***** 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: