Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Who knew?

So I just learned that this Saturday (5/18/09) is "Record Store Day" across the country, and apparently that means that there are a ton of vinyl and other releases coming out then.  My local record store owner was telling about the day, and having never heard of it, I did my usual "nod head and smile because I don't know what you are talking about" routine.  After talking to a friend who actually knows about such things, I looked into in a bit more detail.

Now I don't really care about most of the releases, but one kind of cool thing that caught my eye is a new Whiskeytown 7".  You can find out more info/backstory here.  Apparently it features two previously unreleased tracks from 1996: "San Antone" and "The Great Divide."  Not sure how limited the release is, but I think my local store received 3 or 4 copies, so probably 2500 or so nationally?  I'm sure it's few enough so that they'll sell out soon and be sold for way too much on ebay before you know it.

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