November 21 2012
Black Friday seems to get bigger and bigger every year, and it has now expanded in to Thankgiving Thursday. I'm not sure how I feel about that. Anyway, if you plan to adventure out into the wild world of malls and bix box retail stores this Friday, you should consider visiting your local independent record shop like our good friends over at The Exclusive Company.
"The original idea for Record Store Day was conceived by Chris Brown, and was founded in 2007 by Eric Levin, Michael Kurtz, Carrie Colliton, Amy Dorfman, Don Van Cleave and Brian Poehner as a celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally."
You can pick up some amazing and limited-edition releases from a variety of artists such as The Lumineers, The White Stripes, The Fat Boys, My Morning Jacket, The Beach Boys and more. Just visit the Record Store Day website for a complete listing of all the releases. If you need some reccomendations, below are my top 21 Record Store Day releases to grab on Black Friday.