The Record Store Day releases

The forecast looks pretty good for this weekend, and we’re all gonna have a great time at our seventh annual Record Store Day block party! You can see a list of performers by clicking on “Events” above.

This week we have unpacked about a million boxes because the Record Store Day releases have begun to arrive. There’s a really remarkable variety this year, and its been fun to look at each as we unpack them. So far one of our favorites is a reissue of Mstislav Rostropovich’s recording of the second Shostakovich cello concerto, because its designed after the Soviet-era underground tradition of pressing bootleg records on old X-rays.

You can see the whole list of special, limited edition releases here. If there’s one you’re especially excited about, you can give us a call or send an email and we’ll be glad to let you know if we will have it in stock. The last of them should be arriving tomorrow afternoon.

On the local front we’re excited about the first ever vinyl pressing of the Marcy Playground album. Also, as a non-official Record Store Day release, Big Quarters are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their first album, The Cost of Living, with a double LP release. The Current did a great story on the release last week (here). Ever since Medium Zach brought some copies into the shop, it’s taken up a residency on our turntable!

 

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