Good afternoon! Today we bring news about an upcoming Record Store Day – the organization of Record Store Day is back this year with a more return-to-normal big RSD even in April, which is how things were in our pre-pandemic world.
Record Store Day is happening this year on Saturday, April 23rd (Jeff’s birthday). There have been 326 titles announced for Record Store Day this year, all of them released online through the Record Store Day website right here. Surely this is going to be our biggest Record Store Day yet as we always try to go bigger and bigger every year- also there are a few notable things with this list! Record Store Day is mainly in April, however we noticed that there are 31 items on this list mixed throughout that are being released June 18th for a separate “Drop Date!!!” We will be ordering everything being released both dates, but be careful to look for those release dates when looking at specific items on the Record Store Day website!
We also have this list printed off in our store for you to look at and help us know what to order the most of by placing small check marks next to items you know you are going to want. Our store will open at 8:00 am on that day like we do for every Record Store Day, and we will likely have an exclusive shirt printed for the first people that are in line. It looks like Recycled Records will be participating to some extent as well, in their latest announcement they have extended the closing of their store and sales to the end of April.
Oh nice. This is a post to let you know we have a new *official* unboxing video for Black Friday Record Store Day, which is coming up in just a few days this Friday. We go through opening up some boxes of Record Store Day exclusives – but don’t show everything.
As per usual, none of these items can be help – they are all first come first serve. You can find a facebook event for Black Friday along with more info right here. We open that day at 8:00 am and are open until 8:00 pm.
This is just a post to show you all that we have our new *Dumb Record* exclusive shirts for Black Friday Record Store Day ready to go. How exciting. No, these are not for sale. We would not even take any money in advance for these. These are only available for free to the first 50 people in line for Black Friday Record Store Day on Friday, November 26th at 8:00 am!!! No, we’ll never print these again.
Whoops! This is something that happens every year – and understandably so with hundreds of different releases being pressed for Record Store Day – there are always a number of releases that don’t quite make it in time and get pushed back. From the official Record Store Day facebook page:
Not sure if you’ve heard the news, but things are a little crazy in the world of supply and demand out there. And even though every Record Store Day, RSD Drop and RSD Black Friday has changes to the List in the weeks between when it’s launched and when the titles hit the stores, production issues, customs issues, shipping issues, rights issues, and some pretty comical situations we can’t really get into here have definitely hit this RSD Black Friday list.
We ordered every single release on “the list” for Black Friday Record Store Day this year, so everything on the list above should hopefully be coming to our store on December 10th. **Even through we ordered everything, not all of these titles are guaranteed to us, and it is normal for a number of releases to get allocated and less copies show up than what we order. We also can not put any holds on any of these items, even for the later date.
Black Friday Record Store Day is happening this year on Friday, November 26th. Our store opens at 8:00 am and we will be having sales, live music, exclusive shirt giveaways, and more. Checkout a facebook event for this one right here.
Finally we are here with our official announcement for Black Friday Record Store Day 2021!! Black Friday is typically the second busiest shopping day of the year for us, only next to Record Store Day (whenever that was going on as one day in April). We are now just 16 days away from Black Friday, happening on Friday, November 26th.
Okay, here are the important details, so pay attention: • Our store will be opening at 8:00 am sharp, and will be open until 8:00 pm. • Once again, we ordered everything we possibly could as far as Record Store Day official releases go. You can check out the full list on the Record Store Day website. All of these releases are first-come first-serve, and we can not reserve anything in advance. • The first 50 people in line will receive a Free exclusive “Dumb Record” t-shirt along with purchase of any item in the store. • Upon the initial opening rush of the day, we will be permitting 12 people at a time into the store. • We will be running some store-wide sales throughout the day including: – 25% off all used records – 50% off all dollar records – 50% off all used CDs • There will be 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm in-store performances by Tony Colantino and DJ Lowki Lit
That’s about it for now! You can expect a facebook event to go up shortly! Thank you everybody and have a great day!
For the third time this year, it’s that time of year again. That’s right, we’ve already got another Record Store Day approaching. This one should not come as much of a surprise though because Black Friday Record Store Day happens the day after Thanksgiving every year. And here we are, around two months away from that date, which this year is Friday, November 26th.
This go-round we will likely once again be releasing some type of limited edition Dumb Records t-shirt for the first people in line, exclusive posters, and we will see what else! You can expect a more detailed announcement from us on all of those goodies here in the coming weeks.
Record Store Day (the second of two “drop dates” this summer) is just ten days away on Saturday, July 17th, and we are having some fun with this one. We had mentioned in our original post that the first 50 people in line would get a free exclusive t-shirt. Today we are back with photos of those shirts. There it is pictured above. If you want one you better get in line early for when we open at 8:00 am on that day.
Is there a way for any out-of-towners or people unable to make it to Record Store Day to get these shirts? No, there’s not. These are limited run, exclusive shirts. They are very special.
You can find a facebook event with more info on Record Store Day Drop #2 right here. Also check out the Record Store Day website right here for the full list of all of the exclusive releases coming out for that day right here. In addition to the exclusives we will be holding a 10% sale on our whole store other than exclusive RSD releases, half off dollar records, live music, and free coffee!
Saturday, July 17th will be the second of two Record Store Day 2021 “Drop Dates” happening this summer. The first one in June was an overwhelming success for us, and we are excited for this next one coming up – we will have even more in store this time than just the exclusive releases!
Of course, we will have all of the exclusive releases being released by Record Store Day. There are close to 200 of them coming out for this specific date, and you can check out the full list at recordstoreday.com. Note: some of the releases originally planned for the first drop date last month got pushed back to this one coming up. And as usual, we can not place any holds on these items. They are first come, first serve.
One thing we are doing differently with handling our store right when we open at 8:00 am: to avoid a chaotic stampede, we will be letting in people 12 occupants at a time to our store at the start of the day. There will likely be a line when we open at 8:00 am, so come early if you want to guarantee a good spot!
In addition to all of that we have a few other goodies for you. We will have free coffee provided by Redbud City Coffee Roasters. There will also be some sales! We will be running a 10% off sale on everything in the store that is not RSD releases, and also 50% off dollar records. AND for the first time in over a year, we have live music in our store! Performances will be Idle Oath at 5:00 pm and Jessica Knight at 6:00 pm.
We’ve already made a post telling you that Record Store Day is happening this year as two separate “drop dates” in June and July – but we are telling you again today, this time with a little flier for our store! The first of those is now less than one month away, on Saturday, June 12th. Then the second is Saturday, June 17th. We will be open 8:00 am to 8:00 pm on both of those days, and we do expect there to be lines!
The list of exclusive releases coming out for both of those days is much to long for us to list here, but you can head on over to Recordstoreday.com for that full list as well as a description of each item and which of the drop dates each exclusive release comes out on. As usual, we can not do any holds for any of these items, they are first come first serve. We will be listing any leftovers we have the following days after the initial release on our online stores. We DID order everything on the list for both of these drop dates – however, not everything we ordered is always guaranteed. We will say that this was the biggest RSD order we have ever submitted, so we are expecting a very big day all around!
It is April now and spring is springing outside. For many Aprils our store has existed it has been a big month for us because of Record Store Day holding their annual event typically this month. The pandemic has effected both this and last year’s events and for 2021 it was announced that Record Store Day will be split into two different “drop dates” to happen on Saturday June 12th and Saturday July 17th. Our store will be participating in this event as we always do, and so is Recycled Records also downtown.
Today, all of the releases for both of these “drop dates” were announced through the Record Store Day website. You can check all of those out – nearly 500 exclusive releases including re-issues, brand new albums, compilations, and more right here.
If you find something on this list you really want, how does this work? We can not do any special orders or set anything aside for anyone off of this list – we must operate on a first come first serve basis on both of the drop dates. However, we are trying to get an idea of how many of each item to order – so feel free to comment here or on our facebook post with any releases you especially want to see us well stocked with!
We will be back with a separate announcement for what our store will be doing exactly for both of those dates (probably no live music still) – but for now we will say we will be open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm both of those Saturdays.