Monday, February 2, 2009
On April 18th, music lovers will unite to celebrate a venerable global institution: the independent record retailer. Yes, that special day marks the second annual Record Store Day, and with it comes all manner of free goodies, contests, exclusive music releases, feats of strength, in-store performances, signings, meet-and-greets, occasional nudity and other assorted hoopla. Consider this an early reminder to pencil this in your calendars, PDA’s and palms of your hands.
Oh yes, and news of some of the exclusives you can pick up at your participating local store are starting to leak out on the interwebs. Matador Records is doing special limited edition (2,500) pressings of these exclusives:
Jay Reatard/Sonic Youth split 7″ - “Hang Them All” (JR) b/w “No Garage” (SY)
Sonic Youth/Beck split 7″ - “Pay No Mind” (SY covering Beck) b/w Beck - “Green Light” (Beck covering SY)
Pavement Live In Germany LP
Let’s all get out and support this one vinyl junkies and music nerds. This is one institution we can’t afford to lose.