April 18, 2009
Thanks to my dad, it has come to my attention that this April we will celebrate the second annual Record Store Day! It's quite clear that there is a vinyl explosion happening these days, and this idea seems like a great addition to the market. Their website gives you a solid description of what happens:
"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."
Seems like a solid idea, especially when Modest Mouse is supposedly releasing the first of a series of four new 7" singles just for this day, among other great events with artists and products. Anyway, make sure you find a local independent records store near you and support them, especially April 18th. To help you remember we've added a nifty little countdown clock over there on the right of our page. Otherwise you might miss out on something like this:
LCD Soundsystem- No Love Lost (Joy Division cover)
LCD Soundsystem MySpace
Record Store Day website