RESONANCE RECORDS AND RECORD STORE DAY
There are three groups of people who make up Record Store Day: those who run the stores, those who shop in the stores and those who make sure there's music in the stores. That last group includes musicians and labels. We don't always hear about what Record Store Day means to labels, so we appreciated this video that Resonance Records sent our way. Resonance is a "young label with an impressive sense of mission", according to the New York Times, and itself proclaims that it's a non-profit jazz label with a mission. Their releases for Record Store Day certainly attest to their standards, their mission, and the quality of their releases. Look for these on vinyl in a record store on Record Store Day 2017:
WAR ON DRUGS ON RSD
Their Record Store Day 2017 release, a 45 RPM 12" called Thinking of A Place is the first new music from War On Drugs since 2014. A little preview here! Get it at a record store on Saturday!
Three CERTIFIED classics in record stores for Record Store Day
Big L - Devil's Son EP (From The Vaults)
Soul Assasins - Mugg Presents…The Soul Assassins Chapter 1
Varous Artists - Giant Single: Profile Records Rap Anthology V1
THE HEAD AND THE HEART PREMIERE
The Head and The Heart are celebrating Record Store Day with the release of the STINSON BEACH SESSONS LP, available at record stores starting on 4/22. We're celebrating with the premiere of the song "Bluebird" from that very same RSD release.
"After 6 months away from the road, the 6 of us got together to start working on new music, which became what you now know as ‘Signs of Light’. The first writing session was held at a home studio in Stinson Beach, Ca. 'Bluebird' was an old unfinished song of mine that finally clicked with everyone during our time in California. It's a favorite of ours and we hope you enjoy it as well!” - Jon, The Head and the Heart
LIKE A DRUNK IN A MIDNIGHT CHOIR
Leonard Cohen's "Did I Ever Love You" recorded at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on March 29, 2017 during an event to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Record Store Day and the release on 4/22/17 of Like A Drunk In A Midnight Choir: Record Store Day Celebrates The Music of Leonard Cohen. Korey Dane's studio version of this song is one of eleven tracks newly recorded for the compilation.
ELTON JOHN 17-11-70
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Record Store Day, Sir Elton John has been named the first worldwide Record Store Day Legend. His love of physical media and the brick and mortar record stores who sell it is pretty well known, and he's helping us commemorate this tenth Record Store Day by releasing his favorite live album 17-11-70, in an expanded edition for the first time. And he's also waxing poetic about the format he loves and the stores he loves to get it from.
THE BEATLES ON RECORD STORE DAY
The Anniversary editions of The Beatles' classic Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band are coming to record stores on May 26, but just like back in 1967, a very special 7" is going to be there first. A limited edition 7" of "Strawberry Fields Forever" and "Penny Lane" joins the list of exclusive releases coming to record stores on April 22 to celebrate ten years of Record Store Day.
HOUSE OF JOY
"House of Joy" was what Jamaicans called the big wooden speakers that powered the early dancehalls. This Record Store Day box set is sort of its own house, packed with rare Studio One singles and a lot of other joyful things.
MIKE PETERS & THE ALARM
MIKE PETERS & THE ALARM tell their story in the film The Man In The Camo Jacket and the vinyl soundtrack comes to record stores on Record Store Day, April 22. The film covers Mike's life from starting The Alarm to his battle with cancer to the founding of the Love Hope Strength Foundation. Mike can actually tell you more about it than we can, so watch him do so.
This is what happens when the Truckers drive by Electric Lady Studios, stop and play a while. Coming to participating record stores on Record Store Day, April 22.
Drive-by Truckers - Electric Lady Sessions
'TIME' FOR VALERIE JUNE
The new album THE ORDER OF TIME is in record stores now, so those of you who picked up the special 7" single need to pull out the special coupon inside and go use it on the full length record. Didn't get the single? Record stores will still happily sell you the Dan Auerbach-produced album from the woman Rolling Stone calls "Memphis' Messenger of Love-Born Blues".
ST. VINCENT: RECORD STORE DAY 2017 AMBASSADOR
In 2009, Jesse Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal created it. Since then, the title of Record Store Day Ambassador has been held by Homme, Ozzy, Iggy, Grohl, Jack, Chuck and JamesKirkLarsRobert.
For Record Store Day 2017, the honor goes to St. Vincent. "It is with deep honor and humility that I accept this ambassadorship. Rest assured I do not take my duties lightly."
We're pretty honored, too.
* Vinyl Tuesday is a way for us to encourage artists, labels, distributors and managers to continue to release physical music on Tuesdays when they can. This allows physical retailers to have something fresh to sell and to talk about during the week, and lets those releases not just get lost on the increasingly crowded Friday/weekend.
COMING TO RECORD STORES ON TUESDAY MARCH 14th!
Enya - The Celts
Enya - Amarante
Enya - A Day Without Rain
COMING TO RECORD STORES ON TUESDAY MARCH 21st!
Ben Folds Five - The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner
Ben Folds - Songs For Siverman
WE’RE PROUD OF OUR PAST!
We’ve gotten a lot of requests for the lists of past Record Store Day releases, and we’re happy to announce our HISTORY section, where those lists from2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011 Record Store Day and Back to Black live. (We’re working on older lists, and we’ll get them up there as we get them completed.)
Click here for the RSD Archives
Sometimes there are little bonuses for buying your records at a brick and mortar record store! These special things are available at participating stores, with the purchase of specific records, while they last. (DISCLAIMER)
STREET DATE 3/10 LAURA MARLING This tote bag is available while they last, when you buy the new record SEMPER FEMINA. (DISCLAIMER)
STREET DATE 3/31 NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS A silvery poster seems just right to commemorate the DVD/BLURAY release of ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING, a film about the recording of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' latest record. (DISCLAIMER)