The biggest date on the record collector’s calendar, more important than your mums birthday and your anniversary all rolled into one, Record Store Day, is back for it’s second drop this comign Saturday (26 September).
With anticipation for the event building, Brighton’s independent record stores have begun to release their lineups of limited-edition discs.
Resident Records has announced its full lineup for the second RSD drop and Cult Hero Records will be revealing its own on Wednesday 23.
RSD normally sees queues of tote bag-wielding record fans snaking round the lanes, so reimagining this in the post-Covid world has taken some doing. Despite the clear difficulty of organising the event in our current climate, and the strain it puts on independent businesses, the first drop was a big success, according to Resident.
“After the success of running drop one in a safe and socially distanced manner, we’ll be running drop two in the same way with the in store sales running 8am – 5pm this time. you can join us in person – albeit in a more restrained form than usual – or you can join us online the same evening. as there are fewer titles in drops two and three, we don’t anticipate long queues or a website meltdown.”
The Cult Hero lineup is being announced in the next 24 hours and we will update this page when the info drops. In the mean time, keep em locked on their instagram page for announcements.
The world is a nightmare right now so supporting indie record shops, and the venues they are so often tied to, is more important than ever. Record Store Day is a wonderful thing and any cash that goes to proper music businesses rather than the scumbags at Amazon is a good thing.
RSD drop three will be happening on Saturday 24 October.