockdown time revisiting his childhood choir days, and the hymns his mother sang, and recording them for this release-- with his mother on background vocals! 

NIGHT DIVINE is in record stores now. 
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FLIP THE RECORD FLIP THE SLIPMAT!

Two records came out recently that fans of Steely Dan will want to slap on a turntable, and if you're fast, you might get this double-sided slipmat to rest them on! 
Limited edition slipmat, free while they last with the purchase of the new albums.

DONALD FAGEN'S The Nightfly Live - Slipmat  Northeast Corridor: STEELY DAN Live - Slipmat



at participating indie record stores 
(Not all stores will have all the goodies, and some may have sold out. Check with the store near you.) 
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TEN BANDS ONE CAUSE 2021

The Bands One Cause 2021

Ten Bands re-issue their albums on limited edition pink vinyl, all for one cause. This is the 8th year for the initiative that has raised over $250,000 for Red Door Community, an organization that provides community support for both those diagnosed with cancer and their caretakers. 

This year’s set includes limited edition releases by The Hold Steady, Grandaddy, The Allman Brothers, Bush, Plain White T's, Less Than Jake, Primal Scream, Umphreys' McGee, Minus The Bear and Tom Tom Club.

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STURGILL SIMPSON The Ballad of Dood & Juanita

Sturgill's third album in twelve months, and his most ambitious project yet! Featuring the same musicians who played on the Cuttin' Grass albums, this release tells a classic American story of a Civil War-era couple torn apart by violence and reunited by love--what Simpson calls "a simple tale of either redemption or revenge."
 
Indie-exclusive CD includes a special insert and is on sale now at indie record stores! 
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Behind The Counter US '21

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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METALLICA - THE BLACKLIST

7 LPs. 4 CDs. 53 Artists. 12 Songs. 
All profits go to charity. 
Metallica Blacklist 
October 1 on limited edition CD and Vinyl at indie record stores. 
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FOO FIGHTERS

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RSD 2021 OFFICIAL POSTER FROM DOGFISH HEAD!

It's back! Another official Record Store Day poster from Dogfish Head. We're psyched to add this image from artist Ryan Besch to the series. 
Look for this poster -- FREE -- at participating indie record stores on June 12 and at various and sundry fine drinking establishments who serve Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales!
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OPEN DOORS

OPEN DOORS is a series of short documentaries taking us through the doors of Black-owned record stores across the US and introducing us to the people who work, shop and make those stores a community.  VANS and Record Store Day have partnered to tell and uplift the story of five stores across the country.
 

OPEN DOORS Ep. 4 features Drew from 606 Records 

 


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RECORD STORE DAY 2021 AMBASSADOR!

The role of Record Store Day Ambassador has been filled by a lot of people over the past decade (see the complete list HERE!) but when it comes to one important criteria point, this year's may be the most qualified candidate ever: do they genuinely love record stores?

This year's musician/comedian/actor/writer/late-night-talk-show-bandleader is a definite fan, and it's not just the string of record store performances going back years that confirm it. We'll let the RSD 2021 Ambassador speak for themselves as they tell you about their history with record stores, and the records they sell. (And yes! His name is going to be on one of the brand new records you can take home from a record store starting on July 17 as part of RSD Drops:  a new EP from RSD 2021 AMBASSADOR FRED ARMISEN, produced by Ty Segall! More on that and all the other titles coming soon!) 

I am honored and so excited to be the Record Store Ambassador for 2021.

I've been completely lost in records for most of my life. They have defined the way I see the world and how I remember different years in the past. When I was a kid, I wasn't interested in sports or comic books. Just records. I must have been nine years old or something when my parents first started buying me albums. We were living in Rio de Janeiro, and I just assumed that all Beatles (and solo) records had Portuguese writing on the back covers. When we moved back to suburban New York, I moved on to buying them with my own money at department stores, or places like Sam Goody. As a teenager, I'd take the Long Island Railroad with my friend Kenny to go record shopping in the Village. Golden Disc, Record Runner, and Bleecker Bob's were a few of my favorites. We would focus on getting as many punk albums as we could find. British imports were especially meaningful to us. The same goes for picture discs and those gatefold single/EPs. Eventually, a store opened in Valley Stream: Slipped Disc.

As I moved to different cities throughout my life, I never stopped collecting records. That also goes for CDs. When my band would tour in ‘90s, I remember we set aside part of our budget for when we played in San Francisco to go shopping at Amoeba. On paper we couldn't afford it, but it was a necessity. I almost started listing some of what I was into, but that would just seem endless. I'm guessing all record collectors have a similar experience with lists and memories.

I’ve always loved Record Store Day. I've driven around LA on some RSDs, trying to buy whatever exclusive releases were on display. Often it was something I'd never heard of, but the cover looked cool. The idea behind those exclusives actually worked on me: A way to discover music I wasn't aware of.

Whenever I travel to a different city, I make it a priority to visit at least one local record store. I feel like I haven’t truly been to a place until I’ve done a little record shopping there. I try to keep it light so that my luggage doesn’t get too heavy, but I don’t always succeed at that. On one recent trip to Australia, I bought so many records that I had to buy one of those flight cases that DJs use.

I am so happy when I’m in a record store. It’s a time when I’m not thinking about having to be anywhere else. Sometimes there’s also a little bit of anxiety attached to record shopping. Will I remember every title I’ve been searching for? Is there a more comprehensive version of this reissue I’m looking at? Have I gone to the section of music I need to learn more about? Will all of these records fit in my bag? Why am I pretending that I don’t already have this Captain Sensible album I am getting?

I’ve tried to support record stores as much as possible while they’ve been temporarily closed. I hope you can do the same. I really can’t wait to get back to shopping in person. Really, I try to make every day a Record Store Day.

--Fred Armisen, 2021

photo via @amoebahollywood

photo via @amoebahollywood






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BEHIND THE COUNTER Series 2!

Last year Classic Album Sundays brought their Behind The Counter series to the US, and we're happy to say they're back to go behind the counters of 12 more indie record stores in the US! Watch this trailer to see just what's in store when the first episode comes out next Thursday! 

Revisit the record stores of Behind The Counter Series 1

Click here to view the new Behind The Counter US '21 series

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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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ABOUT CLASSIC ALBUM SUNDAYS Classic Album Sundays tells the stories behind the albums that have shaped our culture and in some cases, our lives. With satellites in four continents, Classic Album Sundays hosts live artist interviews and album listening sessions that truly submerge fans into the music, as our world-class sound systems allow the listener to experience the album the way in which the artist intended. Featuring the gamut of sounds from rock to electronic to jazz to soul, the classicalbumsundays.com website is an online hub for classic albums and artists featuring interviews with musicians, producers and DJs, podcasts, playlists, album blogs and tickets like for our worldwide events. Join the community in your country and make some time in your life to remember why you love music!
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RSD3

This CLEARly special version of the RSD3 mini-turntable is in record stores now--but there's only a 1000 of them there, so you better act fast!  The #RSD2020 tiny turntable spins all the 3" singles you love, and even comes with two new ones -- colored singles of Post Malone tracks "Goodbyes" and "Saint Tropez" are right in the package! 
Check with your local record store, and when you pick one up, be sure to sign up for the RSD3 email list, to find out first when new 3" singles are spinning into sight! 
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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! 

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SHOP RSD

Time to add to your collection or start a new one. Short sleeves or a little warmer. This and more when you Shop RSD

RSD 2018 Hoodie  RSD 2018 T-Shirt

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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 Friday 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 

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GOODIES

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

While they last, at participating indie record stores, get an AUTOGRAPHED 5 Seconds of Summer lithograph with purchase of the new 5SoS album YOUNGBLOOD on CD and Deluxe CD  now!   (DISCLAIMER)


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Laura Marling - Free Tote

STREET DATE 3/10 LAURA MARLING  This tote bag is available while they last, when you buy the new record SEMPER FEMINA(DISCLAIMER)

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Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Free Poster

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)




 

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BRANDI CARLILE ROCKS RECORD STORE T-SHIRTS

Last year, when we first started talking with Brandi Carlile about serving as the Record Store Day 2020 Ambassador, we were touched by how enthusiastic she and her bandmates Tim and Phil were about taking the gig. So touched we wanted to do something nice for them. A gift of some kind. No better gift we thought than a giant crate full of t-shirts from record stores around the country.
 
Well, we've got proof they received and opened our giant present.
 
Thanks for showing off all those amazing shirts and thanks for helping us tell the world how great record stores are!


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