Record Store Day 2014
Today is a very important date on the music calendar. Record Store Day celebrates independent record shops, with bands releasing unique one-off vinyl to support the day. The release of this material results in music lovers waiting for hours on end outside record stores to get their hands on limited edition records. This year’s releases come from the likes of Oasis, who released a re-mastered 12 inch single of ‘Supersonic,’ Paul Weller, The Rolling Stones and many more.
Record Store Day started in 2007 to celebrate the unique quality of over 700 independent record stores of the USA, the date began to become recognisable in the UK and this year will mark seven years of the celebration of independent British music. It’s all about supporting your local record store
To mark the occasion, we supported and made a trip to one of Sunderland’s Independent record stores, Pop Recs Ltd. The store is ran by local band Frankie & the Heartstrings (follow @FrankieStrings on Twitter), and appeals as a place where people can drink coffee, watch live bands and look through vinyl. In honour of Record Store Day, bands were playing and DJs were doing their sets whilst locals drank Red Stripe and enjoyed the atmosphere.
We hope you got what you queued up for this Record Store Day, and look forward to next year when the celebration of vinyl continues.