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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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Jagwar Ma – “Man I Need (Temples Remix)” & Temples “Shelter Song (Jagwar Ma Remix)”

Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher once said that whenever he runs into his former bandmates, they don't talk about the possibility of a reunion because they're…
Sam Behrens | April 4, 2014 - 4:31 pm
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Jack White To Record, Press, And Release “Lazaretto” 7″ In A Single Day

Jack White bends the rules of physical releases more than just about anyone. Between the 3" mini records, the records set free on balloons, and…
Miles Bowe | April 3, 2014 - 2:15 pm
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Glenn Jones – “From A Forgotten Session”

Acoustic fingerpicking virtuoso Glenn Jones is following up his acclaimed 2013 album My Garden State with a Record Store Day 12-inch called Welcomed Wherever I
Chris DeVille | April 1, 2014 - 3:51 pm

Just Friends (Nicolas Jaar & Sasha Spielberg) – “Don’t Tell Me”

While he knocked it out of the park last year with the Dave Harrington collaboration Darkside (especially "Paper Trails" and "Golden Arrow") Nicolas Jaar i…
Miles Bowe | March 24, 2014 - 11:04 am

Is Record Store Day Bad For Record Stores?

Record Store Day, a biannual event in which labels release limited edition product exclusively to independent record shops, is supposed to be a guaranteed wi…
Chris DeVille | March 21, 2014 - 3:51 pm
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Here’s The Complete List Of Record Store Day ’14 Releases

It is now less than a month until Record Store Day (4/19) and the list of all the day's releases has been revealed. Keep a…
Miles Bowe | March 20, 2014 - 6:09 pm
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Merchandise – “Figured Out”

The torrent of Record Store Day releases continues with a new split LP called USA '13 featuring Merchandise, Destruction Unit, and Milk Music via Chao…
Chris DeVille | March 19, 2014 - 11:04 am

Sadie Dupuis – “Pretend To Be Nice” (Josie And The Pussycats Cover)

One of the many Record Store Day exclusives coming to your local brick-and-mortar shop on 4/19 is Faux Real, a compilation of "faux songs by…
Chris DeVille | March 19, 2014 - 10:19 am
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R.E.M. Releasing 4-LP Unplugged Set For Record Store Day

R.E.M. had the rare honor of headlining MTV's Unplugged twice, once in 1991 and again in 2001. Both of those performances will be made available…
Miles Bowe | March 17, 2014 - 12:13 pm
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of Montreal – “Jigsaw Puzzle” (Stereogum Premiere)

This Record Store Day (April 19), of Montreal will release a remastered vinyl pressing of their excellent 2004 album Satanic Panic In The Attic, whose…
Miles Bowe | March 5, 2014 - 1:49 pm
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Beach House – “Saturn Song”

Between the cosmic offerings from Spiritualized and Youth Lagoon, The Space Project is shaping out to be less a gimmicky novelty and more a genuinely…
Miles Bowe | March 4, 2014 - 3:26 pm
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Parquet Courts Have A Sheet Music Single, Too

Perhaps you're familiar with Song Reader, the collection of sheet music Beck released as an "album" in 2012. It's unclear whether the great indie rock…
Chris DeVille | March 4, 2014 - 10:20 am
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Sunny Day Real Estate Releasing New Song “Lipton Witch” For Record Store Day

This April, Sunny Day Real Estate will release the new single "Lipton Witch." It'll be the first piece of new material we've heard from the…
Miles Bowe | March 3, 2014 - 12:32 pm
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Spiritualized – “Always Forgetting With You (The Bridge Song)”

One of the more novel releases coming out on Record Store Day (4/19) is the Space Project compilation. As explained when we shared Youth Lagoon'…
Miles Bowe | February 12, 2014 - 1:38 pm
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Elvis Costello & The Roots – “Cinco Minutos Con Vos (Karriem Riggins Remix)”

Jazz drummer/hip-hop producer/occasional rapper Karriem Riggins released his 34 track album Alone/Together last year, and it is arguably one of the most memorable instrumental records
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 2, 2013 - 11:42 am

Stream Josh Tillman The History Of Caves Score

Josh Tillman, the former Fleet Foxes drummer who now records awesomely louche folk-rock as Father John Misty, is married to the photographer and filmmaker Emma
Tom Breihan | November 25, 2013 - 11:53 am
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Flaming Lips’ Stone Roses Covers, Chocolate Skull, Frog Recorder Coming Soon

When I chatted with Wayne Coyne earlier this month there was so much to cover that we didn't even get around to the Flaming Lips'…
Chris DeVille | November 15, 2013 - 1:04 pm
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Record Store Day Reveals Black Friday 2013 Exclusives

This year, as with the past few years, many of us music nerds will be ducking out on family to spend the day after Thanksgiving…
Tom Breihan | October 22, 2013 - 3:56 pm
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The Flaming Lips Prep Peace Sword EP Inspired By Ender’s Game

The other day we learned the Flaming Lips and Tame Impala will cover each other on a new EP. Now we've got details on a…
Miles Bowe | September 30, 2013 - 10:28 am
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Hear Jack White Cover Loretta Lynn In The Third Man Vinyl Recording Booth

On Record Store Day, Jack White's Third Man Records debuted their analog vinyl recording booth, which allows patrons to crank out quickie two-minute records. During…
Tom Breihan | April 23, 2013 - 11:34 am