Here at YDKJ we love Record Store Day. The regular Record Store Day, which always takes place on the third Saturday of April, is a celebration of the independent record store and the vinyl record which we all know sounds better than CDs or MP3s. This year the organizers decided to make a Black Friday edition which will take place on November 29th.
Why did they decide to do this? When you see the Black Friday ads all over the internet and television, as well as hearing them on the radio, they are almost all exclusively big chain stores. On their web site, Record Store Day’s founders say “Cheap, mass-produced frenzy is not the goal.” As our readers know we are big fans of shopping local so this is a great idea. This day is a way to include the small record business owner in the midst of the day after Thanksgiving shopping madness.
According to the organizers there will be markedly fewer titles during this event than you’ll find on a normal Record Store Day release list. That is because Record Store Day is not attempting to create the massive music celebration of Record Store Day. This is more an event to remind people to include music in this year’s list of gifts and that purchasing music through your local, independent record store is the way to go.
Click here for a link to independent record stores in New Jersey.
Here is a list of special seasonal releases for RSD Black Friday.
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