June 10, 2021
RECORD STORE DAY DROPS #1 IS THIS SATURDAY:
RECORD STORE DAY 2021 DROPS ARE JUNE 12 & JULY 17:
The first Record Store Day drop event is Saturday, June 12th. Here is Strictly Discs' plan for the day:
1. We OPEN at 8AM for RSD shopping
2. Line to form westbound on Monroe Street
3. While in line, you will be handed a menu of all RSD titles
4. We will pull your requests & you will check out outside
5. The shop will open for normal browsing at approximately 11AM with RSD titles upstairs
Thank you for helping us to keep this event safe & fun.
Our goal for this day is to get you the records you seek while minimizing any potential exposure.
THE LIST OF RELEASES CAN BE FOUND HERE:
RECORD STORE DAY:
Launched in 2007 with the humble idea to recognize independent record stores, Record Store Day (RSD) has blossomed into a global phenomenon. The list of RSD vinyl and CD exclusives continues to expand, as more labels continue to throw open their catalogs to an appreciative audience that grows each year.
Beyond the day-long frenzy, RSD exists to offer proof of the lively role record stores play in the community and a chance for folks on both sides of the counter to offer gratitude for each other. It's a capsule-sized snapshot of what this whole record world is about. Whether you’re a hardcore type who times their arrival for a spot at the front of the line or somebody who waits until the afternoon for a more leisurely experience, we hope you’ll join us this Saturday.
RSD USED VINYL ALERT:
In addition to the spread of Record Store Day exclusives, we will also be celebrating with a very special selection of 400+ fresh used records. The record gods have smiled on us with some exciting finds over the past year, and we will be culling from these recent collections for a batch of records going out on Saturday when the shop opens at approximately 11AM. More details about this round of LPs will go out in the final email before RSD.
WE OPEN FOR RSD (OUTSIDE) AT 8AM
AND SPEAKING OF WHEN THE DOORS OPEN...
RSD traditions returneth: Bloom Bakery is bringing the Bloom Bus & will be selling cold brew & hot coffee as well as an assortment of their amazing doughnuts. And we will be pouring up Great Dane beer to get the day started. Things are looking up!
We've got some things to give away!
Courtesy of New Belgium Brewing, each legal-aged customer checking out will receive a can of beer or seltzer to take away. A little something to kick the home session off.
Plus loaded grab bags for the first 50 customers FREE with every RSD purchase.
Stay strong & have #hope.
NEW THIS WEEK AT THE SHOP:
Alongside their west coast counterpart Black Flag, DC's BAD BRAINS made up the alpha and omega of early American hardcore. Their explosive self-titled debut set a very high bar for frenzied, genre-blasting punk to come, containing more pent-up potential energy than perhaps any record before it. It's never been easy to come by a quality pressing of this banger, and its comforting to see this one back in a legit (affordable) edition that's fully owned by the band. We've also got copies of THE WIPERS 'Tour 1984' LP, a reissue of an early scorcher from DAUGHTERS, and limited copies of the unofficial RSD release from THEE OH SEES.
USED VINYL ALERT:
Out of the heat and into more heat we go with this week's Used Vinyl Alert! Have a go through classics from the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, Lynyrd Skynyrd, David Bowie, Prince, Joni Mitchell, ELO, the Beatles, Neil Young, CSNY, Lou Reed, the Eagles, Slade, Boston, and heaps more.
WE ARE HIRING - SHIPPING CLERK:
We are looking to hire a shipping clerk. Requirements:
• Self-motivated and independent thinker
• Computer proficiency
• Strong work ethic
• High level of organization and precise time management skills
• Ability to lift 50 pounds repeatedly
Postion open - 3-4 days/week 9AM-1PM. Possible additional hours filling other duties, depending on experience. Includes weekends.
To apply, submit letter of interest & resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
BILLBOARD MAGAZINE'S BIWEEKLY FEATURE ON STRICTLY DISCS:
As part of Billboard’s efforts to best cover the coronavirus pandemic and its impacts on the music industry, Chris Eggertsen has been speaking with Angie every other week to chronicle the experience of an independent record store throughout the crisis. Here is a link to the stories in the series so far:
Billboard Article #5 June 12th
Billboard Article #6 June 19th
Billboard Article #7 June 26th
Billboard Article #8 July 10th
Billboard Article #9 July 30th
Billboard Article #10 August 13th
Billboard Article #11 August 28th
Billboard Article #12 September 11th
Billboard Article #13 September 25th
Billboard Article #14 October 13th
Billboard Article #17 December 14th
Billboard Article #18 December 23rd
Billboard Article #19 February 5th
Billboard Article #20 February 23rd
Billboard Article #21 March 12th
Billboard Article #22 April 1st
Billboard Article #23 April 19th
Billboard Article #24 May 15th
Billboard Article #25 June 1st
SELL US YOUR CDS & LPS:
Ron, Ryan, Angie, Marty, Evan, Matt, Ed, Jack, Eric, Steve, Nick & Matt B.