From its humble beginnings in 2008, which included just 10 special releases sold in 300 stores, to its upcoming 2020 iteration, which will feature 420 releases in hundreds of sops around the globe, Record Store Day has become an indie retail phenomenon. While every day should be a day where you spend your money with independent local businesses, Record Store Day ups the ante and gives you a reason to hit up your local record store with some incredibly unique and limited items for your collection.
Over the next few weeks, I will feature some titles from this years list which have piqued my interest and some items that I think would find a perfect home in your collection. This years list has some cassettes and CD’s along with the traditional vinyl releases, long sought after reissues, some albums making their first appearances on vinyl and a ton of items coming out on limited colored vinyl. I would say that this year the list has a little bit for everyone.
Make sure to peruse the official list, scope out the items you know you want, make yourself a must have list and send Mary an email to let her know what you’re looking for. Remember, you don’t have to drive 90+ miles to Houston or Austin to celebrate Record Store Day when you can do so right here in College Station.