Friday on My Mind: Record Store Day 2015!

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News.

Tomorrow is Record Store Day. It’s been going strong every year since 2007 as a means of giving the record store industry a much deserved boost. Record Store Day should serve as a reminder of the wonderful resources offered by record stores every day of the year. The rare album exclusives sweeten the deal. I’ll be out and about in search of Citizen Dick:

Before you camp out at your local record shop, here are just a few of the musicians that will be releasing exclusives tomorrow. They are artists that we are particularly excited about so keep your eyes open for what they are offering tomorrow. Happy Record Store Day’s Eve Everyone!!

Built to Spill – Living Zoo

Built to Spill will release their new album UNTETHERED MOON on Record Store Day. 500 random of the vinyl albums will be on transparent blue vinyl. Check out the brand new official video for the first single from the new album, “Living Zoo”…


David Bowie – Changes (live)

Bowie will be releasing a double A side 7 inch with Tom Verlaine of Television. This will be a clear vinyl split single of both artist’s versions of “Kingdom Come”. One side will have Verlaine’s version from his 1979 self titled album, and the Bowie’s version was recorded for Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps). The second disc is a picture disc of “Changes” using a photo by Brian Ward that was taken for Hunky Dory album shoot.


Father John Misty – Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)

For Record Store Day, Father John Misty will be releasing a heart shaped red vinyl. There will be an acoustic version of “I Love You Honey Bear” on the A-side, and an unreleased song called “Never Been a Woman” on the B-side. There will only be 5,7000 copies worldwide.


Honorable Mentions:

Death Cab for Cutie – Black Sun

Death Cab for Cutie will be releasing baby blue with coke bottle green splatter vinyl with their version of “Bad Reputation” on one side, and the original Freedy Johnston version on the other.


Neko Case – Maybe Sparrow

Neko Case will be re-releasing the album Fox Confessor Brings the Flood on limited edition red vinyl. Case will be playing a show in Portland, OR at Revolution Hall on Record Store Day this year.

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