Record Store Day 2016

Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1,400 independently owned record stores in the U.S. and thousands of similar stores internationally. The first Record Store Day took place on April 19, 2008. And today, there are participating Record Store Day stores all over the world, including five in Dallas alone.  

 This year, record store day will take place on Saturday, April 16th, and with it comes a large number of special vinyl releases and various promotional products that are made exclusively for the day.  The list of releases is very extensive, but we have done the legwork for you and highlighted some of our favorites you should be sure to grab on this special day. 


Live At Red Rocks
Format: Vinyl Box Set

Recorded at the historic Red Rocks amphitheater in the summer of 2015, "Live At Red Rocks" captures alt-J at the height of their powers, performing for 6,000 screaming fans. This Record Store Day special release includes two colored vinyl LPs, a CD and DVD. The 75-minute live album / concert DVD features songs from their Mercury Prize winning and RIAA Gold certified debut, An Awesome Wave and the Grammy-Nominated follow-up This Is All Yours.


Terrible Thrills, Vol. 2
Format: LP

Record Store Day celebrates Bleachers' music with this all-female reimagining of their debut album, Strange Desire. This album features vocals from Sia, Charli XCX, Tinashe, Elle King, Natalie Maines, Sara Bareilles and many more.  Pressed on a limited-edition black and white marble vinyl, this Bleachers debut is limited to 2,000 copies and comes with a MP3 download code.


Live on KCRW’S Morning Becomes Eclectic
Format: 12" Colored Vinyl

Recorded live at KCRW, this Record Store Day release features BORNS performing acoustic versions of songs from the "Dopamine" album on colored 12" vinyl.


Johnny Cash
All Aboard the Blue Train with Johnny Cash
Format: LP

All Aboard the Blue Train with Johnny Cash was originally released on Sun Records in 1962. The album features prime selections of the Man In Black's recordings between 1955 and 1958, including classic songs "Hey Porter" and "Folsom Prison Blues." Previously out of press, it's coming back on appropriate blue vinyl for Record Store Day 2016.


The Doors
Live at the Aquarius: The First Performance
Format: 3 x LP

This three LP Record Store Day version of this Doors' live album is pressed on 180g clear vinyl and features the Doors' first night of a two night stand at the Aquarius Theatre on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California. Limited to 5,000.


The Go! Team
Thunder, Lightning, Strike
Format: LP

The Go! Team burst onto the scene back in 2004 with their debut album Thunder, Lightning, Strike putting the disco in discordant & red limiting all the levels. They scored Pitchfork Best New Music with their debut LP and from a small bedroom concern in Brighton emerged to take on the world. Now lovingly restored to its original glory, Thunder, Lightning, Strike is reissued and on vinyl for the first time since 2005, and is pressed on red and yellow swirl vinyl for Record Store Day.

Tossing Seeds (Singles 1989-91)
Format: LP

A special Record Store Day reissue of the first full-length album ever released by Merge Records. This edition's artwork contains images from the singles that make up the track listing of Tossing Seeds. Bonus audio on the download card & new liner notes celebrate its return to vinyl after a long hiatus.

Walk The Moon
You Are Not Alone (Live At The Greek)
Format: 2 x LP

This Record Store Day release attempts to capture all of the energy and intensity of a live Walk The Moon concert. Recorded live at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre on the Talking Is Hard tour, this LP is pressed as a double vinyl set, featuring the critically acclaimed alt pop band’s No. 1 hit “Shut Up And Dance” plus “Work This Body,” “Different Colors,” “Anna Sun,” and more. The vinyl package includes an MP3 download insert. Limited to 4000.

For a full list of all the records being released on Record Store Day 2016, Click Here!

Participating record stores in the DFW Metroplex






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