8 April 2021
This year RECORD STORE DAY will take place on two days: June 12 and July 17.
The organizers say in a press statement: “Things are improving but in this continued “unprecedented global situation”, where production and shipping is still in a state of struggle, the focus of these two Drops dates is on bringing revenue to the stores– as well as to the artists, labels, distribution and every other business behind the scenes making record stores work, in a fiscally and socially responsible way. The spread of titles over two dates in two months allows some flexibility for the struggling vinyl pressing plants and distribution companies as well as provide stores time to prepare budgets and place the orders that safely get music into the hands of customers on a larger than normal release day.”
The list of special issues (remixes, rarities, outtakes, vinyl, etc…)
includes work by artists such as St. Vincent, Prince, Steely Dan,
AC/DC, The Flaming Lips, Lady Gaga , Beck, Bjôrk, Buzzcocks,
The Cure and plenty more. Full (long) list here.