***** FRIDAY 20 APRIL RSD UPDATE ****
Biggest news is our WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE release of Dunedin band DEATH AND THE MAIDEN's new album 'WISTERIA' !! LPs and CDs in store !!
As per usual...
See you bright and early tomorrow morn SATURDAY 21 APRIL - RSD 2018 !!!
What is International Record Store Day or RSD??
In a nutshell - its a day of celebrating record store culture, the music, the people, the communities. We've been doing it since we opened in 2013 - and its a fun time and our fave day of the year. Some people have called the day a sell-out - we think of it as a positive thing... good vibes, good tunes and a celebration of sharing music in a face-to-face real-life way.
How did it start?
Here's a little history from the good folks at recordstoreday.com:
"Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. The first Record Store Day took place on April 19, 2008. Today there are Record Store Day participating stores on every continent except Antarctica.
This is a day for the people who make up the world of the record store—the staff, the customers, and the artists—to come together and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently owned stores play in their communities. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet & greets with artists, parades, DJs spinning records, and on and on. In 2008 a small list of titles was released on Record Store Day and that list has grown to include artists and labels both large and small, in every genre and price point. For several years, 60% or more of the Record Store Day Official Release List came from independent labels and distributors. The list continues to include a wide range of artists, covering the diverse taste of record stores and their customers."
As always we have ordered a ton of stuff that will hopefully arrive in time for the day...
New Zealand stores are the first to celebrate RSD in the world - so sometimes it can be a nerve-wracking few days beforehand! Exciting times SAT 21 APRIL !!
Usually we don't know exactly what we've been supplied until the day...
so it will be FIRST COME FIRST SERVED in store...
Items not sold in store during the day will be posted to our website at the close of business!
For more info on the kinds of items released this year for RSD see the following lists:
Here are the complete official lists for RSD 2018:
On TUE 30 JAN - the Roger Waters "US & THEM" tour hits Dunedin town - so we're celebrating with a RELICS 2-DAY SALE !!
TUE 30 JAN & WED 31 JAN
RELICS TEAM FAVES - Our Favourite 2017 Albums !!
The albums and grooves that we loved this year - we recommend a listen if you like to discover new sounds...
Dave, Irene, Bebe, Arlo & Andrew
Here are the VINYL albums folks loved to buy this year at Relics... lots of fine Dunedin and NZ music, some goodies and some oldies...
Who needs a reason to celebrate? The sun is out, Stevie Nicks and the Pretenders and All Seeing Hand are in Dunedin town and it's Black Friday on Fri 24 Nov!!
ONLINE sale starts 12:00am FRI 24 NOV...
SPECIAL BLACK FRIDAY VINYL RELEASES and LIMITED EDITIONS have arrived.
These will be available in store on Friday - no holds - first come first served!
Whatever is left of special Black Friday stock at shop close on Fri 24 will be posted online to join the rest of our cyber sale !!
15 % off EVERYTHING IN STORE and ONLINE at relicsmusic.co.nz
* Please make sure you select the correct shipping amount to ensure no hassles*
15% OFF ALL WEEKEND !!
Love from the RELICS crew xxx