Record Store Day descends again on 21 April. While there's a slew of quick-fix vinyl pressings to wade through, and restrictions on participating shops, there's also some releases to watch out for and events to get behind. Here's our roundup.
Chicago's Numero Group is going all out again, setting up a temporary record shop and radio station, releasing two 7"s in editions of 100 plus an LP compilation of tracks. More details here.
Double Six are issuing a collection of remixes of work by John Cale with Maria Minerva, Tim Hecker, Leyland Kirby, Alva Noto and Actress on the buttons. Listen to Hecker and Minerva's remixes below:
Other official Record Store Day releases of note include, but are not limited to: an Animal Collective four track EP, Bitchin Bajas, a Brotzmann/Van Hove/Bennick 7" on Cien Fuegos, a Daniel Johnston CD and T-shirt, a 2xLP of Devo live in Seattle from 1981, Faust on a split 12" with Like A Stuntman, a Ghostigital EP featuring Alan Vega, Nick Zinner and Sensational, Lee Scratch Perry on red, yellow and green 10" vinyl, Yma Sumac's Mambo (And More), a vinyl pressing of Zomby's Where Were U In 92?, an extended version of Machinedrum's Room(s), and a Mark Stewart 12".
Notable 7"s come from Mika Vainio, Talibam!, The Black Twig Pickers, The Fall, Tortoise, R Stevie Moore, Mouse On Mars and Prefuse 73, and Carter Tutti Void. Full list of releases here.
As per usual not everything will be everywhere, so if you're after a particular record, you may have to queue or travel. Remember as well, that under the RSD rules shops are not allowed to reserve copies for you. A full list of participating shops can be found here.
As for events, Jonny Trunk from 10am at Intoxica! records in Notting Hill. The Finders Keepers label will be in residence at The Drift in Devon, selling a limited edition mixtape among other things, and Raime and Blackest Ever Black will be playing instore DJ sets for Kristina Records in Dalston, where they will also have some out of print Blackest Ever Black records on sale at reasonable prices.
Email jennifer[at]thewire.co.uk for events or releases to add.