Mothers and fathers get their own days, so why not independent record stores? Across the country records stores will be celebrating with exclusive releases and live performances. See below for a list of very cool exclusive releases and some select performances taking place at my favorite indie record shops. For a list of participating stores and additional information visit the Record Store Day site.
- Newbury Comics (Boston, MA and throughout New England), featuring Dennis Brennan with Peter Wolf, The Dresden Dolls, Aaron Lewis from Staind and many more
- Waterloo Records (Austin, TX), featuring an autograph signing with Panic at the Disco.
- Criminal Records (Atlanta, GA), featuring Anna Kramer & the Lost Cause and many more artists.
- Amoeba Records (San Fransisco, Berkeley and Hollywood, CA), featuring the Donnas and Jello Biafra
Exclusive Releases (Get ‘Em While You Can*
- 36 Crazyfists – The Oculus CD EP
- The Black Keys – “Strange Times” 7″ single
- Breeders – “We’re Gonna Rise” 7″ single
- Built To Spill – “Don’t Try” 7″ single
- Death Cab for Cutie – “I Will Possess Your Heart” remix 7″ single
- Kevin Devine – Put Your Ghost to Rest CD
- Gnarls Barkley – The Odd Couple Double LP
- Jason Isbell – Live at Twist & Shout CD
- Magnetic Mornings Magnetic Morning CD EP
- Stephen Malkmus – “Cold Son” 10″ single
- Matador Records turntable slipmats
- Jason Mraz – “I’m Yours” 7″ single
- Josh Ritter – Live at the 9:30 Club CD
- Josh Ritter – self titled CD
- Panic at the Disco – “Nine in the Afternoon” 7″ single
- R.E.M. – “Supernatural Superserious” 7″ single
- Arthur Russell – Four Songs By Arthur Russell 12″
- The Teenagers – “Love No. (Tricolore Collection)” 3×7″ single bundle
- Vampire Weekend – “A-Punk” 7″ single
*Courtesy of Waterloo Records
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