Record Store Day is on the way.
On July 17, music lovers can stop by local record stores here in Austin and shop a selection of new and old vinyl.
The big day was split into two dates this year to give participating stores, artists and labels enough time to prepare orders safely due to COVID-19 delays and restrictions.
The official Record Store Day list dropped, and there’s a wide selection available for all of you record devotees out there. Artists partaking in this year’s festivities range from Bastille, Beastie Boys, Bob Dylan, Foo Fighters, Gorillaz, Karen O and Willie Nelson, K. Flay, Pearl Jam, The Cure, St. Vincent, and more.
As for participating stores in Austin, those include Waterloo Records, Antone’s Record Shop, Exploded Records, End of an Ear, Breakaway Records, Out of the Past Collectibles, and Groovers Paradise Record Shop. One main factor to keep in mind if you make your way to a shop this weekend, you might not find what you’re looking for. Each store has the ability to make “their own buying decisions and may choose to bring in some titles and not others.” When in doubt, give your local record store a call to see if they have the vinyl you want to purchase, especially since there’s a limited quantity for each item and are distributed differently.
Get all the details on Record Store Day now, happy shopping!
As part of Record Store Day, Foo Fighters will release their new disco covers album on July 17 under their alter ego: the Dee Gees. Check out their cover “You Should be Dancing” by Bee Gees below, and be on the lookout for their record HAIL SATIN on Saturday.
Dee Gees | You Should Be Dancing
Photo: By Ivan Kurmyshov