What began as a humble way of getting people to shop mom-and-pop record stores is now an international celebration: it's Record Store Day, and this Saturday, April 21st, music fans everywhere will wake up early and flock to their favorite local record store to fill their shopping bags with wax, ranging from 7"s containing new music to rare reissues of albums that have been out-of-print for decades.
This year boasts yet another jaw-dropping lineup of exclusive releases, and, as always, KEXP is here to help you plan your attack. Hear exclusive streams, check out Q&A's, and more.
And tune in on Wednesday, April 18th to The Roadhouse as DJ Greg Vandy will be joined by Brad Tilbe, manager/curator of the Light In The Attic Record Shop, and on Friday, April 20th, as The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole welcomes Matt Vaughan, owner/president of Easy Street Records.
The band's Upstream 2017 performance on the KEXP broadcast gets a vinyl release this Saturday for Record Store Day
Record stores across the city are not only carrying RSD releases, but also offering other deals, in-store performances, and even donuts. Start planning your record hunt with this breakdown of events happening around town for RSD 2018.
KEXP presents an exclusive stream of Wussy's Getting Better covers EP, out this Saturday for Record Store Day.
We caught up with Gundersen to learn more about his Record Store Day release, performing in the live room, and which records he's looking out for this Saturday. Oh, and there might be some mushrooms involved.