In case you’re wondering, we aren’t just writing about Record Store Day for the hell of it. Most of us here at the IN are looking forward to shopping it too. That’s right, we’ve been saving up, making plans and mapping out our day in preparation for weeks. One problem: some of us are on the hunt for the same things, so if the local shops only get one of The White Stripes “Elephant” it might get ugly. Here’s a look at our personal RSD wish lists.
Joani: The White Stripes’ “Elephant (10th Anniversary),” of course, the Best Coast 7″, Grizzly Bear’s “Horn of Plenty” and maybe the heart shaped single from Kate Nash just because I bet it’s super cute.
Jessica: I’m excited about some of the older recordings, specifically Big Mama Thornton, “Jail” 12”; Small Faces, “There Are But Four Small Faces” 12” LP; and Various Artists, “The Newport Blues Festival, 1965” 12”. For excellent music made more recently, I’m hoping for the Built to Spill, “LIVE” 2xLP, Old 97s and Waylon Jennings 2x7”, and the Brian Eno x Nicholas Jaar x Grizzly Bear 12”.
Brett: Bonobo “North Borders” 7×10″ box set, Fela Kuti “Sorrow, Tears, and Blood,” Phosphorescent “Aw Come Aw Why,” Neil Casal “Mountains of the Moon” 7″ Sigur Ros “Agaetis Byrjun” and the Tame Impala EP. And the money to pay for it all.
Jason: I’m pretty excited to get Titus Andronicus’ “Record Store Day EP,” Daniel Johnston’s “Fun,” and I’m also exited about Grizzly Bear’s “Horn of Plenty.”
Ashley: My top priority is The White Stripes’ “Elephant (10th Anniversary),” I mean, how could it not be? Apart from that, my Southern lady-self would love to snag a copy of Willie Nelson’s “Crazy: The Demo Sessions.”
Lilia: Buddy Guy’s “Hold That Plane” to rekindle hometown memories, the Iron and Wine single, Cut Copy’s “Bright Like Neon Love,” and maybe the MGMT cassette because my car only has a cassette player and it sure beats listening to my mom’s Monkees cassette again.
Sarah: Frightened Rabbit/Manchester Orchestra/Grouplove, “Architect/Make it to Me” 7″ single because I adore both of these collaborations and can’t stop listening to the two tracks on repeat, Tegan and Sara’s “Closer” remixed, and Phoenix’s “Entertainment” 7″ on snazzy grey vinyl.
Hana: The White Stripes 10th Anniversary “Elephant” 12”—duh, Miles Davis “Round About Midnight” 12”, The Notorious B.I.G. “Ready to Die” 12” and Willie Nelson “Crazy: Demo Sessions” 12”.