Record Store Day 2012: This Sat!
Posted at 1:45pm, 4/20/2012
REMINDER: Record Store Day is tomorrow, April 21st!
Record Store Day is approaching and some cool releases are being announced for the celebration on April 21st. Now retired LCD Soundsystem plan to re-release their original single "Losing My Edge". St. Vincent will be issuing some new music - 4AD will release a new 7" from her. Arctic Monkeys will be releasing their new single "R U Mine?" on an exclusive purple 7" that will also include a new b-side called "Electricity." Animal Collective will also put out a a Record Store Day 12" featuring their performance with longtime visual collaborator Danny Perez at the Guggenheim Museum in New York called "Transverse Temporal Gyrus". There are hundreds more exclusive Record Store Day releases. We recommend checking out their website and your participating local record store to find out more about the bands releasing albums tomorrow.
We encourage every music fan to head out on April 21st and support your local indie store - no corporate behemoths! There will be prize packs, in store appearances and performances from bands but it's also important to support your local record store every day. Keep them local. Keep them independent.
Head to www.recordstoreday.com to find your local participating store.
From Record Store Day official:
The original idea for Record Store Day was conceived by Chris Brown, and was founded in 2007 by Eric Levin, Michael Kurtz, Carrie Colliton, Amy Dorfman, Don Van Cleave and Brian Poehner as a celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally.
This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet & greets with artists, parades, djs spinning records and on and on. Metallica officially kicked off Record Store Day at Rasputin Music in San Francisco on April 19, 2008 and Record Store Day is now celebrated the third Saturday every April.
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