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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 Pull Down menu with more detail and artwork.  These are the pieces that will be released at REAL LIVE RECORD STORES on April 22. Keep in mind that things change OFTEN in this world, and we’ll be making changes to the list when that happens. Fixes, tweaks, new descriptions, additions and cancellations as they happen. Life is a work in progress, there’s a poster out there with a kitten in an adorable but precarious situation that says so. And so is our list.

*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.  
RECORD STORE DAY LIMITED RUN/REGIONAL FOCUS RELEASES. Also exclusively available on Record Store Day at Record Store Day participating stores, but may not be distributed nationally, or the quantities of these titles are EXTREMELY limited. 1000 and under and WAY under 1000 in some cases. We felt it was only right to put them on a special sub-list, so that everyone is clear on the odds. 
‘RECORD STORE DAY FIRST’ RELEASE.  These are titles that you can find on Record Store Day at Record Store Day participating stores. So if you’re a fan of the artist, you get first listen. At some point in the future, generally four to six weeks, these titles will be available at other retailers. 

*There is chatter in the world about other titles that may not be on the list. These may be things that have a 4/21 or 4/22 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. We’re all grown-ups, right?

*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 4/22 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.  

INTERNATIONAL LISTS.
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. 

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

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HOUSE OF JOY

"House of Joy" was what Jamaicans called the big wooden speakers that powered the early dancehalls.  This Record Store Day box set is sort of its own house, packed with rare Studio One singles and a lot of other joyful things.

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THE MUSIC MACHINE

Record Store Day 2017 sees this garage rock classic from 1966 back and on 180g vinyl.

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SAMANTHA CRAIN

You Had Me At Goodbye is in records stores now!

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MIKE PETERS & THE ALARM

MIKE PETERS & THE ALARM tell their story in the film The Man In The Camo Jacket and the vinyl soundtrack comes to record stores on Record Store Day, April 22. The film covers Mike's life from starting The Alarm to his battle with cancer to the founding of the Love Hope Strength Foundation. Mike can actually tell you more about it than we can, so watch him do so.

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DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS

This is what happens when the Truckers drive by Electric Lady Studios, stop and play a while. Coming to participating record stores on Record Store Day, April 22.

Drive-by Truckers - Electric Lady Sessions

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IRON & WINE - ARCHIVE SERIES VOLUME NO.3

Archive Series Vol 3 from Iron & Wine is coming to record stores on Record Store Day 2017

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GROUPLOVE - LITTLE MESS EP

A Little Mess is a good thing, when it's a new Grouplove EP coming to record stores for Record Store Day 2017

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DAVID BOWIE: CRACKED ACTOR (LIVE LOS ANGELES '74), BOWPROMO

These special David Bowie titles will be on the Official List of RSD 2017 Releases when it launches later this month.

David Bowie RSD  David Bowie RSD

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'TIME' FOR VALERIE JUNE

The new album THE ORDER OF TIME is in record stores now, so those of you who picked up the special 7" single need to pull out the special coupon inside and go use it on the full length record. Didn't get the single? Record stores will still happily sell you the Dan Auerbach-produced album from the woman Rolling Stone calls "Memphis' Messenger of Love-Born Blues".

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SPOON HOT THOUGHTS coming 3/17

SPOON HOT THOUGHTS  coming 3/17

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CELEBRATE GEORGE WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM YOUR RECORD STORE FRIENDS

George Harrison's birthday falls 2/25 and on 2/24 the world gets the present when twelve solo album reissues and the Vinyl Collection box set make their way to record stores. 

A few of those stores are celebrating both, with George Harrison Listening/Birthday Parties

Head to one of these stores to attend, and record stores around the country who have newly refreshed George Harrison Vinyl Sections.

2/24

GRIMEY'S NEW & PRELOVED MUSIC  9 AM

RECORD ARCHIVE  4 PM

TWIST AND SHOUT 5 PM

SILVER PLATTERS 6 PM

2/25

MUSIC MILLENNIUM 3 PM

WATERLOO RECORDS 5 PM

HOMER'S 6 PM

FINGERPRINTS  TBA

George Harrison - Wonderwall Music [LP] George Harrison - Electronic Sound [LP] George Harrison - All Things Must Pass [Limited Edition 3LP] George Harrison - Dark Horse [LP]
George Harrison - The Vinyl Collection [LP Box Set] George Harrison - Extra Texture [LP] George Harrison - Thirty Three & 1/3 [LP] George Harrison - George Harrison [LP] George Harrison - Somewhere In England [LP]
George Harrison - Gone Troppo [LP] George Harrison - Cloud Nine [LP] George Harrison - Live In Japan [2LP] George Harrison - Brainwashed [LP]




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FROTH IN RECORD STORES

Froth release their new album OUTSIDE (BRIEFLY) this week and it's pretty clear they want you to get it at a record store. There's a limited edition yellow vinyl version that you can ONLY get at record stores (briefly) and you'll find the band themselves performing in these record stores shortly:

2/24 Portland OR Music Millennium 6 PM

2/25 Seattle WA Everyday Music (Capitol Hill) 2 PM

3/5 San Diego CA M-Theory  12 Noon

3/10 Las Vegas NV Zia 6 PM

3/11 Phoenix AZ Stinkweeds 4 PM

3/17 Dallas TX Good Records 4 PM

3/18 Houston TX Cactus  1 PM

3/21 Tucson AZ Zia  6 PM

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ST. VINCENT: RECORD STORE DAY 2017 AMBASSADOR

In 2009, Jesse Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal created it. Since then, the title of Record Store Day Ambassador has been held by Homme, Ozzy, Iggy, Grohl, Jack, Chuck and JamesKirkLarsRobert.

For Record Store Day 2017, the honor goes to St. Vincent. "It is with deep honor and humility that I accept this ambassadorship. Rest assured I do not take my duties lightly."

We're pretty honored, too.

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JASON ISBELL FOR RECORD STORE DAY 2017

While we're still working on the details of the official List, and it will be a few more weeks before we're ready to share, Jason Isbell is letting us give you a sneak peek of the EP he's got ready for record stores on April 22. A live set from the Nashville recording studio Welcome to 1979.

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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 2017 Hoodie  RSD 2017 T-Shirt

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MARTY STUART HEADS WAY OUT WEST

There's a new album on the way, and this trailer has us looking forward to it and feeling a little Western wanderlust ourselves.

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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 MARCH 14th!

 
Enya - The Celts
Vinyl Reissue
 
Enya - Amarante
Vinyl Reissue

Enya - A Day Without Rain
Vinyl Reissue


COMING TO RECORD STORES ON TUESDAY MARCH 21st!

 
Ben Folds Five - The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner
Vinyl Reissue

Ben Folds - Songs For Siverman
Vinyl Reissue
 

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RUN THE JEWELS RTJ3 LISTENING PARTIES

The new album is out 1/13 and record stores across the country are celebrating with listening parties---and that means food and special RTJ swag contests, as well as the special indie vinyl edition of the record.  Get yourself to a record store:


Friday, January 13

Cactus Music - Houston, TX - 5pm

Waterloo Records - Austin, TX - 7pm

Park Ave CDs - Orlando, FL - 7pm

Grimey's - Nashville, TN - 11am

Music Millennium - Portland, OR - 6pm

Twist & Shout - Denver, CO - 3pm

Easy Street Records - Seattle, WA - 7pm

Graywhale Entertainment - Taylorsville, UT - 6pm

Reckless Records - Wicker Park - Chicago, IL - 6pm

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RHINO RECORDS START YOUR EAR OFF RIGHT

Rhino Records' yearly calendar is pretty legendary and you can get your own copy of this sought-after collection of music and artist trivia and important 2017 dates (like April 22!), while they last at a participating record store. Look out for great new Vinyl Tuesday releases from Rhino all month long too!

Rhino 2017 Calendar

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RECORD STORE DAY 2017

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DREAMERS

Dreamers is an LA three piece whose cosmic rock debut THIS ALBUM DOES NOT EXIST is in record stores now. They've made a video for each track on it and Record Store Day is proud to premier the 11th in the 12 part series:  "Come Down Slow" The video was directed and animated by Andrew Ralph, from a concept inspired by the painter Hieronymous Bosch, with footage filmed by the band on their iPhones.

Get THIS ALBUM DOES NOT EXIST in record stores now. Catch DREAMERS on tour with The Griswolds in early 2017.

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HAMILTON LEITHAUSER + ROSTAM

While they last, get a special tote bag as a little gift from the band when you purchase their album I HAD A DREAM THAT YOU WERE MINE or any of the fine albums from their Glassnote labelmates. (DISCLAIMER)

Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam - Free Tote Bag

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MAKING MUDDY MUSIC TOGETHER

A girl from Texas who found herself in Nashville by way of the Delta, photography and the Grateful Dead, and a girl raised on Brooklyn hip-hop who sang with Alicia Keys and John Legend make an unusual pair, but that's part of the beauty of Muddy Magnolias. Debut album is in record stores now on CD and Vinyl. Hear how these two came together in the first place from the direct source.

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GRANT-LEE PHILLIPS RECORD STORIES

Right around the time he released his latest album, The Narrows, and before he headed back to Stars Hollow, Grant-Lee Phillips stopped into a record store (Schoolkids in Durham, NC) and did a little talking about time spent in those awesome spaces.

PICK UP THE NARROWS NOW (CD Third Option) (LP Third Option)

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BADMOTORFINGER AND SOMETHING TO CARRY IT IN

Soundgarden's third studio album has now been out for 25 years and it's time to celebrate with a deluxe CD package, a CD/BluRay  and a double vinyl set, waiting at a record store near you.  And while they last, a tote bag to carry them home in, free with purchase.  (DISCLAIMER) (CD Third option) (DELUXE Third Option) (LP Third Option(Super Deluxe Third Option)

SOUNDGARDEN - Tote Bag

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ALICE COOPER LIVE FROM A RECORD STORE

Just over a year ago, a big Alice Cooper fan had a REALLY good day at work. His name is Chris Penn, and his work is owning and running Good Records in Dallas. His really good day? On October 6, 2015, Chris got all the living members of the original Alice Cooper lineup to come to the store, pick up instruments and play their longest set since 1974. Over 300 other people came along too. Thankfully, Chris hit the 'record' button, and starting 11/25, he's sharing a 7" document of the day with all the other Alice Cooper fans out there. Check out our premier of a video that documents just a little bit of the mayhem, and a little bit of the live track "Is It My Body"
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CHUCK D

Our Ambassadors continue to be champions of independent record stores, even after they turn in their Ambassadorial sash, scepter and other accoutrements. This year, Chuck D takes some time away from chores to spin (cycle) some words of wisdom for us.

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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! 


Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam - Free Tote Bag

STREET DATE 9/23 HAMILTON LEITHAUSER + ROSTAM
While they last, get a special tote bag as a little gift from the band when you purchase their album I HAD A DREAM THAT YOU WERE MINE or any of the fine albums from their Glassnote labelmates. (DISCLAIMER)



 

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