One of my yearly things I look forward to the most in this music journey, is Record Store Day. This year, once again they are going to have two different drops whereas last year there were four. As of now, I am still going through the fine tuning for a complete list of titles, and drop dates.
Many stores will be open for limited capacity shopping, per their own state’s restrictions and laws dictating to them what they can and cannot do. Others will allow folks in with an appointment only, while others may be full on open!
From the website:
We’ve spent the last few months watching the news, listening to health officials, talking with record stores, labels, and RSD organizers the world over, and because we still don’t have a magic 8-ball to tell us what things are going to look like in a few months, we’ve decided the smartest thing to do is bring back the concept of RSD Drops for 2021.
The RSD Drops will take place on June 12 and July 17 at participating stores worldwide.
These are street dates for special titles coming to participating indie record stores. As with the successful RSD Drops dates in 2020, the focus this year is on supporting indie record stores with sales, and saving the big parties, shows, in-stores, crowds and celebrations for (fingers crossed) Record Store Day 2022.
As they did last year for the three RSD Drops, stores will be handling sales and store procedures in the way they determine to be right for themselves and their community and that may mean something different than you’re used to. We recommend you check in with your local record stores –join their email lists, follow them on social media– so you’re as in the loop as possible.
We’ll be launching the List of titles for both RSD Drops dates soon.