RECORD STORE DAY AT SONGBYRD!
Songbyrd and Record Store Day Present
DOORS: 8:00 AM // SHOW: 8:00 AM
Saturday April 13, 2019
SPECIAL RELEASE LIST: https://recordstoreday.com/SpecialReleases
Stay tuned for complete list of RSD titles and other activities!
Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. The first Record Store Day took place on April 19, 2008. Today there are Record Store Day participating stores on every continent except Antarctica.
This is a day for the people who make up the world of the record store—the staff, the customers, and the artists—to come together and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently owned stores play in their communities. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet & greets with artists, parades, DJs spinning records, and on and on. In 2008 a small list of titles was released on Record Store Day and that list has grown to include artists and labels both large and small, in every genre and price point. For several years, 60% or more of the Record Store Day Official Release List came from independent labels and distributors. The list continues to include a wide range of artists, covering the diverse taste of record stores and their customers.
Pearl Jam have been announced as the official ambassadors of Record Store Day 2019, set to take place at independent record stores around the world on April 13.
“Independent record stores are hugely important to me, and have been ever since I was 12 years old,” said Pearl Jam guitarist and founding member Mike McCready in a statement. “Before I even really knew what they were— there was a certain feeling of ‘this is a dream come true,’ and it’s a wonderland and there’s so much to learn in here … and it’s still that way.”
McCready continued, “Support every independent record store that you can. They’re really a good part of society. Know if you love music, this is the place
to find it. And it helps people who work here and that’s important, too.”