On Record Store Day I know I’ll be at Melody Records, the only true record store in Chico, but of those in more metropolitan areas (or at least less backwoods areas) should make a day out of Saturday, April 18th and hit up all the shops in their area. Let the vinyl reawakening begin!
I have news on several record store day participants, including Eagles of Death Metal, My Morning Jacket, Dandy Warhols, Thrill Jockey Records, Rock Ridge Music, Numero Group, Tom Waits, Dengue Fever, Bad Religion and more after the jump.
From Record Store Day:
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 Franscisco on April 19, 2008 and Record Store Day is now celebrated the third Saturday every April.
To commemorate Record Store Day (http://www.recordstoreday.com) on April 18, Dengue Fever will be releasing a â€œsplitâ€ 7â€ inch vinyl record of a previously unreleased track â€œGenjer Genjerâ€ with the Brooklyn-based psychedelic surf cumbia band Chicha Libre (http://www.myspace.com/chichalibre) on Barbes Records (http://www.barbesrecords.com/). This 7â€ will be a limited edition pressing of 1000 and will be available in stores, online and on tour.
Tom Waits, Booker T. Jones and Bad Religion:
TOM WAITS, BOOKER T. JONES and BAD RELIGION Create Special Limited Edition 7″s for Second Annual Celebration of Independence
Epitaph’s founding artist, Bad Religion, and two of ANTI- Record’s most enduring figures, Tom Waits and Booker T. Jones, are set to release limited edition 7″ vinyl singles on April 18th in honor of the second annual Record Store Day.
In honor of the second annual Record Store Day â€“ April 18, 2009
â€“ the Dandy Warhols are releasing a super-limited 4-song remix EP,
Earth To The Remix EP, Volume Two. Last summer, to coincide with
the release of their fifth full-length, the self-released â€¦Earth
To The Dandy Warholsâ€¦, the band remixed four of the album’s tracks
themselves and gave them out for free through independent retail
Pat McGee, Tony Lucca, and Andrew Hoover:
Rock Ridge Music will be joining in the festivities taking place as part of Record Store Day, which is being observed on April 18, 2009. Roster artists including Pat McGee, Tony Lucca, and Andrew Hoover (more performers are expected to be confirmed) will be performing at Plan 9 Records in Charlottesville, Virginia (store address: 214 Albemarle Square, Charlottesville, VA 22901 / (434) 974-9999). Says Plan 9 chain owner Jim Bland: â€œWe’re really pleased to have Pat back with us again as always, and it’s exciting to have Pat, Andrew, and Tony coming to play live in our store to help us celebrate Record Store Day. We’ll have lots of free stuff, a storewide sale, and these guys playing all afternoon â€“ it’s a great day to be in a record store!â€
Some of the most impressive names in vinyl releases and reissues have put together an incredible new vinyl-only compilation of unreleased tracks, appropriately titled This LP Crashes Hard Drives.
Numero is joined on this release by also-stellar labels Now Again, Daptone, Light In The Attic, Timmion, Jazzman, Honest Jons, Finders Keepers, Sublime Frequencies, and Vampi Soul. From the Western Sahara to the West Side of Chicago, from mod rock to modern soul, this compilation is packed with amazing rarities. Pressed on the highest quality vinyl and released in a gatefold LP with one half stuffed with special promo items from all ten labels (CD samplers / stickers / promos / etc), this is a collector’s item in every sense of the term, a thank you nod from these labels to their fans and the stores that stock their releases.
Eagles of Death Metal:
My Morning Jacket:
With last year’s acclaimed Evil Urges still going strong, and memories of their many live performances fresh in the minds of all who witnessed them, My Morning Jacket would like to give a token of thanks in the form of a new, live EP. Titled CelebraciÃ³n De La Ciudad Natal, the EP will be released on Record Store Day, April 18th. In support of independently owned and operated businesses across the country, it will only be sold in independent retail stores
Tortoise, Trans Am, Mountains, WHilte Hills, Double Dagger:
Thrill Jockey is proud to present our very own special contribution to Record Store Day (April 18th). The deluxe “Records Toreism” LP will be limited to 900 copies and will feature on one side a drawing by Posttypography and a photo silk screen by Crosshair on the other. The images portray record stores of the future, one if you support the community institutions and the other if you don’t. Yes that is right, the inconvenient truth. The printing and jacket fabrication will be done by Crosshair. Deluxe – all hand made, hand printed loveliness!