We love records here at BurningFist!
While MP3’s and digital media is now far better in terms of quality than they’ve ever been, there is still something quite soulless about them, and with the decline (and possible eventual demise) of the humble CD, vinyl has seen a big old resurgence again over the last couple of years.
Record Store Day came into being in 2007 when over 700 independent stores in the USA came together to celebrate their unique culture. The UK followed suit and 2014 will see the seventh celebration of the UK’s unique independent sector. This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music.
Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists across the globe make special appearances and performances. Festivities include performances, meet & greets with artists, DJ’s, in store quizzes and many other events.
And, as with previous years, there are some real treats for rock and metal fans! Exclusive releases by the likes of Anathema, Machine Head, Carcass, Katatonia, Cannibal Corpse and many more – there has to be something for everyone, surely, so make sure you get involved!
For a full list of releases, follow this link: http://www.recordstoreday.co.uk/exclusive-products/2014/
For even more info, you can go here: http://www.recordstoreday.co.uk/
And for a list of participants, check this link: http://www.recordstoreday.co.uk/participating-stores/