Saturday, April 16, 2011

News :: Record Store Day 2011

I think we can all agree Record Store Day has gotten a little out of hand. I'm a much bigger fan of record store day, the one where I roll out of bed every Tuesday, grab a coffee and a fresh Choco Pie, check my funds with the robotic teller, and determine how many records I can afford while still adhering to my phantom alcohol budget. You know that one. But, if the Upper-Case Annual Big Deal keeps the economy spinning during the holiday-starved month of April, so be it. Where's my Hallmark card for Record Store Day - one that spells out all the sweet nothings for me.

To make it all nice n' sleazy for you, the fine folk(s) over at Red Onion Records & Books have compiled their personal list of special releases for today, most of which will sit on the shelves for about 30 seconds before appearing on eBay for $500. But, some of these titles kick ass, so you won't want to sleep in. Grab your umbrella and your most fashionable pair of galoshes, and get in line by 11am. Doors open at noon.

The List:

  • Glenn Jones/Black Twig Pickers: Even to Win is to Fail/Mont Syrup LP
  • Mitchell and Manley: Norcal Values LP
  • Oval/Liturgy: Split LP
  • Big Star: Third LP (test pressing version)
  • Superchunk/Coliseum: split 7"
  • Vivian Girls: I Heard You Say 7"
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers/Ramones 7"
  • New Pornographers: Moves 7"
  • Kings of Leon: Holy Roller Novacaine 10"
  • Polvo: Celebrate the New Dark Age LP
  • Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin: Broom LP
  • Various Artists: Franz Ferdinand Covers 12"
  • Yeasayer: End Blood 7"
  • Pressed At Boddie (Numero Records compilation on LP)
  • Flaming Lips: Heady Nuggs 5LP box set
  • Phish: Two Soundchecks 7"
  • Built to Spill: Ripple picture disc 7"
  • Black Angels: Another Nice Pair LP
  • Deerhunter: Memory Boy 7"
  • Fleet Foxes: Helplessness Blues 12"
  • Fucked Up: The Town LP
  • Lower Dens: Deer Knives 7"
  • Panda Bear: Tomboy LP & t-shirt
  • Blitzen Trapper: Maybe Baby 7"
  • Quicksand: self-titled 7"
  • Burn: self-titled 7"
  • Youth of Today: self-titled 7"
  • Elliot: U.S. Songs LP
  • Black Market Baby: Potential Suicide 7"
  • Decemberists: Live at Bull Moose CD
  • AC/DC: Shoot to Thrill 7"
  • Adele: Rolling in the Deep 10"
  • Sonic Youth: Whore's Moaning 12"
  • Bruce Springsteen: Gotta Get the Feeling 7"
  • Various Artists: Follow Me Down - Vanguard's Lost Psychedelic Era 2LP
  • Television: Live at the Old Waldorf 2LP
  • Beach Boys: Good Vibrations 78
  • Deftones: Covers LP
  • Jimmy Eat World: Bleed American 3LP
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: self-titled LP
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: You're Gonna Get It LP
  • Caribou: Swim Remixes 12"
  • Country Joe & The Fish: Electric Music for the Mind and Body LP
  • Death Cab For Cutie: In Living Stereo 7"
  • Deerhoof: Friend Opportunity LP
  • Dom: Things Change 10"
  • Foo Fighters: Medium Rare LP
  • Grateful Dead: self-titled mono LP
  • Grinderman: Evil 12"
  • Grinderman: Palaces of Montezuma 12"
  • Jimi Hendrix: Fire 7"
  • Justin Townes Earle: Move Over Mama 7"
  • Mississippi John Hurt: The Immortal LP
  • Owen: O, Evelyn 7"
  • Piebald: Volume I-III 3LP
  • Skip James: Today LP
  • Syd Barrett: An Introduction to... LP
  • The Doors: Riders on the Storm 7"
  • Various Artists: Portable Shrines Magic Sound Theater 2LP
  • Antony & the Johnsons: Swanlights 10"
  • Architecture in Helsinki: Places Like This LP
  • Arthur Russell: World of Echo 2LP
  • Joan Of Arc: Don't Mind Control LP
  • Damien Jurado: Live at Landlocked LP
  • Queen: Keep Yourself Aive 7"
  • Wild Flag: Future Crimes 7"
  • Jimmy Eat World: Bleed American 3LP
  • Kill Rock Stars LP
  • John Fahey: Requia LP
There's a shit-ton more titles available at nearby shops like Crooked Beat, Smash, and Som Records, but my eyes are actually dripping thick, viscous, hot red sap from staring at lists in Excel format. Read the full official list here, if you think pain makes you a stronger human being. I'm a simple man, and can appreciate minimal options.

Who knew Choco Pies were made from natural Chinese pig poo?

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