Seattle Times Spotlight On Record Store Day!
Thanks to the Seattle Times for mentioning us in their feature article on Record Store Day! Here's an excerpt from Times music writer Michael Rietmulder's piece published Monday:
They’ll come in droves, a stack of limited-run color vinyl tucked under each arm, eyes bleary from an early morning spent flipping through racks of rarefied records. Now in its 11th year, Record Store Day has become the music nerd’s Black Friday — an enticingly fun consumer-oriented pseudo holiday that lures collectors to stores across the country (even in a post-streaming world) with a cache of new one-off and limited releases. When Record Store Day commences on Saturday, April 21, this year should be no different, with many of Seattle’s best record stores opening early, planning deals and in-store performances from local luminaries (and even an ex-Fugee) in addition to stocking those new RSD-sanctioned records. To make your crate-digging easier, we rounded up all the local RSD happenings we could find.
Easy Street Records
The West Seattle institution holds killer in-store performances year-round, and RSD is no different with the record slingers recruiting Noah Gundersen (5 p.m.) and trippy alt-country troupe Hyways (7 p.m.) to play. Easy Street opens at 7 a.m. for the occasion, serving free Caffe Vita coffee and bacon to the early birds. 4559 California Ave. SW, Seattle; 206-938-3279, easystreetonline.com