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April 20 is Record Store Day.

Founded in 2007, Record Store Day is observed every year on the third Saturday of April. It is recognized around the world, bringing together independent record stores, musicians and fans. Special appearances, live performances, meet and greets, and CD and vinyl releases are just some of the activities planned for this celebratory day.

Listen to tracks from artists who have special releases for Record Store Day below and see a full list of RSD releases here

ALEXIS’ PICKS:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeMC6_n6wcU?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Cut Copy | Song:  Lights and Music
“Their debut EP on vinyl for the first time, with cover art by frontman Dan Whitford“- more details

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ_PMvjmC6M?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Foals | Song:  Inhaler
Holy Fire vinyl album plus bonus 7 “gold vinyl. Contains download card for the LP + the 7” single.“- more details

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2BUEzdjfpY?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: The Joy Formidable | Song:  Whirring
“2-Track 12” Side A: ‘A Minute’s Silence‘/Side B: ‘Badlands‘ (Live from Sirius XM)more details

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgpaOW_q5Z4?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Ty Segall | Song:  Girlfriend
Cat Black (Wizard Hat) b/w The Motivator — In recognition of Record Store Day 2013, Ty Segall has teamed up with Goner Records to release a sequel to the OOP Ty Rex EP, the Ty Rex 2 7″. If you missed Goner’s initial release back in 2011, fret not. This 45 presents two classic tracks pulled from either half of Bolan’s prolific career with the T. Rex project Cat Black (Wizard Hat), one of the last freak folk productions from T. Rex before Bolan ditched the hobbit, Steve Peregrine Took, on the gong, and The Motivator, from the seminal Electric Warrior album. Each are interpreted in an intriguingly reserved, yet unflaggingly explosive style by San Francisco‘s favorite son.“- more details

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mcrOq5qPu4?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Iron and Wine | Song:  Evening on the Ground
Next to Paradise/Dirty Ocean” 7″ vinylmore details


DEE’S PICKS:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfcHq0hhFWg?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Tame Impala | Song: Half Full Glass of Wine
“12” expansion of their debut 10″ EP with two songs ‘Forty One Mosquitoes Flying in Formation‘ and ‘Wander‘ not on that record. Red Vinyl.” – more details

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z43CNy-T5uE?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Brian Jonestown Massacre | Song: Nothing to Lose 
“10” Fist Full Of Bees / Food For Clouds, numbered picture sleeve, 2 tracks with 2 hidden tracks” – more details

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwcMTWkemQA?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Destroyer | Song: The Crossover
“Limited-edition vinyl pressing of 2002’s This Night by Destroyer exclusive for Record Store Day! First vinyl pressing in the US. Vinyl is limited to 2,000 copies worldwide, remastered and includes a full album download” – more details

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9KeUiAuByk?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Hanni El Khatib | Song: Come Alive
“45 RPM 7” limited to 250 pieces – white label inside a custom leather sleeve that’s embossed – 1. ‘Skinny Little Girl‘ 2. ‘Pay No Mind‘” – more details

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rf64uKPcFxc?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Black Lips | Song: Can’t Get Me Down
“Old friends Black Lips and Icky Blossoms team up for a Record Store Day exclusive split 7″ featuring covers of two classic tracks. Black Lips take on the Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings‘ rendition of ‘Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys,’ while Icky Blossoms cover Siouxsie and the Banshees‘ ‘Arabian Knights.’ Limited edition of 1,000 on colored vinyl.” – more details


Phoenicians looking for a Record Store Day party should celebrate at Stinkweeds. Attendees can expect live music (Spirit Cave, featuring Ryan Breen of Back Ted and Ted and Mike Bell of Lymbyc Systym; Wooden Indian; and Cheatahs), food and drinks, raffles, and all of the Record Store Day special releases. Those who RSVP for the event on Facebook will automatically be entered into one of the raffles and can help the store brainstorm ideas for the event.

*Click here for a list of stores in Arizona participating in Record Store Day 2013.

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