This Saturday, April 18th is Record Store Day, and KEXP staff and DJs are eagerly awaiting their chance to grab their faves! Check out their wish lists below, and you can also see DJ Kevin Cole's list here. Speaking of the Kevster, all week long on The Afternoon Show, he'll be joined by guests from Seattle record stores at 3:00 PM PT:
Tune in and get a first listen at many of the records you can get this weekend! And stay tuned for more staff and DJ picks tomorrow.
Cheryl Waters | Host of The Midday Show:
I’m excited about Blitzen Trapper covering Neil Young’s Harvest album. Also, I just heard about the Nirvana covers album Whatever Nevermind when Kevin was chatting with Jason Hughes of Sonic Boom Records on The Afternoon Show. I'm excited to hear more!
Scott Bell | General Manager, KEXP Online Service:
My pick: Jethro Tull, Live at Carnegie Hall 1970. Why? I almost wore through the grooves on my Thick as a Brick LP. Loved Tull back in the day.
Rob Bender | Senior Account Executive, Business Support & Sponsorship:
Mclusky – Mcluskyism
Rischel Granquist | Manager of Administrative Services:
I’m most excited forLord SitarVarious- and On-U Journey Through Time and SpaceTrojan Records Rude Boy Rumble Lulu would be most excited forMelanie Martinez - Dollhouse
Brian Hill | Music Underwriting & Business Support
The 101'ers - Elgin Avenue Breakdown (Revisited)EARLY JOE STRUMMER GOLD! Courtney Barnett - Kim's CaravanWho doesn’t love CB? Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli) - Fix Up/You Already KnowBlack Star!!! (Head explodes) Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings The FloodHer best record on RED Vinyl? (Head explodes) Eyedea & Abilities - E&AOne of the best and under-heard Hip Hop duos from the Midwest. RIP Mikey! Midlake - Live in Denton TXAlways fun to find live versions of their best track, “Roscoe”
Sharlese Metcalf | Host of Audioasis:
· Thai Pop Spectacular (1960-1980’s) LP· Vampire Weekend – Step LP· Built to Spill – Untethered Moon LP· Ministry Trax Box – CD Box Set· Electroconvulsive Therapy Vol 3 – Obscure Singles Cira 83-86 LP· Starfucker – Astronaut / Little Lover 7’’
Kari Stark | Gift Processor:
Lydia Loveless & Cory Brannan - Prince Covers Split SingleThe 101’ers – Elgin Avenue Breakdown (Revisited)Comeback Kid – Rain City SessionsThose Darlins/Diarrhea Planet - Live At Pickathon SplitHutch and Kathy – Hutch And KathyCobra Skulls - LIVE AT THE BBCOFF! – Live From The BBCThe Stooges – Have Some Fun: Live at Ungano’sThe Dead Milkmen - BeelzebubbaMighty Mighty Bosstones – Question The Answers Yes, they are in order of desire. I’m excited to spend way too much money.
Cyrus Despres | Manager of Information Technology:
RPM Turntable BaseballTWO GAMES, ONE RECORD (A TWO-PLAYER GAME PLAYED AT 33 1/3 RPM) Runner up:Brian EnoMY SQUELCHY LIFE
Sean Morrow | Variety Mix DJ:
J Dilla - Fuck the Police
Doug Hream Blunt - Gentle Persuasion
The Spaceape - Ghost Town / At War With Time
Makthaverskan - Witness
Hinds / Parrots - Split #1
Coachwhips - Bangers Vs Fuckers
Oneohtrix Point Never - Commissions II
Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians
V/A - Thai Pop Spectacular
It's Record Store Day Eve, so get to bed early so you can wake up and get in line at your favorite neighborhood store! Many KEXP DJs and staff will be in line, too, hoping to get some of the items below. (Part one of their lists is posted here, and DJ Kevin Cole shares his highlights here.) Plus,...
One of my favorite days of the year is fast approaching — Record Store Day, an international holiday for record collectors and music lovers! A day to celebrate the role of the independent record store in the community, as a gathering space to discover, share, and experience the joy of music and c...