24 March 2009

Record Store Day: April 18, 2009

For the third year running, more than 700 independent record stores will band together with artists and labels to celebrate the unique, special, and sadly endangered creature that is your local music shop. Mom & Pops everywhere have been in jeopardy for years due largely to the greed of the corporate music industry. With the business model that the big labels (who are really no better than any of these Notorious AIGs out there) have followed crumbling, the time is ripe to reinvest in the place you probably found yr first loves in music - your local indie shop.

This year's Record Store Day offers up a tantalizing list of limited and rare releases from some of the most exciting acts in the business of making us music. Young and old alike are taking part so this ain't no generational thing, it's all about the love of music and in many cases vinyl! Make sure you get your orders in with your local purveyor soon (in our hood of New London county, make sure to call the Mystic Disc crew at 860-536-1312), so you don't miss out on some very special releases from the likes of: Modest Mouse, Blitzen Trapper, Flaming Lips, New Order, Sonic Youth, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Regina Spektor and many many more.

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