Record Store Day: The holiday for audiophiles to drop lots of dollars on overpriced 7”’s, hastily thrown together compilations and unnecessary picture discs. But it’s also kind of saving the record industry with the revenue it’s generating. As a music lover, I can deal.
Bandcamp, the home base for tons of bands and single-handedly curbing music pirating on a serious level, has made discovering, listening and downloading new music a lot more accessible. Bandcamp Hunter sifts through the massive database of bands to find some of the most impressive of the underground.
For those who hold gatefold packaging and first pressings of 180 gram colored vinyl in a special place in their hearts, Play and Record is your place. Neatly organized album art and short record reviews ask you to take a hard look at your own record collection’s integrity.
A website that actually uses the term ‘indie music’ as it was meant to be, Free Indie regularly brings you free songs to download from independent artists with occasional smatterings of videos and pictures.
Don’t forget: Slackers on Broadway is having special in-store shows for a Record Store Day:
- 2 p.m. – Rip Rap
- 3:30 p.m. – Jimmy Angelov
- 5 p.m. – The Spit
- 6:30 p.m. – Cursive
Happy Record Store Day, everyone.
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