Wednesday, April 13, 2011

0 This Saturday is Record Store Day 2011

Has it really been a year since I saw fucking Soundgarden at the Showbox and then stayed up all night celebrating only to get in line and break the bank at Sonic Boom for the RSD 2010 festivities. Yes, and that 15 hours ruled!

Record Store Day is upon us once again. The national day of recognition for independant music merchants has developed into quite the little event for hardcore vinyl collectors and music fans alike not to mention a swell opportunity for stores to pull in some much needed revenue, I'm sure. Pretty much every store in the Seattle area is participating in some way whether its live in-stores, sales, freebies, and lets not forget the coveted RSD exclusives that people are frothing at the mouth and polishing their debit cards for.

The lines will form early, so you if you are wanting Nirvana's "Hoarmoaning" or that OFF! 7", it may be wise to stick a cliff bar in your pocket and show up well before opening time, otherwise it's a real possibility that you may be left in the dust. That Soundgarden 7" went like hotcakes last year after the black friday-esqe mad dash that took place at Sonic Boom Ballard once they opened.

The list of RSD exclusives is pretty long and there will certainly be a few gems available this Saturday, so I thought I'd just give you my recommendations and then not reinvent the wheel but instead supply a link to Megan Seling's fine recap of all the other info you will need to take advantage of all that RSD 2011 will offer.

I've said this 5 billion times but record stores are the corner stone of a flourishing music community. They offer so much in the way of music discovery and nothing will ever replace the feeling of digging, finding, then dropping the needle on a killer LP. So spend some cash this Saturday and support our indie record stores.

RSD Releases Recommendations:

13th Floor Elevators "Wait For My Love" Snapper Music 7"green vinyl

Bad Brains "Pay to Cum" ROIR 7" vinyl

Bad Brains God Of Love Maverick LP + 7"

Barrett, Syd An Introduction To… Capitol 2XLP

Deftones Covers WBR Vinyl

Grinderman Evil ANTI- 12"

Grinderman Palaces of Montezuma ANTI- 12"

Machine Head The Black Procession Roadrunner 10"

Mastodon Live At The Aragon WBR 2LP + DVD

Mastodon/ZZ Top Just Got Paid WBR 7"

OFF! Live At Generation Records Vice 7" vinyl

Opeth "The Throat Of Winter" Roadrunner 7"

Nirvana Hormoaning UMe 12"

Osbourne, Ozzy "Flying High Again" b/w "I Don't Know(Live)" Legacy 7" Vinyl

Pearl Jam "Immortality" b/w "Rearviewmirror" Legacy 7" Vinyl

RHCP/Ramones Havana Affair WBR 7"

Rival Schools "Wring It Out"/"Choose Your Adventure" Atlantic 7" clear vinyl

Sonic Youth Whore's Moaning UMe 12"

The Black Angels Another Nice Pair Light In The Attic 12" RED Vinyl + Download Card

The Black Angels Phosgene Nightmare Blue Horizon 10" colored vinyl

Various Artists Portable Shrines Magic Sound Theater Vol. 1 Light In The Attic Double 12" Vinyl +Download Card

Various Artists Kill Rock Stars Kill Rock Stars 12" vinyl

Wild Flag "Future Crimes" b/w "Glass Tambourine" Merge 7" + download card

Posted by Nik Christofferson


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