Record Store Day - April 18,2009

Record Store Day is easily becoming one of my favorite days of the year. Artists and record store owners putting all of their energies together to remind us how fun buying and seeking out new music is. Not to sound like a music snob but we get a majority of our music sent to us so we probably need more reminding than anyone. But spending all of our paychecks and scouring record stores all the time got us here in the first place I guess. So today we were able to make it down End of an Ear and check out what they had and even get a live performance by Austin's The Alice Rose.

I had originally gone with the intention of picking up Omar Rodriguez Lopez's Cryptonesia album but did not have any luck. I purchased "Old Money" instead. I also managed to get my hands on the Cold Ward Kids "Live at Fingerprints" which was taken from them performing at their local record store in Long Beach back in September.

Here are some more exclusive releases that caught our eye. There is still a few more hours so get on it. Plus go to the Record Store Day official site for info on in stores and other events. even the Coachella Festival is getting in on it with signing by festival artists on the grounds!

(Our Notable) Record Store Exclusives
Akron Family - Everyone is Guilty 7"
Black Kids - Wizard of Ahhs 10"
Blitzen Trapper -War is Placebo/Booksmart
Cold Ward Kids - Live at Fingerprints
Dandy Warhols - Remix CD
Death Cab For Cutie - T-Shirt
Dead Weather - Hang You From The Heavens 7" (Jack White's New Band)
Depeche Mode - Wrong 7"
El Grupo Nuevo De Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Cryptonesia
Elvis Perkins -Lorraine Lookout 7"
Grizzly Bear - Live on KCRW 7"
Gomez - Airstream Driver
Iron and Wine - Norfolk 6.20.05
Lonely Dear/Andrew bird - Split 7"
Lykke Li/El Perro Del Mar - Split 7"
Metric - Help I'm Alive 7" Picture Disc
My Morning Jacket - Celebracion De La Ciudad Natal
Nickel Eye - Dying Star Featuring Wale - Mark Ronson Remix
Oasis - Falling Down Remix
Obits - I Can't Lose
Pavement - Live in Germany 1988
Radiohead - Rereleases Early
Silversun Pickups - Pikul 12"
Sonic Youth/Beck - Split
The Decemberists - Rake Song 7"
The Smiths - The Headmaster Ritual 7"
The Thermal and Thao - Get Down Stay Down Split
Wilco - Ashes of American Flags DVD
Yeah Yeah Yeah's - It's Blitz (Vinyl)

Also if you are in Dallas, GOOD Records is celebrating their 9th Anniversary today with performances by Erykah Badu and her group the Cannabinoids, The Stralight Mints and one of our favs True Widow who are also playing our show on May 2nd at La Zona Rosa. [RSVP]

Here are the set times: