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April 17, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Nirvana, Soundgarden, Mudhoney among Northwest artists featured on Record Store Day

The first Record Store Day of the year is set for this Saturday, April 19, when record shops across the country will carry limited edition vinyl releases as a means of luring customers into their stores. And there’s a nice selection of rarities from Pacific Northwest artists this time around:

Nirvana's "Pennyroyal Tea" was planned for release in 1994, but was pulled after Kurt Cobain's death.

Nirvana’s “Pennyroyal Tea” was planned for release in 1994, but was pulled after Kurt Cobain’s death.

Nirvana, “Pennyroyal Tea,” 7-inch single (DGC/UMe) “Pennyroyal Tea” was set to be the third single release from Nirvana’s “In Utero” album. It was cancelled after Kurt Cobain’s death, not least because the single’s B-side was “I Hate Myself and Want to Die.” The Record Store Day reissue utilizes the original artwork planned for the single.

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April 17, 2014 at 9:16 AM

Vinyl junkies, what’s going in your bag on Record Store Day?

Record Store Day is April 19.

Record Store Day is April 19.

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.

Built To Spill's "Ultimate Alternative Wavers" will be reissued on vinyl for the first time.

Built To Spill’s “Ultimate Alternative Wavers” will be reissued on vinyl for the first time.

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.

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Comments | Topics: Built To Spill, Record Store Day, Ultimate Alternative Wavers

November 26, 2013 at 5:54 AM

Black Friday edition of Record Store Day is upon us

Dazzled by the success of Record Store Day in April, independent shops have banded together for a Nov. 29 Black Friday reprise of this celebration of physical recordings — particularly, but not exclusively, the vinyl variety — in our digital age. Special releases issued on Black Friday Record Store Day include The Flaming Lips’ EP…

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