April 15, 2011

Ready Your Wallets & Plan Your Schedule: Record Store Day is Tomorrow!



We love Record Store Day. Our credit scores, do not. The annual celebration of independent record stores has become a day record lovers all across America save up for (or ignore the reality of their bank accounts completely) to stand in line to thumb through special 7”s and to see in-store performances from bands big and small. Record Store Day is both Black Friday and Christmas for record lovers. Like the true addicts we are, we’ll be making our rounds: Sonic Boom, Easy Street, Porchlight, Jive Time, Wall of Sound and Silver Platters all have scheduled stops.

Here’s a locally focused guide to releases, deals and in-stores tomorrow.

Local Record Store Day In-Stores

12pm ‒ Easy Street (Queen Anne) ‒ Peter Buck (signing) 1pm ‒ Sonic Boom (Capitol Hill) ‒ The Moondoggies (acoustic) 2pm ‒ Easy Street (Queen Anne) ‒ Duff McKagen’s Loaded 2pm – Sliver Platters (Queen Anne) ‒ Massy Ferguson 3pm ‒ Sonic Boom (Ballard) ‒ The Head and the Heart 3pm ‒ Sliver Platters (Queen Anne) ‒ Zoe Muth 3pm ‒ Easy Street (West Seattle) ‒ Grieves and Budo (signing) 4pm ‒ Silver Platters (Queen Anne) ‒ The Tea Cozies 5pm ‒ Sonic Boom (Capitol Hill) ‒ Telekinesis 7pm ‒ Easy Street (Queen Anne) ‒ The Head and the Heart

Notable Local Record Store Day Releases

Built To Spill – Ripple 7” Damien Jurado – Live at Landlocked – 12” Death Cab For Cutie – DCFC In Living Stereo 7” Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues/Grown Ocean 12″ The Head and The Heart – s/t debut on Sub Pop (cd and vinyl) Kill Rock Stars Compilations – 12” Light in the Attic – Portable Shrines Magic Sound Theater Vol 1 – Double 12” Nirvana – Hormoaning 12″ Pearl Jam – Immortality/Rearviewmirror 7” Wild Flag – Debut 7”

And here’s a list of all the special Record Store Day releases.

General Record Store Day Deals:

Easy Street: Ticket Giveaways, swag and a photo show by Robertsen Ashman of local musicians including HATH at the West Seattle location. Everyday Music: 20% of all used merchandise, 10% off all new merch Jive Time: 20% off all records, CDs & DVDs, free hand-screened RSD Posters with purchases over $25 Silver Platters: 15% off regular prices Sonic Boom: 10% off with two nonperishable items

Tip of the Hat to Reverb for tracking down the specific record store deals.