ST VINCENT DIPLOMATS
HEAD IN TO THE FOLLOWING STORES TO DROP OFF YOUR DIPLOMAT CREDENTIALS AND CHECK OUT THE PERKS OF THE JOB (also known as a great prize package including VIP Concert tickets, store gift certificate, signed test pressing of Masseduction and MORE!)
BECK IS BACK!
SHARON JONES SOUL OF A WOMAN
The final album from Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings comes to record stores on 11/17. This lovely video has us missing Sharon (and Charles Bradley) and feeling happy that we have more music to come.
PAUL McCARTNEY VINYL REISSUES
Indie record stores are the ONLY physical retailers in the US to have the limited edition colored vinyl versions:
Wings AT THE SPEED OF SOUND on orange 180g vinyl
FLEET FOXES BLACK FRIDAY 10"
We're also happy to bring fans of Fleet Foxes a look at a conversation that leader Robin Pecknold had with DJ/Music Supervisor Zach Cowie for Classic Album Sundays, about their latest album Crack-Up, in record stores now VINYL CD
FLEET FOXES THE ELECTRIC LADY SESSION 10" comes to record stores on Black Friday, 11/24. Look for more information on other special releases for the holiday gift-giving season coming soon.
VELVET UNDERGROUND - Loaded on gold vinyl
THAT VINYL YOU LIKE IS GOING TO COME BACK IN STYLE
There was cherry pie, and coffee (cocktails) and donuts and Johnny Jewel and Dean Hurley and Rebekah Del Rio, too! Here's a look at our Twin Peaks night
Those special vinyl versions (red/black double vinyl MUSIC FROM and lime green double vinyl SOUNDTRACK) are in record stores starting 9/29
BACK FROM THE DEAD! THE LEGEND LIVES!
Sunday 11/26 Record Archive (Rochester NY)
NEW FOOS! IN RECORD STORES NOW!
RECORD STORES LOVE PABLOVE
TELEVISION LIVE AT THE OLD WALDORF - RECORD STORE DAY VINYL CLUB
An American rock band, formed in New York City in 1973. This concert release was originally given the Rhino Handmade treatment back in 2003 on CD only in an edition of 5,000 units. That release sold out in days. The 180g 2LP white vinyl set of 3,000 units released for Record Store Day 2011 also sold out.
IN RECORD STORES 10/13
BECK Colors on limited edition yellow vinyl
EXHUMED Death Revenge on extremely limited "Beer With Blood" colored vinyl
MORGAN SAINT 17 Hero The only place to get the vinyl for Morgan's new EP is at an indie record store
PROPAGANDHI There's a limited edition translucent red vinyl version of Victory Lap.
STICK TO YOUR GUNS True View on extremely limited white/brown/bone tri-stripped vinyl
THE WORLD IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE & I AM NO LONGER AFRAID TO DIE There's a clear vinyl version of the new record Always Foreign.
IN RECORD STORES 10/06
VARIOUS ARTISTS There's a black/red double vinyl version of the TWIN PEAKS Music From The Limited Series Event Soundtrack.
IN RECORD STORES 09/22
JORDAN RAKEI Limited edition clear vinyl version of Wallflower in record stores now.
THE SHOUT OUT LOUDS The new album Ease My Mind comes in a special white vinyl version at indie record stores.
One of the seminal British 'shoegaze' bands is back with a new album in record stores this week, and your chance to hear it at a record store for the first time in its entirety coming up on 6/15. Check the list of scheduled parties where you can hear WEATHER DIARIES first, and also the premiere of a band commentary video for the track "Home Is A Feeling" which is conveniently right here on recordstoreday.com
JUNE 15 LISTENING PARTIES
If a time is not listed, contact the store directly or stalk them on social media.
Amoeba – San Francisco, CA
Bull City – Durham, NC
Cactus Music – Houston, TX (8:00 PM)
Dearborn Music – Dearborn, MI (6:00 PM)
Dimple Records – Sacramento, CA (6:00 PM)
Down In The Valley – Minneapolis, MN
Econo Jam – Oakland, CA (4:00 PM)
End of an Ear – Austin, TX (6:00 PM)
Everyday Music – Portland, OR (Noon & 5:00 PM)
Fingerprints – Long Beach, CA
Good Records – Dallas, TX (7:00 PM)
Grimey's – Nashville, TN
Guestroom Records – Louisville, KY
Indy CD & Vinyl – Indianapolis, IN
Jackpot Records – Portland, OR (5:00 PM)
Juke Records – Pittsburgh, PA
Landlocked Music – Bloomington, IN (6:00 PM)
Luna Music – Indianapolis, IN
MadCity Music – Madison, WI
Magnolia Records – Knoxville, TN
Main Street Music – Philadelphia, PA
M-Theory Records – San Diego, CA (5:00 PM)
Music Millennium – Portland, OR (7:00 PM)
Music Saves – Cleveland, OH
Park Ave – Orlando, FL (7:00 PM)
Reckless Records – Chicago, IL
Record Per Minute – Columbus, OH (5:00 PM)
Repo Records – Philadelphia, PA (4:00 PM)
Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY (4:00 PM)
Silver Platters – Seattle/Bellevue/Lynnwood (6:00 PM)
Sonic Boom – Seattle, WA (6:00 PM)
The Sound Garden – Baltimore, MD (8:00 PM)
Stinkweeds – Phoenix, AZ (7:00 PM)
Sweat – Miami, FL
Used Kids Records – Columbus, OH
Waterloo Records – Austin, TX
Zia Record Exchange – Tempe, AZ (6:00 PM)
JUNE 16 LISTENING PARTY
Amoeba --Hollywood CA (6:00 PM)
LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM CHRISTINE McVIE
They're also hitting the road and there are two special dates on their tour:
THE CLASSIC WEST (a two-day festival featuring The Eagles, Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, Journey, Earth Wind & Fire and FLEETWOOD MAC on July 15 and 16 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles)
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* 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 JULY 11th!
The Association - Insight Out: 50th Anniversary Edition [Red LP Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove
The Beau Brummels - Triangle [Blue LP Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove
Grateful Dead - Smiling On A Cloudy Day [Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove
Grateful Dead - Smiling On A Cloudy Day [LP Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove
Love - Love (50th Anniversary Edition) [LP Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove
Peter, Paul & Mary - The Best Of (50th Anniversary Edition) [LP Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove
The Young Rascals - Groovin' (50th Anniversary Edition) [Green LP Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove
COMING TO RECORD STORES ON TUESDAY JULY 18th!
The B-52s - Summer Of Love [Vinyl Single, Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove
The Electric Prunes - The Electric Prunes (50th Anniversary Edition) [Purple LP Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove
Arlo Guthrie - Alice's Restaurant [LP Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove
Monkees - Summer Of Love [Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove
Monkees - Summer Of Love [Red/White Splatter LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove
Vanilla Fudge - Vanilla Fudge [White LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove
Various Artists - Gettin' Together (Groovy Sounds From The Summer of Love) [Colored LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove
COMING TO RECORD STORES ON TUESDAY JULY 25th!
Tim Buckley - Goodbye & Hello (50th Anniversary Edition) [LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove
Judy Collins - Wildflowers (50th Anniversary Edition) [Yellow LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove
Aretha Franklin - Aretha Arrives [LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove
Van Morrison - Astral Weeks [Clear LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove
Nuggets - Transparent Days: West Coast Nuggets [Marbled 2LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove
Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis [LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove
The Zodiac - Cosmic Sounds [Glow In The Dark LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove
TO ERR IS HUMAN, TO GET A FREE RHCP PICTURE DISC IS DIVINE
While producing the Red Hot Chili Peppers “Go Robot” Picture Disc for Record Store Day 2017, Warner Bros. inadvertently introduced a spelling error in one of the song’s titles.
If you bought this at a record store on RSD 2017, they would like to replace your picture disc. Here are the steps you should follow:
Send an email to: gorobot@
Your name and address
Attach a photo of your picture disc
The name of the store where you bought the disc
In the reply email you will receive further instructions. They will return a new picture disc to you beginning in late June when the replacement discs arrive.
You do not have to return the original picture disc that you bought.
This offer is good until April 20th, 2018
RESONANCE RECORDS AND RECORD STORE DAY
There are three groups of people who make up Record Store Day: those who run the stores, those who shop in the stores and those who make sure there's music in the stores. That last group includes musicians and labels. We don't always hear about what Record Store Day means to labels, so we appreciated this video that Resonance Records sent our way. Resonance is a "young label with an impressive sense of mission", according to the New York Times, and itself proclaims that it's a non-profit jazz label with a mission. Their releases for Record Store Day certainly attest to their standards, their mission, and the quality of their releases. Look for these on vinyl in a record store on Record Store Day 2017:
WAR ON DRUGS ON RSD
Their Record Store Day 2017 release, a 45 RPM 12" called Thinking of A Place is the first new music from War On Drugs since 2014. A little preview here! Get it at a record store on Saturday!
Three CERTIFIED classics in record stores for Record Store Day
Big L - Devil's Son EP (From The Vaults)
Soul Assasins - Mugg Presents…The Soul Assassins Chapter 1
Varous Artists - Giant Single: Profile Records Rap Anthology V1
THE HEAD AND THE HEART PREMIERE
The Head and The Heart are celebrating Record Store Day with the release of the STINSON BEACH SESSONS LP, available at record stores starting on 4/22. We're celebrating with the premiere of the song "Bluebird" from that very same RSD release.
"After 6 months away from the road, the 6 of us got together to start working on new music, which became what you now know as ‘Signs of Light’. The first writing session was held at a home studio in Stinson Beach, Ca. 'Bluebird' was an old unfinished song of mine that finally clicked with everyone during our time in California. It's a favorite of ours and we hope you enjoy it as well!” - Jon, The Head and the Heart
LIKE A DRUNK IN A MIDNIGHT CHOIR
Leonard Cohen's "Did I Ever Love You" recorded at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on March 29, 2017 during an event to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Record Store Day and the release on 4/22/17 of Like A Drunk In A Midnight Choir: Record Store Day Celebrates The Music of Leonard Cohen. Korey Dane's studio version of this song is one of eleven tracks newly recorded for the compilation.
ELTON JOHN 17-11-70
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Record Store Day, Sir Elton John has been named the first worldwide Record Store Day Legend. His love of physical media and the brick and mortar record stores who sell it is pretty well known, and he's helping us commemorate this tenth Record Store Day by releasing his favorite live album 17-11-70, in an expanded edition for the first time. And he's also waxing poetic about the format he loves and the stores he loves to get it from.
THE BEATLES ON RECORD STORE DAY
The Anniversary editions of The Beatles' classic Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band are coming to record stores on May 26, but just like back in 1967, a very special 7" is going to be there first. A limited edition 7" of "Strawberry Fields Forever" and "Penny Lane" joins the list of exclusive releases coming to record stores on April 22 to celebrate ten years of Record Store Day.
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.
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.
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
'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".
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.
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)