`Record Store Day 2010Record Store Day 2010 takes place on Saturday April 17th.

Saturday, 17th April, is Record Store Day 2010. It’s still rough out there, so support your independent local music retailers.

The original idea for Record Store Day was conceived by Chris Brown, and was founded in 2007 by Eric Levin, Michael Kurtz, Carrie Colliton, Amy Dorfman, Don Van Cleave and Brian Poehner as a celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally.

This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet & greets with artists, parades, djs spinning records and on and on. Metallica officially kicked off Record Store Day at Rasputin Music in San Franscisco on April 19, 2008 and Record Store Day is now celebrated the second Saturday every April.

There’s a list of Irish shops taking part on the Record Store Day website, but that may not be 100% up to date.

Some highlights:

  • Large Mound‘s most recent album, My Whole Life Is Have To, will be available for a special one day only price of €5. This offer is available at Road Records on Saturday 17th April.
  • Road Records will have a limited to 200 copies compilation CD available, featuring new tracks from Hounds, Crumb, Hunter Gatherer, The Spook Of the Thirteenth Lock, Patrick Kelleher, Moutpiece, Children Under Hoof, St Catherines Home For Lazy Infants, Richer Than Astronauts, Weil Rats, Boys Of Summer, Mumblin Deaf Ro, Girls Names, School Tour and Peter Delaney.

    Road will have the following Record Store Day releases in stock:

    • Album Leaf-There Is A Wind-Sub Pop-12″
    • Andreya Triana-Lost Where I Begin-Ninja Tune-12″
    • Arab Strap-Box Set-Chemikal Underground-Lp
    • Arthur Russell-Calling Out Of Context-Rough Trade-2lp
    • Babyshambles-Side Of The Road-Parlophone-7″
    • Bat For Lashes-Howl-Parlophone-7″
    • Blur-Fools Day-Parlophone-7″
    • Charlotte Gainsbourg-Heaven Can Wait-Becasue Music-7″
    • CocoRosie-Lemonade-CocoRosie-7″
    • Dum Dum Girls and Male Bonding-Split Single-Sub Pop-7″
    • Factory Records presents-Communications 1978 to 1992-Rhino-10″
    • Fall, The-Bury-Domino-7″
    • Flaming Lips with Stardeath and White Dwarfs-Dark Side Of The Moon-Warners-Lp
    • Foals-Spanish Sahara-Warner-7″
    • Fragments From Work In Progress-4AD presents-4AD-12″
    • Fucked Up-Daytrotter-Matador-7″
    • Gorillaz-White Flag-Parlophone-10″
    • Happy Birthday-Shampoo-Sub Pop-7″
    • Harmonia And Eno-Harmonia And Eno 76 [Tracks And Traces Remixed]-Gronland-Cd
    • Hold Steady-Heaven Is Whenever-Vagrant-Lp
    • Hot Chip-I Feel Bonnie-Parlophone-7″
    • Hundred In The Hands-Undressed In Dresden-Warp-7″
    • Jamie Lidell-Compass-Warp-7″
    • Jesus And Mary Chain-Just Like Honey-Blanco Y Negro-7″
    • Jesus And Mary Chain-You Trip Me Up-Blanco Y Negro-7″
    • Jonsi-Go Do-Parlophone-7″
    • Josh Ritter-So Runs The World Away-Pytheas Recordings-Lp
    • Julian Casablancas-11th Dimension-Rough Trade-7″
    • Laurie Anderson-Only An Expert-Nonesuch-12″
    • Lcd Soundsystem-Pow Wow-Dfa-12″
    • Lily Allen-Back To The Start-Regal-7″
    • Mogwai and Fuck Buttons-Tour Split Single-Chemikal Underground-10″
    • Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds-The Mercy Seat-Mute-12″
    • Patrick Kelleher-Contact Sports-Skinny Wolves-7″
    • Pavement-Cut Your Hair-Domino-7″
    • Pet Shop Boys-Love Live-Parlophone-7″
    • Primary 1-The Blues-Grow Up Records-10″
    • Road Records Compilation-Various Artists-Road Records-Cd
    • Seasick Steve-Diddley Bo-Atlantic-7″
    • She and Him-In The Sun-Double Six-7″
    • Steve Mason-Boys Outside-Domino-Lp
    • The Beatles-Paperback Writer / Rain-Parlophone-7″
    • Tim Robbins and the Rogues Gallery Band-Youre My Dare-Pias-7″
    • Tracy Thorn-Oh The Divorces-Buzzin Fly Records-7″
    • Villagers-Becoming A Jackal-Domino-7″

    All titles are available on a first come first served basis and are limited to one copy per customer only. And no reservations!

    Road will also have live instore performances from:

    • Adrian Crowley 1:00pm
    • Patrick Kelleher 3:30pm
    • Villagers 5:00pm <- cancelled due to being stuck in Belgium. Replacement act TBA.
  • Tower Records will have these special Record Store Day releases in stock (pdf):

    • ALBUM LEAF THERE IS A WIND 12″
    • ANDREYA TRIANA (RMXS FROM FLY LO + MR SCRUFF) LOST WHERE I BELONG 12″
    • ARAB STRAP SCENES OF A SEXUAL NATURE BOXSET
    • ARTHUR RUSSELL CALLING OUT OF CONTEXT LP
    • AVENGED SEVENFOLD UNHOLY CONFESSIONS 12″ PIC DISC
    • BABYSHAMBLES SIDE OF THE ROAD 7”
    • BAT FOR LASHES HOWL! 7”
    • BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN WRECKING BALL 10″
    • CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG HEAVEN CAN WAIT 7″
    • CHIDDY BANG OPPOSITE OF ADULTS 7”
    • COCOROSIE LEMONADE 7″
    • CRAZY P FASCINATION 7″
    • CRYSTAL CASTLES DOE DEER 10″
    • DEERHOOF APPLE O’ 2LP
    • DEERHOOF Green Cosmos 12″ EP 12″
    • DEFTONES ROCKET SKATES 7″
    • DUM DUM GIRLS / MALE BONDING PAY FOR ME/BEFORE IT GOES 7″
    • EDITORS LAST DAY 7″
    • ELECTRIC EELS (I’M SO) AGITATED / CYCLOTRON 7″
    • ELIZA DOOLITTLE PACK UP 7”
    • ELVIS COSTELLO LIVE AT HOLLYWOOD HIGH 7″
    • FOALS SPANISH SAHARA 7″
    • FUCKED UP DAYTROTTER SESSION 7″
    • GOLDFRAPP HEAD FIRST CASS
    • GORILLAZ WHITE FLAG 10″
    • HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHAMPOO 7″
    • HARMONIA 76 REMIXES CD
    • HOT CHIP (FEAT BONNIE PRINCE BILLY) I FEEL BONNIE 7”
    • JAMIE LIDELL COMPASS 7″
    • JAPANDROIDS ART CZARS / RACER 7″
    • JAPANDROIDS POST NOTHING WHITE VINYL LP
    • JESUS & MARY CHAIN JUST LIKE HONEY/HEAD 7″
    • JESUS & MARY CHAIN YOU TRIP ME UP/JUST OUT OF REACH 7″
    • JIMI HENDRIX VALLEY OF NEPRUNE 7″ COLOURED
    • JONSI GO DO 7”
    • JULIAN CASABLANCAS 11TH DIMENSION 7″
    • LAURIES ANDERSON ONLY AN EXPERT/PICTURES & THINGS 7″
    • LCD SOUNDSYETM POW POW 12”
    • LILY ALLEN BACK TO THE START 7”
    • METALLICA/BLACK SABBATH FRANTIC/PARANOID 12″ PIC DISC
    • MGMT SIBERIAN BREAKS 12″
    • MOGWAI/FUCK BUTTONS TOUR SPLIT SINGLE 10″
    • NEU! CRAZY/EUPHORIA 12″
    • NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS THE MERCY SEAT (WHITE VINYL) 12”
    • OF MONTREAL BACK TO SCHOOL 7″
    • OLIVER COLE WE ALBATRI LP
    • ORDER OF ENNEAD AN EXAMINATION OF BEING CD/TEE SHIRT
    • PAUL WELLER ANDROMEDA REMIXES 12″
    • PAVEMENT CUT YOUR HAIR 7″
    • PET SHOP BOYS LOVE LIFE 7”
    • PETER GABRIEL/STEPHEN MERRIT THE BOOK OF LOVE/NOT ONE OF US 7″
    • QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE FEEL GOOD HIT OF THE SUMMER 10″ PIC DISC
    • SEASICK STEVE DIDDLEY BO 7″
    • SHE AND HIM In The Sun / I can Hear Music 7″
    • SONIC YOUTH HITS ARE FOR SQUARES 2LP
    • SOUNDGARDEN HUNTED DOWN / NOTHING TO SAY 7″
    • STEVE MASON / BETA BAND Boys Outside (upfront vinyl album) LP
    • SURFER BLOOD SWIM 7″
    • SWEET BILLY PILGRIM FUTURE PERFECT TENSE 7”
    • THE BEATLES PAPERBACK WRITER 7″
    • THE FALL BURY/COWBOY GREGORIE 7″
    • THE FLAMING LIPS DARK SIDE OF THE MOON 2LP
    • THE HOLD STEADY HEAVEN IS WHENEVER LP
    • THE HUNDRED IN THEIR HANDS UNDRESSED IN DRESDEN 7″
    • THE ROLLING STONES PLUNDERED MY SOUL 7″
    • THE STONE ROSES THE STONE ROSES LP
    • THEM CROOKED VULTURES MIND ERASER NO CHASER 10″
    • THERMALS / THE CRIBS SEPARATE/SO HOT NOW 7″
    • TIM ROBBINS / THE ROGUES GALLERY BAND YOU’RE MY DARE / QUEEN OF DREAMS 7″
    • TRACEY THORN OH! THE DIVORCES 7″
    • VA / 4AD (BLONDE REDHEAD, BIG PINK, GGD, ARIEL PINK, TUNEYARDS)
    • FRAGMENTS FROM A WORK IN PROGRESS 12″
    • VA / DANCE TO THE RADIO STILL OCCUPIED THOUGH YOU FORGET 12″
    • VARIOUS AFRO TROPICAL SOUNDZ VOL. 1 CD
    • VARIOUS FACTORY RECORDS: COMMUNICATIONS ’78-92 10″
    • VARIOUS ARTISTS / SP20 COMPILATION SP20: Casual Nostalgia Fest CD
    • VILLAGERS BECOMING A JACKAL 7″
    • WOODEN SHJIPS WHAT IT IS / BUDDY 7″
    • WOODPIGEON DIE STADT MUZIKANTEN CD

    The ones in bold a super limited availability – that’s limited as in low single figures. They’ll also maybe have some other bits & pieces in even lower quantities. You have been warned…

    Also in Tower, you can catch instore performances from:

    • Feed The Bears 12:00pm
    • Drunken Boat 12:30pm
    • Stornoway 1:00pm
    • Autimn Owls 1:30pm
    • Funeral Suits 2:00pm
    • Butterfly Explosion 2:30pm
    • O Emperor 3:00pm
    • Heathers 4.00pm
    • Adrian Crowley 5:00pm
  • A limited run of handmade windings – “Brain Fluid” cassettes (35) available for free to shoppers at Dublin’s Road Records and Tower Records on the day. There are 4 different b-sides including “Go” (D Johnston), “The Winner Takes It All” (ABBA), “Golden Slumbers” (The Beatles), “Hard Copy” (windings)
  • City Discs will have free cakes(!) and DJ sets from Chritstian Lorenz, Benny(Dermot Carney), Phil(Phutyle)…
  • All Out On A Limb back catalogue will be available from Road Records for €5 a disc for one day only
  • The new Patrick Kelleher single will be released on Saturday

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