On the morning of Saturday April 18, vinyl lovers across the globe will rise early in hopes to snag some great deals and exclusive titles from their local independent record shops. Now in its 8th year, Record Store Day is an annual tradition for the modern vinyl fanatic and record shop appreciator who understand the importance these stores have for the neighbourhoods they reside in.
“I believe that the power of the record store to inspire is still alive and well, and that their importance to our next generation of musicians is crucial,” says Dave Grohl, 2015 Record Story Day Ambassador.
While it remains a niche part of the global recording industry, vinyl sales continue to rise as more music listeners become invested once again in the format. According to a new IFPI report, the Canadian vinyl market grew by 30.4% in 2014, generating over $9.2 Million (US) and placing Canada 7th on the list of Top 10 markets.
A list of Canadian record stores participating in Record Store Day can be found their website, as well as the full list of the exclusive titles you can try to get your hands on. Some Canadian titles that are exclusive to Record Store Day include:
Neko Case – Fox Confessor Brings The Flood (LP)
Comeback Kid – Rain City Sessions (10″ Coloured LP)
Death From Above 1979 – Trainwreck (10-inch picture disc, 500 copies)
Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe – Cocaine Cat (10″ Picture Disc)
Sloan – Alternates (12″ Coloured Vinyl)