Record Store Day
If you have a good thing going, why limit it to once a year?
Remember that Foo Fighters performance in a Niles, OH record store?
Imagine going to Record Store Day, waiting in line for the store to open, frantically pacing up and down the stacks until you spot the record you’ve been coveting. Walk up to the register, open up your wallet, and pay for the record. Get home, unwrap the thing, and just as you’re about to set the needle down, you notice you received the wrong record.
Frank E. Lee wrote about it earlier this morning, now take a look at the top 50 releases from Record Store Day 2015 (via NME). Overall, sales were up 3.3% from Record Store Day 2014 and a whopping 628% from the week prior.
One of the treats this year’s Record Store Day produced was a special Foo Fighters performance at The Record Connection in Niles, OH.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year (for the most eccentric music lovers.) Record Store Day is about more than the search for high fidelity audio recordings pressed on 180 – gram vinyl. Record […]
This Record Store Day, Garbage will continue their recent tradition of releasing a collaboration track. This year, they teamed up with Brian Aubert of Silversun Pickups to pen a track titled “The Chemicals”.
As the official ambassador for Record Store Day 2015, it should come as no surprise that Dave Grohl had something up his sleeve for Saturday.
Since its inception in 2007, Record Store Day has marked an annual “holiday” for music mavens and vinyl enthusiasts. Record Store Day is always held on the third Saturday of April — this year it will be held on Saturday, April 18. According to the official site, the day started “as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1,400 independently owned records stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally.” The site also points out that there are stores participating in this day on every continent except Antarctica. As Record Store Day rapidly approaches, here is a list of just 10 of the hundreds of Record Store Day Exclusive Releases that are worth waiting in line outside your favorite local record store for.
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