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The 9 Most Expensive Record Store Day 2015 Flips On eBay

Another Record Store Day has come and gone, and now we get to sit back and watch the lucky few who managed to snag exclusive…
James Rettig | April 20, 2015 - 5:23 pm


Rejected By Record Store Day, Father/Daughter Details Its Compelling Faux Real II Comp

The problems with Record Store Day have been well-documented. What started out as an event to promote independent record stores is still that -- in…
James Rettig | February 11, 2015 - 11:54 am


The 10 Most Anticipated Record Store Day 2013 Releases

It's that time of the year again, everybody! The best holiday of the year (yes, better than National Ferris Wheel Day AND Leif Erikson Day)…
Miles Bowe | April 16, 2013 - 1:03 pm

More Record Store Day stories

Watch Metallica’s Full Record Store Day Set At Berkeley’s Rasputin Music

Metallica were this year's official Record Store Ambassadors, and they spent the actual RSD the same way previous ambassadors the Foo Fighters did: They played…
Tom Breihan | April 28, 2016 - 9:10 am

Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions – “Isn’t It True” & “She’s In The Wall”

Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions -- the dream pop project comprising Mazzy Star's Sandoval and My Bloody Valentine's Colm Ó Cíosóig -- released a…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 18, 2016 - 11:35 am

Hear Beach Slang, Thou, Rob Crow, & More Cover Nirvana On New Bleach Tribute

Every year for the past couple of years, Richmond punk/metal label Robot Empire have put out Nirvana tribute albums for Record Store Day. The project…
Peter Helman | April 17, 2016 - 6:54 pm

Head Wound City – “Just One Fix” (Ministry Cover)

Post-hardcore supergroup Head Wound City are in full swing promoting their upcoming album, A New Wave Of Violence, due later this spring. They've shared a…
Collin Robinson | April 15, 2016 - 1:37 pm

Foals – “Rain” Video

UK rockers Foals shared "Rain" last month to tease their Record Store Day 7" out tomorrow. "Rain" will live alongside a cover of Mark Ronson…
Collin Robinson | April 15, 2016 - 12:51 pm

PINS – “Trouble” Video

Manchester dream punk quartet PINS unleashed an excellent record in last year's Wild Nights. They expertly craft a moody, floating, fantasy-like aesthetic anchored by cutting…
Collin Robinson | April 15, 2016 - 11:39 am

Primal Scream – “Mantra For A State Of Mind” (S’Express Cover) (Feat. Spiritualized’s Jason Pierce)

S'Express was this weird conceptual house-music project that had a few huge hits in the UK in the late '80s. They've been kind of lost…
Tom Breihan | April 14, 2016 - 12:57 pm

Metz & Swami John Reis – “Caught Up”

Last year, Metz, the furious Canadian post-hardcore power trio, gave us their clanging, banging, utterly badass album II. And now, as an encore, they've teamed…
Tom Breihan | April 11, 2016 - 2:05 pm

Circa Survive – “Love Buzz” (Nirvana Cover)

For the last two years, on Record Store Day, the people at the Richmond, Virginia punk/metal label Robotic Empire have released Nirvana tribute albums on…
Tom Breihan | March 21, 2016 - 10:05 am

Record Store Day Announces 2016 Release List

Record Store Day is back for yet another year of exclusive releases, some of which you can maybe pick up to flip on eBay for…
James Rettig | March 8, 2016 - 2:28 pm

Record Store Day Black Friday 2015 List Revealed

Record Store Day, remiss not to stay in its own designated time in April, has been throwing a second, slightly smaller iteration of its event…
James Rettig | October 27, 2015 - 2:03 pm

Watch Foo Fighters’ Mini-Doc About Record Store Day Gig In Small-Town Ohio

For Record Store Day this year, official RSD ambassador Dave Grohl and the rest of the Foo Fighters played a show at a small record…
James Rettig | May 18, 2015 - 8:31 pm

Record Store Day’s Best Seller Was A Cassette

Cassette tapes never went away. Sure, their function has changed in the almost four decades since the introduction of the Walkman, but tape culture is…
James Rettig | April 23, 2015 - 11:32 am

Ryan Adams – “Come Pick Me Up” (Alternate Take) & “When The Rope Gets Tight”

Ryan Adams put out two previously unheard tracks for his Record Store Day exclusive 7-inch this year. One of them is an alternative version of…
James Rettig | April 20, 2015 - 6:06 pm
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