Today is Record Store Day. All over the country, record stores will be stocking their shelves with special, limited releases, and hosting all kinds of events and offering all kinds of sales.
In Baltimore, there are a number of stores participating. Sound Garden in Fells Point typically draws the biggest line - word is it started forming at 3AM.
In North Baltimore, there are a number of shops participating - including Normal's (E. 31st St.), Black Mess (Falls Rd.), True Vine (Hickory) and JojoSouth (W. 36th St.).
And of course, there's Celebrated Summer Records, located in the back of Atomic Books (3620 Falls. Rd.).
Celebrated Summer Records opens at 11AM. There will also be donuts, vegan cupcakes and cake pops.
Celebrated Summer Records Exclusives: Mindset - Leave No Doubt LP - Silk Screened covers Purple vinyl 100 numbered copies
Double Dagger - 333 LP+DVD Set - Copies at Celebrated Summer/Atomic Books only will contain an exclusive Double Dagger fanzine by Nolan and Bruce from Double Dagger stamped and numbered.
South Carey - Pure Vanity Cassette - Final recordings from this re-imagined and reactivated version of South Carrey that had a way too short existence!
Celebrated Summer will also have tons of official Record Store Day titles, including releases by Best Coast Black Lips/Icky Blossoms Cheech & Chong Codeine Dan Deacon Double Dagger Elliot Face To Face Giant Henry Grizzly Bear Ilsa Integrity Iron & Wine The Lemonheads Like Rats Mike Watt & The Black Gang Misfits New Found Glory Night Marchers No Bunny Poison Idea Pulp Refused Repos Ringworm Robert Pollard Roky Erickson Sensenfeld Seven Sisters of Sleep South Park Superchunk Surfer Blood Tegan And Sara Ty Segall The Doors/X The Stooges/The Black Keys The Thermals Touche Amore/Title Fight ????/????? - mystery single ...and more!
Atomic Books will also be giving away free Sub Pop Sampler CD (featuring tracks by Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Mudhoney, Pissed Jeans, Postal Service, Shearwater & Sharon Van Etten, King Tuff, Father John Misty, METZ, and more) while supplies last.
DOUBLE DAGGER's 333 - Record Release Party 7PM-9PM @ Atomic Books Among this year's Record Store Day releases is Double Dagger’s 333 which comes with their new documentary, "If We Shout Loud Enough".
We’re having a listening party with Nolen Strals, Denny Bowen and Bruce Willen and they’re making a special tour stories zine to go with the record that will only be available at Atomic Books/Celebrated Summer Records. Bruce, Denny and Nolen will read from the zine/tell tour stories as well. They will also be showing a few clips of the documentary which will also debut at this year's Maryland Film Festival.
plus Save Your Soul DJs Rob Macy & Brandie Jefferson!
"Brewing up a heady mixture of high-spirited rhythm & blues, real-gone psychedelia and middle-finger-flipping garage rock, King Khan has earned an international reputation as one of the wildest showmen in underground rock." -All Music
"Of the countless bands to emerge from the New York City underground during the post-punk era, few if any were as unique and influential as the Feelies; nerdy, nervous, and noisy, even decades later their droning, skittering avant-garde pop remains a key touchstone of the American indie music scene." -All Music