If you love limited edition vinyl albums, rare swag, live performances from bands and DJs and a celebration of all things music, this day is for you. For the past four years, the third Saturday in April has signified more than just the changing of the seasons: it is Record Store Day. What’s more The Flaming Lips and their guest stars are rumoured to have contributed vials of blood to be mixed in the with the vinyl pressing. And follow Off the Tracks to read 'The Vinyl Countdown' - an album-by-album review of my record … ST, The Cleveland band’s much-loved debut single (as covered by Guns N’ Roses, Pearl Jam etc.) 22:01. Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. This internationally celebrated day is observed on the the third Saturday in April of each year. This 2LP pressing of Refused's '98 progressive-punk rock classic doesn't appear to differ much from the version that was reissued back in 2010, other than that it's pressed on to clear vinyl this time. . For the uninitiated, Record Store Day is an annual event devised in 2007 to celebrate independent record shops and provide a shot-in-the-arm for the non-digital music buying industry. One of my favorite days each year comes around on the third Saturday of April: Record Store Day! MP. BA1 1UA. Not only do these reissues stand as a historical document to early days of synthesis - featuring the work of icons like Delia Derbyshire, John Baker, Brian Hodgson and Paddy Kingsland - but they are a dream for anyone who works with samples. They say that Christmas comes just once each year. Saki will be featuring eight live bands—Hirzel calls it an “in-store marathon”–as well as CHIRP DJs and food trucks. “I think if you’d have asked me the first year if it would be what it has become, I would be shocked. Reckless Records is the exclusive retailer for seven-inches by both Ropes and Holy Fever, a semi-exclusive host to Integrity’s “Palm Sunday” and, in a collaboration with Indiana’s Three Floyds Brewing, will offer the exclusive release of a new rye pale ale entitled Rye’d Da Lightning. Most of the releases are singles and limited vinyls. Public Image Limited and Orbital played a secret gig in London’s Shoreditch last night (Monday, March 19) to announce Record Store Day 2012. Record Store Day is an annual music lovers' event with a short tradition and a strong following. Special vinyl releases are made exclusively for the day and many shops and cities host artist performances and events to mark the occasion. The B-side is an alternate take of Stop In The Name Of Love. Click here to see a fun video of Record Store Day 2012 at Canterbury by Brandon Schott and Steven Wilson of spinbridge.com. Record Store Day 2012: Here’s Your Official List of Releases If you haven't already marked your calendar, RSD 2012 is April 21. See all 9 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. As soon as the list is posted, I worry about flippers and records selling-out. Instead, he let his backing track do the heavy lifting as he shoulder-shook his way across stage. 1 Comment Add yours. MP, OK, having been released in both digital and CD-format, the tracks included here aren’t exactly hard to find now, but it does come on silver vinyl and include a Metallica sticker, so if you’re a sucker for shiny things, or a Tallywhacker completist, then this is for you. Bath Built To Spill bassist Brett Netson revives his Electronic Anthology Project, the moniker under which he reimagines grunge-fuelled ‘90s indie rock songs as slow-burning analogue synth pop that sits somewhere between The Human League and John Carpenter. Record Store Day 2012 is this Saturday, April 21. Image not … Lazerrus 5,685 views. Yet, this year, I could be in the moment. Beyond Magnetic (Record Store Day 2012 Limited Edition. See Also: • A comprehensive guide to Record Store Day 2012 activities • In honor of Record Store Day this Saturday: Ten records we treasure. As banter, Savage offered a quip: "I dont care what they say. (Flickr/Orin Zebest? To find participating stores and check out the full list of releases and events, visit the Record Store Day site. Growing steadily each year—with an estimated 300 releases being unleashed this April 21—the event has gone from being a small, niche event to a monolithic enterprise. I would rather flip through a magazine than read one online (although I do like Zinio). ST, Both of these lesser-spotted tracks from the band’s De Stijl era have been previously available on other complilations, so your enjoyment/procurement of this 7-inch will probably depend entirely on whether or not you like red and white swirly vinyl. Record Store Day 2012 by Tom Markham on April 25, 2012 March 22, 2013. Julie A. Miller (president and CEO) and Elbio Barilari (vice-president and artistic director) are the ones who are actually making that happen. The day brings together fans, artists, and thousands of independent record stores across the world. The duo's early-'90s rave classic gets a 10-inch reissue, and still sounds as fresh as the day it was released. Each store is finding ways to reach out to their audiences in new and inventive ways. Their performance reflected that, one of the highlights of the day, they made a mark that moved the day forward significantly when it was feeling a bit stale. The PG has certainly been on top of Record Store Day, which is tomorrow. “When it first started, it was just kind of, ‘Here’s these limited releases. Annie Zaleski - April 16, 2012. Get the big scoop at www.recordstoreday.com. An essential purchase for dance music fans. Picture Information. These LPs collect some of the ‘60s sound effect work of the electronic revolutionaries at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. The first year was just a busy, regular Saturday, but it’s become a whole other entity,” says Dave Crain, owner of Dave’s Records in Lincoln Park. This release is limited to 225 copies. Local label Numero Group is setting up a pop-up store at the Empty Bottle (1035 North Western). Opens image gallery. All rights reserved. MP, Don't miss the latest deals, news, reviews, features and tutorials. Dave’s Records will be touting free cupcakes and candy to attendees so they can snack their way through Crain’s store. By Every Record Tells A Story on April 6, 2012 • ( 10). “The two months before Record Store Day is probably our craziest time of the year,” says Hirzel. Record Store Day is the one day of the year when over 200 independent record shops all across the UK come together to celebrate their unique culture. Since 2008, every third Saturday in April has been known worldwide as Record Store Day. There will be live performances by Martin Rivas at noon, Variety Lights at 1pm, Elvis, Angotti, Dawson & Burch, Ltd. at 2pm, Casey McDonough and Scott Ligon at 3pm, Astrobrite at 6pm, Blizzard Babies at 7pm, and a DJ set from 6pm-8pm by DJ Peroxide. “It kind of morphed in the third year, where everyone decided to have a celebration and not just put out this limited stuff,” says Hirzel. The band’s first ever single, and one of indie label Transgressive’s first ever releases, reissued on red vinyl and backed with The Marshals Are Dead and unreleased early live favourite The Answer. Record Store Day makes me anxious. Enjoy this 2012 version of Record Store Day! ST, Another jubilee party, another round of Sex Pistols reissues. CHIRP DJs will be playing records in-between acts; there will be raffles, games and food trucks; and other Logan Square establishments will be offering discounts with a receipt from Saki. The List of records released at Record Store Day 2012 - 21st of April 2012. ST, The ultra-prolific cult American songwriter get’s covered by The Vaccines and then returns the favour with a version of their tune Post Break-Up Sex. Either way, it's an utterly classic rock album and an essential purchase for any punk fan that didn't pick up a copy last time around. The event began in the United Statesand remains headqu… For Record Store Day this year it gets a long-overdue first vinyl pressing. Record Store Day 2012 RSD From Genesis to Maiden to Marillion to The Cure and so on. Dave’s Records (2604 North Clark) is offering up a multitude of free goodies, ranging from cupcakes and candy to posters and Record Store Day bags. $29.99 + $5.99 shipping . Each act is covering a song penned by the other. “We probably start organizing the event two to three months out. Ambassador of Record Store Day 2010 - Duration: 3:09. Record Store Day 2012: The Haul Stephen Mejias | May 2, 2012 Steve Gritzan stands before the beautiful green gates of his shop, Iris Records, at 114 Brunswick Street in Jersey City, NJ. Dusty Groove America (1120 North Ashland) is featuring a live performance by Otis Clay and other goodies like free giveaways and a live magic show. Record Store Day 2012 kicks off nationwide on April 21. Record Store Day is an annual event inaugurated in 2008 and held on one Saturday every April and every Black Friday in November to "celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store". Not that we really need to, but it’s just nice to get some things confirmed early on, so as we start dealing with ordering and receiving of all that stuff we can focus on that.”, Five years on, Record Store Day has grown an astounding size. That’s the reason to come out to your local record store.’ That was kind of it.”, In the time between the first and second Record Store Days, both labels and stores began to see the event had the potential to be more than just another glorified release date. MP, Two utterly classic versions of Respect - from Aretha Franklin and Otis Redding - on one gold-coloured 7-inch. Where Were U In 92?, the retro-infused, jungle reimagining debut from anonymous producer Zomby is arguably one of the best conceived electronic albums of the past decade. It’s a sentiment echoed by other independent record stores, says Saki’s manager Adam Hirzel. Record Store Day 2012 – Americana Music Picks If you do live in a place with at least one independent record store, and love music, then you need to know about the upcoming Record Store Day. Matthew Parker Jazz Record Mart (27 East Illinois) is hosting live performances and is currently running a “buy three get one free” deal on used CDs in preparation for Record Store Day. The resulting album, which was produced almost entirely with an Oberheim TVS-1, sounds like a lost John Carpenter soundtrack form the mid-‘80s. What's it like on Record Store Day at Canterbury Records? ", Vowel Deficiencies, Ersatz Wombats and Sign-Language Sirens: Lollapalooza Day One, Slaves UK aren’t reinventing punk, but their songs are loud, compelling, tuneful and rocking, so much so that it would be tempting to see them at their Empty Bottle aftershow (which they plugged) if they weren’t going on so late. Metallica Format: Vinyl. My favorite holiday, Record Store Day, falls on Saturday, April 21—just one month from today. Here’s an in-depth look at some of our favorite reissues, exclusives, and releases which we think are worth lining up … Limited to 500 copies. 20 April 2012. Established in 1953, Delmark is the country’s oldest label exclusively devoted to jazz and the blues, and as such most of us would probably agree it’s worth saving. That night, they will be hosting an event at Bottom Lounge (1375 West Lake) where Sweet Cobra, the Chicago Thrash Ensemble and the Party Downers will play, and the exclusive Rye’d Da Lightning beer will also be available. MP. There are several reasons why we think this will do well. 4.4 out of 5 stars 367 ratings. Here MusicRadar’s Si Truss and Matthew Parker pick the 20 essential releases they’ll be queuing up for come Saturday morning. By David Anthony For the past four years, the third Saturday in April has signified more than just the changing of the seasons: it is Record Store Day… “It makes more work for me, but I do hope it gets bigger and bigger because I think it’s a pretty special thing, and I hope people continue to care about it.”. The event is held on the third Saturdays of April, although there was the Black Friday edition. “The first year there weren’t as many releases, partly because it was a new thing and partly because the first year there was more focus on the CD stuff and not the vinyl stuff,” says Crain. Limited to just 500 copies. Maybe this is true. The fifth-annual Record Store Day, a celebration of record store culture and its … - Duration: 22:01. Record Store Day 2012 – Support Your Local Record Store! April 20, 2012 Tomorrow is Record Store Day, the annual holiday celebrating independent record stores. Struggling Against the Heat, Finding the Chill: Lollapalooza Day Three. “Even though it’s such a big thing, and at times it feels so overblown and there are so many releases to keep track of, on the other side I do hope it keeps getting bigger,” says Hirzel. At Vintage Vinyl (925 Davis, Evanston), The Luck of Eden Hall will be performing at noon. Limited to just 500 copies, we predict this will be one of Record Store Day 2012’s most sought after items. In 2012 the day connects over 700 record shops worldwide, to stock a selection of special and limited-edition releases from a wide-range of artists, as well as play host to events, instore gigs and meet-and-greets. The Milwaukee Avenue (1532 North Milwaukee) location is hosting in-store performances from Radar Eyes at 2pm, Fake Limbs at 3pm, Spires That in the Sunset Rise at 3:45pm, Bloodiest at 4:30pm, and Circles at 5:15pm. Future Publishing Limited Quay House, The Ambury, This Saturday, 21 April is international Record Store Day. ~Smansmith. Here he turns his oscillators towards the back-catalogue of Dinosaur Jr, with J Mascis stepping in to rerecord his original vocal parts. MP, The Motown classic is reissued on a heart-shaped 7-inch. Try to collect them all to be the Record Storer of the Year ;) MP, The fourth release in experimental rock trio Battles’ 12-inch remix series, Dross Glop, sees the band remixed by Scottish synth maestro Hudson Mohawke, New York art-rock collective Gang Gang Dance and DFA Records’ Patrick Mahoney & Dennis McNany. Saki (3716 West Fullerton) is hosting an in-store marathon, with Santah at 1pm, Bare Mutants at 2pm, Cains & Abels at 3pm, Cross Record at 4pm, Minor Characters at 5pm, Hollows at 6pm, Opposites at 7pm and The Runnies at 8pm. ALARM’s guide to Record Store Day 2012 04.23.2013 04.20.2012 by Meaghann Korbel Tomorrow is the third Saturday in April, which means that independent record stores across the world will face an influx of limited-edition vinyl, avid fans, and rabid audiophiles. Over at the Bud Light stage, Arizona felt the vibes of the city fully, making a point to say that they would carry Chicago in their memories for weeks afterwards. Not to be outdone, the Loop (26 East Madison) location is hosting performances by Arborist at 1:30pm, Psalm One at 3:30pm and Cloud Birds at 4:30pm. Now, record collectors and music fans have a lot more to celebrate. ST. View the full list of Record Store Day 2012 exclusives and first-releases. Record Store Day 2020: A One-Off—or the New Normal? Independent record stores across the nation will celebrate with contests, giveaways, all kinds of limited-edition releases, in-store performances by exciting bands, and lots of other fun stuff. 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