Friday, April 17, 2009

2nd Annual Record Store Day! - Sat. 4/18


Werd up kiddos. THE 2ND ANNUAL RECORD STORE DAY IS TOMORROW!!! Please go out and support your local independent record stores. This is a fitting lead-in from my last post (thank you for pointing that out in advance Dominic. Go Flyers). With digital and mass market music distributors taking over, the smaller locally owned/operated record stores face big challenges to keep up. THEY NEED YOUR SUPPORT. This is the second annual record store day and there is so much going on I can only give you some highlights. There are countless rare split 7inches, collaborations/compilations, t-shirts, vinyl/CD re-issues, unreleased live material and in-store performances. Please check the official website (http://www.recordstoreday.com/ ) for participating shops in your area. If you live in the northeast here are some Philly/NYC notes on in store performances (I may have missed some so triple check the site):

- Generation Records NYC: BOUNCING SOULS ACOUSTIC!!!!!! (Not sure what that’s going to sound like but it’s the Souls so it should be pretty kick-ass?)
- Other Music NYC: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Prefuse 73 (again not sure how this will go live)
- Main Street Music PHILLY: Good Ol’ War (a newer version of CSNY in my opinion...should be cool live)
- AKA Music PHILLY: Smog (thanks Chris B)

RELEASES: Some special releases that deserve highlighting (sorry for the crude format):

Bad Religion
Original EP 7" reissue
colored vinyl; 6 tracks from 1981


Blitzen Trapper
"War is Placebo/Booksmart"
7" - two exclusive tracks w/die cut sleeve


Bruce Springsteen
7" "What Love Can Do"/"A Night With The Jersey Devil"
packaged in clear sleeve with 3x5 photo


Camera Obscura
"French Navy" 7"
7" (RSD exclusive)


Cold War Kids
Live at Fingerprints 5 song EP


Cursive/Ladyfinger
Split 10" picture disc
four songs, two unreleased and two new
Dandy Warhols
Remix CD #2

Death Cab For Cutie
T-Shirt - exclusive design for Record Store Day


Dead Weather
Hang You From the Heavens 7"
Jack White's new band! The debut release from both the Dead Weather and Third Man Records


Depeche Mode
7" "Wrong"/"Oh Well"


Dr. Dog/Floating Action
Split 7"- exclusive


El Grupo Nuevo de Omar Rodriguez Lopez (Mars Volta)
“Cryptomnesia”
Limited Edition Vinyl for RSD (3,000 pieces)


Elvis Perkins
"Lorraine Lookout" 7"
two tracks, one unreleased


Flaming Lips/Black Keys
split 7" "Borderline"/"Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles"


Flight of the Conchords
"Pencils In The Wind"/"Albi The"
7" - two exclusive tracks w/die cut sleeve


Gaslight Anthem
Live from Park Ave 10" - 6 tracks


Grizzly Bear
Live on KCRW 7"
two tracks, "While You Wait For The Others"/"He Hit Me"


Gomez
Airstream Driver 7"
non-album b side


Guided By Voices
Hold On Hope LP
Three bonus tracks


Heaven & Hell
7" "Bible Black" / Neon Knights (Live)
Created exclusively for Record Store Day


Jane's Addiction
7" "Mountain Song" / "Standing in the Shower…Thinking"
7" Mtn. Song/Standing In The Shower- Packaged in original replica picture sleeve



Jenny Lewis/Elvis Costello
7" --"Carpet Baggers"/"Go Away"
Never before available in the US


Jesus Lizard
9 x 7" pack
A pack of nine 7"s


Loney Dear/Andrew Bird 7"
split 7" - hand-silk screened covers; tour & mail order item


Mastodon
T-Shirt - exclusive design for Record Store Day


MC 5
7" "Kick Out The Jams"/"Motor City Is Burning"
Packaged in the original rare picture sleeve, first time available since 1969


Metric
"Help I'm Alive" 7" Picture disc
"Help I'm Alive"/"Help I'm A B-Side"


Misfits
Walk Among Us LP
Pressed on 140 gram vinyl


Modest Mouse
7" --"Satelite Skin"/"Guilty Cocker Spaniels"
both tracks are brand new


My Morning Jacket
Celebracion De La Ciudad Natal
CD & 2 x 10" Vinyl - 4-14 Street, Vinyl one time shot. Recorded LIVE in LOUISVILLE


New Order
7" (live) "Temptation" / "Hurt" - as and A&B side.


Neil Young
Sugar Mountain Live at Canterbury House 1968 2LP
The special vinyl package


Oasis
Falling Down Remix LP
Falling Down Remix LP


Pavement
"Live in Germany 1988" LP
unreleased show from 1988


Poison The Well
Six track CD
6 track CD, taken from 2 7" singles that the band sells on the road, and an upcoming 7" single that will be out later this spring


Radiohead
10" vinyl series (see list of titles in NOTES)
THESE ARE BEING RELEASED EARLY FOR RSD: Drill, Creep, My Iron Lung, High & Dry, Fake Plastic Trees, Just, Street Spirit, Paranoid Android, Karma Police, No Surprises, Pyramid Song, 2+2=5


Rivers Cuomo
Live @ Fingerprints CD and CD/DVD Combo


Russian Circles/These Arms Are Snakes
Split !2 - Previously Unreleased songs on Clear Vinyl (1,000 pieces)


Silversun Pickups
Pikul 12"
exclusive release ahead of their new album


Slayer
7" single "Psychopathy Red"
packaged in special X-Files-style, "confidential" packaging


Sonic Youth/Beck
split 7" (RSD exclusive)


Sonic Youth/Jay Reatard
split 7" (RSD exclusive)


Sublime
"Superstar Punani"/April 29, 1992" 7"
7" single with 2 live tracks, first time on vinyl


Taking Back Sunday
7" Carpathia/Catholic (live)


Talking Heads
77 LP [reissue]
Pressed on 180 gram vinyl


The Decemberists
7" "The Rake's Song"/"East India Lanes"
B-side, "East India Lanes" is unreleased


The Smiths
7" "The Headmaster Ritual" /"Oscillate Widly"
Never before available in the US as a 7" single.


The Stooges
7" "1969"/"Real Cool Time"
Packaged in the original rare picture sleeve


Thermals/Thao
split 7" Get Down Stay Down (4 tracks unreleased)


Underoath
T-Shirt - exclusive design for Record Store Day


Wilco
Ashes of American Flags DVD
DVD is released with an exclusive window of two weeks for indie stores and mail order


Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs
It’s Blitz LP
vinyl version of forthcoming Yeah Yeah Yeahs CD


So much I am getting anxiety just looking at the offerings. Really…I’m experiencing shortness of breath.

GET OUT THERE AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT YA BEAUTIFUL SONSABITCHES!!!!!

ALSO - It doesn’t hurt that the weather on Saturday is going to be (singing) soooooooo sweet. Um in the northeast at least.

2 comments:

dominicu said...

Nice post, man! Thanks for the info! And go FLYERS!

Chris said...

Did you end up picking anything up? I dropped the ball this year, and there was plenty I would have spent the cash on looking at that list.