Record collectors worldwide are celebrating Record Store Day this Saturday, April 13th. While some people show up for the limited edition vinyl, others are just excited that they still have a local, independent record store to shop with. Either way, record lovers love the format for its warm, analog tones, huge artwork, and tactile listening experiences. So, while your special someone is out scoring some special records, why not grab them some gifts to show them that you support their choice of music format?
One of the biggest downsides of owning records is storage. It doesn’t take long for your shelves (or milk crates) to fill up leaving you searching for another solution. Enter Prather Made with their stylish record storage and display options that prove you can have form and function.
ALISON ROSE Tees
The folks at Alison Rose Tees know how to do Record Store Day right. Not only will they be hanging out in a record store all day (Lost Weekend Records in Columbus, Ohio) but they will also be live screen printing a special RSD19 shirt! If you can’t make it there, don’t worry because they’ve stocked us with a few of their record themed favorites.
TRIPLE THREAT PRESS
Show your vinyl love with something a little more flexible. Whether it’s a pocket notebook to keep track of your latest stack of wax or a coaster set to make sure that the only ring wear you experience is in the $1 records bin, Triple Threat Press has got the goods to get things done.
Landry Print Co.
Follow the beat with this fun illustrated bicycle featuring a vinyl record tire. Perfect for your record room or office, this print was printed by hand with silver + red + black ink on light cream paper. Is size an issue? Don’t worry because this print is available in two standard sizes – 18X24” or 11X14”.
It wouldn’t be Record Store Day without some records! Standing out from the usual filler that rounds out our display record rack, we also have the wonderful third release by Mississippi/Cleveland/Nashville’s own Matt Hectorne.
“With their cooing vocals and slide guitars, songs such as "Only Way Into Your Heart" and "It Don't Matter at All" have a Wilco vibe to them, and the mellow title track possesses a Grateful Dead feel. In Hectorne's talented hands, the songs come across as natural roots rock explorations.”
Give it a listen on Bandcamp and then stop in to grab a copy of your own.