Talk Talk Talk Talk Talk Myself to Death: Record Store Day

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Record Store Day

What music are you planning to buy on Saturday? It's Record Store Day, so whatever you get, make sure that you buy it in a record store. It's seemed to me that record stores are getting fewer and farther between, a perception that's only reinforced when Stereogum opens its Record Store Day story by asking, "When's the last time you went to an actual record store? Like where you have to walk through a door and can't just click 'download'?" Is it that unusual nowadays to go to a record store and browse? Maybe it is. So that's all the more reason to hit the stores tomorrow.

This event just seems to be growing and growing--this year is chock full of record stores with special programming. Check the interactive U.S. map for who and where (or, outside of the States, here's an international page (with seventeen countries featured). Also, a number of artists are providing limited vinyl releases, mostly singles, but a few albums. Here's a list of what was scheduled to be available. Douglas Wolk helpfully offers his own run down of much of those releases at Pitchfork, although he also reports that the offerings from Elvis Costello and Modest Mouse, as well as a New Order reissue, aren't going to make the deadline by tomorrow.


At 10:37 PM, April 25, 2009, Blogger Jason said...

The nice thing about your decision not to update the blog every day is that I can pretend it's still Record Store Day.

So what is good to listen to these days? What are the must-buy albums of 2009 so far?

I just discovered Glasvegas -- a few months late, I know, but what a phenomenal band.

There's a new album by Dylan out. I need to pick that up, though I'm sure I'll do the same thing I did with his last few albums -- listen to it once or twice, then go back to Blonde on Blonde and Highway 61 and Blood on the Tracks. The fault is mine, not Dylan's, but I just can't get into his new stuff, as good as it is (and the last two albums were good).

Phoenix has a new album coming out in a few weeks. They played two of the songs off the album on SNL a few weeks ago, and it's just ... wow.

At 12:15 AM, May 01, 2009, Blogger Jason said...

Since I'm too lazy to start my own blog and since Doug is too busy to update his, here are some more musical recommendations:

The Thermals have a new album called "Now We Can See." Buy it. Now.

All I've heard off the new Gomez album is "Airstream Driver," but that song is great.

I haven't listened to Art Brut vs. Satan yet, but here's my dilemma: when it comes to comics, I prefer Marvel, and when it comes to milkshakes, I prefer vanilla. Will this album speak to me?


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