Independent record stores aren’t just a place to go and buy a couple of tunes at, they are a hangout spot, a place of discovery and exploration, a place where one can escape and get lost in music.
Since 2007, the magic of independent record stores has been celebrated throughout the world on Record Store Day. Record Store Day is a day where record store staff, customers, and artists come together to celebrate the unique culture of independent record stores throughout the world. On this day of celebration, promotional products and special vinyl (like colored vinyls) and CDs– made exclusively for RSD– are released.
The beauty of Record Store Day lies in the diversity of artists and bands that participate. Whether you are into Bollywood, Country or Rap, you will find something that will catch your eye. This year Record Store Day will be held on April 22nd, and will offer a catalogue of over 250 exclusive releases.
See if your local record store is participating here and make sure to mark your calendars, this is a day you won’t want to miss.