Strictly Discs

RECORD STORE DAY 2023

RECORD STORE DAY IS THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 22ND!

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 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.



WE OPEN FOR RSD (OUTSIDE) AT 7AM

Here is Strictly Discs' plan for the day:

1. We OPEN at 7AM 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 when the RSD line is gone

6. RSD titles will be located upstairs



AND SPEAKING OF WHEN THE DOORS OPEN...

 

Attention early birds! We will be pouring up a special RSD BEER courtesy of the Great Dane and serving our signature chile rubbed, chocolate dipped BACON for folks in line courtesy of Barriques - how's that to get the day started? Things are looking up!



PARTY FAVORS: 

  

We've got some things to give away!

After the shop opens for regular business and courtesy of Dogfish Head & White Claw Hard Seltzer, each legal-aged customer checking out will receive a can of beer/seltzer to enjoy in-store or take away. A little something to kick the session off.

Plus loaded grab bags for the first 50 customers FREE with every RSD purchase.

 




A NOTE ABOUT TAYLOR SWIFT & RSD:

We ordered & are receiving a DEEP quantity of Taylor Swift folklore: the long pond studio sessions. 

To answer the inevitable question, What time do I need to get there to make sure I get a Taylor Swift exclusive?, the answer is, we can’t give you an exact time because we never know when a specific release will sell out.

In this case though, we ordered and received enough to (hopefully) last us through the end of the day Saturday. BUT like we always tell customers regardless of the release, if you really, really, really want it and want to give yourself the best chance of getting it, get here as early as you can. There are no preorders, no reservations, no holds, no phone orders – Record Store Day releases are only available in person at Strictly Discs from 7AM to 6PM Saturday. Any remaining stock will be available when we open at 11AM Sunday. 




RSD USED VINYL ALERT:

Sure, it's a robust selection of exclusive releases this Record Store Day, but you know that's not enough! Once again, we have rolled out an extra-special spread of 1000 rare used vinyl that we will unveil on Saturday once we open for in-store shopping, and we dare say it rivals the heights of years past. Rare original pressings, limited EPs, seldom-seen box sets, audiophile specimens, collectible bootlegs, international imports, subscription-only heat, records we last had in stock for approximately one day, six years ago... it's all here.

Rock and pop essentials turn up from names like David Bowie, the Beach Boys, Grace Jones, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Roxy Music, the Kinks, the Grateful Dead, Tom Waits, T.Rex, Syd Barrett, Kraftwerk, and Guns N Roses, plus more recent era artists like Beck, Pavement, the Flaming Lips, James Blake, Caroline Polachek, Daft Punk, Robyn, Liz Phair, Mount Eerie, Warpaint, and more. We've got some rare Metallica originals, and more heavy things from Omen, Black Sabbath, Korn, and Def Leppard.

An exceptional crop of punk, post-punk, new wave and early alternative is in from a slew of hall of fame names: Wire, Young Marble Giants, DRI, the Circle Jerks, Swans, Bauhaus, the Cult, the Cramps, Jane's Addiction, the Tragically Hip, Cocteau Twins, Fad Gadget, Liquid Liquid, Patti Smith, the Fall, NOFX, Siouxsie & the Banshees, the Buzzcocks, Rip Rig & Panic, the Cowboy Junkies, the Cure, Magazine, the Embarrassment, Pylon, Sisters of Mercy, PIL, the Clash, and more. Avant-garde and electronic grails are in from Brian Eno, Steve Reich, Glenn Branca, Boards of Canada, Terry Riley, Ricardo Villalobos, Pantha du Prince, DJ Pierre, Patrick Cowley, Underworld, Tortoise, Terrence Dixon, Derrick May, and several others.

Blue ribbon jazz and blues titles are in from Sonny Rollins, Dorothy Ashby, Miles Davis, Roy Ayers, Idris Muhammad, Lee Morgan, Alice and John Coltrane, Sun Ra, Thelonious Monk, Yusef Lateef, Chick Corea, McCoy Tyner, Bill Evans, Jackie McLean, Jimmy Rogers, Muddy Waters, T-Bone Walker, Junior Wells, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. As always, a nice variety of obscure, regional and private press folk, country and bluegrass combines with nice picks from Waylon Jennings, Loretta Lynn, George Strait, Woody Guthrie, JD Crowe, Tony Rice, Bela Fleck, and others.

Dozens of legendary hip-hop and rap LPs are afoot: J Dilla, 2 Live Crew, Public Enemy, Kendrick Lamar, Aaliyah, 2Pac, Snoop Dogg, Black Sheep, Jazzy Jeff, Anderson Paak, the Beastie Boys, Mos Def, the Roots, Outkast, Bell Biv Devoe, Tribe Called Quest, Run The Jewels, Jay-Z, Musiq Soulchild, MF DOOM, Lil Yachty, the Pharcyde, Pete Rock, and on and on until the break of dawn. A sweet spread of disco, boogie, house and techno 12"s pairs up with album gems from Solomon Burke, Sam Cooke, Booker T, Otis Redding, Parliament, Sade, Pleasure, Raphael Saadiq, and Gil Scott Heron. The artist eternally known as Prince turns up in many forms: we've got a ton of rare singles and imports, out of print deluxe collections and box sets, and even more ephemera from the purple one.



A FEW REMINDERS:

We do not buy used CDs or LPs on Record Store Day.

We do not accept coupons for Record Store Day releases.

Record Store Day titles do not count towards the Buy 12 Get 1 Free program.

Record Store Day items are limited to one per person.



THE LIST:

The Record Store Day list can be found HERE.

Ron, Ryan, Angie, Marty, Evan, Matt, Ed, Eric, Jack, Steve, Mark, Brad, Roger, & Adam
        
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