Amoeba Music last Thursday hosted a press conference to announce the list of albums being released for this years Record Store Day which will be held on April 19, 2014 in record stores around the world.
The press conference was moderated by Record Store Day Co-Founder Micheal Kurtz.Â In attendance for this special event was this year’s Ambassador Chuck D of Public Enemy and John Densmore of The Doors.Â Also on the panel was Samuel Lopez of Tapioca and The Flea, Julie Edwards from Deap Vally. In addition to the artist also in attendance record store owners Marc Weinstein of Amoeba Music, Mark Thompson of Vacation Vinyl and Neil Schield of Origami Vinyl.
Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1000 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. There are Record Store Day participating stores on every continent except Antarctica.
This is a day for the people who make up the world of the record storeâ€”the staff, the customers, and the artistsâ€”to come together and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently owned stores play in their communities. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet & greets with artists, parades, djs spinning records and on and on. Metallica officially kicked off Record Store Day at Rasputin Music in San Francisco on April 19, 2008 and Record Store Day is now celebrated the third Saturday every April.
Below you can view the press conference from that day and underneath you can find the list of album that will be released on April 19.