24 Mar 12
It’s that time of year again, vinyl fans. Yes, the delights of Record Store Day are once again sauntering their way to a retailer near you, bringing with them all what you’ve come to know and love. What kind of fun? Why, only people buying all the records before you get to the counter, heart palpitations, depleted bank accounts and good, clean, family fun!
Ready for a deep breath? RSD 2012 is home to exclusives from 2ManyDJ, Blitzen Trapper, Bloc Party, Belle & Sebastian, Blouse/Craft Spells, David Bowie, David Lynch, De La Soul, Devo, Django Django, Edward Sharpe, Edwyn Collins, Fleetwood Mac, Gorillaz, Graham Coxon, Grouplove, Guided By Voices, Hot Chip, Iggy Pop, Inspiral Carpets, J Dilla, James Brown, Janis Joplin, John Cale, Kate Bush, Laura Marling, Lee Scratch Perry, M83, M Ward, Mclusky, Metronomy, Miles Davis, Moby, Morrissey, Neon Indian, Odd Future, Of Montreal/Deerhoof, Otis Redding/Aretha Franklin, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, PiL, Ramones, Richard Hawley, Shabazz Places, Shuggie Otis, Simple Minds, Slow Club, Soko, St. Vincent, T-Rex, Taffy (!), Tegan & Sara, The Beat, The Beatles, The Black Keys, The Clash, The Cult, The Cure, The Electronic Antholgy Project, The Fall, The Flaming Lips (but not this), The Kinks, The Raveonettes, The Specials, The Supremes, The Velvet Underground, The Very Best, The Wedding Present, Xiu Xiu, Zomby, DJ Shadow AND Florence & The Machine. And those are just the ones I could be bothered typing out.
As always, Record Store Day will be hitting the UK in the 21st of April, and is the perfect opportunity to show that local institution some love. So, you know, start saving.