The upcoming Record Store Day promises diverse releases set for RSD Black Friday. Here is THE LIST. And while you’re checking it (at least) twice, “tune” into The Record Store Day Podcast, hosted by writer, producer, audiophile, Paul Myers.
Part 2 of the special two-part RSD Black Friday preview set drops this week, featuring a conversation with Marshall Crenshaw (whose debut album gets a double vinyl 40th anniversary reissue this Friday) and Part 1 is up now celebrating the life and music of the late Joe Strummer (1952-2002). Joe's surviving life partner Lucinda Tait remembers life with Joe during the time of his last band The Mescaleros, and discusses the expansive Joe Strummer 002: The Mescaleros Years box set recently released on the Dark Horse Records label. Joe's friend, filmmaker Don Letts, talks about Joe, forming Big Audio Dynamite (B.A.D.) with Mick Jones, and the new documentary about Letts' life, Rebel Dread. And Music Millennium’s Terry Currier returns to the show to remember the 1999 in-store at the iconic Portland Oregon record store that is at the heart of this year's RSD Black Friday limited edition vinyl release, Joe Strummer - Live At Music Millennium.
Folks can subscribe to the Record Store Day Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. Follow Paul Myers on Twitter and Instagram @pulmyears.
Speaking of social media (and engaging conversations with artists doing cool stuff), fans can follow @recordstoreday on Facebook and @recordstoredayus on Instagram for an upcoming chat this Friday when RSD talks with the one and only Butch Vig and his new SSVU bandmates (otherwise known as Silversun Pickups) about their new project, an art rock band that examines pop culture through existential true-life encounters. According to Silversun Pickups, “There was so much kinetic energy during the making of Physical Thrills and sometimes it needs a place to live. While we were listening to BV talk about his adventures with the famous, we would bounce around and start turning them into songs. And just like that, SSVU.” SSVU’s limited edition RSD Black Friday exclusive 7” “David Lynch Has a Painting Made of Flies Eyes” b/w “Suzanne Ciani” is in record stores this Friday.
*LIST OF RSD BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL RELEASES AND PARTICIPATING STORES: recordstoreday.com
*RSD BLACK FRIDAY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: bit.ly/RSDBFFAQ
*RECORD STORE DAY PODCAST: Wherever you get podcasts or bit.ly/RSDPODCAST
*RECORD STORE DAY ON SOCIAL MEDIA: @recordstoreday (FB and TW) @recordstoredayus (IG and TikTok)
About Record Store Day
Record Store Day, the organization, is managed by the Department of Record Stores and is organized in partnership with the Alliance of Independent Media Stores (AIMS), the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) and promotes independent record stores year-round with events, special releases and other fun things.
Record Store Day, the global celebration of the culture of the record store, takes place annually.
Record Store Day Sponsors:
ADA, Andover Audio, Crosley Turntables, Dogfish Head Brewery, Furnace Record Pressing, Glowtronics, InGrooves, Music Business Association, MVD Entertainment, The Orchard, Redeye Distribution, Sony Music, ThinkIndie, Traffic Distribution, URP Distribution, Vans, Vinyl Styl, WMX
For the most up-to-date information about Record Store Day, go to RecordStoreDay.com.