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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Blowing the Kid's College Fund - One Record at a Time

Ah Record Store Day… You started with such humble beginnings three years ago; a fresh-faced newborn with so much promise and even that new baby smell. Thankfully the Pampers have been abandoned and this year’s incarnation promises an unprecedented delivery of the goods. This one dear reader, you can not afford to miss. What makes Record Store Day 2010 (which takes place this Saturday, April 17th) are the many special events and unique, ultra-collectible releases that bands and labels are doing in honour of the event.  (Spoiler Alert - Video Preview Here.)

So get out their and support your favourite independent record store. (Try the Slip n' Slide! at Grooves), and hear some great live music.  I fully intend on blowing the offspring’s College fund. How can I resist cool and limited released by Blur, Flaming Lips, Mountain Goats, Pavement and so many more! (List below) In Blur’s case, their new song, “Fool’s Day,” is being released in a super-limited (1,000 copy) seven-inch vinyl edition. Their first new music in seven years!

Get out their and do your thing people! But do tell, which ones are you hoping to pick up?  For the locals Grooves Record Store on Clarence Street in London has a tonne of live performances lined up.  Check out that schedule here.

The Album Leaf – 12″
“There Is A Wind (Acoustic)”/“Landing In Snow” b/w “Resonations”/“Falling From The Sun (Jamuel Saxon Sunburnt Remix)”
Asteroids Galaxy Tour – 12”
Beach House – 12″
“Zebra”/“The Arrangement” b/w “Baby”/“10 Mile Stereo (Cough Syrup Remix)”

The Black Keys – Howling For You 12″

Bloc Party – Silent Alarm LP w/“Little Thought” 7″

Blur – Fool’ Day 7”

Bon Iver/Peter Gabriel – Split 7″
“Come Talk To Me” b/w “Flume”

Bright Eyes – Fevers and Mirrors LP

Broken Bells – 7″

Caribou – Odessa Remixes 12″

Julian Casablancas – 7″
“11th Dimension”(Live) b/w “Long Island Blues”

Coco Rosie – 7″
“Lemonade” b/w “Surfer Girl” (Beach Boys)

Coconut Records – ?

Elvis Costello – Live at Hollywood High 7″

The Cribs – s/t LP

DA – Exclamation Point LP

Deerhoof – Apple O LP

Deerhoof – Green Cosmos LP

Ani DiFranco – Live At Bull Moose CD

Dios – We Are Dios CD

Drive-By Truckers 7″
“Your Woman Is A Living Thing” b/w “Just Maybe”

Dum Dum Girls/Male Bonding Split 7″
“Pay For Me” b/w “Before It’s Gone”

Editors – 7″

Electric Eels – 7″
“Agitated” b/w “Cyclotron”

Exit Clov – Cover Boy 7″
“Sing Your Life (Morrissey)”, “Steppin’ Razor” (Peter Tosh) b/w “The KKK Took My Baby Away” (The Ramones), “Mongoloid” (Devo)

The Fall – 7″
“Bury” b/w “Cowboy Gregorie”

Fucked Up – Daytrotter Session 7″

Flaming Lips – Dark Side of the Moon LP

Get Up Kids – Simple Science CD

Godsmack – 7″

Happy Birthday – 7″
“Shampoo” b/w “Alien”

The Hold Steady – Heaven Is Whenever LP

Mason Jennings – Live at Fingerprints CD

Shooter Jennings & Hierophant – Don’t Feed the Animals CD

Fela Kuti – s/t 10″

La Roux – 7″

Ted Leo & the Pharmacists – 7″
“The Oldest House” b/w “North Coast”

John Lennon – 7″ Singles Bag
1A: John Lennon – Mother
1B: Yoko Ono – Why
2A: John Lennon – Imagine
2B: John Lennon – It’s So Hard
3A: John Lennon – Watching the Wheels
3B: Yoko Ono – Yes, I’m Your Angel

Steve Mason – LP

Mastodon – Blood Mountain LP

Menomena/Helio Sequence – Split 7″
“Pilgrim’s Progress” b/w “Converter”

Midlake – The Trials of Van Occupanther LP

Modest Mouse – The Moon and Antarctic 180g 2xLP

Mogwai – ? (Unconfirmed)

Mountain Goats – The Life of the World to Come: A Film by Rian Johnson DVD

Neu! – 12″
“Crazy” b/w “Euphoria”

Nirvana – Colored LPs(?) (Unconfirmed)

Owl City – 7″
“Fireflies” b/w “Vanilla Twilight”

Pavement – 7″
“Cut Your Hair” b/w “Grounded”

Pavement – Quarantine The Past (Fan-Curated Edition) 2xLP

Phoenix – 12″ (Pink Vinyl)
“Fences” b/w “Fences” (Remix)

Grace Potter And The Nocturnals – Live In Skowhegan

Queens of the Stone Age - Feel Good Hit of the Summer 10″

R.E.M. – Chronic Town 12″ EP

Rodriguez – 7″

Rolling Stones – 7″
“Plundered My Soul” b/w “Down the Line”

Royce Da 5′9″ – 12″

Arthur Russell – Calling Out Of Context LP

Sex Pistols – The Great Rock ‘N’ Roll Swindle 180g 2xLP

She & Him – 7″ (In Tote Bag)
“In The Sun” b/w “I Can Hear Music”

Simian Mobile Disco – Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release LP

Sonic Youth – Hits Are For Squares 2xLP

Soundgarden – 7″ (Orange Vinyl)
“Hunted Down” b/w “Nothing To Say”

Them Crooked Vultures – 10″
“Mind Eraser, No Chaser”/”Hwy 1″ (Live) b/w Interview

The Thermals/The Cribs – Split 7″
“Separate” b/w “So Hot Now”

This Will Destroy You – 10″

Tutu & The Pirates – Sub-Urban Insult Rock For The Anti-Lectual LP

TV On The Radio – Dear Science LP

V/A – Fragments From A Work In Progress 12″ (4AD)

A1: Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – “Menopause Man”
A2: Tune-Yards – “You Yes You”
B1: Blonde Redhead – “Not Getting There”
B2: Gang Gang Dance – “Slime City (Heaven)”
B3: The Big Pink – “With You”

V/A – SP20: Casual Nostalgia Fest CD (Sub Pop)
(All live recordings)

1. Green River – “Leech”
2. Wolf Parade – “Fine Young Cannibals”
3. The Vaselines – “Dying for It”
4. Obits – “Run”
5. Les Thugs – “Dirty White Race”
6. Eric’s Trip – “Smother”
7. Beachwood Sparks – “You Take the Gold”
8. Blitzen Trapper – “Furr”
9. Flight of the Conchords – “Carol Brown”
10. Iron & Wine – “Woman King”
11. Constantines – “Why I Didn’t Like August ‘93”
12. Seaweed “Baggage”
13. Grand Archives – “Dig That Crazy Grave”
14. Low – “Silver Rider”
15. The Helio Sequence – “Lately”
16. Kinski – “The Wives of Artie Shaw”
17. Pissed Jeans – “Caught Licking Leather”
18. Mudhoney – “The Open Mind”
19. Comets on Fire – “Dogwood Rust”

Velvet Underground – Live 1969 LP

Weezer – Raditude Re-release (?)

White Lies - Remix EP

White Rabbits/The Antlers – Daytrotter Sessions Split 7″

Wooden Shjips – 7″
“What It Is” b/w “Buddy”

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – 7″
“Skeletons” b/w “Skeletons” (Live)

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – s/t 12″ EP

Yeasayer – O.N.E. 12"


Allison said...

That is a lot of releases!

I'm hoping to make it downtown to go through a couple shops. I must give myself a spending limit...

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Never mind the college fund, if that is your wish list, you may need to do some refinancing on your house.

I wish I could get to London for Record Store Day, as obviously you folks do it up in proper style. I have to admit I was really disappointed in Sloth Records' attempts to observe the day last year - a few cds were on sale, but other than that it might as well have been a Monday in November.

Maybe this year I will try a store whose door I have not yet darkened.