In this day and age of massive conglomerate corporations, it is more important than ever to support your local businesses, and Record Store Day is a perfect way to not only support your local record store but it’s also a chance to pick up new releases from some of your favorite artists. As usual, Record Store Day--taking place on April 21--has something for everyone.
2018 marks Record Store Day’s 11th anniversary and to quote Spinal Tap’s Nigel Tufnel “This one goes to 11.” The number of independent releases, limited editions, live releases, out of print reissues, and more, is amazing.
Rock fans will be happy to see releases from the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Prince, Neil Young, Pink Floyd and Bruce Springsteen. Deadheads will certainly rejoice over a live release of the Grateful Dead's 1969 show at the legendary Fillmore West and Jerry Garcia’s fourth solo album Run For the Roses.
Hip-hop is well represented as well with releases from Notorious B.I.G., Nas, Run the Jewels, Wu-Tang Clan, Lil Uzi Vert and more. Hip-hop group Living Legends will see their debut album, Almost Famous, receive the vinyl treatment as well can Common’s 1992 debut album Can I Borrow a Dollar? is also being released.
Jazz junkies are in for a treat as well with releases from some towering figures of the genre. ORG Music is releasing An Evening with Ornette Coleman (Part 2) from a 1965 concert in England. Record Store Day will also see releases from Ella Fitzgerald, John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk.
Other Record Store Day releases of note include Taylor Swift, Jason Isbell, The Who, Courtney Barnett, Johnny Cash, Wilco and U2. You can find a complete list of artists with releases on Record Store Day. Now, get out there and support your local record store!
Record Store Day 2018 Artists:
Jerry Garcia, Prince, Run The Jewels, Wilco, U2, Grateful Dead, The Stooges, Notorious B.I.G., Madonna, The Cure, Mastodon, Disturbed, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen, Thelonious Monk, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Circle Jerks, Cypress Hill, Aaliyah, Son Volt, Lil Uzi Vert, Ramones, Courtney Barnett, Brian Eno, Bo Diddley, Nas, Elvis Costello, Dave Grusin, John Coltrane, Sundays, The Who, Snarky Puppy, Slightly Stoopid, J Dilla, The Kills, Charlie Pickett, Too $hort, Iggy Pop, Tim Buckley, Jeff Buckley, Gene Clark, Swans, Small Faces, Common, Buari, Tad (and Also Thomas Andrew Doyle), The Residents, Plush, Dwarves, King Black Acid, Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Johnny Thunders, Chainsaw Kittens, Wu-tang, Demon Fuzz, Ride, The National, Parquet Courts, Kreator, Smithereens, Taylor Swift, Soundgarden, Descendents, Tom Waits, Phish, Superchunk, Jason Isbell, Ornette Coleman, Redd Kross, The Rascals, Motorhead, Eek-a-mouse, Saxon, Moody Blues, Rolling Stones, Gov’t Mule, The Alarm, Chicano Batman, Dr. Octagon, Def Leppard, and Ella Fitzgerald