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Happy Record Store Day!

Hey everyone, I just wanted to wish everyone out there a happy Record Store Day!  Every April, the vinyl record store owners across the world band together and celebrate the regal round objects that are vinyl records.  Today found me crate digging at Vinyl Renaissance and Zebedee’s RPM.  The pull was decent and so was the schwag.

The schwag consisted of some sampler cds, postcards, buttons, and stickers.  Very nice indeed!  Although the 429 Records All-Stars claims to be the best in alternative yet they sport Cracker and Everclear on the compilation.  What’s up with that?  My guess that’s why it was free.  Anywho, here’s my pull:

  • Peter Gabriel/Stephin Merritt : A single where they cover a song of each others
  • Gorillaz – White Flag:
  • Muse – Exogenises Symphony (Parts: 1-3) : After their show at Stubb’s I will get anything new by these guys
  • Paul Simon – Graceland: I think I already have this, but I had to get another copy.  One of the greatest openings ever on an album lives on this bad boy.  I’ll even go as far as to say it’s one of the best albums of the 1980s.

It’s not too late.  Hop online and buy some 45s from the online stores.  If you’re lucky enough to have a record player, plop down your favorite LP and just sit back.

Going Rogues while we Kick Off the Whole Shebang

If you are talking about the Rogues, then you should be talking about the European Alt rock band and not the punkers from Brooklyn. Give a listen to Carnival below and you can understand why. The bass rhythms and driving guitar remind us of some early Placebo. Lead singer Pearse MacIntyer sounds just a little deeper than Brian Molko, but the influence is there. If you want good driving music, this one works.

We’ll be blasting this ditty while we cruise on down to Austin here in a couple of months for South by Southwest 2010. It’s our first time there and we’re are stoked to go. The Rogues are gonna be there too. While we are packing and planning, we’re going to take a look at some of the artists showcasing at the annual event that caught our ears. The Rogues kick us off so turn this one up.