Vinyl love: Record Store Day 2013

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Yesterday was Record Store Day 2013, which brings out all the vinyl lovers for this one day event. It’s like Christmas for the record collector types. There are special limited edition releases, band performances, and overall love for independent record shops. Jack White was the “ambassador” for this year’s RSD since he is a big supporter of the vinyl format. At his record store in Nashville, he had a press set up that could record customers singing and press it straight to vinyl – read more about it here via the Toronto Sun. You can also watch this promo for Record Store Day featuring Jack White via Vimeo below (hit refresh if you don’t see the video – it is a bit finicky sometimes).

“I think it’s high time the mentors, big brothers, big sisters, parents, Guardians, and neighborhood ne’er do wells, start taking younger people That look up to them To a real record store and show them what an important part of life music really is. I trust no one who hasn’t time for music. What a shame to Leave a child, or worse, a generation orphaned from one of life’s great beauties. And to the record stores, artists, labels, dj’s, and journalists; we’re all in this together. Show respect for the tangible music that you’ve dedicated your careers and lives to, and help It from becoming nothing more than disposable digital data.”
– Jack White

RSD lineI chose Rotate This as my RSD target and got there about 30 mins prior to opening. I had my list of records and a game plan – take your time and don’t buy more than 5 records (which is sometimes hard when there are so many good options). I never queue up for anything (personal policy) but new limited edition vinyl is worth braving the cold, windy morning in Toronto. At least it wasn’t raining like the previous year. The line wasn’t too bad, and once we started moving inside, Pierre and the Rotate This team had everything working like clockwork – I was in and out in 30 mins.

I ended up walking away with 3 items, although I left a few behind that I am now regretting that I didn’t pick up. Sad face. But, here’s what I ended up with:

RSD finds 2013

  • A Place To Bury Strangers: Strange Moon – on yellow vinyl
  • Placebo: B3 10 Inch EP – 10″ numbered pressing on clear vinyl
  • Pulp vs Soulwax: After You – 12″ with original track and remixes

You can listen to a couple of them below + an interview with the frontman from Placebo.

A Place To Bury Strangers: Don’t Burn The Fires
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Pulp vs. Soulwax: After You
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Brian Molko from Placebo talks to Jo Wiley about vinyl and their release for Record Store Day via Soundcloud below.

I am already looking forward to next year – only 362 days to go!

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