This Saturday, the world (yes, the world) celebrates one of the greatest institutions: The Record Store. Record Stores across the country are taking part in the annual celebration by featuring over 100 exclusive releases that will only be available at independent record stores. And these are minor garage bands, some of the releases are from the biggest names in music. Here’s a shortlist of some of the bands releasing material on Saturday: Beastie Boys, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews, Elvis Costello, Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, Sonic Youth, Weezer and dozens of others. This is event is a big deal. Find the nearest store to you and let’s keep the Record Store alive!
Here’s a track from the Iron & Wine live concert I picked up last year.
Here Are the 11 Most Exciting Releases for Record Store Day 2010:
1. Rolling Stones 7″ (featuring 2 unreleased tracks from the Exile Sessions)
2. Jimi Hendrix 12″ (Live at Clark University)
3. Elvis Costello 7″ (Live at Hollywood High)
4. Beastie Boys 12″ (Super Surprise – most likely tracks from the new album)
5. Elvis Presley 7″ (re-issue of That’s Alright Mama/Blue Moon)
6. R.E.M. 12″ (Re-issue of Chronic Town)
7. Drive By Truckers 7′ (featuring 2 unreleased songs)
8. LCD Soundsystem 12″ (featuring new music)
9. Great Lake Swimmers CD (Acoustic versions of Lost Channels)
10. Of Montreal 7″ (featuring 2 new tracks)
11. Weezer – Happy Record Store Day CD (featuring new tracks with Kenny G)