Record Store Day 2017 Wrap-Up & What's Left!

By Matt Vaughan

Big thanks to everyone who came to see us on Record Store Day! It was a huge success, sales were up, and it was the longest line we'd EVER had. We kept those in line fat and sassy by serving up 500 slices of bacon and 20 lbs of our Easy Street Indo coffee. Whoa. We had three bands…

1) A duo called the Michigan Rattlers, touring around in a van looking for gas money. A friend had seen 'em, knew them and talked me into it. Glad I said yes, they busked in the café, killed it, and they sold all their records.

Swedish Finnish - Photo: James Daywalker

2) At 5pm, new Seattle husband/wife/neighbors band Swedish Finnish, featuring our very own web guy Rod Moody (he had been in Deranged Diction w/Jeff Ament pre-Green River and also Sub Pop act Swallow). Our top video of the RSD weekend was of Rod shredding on some Chuck Berry.

Bread & Butter - Photo: Jake Hanson

3) Another staff band, this time our very own Lars Swenson (ex-model/The Catheters guitarist) and his new up-and-coming act Bread & Butter, whose debut LP/CD dropped the week prior. They packed the house….and sidewalk, finishing up at 9pm. We closed down around 11pm.

We were sponsored by SONOS. They set up a system for us the night before, wireless P5 speakers mixed in with our house system, Music Hall turntable tied into it. Traditional analog hi-fi mixed with high-tech SONOS. Was a big hit!

We also did a soft opening of the very first and only PEARL JAM pop-up shop. Stay tuned for more news on this!

Now, you might ask, what RSD titles do we still have? Here's what we're selling on Easy Street quantites!

Spoon - Hot Thoughts - 12” LP

Banks And Steelz - Wild Season (featuring Florence Welch) - 7”

Blitzen Trapper - Unreleased Recording Series - 12” LP

BNQT - Volume 1 - 12” LP

Hamilton Leithauser & Rosdam - Live At KCRW Morning Becomes Electric - 12” LP

Various Artists - Nuggets: Come To The Sunshine: Soft Pop Nuggets From The WEA Vaults - 12” LP

The Shelters - The Shelters Really Wanted You - 7”

Soul Assassins - Mugg Presents…The Soul Assassins, Vol 1 - 12” Picture Disc

Venom - At War With Satan - 12” Picture Disc

Original Soundtrack / Pino Donaggio- Don’t Look Now - 7”

Original Soundtrack - A Bronx Tale - 12" LP

Temples / Kadhja Bonet - Fortune / I Wanna Be A Free Girl - 7”

Dennis Wilson - Bambu (The Caribou Sessions) - 2xLP