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Monday, April 12, 2010

Saturday is Record Store Day: Limited-Edition Releases, Rare In-Stores

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Other Bay Area stores participating in Record Store Day include the venerable Aquarius Records in the Mission, Creative Music Emporium in Mission Terrace -- whose owners are also selling off their private collection in preparation to close the store later this year -- and The Music Store in West Portal, among others. A list of participating local stores is on the RSD Web site, but our hunch is that some retailers not listed there will be celebrating in some form or another.

There's also ton of fantastic-sounding records coming out on Saturday. We're excited for the two vinyl reissues from beloved Bay Area art-rockers Deerhoof -- 2003's Apple O' and the 2005 EP Green Cosmos. Sub Pop is releasing two new Beach House tracks (and two alternate takes from Teen Dream, their endlessly beautiful new album) on a 1,500-run 12-inch in honor of RSD. The Hold Steady's new album, Heaven is Whenever, isn't officially out until May 4, but you can grab a screen-printed vinyl version on Saturday. (Run fast -- there are fewer than 700 copies available.) Classic vinyl reissues run the gamut, including music from Hendrix, Joan Baez, and Magnetic Fields' 69 Love Songs vinyl box set. The full list of releases is here, but the Record Store Day folks say it's changing all the time. Most of the releases are also very limited-edition, so be sure to show up to your favorite indie record store early.

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