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Singles Band Citizen Dick Is Getting An Official Release For Record Store Day

Citizen Dick, the fictional grunge band featured in Cameron Crowe's 1992 film Singles, is getting a 7-inch release for Record Store Day. The vinyl will feature "Touch Me I'm Dick" -- the full version of which surfaced a few years ago -- on the A-side and an etching of a quote from the film… More »

By: James Rettig / March 24, 2015

Record Store Day Announces 2015 Release List

Record Store Day just announced its list of exclusive releases, and as usual, it includes a lot of noteworthy vinyl pressings as well as a few that you will see and think, "Why the hell would anyone ever think it necessary to own that on vinyl?" For example: the soundtrack to the first four seaso… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 10, 2015

Johnny Marr – “I Feel You” (Depeche Mode Cover)

Johnny Marr has shared a recorded version of his cover of Depeche Mode's 1993 track "I Feel You," which he's been playing on tour over the past year. He gives the Songs Of Faith And Devotion track a little bit of a punchier polish, but largely plays it straight. The song will be released o… More »

By: James Rettig / March 10, 2015

Dave Grohl Is This Year’s Record Store Day Ambassador

Record Store Day has become an obsession for certain consumers, musicians and industry folk who still really value the strongholds of independence that have managed to persist, although not everybody is a fan. Whether it be all the exclusive releases the event has fostered, or just nostalgia, it seems like there's more focu… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 11, 2015

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 theory -- but, in practice, it feels like, over the past few years, the organization has been losing its independent spirit. Increasingly, Record Store Day releases seem to fall… More »

By: James Rettig / February 11, 2015

New Death Grips Vinyl Reveals Robert Pattinson Played Guitar On “Birds”

Death Grips' Government Plates got a vinyl release for Record Store Day Black Friday, and one Redditor who bought it has pointed out that the liner notes reveal that none other than Robert Pattinson of Twilight fame contributed guitar to album track "Birds." Previously, Pattinson and Beyonce got together for a photo with… More »

By: James Rettig / November 28, 2014

Watch A Teaser For St. Vincent’s Record Store Day 10″ “Pieta”

St. Vincent has a new 10" coming out in a few days for this year's Record Store Day Black Friday that will contain two new songs: "Pieta" and "Sparrow." She recently shared a short unwrapping video that shows her holding the physical copy of the record and teaching us how to use a record… More »

By: James Rettig / November 25, 2014

The Bug Vs. Earth – “Boa”

The Bug (Kevin Martin) and Earth (led by Dylan Carlson) are two of the more cultishly beloved forces in experimental music, and they've teamed up for a double A-side single to be released Black Friday as a Record Store Day exclusive. It features two tracks, "Boa" and "Cold," both collaborations between the longstanding icons. Along… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 28, 2014

Record Store Day Black Friday ’14 Exclusives List Revealed

For the past few years, Record Store Day has extended its tendrils from its usual April date into Black Friday releases, which is on 11/28 this year. This year's list of exclusives include the usual mix of mainstream and indie releases, with the tables tilted a bit towards the mainstream. Case in point: both 5… More »

By: James Rettig / October 20, 2014

Jenny Lewis, OutKast, Conor Oberst, Wu-Tang Clan Announce Record Store Day Black Friday Exclusives

Every year for the past few, the people behind Record Store Day have been promoting a Black Friday offshoot that involves independent record stores selling limited-run exclusives on the day after Thanksgiving. This year's offerings include a few that were just announced. As Pitchfork reports, Conor Oberst will release a 7" single featuring two… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 15, 2014

Watch Kim & Kelley Deal Play “Cannonball” & “Gigantic” At Reckless Records

During Record Store Day Kim and Kelley Deal stopped by Reckless Records in Chicago to play a stripped-down set. Kim played an acoustic version of "Gigantic," her first performance of the song since leaving the Pixies, then Kelley joined on electric guitar for the Breeders classic "Cannonball." Kim is overwhelmingly charismatic and clearly has a… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 1, 2014

Watch The New Video For Paul Weller’s Record Store Day ’14 Single, Because He’s Never Participating In Record Store Day Again

The always-sharp Brit-rock lifer (and former Jam and Style Council frontman) Paul Weller released a new single called "Brand New Toy" on Record Store Day. It's a clean, bouncy power-pop number, and in its new Joe Connor-directed video, Weller and his backing band casually knock the song out while the camera makes it look like… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 24, 2014

Jack White – “Power Of My Love” (Elvis Presley Cover)

For Record Store Day this past weekend, Jack White attempted and completed a very Jack White-esque stunt: Recording, pressing, and releasing a new 7" single in just over three hours, making it the world's fastest single. For the occasion, he recorded a live version of "Lazaretto," the title track from his forthcoming… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 22, 2014

Garbage – “Girls Talk” & “Time Will Destroy Everything”

Though it's been a couple years since their comeback album, Garbage have made a habit of releasing something worthwhile on Record Store Day. Last year they recorded a cover of Patti Smith's "Because The Night" with Screaming Females lead singer Melissa Paternoster, and this year they dropped a single with two unreleased songs. First… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 21, 2014

The 10 Most Expensive Record Store Day ’14 Flips On Ebay

If you haven't opened your Record Store Day purchases yet, you may want to throw it up on eBay instead. Just two days after the big day, RSD exclusives are being flipped for ridiculous amounts of money. Any list like this is imperfect and this is probably already out of date but we've combed through… More »

By: James Rettig / April 21, 2014

Pharoahe Monch – “Get Down” (Feat. DJ Revolution) (Stereogum Premiere)

Pharoahe Monch is known for telling listeners to "get the fuck up," but on Saturday he released a Record Store Day exclusive called "Get Down." It finds the Queens rapper in typically twisty and authoritative form over soulful horn blasts and scratches from DJ Revolution. "Get Down," which will eventually be included on the Coalmine… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 21, 2014

Hear Jack White’s “Lazaretto,” The World’s Fastest Record

As someone who enjoys goofy stunts and old-timey vinyl, Jack White must feel like a kid on Christmas morning every time Record Store Day rolls around. For this year's feat of ingenuity, he decided to record the world's fastest record -- a live-in-studio version of "Lazaretto," the title track from his forthcoming album. More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 21, 2014

Pixies – “Women Of War”

The Pixies' first new album in 23 years, Indie Cindy, is really just a collection of the EPs that they released over the past year, but fans who picked up the pre-release Record Store Day vinyl found a surprise inside: a new song, "Women Of War," included on a 7". You can listen to a… More »

By: James Rettig / April 20, 2014

Sunny Day Real Estate – “Lipton Witch”

As previously announced, Sunny Day Real Estate has released their first new song in 14 years on a split 7" with Circa Survive for Record Store Day. "Lipton Witch" was recorded in sessions that failed to produce a full-length following their 2009 reunion tour. The release of the song comes only a few week… More »

By: James Rettig / April 19, 2014

Mazzy Star – “I’m Less Here” Video

Mazzy Star was working on music consistently during the 17-year break between Among My Swan and last year's Seasons Of Your Day so they probably had a lot of material to pick from when figuring out what their Record Store Day exclusive would be. They chose "I'm Less Here," a track that's been floating… More »

By: James Rettig / April 19, 2014
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