Record Store Day(s) 2021

Hey everybody —

It's been a bit since we spoke. Things are going well here. We continue to be safe, while simultaneously trying to understand what “safety” means in these constantly changing conditions. Tours are being announced, restaurants are opening, sports are being played. It's not what it was, but it is indeed getting closer. So, how are we going to do Record Store Day this year? We are going to try to do a modified version of what we used to do. We will allow people to line up and at 8 AM we will begin to let groups of people in to the store. It won’t be the total madness of years past, but we will allow a group of people at a time in to shop for themselves. That number will be below our legal capacity, but it will hopefully look and feel a lot more like the RSD we remember. It will be first come, first served, and all the typical RSD rules will apply (only one copy of each release per customer, no holds, in-store purchases only).

As you've probably heard, there will be two Record Store Days this summer – June 12th and July 17th. The number and diversity of releases spread over these two days is staggering and sure to offer everybody something to be excited about. We will be creating a special limited-edition poster for each of the events that we will be giving out. Ex-Twisters Edward Hill and Frankie Brack will each offer a design – can't wait to see them! We will of course be following all federal, state and city regulations regarding COVID safety as they dictate masks and capacity, but barring any major changes, this should be a lot of fun. We look forward to returning to just a little bit of normal with all of you.

Thanks and see you in the aisles,
Paul Epstein