We here at Anti-/Epitaph Records are pleased to lend our enthusiastic support to the April 17th celebration known as Record Store Day. The purpose of this annual commemoration is to emphasize the unique and vital culture surrounding independently owned record stores. As Anti artist Tom Waits says,
"Folks who work here are professors
Don't replace all the knowers with guessers
Keep 'em open
They're the ears of the town"
In order to increase awareness of the importance of these bastions of excellent and otherwise hard to find music, there will be special releases, in-store appearances and other forms of celebrations. And as a token of our heartfelt appreciation, Anti/Epitaph Records would like to contribute with appearances and performances from some of our most exciting artists, and a handful of Record Store Day exclusive releases.
Record Store Day Appearances From Anti-/Epitaph Artists:
Roky Erickson is about to release his heralded new album True Love Cast Out All Evil. On Record Store Day this immensely original and influential artist will be signing records and conversing with hometown fans at Waterloo Records in Austin.
600 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, Texas
Philadelphia band Dr. Dog has created a stirring amalgamation of pop, rock and symphonic psychedelia resulting in their latest disc Shame Shame which Pitchfork recently called "The band's finest moment."
Performance and signing
2000 4th Ave. S Minneapolis, MN
English Troubadour Frank Turner is already a star at home in England playing to massive festival crowds who sing along with every word of his anthemic folk inspired rock. The undeniably charismatic and genuinely charming artist will be stateside playing songs from his rousing album Poetry of the Deed.
Zia Records booth/Coachella Festival, California
New Hampshire based melodic metal outfit Our Last Night may be young, their singer is only seventeen, but they have already made a serious impact on the scene with their unbelievably energetic live shows and rousing albums including 2008's The Ghost Among Us. The band will be releasing their much anticipated new record We Will All Evolve this May 4th
Our Last Night
Bull Moose Records
356 South Broadway, Salem, NH
Record Store Day Exclusive Releases from Anti-/Epitaph:
Roky Erickson with Okkervil River True Love Cast Out All Evil LP (early release)
Tom Waits Mule Variations 11th Anniversary Edition (180 gm vinyl with limited edition Jim Jarmusch photo print)
Joe Strummer And The Mescaleros' Global A GO-GO Double LP Streetcore LP - first time available on vinyl
Neko Case's Middle Cyclone on limited edition clear vinyl