Record Store Day – Tomorrow, 4/16

This is your final reminder: tomorrow is International Record Store Day. Fabricated to boost sales of independent record shops four years ago, this crate-digger’s holiday is becoming larger than life. There are so many exclusive Record Store Day releases that it’s hard to keep track – especially on vinyl, which is particularly sacred on Record Store Day. All that matters is that tomorrow, April 16th, you show your support at your local record store (Bring Money!) And gather ’round turntables and share stories, the way old people used to do.

Billboard Mag – 20 Best Record Store Day Exclusives
Dummy Mag
-What We Can Take From Record Store Day…
Fader
- 8 Albums to Dig For on Record Store Day
NY Daily News
– More Than 1500 Indie Record Shops from New York to London
Prefix – Release Guide
Pitchfork
- 3D TV Launch
LA Record – LA Record Store Guide
Gothamist (NY) – Where to Go on Record Store Day
Stereogum – 11 Most Interesting Releases on Record Store Day
Complex Mag - Fat Beats and Wax Poetics Pop-up Shop

James Blake – B Sides and Tour Dates

James Blake is addictive; we’re still hungry well after the release of his self-titled debut album. And lucky for us, Blake was generous enough to upload exclusive B-side tracks from The Wilhelm Scream 12″ single: “What Was It You Said About Luck” and “Half Heat Full (Old Circular).” Along with these new tracks, James Blake has announced his tour dates. Tonight he’ll be in Brooklyn; see the full list of dates after the jump.

James Blake – “What Was It You Said About Luck”

 

James Blake – “Half Heat Full (Old Circular)”

Tour Dates

Exclusive Video: Alex Cuba performs “Directo”

Cuban-Canadian singer-songwriter Alex Cuba recently stopped by Giant Step’s headquarters to treat us to an acoustic rendition of “Directo,” and you can check out the exclusive video above. The track is from Alex Cuba’s self-titled album, released through his very own Caracol Records.

Many thanks to Jan Ascanio and Jordan Pool of The AMP Team Inc. for the video production!

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