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THE DOORS JOIN THE RSD VINYL CLUB

A special RSD VINYL CLUB edition of The Doors STRANGE DAYS, on blue/grey swirl vinyl, is out now and only in record stores. This one-time-only pressing is limited to 2000 copies and is going fast!  #VinylTuesday #RSDVinylClub

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AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE 25 Years Later

Widely considered one of the best records of the 1990s, R.E.M.'s Automatic For The People is being given the anniversary treatment and is in record stores now in Deluxe Double CD, Four CD/BluRay and 180g Vinyl versions.

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DAWES' WE'RE ALL GONNA LIVE

“We’re All Gonna Live” is the first official live concert recording from Dawes via their own HUB Records (small business), pressed at Furnace Record Pressing (small business) and now coming out in record stores (small businesses) appropriately enough on Small Business Saturday! (11/25).

The band recorded the fifteen-song album during the first four shows of their 2017 “An Evening With Dawes” tour. The album contains live versions of audience favorites and new originals including “When The Tequila Runs Out,” “Roll With The Punches,” “A Little Bit of Everything,” “Things Happen,” and “All Your Favorite Bands.” Said Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes: “With this tour we've felt like we've begun to turn a corner as a live band, so we figured it was time to share some of it with everyone.”

Taylor said more than that when he hit up Grimey's New and Pre-Loved Music in Nashville, to talk about the importance of small businesses. Fortunately for us, there was a camera present!

DAWES will celebrate Small Business Saturday and the beauty of hanging out in record stores on 11/25 with an appearance at FINGERPRINTS MUSIC in Long Beach from 4 to 6 PM.   Check in with Fingerprints for details!



Small Business Saturday
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NF PERCEPTION

The third album from Michigan rapper NF is high on the charts and that's before the vinyl even comes out. When it does, on 11/3, indie record stores will be the first place to get it.  And for special fun, NF wrote twenty copies of his lyrics, and they've been inserted into random copies around the country.

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THE BLACKOUT

Record Store Day Black Friday will see the first physical release of new music from U2. "The Blackout" 12" contains that song (from the U2 album SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, coming to record stores 12/1) and a special remix from longtime band collaborator Jacknife Lee.  Another Jack got involved, as this release was pressed on one run at Third Man Pressing and is coming to record stores from Third Man Records.  Get a blacked out black out at participating record stores starting 11/24 (with extremely limited color editions at Third Man Records storefronts in Detroit and Nashville). 

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SONDRE LERCHE - SOLO PLEASURE

Norwegian musician Sondre Lerche is having a very busy month. He'll release his new album PLEASURE (CD in record stores 11/3, vinyl 11/10) and a special Black Friday limited edition release, SOLO PLEASURE which brings intimate performances of Pleasure songs exclusively to indie record stores starting 11/24. (Get more information on the #RSDBF piece here.)

October 24 sees the first of two special nights in the US, as he performs a special intimate engagement at The McKitrick Hotel in New York. He'll bring An Evening of Solo Pleasure to the Largo in Los Angeles on January 20, 2018.

One of the songs on both Pleasure and Solo Pleasure, Siamese Twin, is particularly special to Lerche, and the video, directed by Thale Fastvold & Marius Hauge, maybe even more so. We're particularly happy to premiere it, and Sondre wanted to give us a little insight into it as well:

"Growing into my early teens I quickly found more comfort in embracing my effeminate self, rather than forcing the macho temperament that young boys still often automatically feel expected to assume. Thankfully, it didn’t bother me much what friends or strangers might think of my vibe. If anything, any small sense of ambiguity that I might’ve inspired felt empowering, at least for a while. Later, as an adult, I eventually managed to come to terms with my so-called masculine self - for me that was a much more complicated process. In the song Siamese Twin, the need for intimacy knows no boundaries - much like that of a child, or best friends in high school. But the song is not about children, it is perhaps not even about a relationship between two people, but one. I always thought of it as a desperately symbiotic love song - a relationship where one simply cannot come close enough to the other, and where the need to become one with someone is so overpowering that the need to possess the other becomes the most dominant desire. The experience of filming the video for Siamese Twin in January of this year made my own reading of my song much clearer to me. In the video the directors and I wanted to capture the calm, casual intimacy within ourselves when we are alone. The split second when you catch yourself in the mirror, and see yourself in a new way. Who do we see? The video is graced with model/photographer/stylist Jakob Landvik’s magnetic screen presence and expertise, which made all the difference. Searching for a language with which to negotiate and inhabit the different parts of our selves, this video has a much happier, more serene and poetic ending than the morbid fantasy of actual song. I can now truly say it’s a love song again.”

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MARGO PRICE ALL AMERICAN MADE

Special sky blue vinyl for Margo's new album on Third Man Records, only at indie record stores.

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SUBLIME 40 OZ TO FREEDOM PICTURE DISC

COMING TO RECORD STORES ON 11/24 FOR BLACK FRIDAY. Get more information on the special edition release HERE

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MARTY STUART AND HIS SUPERLATIVES

Marty Stuart has been WAY OUT WEST in his mind for a while and his new album with HIS SUPERLATIVES takes us all out there with him. The new video for "Time Don't Wait" takes us specifically to the Black Hills and the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to explore the land and peoples of the Sioux Indian Tribe (Marty's been an honorary member for years, (his Lakota name is O Yate' o Chee Ya'ka Hopsila or "The man who helps the people". It's a trip worth taking.

WAY OUT WEST from Marty Stuart and His Superlatives (recent winners of the Americana Group/Duo of the Year Award) is in record stores now (GET IT ON CD) (GET IT ON VINYL)

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THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA #RSDBF

The Brian Setzer Orchestra has a special live 7" coming to record stores on November 24 for Record Store Day Black Friday. 25 Live!

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RECORD STORE DAY BLACK FRIDAY

Since its inception, Black Friday has turned the day after Thanksgiving into the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. Largely, Black Friday is about super-cheap prices, and for years was synonymous with being up super-early at chain and mall stores. Things sometimes get ugly.  But we really like the idea of a shopping season, especially when that shopping is, at its heart, a way to show the people you like that you like them. (And a way for them to show you. Gift-getting is awesome, too.)

We work year-round to shine a light on the independent businesses in your local community that sell you records and other things that make you happy, make you smile, make you sing, bring you comfort, bring people together. And all those things you find at a record store make great gifts so being part of that holiday shopping season, and the biggest shopping day of the year makes sense to us.

So we work with labels, artists, managers and distribution companies who feel the same, and put together a list of titles for that season that are available at participating record stores. They come out on Black Friday (11/24) but may be available at record stores throughout the rest of the year, because record stores are the best place to go when you're filling out or filling in a Holiday Wish List. Record stores sell nothing but great gifts.

Record Store Day and RSD Black Friday are different events, and you can find out more about that on our RSD BLACK FRIDAY FAQ.

The list of special releases is below, in a Website form where you can search and get more information, and a PDF that you can print out and use as a Wish List or Shopping Guide.  There are three categories on our list:

EXCLUSIVES:
These titles are physically released only at indie record stores.
RSD FIRST: These titles are found first at indie record stores, but may be released to other retailers or webstores at some point in the future.
SMALL RUN/REGIONAL LIST: These titles are either regionally based and sold at specific stores, or are press runs under 1000, which means they may be harder to find at record stores around the country.




*Record Store Day does not give or sell the releases to participating stores. Each indie record store makes their own buying decisions and may choose to bring in some titles and not others.

*The titles on the Black Friday list are usually limited in number, as are most things that are created for special time periods or exclusive to certain retailers. This means a store may not get all the copies they wanted, or that a store may sell out of a release before you are able to purchase it.

*The artwork for the titles on the site is watermarked. Non-watermarked artwork will be in place when the titles are released, so those of you who want/need the artwork can access non-watermarked versions then.

*The list of titles may change. Titles may be added, titles may drop off, information may be amended.


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BECK IS BACK!

Beck's peppy, poppy new album COLORS is in record stores now in a multitude of colorful formats, including a record-store-limited-edition-yellow-vinyl-cool-cover version as well as CD, and this deluxe vinyl package you can get a look at right here.
GET IT AT A RECORD STORE (VINYL) (CD)
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SHARON JONES SOUL OF A WOMAN

The final album from Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings comes to record stores on 11/17. This lovely video has us missing Sharon (and Charles Bradley) and feeling happy that we have more music to come.

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PAUL McCARTNEY VINYL REISSUES

On November 17, eight releases from Sir Paul (and Sir Paul with Wings) will hit record stores on black vinyl and CD digipaks, as well as EXTREMELY LIMITED color vinyl 180g versions. The Archive Collection releases on 11/17 all have digital downloads and fully restored artwork.

Indie record stores are the ONLY physical retailers in the US to have the limited edition colored vinyl versions:
Paul McCartney McCARTNEY on red 180g vinyl
Paul McCartney McCARTNEY II on clear 180g vinyl
Paul McCartney TUG OF WAR on blue 180g vinyl
Paul McCartney PIPES OF PEACE on silver 180g vinyl
Paul and Linda McCartney RAM on yellow 180g vinyl
Paul McCartney and Wings BAND ON THE RUN on white 180g vinyl
Wings VENUS AND MARS on red/yellow 180g vinyl
Wings AT THE SPEED OF SOUND on orange 180g vinyl
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FLEET FOXES BLACK FRIDAY 10"

Fleet Foxes are bringing a special 10" release to record stores starting on Black Friday (11/24). FLEET FOXES THE ELECTRIC LADY SESSION features four tracks recorded at legendary Electric Lady Studios right before their latest album Crack-Up was released. Originally recorded for WFUV, the noncommercial member-supported public station at Fordham University, these tracks were paired and recorded as one, reflecting the "intentional fluidity" between the songs.

We're also happy to bring fans of Fleet Foxes a look at a conversation that leader Robin Pecknold had with DJ/Music Supervisor Zach Cowie for Classic Album Sundays, about their latest album Crack-Up, in record stores now VINYL CD

FLEET FOXES THE ELECTRIC LADY SESSION 10" comes to record stores on Black Friday, 11/24. Look for more information on other special releases for the holiday gift-giving season coming soon.
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BLAKE HAZARD

Though her new album's called POSSIBILITIES AT SEA, Blake Hazard's got ice and fiery sparks on her mind in this new video, "Before The Ice". That new album, her second solo release, comes to record stores on vinyl November 3.

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THAT VINYL YOU LIKE IS GOING TO COME BACK IN STYLE

In August, Record Store Day gathered a few hundred record store friends and family for a conference, and let's face it a big old party, in New Orleans. One night, we turned a bar called One Eyed Jacks into a bar called The Bang Bang Bar and celebrated the upcoming release of two indie record store exclusive vinyl releases: TWIN PEAKS: Music from the Limited Event Series and TWIN PEAKS: Limited Event Series Soundtrack  

There was cherry pie, and coffee (cocktails) and donuts and Johnny Jewel and Dean Hurley and Rebekah Del Rio, too!  Here's a look at our Twin Peaks night


Those special vinyl versions (red/black double vinyl MUSIC FROM and lime green double vinyl SOUNDTRACK) are in record stores starting 9/29
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BACK FROM THE DEAD! THE LEGEND LIVES!

In August, we gathered record store owners and employees together for a conference in New Orleans and one of our keynote speakers was DMC who thrilled the stores with tales of how Run DMC started, and his first thoughts on hearing the lyrics of "Walk This Way".  Then he and his partners at Brookvale Records (which is part of the Looney Tunes record store family!) announced that his new EP  BACK FROM THE DEAD THE LEGEND LIVES will be coming exclusively to record stores on a red vinyl 12" on 11/24, otherwise known as Black Friday.



We'll have a list of even more Black Friday titles coming soon, but we're pretty happy to start with the announcement of this EP from DMC, with artwork from Tony Moore of The Walking Dead, only in record stores, starting 11/24.



SPECIAL BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND IN-STORE EVENTS!
DMC WILL BE AT THE FOLLOWING RECORD STORES MEETING AND GREETING FANS AND SIGNING COPIES OF HIS NEW EP!

Friday 11/24  Looney Tunes  (Long Island NY)
Saturday 11/25 Vintage Vinyl (Fords NJ)
Sunday 11/26 Record Archive (Rochester NY)
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BLITZEN TRAPPER GETS WILD AND RECKLESS

Their ninth album is coming to record stores on 11/9 and the first song we get to see/hear is "Rebel". 

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INDIE EXCLUSIVES

Special editions of these new records are in record stores now:


IN RECORD STORES 11/03

Bob Dylan - Shot Of Love [LP]
BOB DYLAN Shot of Love Remastered 150g vinyl release of Dylan's 1981 album. Available first in record stores the week of 11/3  



Bob Dylan - Slow Train Coming [LP]
BOB DYLAN Slow Train Coming Remastered 150g vinyl release of Dylan's 1979 album. Available first in record stores the week of 11/3
   

EERA - Reflection Of Youth [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red LP]
EERA Reflection of Youth Exclusive RED vinyl debut from Norwegian-born, London-based musician Anna Lena Bruland, under the name EERA



Hogni - Two Trains [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red LP]

HOGNI Two Trains Limited edition exclusive RED vinyl debut from Icelandic composer and singer Högni, better known as the front man of indie rock band Hjaltalín and previous member of electronic group GusGus, as the newest addition to the Erased Tapes label




NF - Perception [LP]
NF Perception The third album from Michigan rapper NF comes to vinyl and you can get it now only at indie record stores.

IN RECORD STORES 10/27

Julien Baker - Turn Out The Lights [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
JULIEN BAKER Turn Out The Lights on limited edition clear vinyl   



Breeders - Wait In The Car [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow 7in Single]
THE BREEDERS Wait In The Car limited edition yellow vinyl 7" single (featuring a cover of Devo's "Gates of Steel")
   

Converge - The Dusk In Us [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Indigo LP]
CONVERGE The Dusk In Us on limited edition indigo blue vinyl



Curtis Harding - Face Your Fear [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]

CURTIS HARDING Face Your Fear  limited edition clear vinyl



Weezer - Pacific Daydream [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red with Black Splatter LP]
WEEZER Pacific Daydream  on limited edition red/black splatter vinyl
 


IN RECORD STORES 10/20

Brand New - Science Fiction [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue And Red 2LP]
BRAND NEW Science Fiction blue and red vinyl  



John Carpenter - Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition The Fog Over Antonio Bay Color LP + 7in]
JOHN CARPENTER Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 on "The Fog Over Antonio Bay Colored" vinyl and bonus 7"
   

Compton White - Compton White EP [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White Vinyl]
COMPTON WHITE Compton White on white vinyl



Death - Individual Thought Patterns [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Baby Pink With Blood Splatter LP]

DEATH Individual Thought Patterns on baby pink vinyl EXTREMELY LIMITED!




Destroyer - Ken [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow LP + Bonus 7in]
DESTROYER Ken on yellow vinyl and bonus 7"    



Giraffage - Too Real [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange LP]
GIRAFFAGE on orange vinyl

 

Iggy & The Stooges - Raw Power [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red LP]
IGGY & THE STOOGES Raw Power on red vinyl 

 

Iron Monkey - 9-13 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White with Black Splatter LP]
IRON MONKEY 9-13 on black splatter vinyl EXTREMELY LIMITED


Margo Price - All American Made [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Sky Blue LP]
MARGO PRICE All American Made on sky blue vinyl


Charly Bliss - Guppy Issue 1 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Comic Book + Flexi Disc]
and a special BOOK! CHARLY BLISS' Guppy Issue  One--One of the year s most critically acclaimed albums... in comic book form! Barsuk Records and Charly Bliss are pleased to announce the release of Guppy: Issue One, a limited edition 16 page full-color comic that is a companion piece to Charly Bliss debut album and includes comic interpretations of each of the songs on Guppy.Not only does this comic include artwork by noted indiecomic book artists Sadie DuPuis (of Speedy Ortiz), Michael DeForge, Tuesday Bassen (amongst others) and cover art by Noah Van Sciver (amongst others) but it also includes a flexi-disc with two previously unreleased tracks from the Guppy sessions, Golden Age and Special, along with a download code for digital enjoyment. As a special last comic in the book, Eva Hendricks from Charly Bliss has contributed an interpretation of the song Golden Age.



IN RECORD STORES 10/13

Beck - Colors [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow LP]
BECK Colors on limited edition yellow vinyl  



William Patrick Corgan - Ogilala [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Pink LP]
WILLIAM PATRICK CORGAN Ogilala on limited edition pink vinyl
   

Enslaved - E [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Bronze/Brown/Bone 2LP]
ENSLAVED E on extremely limited brown/bronze/bone vinyl



Exhumed - Death Revenge [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Beer w/Blood Red & Bone White Splatter LP]

EXHUMED Death Revenge on extremely limited "Beer With Blood" colored vinyl 




Jerry Lee Lewis - Jerry Lee's Greatest [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange & White LP]
JERRY LEE LEWIS Jerry Lee's Greatest Hits on limited edition orange/white splatter vinyl   



Morgan Saint - 17 Hero EP [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition 10in]
MORGAN SAINT 17 Hero  The only place to get the vinyl for Morgan's new EP is at an indie record store


Propagandhi - Victory Lap [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Red LP]
PROPAGANDHI There's a limited edition translucent red vinyl version of Victory Lap. 


 

Stick To Your Guns - True View [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White/Bone/Brown Tri-Striped LP]
STICK TO YOUR GUNS True View on extremely limited white/brown/bone tri-stripped vinyl

 

The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die - Always Foreign [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
THE WORLD IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE & I AM NO LONGER AFRAID TO DIE There's a clear vinyl version of the new record Always Foreign.





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VINYL TUESDAY

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 OCTOBER 31st!

Cradle Of Filth - V EMPIRE (Or Dark Faerytales In Phallustien) [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Picture Disc LP]  
CRADLE OF FILTH V Empire FIRST TIME PICTURE DISC


Cradle Of Filth - The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Blood Splatter 2LP]
CRADLE OF FILTH The Principle of Evil Made Flesh DOUBLE VINYL BLOOD SPLATTER EDITION
  
The Grateful Dead - The Best Of The Grateful Dead Vol. 2: 1977-1989 [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition 2LP]
GRATEFUL DEAD The Best Of The Grateful Dead Vol. 2: 1977-1989 DOUBLE VINYL ROCKTOBER EDITION




COMING TO RECORD STORES ON TUESDAY OCTOBER 17th!

Candlebox - Lucy / Candlebox [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Black/Clear Marble LP]  
Candlebox - Lucy / Candlebox [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Black/Clear Marble LP]


Chicago - Chicago Presents: The Innovative Guitar of Terry Kath [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition 2LP]
Chicago - Chicago Presents: The Innovative Guitar of Terry Kath [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition 2LP]
  
Dr. Feelgood - Lee Brilleaux: Rock 'N' Roll Gentleman [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition LP]
Dr. Feelgood - Lee Brilleaux: Rock 'N' Roll Gentleman [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition LP]
  
Ace Frehley - Frehley's Comet [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Blue/White Marble LP]
Ace Frehley - Frehley's Comet [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Blue/White Marble LP]

H.I.M. - Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Picture Disc LP]  
H.I.M. - Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Picture Disc LP]
  
H.I.M. - Love Metal [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Picture Disc LP]
H.I.M. - Love Metal [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Picture Disc LP]
  
H.I.M. - Razorblade Romance [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Picture Disc LP]
H.I.M. - Razorblade Romance [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Picture Disc LP]

H.I.M. - Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666 [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Picture Disc LP]
H.I.M. - Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666 [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Picture Disc LP]
  

Loudness - Thunder In The East [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Red LP]
Loudness - Thunder In The East [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Red LP]


Skid Row - B-Side Ourselves [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Grey LP]
Skid Row - B-Side Ourselves [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Grey LP]


Thin Lizzy - Live And Dangerous [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Translucent Red 2LP]
Thin Lizzy - Live And Dangerous [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Translucent Red 2LP]

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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.

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SHOP RSD

Time to add to your collection or start a new one. Short sleeves or a little warmer. This and more when you Shop RSD

RSD 2017 Hoodie  RSD 2017 T-Shirt

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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 Friday 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 

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GOODIES

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)


Laura Marling - Free Tote

STREET DATE 3/10 LAURA MARLING  This tote bag is available while they last, when you buy the new record SEMPER FEMINA(DISCLAIMER)

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Free Poster

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)




 

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