Tuesday, March 10, 2009

MP3s Are Jealous.

From Starpulse.com:

The organizers of Record Store Day (Saturday, April 18) have been happily overwhelmed by a steady flurry of support and activity from artists, record labels and retailers wishing to participate in the annual event in salutation of the independent music store. This year Record Store Day is set to feature a number of exciting new products made especially for the event from such well-known artists as RadioheadWilcoTom Waits and Lucinda Williams and the Flight of the Conchords, just to name a few.

Also expected are classic split 7" releases from Tom Waits and Lucinda Williams who will issue a double 7" of live tracks from Atlanta and Edinburgh, as well as Sonic Youth exclusive Record Store Day split singles with Beck and Jay Reatard.

And in the "legends" category, Bruce SpringsteenBob DylanLeonard Cohen will all release RSD exclusive 7" singles. Def Jam also plans to release a 4 LP gatefold history of the label, the physical version of which will be for indies only.

Fans can expect more unique Record Store Day pieces from a diverse array of artists such as MetricSlipknotJane's AddictionThe SmithsThe StoogesMC5Modest MouseSlayerRivers Cuomo, the Black KidsBrandi CarlileTaking Back Sunday, among many others.

Record Store Day, April 18, 2009, coincidentally falls smack in the middle of the dazzling desert-set festival. Promoted by GoldenVoice, Coachella 2009 boasts such an eclectic mix of big name headliners as Paul McCartneyAmy WinehouseMy Bloody ValentinePublic EnemyTV on the RadioThe CureThe Hold Steady, Leonard Cohen, MorrisseyJenny LewisFranz Ferdinand as well as many others sure to be stopping by theRecord Store Day site to peruse the shelves for records and memorabilia and hang with their fans between sets.



Anonymous said...

Couple o' months ago I was in Twin Cities audiophilic landmark Treehouse Records lookin' to buy some music I can't really afford. While I was lookin' around I heard the clerk tell a woman who had brought in a load of CDs for trade that the store was no longer accepting CDs and would be making a conversion to a vinyl only shop. Who woulda thunk it?

Bernie "don't call my name out your window, i'm leavin'" King

Anonymous said...

I knew a girl who was so fat that when she stepped on the dance floor the whole band skipped. I have borrowed that joke from the late Rodney Dangerfield many times and it has never failed to bring a laugh, so long as the audience was at least 35 years old. Perhaps the joke will live on with vinyl making a comeback.