Record Store Day is this Saturday, April 16th.
So get down to your local record shop (yet another shout-out to my favorite: Som Records!) and support what they do best: selling great independent music to people who love records. As if you needed more reasons to put this Saturday on your calendar, there is an amazing list of special limited-edition releases made just for Record Store Day. I’ve got releases by Grinderman, Adele, Os Mutantes, Shuggie Otis, Gorillaz, Daft Punk, [LCD Soundsystem covering] Franz Ferdinand, Pink Floyd, and James Blake on my shopping list.
Spin magazine lists their 10 must have records. Here’s a downloadable PDF of the complete list of releases.
Because of a client visit in Bradford, PA early next week [we just signed Zippo at my day job – as art director at Virid Design & Interactive], I’ll be in nearby Buffalo, NY for the weekend, visiting old friends, and hitting up Record Theatre and Spiral Scratch Records.
And then I’ll be picking up remaining limited-edition vinyl crumbs from these guys when I get back to DC:
Som Records, Crooked Beat Records, Red Onion Records & Books, Smash Records, Melody Record Shop, and Joe’s Record Paradise.