Record Store Day Announces Special Releases For Black Friday

Record Store Day Announces Special Releases For Black Friday

By Emily Zemler • 16 hours ago


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Since the day after Thanksgiving is already known as a day to stand in lines and buy things just for the sake of buying them, it makes that Record Store Day would get in on the action. And, bonus, it actually benefits the artists if you purchase real albums on Black Friday.
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Record Store Day has launched a companion event to its annual “go buy actual albums day” called Back To Black Friday. Like the original event, this Black Friday event will involve special vinyl releases by a variety of artists. Michael Kurtz, co-founder/organizer of Record Store Day, said in a press release, “Five years ago when Record Store Day helped, and guided, the re-launch of vinyl wehad no idea where it was going. Looking at this year’s wonderful vinyl offerings, you can see just how far we’ve come. There are some real treasures in here.”
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Among the participating artists are Skrillex, who will release three separate EPs on vinyl for the first time, My Morning Jacket, who will unveil a 10″ vinyl disc, and The Rolling Stones, who will release their very first EP on 7” vinyl. Jack White’s Third Man Records will release three The White Stripes singles, incuding “HotelYorba” (Live at the Hotel Yorba) b/w “Rated X” (Live at the Hotel Yorba) as a limitededition reissue on opaque red-colored vinyl, with the 7″ 45RPM single in repro glue-pocket sleeve. Whatever that means (it’s probably cool).
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Dualtone will release a special 10” vinyl EP from recent upstarts The Lumineerstitled The Winter EP. The disc will feature two new tunes – the band’s first new material since their debut album earlier this year. Lead singer/guitarist Wesley Schultz has voiced his own support of record stores, noting, “There is this little record shop in Cheyenne, WY, Phoenix Books & Music, that I stumbled upon and fell in love with. The owner is also the only employee – a veryfriendly and knowledgeable man, and the store has amazing vintage records at superreasonable prices. And as a bonus, they even had the Bruce Willis vinyl, Return of Bruno.”
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More special releases will be announced in the coming weeks so we suggest you stay tuned. There’s nothing like giving the gift of a rare White Stripes vinyl around the holidays. For more information go here.

 

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