Monday, February 2, 2009
The few, the proud, the independent record stores. With the rest of the economy joining the music business in a perilous free fall, indie shops are getting hit hard right now. But help is on the way in the form of the second annual Record Store Day, which will be celebrated April 18 at mom and pop favorites around the country. As an incentive to get customers into the shops, Matador is releasing several sweet limited edition vinyl specials.
There's a 7" with Sonic Youth covering Beck's "Pay No Mind" on the A-side and Beck doing SY's "Green Light on the flip, a previously unreleased LP of a 1997 Pavement gig from Cologne, Germany and another 7" with Jay Reatard's "Hang Them All" on the top and Sonic Youth's "No Garage" on bottom. Start drooling.
Only 2,500 copies of each record will be available at participating Record Store Day spots, so plan your camp-out accordingly. Nice and orderly-like.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 10:07 PM