Category Archives: Record Store Day

Record Store Day 2012: The Top Vinyl Releases

Earlier in our coverage of Record Store Day 2012, KEXP has covered both the full list of record exclusives and live events around Seattle; however, amidst the many, many special releases available this weekend, we’ve highlighted the vinyl releases that we’re super excited about. Arcade Fire – “Sprawl II” (Mountains Beyond Mountains)  Courtesy of MergeRead more…

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Bonus Song of the Day: Shabazz Palaces – Bop Hard (RSD exclusive)

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists.  Today’s bonus selection,”Bop Hard,” by Shabazz Palaces,Read more…

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Record Store Day 2012: Live around Seattle

Every year, Seattle’s local record stores put on a great show for Record Store Day, and navigating between all the events is almost as complicated as scheduling out your weekend at Sasquatch. In an effort to make your struggle as straightforward as possible, here’s a list and description of the events that are happening thisRead more…

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Record Store Day 2012… Full List of Exclusives Announced

The entire list of releases for Record Store Day 2012 (April 21st) has just been released.  Brace your checking account for exclusive releases by Animal Collective, Destroyer, Grouplove, Laura Marling, M83, Of Monsters and Men, Shabazz Palaces, … too many to list here. You can view the entire list as a PDF or on theRead more…

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Sub Pop and KEXP offer Shabazz Palaces session on 12″ vinyl for Record Store Day

Easily one of the most memorable and unique performances of 2011, Shabazz Palaces‘ studio session at KEXP last summer was a mind-blowing experience, one that could redefine your entire understanding or appreciation of music itself, so it’s only fitting that it’s KEXP’s first offering among the many amazing exclusives offered on Record Store Day. OnRead more…

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Record Store Day’s Back to Black Friday Sale!

Every year, April’s Record Store Day swoops in on the indie community, creating a storm of great sales and special promotional items from all your favorite artists. The annual holiday has been a boon to the struggling music industry, raising awareness for the indie community and spiking sales even in these trying economic times. ButRead more…

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Live Video: The Head and the Heart on Record Store Day

We here in Seattle have know for a while just how great local band The Head and the Heart are, especially live on stage. But as openers for Iron & Wine on the last leg of their tour recently, they’ve have converted thousands of new fans across the country. Now, their days of busking andRead more…

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The Head and The Heart on Record Store Day

Having just returned the day before from their first tour of Europe, Seattle band The Head and the Heart celebrated their album release on Record Store Day with two full 10-song sets free to fans at Sonic Boom and Easy Street Record. Fans lined up and filled both locations to capacity, eager to see ourRead more…

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Record Store Day 2011: A KEXP User’s Guide

This Saturday, April 16, will mark the 4th annual national Record Store Day. Music fans all over the country won’t even think about accessing their iTunes music store, instead opting to gather in their local music dispensaries to celebrate the dispensaries themselves and the bounty of compressed, grooved vinyl that they make available to theRead more…

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Record Store Day performances this Saturday!

by Jonathan Hamilton Some time over the last four years you have probably heard about Record Store Day, a “holiday” that was created to encourage the music buying public to enter an actual physical independently owned record store. Yes, actual physical independently owned record stores still exist! This Saturday, April 16, not only will youRead more…

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