Weekly Sound Special #1: Record Store Day!

Hello, and welcome to the first Weekly Sounds Special, where instead of rambling about an album, I inform you on a relevant topic. Like a news report, but on not. Yeah.

So in case you didn’t know, every year in April the folks who run RSD help publisher, store owners, and collectors celebrate buying vinyl and the whole process of keeping your local record store alive. It started back in 2007 and hasn’t stopped since, spreading across the world and gathering tons of bands to help them out.

“So what’s so special about RSD?”, you ask aloud. Well, besides helping store owners and record labels keep their doors open another day, companies make special deal and releases on this day. This ranges to colored vinyl record, chances for give away, and even limited edition record players like this one that features the Peanuts!

In addition to that, the stores themselves may have special deals going on that day such as discounts, buy one get one free deals, or 25% off anything in the store. It’s just a way of saying thank you for the support.

Overall this is a day to celebrate your collection with people who love the same thing you do.  Who knows, maybe you’ll get a great find, or rub elbows with some bands who frequently show up to shops to autograph and celebrate. At the end of the day, RSD is for the people.

If you want to find a record store near you, check out the official website http://www.recordstoreday.com/Home 

Happy Hunting.