April 17, 2010

Record Store Day is here!

record store day

Get up! Wake up and go. Today is Record Store Day, the stuff music nerds dream about — when your favorite local independent retailers the world over will be offering a cornucopia of rare vinyl, re-releases, and special musical treats only available today.

Sub Pop Records has eversokindly posted streaming mp3s of a handful of vinyl-only songs, off the seven different limited edition RSD Sub Pop releases coming out in limited quantities. See? This is why you need to get up, and go.

(Streaming songs no longer available after April 19th, but you can investigate the release information here)

Find good stuff on the website for Record Store Day, or your local independent music store. I need a special endless cash money supply for all the delights I want.

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  • Sad wallet….
    Happy Katie.
    New Hold Steady and (of course) Josh Ritter.
    Thanks for the reminder and for posting the sub pop stream!

    Katie — April 17, 2010 @ 11:36 am

  • Wait. Did Katie just say some Josh Ritter was released today that I didn’t know about? Sigh. I made out like a bandit today … Local Natives, Frightened Rabbit, some Great Lake Swimmers (RSD release) and more. I spent enough to win me some free Chipotle tacos and a chance to grab about 8 more CDs and things off another table, including an iron-on BeeGees decal. And my heart grew fond of how many people were there to participate. Long lines to get in at 10 AM. Cynics need not know about this day … the music industry is far from dead.

    Dainon — April 17, 2010 @ 11:45 am

  • dainon is right that cynics need to know about this day. i was at the twist and shout in denver, and in addition to free Denver IPA beer from Great Divide, I picked up:

    - a John Lennon Singles Bag (limited edition of 7000) pack of three 45s with original artwork (Mother b/w Yoko Ono – Why, Imagine b/w It’s So Hard, and Watching The Wheels b/w Yoko Ono – Yes, I’m Your Angel), a 24×36 poster, 3 postcards and a custom plastic adaptor hub
    -Fanfarlo Record Store Day exclusive 7″, You Are One b/w What Makes You Think You Are The One
    -Whiskeytown San Antone b/w The Great Divide
    -the Bon Iver/Peter Gabriel split 7″ – Come Talk To Me by Bon Iver and Flume by Peter Gabriel.

    I’m $45 lighter and 145% happier.

    Dainon, both the new Hold Steady album and the new Josh Ritter album were out yesterday in limited quantities on vinyl. I heard the THS one was on clear vinyl with a hand-screened cover. There were 2 at Twist and my friend Rbt got one, as he gleefully told me later last night. Le Sigh.

    Can’t it be Record Store Day every day?????

    browneheather — April 18, 2010 @ 12:27 pm

  • When I was 18 I worked part time in our local little record store. Turning people on to stuff they never heard before was always a thrill for me. Sadly there is no longer a small record store. Also Heather the sound cloud player is excelente!

    Harb — April 18, 2010 @ 5:52 pm

  • I picked up the new Josh Ritter, as well as a RSD exclusive Against Me! 7″. Even though I was at B-Side Records within an hour of them opening, the Hold Steady record was already long gone – can’t win ‘em all.

    I also picked up a vinyl copy of Global A Go-Go by Strummer & the Mescaleros (in part to atone for my sin of downloading this in college), a vinyl live double of Townes Van Zandt, a Weakerthans live DVD/CD, the new Legendary Shack Shakers CD, and the new Whigs CD in anticipation of their show next Saturday. With all the RSD discounts the damage was only $93, and I got a sweet free swag bag full of stickers, buttons, sampler CDs & records and a Where The Wild Things Are 7″. I probably could have spent a couple hundred more, but I felt it was best to leave some for the other people (and there were a LOT of people in that relatively small store).

    Bruce — April 19, 2010 @ 9:45 am

  • When I was 18 I worked part time in our local little record store. Turning people on to stuff they never heard before was always a thrill for me. Sadly there is no longer a small record store. Also Heather the sound cloud player is excelente!

    Michelle — April 19, 2010 @ 3:30 pm

  • I spent nearly half my adult life running record stores. Even though there were good times & bad, it was still my dream job. There will never be another one like it. Thanks for supporting the indie stores. Let’s support them all year long. Nothing else is like it.

    ruralgurl — April 22, 2010 @ 7:43 pm

  • i always enjoyed music have own music store
    love to listen good music but then something happened
    tarrible i lost it in a fire
    now i can do nothing but to listen it on people,s sites like yours
    thanks Heather

    Asim — April 30, 2010 @ 5:28 am

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Bio Pic Name: Heather Browne
Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
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"I love the relationship that anyone has with music: because there's something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. It's the best part of us, probably, the richest and strangest part..."
—Nick Hornby, Songbook
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Mp3s are for sampling purposes, kinda like when they give you the cheese cube at Costco, knowing that you'll often go home with having bought the whole 7 lb. spiced Brie log. They are left up for a limited time. If you LIKE the music, go and support these artists, buy their schwag, go to their concerts, purchase their CDs/records and tell all your friends. Rock on.

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