record store day

John Frusciante Will Release an Electronic Record in April

Former Red Hot Chili Pepper and current un-rock star John Frusciante will release an EP titled Foregrow on April 16 (which, coincidentally, happens to be Record Store…
Anna Gaca / February 18, 2016

Where Will You Be in 15 Years? Spotify, BOSE, Third Man Records, and More Look Ahead

The future of the music business has never been fuzzier. While Apple and YouTube enter the fray of the Great Music Streaming Wars and nightly…

Courtney Barnett Strips Down Her Cover of John Cale’s ‘Close Watch’

Courtney Barnett joined last weekend's Record Store Day festivities with a 7" of "Kim's Caravan" (taken from the recently released Sometimes I Sit And Think, And…
Rachel Brodsky / April 20, 2015

Hear Garbage’s Record Store Day Collaboration With Silversun Pickups’ Brian Aubert

As part of this year's Record Store Day, Garbage have teamed with Silversun Pickups' Brian Aubert for the glitchy, punky "The Chemicals." The video (above)…
Brennan Carley / April 16, 2015

Did Vinyl Really Die in the ’90s? Well, Sort Of…

Before vinyl could be reborn, it had to die. Over the past several years, the resurgence of vinyl sales has become a familiar story, though…
Marc Hogan / May 16, 2014

Country’s Largest Vinyl Manufacturer Expanding Operations

Over the weekend, Nashville fuzz-poppers Bully sent out the kind of email that's probably all too familiar to vinyl enthusiasts and record labels. "We're writing…
Marc Hogan / May 5, 2014

Nirvana Top Record Store Day 2014 Best-Sellers

Earlier today we reported that a handful of independent music shops experienced their best sales day ever on Saturday, April 19 — the 2014 installment…
Chris Martins / April 24, 2014

Record Store Day Sales Surge, Some Places to Best Ever

If the purpose of Record Store Day is to help independent shops sell, um, records, this year's event should rank among the best ever.Overall U.S.
Marc Hogan / April 24, 2014

Hear Two New Garbage Songs: ‘Girls Talk,’ and ‘Time Will Destroy Everything’

UPDATE: New YouTube audio embedded below.Garbage sneak-released a Record Store Day single this past weekend and one of the lucky fans who nabbed the green…
Chris Martins / April 21, 2014

Hear Black Angels’ Psyched ‘An Occurrence at 4507 South Third Street’

On Record Store Day (April 19), the Black Angels will birth Clear Lake Forest, a seven-track, limited-edition EP that's on the way via Blue Horizon Records.
Jen Jamin / April 16, 2014

Hear Jon Langford & Skull Orchard’s Buoyant, Folky ‘Days & Nights’ Single

On April 1, Jon Langford & Skull Orchard released Here Be Monsters, a 10-track album replete with nods to Langford's long-running cowpunk project Mekons. Now, less than a…
Cynthia Orgel / April 14, 2014

Lydia Loveless Gives Kesha’s ‘Blind’ An Alt-Country Makeover

Record Store Day is not only a celebration of brick and mortar vinyl peddlers, but also a great opportunity for artists and labels to push…
Claire Lobenfeld / April 3, 2014

Sub Pop’s 2014 Record Store Day Goodies Include Mudhoney, Pissed Jeans Rarities

Record Store Day 2014 is fast on the approach, and Sub Pop has revealed what they have lined up for the April 19 event. The…
Kyle McGovern / February 27, 2014

Record Store Day’s Priciest ‘Back to Black Friday’ eBay Flips

Record Store Day's Back to Black Friday event undoubtedly did its part to invigorate vinyl sales at independent record shops around the United States on…
Chris Martins / December 2, 2013

Record Store Day ‘Back to Black Friday’ 2013: A Shopping Guide

For a fourth straight year, the nation's independently owned music stores are offering a sequel to Record Store Day on the day after Thanksgiving. While…
Marc Hogan / November 27, 2013

Record Store Day Rarities Include Nirvana, Queens of the Stone Age, Nas, and More

Like it or not, the holiday season is fast on the approach, which means Record Store Day's annual Back to Black Friday event is also…
Kyle McGovern / October 22, 2013

Auction Winner Bails on Exorbitant Boards of Canada Record Store Day Vinyl

SPIN reported last week that the mysterious Boards of Canada 12-inch that surfaced on Record Store Day was sold on eBay for $5,700. Well, turns…
Kyle McGovern / May 16, 2013

Record Store Day Just Had Its Best Year Ever

In all the excitement that surrounds Record Store Day — the must-have lists, the exclusive new songs, the bragging rights — it's easy to forget…
Chris Martins / April 25, 2013

Record Store Day 2013 Swag: Show Us What You Got

SPIN chronicled Record Store Day in three cities this year, snapping photos of all the insanity in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. But what…
SPIN Staff / April 23, 2013

Wax Ecstatic: Photos of Record Store Day 2013’s Insanity

The sixth annual Record Store Day went down on Saturday, April 20. Every year, vinyl junkies the world over raid brick-and-mortar racks for wax, forming…
SPIN Staff / April 22, 2013
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