More Record Store Day Events and Treasure Hunting

Ra Ra Riot

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; 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).
Merge Records
-   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″)

Record Store Day in the Southwest

 Back Ted N-Ted

Sporting a severe-looking Mohawk, Ryan Breen’s pliant dance music with a twang belies its creator’s gruff exterior.

Billed as “new wave for the 21st Century,” his group Back Ted N-Ted has an EP for sale on ITunes;

an LP is slated to drop this summer.


In celebration of Record Store Day, Back Ted N-Ted will be appearing at 4:00 PM at Stink Weeds in Phoenix Arizona. Bring your dancing shoes.

Record Store Day in Canada!

Record Store Day in Toronto

Paper Bag Records’s artists will be performing across Toronto at local record shops including Criminal Records, Sunrise, and Sonic Boom this coming Saturday, April 18th, 2009.    
Giveaways at each show.

Sunrise Records
336 Yonge Street,
Toronto, ON
1:15 pm

Sonic Boom
512 Bloor Street West,
Toronto, ON
5:30 pm

*stripped down performance
Criminal Records
493 Queen Street West,
Toronto, ON

Sonic Boom
512 Bloor Street West,
Toronto, ON
8:30 pm

Record Store Day Treasures Two: A couple more 7″s

7″ single with “Everyone is Guilty b/w Total Destruction”
Limited to 1000 copies

Everyone is Guilty”” is from Set ‘Em Wild, Set ‘Em Free and “Total
Destruction” is only available here.
Black Moth Super Rainbow:  
7″ orange vinyl with “Born on a Day” b/w “Born on a Day (demo)” Limited to 500 copies.

Record Store Day Treasures: Part One ““ Thrill Jockey

Record Toreism

With over 100 limited releases being pressed especially for Record Store Day, it’s hard to select favorites. But throughout the week, File Under ? will be listing select highlights to whet appetites.  

This from Thrill Jockey Records  

Thrill Jockey is proud to present our very own special contribution to Record Store Day (April 18th).   The deluxe “Records Toreism” LP will be limited to 900 copies and will feature on one side a drawing by Post Typography and a photo silk screen by Crosshair on the other.   The images portray record stores of the future, one if you support the community institutions and the other if you don’t.   Yes that is right, the inconvenient truth.   The printing and jacket fabrication will be done by Crosshair.    

Deluxe – all hand made, hand printed loveliness!    


1. Mountains “Windows”  

This is a new song that does not appear any place else.   It was recorded with love for the record store.  

2. Tortoise “High Class Slim Came Floatin’ In”    

This is a new song.   It will also appear on their new album in June.   Released early with love for the record store.    


1. Double Dagger   “Stagger Lee”    

This is a new song that does not appear any place else.   It was recorded with love for the record store.    

2.   White Hills   “Eye to Eye”    

“Eye To Eye” was previously released on Abstractions & Mutations, a limited edition CD-R release put together for a tour in September of 2007.   Released for the first time on LP with love for the record store.    

3. Trans Am Featuring Tim Soete “Wounded Monkey”  

This is an unreleased song recorded and mixed March 28, 2005 at MAINZ in Auckland, New Zealand.   Tim Soete on lead guitar and lead vocals.   Released with love for the record store.                  

 The album will also come with two inserts:   A zine “WhatsinstORe” with contributions from Ira Robbins (Trouser Press), Stephen Pastel (Pastels, Monorail), Ian MacKaye (Dischord, Evens, Fugazi, Minor Threat), Magas (Reckless Records, Magas), Julie Cafritz (Pussy Galore), Rick Wojeck (Dusty Groove), Nigel (Rough Trade Records London), Danny Beard (DB Records, Wax N Facts), Ron (Jazz Record Mart), Andee Connors (A Minor Forest, Aquarius Records) Josh Madell (Other Music), Bill Ryan (Pier Platters), Bundy Brown (Tortoise, Pullman, Directions, Dusty Groove) and more!    

The second insert, NAY! I say the first MANIFESTO, was written by an elusive crank known to dine with those that lay claim to Futurism.      

Feel the power!   Join the movement – RECORDSTORISM!!  

 Record Toreism 2