In case you haven't heard or read about this, this Saturday we'll be taking part in the third annual Record Store Day, which is actually being held across the globe. For some info on what it's all about -- although you can pretty much assume what its motivations are -- check out www.recordstoreday.com
WE WILL BE OPENING AT 10 A.M. SATURDAY
Last year was awesome and I guess people felt left out because there are tons of releases coming out that day that are limited. Now, what does this mean for you? Well, over the past week we've been receiving tons of freebie goodies to give away in honor of Record Store Day. If you stop by on Saturday, we'll have a bag full of free stuff for you. It's first-come, first-serve, so if we're out of them by the time you get here, we're sorry. So try to make it earlier rather than later. These includes free LPs, 7"s, CDs, posters, a couple Devo hats, stickers, etc.
ALSO there are Record Store Day EXCLUSIVES for sale only at participating indie stores. These are almost all very limited in nature, and in many case we did NOT get that many or as many as we ordered, so be ready. There were way more labels participating this year so there are bound to be some things I didn't even know about as well. We're trying our best to get everything though, but sometimes things slip through the cracks and with this many releases we had to budget ourselves a bit as well. There are also a bunch of UK ONLY releases. Those are listed here. but we WILL NOT have the UK releases. A lot of people keeping asking since there are some nice ones, but those are for UK stores only.
The releases include:
F*CKED UP • DAYTROTTER SESSION 7” (with limited LUNCHBOX RECORDS COVER!!!)
HOT WATER MUSIC "Live in Chicago" --7"
Soft Machine - Live at Henie Onstad Art Centre 1971 2xLP
REAL ESTATE Reality LP+tape
KURT VILE God Is Saying This To You LP+tape
PEARL HARBOR Something about the Chaparalls LP+tape
Beach House “Zebra” 12”
The Album Leaf “There Is a Wind” 12”
Dum Dum Girls/ Male Bonding 7”
Happy Birthday “Shampoo” 7”
Soundgarden “Hunted Down” 7” Reissue
CocoRosie “Lemonade” 7”
SP20: Casual Nostalgia Fest CD
MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD - MERCILESS LP (CLEAR VERSION LTD TO 100)
telekenesis - dirty thing 7"
superchunk -misfits & mistakes (AUTOGRAPHED) 7"
Hundred in the Hands-Undressed in Dresden 7"
Jamie Lidell-Compass 7"
Daedelius-Righteous Fist of Harmony 12"
Josh Ritter-So Runs the World Away LP+CD
Dave Holland Octet-Pathways LP
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez-Solar Gambling LP
RX Bandits-Live at Park Avenue CD
Budos Band/Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Day Tripper/Money 7"
David Bazan-Live at Electrical Audio-LP - delayed until 5/4
David Bazan-Live at Electrical Audio-CD
Menomena+Helio Sequence-Pilgrim's Progress/Converter 7"
Thermals/Cribs - split 7"
Apples in Stereo-Future Vintage Covers of the Apples in Stereo-LP (with Ted Leo, Elf Power, Maps & Atlases, more...)
let's wrestle/love language 7"
*Integrity - brand new 7" w/etched B-side CANCELLED
*This Will Destroy You "Moving on the Edges of Things" 10" CANCELLED
*The All-American Rejects "Bad Eggs" 12" CANCELLED
Bouncing Souls - PICTURE DISC 7"
HOLD STEADY / HEAVEN IS WHENEVER LP
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY ( WYLDE,ZAKK ) / SKULLAGE LP
LENNON,JOHN / SINGLES BAG: 7 INCH BOXSET 7”
SEX PISTOLS / GREAT ROCK N ROLL SWINDEL LP
BIRD & THE BEE / INTERPRETING THE MASTERS 1: A TRIBUTE TO HALL & OATES LP
GABRIEL,PETER / BOOK OF LOVE 7”
GOLDFRAPP / HEAD FIRST LP
LACUNA COIL / SHALLOW LIFE: ACOUSTIC... 7”
MARY ONETTES / NIGHT BEFORE THE FUNERAL 7”
BAEZ,JOAN / JOAN BAEZ LP
MISSISSIPPI JOHN HURT / TODAY LP
FAHEY,JOHN / YELLOW PRINCESS LP
WATSON,DOC / DOC WATSON LP
GUY,BUDDY / MAN & THE BLUES LP
PLANTS & ANIMALS / LA LA LAND LP
RADIO GALAXIA / VARIOUS LP
BIRD SONGS / VARIOUS LP
CYPRESS HILL / RISE UP LP
SPRINGSTEEN,BRUCE/WRECKING BALL,GHOST OF TOM JOAD 10”
COHEED AND CAMBRIA/GUNS OF SUMMER 7”
MATTHEWS,DAVE-REYNOLDS,TIM/SQUIRM-LYING IN… 7”
PRESLEY,ELVIS/THAT’S ALL RIGHT 7”
FUN/AIM AND IGNITE 12”
GOGOL BORDELLO/WE COMIN’ ROUGHER... 7”
GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS/LEGION SESSIONS CD
DYLAN,JAKOB & COURTYARD HOUNDS/SEE YOU IN SPRING 7”
HENDRIX,JIMI/LIVE AT CLARK UNIV 1968 12”
COSTELLO,ELVIS / LIVE AT HOLLYWOOD HIGH 7”
GODSMACK / GODSMACK RECORD STORE DAY 7”
LA ROUX / BULLETPROOF: LIVE & REMIXED 7”
OWL CITY / OWL CITY RECORD STORE DAY 7”
POTTER,GRACE & NOCTURNALS / LIVE IN SKOWHEGAN CD
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE / FEEL GOOD HIT... (PICTURE DISC) 10"
REM / CHRONIC TOWN LP
SONIC YOUTH / HITS ARE FOR SQUARES LP
THEM CROOKED VULTURES / MIND ERASER...(PICTURE DISC) 10"
TV ON THE RADIO / DEAR SCIENCE LP
WEEZER / WEEZER RADITUDE: HAPPY RECORD STORE DAY CD
WHITE LIES / REMIX EP CD
YEAH YEAH YEAH’S / SKELETONS 7”
PHOENIX / FENCES (X2) 12”
DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS / YOUR WOMAN IS A LIVING THING... 7”
CAGE THE ELEPHANT / LIVE AT GRIMEY’S CD
JENNINGS,SHOOTER & HIEROPHANT / DON’T FEED... CD
WHITE RABBITS / ANTLERS / LIVE FROM DAYTROTTER 7”
ASTEROIDS GALAXY TOUR / FRUIT LP
KUTI,FELA / FELA KUTI (10”)
INFECTED MUSHROOM / KILLING TIME (X5) 12”
JACOB FRED JAZZ ODYSSEY / SENSATION OF SEEING LIGHT 7”
JENNINGS,MASON / FINGER PRINTS: SEPTEMBER 20 2009 CD
*GET UP KIDS / SIMPLE SCIENCE CD - DELAYED
ROYCE DA 5’9” / STREET HOP LP
DIFRANCO,ANI / LIVE AT BULL MOOSE 4-17-2009 CD
RODRIGUEZ / INNER CITY BLUES / I’M GONNA LIVE TILL I DIE 7”
DIOS / WE ARE DIOS CD
CASABLANCAS,JULIAN/11TH DIMENSION-LONG ISLAND BLUES 7”
MANCHESTER ORCH/LIVE AT PARK AVE CD
MGMT/SIBERIAN BREAKS 12”
MODEST MOUSE/MOON AND ANTARCTICA LP
HAWKINS,TAYLOR & COATTAIL RIDERS/RED LIGHT FEVER LP
PASSION PIT/LITTLE SECRETS 7”
VARIOUS ARTISTS • FRAGMENTS FROM A WORK IN PROGRESS 12”
THE MOUNTAIN GOATS • THE LIFE OF THE WORLD TO COME: DVD
ARTHUR RUSSELL • CALLING OUT OF CONTEXT LP
TED LEO AND THE PHARMACISTS • THE OLDEST HOUSE 7”
PAVEMENT • QUARANTINE THE PAST: THE BEST OF PAVEMENT 2xLP
JASON COLLETT • TO WIT TO WOO CDEP
BADLY DRAWN BOY • IS THERE NOTHING WE COULD DO? CD
SONIC YOUTH-CONFUSION IS SEX-LP
VELVET UNDERGROUND-LIVE WITH LOU REED V.1-LP
VELVET UNDERGROUND-LIVE WITH LOU REED V.2-LP
BEASTIE BOYS-WHITE LABEL-12"
BON IVER/PETER GABRIEL - COME TALK TO ME B/W FLUME 7"
VA-IT HAPPENED HERE-LP+7" (w/ Bonnie Prince Billy, Lou Barlow, Magnolia Electric Co., Entrance, Wovenhand, Maps & Atlases, Phosphorescent, more....)
BAND OF SKULLS-LIVE AT FINGERPRINTS-CD
COCONUT RECORDS-BORED TO DEATH THEME SONG 7"
STEEL TRAIN-LIKE A GHOST ON A TURNPIKE 7"
BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW-EATING US-2XLP
I NEED THAT RECORD-DVD
WE FUN - ATLANTA, GA INSIDE/OUT-DVD
ALSO, we will be having a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to be drawn on Saturday night.
AND IN ADDITION TO ALL OF THIS...we're going to bring out as many posters (and trust us, we have billions of them) & whatever else we can find to give to you. It helps us, it helps you, it helps the world. Ok, maybe not the whole world. But we hope you'll enjoy what you can have.
The only requirement to get all this stuff is to stop by and buy something -- or, at the very least, look around and see if there's anything you want. I'm sure other stores will have more strings attached to get some of these free items, but we'd rather you have them then not, you know? We appreciate the year-round business that everyone in this community (and beyond) has brought us, year after year. Stop by on this new holiday and get a little somethin' back.
AND most importantly, we are having a Record Store Day Sale. Or you can call it our 4.5 year anniversary sale since we didn't even have a 4th Anniversary sale. Anyhow, here's the deal:
EVERYTHING IN THE STORE IS 15% OFF! - LPs, CDs, DVDs, 7"s, 10"s, books, stickers, patches, everything! Saturday only! *Due to the limited nature of Record Store Day releases, however, those are not included in the sale.
ALL USED CDS & DVDS ARE BUY 1 GET 1 FREE! - This is combined with the 15% off.
FREE LUNCHBOX RECORDS CANVAS TOTEBAG WITH $50 PURCHASE - we had these made just for this and figured people might use this more than a shirt. We don't have pictures of these yet because they won't even be here until Friday, but they are cool. We ran out of our slipmats pretty quick last year, so if you want one, get here early. We'll also have new t-shirts in stock and stickers back in stock. It's been a while since we've had either and we have a new design and they are on nicer, softer shirts this time.
LIVE MUSIC BY (times are general targets):
BRAIN FLANNEL 6:30
ANDY THE DOOR BUM - 5:30
BRENT BAGWELL & GUESTS - 4:45
HAWKS - 4:00 PM
and hopefully some vegan baked goods for you....
See you Saturday!!
Now for my rant...(reprinted from last year for your convenience)
You're probably wondering what RECORD STORE DAY is anyway? I was at first too. But it's basically a revamped customer appreciation day where hopefully you the customer appreciates us as well and the fact that you live in or near a town that still has independent record stores. I personally don't like buy things online, but lots of people do. But it's great to know that you can go to a store and browse and stumble on things you never would have thought of or heard of otherwise. You don't get too much of that online. We also do everything in our capabilities to sell you records as cheap as we can. This means buying direct whenever possible and searching for deals and unfortunately not bringing some stuff in because big labels like to give chain stores better deals than the little guy. Our prices for most things we stock are typically $2-$5 cheaper than the big store across town. We don't do sales often because we prefer to make it cheap all of the time. We stock tons of LPs and 7"s because we love the format and when I opened this store the other stores we're still busy trying to kill the format. I believe in independent music and labels and try to stock as much as I can which means a lot of lesser known indie, punk and metal titles. I'm not against major labels, but 99% of what they release is manufactured garbage, although they were all once viable indie labels.
I've been going to record stores since as long as I can remember, buying my first 7" in 1984 and getting into punk a couple years later. It wasn't until I moved to Atlanta that I had good stores that stocked underground releases and I've been addicted ever since. If I didn't love record stores I wouldn't own one. I'd go get a job that made a lot more money. People come in here a lot and tell me they love the store and it's great, and lots of out of town folks and bands do too. I really have no reference point on that anymore since I'm here seven days a week. There's only 2 other stores that sell vinyl in town, one is oldies oriented and the other banned me for life when I stopped working there and opened my own store. So I never get to go to any other stores and just try to make mine the one I would want to go to. I'm nowhere near that point yet and am working to improve it all of the time. I value people's suggestions and take them seriously, probably a little too seriously. But if you don't tell me what you want I can't read minds. The point of this being that I think the store is pretty good, and there are tons of folks that don't have a decent record store anywhere near them. So hopefully you'll support us. I realize the store isn't for everybody though.
We will continue to sell you lots of records we and you think are cool, and we will continue to have shows in the store as long as I can and bring awesome out of town bands to Charlotte. We are very thankful of those of you that have supported us for the last 4.5 years. And if you've never been here before, please come visit us.