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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 into… More »

By: James Rettig / February 11, 2015 - 11:54 am

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 the now-defunct… More »

By: James Rettig / November 28, 2014 - 7:57 pm

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 player. More »

By: James Rettig / November 25, 2014 - 6:35 pm

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 - 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 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 - 5:19 pm

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 unreleased… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 15, 2014 - 2:00 pm

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 - 11:50 am

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 - 1:15 pm

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 album. But since… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 22, 2014 - 10:10 am

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 there’… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 21, 2014 - 4:14 pm

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 - 3:24 pm

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 - 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 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. From the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 21, 2014 - 8:54 am

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 - 1:24 pm

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 weeks before… More »

By: James Rettig / April 19, 2014 - 11:28 pm

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 around… More »

By: 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 of a new 7″ with two unreleased songs left over from the Run Fast recording sessions. One of those is “Brightside,” an upbeat song that’s propelled along by tambourines and… More »

By: 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 with Torres, they tapped one of their predecessors in that line. Kelley Deal, who besides the reunited Breeders also plays in the Motel Beds’ fellow Misra Records act R. Ring,… More »

By: 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 bands — Speedy Ortiz, Eternal Summers, Joanna Gruesome — from the indie-rock underground. One of the contributing bands is the Philly fuzz-rock unit Bleeding Rainbow, and they take on “Glynis,”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 14, 2014 - 3:35 pm

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 sparse cover heightened its drama. For Sacred Bones’ annual Record Store Day Comp, Todo Muere Vol. 4, the noise artist Pharmakon (aka Margaret Chardiet, one of the Best New ArtistsMore »

By: Miles Bowe / April 8, 2014 - 4:43 pm