RECORD STORE DAY IS TOMORROW!
We'd like to thank all who made donations to the Second Harvest Foodbank in our First In Line raffle. We have selected a winning ticket and posted it on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter, so if you are holding ticket #2536020, be sure to be at the store at 6:45 to be the first one inside the doors!
If you aren't holding that ticket, or if waiting in a line before dawn just isn't your thing, fear not. Year after year we have seen that most of the exclusive titles stick around for most of the day, rare as they may be. If you can't make it here until the afternoon, you may not encounter as much of a massive crowd, and you can still find plenty of great stuff.
Aside from all the exclusive vinyl, of which we have taken every measure to have the widest and deepest selection, we haven't forgotten all you regular diggers. The basement bins will be full of fresh arrivals, right in their usual sections, since the Record Store Day items will be taking up the main New Arrivals space. Be sure to have a look for some great new digs in there. The new vinyl sections upstairs are also fully stocked with some brand new titles, plus plenty of killer new releases from folks like Sufjan Stevens, Waxahatchee, Run the Jewels, Modest Mouse, and much more!
We cant wait to see you all tomorrow!
SAVE THE DATE - RECORD STORE DAY 2015 IS APRIL 18TH:
WHAT IS RECORD STORE DAY?
Beginning in 2007 with the simple idea to pick a day to celebrate independent record stores, Record Store Day (RSD) has grown into something much more. Yes, the list of amazing LPs and CDs available only on that day has grown to fantastic lengths (and is even longer this year), and more and more labels are participating, releasing an ever more diverse slate of music. Above all that, Record Store Day itself has become an event where music-minded people connect with and energize their community.
We look forward to celebrating a 9th Record Store Day with you. It oughta be the best one yet! JOIN US SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH.
We'll be operating our Record Store Day (RSD) wish list the same way as years' past. Please feel free to create your wish list after logging in to your account (or creating an account). A wish is not an order. And while we will try to have ample stock (one of the deepest in the midwest) of all items on the morning of Record Store Day, please know that some of these products are extremely limited and will sell out quickly. THE DEADLINE FOR CREATING OR MAKING ANY CHANGES TO WISHLISTS HAS PASSED.Wishlists will be updated later this week; check your online Strictly Discs account for updates.
CLICK HERE FOR THE LIST OF CONFIRMED RELEASES (CONTINUED ONTO 2 PAGES):
RSD AT STRICTLY DISCS:
It's true, on Record Store Day there's typically a line outside the shop all morning, just as there is at hundreds of other local shops across the country (and the world). But walk through this line, and you'll find ardent music fans of every stripe: young, old, male, female, seasoned pro and beginners. The line has come to symbolize the size, passion and staying power of both the physical music audience and the locally-oriented music community. Amidst the RSD crowds, we've seen musicians discussing upcoming gigs and tours, knowledgeable jazz heads giving high schoolers tips on the essentials, people meeting up for the first time "in real life" or for the first time in a decade, parents buying their kids their first new LPs, or better yet, a huge stack of 99 centers.
BUT FOR ME, EVERYDAY IS RECORD STORE DAY:
With all of the hubbub about "The Line" each year at Record Store Day, we thought it would be nice to remind everyone that your RSD experience doesn't just boil down to how early you line up. Each year, we've gotten better and better at targeting the items that are the most in-demand, so that we have as many copies as possible to go around, and also ensuring that we have the broadest selection of everything that's available. In short, we want to make sure that whether youre busting down the door at 7 am, or rolling in by the end of the day, you're still looking at quite the spread. In some degree, this day is about our regular customers, for whom just about every day is Record Store Day, and we want you to know you are welcome to stop through any time. Enjoy the digs, the beers, the sounds of the local DJs, and just hang out!
AND SPEAKING OF WHEN THE DOORS OPEN...
The morning will get started right, courtesy of our friends at Barriques...400 slices of chili-rubbed, half-dipped in chocolate bacon will be making their way down the line for hungry carnivores...things just keep lookin' up! Plus, continuing the tradition, Crescendo Coffee will be serving coffee in front of the shop in the morning! And then our pals at Pizza Brutta will be out front serving up $1 slices!
STRICTLY DISCS/RSD SPECIALTY BEER:
It’s that time of year again when the Great Dane collaborates with Strictly Discs to brew a beer in celebration of Record Store Day. Embracing the sprit of Record Store Day the Great Dane is serving up Tangerine Dream, all day at Strictly Discs on April 18th!
WHAT IS HAPPENING AT STRICTLY DISCS ON RSD:
Madison's DEEPEST stock of Record Store Day Items
7AM on Saturday April 18th
As you know, Record Store Day is a day crammed full of records, so naturally we've got a schedule crammed full of entertainment for your listening and imbibing enjoyment as you browse all of the many new arrivals. We'll have DJs from both of our cherished local stations, WSUM and WORT, and more:
7-9:15 - DJ Renton, WSUM
9:15-11:30 - DJ Wiki Ben, WSUM
11:30-1:30 - Julian Lynch, Musician-Extraordinaire
1:30-3:30 - DJ Destructo, WORT
3:30--5 - Emili Earhart, WSUM
5-6 - Evan Woodward, Strictly Discs
Loaded grab bags (while supplies last) FREE with every RSD purchase
Enter to win AWESOME prizes, including:
PLUS dozens of PRIZE PACKS including autographed lithographs/CD&LPs
THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS,
WHO SUPPORT PHYSICAL MUSIC & RECORD STORE DAY:
NEW OR NOTEWORTHY THIS WEEK:
CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF SOME OF OUR SELECTED & NOTABLE RELEASES FOR APRIL 14:
Tallest Man On Earth Indie-Only LP pre-order:
Indie-only LP version available for pre-order - pressed on white vinyl (limited to 6,000 copies) - streets May 12. Pre-order by stopping in the shop, calling (608.259.1991) or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Surfer Blood Indie-Only LP pre-order:
Indie-only LP version available for pre-order - pressed on blue and white swirl vinyl (limited to 1,500 copies - streets May 12. Pre-order by stopping in the shop, calling (608.259.1991) or emailing email@example.com.
Blanck Mass Indie-Only LP pre-order:
Indie-only LP version available for pre-order - double LP pressed on clear vinyl (limited to 2,500 copies) - streets May 12. Pre-order by stopping in the shop, calling (608.259.1991) or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
BEST COAST FREE 10" WITH PRE-ORDER:
Plain white sleeve vinyl 10” with three tracks free with pre-order.
NEXT MUSIC TRIVIA THIS TUESDAY AT THE HIGH NOON SALOON:
Our next MUSIC TRIVIA at the High Noon Saloon this Tuesday, April 14th. Registration starts at 5:30 with the first question at 6PM. Two for one happy hour at the High Noon Saloon...JOIN US!
FREE ALABAMA SHAKES 7" WITH PRE-ORDER:
OUR WEBSITE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION:
We are working on some updates, if you encounter issues or need assistance, please email email@example.com or phone the shop at 608.259.1991.
Ron, Ryan, Angie, Ethan, Evan, Luke, Jimi, Zack & Justin