It’s that time of the year again, today is Record Store Day 2013! I had planned to stop at a few shops today but I ended up spending a little too much on exclusives over at Easy Street Records so I decided to head home after I was done there. This was the first year I’ve lined up early and I stayed up all night waiting to head over so I’m pretty tired right now. I will be sharing some of my thoughts about the day and photos of my pickups tomorrow.
Above is a pretty interesting video that Pitchfork put up for the day which discusses the current state of record stores and vinyl pressing. Many people go over the good things and to my surprise some of the negative aspects of there being an official Record Store Day (I personally think the good definitely outweighs any bad). It has some discussion that I hadn’t really thought about before so I’d recommend checking it out if you have any interest in the topic.