Yesterday was Record Store Day and I got completely stymied in all my attempts to be anything but a snowed-in sister seeing my long-gone brother (he is back from France after eight months, and we just hung out at my parents’ house all day yesterday, eating cinnamon rolls). So instead, today I clickety-clicked through YouTube, vicariously living through all the wonderful performances popping up on there from independent record retailers across the country:
Silversun Pickups – “Lazy Eye” at Rasputin Records in Berkeley:
Avett Brothers at Grimey’s in Nashville – “Paranoia in Bb Major”
This crowd singalong from Mute Math (“Peculiar People”) is downright buoyant:
…and this Beatles cover from Record Store Day in Portugal may just be the effing coolest thing I’ve seen in a while (courtesy of musician Samuel Úria):
God bless independent record retailers! How did you spend the day, dear reader?