The Beastie Boys, Phoenix, Sonic Youth, Drive-By Truckers and Fela Kuti are included among the wealth of exclusive pieces that will be available on Record Store Day at select participating independent record stores. In support of indie record stores and the annual occasion, many labels have created special cds, records, box sets, and more for some of their most celebrated artists that will only be available on April 17, 2010 until they sell out. There are hundreds of these special collectibles, all of which can be found at RecordStoreDay.com .
Exclusive pieces will be available from the following artists:
Beastie Boys – Super surprise content white label 12” vinyl (1,000 available)
Drive-By Truckers – “Your Woman is a Living Thing”/”Just Maybe” 7” vinyl single (both tracks RSD exclusives)
Fela Kuti – 4 songs recorded in LA in 1969 10” EP with replica cover artwork of first Nigerian Fela Kuti record (1,000 available)
Sonic Youth – Hits Are For Squares, 15 tracks selected by other artists with exclusive new Sonic Youth track “Slow Revolution” on individually numbered Double LP [Confusion is Sex and EVOL reissues on 12” white and pink vinyl respectively available early for RSD as well]
Phoenix – “Fences” album track plus remix 12” single on pink vinyl (first vinyl from Phoenix; 3,500 available)
These are only a sample of the amazing items that will be in stores on Record Store Day. More will be announced in the next two weeks leading up to Record Store Day and you can also head to RecordStoreDay.com to see them all now.
Cincinnati, OH’s own The Seedy Seeds will be releasing their own 7 inch vinyl record through Shake It Records, where they will also be performing at 9pm.
About Record Store Day:
Record Store Day, organized by the Music Monitor Network, the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS), and the Alliance of Independent Music Stores (AIMS) celebrates the culture of independent record stores by playing host to in-store events/performances, signings and special product releases on a global scale. It takes place on Saturday, April 17, 2010.
Record Store Day 2010 is sponsored by Crosley Radio, EMI Distribution, Fontana Distribution, Gotta Groove, NARM, RED Distribution, Sony Music, Universal Music Distribution, Vivendi Entertainment, WEA Distribution, and Warner Bros. Records.