Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Russian Guitarist's Stellar Cover of Daft Punk's "Get Lucky"

In the not too distant past, hearing a quality cover version of a popular song was an exceedingly rare thing. With the proliferation of creative and legitimately talented individuals in the YouTube-era however, we get to hear interesting re-imaginings of songs almost as soon as they gain a modicum of popularity. Such is the case with a stellar, acoustic guitar cover of Daft Punk's hot new single, "Get Lucky," as performed by Russian guitarist and YouTube sensation, Igor Presnyakov.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Record Store Day Live Blog

A very happy Record Store Day to you! Today, we celebrate music, the artists who create it and the people who run our favorite record shops. When you tweet about your day's adventures, include #RSD13 to be a part of this live blog. Even if you aren't on Twitter, please enjoy the Record Store Day conversation in real time, right here!

No matter where you choose to celebrate today, be it in a store, at a concert or kicking back with your favorite sounds, turn it up, for the holiday that truly goes to 11.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Need or Want? - The Top 11 Record Store Day 2013 Exclusive Releases

The annual celebration of Record Store Day is just a few hours away. For the sixth straight year, the organizers of the holiday for music lovers have outdone themselves with their traditional list of exclusive releases. Not only the sheer number of them, but the variety of the artists featured as well as the unusual formats the exclusives are available on. Narrowing down the nearly 200 exclusives to a list of the Top 11 was no easy feat, especially when you factor in glowing vinyl, picture discs and cassettes. Yes, cassette tapes are back.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

What Is Record Store Day? 11 Things You Need To Know To Celebrate The Holiday

This year marks the sixth annual celebration of music, music fans and independent record shops known as Record Store Day. In just a few short years, the day has evolved from a clever idea to reacquaint people with independent music stores into a legitimate holiday which those who choose to celebrate it, carefully plan their festivities. This new rite of Spring may be unfamiliar to those whose sole music experience is via digital outlets or even to former brick and mortar store goers who didn't know such a thing existed. If you are among the uninitiated, here is a primer consisting of 11 Things You Need to Know About Record Store Day, to help you get into the spirit of celebrating.

Monday, April 8, 2013

What is Rex Manning Day?

If you are reading this, you fall into one of two groups of people: Those who celebrate Rex Manning Day and those who don’t know what we are talking about when we cheerfully declare, either in the real world or in all caps on social media and usually with more feeling than we do for other holidays, Happy Rex Manning Day!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

New Daft Punk Album Now Available for Pre-Order; Collaborators Video Series Premieres

Are you a human (after all) who enjoys the sounds programmed by the musical robot duo known as Daft Punk? Then your ears will be happy to hear the news that the long-awaited return of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter is nearly over. Their highly anticipated new album, Random Access Memories, is available to pre-order.