Record Store Day – Saturday, April 17, 2010

Record Store Day Official Site

What started out as a local promotional tool has turned into an all-out party celebrating the business and culture of over 1,000 independently owned record stores nationwide.  This Saturday, April 17th, over 600 artists will participate in Record Store Day with activities ranging from in-store signings, to intimate performances, to the release of rare and exclusive CDs, vinyl, and DVDs in limited quanities only available on Record Store Day.  Also, many artists will be releasing exclusive digital downloads on their websites.  Find out what’s going on at a record store near you, get out of the house this Saturday afternoon, and go discover some new music!!

Several record stores that we frequent here at The Sound Medium will be featured including Lunchbox Records in Charlotte, CD Alley in Chapel Hill, and Schoolkids Records in Raleigh.  Click here to find stores in your area nationwide.

With over 600 artists participating, it is damn near impossible to preview all of the happenings and exclusive releases that will be taking place on Record Store Day.  Take the jump to get a few of our recommendations and find out which artists we are most excited about…

  • Beach House – 2 alternate takes and two new tracks from album “Teen Dream”
  • The Black Keys – “Tighten Up”/”Howlin’ For You”
  • Bonobo – “Eyes Down”
  • Buddy Guy – A Man and the Blues (Vanguard 60th anniversary reissue)
  • Citizen Cope – Rainwater (limited edition signed CDs)
  • Daedelus – Righteous Fists of Harmony (official release)
  • Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds – exclusive vinyl release
  • Doc Watson – S/T (60th anniversary Vanguard reissue)
  • Drive-by Truckers – “Your Woman is a Living Thing”/”Just Maybe”
  • Flaming Lips – Dark Side of the Moon (official vinyl release)
  • Grace Potter and The Nocturnals – Live In Skowhegan (official release)
  • The Hold Steady – Heaven is Whenever
  • Jeff Beck – Emotion and Commotion
  • Jimi Hendrix – Live @ Clark University
  • John Lennon – exclusive box set
  • La Roux – “Bulletproof” exclusive live performances
  • LCD Soundsystem – “Pow-Pow”
  • MGMT – “Siberian Breaks”
  • Modest Mouse – The Moon & Antarctica (official vinyl release)
  • Monsters of Folk – exclusive double LP
  • Of Montreal – exclusive covers and singles
  • Paolo Nutini – Live @ Preservation Hall
  • Passion Pit – Little Secrets (remixes)
  • R.E.M. – Chronic Town EP
  • Rodriguez – Live in the Streets of Paris
  • Rolling Stones – “Plundered My Soul”/”All Down the Line”
  • Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings with The Budos Band – “Day Tripper”/”Money” (exclusive covers)
  • Soundgarden – “Hunted Down” (new single)
  • Surfer Blood – “Take It Easy” and exclusive covers
  • The Doors – exclusive tracks from new documentary
  • Them Crooked Vultures – “Vulture Speak” exclusive releases and an interview with the band
  • TV on the Radio – Dear Science (Hot Chip remixes)
  • Widespread Panic – “North”/”Dirty Side Down”
  • Wilco – 4 LP box set
  • Yeasayer – O.N.E. (remixes)

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~ by cdowell4 on April 13, 2010.

One Response to “Record Store Day – Saturday, April 17, 2010”

  1. just to add a little nashville flavor to the blog, here is what grimeys has going on for RSD:

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