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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 releases turn them around on eBay for much more than they originally paid. We looked at auctions that had at least one bid — meaning that they will more tha… More »

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 into… More »

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) has returned. I’ve been going to Record Store Day since 2009, and even when I didn’t look up the releases beforehand, I’d still walk out of my favorite record store… More »

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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 i…
James Rettig | April 23, 2015 - 11:32 am
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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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Watch Eddie Vedder Join The Sonics At Record Store Day Show In Seattle

Eddie Vedder joined the Sonics for a song during their Record Store Day performance at Seattle’s Easy Street Records. He did “Leaving Here,” a track…
James Rettig | April 19, 2015 - 3:42 pm

Foo Fighters – “Empty Handed” & “Kids In America” (Kim Wilde Cover)

For Record Store Day this year, Foo Fighters (and official RSD ambassador Dave Grohl) put out Songs From The Laundry Room, a 10" that contai…
James Rettig | April 19, 2015 - 2:27 pm
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Father John Misty – “Never Been A Woman”

A few days ago we heard "I Loved You, Honeybee," the alternate title track to Father John Misty's new album I Love You, Honeybear that…
James Rettig | April 19, 2015 - 1:07 pm
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Florence + The Machine – “As Far As I Could Get”

Florence + The Machine's Record Store Day single has surfaced. It's called "As Far As I Could Get," and it was released on an exclusive…
James Rettig | April 18, 2015 - 5:08 pm

Run The Jewels – “Bust No Moves” (Feat. SL Jones)

Run The Jewels have shared a new song for their Record Store Day exclusive 12". It's called "Bust No Moves" and features Arkansas rapper SL…
James Rettig | April 18, 2015 - 2:24 pm
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Stream Whatever Nevermind: A Tribute To Nirvana’s Nevermind

Robotic Empire has put together a second Nirvana tribute album for Record Store Day. The first one was released for last year’s RSD, and had…
James Rettig | April 18, 2015 - 10:46 am

Future Islands – “The Chase”

Future Islands debuted their new Record Store Day exclusive single "The Chase" on Mary Anne Hobbs' BBC Radio 6 show earlier today. They played the…
James Rettig | April 18, 2015 - 8:21 am
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Blur – “My Terracotta Heart”

We've heard a bunch of songs from Blur's new Magic Whip album already -- "Go Out," "There Are Too Many Of Us," "Lonesome Street," and…
James Rettig | April 17, 2015 - 7:27 pm

Father John Misty – “I Loved You, Honeybee”

Record Store Day is tomorrow, and to help boost awareness for the red heart-shaped 7" from Father John Misty that will be available tomorrow, Su…
Caitlin White | April 17, 2015 - 5:46 pm
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Foo Fighters Announce Tiny Record Store Day Show Near Ohio’s Dave Grohl Alley

Dave Grohl was born in Warren, Ohio, and the town has an alley named after him. (Last year, some villain defaced the amazingly cheesed-out Grohl…
Tom Breihan | April 15, 2015 - 10:38 am

Third Man Details Extensive Record Store Day 2015 Plans

Jack White loves limited edition curios, so it's unsurprising that his label takes Record Store Day very seriously -- so seriously, in fact, that Third…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 14, 2015 - 5:17 pm
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Check Out Stephen Hawking’s Record Store Day Single

Record Store Day is coming up this weekend, and if you've been paying attention to what kind of special limited-edition vinyl you can cop, the…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 13, 2015 - 3:01 pm
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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…
James Rettig | March 24, 2015 - 10:08 pm
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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…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 10, 2015 - 4:54 pm
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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…
James Rettig | March 10, 2015 - 8:30 am
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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…
Caitlin White | February 11, 2015 - 1:55 pm
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