Record Store Day is this Saturday, April 22nd, and I could not think of a better way of celebrating the day than by interviewing someone from the UK that I never met, but got to know through his book and DVD Last Shop Standing; The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of The Independent Record Shop. More »

The Black Angels have shared the second track from their upcoming album ‘Death Song’, out April 21st on Partisan Records. Called ‘I’d Kill For Her’, the new track just premiered via Dangerous Minds, who called the band “psychedelia’s premier standard bearers”. More »

Specifically created for Record Store Day’s 10th birthday, the turntable is a one-off Rega Planar 1 and RP3 hybrid and will be available only from independent record shops and Rega stockists on the 22nd April. More »

Taking place on Saturday April 21

Public Image Limited (PiL) frontman John Lydon kicked off the countdown to Record Store Day 2012 with a secret gig and launch event in London’s Shoreditch and a DJ set from Orbital a couple of days ago.

It is just four weeks to go to the annual celebrations taking place this year on Saturday April 21 and already a record 206 stores have signed up – 197 in the UK and nine in Ireland.

The initial list of over 350 exclusive Record Store Day releases was also unveiled at the event.

The Record Store Day concept of exclusive releases sold only for one day through indie record shops was brought to the UK four years ago. Last year around 180 stores took part and there were around 250 exclusive releases only available in participating stores, more than double the previous year’s and more than 200 artists and bands played in record stores around the country. More »

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