It’s the third Saturday of April and you know what that means: our unofficial celebration of Record Store Day is finally here! It’s just our way of offering something extra for those who missed out on the official exclusives they had their eyes on (or who just plain don’t have a record store in their area). Judging from our analytics data, it would be much more accurate to say it’s for people to check out the day after Record Store Day!
Thanks to the vinyl revival, it’s getting harder and harder to track down LPs that aren’t sold out. Hopefully the following items in this year’s suggested vinyl purchases will still be available by the time you see them:
The Surf Zombies
The Coffin Daggers
Ding Dong Devils
The Martini Kings
That last link also leads to a treasure trove of potential purchases from lots of other artists!
Speaking of artists, some like to give you the option of choosing between a free download or buying their work at a price you think is fair. The Out of Limits actually do this for their entire catalog! Others, such as the Ghoulies prefer to offer an album of their choosing rather than potentially give away everything. Speaking of ghouls, the Gabba Ghouls and GhoulKids also use this payment model for select releases. Honeymoonhill brings us a fright night of music and Noelle Picara uses her special brand of “dark theatrical piano rock” to tell a special tale regarding a famous monster. You might have to use a translation program to navigate their page, but the music of LOS FRENETICOS is well worth it. Finally, dive into the “Scythe” music universe with Jon of the Shred and prepare to be blown away!
Last but not least are our free downloads:
Strange Jason is a big fan of Lugosi’s Morphine and one listen will immediately demonstrate why. Actor/musician Christophe Murdock and Mazinga are both offering free EPs while Globelamp has a free full album. Let’s not forget all of the free tracks available from High Jinx and Here Come The Mummies on SoundCloud!
Happy Record Store Day!
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