Fans of tangible media rejoice, it's time once again for Record Store Day (Saturday, April 19), and there are plenty of RSD exclusives with Seattle ties this year. Highlights include On Top, a 12" recording of Mudhoney's live KEXP set on top of the Space Needle last year to celebrate Sub Pop's 25th anniversary, a live 12" of Death Cab For Cutie playing with Magik*Magik Orchestra, and English singer-songwriter Jake Bugg's Live at Silver Platters, an EP recorded at the Seattle record store. Check out a more complete list below.
In addition to Seattle product, many shops are bringing in local bands to play free in-store concerts. The full schedules can be found below, but some of the best options are Posse playing at Everyday Music, Rose Windows performing at Easy Street Records, and Hobosexual doing a set at Silver Platters (SoDo).
There are also some good old fashioned deals. Light in the Attic Records in Ballard and Jive Time Records in Fremont are both offering up to 25% off some non-RSD purchases. Spin Cycle on Broadway will give record collectors the first chance at snagging RSD exclusives by opening at midnight.
No matter what you're looking to get out of Record Store Day 2014, there's probably a shop for you.
Seattle Record Store Day Exclusives:
Mudhoney - On Top 12"
Death Cab For Cutie Featuring Magik*Magik Orchestra - Live 2012 12"
The Sonics/Mudhoney - Bad Betty/I Like It Small 7"
Soundgarden - Superunknown: The Singles 10"s
Nirvana - Pennyroyal Tea/I Hate Myself and Want To Die 7"
Dave Matthews Band - Live Trax Vol. 4 (vinyl box set)
Jake Bugg - Live at Silver Platters 12"/CD
Seattle Record Store Day First Releases (Available on RSD Prior to Their Formal Release):
Jimi Hendrix - Live at Montery 12"
Botch - Unifying Themes Redux 12"
Record Store Day In-store Performances:
Easy Street Records
7pm - Rose Windows
Noon - Mega Bog
1pm - Pitschouse
2:30 - Posse
4:30 - Tomten
6:30 - Afrocop
7:30 - New Weather
8:30 - Master Musicans of Bukkake
Sonic Boom Records
6pm - St. Paul and the Broken Bones
Silver Platters (SoDo)
12:30pm - Goodbye Heart
1:30 - V. Contreras
3 - Jon Langford
4:30 - Hobosexual