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Iggy Pop Selected As Record Store Day 2012 Ambassador

January 23, 2012 drainu182 0

Record Store Day, the annual event in support of independent record stores the world over, is proud to announce the appointment of Iggy Pop to the post of Record Store Day 2012 Ambassador!

Of course, there is a lot to say about the upcoming event, set this year for Saturday, April 21st, but who better to extoll the virtues of our ”holiday” than the Ambassador.

“A person should have a personality. You won’t get one dicking around on a

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Matisyahu Releases Miracle EP Today, Acoustic Performance and Signing For Record Store Day’s Black Friday

November 21, 2011 drainu182 0

Last year, Matisyahu surprised his fans when he released a brand new track entitled “Miracle” on the first night of Chanukah along with a music video that went viral, reaching over 900,000 views on YouTube. “Miracle” quickly became the modern Chanukah anthem and garnered attention from the likes of The Huffington Post, Spinner, NPR and Paste. Now, back by popular demand, Matisyahu will release his Miracle EP digitally and physically November 21st, via Fallen Sparks Records/Thirty Tigers and Red Distribution. …

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Chris Cornell To Show Support for Back To Black Friday with Special Visit To NJ’s Vintage Vinyl

November 20, 2011 drainu182 0


Sure to be the biggest in-store event of this year’s Back To Black Friday, Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Chris Cornell is set to appear at Vintage Vinyl in Fords, New Jersey on Saturday, November 26th at 3:30pm EST.

Cornell’s mid tour steal away to the much-loved indie record outpost is a gesture the artist felt compelled to make in honor of his support for indie record stores and in recognition and appreciation of the mom and pop stores being …

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Releases From The Black Keys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Eric Clapton Set For Record Store Day November 26

October 31, 2011 drainu182 0


In keeping with its commitment to the annual vinyl bonanza that is Record Store Day, a celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the U.S. and hundreds of similar stores internationally, Warner Bros. Records has announced that it will make several vinyl pieces available on November 25th (or Black Friday, if you speak retail), exclusively in honor of 2011’s second annual Record Store Day. April saw the release of vinyl from The Flaming Lips, …

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Frightened Rabbit/The Twilight Sad Demos Record Store Day Cassette Giveaway

June 21, 2011 drainu182 0

We never thought we’d be doing a cassette giveaway but hey, this site’s all about breaking the norm (well not really). ANYWAYS, one of the coolest items from this year’s Record Store Day was a handmade cassette from Fat Cat Records with demos from Frightened Rabbit and The Twilight Sad! This cassette is one of 777 in the US (400 were available in the UK as well). You could probably maybe find a store that still has it or …

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Mumford & Sons/Laura Marling Dharohar Project Record Store Day Giveaway

April 27, 2011 drainu182 0


In 2009 on their tour in India, Mumford & Sons and Laura Marling recording with a group of Rajasthani folk musicians at an arts & culture school in Delhi musicians. For the first time ever, these recordings were released as an EP on vinyl for Record Store Day. Sold out at most stores, this 10″ LP is a collectible for fans of both Mumford & Sons and Laura Marling. We want to give it away to ONE lucky reader! …

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Listen To Foo Fighters Medium Rare EP (AND WIN IT!)

April 21, 2011 drainu182 10

Our very first Record Store Day experience wasn’t the most pleasant one. We hit up five local record stores all listed on RecordStoreDay.com but none of them had any of the RSD exclusives. In addition, one of the “stores” was in the back of someone’s home and two of the remaining stores were places you’d only visit if you were eager to buy LPs from before 1990 and UFC action figures.

Regardless, our buddy Dave out in LA was able …

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Radiohead Release Limited Edition 12″ Single For Record Store Day

April 15, 2011 drainu182 0

Radiohead will release a limited edition 12″ single for Record Store Day on April 16. The single features two new unreleased tracks ‘Supercollider’ and ‘The Butcher’.

Radiohead released their latest album ‘The King Of Limbs’ as a digital download in February, with a physical CD release following on March 29. On this day, the band also issued a free newspaper ‘The Universal Sigh’, distributed throughout the world – but by Thom Yorke in person in East London.

For further information …

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DOM To Release World’s First 3-Sided 10″ Single For Record Store Day, Playing Newbury Comics This Saturday

April 13, 2011 drainu182 1

Hot on the heels of the band’s acclaimed Sun Bronzed Greek Gods EP, which was re-released by Astralwerks Records on February 15, 2011, Dom are releasing a Record Store Day Exclusive Special, the world’s first 3-sided 10” single exclusively available to Record Store Day participating stores.

Side A is double-grooved, which creates a unique effect. If you play the record at the beginning of Side A, you will not know which track will actually play. You …

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Foo Fighters To Play Record Store Day Show At Fingerprints

April 4, 2011 drainu182 0

Foo Fighters just posted an update on their Facebook page that they’ll be playing a special Record Store Day concert at Fingerprints in Long Beach, CA. The only way to get there is to go to Fingerprints and pre-order the new album Wasting Light TODAY Monay April 4th at 7pm PST. There’s a limit to two per customer. Wristbands are limited to 200 TOTAL for the event. You can only get them in person at Fingerprints. Head over to http://fingerprintsmusic.com