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Record Store Day

by Rich Morris Rating: Release Date:

Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent record shops, rolls round again on Friday April 16 and, as usual, a whole host of bands and artists will lend their support, many releasing exclusive, limited-edition records. Soundblab urges you to have a look and find out if there's something happening near you, but here's a round up of Record Store Day related stuff.

First up, Scots band The View have been selected to create an official anthem for the day, a re-recording of 80s power-pop song 'I Need That Record' by The Tweeds. The track can be heard at http://soundcloud.com/the-view/i-need-that-record until Record Store Day itself when it will be released as a limited edition one-sided 7in single available only from participating indie record shops.

You might also want to keep an eye out for these RSD releases:

Of Montreal/Casio Kids - 'Expecting to Fly'/ 'London Zoo' split 7in

Arctic Monkeys - 'Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair'

Black Mountain - 'Rollercoaster'

Cults - 'You Know What I Mean'

Deerhoof/Xiu Xiu - Almost Xiu Xiu, Almost Deerhoof

Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma Alt Takes

Foals - The Metropolis Session

Meanwhile, Leeds label Brew (Castrovalva, Chickenhawk) have teamed up with Dance to the Radio (¡Forward, Russia!, Holy State, Grammatics) to release a limited 10in vinyl split to celebrate Record Store Day and a certain royal wedding. The compilation will feature straight-up power hardcore rock 'n' roll from Dolphins (ex This Et Al), expertly executed noise rock from Blacklisters, the noise-hop of Castrovalva and the fantastically skewed, melodically inventive Hawk Eyes (Chickenhawk's new name). Those of a nervous disposition should stick to the twee pop section of their local indie record store instead.

Also, keep your eyes peeled for Franz Ferdinand's Covers EP, which features versions of songs from the Franz boys' Tonight album performed by Debbie Harry, LCD Soundsystem, Peaches, ESG and Stephin Merrit (Magnetic Fields). Exciting? We think so!

A full list of exclusive RSD releases can be found here.

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I was there. Brown Brogues from Wigan played at Night & Day Cafe - they were very very good!

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I went to Piccadilly Records in Manchester and bought albums by Far East Family Band, AR and Machines, Smegma and a limited addition Flying Lotus release. And I got a free badge and a free drink too!

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