Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Record Store Day

This Saturday April 19th has been designated Record Store Day (recognized, even by the Scottish Parliament, as of a few hours ago). Intended to celebrate the now quaint experience of bricks and mortar music shopping, the notion has caught on with fairly big acts such as Built to Spill, R.E.M., Death Cab for Cutie, Vampire Weekend, Stephen Malkmus, and the Black Keys, who are all issuing special vinyl releases that day.

Other involvement includes Jello Biafra swiping your debit card for an hour a San Fransisco store, Metallica hosting in-store signings and Bjork producing 10 000 3D glasses for distribution in 300 indie stores so that fans can view a new version of her video "Wanderlust".

For more information, visit www.recordstoreday.com.

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