I am a vinyl junkie and Record Store Day is my drug. The annual event takes place on Saturday, April 19 and features a growing list of rare gems and limited-edition releases for sale at independently owned record stores.
Started to boost sales of a then slagging vinyl market, the event has grown in popularity with die-hard vinyl fans lining up around the block to get their hands on unique releases.
Last year I set my alarm for 5 a.m., foolishly thinking I’d probably be the first person in line. When I arrived I was 15th in line and ahead of me was a guy who had spent the night in a tent.
A full list of what’s available is on the Record Store Day website.
I’m hoping to snag a copy of Built to Spill’s “Ultimate Alternative Wavers,” which is being released on vinyl for the fist time, 21 years after it was initially released on CD and cassette by C/Z Records.
A full list of Seattle area music stores participating can be found here.
Let us know in the comments, or via Twitter what you’ll be looking to score.