Record Store Day: The 10 Coolest Events and Releases
Record Store Day: The 10 Coolest Events and Releases


-- Queen’s first EP, unavailable until now in the U.S., will be issued as an exclusive.

-- An autographed Brian May guitar will be raffled from the Record Store Day Web site.

-- Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Slayer, and Brandi Carlile all will release exclusive 7-inch singles.

-- Sub Pop will release a series of four limited-edition singles from Flight of the Conchords, Blitzen Trapper, Obits, and Vetiver as well as release an 18-track CD featuring a live set from Iron & Wine’s 2005 tour in support of “Woman King.”

-- Epitaph and Anti- will issue Tom Waits, Booker T. Jones, and Bad Religion 45s, Record Store Day green re-usable shopping bags, T-shirts supplied by Anti-, and a special edition of Decibel magazine with a RED metal sampler inside

-- Wilco gave Record Store Day an exclusive advance on its DVD.

-- Jane’s Addiction, the Pretenders, Elvis Costello and Pavement will be represented by exclusive products.

-- Coachella chose Record Store Day to run the event’s popular on-site record store, which will feature in-store signings from festival performers. Coachella On-Site Store (Signings include TV on the Radio, Clipse, Peter Bjorn & John)

-- Wide Awake/Death Row will give away a free music CD sampler at over 750 participating retailers in the U.S.

-- Def Jam 25: Volume 1 and 2 4 LP gatefold history of Def Jam will be available in a physical version exclusively at indie retailers.