Vinyl record. Photo by: Pexels.com
Vinyl record. Photo by: Pexels.com

Run the Jewels will be Ambassadors for Record Store Day 2018

The 11th annual Record Store Day will take place around the globe at independent record stores on Saturday, April 21.

Record Store Day 2018 will provide limited released vinyl from artists of various genres to independently-owned record stores. Rare and unheard material is often released during the spring, and also during the winter.

If you have a record player or want to grab a gift and want to be apart of the event this year, use Record Store Day’s main website to locate nearby independent record stores.

Limited prints being released at specific locations on exact dates drive demand worldwide. Each year a group of artists release music to help build awareness for local record stores. It is a noble cause, and helps bands connect with fans.

The next list of artists will make their mark on #RSD18.

  • Courtney Barnett is releasing 1,750 copies of a sneak peak to her upcoming album with two tracks on one release. She is also releasing a collection of older material bundled together.

  • David Bowie has four records set for release in April. His depth of material continues to provide fans with additional music.
  • Rage Against the Machine will be releasing 5,000 copies of Live At The Democratic National Convention 2000. 
  • Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock are releasing a remastered classic It Takes Two (30th Anniversary Edition) with only 2,000 copies.

In comparison to when a band releases a new album, they often have a large amount of prints to sell online and various other outlets. In contrast with RSD, the prints are limited to a specific amount, and available at specific locations.

Recently, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats released ‘Tearing at the Seams’ via Stax Records.

“For the first record I demo-ed everything up and created most of the parts.” – Nathaniel Rateliff 

His album is currently available on vinyl, and displays breakthrough talent available to listen to on various formats. The internet and digital devices can create a lot of distractions. I often enjoy listening to my favorite albums on vinyl to get the most out of the recording as a listener.

Run the Jewels will be releasing a vinyl box set with 5,000 copies. The duo will also be the Ambassadors for this year. They take music serious, and their attention to detail is often showcased on Record Store Day.

Watch the preview video featuring Run the Jewels below via YouTube.