Hey Backbeaters! As you may have seen yesterday, Record Store Day dropped the big list of the upcoming RSD 2023 releases that will (should) be available April 22, 2023. We absolutely want to hear from YOU as to what you’d like to see us try and bring in from the list, we won’t stock every release but your input ensures that we are bringing in what YOU want.
Remember, these releases are usually super limited and we won’t always receive them or the quantity that we order. We will of course provide a list of what will be in stock at Backbeat for Records Store Day the night before the big day.
So dig in and let us know what you’d like to see us bring in!
Record Store Day US list can be found here: https://recordstoreday.com/SpecialReleases
Record Store Day Canada list can be found here: https://recordstoredaycanada.ca/blog/article.php?id=172
Remember, there are no pre-orders or holds on Record Store Day releases, you’ll need to be here on April 22, 2023 to snag a release you are after.
Not sure what Record Store Day is? Here’s a little 411 from the Record Store Day website.
Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently-owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. The first Record Store Day took place on April 19, 2008. Today, Record Store Day is celebrated at independently-owned brick-and-mortar record stores around the world.
This is a day for the people who make up the world of the record store—the staff, the customers, and the artists—to come together and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role they play in their communities. In 2008 a small list of titles was released on Record Store Day and that list has grown to include artists and labels both large and small, in every genre and price point. For several years, 60% or more of the Record Store Day Official Release List came from independent labels and distributors. The list continues to include a wide range of artists, covering the diverse taste of record stores and their customers.