Record Store Day is back this weekend, Saturday, April 16, and will be celebrated with tons of exclusive releases from bands big and small.
First, you need to know where to go. There are a number of local stores celebrating this year including Schoolkids Records and Edwards McKay Used Books and More in Raleigh, Bull City Records and Offbeat Music in Durham, CD Alley in Chapel Hill and All Day Records in Carrboro. Not all stores will carry each release, so check with the store before seeking out a particular item.
Now onto the releases. The dB's will be releasing a 7" vinyl teaser of their new album due out in 2012. The 7" will feature the song "Picture Sleeve" and "Write Back."
Superchunk will be re-releasing a remastered version of their 1996 album Here's Where the Strings Come In. The album will include bonus tracks that are demos of songs from the album and will also include the fifth Clambakes live release, featuring a show recorded at the Cat's Cradle in 2003.
In addition to the re-release, Superchunk's cover of Misfits' "Horror Business" will be featured on a 7" vinyl with a cover of "Bullet" by Coliseum.
Ryan Adams will be releasing more music recorded with The Cardinals, specifically, a set of two 7" vinyls called Class Mythology EP. It will feature the songs "Go Ahead and Rain," "Invisible Red," "Your Name is on Fire" and "Future Sparrow."
Polvo is re-releasing their 2008 seven-song EP Celebrate the New Dark Age on vinyl.
Other Merge releases include the Wild Flag 7" the first music from the band, "Future Crimes" and "Glass Tambourine" as well as a vinyl release of Caribou's Swim Remixes.
There is also a big Guided By Voices tribute album titled Sing For Your Meat released that features a number of local bands or bands with local ties including Western Civ, Crooked Fingers, Lou Barlow, I Was Totally Destroying It and David Kilgour along with national bands Kelley Deal, Thurston Moore, Superdrag, Flaming Lips and more. The album will also include a bonus download card featuring additional songs including contributions from North Elementary and Free Electric State.
Obviously, all the items we've mentioned above have local ties, but there are tons of other great releases as wel. Check out the full list as a pdf file HERE.