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Record Store Day Is Coming

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Spin it Loud: Record Store Day is bringing special releases to local record stores, like Campbell’s On The Corner Music. Photo by Jessica Shirley-Donnelly.

Spin it Loud: Record Store Day is bringing special releases to local record stores, like Campbell’s On The Corner Music. Photo by Jessica Shirley-Donnelly.

On April 18, the music industry rises once again to show support for the greatest of all recording formats: vinyl. Many Silicon Valley small businesses—your local record stores—will be participating:

There’s too many special releases to list. Here are three of the most anticipated among the many reissues, picture discs and bootlegs hitting stores this Saturday.

Run The Jewels: S/T 12”
The sleeper hit rap duo of 2014 are contributing a special, limited run 12” EP that comes out on Record Store Day. Atlanta’s Killer Mike and New York’s El-P have contributed some of the most critically acclaimed rap of the past two years, so this record is sure to be in high demand.

Metallica: No Life ’til Leather cassette
The Bay Area heavy metal giants’ demo tape is shrouded in legend at this point, but Metallica are reissuing it as a limited edition cassette available only on Record Store Day. It features early versions of some of the best songs on the classic album Kill ‘Em All, as well as some songs that can’t be found anywhere else. Except, you know, on YoutTube:

Father John Misty: I Love You, Honeybear 7”
Father John Misty exploded this year, rocketing from well-kept secret to bona fide indie rock star. His album I Love You, Honeybear, is an early favorite for Album of the Year. The singer-songwriter is releasing an exclusive acoustic version of the album’s title track in a special heart-shaped 7” record.

For more info on special releases check out the Record Store Day website.

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