Published Jan 13, 2011In recent years, Record Store Day has given music lovers a chance to celebrate their local brick and mortar shops with a slew of exclusive releases and in-store performances. This year will be no exception, as the organizers of Record Store Day have announced that the 2011 instalment will take place on April 16.
That's a Saturday, meaning that most people will be able to spend the entire day browsing the shelves of their local indie music store. There's currently no word as to what the 2011 edition will have to offer in terms of exclusives, but there's sure to be plenty of announcements in the coming weeks.
One possible release will come from Toronto hardcore innovators Fucked Up. Pitchfork reports that the band are currently working on a concept record which will feature fictitious bands from a British town in the late '70s/early '80s. The group will hire guests to sing while they back them with faux punk and post-punk songs. This album will be an accompaniment to their upcoming rock opera, David Comes to Life. The compilation is currently incomplete, but they're hoping to have it done in time for Record Store Day.
News of the 2011 instalment of Record Store Day comes after Black Friday (the Friday after American Thanksgiving), which has become like a second Record Store Day with its exclusive releases.