It’s Time For Autostraddle’s International Meet Me At The Record Store Day 2015

You guys, it’s Record Store Day! I just watched Empire Records like last week and found myself overwhelmed with emotions about record stores, the long-lost thrill of searching through the racks for brand new albums, connecting with musicians and cherishing particularly rare finds, imports, b-sides. The ancient custom of actually paying for music has mostly slipped away from us, but once a year artists come together to celebrate independent record stores with special performances, signings and limited edition, reissued or brand new albums designed just for this most glorious of holidays. Somewhere in your near vicinity, a mom’n’pop shop is stocking their shelves with incredible new tunes, and we want to know what you pick up!


If you and your friends are out record shopping today, please use the hashtag #AutoRSD15 to show us what you scored.

Left to my own devices and with access to an unlimited amount of money, here are the Record Store Day exclusive and special releases I’d pick up:

Against Me! – Osama Bin Laden As The Crucified Christ – 7″ Colored Vinyl
Air – Playground Love – 7″ Colored Vinyl

Billie Joe Armstrong – Live Freaky! Die Freaky! – 7″ Picture Disc (I’d buy this one for Crystal)
Daniel Ash – Stripped – 2 x 12″ Vinyl
Courtney Barnett – Kim’s Caravan – 12″ Vinyl
David Bowie – Changes – 7″ Picture Disc
Neko Case – Fox Confessor Brings The Flood – LP
Cassandra Wilson/Billie Holiday – You Go To My Head/The Mood That I’m In – 10″ Vinyl
Cloud Nothings – Here and Nowhere Else Remixed – 12″ Vinyl
D’Angelo – The Charade – 7″ Vinyl
Dandy Warhols 20th Anniversary Dandys Rule OK – 2 x 12″ Colored Vinyl
Dresden Dolls – The Virginia Monologues – 3 x 12″ Vinyl
Brian Eno – My Squelchy Life – 2 x 12″ Vinyl
Esg – The Moody EP – 12″ Colored Vinyl

Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear – 7″ Colored Vinyl
Florence + The Machine – What Kind Of Man – LP
Garbage – The Chemicals – 10″ Colored Vinyl

Marvin Gaye How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – 7″ Vinyl
Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto – Selections From Getz/Gilberto – 10″ Colored Vinyl
Goldfrapp – Felt Mountain – Colored Vinyl LP
Grandmaster Flash/Stiff Little Fingers – The Message – 7″ Colored Vinyl
Gwar – America Must Be Destroyed – 2 x 12″ Vinyl
Hedwig And The Angry Inch – Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP
Bernard Herrmann – Psycho – 7″ Colored Vinyl
Icky Blossoms – Living In Fiction– 7″ Colored Vinyl
Interpol – Everything Is Wrong – 7″ Vinyl
Joan Jett – Flashback – 2 x 12″ Colored Vinyl
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Little Boys With Shiny Toys – 7″ Vinyl
Tove Lo – Truth Serum EP – 10″ Colored Vinyl
Mc Lyte – Legend – LP
Manic Street Preachers – Holy Bible 20th Anniversary – 12″ Picture Disc
Ministry – Ministry Trax Box – CD Box Set
Of Montreal – Snare Lustrous Doomings – 2 x 12″ Colored Vinyl
Dolly Parton – The Grass Is Blue – 12″ Vinyl

The Pizza Underground – PU Demos – 7″ Vinyl
Pulp – It – LP
Joan Rivers – The Next To Last Joan Rivers Album – CD
Run The Jewels – Record Store Day Release – 12″ Vinyl
Frank Sinatra – Songs For Young Lovers –  10″ Vinyl
Slayer – When The Stillness Comes – 7″ Picture Disc
Social Distortion – Social Distortion – 12″ Colored Vinyl
Bruce Springsteen – Born In The U.S.A. – LP
(Actually there’s a lot of Bruce)
The Stooges – Have Some Fun: Live at Ungano’s – LP
Suede – Dog Man Star. Live. Royal Albert Hall. – 2 x 12″ Vinyl
Tegan & Sara – Live At Zia Records – 12″ Colored Vinyl
Those Darlins/Diarrhea Planet – Live At Pickathon Split – 12″ Vinyl

Dionne Warwick/The Stranglers – Walk On By – 7″ Colored Vinyl
The White Stripes – Get Behind Me Satan – 2 x 12″ Colored Vinyl
(I would buy an extra for Cara.)
Wu-Tang Clan – Protect Ya Neck – 12″ Colored Vinyl

…And that’s just the stuff that I want – there’s a ton. A complete list of special releases can be found here, as well as a list of participating record stores.

We’ll see you there!

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Stef Schwartz is a founding member and the self-appointed Vapid Fluff Editor at She currently resides in New York City, where she spends her days writing songs nobody will ever hear and her nights telling much more successful musicians what to do. Follow her on twitter and/or instagram.

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  1. Tegan & Sara made your list?! I already picked mine up – from Zia Records so I got a special purple one :) Happy Record Store Day!

    • alright, you caught me, i’d buy that one for one of the other weirdos on staff, but i’d still buy it.

  2. The cover image drew me in. I watched Empire Records about 1 million times my senior year of HS. I still probably can quote most of it.

  3. Stef, as someone whose entire adolescence was deeply affected by Empire Records, I appreciate your use of Warren in your feature image. <3

  4. Thank you for alerting me to this new Garbage track. I’ve been missing my awesome lady musicians of the 90s, including Shirley Manson. More, please!

  5. Courtney Barnett, Courtney Barnett, Courtney Barnett!
    I love her so much! I hope its not too late in this thread to ask everyone to listen to her and she’s touring the US right now, friends!

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