For crate diggers like myself, Record Store Day is the undisputed king of unofficial holidays.  Why?  Take a look at some of the releases announced for Record Store Day 2011:

The Black Angels – Another Nice Pair (Reissue of LITA EPs) on Red Vinyl
The Black Angels – Phosphene Nightmare 10″ on colored vinyl
Deerhunter – Memory Boy 7″
The Flaming Lips – Heady Nugs (The First Five Warner Bros. Releases) vinyl box set
Foo Fighters – Medium Rare (Covers LP)
Fucked Up – Town Comp
Green Day and Husker Du split single – Don’t Want to Know if You’re Lonely
Grinderman – Palaces of Montezuma 12″ single
Grinderman – Evil 12″ single
Lower Dens – “Deer Knives” b/w “Tangiers” 7″
Nirvana – Hormoaning 12″ EP
Pearl Jam – Vs (Reissue)
Pearl Jam – Vitalogy (Reissue)
Ty Segall – Ty Rex 12″ EP
Sonic Youth – Whore’s Moaning 12″ EP
Television – Live at the Old Waldorf 2XLP on white vinyl

And those are just the releases I’d consider buying. There will be a whole lot more in your record store on Record Store Day. For a full list, click the link below.

MORE: Full List of 2011 Record Store Day Releases (PDF)