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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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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…
James Rettig | November 28, 2014 - 7:57 pm
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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…
James Rettig | November 25, 2014 - 6:35 pm
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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 u…
Chris DeVille | October 28, 2014 - 3:01 pm

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…
James Rettig | October 20, 2014 - 5:19 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | October 15, 2014 - 2:00 pm
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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…
Miles Bowe | May 1, 2014 - 11:50 am
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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.
Tom Breihan | April 24, 2014 - 1:15 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | April 22, 2014 - 10:10 am
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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…
Miles Bowe | April 21, 2014 - 4:14 pm
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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…
James Rettig | April 21, 2014 - 3:24 pm
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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."…
Chris DeVille | April 21, 2014 - 11:23 am

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 roll…
Tom Breihan | April 21, 2014 - 8:54 am
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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,…
James Rettig | April 20, 2014 - 1:24 pm
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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…
James Rettig | April 19, 2014 - 11:28 pm
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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…
James Rettig | April 19, 2014 - 12:29 pm

The Julie Ruin – “Brightside”

Kathleen Hanna made a welcome return with last year's debut album from her solo project the Julie Ruin. Record Store Day will see the release…
James Rettig | April 18, 2014 - 9:45 pm

Motel Beds & Kelley Deal – “Tropics Of The Sand” (Stereogum Premiere)

Motel Beds are the latest entrant in Dayton's long line of indie rock greats, and for their contribution to a new Record Store Day split…
Chris DeVille | April 16, 2014 - 10:01 am

Bleeding Rainbow – “Glynis” (Smashing Pumpkins Cover)

One item you might want to look for this coming Record Store Day: Non Violent Femmes, a new compilation that features a bunch of female-fronted…
Tom Breihan | April 14, 2014 - 3:35 pm
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Pharmakon – “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” (Nancy Sinatra Cover)

"Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" was a 1966 hit by Sonny and Cher, but may now be more associated with Nancy Sinatra, whose
Miles Bowe | April 8, 2014 - 4:43 pm
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