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THIRTY TIGERS AMERICANA MUSIC SAMPLER

THIRTY TIGERS AMERICANA MUSIC SAMPLER

As part of Americana Music Month, participating stores around the country will have a twenty track sampler (free with purchase of one of these fine artists) featuring music from Lucinda Williams, John Moreland, Joe Pug, Marty Stuart, Darlingside, Jonathan Tyler, Watkins Family Hour, Andrew Combs, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, The Mike + Ruthy Band, Ryan Culwell, Feufollet, Will Hoge, Kristin Diable, Yonder Mountain String Band, Bros. Landreth, Dirty River Boys, Samantha Crain, Turnpike Troubadours and Buick 6.

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HUDSON MOHAWKE PUTS HIS DAD’S PRIDE TO GOOD USE

HUDSON MOHAWKE PUTS HIS DAD’S PRIDE TO GOOD USE

It’s the week of Father’s Day, so folks are feeling especially close to their male parental units. HUDSON MOHAWKE put his dad to work, showing off his new album LANTERN, but somehow we don’t think Papa Mohawke minded at all. Get the new album at a record store (CD, VINYL) and join us as we figure out a way to convince Hud Mo’s Pops to narrate our own daily events. He’s perfect for it!

 
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INDIGO GIRLS BEHIND THE SCENES PREMIERE

INDIGO GIRLS BEHIND THE SCENES PREMIERE

ONE LOST DAY is the new album from Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, and we’re thrilled to premiere a behind the scenes look at the making of one of the songs, “Spread The Pain Around”.   Like what you see/hear? Get ONE LOST DAY at record stores now. Available on CD & VINYL


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YEP ROC RECORD STORE SESSIONS - JOSH ROUSE

YEP ROC RECORD STORE SESSIONS - JOSH ROUSE

We’re teaming up with the Americana Music Association this month for AMERICANA MUSIC MONTH at participating stores across the US. Look for premieres, videos, song streams, in-store events and more all month long as we celebrate this very special genre of music, and the many musicians who keep the various branches of the American Roots Music tree alive. We’re thrilled to start with this YEP ROC RECORD STORE SESSION with JOSH ROUSE, who is spending the month of June on the road singing songs from his latest album, THE EMBERS OF TIME.  We’re checking in with him here as he spends some time at NICE PRICE BOOKS AND RECORDS in Raleigh, North Carolina.




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ALL YOUR FAVORITE BANDS IN STORES NOW

ALL YOUR FAVORITE BANDS IN STORES NOW

The new album from Dawes is in record stores right now, so if you were one of the Dawes fans who picked up the exclusive CD single at record stores last month, it’s time to bust out the coupon and head back to the store for ALL YOUR FAVORITE BANDS. And if you don’t have the coupon, you are also welcome at your local record store to pick up the VINYL or the CD.


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VINYL TUESDAY

VINYL TUESDAY

Despite what you may have read on blog and website posts with inaccurate headlines, Record Store Day is not "about to go weekly". Record Store Day, the third Saturday in April, is and will remain a special celebration of the independent record store, with limited edition, exclusive releases on vinyl, CD and other formats as one part of that party. Record Store Day, the organization of volunteers who work year-round to spread the word about indie record stores, will continue to do just that, and one way is with what we're calling Vinyl Tuesday. (Yes, we gave it a name because a name and logo go a long way towards getting things publicized in this world we live in).

Recently, a group of people, mostly outside the US, decided that physical music releases would start coming on Fridays, globally. (For the record, a global streetdate makes sense, but for a lot of valid reasons, which were outlined to this group, many retailers and others affected by this think Friday is the wrong day.) 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.

To clarify: we are not planning on having limited edition exclusives created every Tuesday. We are working to have titles continue to be released on Tuesday when they can be. (Lots of those titles are already scheduled to come out, now they'll just come on a Tuesday.) One Vinyl Tuesday may see a reissue that was already in the works being given a Tuesday streetdate. An album whose CD component has already come out might see its vinyl coming on a Vinyl Tuesday. There will be some indie exclusive titles, of course, because those already exist throughout the year, but a lot of Vinyl Tuesday releases will be given a Tuesday street date at all retailers who sell physical media. Every Vinyl Tuesday will be different, will be made up of different kinds of physical releases. What they'll have in common is the day of the week.

It's really a pretty simple thing, and it's definitely not a weekly Record Store Day. But it is in line with what we do all year long already, which is to promote and support indie record stores.

 
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RECORD STORE DAY 2015 AMBASSADOR DAVE GROHL

RECORD STORE DAY 2015 AMBASSADOR DAVE GROHL

Continuing in the long line of kick-ass shouters-out of the glories of the record store, we are proud to announce that one Mr. David Grohl will wear the sash of Record Store Day Ambassador 2015.

A STATEMENT FROM THE DESK OF RECORD STORE DAY 2015 AMBASSADOR DAVE GROHL:


I found my calling in the back bin of a dark, dusty record store.

1975's K-Tel's Blockbuster 20 Original Hits by the Original Stars featuring Alice Cooper, War, Kool and the Gang, Average White Band and many more, bought at a small record shop in my suburban Virginia neighborhood, it was this record that changed my life and made me want to become a musician. The second that I heard Edgar Winter's "Frankenstein" kick in, I was hooked. My life had been changed forever. This was the first day of the rest of my life.

Growing up in Springfield, Virginia in the 70's and 80's, my local independent record stores were magical, mysterious places that I spent all of my spare time (and money) in, finding what was to eventually become the soundtrack of my life. Every weekend I couldn't wait to take my hard earned, lawn mowing cash down for an afternoon full of discovery. And, the chase was always as good as the catch! I spent hours flipping through every stack, examining the artwork on every cover, the titles and credits, searching for music that would inspire me, or understand me, or just to help me escape. These places became my churches, my libraries, my schools. They felt like home. And, I don't know where I would be today without them.

More recently, I’ve been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to rediscover this sense of excitement, that magical feeling of finding something all one’s own, by watching my kids go through it. Let me tell you: Nothing makes me prouder than watching my daughters spin that first Roky Erickson LP one of them picked out for their very own on one of our weekend trips to the record store. Or to watch the reverence they have as they handle their Beatles vinyl. How carefully they replace the albums into their sleeves, making sure they’re placed back onto the self in the proper sequence. Watching them realize how crucial and intertwined every part of this experience is, I relive the magic of my earliest experiences with vinyl singles and albums, their artwork, liners notes etc. all over again and again.

I believe that the power of the record store to inspire is still alive and well, and that their importance to our next generation of musicians is crucial. Take an afternoon (and some hard earned lawn mowing money) and please support them.

You never know, it might change your life forever, too.

Dave

 
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WE’RE PROUD OF OUR PAST!

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 even better reasons to get your music at an indie record store, and those times are when you get a little something extra along with your new record. The goodies below are available starting on street date with the purchase of the new release they are listed with, but they’re ALL LIMITED QUANTITY, so first come first serve applies. Also, indie stores are just that: independently minded, and not all will choose to participate in all these gift-giving promotions, so check with your local store! 



Pokey LaFarge -  Free Coasters

STREET DATE 4/7 POKEY LAFARGE Participating stores will have special Pokey LaFarge coasters with purchase. Because you’ll want to enjoy yourself while listening to SOMETHING IN THE WATER. But you’ll want to be civil and tidy about it!! (DISCLAIMER) (FIND IT AT A RECORD STORE - CD, VINYL)

Lord Huron - Free Comic Book

STREET DATE 4/7 LORD HURON Participating stores will have a very special comic book to read while checking out the new STRANGE TRAILS album. (DISCLAIMER) (FIND IT AT A RECORD STORE - CD, VINYL)

STREET DATE 4/21 FRANK SINATRA  Ultimate Sinatra comes out as we near Frank’s Centennial. Participating stores have these buttons free with purchase, while they last, of the Single Disc or Ultimate Four Disc Version (DISCLAIMER) (FIND IT AT A RECORD STORE - CD, DELUXE 4CDVINYL)

 

 
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