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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 than… 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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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

Best Coast – “Fear Of My Own Identity”

This year Record Store Day fell on 4/20, so it was only appropriate that the powered-by-weed outfit Best Coast stepped up to the plate to…
Amrit Singh | April 22, 2013 - 12:55 pm

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – “Animal X”

A new 7" single from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds was part of this past weekend's Record Store Day deluge. "Animal X," apparently named…
Tom Breihan | April 22, 2013 - 10:49 am

MGMT – “Alien Days”

Two days ago, we showed you a stop-motion promo released by MGMT in advance of their Record Store Day cassingle. The tape was released today…
Liz Pelly | April 20, 2013 - 4:17 pm

The Holydrug Couple – “Je T’aime… Moi Non Plus”

Last week, we heard a new song by the Men, "B Minor," from Todo Muere Vol. 3, a Sacred Bones compilation being released today for…
Liz Pelly | April 20, 2013 - 11:29 am

Watch A Stop-Motion Promo For MGMT’s “Alien Days” Cassingle

Record Store Day falls in two days, and MGMT are using the opportunity to resurrect a long-dormant format, releasing their new song "Alien Days" as…
Tom Breihan | April 18, 2013 - 9:54 am

Check Out Third Man’s Vinyl Record Recording Booth

Record Store Day is upon us -- this Saturday, 4/20 to be exact -- and Jack White, ambassador of the whole shebang, and his Nashville…
Claire Lobenfeld | April 16, 2013 - 2:28 pm

Dan Deacon – “Konono Ripoff No. 1″

For a new Record Store Day 7" single, the euphoric Baltimore experimentalist Dan Deacon has recorded a new song that borrows its tones and its…
Tom Breihan | April 5, 2013 - 9:35 am

Walla – “Never Give Up” & Sombear – “Incredibly Still” (Stereogum Premiere)

Today's been a bit of a big news day for Death Cab For Cutie-related vinyl. Earlier, it was noted that the long-awaited Death Cab The
Claire Lobenfeld | April 1, 2013 - 4:03 pm

Ty Segall – “The Motivator” (T. Rex Cover)

The Black Lips aren't the only garage-punks whose Record Store Day cover of a classic '70s song is streaming online today. Three years ago, San…
Tom Breihan | April 1, 2013 - 1:35 pm

The Black Lips – “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” (Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson Cover)

Outlaw-country gods and longtime buddies Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson recorded a veritable shit-ton of songs together, but their most famous is probably the lightweight…
Tom Breihan | April 1, 2013 - 12:54 pm

Record Store Day 2013 Release List Unveiled

Record Store Day has become an annual tradition over the past few years (or, if you include their Black Friday specials, a semi-annual tradition). This…
Tom Breihan | March 22, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Preview Best Coast’s Record Store Day 7″ “Fear Of My Identity”

On this year's Record Store Day, Best Coast will release a 7" single of a new song with the very collegiate title "Fear Of My…
Tom Breihan | February 26, 2013 - 5:04 pm

Jack White Named Ambassador Of Record Store Day 2013

Yesterday, I was walking through the Brooklyn neighborhood to which I moved not three weeks ago, when I fell upon an indie video store that…
Michael Nelson | February 19, 2013 - 2:58 pm

Norah Jones – “Good Morning” & “Take It Back” (Dave Sitek Remixes) (Stereogum Premiere)

In April, we heard a few remixes of Norah Jones's Little Broken Hearts cuts by TVOTR figurehead Dave Sitek. Today, we have a pair of…
Corban Goble | November 20, 2012 - 9:40 am

Listen To Boris And Asobi Seksu Cover One Another

Record Store Day Black Friday is going to bring with it a ton of cool shit but the Boris/Asobi Seksu split 7" has to be…
Michael Nelson | November 12, 2012 - 5:30 pm

Record Store Day Black Friday Releases Revealed

This year, Record Store Day will host another Black Friday (11/23) event featuring a wide selection of limited editions. Here's a few notable inclusions:…
Corban Goble | October 16, 2012 - 3:05 pm

Oberhofer Cover Kanye West’s “Runaway”

As a loose online bonus, the Brooklyn-via-Tacoma indie band Oberhofer have dropped their cover of Kanye West's douchebag anthem "Runaway," a song that translates surprisingly…
Tom Breihan | May 10, 2012 - 7:44 am

School Of Seven Bells – “Kiss Them For Me” (Siouxsie And The Banshees Cover)

For a Record Store Day single, New York dream-wavers School Of Seven Bells recorded a gliding, synth-dipped cover of Siouxsie And The Banshees' all-time life-affirming…
Tom Breihan | April 26, 2012 - 5:39 pm