Next Saturday, April 16, may be a normal day for some. But for a music junkie, especially of the vinyl variety, Record Store Day is like Christmas. An international holiday celebrated on the third Saturday of April every year, Record Store Day was founded in 2007 and features a variety of musical artists giving shows, limited edition releases and special giveaways.
Music blogs have been providing their readers with previews for a while now, but here at College Magazine we are going to offer you the best of the best! Go to the Record Store Day website to see if your local shop is participating this year.
Gossip frontwoman and LGBTQ activist Beth Ditto is going solo! The Beth Ditto EP was digitally released last month but a 12′ will be available in the U.S. on Saturday. Listen to some singles from the EP here.
Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” will be available on vinyl along with three remixes.
In 1992 Nirvana came out with an EP for their Australian tour called Hormoaning. As far as I know, that won’t be available on Record Store Day, but Sonic Youth’s Whores Moaning, named in its honor will be available. Whores Moaning was released exclusively in Australia in February 1993.