Posted in music on April 28, 2010

record store day @ Permanent Records in Greenpoint (autovac)
Record Store Day

Hi everyone...

We at Permanent Records just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you so much for making this year's Record Store Day the unbelievably huge success that it was. You all helped make it the biggest weekend we've ever had, and we sincerely thank all of you for your continued support of our little record store. Hopefully you managed to get most (if not all) of the Record Store Day exclusives you were looking for. If you'd like to see photos from the big day (which, if you were at the front of the line that morning, you are probably in), click here.

We do still have some of the Record Store Day exclusives in stock... so if you haven't made it in to check out some of these limited new releases, it's still not too late! They're on display, right in front of you as you walk into the store.

So, since we're still recovering from the mayhem of this weekend, we're taking a break from our New In Stock / Back In Stock mailer this week. Rest assured, we have plenty of new records available this week, but if you wanna know what they're are, you'll just have to come in and look for them. You know, like old times.

Thanks again everyone. We truly appreciate your business.

-The P-Recs Staff

Mystery of Two were the house band at Permanent Records on that day. The Drums and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart performed sets at Other Music. Billboard reports (via) that "this year's Record Store Day was, again, a success when measured by awareness, turnout and sales."
- Other Music had their best single day in their 14 year history.
- The Sound Garden had their busiest day in years, outpacing Christmas sales for the past couple of years.
- Vintage Vinyl sold more stuff on RSD than any other day in the stores' history.
- Twist N Shout reported the best sales they've ever had in a single day.
- RSD 2010 was Sonic Boom's single biggest sales day in their 12 year history.
- Silver Platters' sales on RSD 2010 were up 80% from last year (which were up 20% from the year before).
- Exclusive Company's RSD 2010 sales increased 102% from RSD 2009.
- Dimple did twice as much in sales from last year's RSD event.
And those numbers don't even count the RSD records that (some) stores are (allegedly) just throwing right on eBay.

Record Store Day video interviews and performances and stuff, some taped at Coachella, below...

Record Store Day @ Waterloo Records

LCD Soundsystem Coachella 2010 RSD

The Smashing Pumpkins @ Space 15 Twenty, Hollywood, April 17th 2010

Coachella 2010: Almighty Defenders

Budos Band @ Generation Records NYC - Record Store Day 4/17/10

More Budos Band @ Generation Records NYC - Record Store Day 4/17/10

Black Milk, Daru Jones & AB - So Gone @ Record Store Day, Fat Beats, NYC

Von Pea (Tanya Morgan) - Pea Greenery @ Record Store Day, Fat Beats, NYC

Record Store Day 2010 - Third Man Records - Nashville, TN

The Evaporators (Nardwuar) live Record Store Day 2010 at Neptoon Records

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Comments (12)

who cares, it's a novelty thing. no one buys music anymore.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 2:27 PM

I knew records would come back...all we need now is this whole internet fad to die down and we'll be back in business.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 2:28 PM

Luckily, the internet is definitely on its way out. Same with getting shit for free. That's done.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 2:33 PM

also great for people who like to flip records on ebay!

thanks music!!

Posted by d | April 28, 2010 2:34 PM

you mean there's not a single girl in the picture? really? i did not see that coming

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 2:36 PM

Astounding that Anonymous at 2:27 can make the statement that "no one buys music anymore" in light of the aforementioned stats.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 2:40 PM

I wonder what that dude is grabbing for. Perhaps seconds away from taking that Pavement record out of someone else's hands?

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 2:53 PM

recordstore day, when your favorite laid back indie store becomes wal-mart on black friday.

Posted by eric rex | April 28, 2010 3:04 PM

crazy-ass hipsters standing on police barriers to watch the pains of being pure of heart. anyone walk by other music and see that? i hung around in hopes one of them would get arrested but no dice.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 3:55 PM

internet is overrated and makes people lazy

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 4:27 PM

my favorite record store is coachella, hope they are able to stay in business

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 5:58 PM

Record stores have always held a special place in my heart, but the very fact that RSD even exists means that they're not long for this world. But I'm happy to see the increase in sales.

Posted by FP | April 29, 2010 10:18 PM

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