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OSCAR HITS THE RECORD STORE

Indie's new "boy next door" Oscar came over to the US recently from the UK and he stopped by All Day Records to have a little chat. His debut record, CUT AND PASTE, is out on May 13 in record stores around the world, and in advance, Oscar weighs in with his RECORD STORIES

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DYLAN GARDNER RSD TOUR

On April 16, lots of musicians set up at lots of record stores. Not many of them, though, can top Dylan Gardner's record! Take a peek at his one-day, multi-record store tour.  Thanks for celebrating with us, Dylan!

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FRUIT BATS IS BACK STREAM ABSOLUTE LOSER NOW

Eric D. Johnson is Fruit Bats. And Fruit Bats is back.  Johnson has picked up the name again for a sixth album under it, ABSOLUTE LOSER, which hits record stores on 5/13. Though he made music, scoring films like Our Idiot Brother, and built up his own Hulchica Music Festival in Sonoma, Fruit Bats was on hold following a family tragedy. His 2014 solo record, EDJ, dealt with that head on and it led him to realize that it was time to head back to the "punk rock" name he'd slapped on his music years earlier.  Eric D. Johnson is Fruit Bats. And Fruit Bats is back. STREAM NOW AND FIND IT AT A RECORD STORE STARTING 5/13

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SIXX A.M. PRAYERS FOR THE DAMNED

The new album from SIXX A.M. is in record stores this week. We love to tell you about the records that are put out by record store employees, and Nikki Sixx qualifies, though we doubt he's quitting his dayjob. Let's flash back to when he clocked in for his shift at Vintage Vinyl in New Jersey.   (GET IT AT A RECORD STORE)

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SO FUN IT'S CRIMINAL!

What was it like at Criminal Records with The Coathangers and some of Atlanta's finest record shopping folk? Let's see.

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ICE CREAM!

Los Angeles area record stores were the route on Saturday 4/16 for Ice Cream Ian and the Warner Bros. Ice Cream truck!  (music: Andra Day)

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THE SONICS LIVE AT EASY STREET

On Record Store Day 2015, The Sonics hit up Easy Street Records in Seattle to play a crazy show that saw *AHEM* Various Seattle Musical Luminaries *AHEM* joining in. And now, that crazy show is coming out on Record Store Day 2016 in a limited edition piece appropriately called LIVE AT EASY STREET.  KEXP was in attendance a year ago, and provided this video souvenir.

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RECORD STORE DAY 2016 AMBASSADOR METALLICA

We're pretty excited to announce that the Ambassador for Record Store Day 2016 is not one person, but four: the four who make up METALLICA.
From the very first Record Store Day, Metallica have embraced the concept, and celebrated the culture of the indie record store with in-store appearances and special releases for both our special April Saturday and Black Friday.   Be sure to check out the Ambassador Statement, written by drummer Lars Ulrich, and the video where the entire band gets excited about record stores and exciting Metallica reissue news.

For Record Store Day 2016, the band's official release is a special live CD, Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, Metallica! - Live at Le Bataclan. Paris, France - June 11th, 2003, a live concert recording from the Paris theatre that became the focus of the world in November 2015. This release, and the charitable donation of its proceeds to Fondation de France’s Give For France charity, fits into a larger theme for Record Store Day 2016 that highlights the relationship between US record stores and their French counterparts, between Record Store Day and Disquaire Day, between music-and-arts-loving humans in the United States, France and the world. More details to come.
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VINYL TUESDAY

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 MAY 3rd!


DEPARTURE LOUNGE - Jetlag Dreams 2 X LP
Sometime around the turn of this century, Simon Raymonde conceived and curated the Series Seven experiment on Bella Union. He commissioned seven artists to each create an album comprising seven instrumental pieces, to be written and recorded, from conception to completion, in seven days. Departure Lounge rose to the challenge and Jetlag Dreams came very naturally into being under these terms, against the backdrop of emotional and geographical upheavals in the lives of its creators. The process unfolded as if in a slow-motion dream over the last working days of a studio called Hum Depot, an old converted wooden house in Nashville, on the site of a Civil War burial ground, filled with dusty old pianos and reputedly haunted by the ghost of a Confederate soldier. Limited to 250 copies in the US.
PINS - Trouble 10" Red Vinyl

PRIMAL SCREAM - Mantra For A State of Mind 12"
Primal Scream have recorded two cover songs from S'Express and The Drifters. This piece is limited to 1000 units in the USA
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ELI "PAPERBOY" REED RECORD STORIES

For this next installment of Yep Roc's Record Stories, Eli "Paperboy" Reed steps into Carolina Soul in Durham, NC to talk about his love of soul and gospel records, his upcoming album and the special 7" single he's got in store for Record Store Day 2016. 

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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 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! 


STREET DATE 4/1 PET SHOP BOYS  Participating stores will have a bright yellow SUPER slipmat to go along with the new record, free while they last. (DISCLAIMER) Find it at a Record Store - CD Limited Edition Vinyl 



 

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