Posted in music | tour dates on April 21, 2014

photos by P Squared Photography; words by Bill Pearis

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So how did your Record Store Day 2014 turn out? I found everything on my list apart from the Liars 12". It was a gorgeous day in NYC and I walked over the Williamsburg bridge into the city where my first stop was at Turntable Lab, which had a long slow line but lots of stock, and they handed out checklists which you could fill out, give to a clerk and they'd have your records at the counter for when you eventually got there. Other Music was probably the busiest Manhattan store I saw with a line around the block even at 2 PM. There was one guy camped out the night before! A few pics from the opening craziness, plus an instagram from Lonnie Holley's in-store performance, are in this post.

In Living Stereo, around the corner from OM, was again a great RSD experience, with free PBR, low-key live performances, and a decent amount of exclusives that were still there when I strolled in mid-afternoon. Plus their used section is great -- I found Moose's 1991 Jack EP on vinyl for $10.

What did you get at Record Store Day? What couldn't you find? We'll have pictures from Rough Trade's RSD14 soon. More pics from Other Music below...

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Lonnie Holley live at OM on RSD14 (via @brooklynvegan)
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Comments (42)

meh

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 11:25 AM

Waited for five hours
Sold out of what I wanted
Saw it on ebay for 4 and 5x the price by the time I got home

That's pretty much it.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 11:29 AM

why not download it first to make sure it doesn't suck and then go buy it.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 11:37 AM

Ebay Stock-up Day 2014

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 11:38 AM

It's fucking bullshit, by 5PM Saturday, there were already 53 Tame Impala Vinyls on Ebay. Looks like the only people making money here are scalpers not the record stores

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 11:39 AM

Scalper's Paradise.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 11:44 AM

LET'S ALL COMPLAIN ABOUT RECORD STORE DAY

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 11:48 AM

I got a rock...

Posted by javier buchananeversonia | April 21, 2014 11:49 AM

the fact that there is even one record store left in Manhattan in 2014 is reason to celebrate something

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 11:50 AM

RSD is a rookie day. A packed record store is the last place on want to be on saturday, hanging out with a bunch of newbs participating just so they can facebook about it. It is like St. Patrick's day for hipsters.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 11:55 AM

@11:55 you must go to record stores when your tv-set catering gig is finished?

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 12:03 PM

What's a TV-set catering gig?

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 12:12 PM

I actually was able to preorder and download the albums I wanted.

I will actually be visiting one of my local shops this evening after I leave my "TV-set catering gig?"

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 12:16 PM

My record store day was great. Thanks for asking!

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 12:18 PM

"Ebay Stock-up Day 2014"

until a month from now when 90% of those records are selling for less than retail.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 12:22 PM

Moose!

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 12:25 PM

i had a fantastic day! :D

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 12:34 PM

11:49 wins.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 12:35 PM

Went to Other Music and got the live Tame Impala album and the Conor Oberst/Dawes split 7". Visited In Living Stereo just to look around. Went out to Rough Trade later in the day and picked up the Lake Street Dive 7"

Posted by CG | April 21, 2014 12:42 PM

Got everything I wanted and some samplers to throw at the folks still in line.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 12:48 PM

Checked out Rough Trade for the first time and that place is overpriced. Never again.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 12:54 PM

Record Grouch was the best. Not much in terms of exclusives, but all LPs $5 and under were going for a buck. Walked out with a ton of fantastic records.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 1:11 PM

"Mine, mine, get out of the way it's mine. Move, move, I'm so excited to buy a whole bunch of stuff I'll never listen to and 'flip' it on ebay for $15 more. Get out of my way, I'm such an entrepreneur, it's mine, move....NOW!"

Fucking nerds.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 1:19 PM

surprisingly no hot babes on record store day.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 1:21 PM

HOLY SHIT, 12:03 REALLY got 11:55 - totally nailed him to THE WALL! DAYYUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUMMMM! He all cray-cray and shit.

I'm going to lay down now, that was CRAAAAAAAAAAAAAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 1:22 PM

There were hot babes at Rough Trade. That's about it.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 1:28 PM

I bought a spot near the front of the line to get into Rough Trade for $30 and flipped it for $100. Not bad.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 2:23 PM

I ate a huge bowl of hummus and hip thrusted behind hot babes bending over record crates on record store day. It was a good day.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 2:29 PM

2:23 just moved here from Orlando and uses words like 'baller' and 'swag'.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 2:36 PM

That's a fantastic Moose record Bill. Another good one is the one with the photos of Marsha Brady on the cover! Totally underrated shoegaze era band.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 2:48 PM

Of course there weren't any babes. This holiday is strictly for us creepy single dudes.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 3:02 PM

SO MANY GUYS WITH GLASSES

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 3:13 PM

no idea what this shit is. music is free. that is all

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 3:22 PM

i had a great day!

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 5:11 PM

Gay hipsters with aids

Who voted for Obama and are angry at Fox News
And think they matter in the grand scheme of life

This describes record store day

Posted by Jim | April 21, 2014 8:17 PM

^ Oh, Buckeye!

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 8:49 PM

Look at all those greasy, lonely beta males.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 11:33 PM

Bleecker Street also is really well organized. You line up and one by one tell them what you want so there's no rush and everyone who got up early was rewarded. They had a great selection.

Posted by Sheryl | April 22, 2014 12:51 PM

Went to Rough Trade first, and that was a nightmare. Not into getting pushed out of the way or having people reach around to thumb through the same crate I've waited patiently to peruse. The records I did buy are covered in RT store and unremovable security stickers (awesome for collectible record sleeves that are now destroyed). Never shopping there again.

Posted by Jimmy | April 22, 2014 4:33 PM

4:33...everything i saw was shrinkwrapped. don't know what you're talking about.

lines were crazy there though.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2014 4:50 PM

no t-shirt

Posted by thexeesus | May 27, 2014 5:00 AM

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