Here’s what happens when rich people think whatever they do is interesting and deserves to be shared with the rest of the world: For Record Store Day’s Black Friday event this year, actor/director John Malkovich will be releasing an album of him reading Plato’s Allegory Of The Cave over original pieces of music from Yoko […]
On the silver screen, John Malkovich has found fame as an actor, director, and Spike Jonze movie subject. Now, he's putting out a record. Like a Puppet Show is out on vinyl for Record Store Day's Black Friday event on November 27. This...Show More Summary
Here’s a little known Michelle factoid. Back in the day I worked at two local record stores Kemp Mill and the Wiz during X-mas break. We played Mannheim Steamroller and Trans-Siberian Orchastra’s Christmas albums until me ears bled.Show More Summary
Cassette Store Day, the tape-based counterpart to Record Store Day, returns this year on October 17. Now, a huge list of cassettes has been shared for the festivities in both the U.S. and the UK. In the U.S., releases include tapes from...Show More Summary
Back in Megafaun’s early days, Phil Cook’s day job was clerking the record store he co-owned. It seems like he wouldn’t have time for that these days; aside from his integral role in groups like Megafaun, the Justin Vernon-affiliated GAYNGS and DeYardmond Edison, and working on various pieces and parts of records by Hiss Golden […]
Before being rediscovered by singer-songwriter Ryley Walker in a Chicago record store in 2012, John Hulburt’s private press LP hadn’t seen the light of day in 40 years. Now that LP, Opus III, is getting re-released by Tompkins Square on August 28, thus letting listeners really dig into the late Hulburt’s acoustic stylings. Show More Summary
A couple gems in Ty Segall's giant discography are his T. Rex cover records—the 2011 Ty-Rex 12" and the 2013 Ty-Rex II 7", which were previously released as Record Store Day exclusives. On November 27 (Black Friday), Goner is releasing an expanded Ty-Rex reissue featuring the songs of both records along with an unreleased cover of "20th Century Boy". Show More Summary
Brick-and-mortar music stores, especially independent ones, are used to indignities these days. Amid the rises of online downloads and now music-streaming services, it’s taken every ounce of effort for record stores to cling to their sales—and their dignity. Show More Summary
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A New York-based rapper has taken the phrase "demo unit" quite literally, saying that he parked himself at Apple's SoHo store in Manhattan five days a week, for sixteen weeks, so he could use the store's display computers to record a full-length album.
In the wake of global Friday release dates, another initiative, Vinyl Tuesday, is starting up as a way to offer physical retailers new titles to sell and promote during the week. Launched by the Record Store Day organization, the weekly Tuesday physical street date will encourage artists, labels and distributors...
One of the highlights from this year's Record Store Day was a 45 box set from Numero Group that collected the seminal DIY punk label Ork Records' entire 1975-1979 output. If you missed out the first time around, fear not—the label's full discography will be available as a 4xLP/2xCD set. Ork Records: New York, New York is out October 30 via Numero. Show More Summary
Recording games on your console or PC is pretty easy these days. But, what if your game of choice is on mobile? Search Google's Play store, and there's a bevy of apps promising to record your screen with ease. Sadly, most of them require you root your device, or simply look a bit dodgy. Show More Summary
The Zombies, R.I.P. The only Record Store Day exclusive I was looking to pick up this year was the first U.S. vinyl release of R.I.P., The Zombies’ lost follow-up to Odessey And Oracle. Since The Zombies had broken up before Odessey was even released, the story of how R.I.P. Show More Summary
Record Store Day is an annual event celebrating independently-owned music outlets occurring on the third Saturday of April. But, baby, Record Store Day can be whenever you want it to be. “Live every day like it’s Record Store Day” — Trey C. Show More Summary
Robert Pattinson stops by a store to grab a snack after getting in a workout on Monday (June 8) in Los Angeles. That same day, the 29-year-old actor hit up a record store to browse the selection and was nice enough to take a photo with a fan! PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of [...]
17 year old high school junior Jarrett Koral founded Jett Plastic Recordings as a vinyl only label. This year for Record Store Day, he released a seven-inch by actor Macaulay Culkin’s Velvet Underground cover band. _______________________________ Macaulay Culin was not Jett Plastic's first release since launching in 2012 and the...
As the “record store day for fashion” hits the UK, fashion insiders compete to visit the most independent fashion boutiques in London.
With no guarantee of albums being available at specific stores, it's little more than a weekly cash-grab for the greedy minds behind Record Store Day.
Music fans will soon be able to snag vinyl exclusives every seven days.