Impressive list of Record Store Day-exclusive releases

 

Check them out right here: http://www.recordstoreday.com/Page/836

Plenty of indies on the list, along with those artists on majors who still have independent spirits. Sonic Youth vinyl reissues of "Confusion is Sex" and "EVOL" (limited to 1500), along with a greatest hits collection featuring one new track; a, um, super-surprise 12-inch from the Beastie Boys (limited to 1000); singles from Springsteen and Dave Matthews Band; two Deerhoof reissues; "That's Alright Mama/Blue Moon of Kentucky" Elvis (!) repro 7-inch. Hendrix and Lennon, R.E.M. and Tom Waits. All those Bloomington-based indie labels: Secretly Canadian, St. Ives and Jagjaguwar. And everything else I left out.

All available exclusively at stores participating in Record Store Day, which include, locally, Luna Music, Indy CD & Vinyl and Vibes Music; in Muncie, Village Green Records; in Bloomington, Landlocked Music (and they're producing their own comp, "It Happened Here," for the occasion).

Of course, most stores are putting together more than just a sidewalk sale — though there will be one of those as well. Here's what we know about thus far (all events free except for the stuff that's on sale):

Indy CD & Vinyl:

Performances by Crescent Ulmer, Slothpop, Burnt Ones, Mandy Marie and the Cool Hand Lukes, Sanuk Bears of Blue River and Thunders.

Luna Music:

Inside: noon - Thunderhawk, 1p - Amo Joy, 2p - Oreo Jones, 3p - John Rambo & The Vietnam Wars, 4p - Beta Male, 5p - Burnt Ones, 6p - Grey Granite, 7p - Jookabox

Outside (w/ live Youstream webcast for shut-ins and cyborgs): 11 am - DJ Jessicka / mr. lunatron, 12:30p - Liz Foster, 1:30p - DJ Jessicka / mr. lunatron, 2:30p - Slater Hogan, 3:30p - Rusty Redenbacher, 4:30p - Rusty Redenbacher, 5:30p - Action Jackson, 6:30p - Action Jackson

Also: My Old Kentucky Blog videoing and handing out stuff, NUVO street team, Indie Volumes and their foto booth, live art by Big Car folks, crafts available from Homemade Promenade, Upland beer

Landlocked Music:

12p - Craig Bell, 1p - David Brent Johnson, 2p -Steve Philbeck, 3p Remnent, 4p Goodhands Team, 5-7p - Moscow Moscow Moscow, Perennials, Proto Idiot

Also: prints by Mile 44, discount at Boxcar Books, food, drink

Finally, I chatted with local music store proprietors last year about Record Store Day and sketched the history of the event. Have a gander at the results, if you'd like.

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