Record Store Day 2013 is fast approaching. The annual lovefest for Indie record retailers, the lifeblood of labels like us, and often the anchor businesses for the "cool part of town" throw one helluva party every year. Loads of sales, special releases and in store performances. SUPPORT LOCAL! SUPPORT INDIE!!!
Seriously, do you really want another Quizno's to open up in their place?
Check the link above for participating stores in your area, and we'll have all kinds of sale pricing and listening posts out there for you.
Our RSD release is Justin Townes Earle's Yuma EP on 10" Gold Vinyl. Comes with a digital card. First time on vinyl. Limited to 1000 Gold copies and 1000 Black vinyl.
Here's a list of FREE IN STORE PERFORMANCES
JC BROOKS & THE UPTOWN SOUND @
RECKLESS RECORDS- 3PM
3126 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60657
BOTTLE ROCKETS @ EUCLID RECORDS 7PM
601 E. Lockwood St. Louis, MO 63119
LUKE WINSLOW-KING @ LAURIE'S PLANET OF SOUND 3PM
4639 N. Lincoln Ave Chicago, IL 60625
BEN WEAVER @ HYMIE'S VINTAGE RECORDS Time TBD
3820 E. Lake St. Minneapolis MN 55406
DEADSTRING BROTHERS @ HORIZON RECORDS Noon
2-A W Stone Ave Greenville, SC 29609
On Record Store Day April 2012, we released two singles---by Lydia Loveless and Justin Townes Earle--- exclusively for independent retailers. Well, they disappeared super fast, but we've got about 100 or so of each we can now offer to you directly.
And so we will, but act fast...cuz after this, they be gone gone gone.
Then you'll have to shell out $40 to buy one on eBay from some dude who bought them all up that morning...
As you may or may not know, April 16th is Record Store Day and we've got a boat load of activities and releases to help celebrate the existence of your local neighborhood purveyors of music. Support them, dammit!
Anyway, here's a few things that have popped up this week hyping it.
»A write up in Chicago's New City about our Big Star day party
»An interview in the Onion AV Club with Bloodshot Rob about the day's events and the importance of local shops. Includes a video of Ha Ha Tonka performing and a photo of Rob that looks like it was taken after he woke up from a 2 week nap under a bridge. Ladies: try not to swoon, and don't call the office asking for a date---he's left the building to hunt down the editor who picked the photo.
Enjoy the day!
Last Saturday was Record Store Day, and by all accounts it was a rousing success all across the country. Perhaps folks are coming to a greater realization that shopping for records is WAY more fun than downloading a bunch of ones and zeroes onto their hard drives in the bubble of their bedroom or office.
Several Bloodshot folks participated with in-store performances. Here are some field reports from the bands, fans and store owners.
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Just in time for Record Store Day—the DVD release of the independent documentary, "I Need That Record! The Death (and Possible Survival) of the Independent Record Store" featuring Ian MacKaye, Thurston Moore, Mike Watt ... and Rob from Bloodshot! You can pick up the DVD exclusively at independent record stores starting tomorrow. For more information, visit: ineedthatrecord.com.
Today marks third annual Record Store Day -- the celebration of independently-owned record stores which continue to thrive amongst Bit Torrents and Big Box retailers. To honor them, here's some of our favorite indie record stores as picked by Bloodshot staff and artists. Thank you to all the independent records stores that have supported our artists throughout the years -- it's impossible to list all the stores (still thriving and dearly departed) that have made it possible to celebrate our 15th anniversary. Feel free to tell us about your favorite record store in the comments below. And be sure to visit your favorite record store today (Bloodshot's also got a few goodies at these participating retailers).Read full piece