Titles Announced For Record Store Day “Drops” June 12th & July 17th

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.

Record Store Day 2021 Announced For June 12th

Good morning, happy Saturday! We hope you are all having a fun time out there. This is a post to let you know a “save the date” has been announced for Record Store Day 2021. That is June 12th, 2021. The annual event, which is usually held every year in April in addition to a smaller event for Black Friday, has been doing their best to navigate these times and do what makes the most sense during the pandemic.

As you may know, this past year’s Record Store Day was pushed back and eventually split into three different “drop dates” in August, September, and October. As far as we can tell this Record Store Day in June 2021 is just going to be all the exclusive releases being released as normal on one date (who knows what can happen in our world between now and then though).

We don’t anticipate any of the exclusive releases for this next Record Store Day to be announced anytime soon, but you can check out the Record Store Day website here. We also have a stack of Black Friday Record Store Day releases available on our online store.

Black Friday 2020 November 27th at Dumb Records (or Online)

We’ve been keeping quiet about Black Friday Record Store Day which is coming up in just ten days now, because we’ve been trying to figure out the best way to approach this day, which is a hard thing to do when the future is always so unpredictable during these times.

Black Friday RSD is happening on Friday, November 27th the day after Thanksgiving as it is every year. This is usually the second biggest day of the year for our store, next to Record Store Day which usually takes place in April. This RSD event is going to be a big one for us because it is the first that we have ordered absolutely every exclusive release on “the list”. This includes over 130 different exclusive titles, which is too many for us to even list out below this time!! For that complete list along with photos and more info on each one, you can head over to the Record Store Day website right here.

As of right now, here’s how we are approaching this day: we WILL have our store open and limit the occupancy inside to 5 customers at a time. This means there will likely be a line you will have to wait in outside. We will be open on this day from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm. Then, online we will be offering 25% discounts on our regular Dumb Records mech items on our storenvy page. If you are local and place an order online through our online store, we will also be waving our delivery fees for that day. We are unable to run a sale on our Discogs page unfortunately, but we will be waving usual local delivery fees on that page for that day as well. We will also be listing whatever exclusive releases that we can on our storenvy and Discogs page later on in the day. (Our RSD pledge states that we can not do this until 1:00 pm, and we probably won’t be able to until later). This all may seem a little hectic, but we will be working hard this day and doing our best to make sure we have all of our RSD exclusives available one way or another!

Again, here are links to our online stores:
https://dumbrecords.storenvy.com/
https://www.discogs.com/seller/dumbrecords/profile

Today at Dumb Records: Record Store Day 2020 Drop #3

Here we are once again! Seems like there are Record Store Days happening once every month anymore, and October’s big Record Store Day “drop date” is happening today on this cold Saturday. This is actually the biggest of the three drop dates in terms of what we ordered for the store, and we have about 40 exclusive titles hitting the shelves today. We posted photos of most of this stuff right here on our facebook page.

Our store opens today at 10:00 am and is open until 7:00 pm. The arcade is open to the public during those same times, either with $5 admission or with purchase of $10 or more in the store. We are limiting the number of people in our space to 10 total, and masks are required. Recycled Records is also participating in getting the Record Store Day exclusive releases, and of course we encourage the support of Elf Shelf Books & Music downtown as well!

The next Record Store Day after this one is going to be Black Friday Record Store Day on November 27th, which we are expecting even more exclusive releases for.

Record Store Day Black Friday November 27th, 2020

Are you ready to hear about another Record Store Day that’s coming up? We know what you are thinking, “Are they doing Record Store Day every month now? or every weekend?” Yes, it does seem that way since normal Record Store Day this past year got split into three dates, and we still have the third one coming up on Saturday, October 24th. We are just along for this ride, and it hasn’t ben too bad.

Black Friday Record Store Day is happening this year on Friday, November 27th. The official list of exclusive releases has already been released on the Record Store Day website. Our order was even already due! We ordered it ALL this time!! The number of exclusive releases comes to 133 different releases this time, and we ordered at least one copy of everything. Go check out the Record Store Day website for more that full list as well as info on each release.

We’ll be posting more info on our Black Friday Record Store Day later on, but we will go ahead and say that we ordered all of these exclusive releases and our store will be open that day from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Record Store Day “Drop Date” #3 on Saturday, October 24th

Here is a post to tell you about the third and final Record Store Day “Drop Date” for 2020, which is happening on Saturday October 24th (coming up QUICK). Well… the last “drop date” for 2020, but then Black Friday Record Store Day is just around the corner on November 27th and is still happening. (Maybe we’ll have a separate post for that one go up shortly).

For this third RSD Drop Date, we ordered the most exclusive releases out of all of the drop dates. We will also be sure to be dropping a few other extra new and used records on the shelves for this day. Our store will be open from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm this day. You can view the whole list on the Record Store Day website right here. This time around we did not order everything, but we did order most of the exclusives. Looks like we have a total of 40 releases coming in. Here is the list of what we ordered:

Asking Alexandria “Stand Up & Scream”
Beck “No Distraction”
Booker T & The MG’s “McLemore Ave”
Jon Brion “Syndecoche New York”
Johnny Cash “Classic Cash”
Cheap Trick “Out To Get You! Live”
Chief Keef “Back From The Dead 2”
Chromeo “Needy Girl”
Alice Cooper “Live From Apollo”
Miles Davis “Double Image”
Eminem “My Name Is / Bad Guys Always Die”
Frankie & The Witchfingers “Sidewalk”
Frumpies “Frumpies Forever”
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib “Pinata: The 1974 Version”
Jimmy Giuffre “Graz”
Ice Nine Kills “Silver Scream: Killer Cuts”
Infectious Groovies “Take You On A Ride”
J.J. Johnston & Kai Winding “Stonebone”
Judas Priest “Sad Wings of Destiny”
Lil’ Kim “9”
Makeup & Vanity Set “Heart of Batman”
Obsessed “Incarnate Ultimate Edition”
Keith Richards “Hate It When You Leave”
Rolling Stones “Metamorphasis UK”
Snoop Dogg “I Wanna Thank Me”
Soul Asylum “Hurry Up And Wait”
Specials “Dubs”
Sumy “Funkin’ In Your Mind”
Toto “Live In Tokyo 1980”
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Sountrack
Double Whammy!: A 1960’s Garage Rock Rave-Up
Lethal Weapon Original Soundtrack
Rough Guide To Brazilian Psychedelia
Wick Records Presents The Battle of the Bands Vol. 1
Vitamin String Quartet Performs Lana Del Rey
Who “Quick Live One”
Frank Zappa “You Can’t Do That On Stage”
Warren Zevon “Greatest Hits”

As how Record Store Day usually goes, each exclusive release will be available in very limited copies (we only ordered one of each one this time, sorry). They will be available on first-come first serve basis. After the full day is over we will be listing leftovers online on our Discogs page.

Details On Record Store Day “Drop Date” #2 at Dumb Records

Our first Record Store Day “Drop Date” at the end of last month seamed to go really well, so for the next one coming up on Saturday, September 26th (just less than a couple of weeks away), we are kicking it up one more notch (just a smidgen).

Record Store Day, which is usually a big annual event for us and other record stores around the globe in April, had been pushed back to June this year due to Covid-19, and then again to three separate “drop dates” in August, September, and October to still get exclusive records out to collectors and fans while trying to avoid crowds as much as possible.

For this second drop date on Saturday, September 26th – we are opening our store a tad bit earlier than usual at 10:00 am, and will be open until 7:00 pm. Our arcade will be open during those hours as well, limiting to four people at a time. We are still limiting the total amount of people in our building to ten.

We did order still a very limited amount of RSD exclusive releases this time around, and will also be planning on dropping an amount of new and used vinyl onto the shelves for the first time on that day. Some of the RSD exclusive releases we plan on getting include: George Clinton, Batman & Robin, Death Piggy, Destiny’s Child, The Doors, Fleetwood Mac, Jerry Garcia, Dizzy Gillespie, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Jimi Hendrix, Hootie & The Blowfish, Meat Puppets, Mott The Hoople, Primus, Ramones, Replacements, Residents, Britney Spears, Tegan & Sara, and the Hackers soundtrack. ***Note, we are not guaranteed to get any of those titles, and the ones we get are first-come, first-serve.

More info on all of those titles is available at recordstoreday.com.

Record Store Day 2020 Update, “Drop Dates,” Etc.

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Had we mentioned what the current plan is for Record Store Day 2020 recently? The event was originally planned for April 2020, was pushed back to June 20th at some point, and now has once again been post-poned into three different “drop dates.” Many of the exclusive titles that were originally supposed to be released for the big day back in April are now being released on August 29th, September 26th, and October 24th for participating stores.

To see a list of what records are being released on those drop dates, you can check out the Record Store Day website here. Some of you have been asking us about Record Store Day and what is going on with our store and those dates. We can say that we will be participating in the drop dates to a very limited extent right now. We will have a few of these records in, but we will likely not be making a big event out of it. We will likely be going back to normal with Record Store Day being a big event for us in November for Black Friday or next year in April 2021.

Record Store Day 2020 Postponed *Again,* “Drop Dates” Announced

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It comes as almost no surprise at this point, but the already post-poned date of June 20th for Record Store Day 2020 has once again been post-poned by the Record Store Day organization and also split up into three different “drop dates.” The few hundred exclusive releases, which were originally slated to be released this April, and then June, are going to be split up and released on those three different dates. Those drop dates are August 29th, September 26th, and October 24th.

There will be a new version of “The List” with dates on which item is being released on the Record Store Day website on June 1st.

As of right now we are unsure to what extent if any at all Dumb Records will be participating in this. We feel it might be best to scrap this year altogether and focus on a normal Black Friday Record Store Day in November, or focus on re-opening our store this summer whenever it is safe to do so.

Today at Dumb Records: (Would Have Been) Record Store Day 2020

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We’d like to take a moment of silence for today, which would have been Record Store Day 2020, and what surely would have been our biggest day of the year and possibly of all time if a dreaded disease and global pandemic struck and changed everything.

Record Store Day has since announced that the world-wide event has been post-poned to Saturday, June 20th, but even right now we are very unsure of how the world will look on that date which is almost two months from now. We still have a facebook event up for that later event. You can follow Record Store Day (the organization) on facebook, where they are still actively promoting independent record stores around the world, and also follow their page for any latest news regarding that is supposed to be happening later on in June. ALSO, as we announced yesterday we are participating in a “virtual screening” going on of a new Vinyl Nation documentary to take place today only, on the day Record Store Day would have been. Find more info and the link to purchase tickets or the download of the film to support our store right here.

If you want to buy something from our online Discogs store in honor of what would have been a day to support local independent record stores, that is certainly welcome as well.