Friday, April 16, 2010

Saturday is Record Store Day!

Austin is full of record stores and you are the lucky one who gets to peruse them all tomorrow on Record Store Day (and if you aren't in Austin, I'm sure you're near at least one great independent record store!). There will be a ton of special releases in honor of the day and Austin's record stores are always chock-full of great used records. Here's a run-down of the exclusive RSD releases, many of which are highly limited (this list isn't exhaustive, but you can check out the full deal here):

  • Against Me! - 2 song 7" - 2,500 copies
  • Album Leaf - There Is a Wind 12" - 1,000 copies
  • Beach House - Zebra 12" - 1,500 copies
  • Beastie Boys - "super surprise" white label 12" - 1,000 copies
  • Black Keys - 2 new songs 12" - 50,000 copies
  • Black Moth Super Rainbow - Eating Us - extremely ltd. foil double LP
  • Bon Iver/Peter Gabriel - both artists cover each other on a 7" - 2,000 copies
  • Built to Spill - 7" single of new tracks - 2,500 copies
  • Deerhoof - Apple O' and Green Cosmos - released on colored vinyl for RSD
  • Dum Dum Girls/Male Bonding - 2 new tracks from each artist 7" - 1,000 copies
  • Flaming Lips and Stardeath and White Dwarfs - covering Pink Floyd's dark side of the moon - sea-foam green 12" - 5,000 copies
  • Fucked Up - Daytrotter Sessions 7" - 1,700 copies
  • Great Lake Swimmers - acoustic live version of Lost Channels album on CD
  • Japandroids - Post Nothings LP on 180 gram vinyl - 300 copies
  • Joy Division - 4 LP 180 gram box set - 820 copies
  • LCD Soundsystem - Pow Pow one-sided 12"
  • Mountain Goats - Life of the World To Come - 50 min. live film + 45 min. Q&A - 2,000 copies
  • Neko Case - Middle Cyclone - on clear vinyl - 2,000 copies
  • Of Montreal - 7" w/ one cover and one new song - 1,000 copies
  • Surfer Blood/Holiday Shores - split 7"
Please get out and support one of the many independent record stores that call Austin home. They are staffed by the nicest people on the planet and you can pick yourself up a nice piece of limited wax, something used you thought you'd never see again, or a record you've been meaning to get for a while now. Most of all, have fun out there and support the locals!

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