Saturday, April 14, 2012

Record Store Day Report!'s upon us once again...the quickly-becoming-a-national-holiday, RECORD STORE DAY. this is a day constructed to help pump some interest (and ca$h) into INDEPENDENT record stores (brought to you by the kind folks at ADA, warner brothers, wea, emi and more...heh).

By now you've seen the list. Just be aware that by this, the fifth RSD, there are PLENTY of amazing RSD exclusives that are not on the list, not approved by Record Store day, Inc--but possibly crucial to you as a music fan/collector. Some of these releases are as popular as the ones on the official list. Trouble In Mind will be releasing their annual 4-way split 7" single, for example. Revelation will be re-issuing some classic hardcore records (Farside "rigged" and others) and Matador will be offering exclusives from Sigur Ros, St. Vincent and Mclusky's amazing Do Dallas album--a british powerhouse of an album that any Jesus Lizard, early Touch and Go or Amphetamine Reptile fan outta check out--produced by Albini for extra kick. The band dissolved and members formed Futures of the Left after. I digress. What are we getting?
Well...i don't really know everything we're getting (except what I've mentioned so far. Want to know more? There are releases from LCD Soundsystem (12"), Destroyer and more.

Wanna see the official list? its right here . This year we'll be getting more titles than ever...both from that list and those that don't appear on the list. No real list yet, but that will come.

Since we're opening at 10 a.m., there will be a coffee station. We will have some of Buffalo's best bands and songwriters in our dungeon. In between, as usual, we'll be slinging some cool records while you shop. We're real excited this year and hope to see you.

what are we getting? well...let's see. we are normally a top 40 free zone (and thats the way we like it) and that won't change on Record Store Day. anyway, here are some of the goods:
Stax Singles Box
Tomahawk 3 lp Box
Lemuria 7"
Luna (2 different reissued lp's)
Uncle Tupelo (all 3)
Nobunny 7"
Sigur Ros 2x lp
Mclusky "do dallas" lp (staff favorite!)
Deatchcab For Cutie
m. ward

Arcade Fire 12"
Rainer Maria lp
Snapcase "Progression Through Unlearning" lp
Pussy Galore (first 7")
farside Rigged lp
Sensefield lp
Poison Idea 'Pick Your King' lp
Destroyer "Rubies"
The Cure
Devo "Live 1981"
Tegan and Sara
Trouble In Mind 4-way split (with Mikal Cronin)
plenty more rsd, loads of unseen used stock and our biggest backstock ever!

Yeah, thats the new shirt--a limited run for the occasion. we also have totes and slipmats with the old design done by mark hatley. all printed, with pride, in the USA by our good pals at ArgyBargy Printing.

lastly, but most importantly...the scratch dungeon will host some of our favorite bands and songwriters. starting at 11-ish with bill "tracy morrow" nehill. Also performing is Tony Flaminio, Returners, Matt Smith & the Immediates, White Whale, Brown Sugar and more...

i gotta get some sleep so i'm nnot trampled tomorrow, folks. see ya at 10 am! we wont be late--promise!

1:22 a.m. e.s.t.