The Beatles, Byrds, Black Keys Ready Record Store Day Black Friday Releases
Record Store Day may come but once a year, but vinyl devotees will have the opportunity to pick up another round of limited edition releases on Black Friday.
The initiative, aimed at supporting independent record stores, will offer releases including a vinyl singles box set from the Beatles, four-LP box set from Janis Joplin, the first volume of the Who's Pete Townshend's "Quadrophenia" demos and a pair of 7" singles from the Byrds. Releases by more current artists will include live EPs by Soundgarden and Iron & Wine and singles from the Black Keys, Dr. Dog and Ryan Adams, among others.
Record Store Day was founded in 2007 and has generated increased sales and attention toward participating retailers in the four events since: indie stores' numbers were up 39% for the week during this year's event. As first reported by Billboard.com, some artists have already begun working on next year's releases, with the Flaming Lips planning a compliation of collabrations with artists including Neon Indian and Lightning Bolt.
Visit the official site for for the full list of upcoming releases and participating stores.