I got up early to hit up the neighborhood spot on Record Store Day in hopes I could secure some of the sought after gems that were scheduled to hit the bins. I hadn't really done the research to know what was coming out, but as in years past, I was sure something would be released that I could get into. I was pretty disappointed when the line to even get in the door was wrapped around the block. Waiting in line is not my forte, and I decided to crash the spot later in the day when all the nerds had already fled home to upload their haul on ebay. Around 3pm I tried again, and was able to walk right in, without a line! The highlight of my trip (other than the records) was when I spotted a 3-4 year old girl in complete awe of a copy of The Misfits' Legacy of Brutality on vinyl. She couldn't take her eyes off the cover... I hope her parents bought it for her!
The next day, I thought I'd swing over to another local spot to see if they had some of what I may have missed out on the day before. I was able to find a couple additional pieces that were released especially for the occasion. I copped a bunch of other non-RSD releases on both trips, and will share them as well in the upcoming weeks.
The xx - Jamie xx Edits (Young Turks, 2013)
Still haven't cracked the seal on this, but anxious to hear how Jamie xx reworks a couple of the standout cuts from their last full-length.
Tame Impala - Tame Impala Ep (Modular, 2013)
I've been jamming to my mp3's of this for a minute, so it's nice to finally score a tangible copy to pass on to my grandchildren. I'll be doing a more robust post on this Ep in the next coming days... stay tuned!
The Roots - Things Fall Apart (MCA, 2013 Re-issue)
One of my personal favorite albums finally gets the vinyl re-treatment with this special 2Lp pressing.
Cut Copy - Bright Like Neon Love (Modular, 2013)
This is another personal favorite from the last few years. I can honestly say that I probably would have normally held back on pulling the trigger and making this purchase, but I was genuinely caught up in the hype of the day and felt like I needed to support my independent shop in a big way!
Frank Ocean - Nostalgia,ULTRA. (FrankUltra, 2013)
What?!?!?! I had no idea this even existed, but after rocking those mp3's for so long, I couldn't resist scooping up this official enough looking bootleg.
CSC Funk Band - Funkincence (Electric Cowbell, 2013)
My one RSD gamble. I knew nothing about this band, but like their incense interpolation on the cover. The music is pretty funky and I feel somewhat 'special' to land one since only 250 copies were pressed! Woo-hoo!
TR-909 Double Flexidisc Record/ Book (Get On Down, 2013) <--- not pictured
This is a cool promotional sampler for the upcoming book Beatbox: A Drum Machine Obsession. I'll be doing an additional post profiling this sweet piece in the future as well.
Stay tuned and happy digging!