Friday, April 17, 2009
Record Store Day! April 18 2009
Sat, April 18, 2009
We have all noticed how scary the situation has been for record stores in the last few years. With the combination of illegal downloads, iTunes, and the recession, we are in danger of losing our beloved treasure troves of CD and vinyl.
To try to re-awaken awareness of and excitement for independent stores, most of them across the nation are bringing in bands, music writers, exclusive merch, and a plethora of other free goodies and perks!
Highlights of the exclusive merch include:
- Sets from Matador Records including Sonic Youth and Beck covering each other and a unreleased Pavement live LP from Germany.
- My Morning Jacket live EP, Celebraciòn de la Ciudad Natàl.
- Blood on the Tracks, a vinyl-only compilation from Domino Records.
- Bob Dylan's "Dreaming of You"/"Down Along the Cove" 7", recorded live at Bonnaroo.
- Exclusive Death Cab for Cutie tee
- An 18-track Iron and Wine live album, taped at a 1995 show in Norfolk, Virginia.
- "The Rake's Song"/"East India Lanes", a 7" from the Decemberists.
- 7" from Kill Rock Stars labelmates the Thermals and Thao With the Get Down Stay Down.
- Vinyl reissues of Jane's Addiction's Ritual de lo Habitual and Nothing's Shocking.
- "Wrong"/"Oh Well", a 7" from Depeche Mode.
- Limited Edition Gibson/Epiphone guitars!
- A split 7" from Andrew Bird and Loney Dear.
- "Break Up the Pavement"/Love's…", a red vinyl 7" from the Pretenders.
- The Yeah Yeah Yeahs' It's Blitz vinyl LP.
- The Talking Heads' 77 LP on 180-gram vinyl.
- A split 10" picture disc from Cursive and Ladyfinger.
- A four-LP retrospective compilation from Def Jam.
And a list of participating stores in Colorado:
Angelo's CDs, Aurora
Albums on the Hill, Boulder
Bart's CD Cellar, Boulder
Independent Record and Video, Colorado Springs. all locations
The Leechpit, Colorado Springs
Cheapo Discs, Denver
Independent Record and Video, Denver
LP Hound's Vinyl House, Denver
Twist and Shout, Denver
Wax Trax, Denver
Southwest Sound, Durango
Sgt Pepper's Music and Video, Estes Park
The Finest Record Store, Ft Collins
Rock 'n' Robin's, Ft Collins
Angelo's CDs, Littleton
Pueblo Records and Tapes, Pueblo
Independent Records and Video, Pueblo
Angelo's CDs, Thornton
Angelo's CDs, Wheat Ridge
Independent Music Lovers, Unite and Mobilize!