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.
Bob Mould's new album hits record stores this week, and we are super-thrilled to premiere the music from PATCH THE SKY here in an exclusive stream. Bob and record stores have a strong mutual admiration society going and we're excited about Patch The Sky, his upcoming tour (dates below) and about a special zine, coming on Record Store Day. It's the first ever Merge zine, and it celebrates the career of Bob Mould with an introductory essay from Michael Azerrad plus personal stories, artwork and photos from fans around the world. The zine also includes music--a CD of Bob's 2014 full-band live session for Chicago radio station WXRT.
A very limited number of these available at participating record stores on Record Store Day.
So plan to get the new album from Bob Mould, Patch The Sky, on Friday at your local record store. And tide yourself over with our exclusive stream and the video for "Voices In My Head" which Stereogum calls "the sort of soaring hooky, straight ahead rock rager that Mould has been doing so well for so long."
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.
Dylan Gardner is a young man, with an older man's record collection. In the first of a series, Dylan goes through his record collection and chooses his favorite records from the '60s. His own latest release is a Record Store Day 2016 7" which includes a song released just before the end of the '60s, The Beatles' "Across The Universe"
If you're in LA on Record Store Day, chances are good you'll run into Dylan at one of these five record stores. Say hi, and tell him YOUR favorite records.