It’s Record Store Day on Saturday, April 18. This week, File Under ? has been covering events, releases and celebrations occurring on 4/18, but we’ve just scratched the surface. Some more are listed below. If you’re a North American reader and don’t find one in your area, amble on over to www.recordstoreday.com; chances are there’s a party in your neck of the woods too!
Barsuk Records has several artists making appearances:
- Ra Ra Riot “” performing at Flat, Black & Circular (East Lansing, MI) at 3pm
- Say Hi “” performing at Sonic Boom [Ballard] (Seattle, WA) at 3pm
- Menomena “” foosball tournament (!) at M-Theory (San Diego, CA) at 6pm
A number of stores will be giving away special commemorative Barsuk-label Jones Soda for the celebration, including Amoeba (Los Angeles, CA), Aquarius (San Francisco, CA), Easy Street (Seattle, WA), Fingerprints (Long Beach, CA), Lou’s Records (Encinitas, CA), M-Theory (San Diego, CA), Music Millennium (Portland, OR), Silver Platters (Seattle, WA), and Sonic Boom [Ballard] (Seattle, WA).
- Telekinesis will be helping Sonic Boom celebrate at their Capitol Hill location
- Superchunk will be signing EPs at Coachella
Sub Pop Records:
-Vetiver is appearing at Sonic Boom’s Ballard location at 4 PM.
Limited edition 7″s: Blitzen Trapper “War is Placebo”, Vetiver “Wishing Well”, Obits “I Can’t Lose”, and Flight of the Conchords “Pencils in the Wind”.
Iron and Wine will also be offering up a limited edition live CD recorded in Norfolk on June 20th, 2005. More info
Limited edition vinyl from Sonic Youth, Jay Reatard, and Pavement. More info
Arthur Russell – Love Is Overtaking Me (LP)
Camera Obscura – French Navy single (7″)
Elvis Perkins In Dearland – Lorraine Lookout (7″)