Record Store Day, the annual celebration of music and independent retailers, takes places tomorrow (4/21) all over the U.S. and abroad. Many artists are creating special promotional items (particularly vinyl exclusives) and making appearances for the event, including some of Nashville’s own.
The ladies of the Pistol Annies—Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe, and Angaleena Presley–are commemorating the occasion with the vinyl release of the trio’s lauded album Hell On Heels. Additionally, fans can listen to the album through a widget here with a vinyl crackle applied to it. By sharing the widget, fans will be registered for a chance to win an autographed copy of Hell On Heels and a Sony USB Stereo turntable with which to play it.
Dierks Bentley will be all the way across the continent in Seattle, where he will give a special in-store acoustic performance at Easy Street Records’ Queen Anne location at 1 pm PT.
Nashville’s The Black Keys are offering a deluxe vinyl version of their highly acclaimed 2011 album El Camino, mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering and pressed at Pallas for sonic highs. The package also includes a bonus CD, a limited edition poster, and a two song 45 rpm 7” single with live versions of “Sister” and “Money Maker.” Additioanlly, Dr. John’s brand new Locked Down, produced and recorded by the Keys’ Dan Auerbach here in Nashville, will be available as a vinyl album.
Singer/songwriter Caitlin Rose is offering a limited edition 7” with covers of the Arctic Monkeys’ “Piledriver Waltz.” Check out the video for “Piledriver Waltz” here.
Local favorite JEFF the Brotherhood is releasing Upstairs at United Vol. 3, a 12” vinyl EP with three songs including a cover of Hawkwind’s “Master of the Universe.” The disc was pressed at 45rpm by United Record Pressing in Nashville.
Additionally, both Rose and JEFF will be performing at Grimey’s New and Preloved Music tomorrow, along with sets by Langhorne Slim, Lovedrug, Pujol, Kansas Bible Company and more yet to be announced. Downstairs in performance venue The Basement, guests can check out screenings of the Bobby Bare Jr. documentary Don’t Follow Me (I’m Lost) at 1 pm, Andrew Bird: Fever Year at 2:45 pm, and the indie record store documentary Brick & Mortar & Love at 4:30 pm.