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Hey guys! I decided that, since tomorrow is vinyl nerd Christmas, it makes more sense to give you the rundown of how Toronto is celebrathing this beloved annual holiday today in leiu of TGIF this week – so you can prepaire accordingly.
I am currently on my way back home to Welland to celebrate Easter with my fam – why oh why did this day land on the Easter weekend? Come on, guys… what am I gonna do in Welland to get my fix? No Record Store Day limited editions for me this year. So please, please, enjoy it for me.
Here’s a breakdown of what’s happening where and when, starting with stores that aren’t going as RSD crazy and ending with the best spot to hit up – so you don’t miss a thing tomorrow. Thanks to my amazing intern Sebastien for putting the list together! Let us know in the comments if there’s a store we missed that you think deserves a shout out.
- 642 Queen Street W
- 12 pm – 9 pm
- Neurotica’s website has a ticker of featured and rare vinyls that they have in stock to help the hunting process. Refresh the page a few times to and see if anything there might interest you.
She Said Boom
- She Said Boom has two locations, one at 393 Roncesvalles Avenue, and one at 372 College Street
- They’re open from 11 am – 7 pm at both locations
- They recently promised a forthcoming list of releases on their Twitter (though time is running short), so keep an eye out there for what you might want to buy!
- Kops Records also has two locations, the most well known one being at 229 Queen Street W, and the other at 592 Bloor Street W
- Open from 11 am – 8 pm at both stores
- Kops records has not been forthcoming with details of what will be in stock. I guess that means you’re just going to have to head there to hunt things down. But it’s Kops, so you’d be crazy not to anyways.
- 801 Queen Street W
- 11:02 am – 7 pm
- Unless your ear is much lower to the ground than mine, this is another record store that it seems you’re just going to have to go to to find out what they’ll have in stock. Again though, it’d be hard to believe you weren’t intending on heading down there in the first place.
Play de Record
- 357a Yonge Street
- Open 12 pm – 8pm
- Play de Record has gained a reputation for it’s Unique selection of hip hop and electronic music. With DJ’s spinning music in honour of Record Store day, Play de Record is a necessary stop in your travels and hosts a substantial selection of turntables and DJ equipment, for the gearheads that intend to be out browsing this weekend.
- 784 Yonge Street
- 8:30 am – 9pm
- Not only do Sunrise card holders get in early, but if you buy or renew your ID Card that day, you will get a vinyl sticker added to your card. That’s good for your ID Card discount + an extra 10% Off all non-RSD vinyl for the next year.
- Sunrise has been showing off their warehouse stock, which includes Childish Gambino’s Because the internet , Chvrches Recover EP and many others on their facebook page. Give it a gander, and see what tickles your fancy.
- 662 College Street
- 11 am – 9 pm
- June Records will have DJs spinning music all day to accompany your browsing experience
- So far they’ve released exactly two albums that they’ll have in stock. Frank Zappa’s Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow and Alexander Robotnick’s Vintage Robotnicks. Head down there to see what else they’ll have.
Cabin Fever Collective
- 1669 Bloor Street W
- 8am – 8 pm
- Cabin Fever is pulling out all the stops, and was a serious contender for the number one spot. Not only are they giving out free coffee all day, they have a liquor license in the evening to accompany a live show that includes a performance by Papermaps.
- They’ve been hosting a few contests on their twitter page, with one of the prizes being a chance to be first in the store. They’ve made an effort to bring in as many record store day releases as possible, so this prize may be a boon to those of you with an eye out for that super rare release!
- Sonic Boom has two locations, one in the Annex at 782 Bathurst Street, and one in Kensington at 201 Augusta Ave
- The Annex location will be open 10 am – midnight, while the Kensington location will be open from 11 am – 9 pm
- The Annex location, however, is the place to be this year for Record store day. With an event hosted by Chart Attack and Fuelled by Pistonhead Lager, pay a visit to Sonic Boom and be sure to catch any of the free live performances taking place throughout the afternoon. A full lineup can be found on their Facebook page.
As promised, giving away a copy of Broken Bell’s (aka The Shin’s James Mercer and Danger Mouse) latest, After The Disco, on vinyl!
All you have to do to enter is subscribe to TTRO – once a week (starting very soon!) you will receive a roundup of all the new posts on the blog, plus special info only for subscribers. Be sure to click the confirmation email you receive in order to be entered into the giveaway.
A usual, fans of TTRO on Facebook can like/share the post about this giveaway for a bonus entry.
You have until Sunday April 13th, 2014 at midnight to enter.
The winner will be contacted via the email address used to subscribe.
Another great giveaway for you! My favourite man, Bruce Springsteen, released another new album this year in the form of High Hopes, and I have a copy on vinyl to giveaway to you!
All you have to do to enter is subscribe to TTRO – once a week (starting very soon!) you will receive a roundup of all the new posts on the blog, plus special info only for subscribers. Be sure to click the confirmation email you receive, or you will not actually be subscribed, thus, not entered into the giveaway.
A usual, fans of TTRO on Facebook can like/share the post about this giveaway for a bonus entry:
You have until Thursday March 20th, 2014 at midnight to enter. The winner will be contacted via the email address used to subscribe.
Stay tuned cause I’m giving away the new Broken Bells album next!
Have a listen to my favourite track on the album, “The Wall,” which I guarantee you sounds even better on vinyl:
How cool is this? If you were ever wanting a brilliant way to market your album that will make people buy it even if the music isn’t anything special – steal this idea.
Remember those flip books you had when you were a kid? When you flip the pages all at once it animates? I had completely forgot about them until I watched this video. Those were fun.
It’s no lie that I don’t particularly dig the experimental sound mash-up Sculpture created here with their track “Plastic Infinate” – it’s like some kind of “Revolution #9″ acid trip I would really need to be in a very specific mood to enjoy. BUT – I’d still buy this disc because a record that visually comes to life as the music plays is two forms of art in one – making it a must.
Genius idea. Allows musicians to collaborate with artists and extend the story of the music beyond the album cover.
Has me wondering if other bands who create music closer to my taste have ever done this before? I need an animated record!
Courtesy of With A Bullet, I have 6 new records to giveaway to you guys on vinyl.
The selection includes the following:
Lissie – Back To Forever
St. Lucia – When The Night
Tom Odell – Long Way Down
Cults – Static
Kodaline – In A Perfect World
Protest The Hero – Volition
There are two steps to win. First, you must be a subscriber to my weekly newsletter:
Second – you must email me – firstname.lastname@example.org - using the same email address you used to subscribe with the name of the artist (or artists) whose album you want to win in the subject line. For example, if you want to enter for Cults and Lissie, the title of your email should say ‘Entry for Cults + Lissie.’ Be sure to include the names of every artist you want an entry for.
Of course, Facebook fans can also get a bonus entry by liking the Facebook status about this giveaway.
Contest closes on Wednesday November 6th – winners will be contacted by email.
There’s a lot of great music here. Listen to the single from Cults latest below, it’s excellent: