Friday, April 17, 2009

Record Store Day!

Tomorrow, April 18th, is Record Store Day, the one special day that has been specifically designed just to make us buy stuff that I actually believe in.

Last year Dave celebrated this special day by posting a list of some excellent places to buy vinyl that were walking distance from our old location on Lisgar - now that we're up on Bloor I thought I'd add Soundscapes, Zoinks, and Sonic Boom to the list.

Both Soundscapes and Rotate This are having 10% off sales, and Sonic Boom will be having live bands play plus free give-aways for folks who bring non-perishables for the Daily Bread Food Bank.

There are also a bunch of Record Store Day exclusive releases from various labels, a preview of which can be found here on Pitchfork.

And if you'd like to do a bit of research on independent record stores and labels, you can watch a good documentary about Rough Trade here.

And last but not least, this is a pretty hilarious interview with Will Oldham talking about his newest release and his concern about the future of Touch and Go and the recording industry in general. Oh and he also calls Wes Anderson a "cancer".

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