If you’re a lover of the vinyl records, you know that in just a week and a half it will once again be time for the annual Record Store Day.
And April 21 really is the best day to buy vinyl for more than just the obvious reason.
First, many artists and record companies wait till Record Store Day each year to release new vinyl, exclusive vinyl, and all sorts of special promotions.
Even though you can currently get many of these releases on CD or purchase them electronically through iTunes and others, if you’re a true vinyl lover, waiting for it to be released on vinyl is well worth the wait.
The artists don’t only release limited-edition vinyl, but also tend to release new tracks, cover versions, rare songs, and studio cuts.
Some of the biggest releases include the Arctic Monkeys, Cold Play, Bruce Springsteen, and The Clash, but don’t worry those few aren’t the only ones. Yahoo! News reported that there will be some 300 artists releasing new records.
Second, if you’re one of the lucky ones, you may just get to see a top band perform and sign autographs at select record stores.
More information regarding special band appearances can be found on the official website for Record Store Day.
Now that I’ve got you excited about Record Store Day, you’re probably wondering which record stores in your area are participating in Record Store Day, right? Luckily the official website for Record Store Day also has a list of participating stores for you.
So mark your calendars and get prepared for the best day to buy vinyl. And for you smartphone users, of course there’s an Record Store Day app for iPhone and Android users to allow you to stay up on all the news surrounding this year’s Record Store Day.
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