Attention record shoppers: The Record Store Day website has just published the initial set of releases and re-pressings which will be available at independent record stores on April 17th 2010, the day otherwise known as Record Store Day. Some of these releases have been floated in the music press for a while, like The Cribs/Thermals split 7″, the F*cked 7″, the Ted Leo 7″, a re-pressing of Modest Mouse’s The Moon and Antarctica, and a vinyl version of the Starbucks Sonic Youth compilation, Hits Are for Squares. Others, like the Black Keys 12″ single, were rumored, but now have a tracklisting (“Tighten Up/Howlin’ For You”). That’s just the beginning.
Anti Records will be reissuing the first last two Joe Strummer solo albums for the first time on vinyl (Corrected 03.21). Subpop will be re-pressing Soundgarden’s “Hunted Down”/”Nothing To Say” single. Warner Bros. will be releasing The Flaming Lips take on Dark Side of the Moon on sea-foam green vinyl. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings and the Budos Band have a split 7″ featuring each band doing a Beatles tune. Nonesuch Records will be releasing a massive, 4 LP version of Wilco’s live album Kicking Television with eight previously unreleased numbers. Rhino Records will be releasing a 4LP Joy Division box set. And there’s more, lots and lots more. To see the full list of releases you’ll want to click here, or here for a downloadable pdf.
Keeping in the spirit of Record Store Day, all of these releases will be pressed in limited quantities and will go on sale at independent record stores on April 17th. Locally, your choices include Blue Arrow Records, Music Saves, Phonographic Arts in Cleveland, My Mind’s Eye in Lakewood, and Square Records in Akron.
Lastly, it’s worth noting that not all of the releases mentioned here or on the Record Store Day website will be available at every participating store. You’ll want to call or email ahead of time. And in the cases where the records are in very limited quantity, or in very high demand, you’ll want to get in line before the store opens.