Record Store Day, now in its fourth year, celebrates independently owned record stores and the artists they stock. A list of all releases and participating stores is available online here. Artists in the release roster for 2011 include 13th Floor Elevators, Akron/Family, Caribou, Deerhoof, Grinderman, John Fahey, Sonic Youth, The Red Krayola and more.
Antony will be releasing a “Swanlights” 10” for record store day with a remix of the track by Oneohtrix Point Never and two exclusive B sides.
Rough Trade, Domino, Tri-Angle, Angular Records and more will be setting up and manning their own stalls on Berwick Street for the Independent Label Market on 21 May. More info here.
Numero Group will be opening a pop up store in the Wicker Park neighbourhood of Chicago, and will be broadcasting on 89.9FM. The label has also put together (in an edition of 52) a shrink wrapped reel to reel home made mix tape, made by Vietnam veteran Jimmy Taylor. Taylor spent his leave from the army making looped reel to reel mixes of 60s and 70s R&B hits that could play for hours on a continuous auto reverse, and carried on the practice after leaving the army. The tapes have been preserved by Numero Group and come with a full account of Taylors life before and after wartime. They will only be available through the pop up shop on record store day. Also on the schedule is an Eccentric Soul 7”, and Local Customs: Pressed At Boddie: a compilation of 16 tracks with a poster and detailed history of the Boddie pressing plant, which will be released on cassette, CD and LP. More info here and here.
Stockholm based duo Roll The Dice (Malcolm Pardon and Fever Ray member Peder Mannerfelt) are releasing a limited edition 12”, Live In Gothenburg August 7, for Record Store Day. The due have also released a new video for “Undertow (live)” directed by Frode Fjerdingstad. Stream the debut album on Soundcloud, or below.
This list will be updated with more info as we
get it. Here's the video intro of what's going to be up for