Originally slated to be published next week.
By Bo Oswald
On the internet, nobody can hear you scream. Or maybe it means never having to say you’re sorry, I forget. One thing that is for certain, though, is that on the internet, nobody can keep a secret, ya know?
At any rate, with Record Store Day 2014 looming—it will take place just over a month from now, on April 19—collectors and fans have been foaming at the mouth in anticipation of the official release of the full title list next week. The RSD folks are planning to unveil the list March 20, after everyone is back home and rested up from SXSW in Austin.
But since independent retailers have been placing their RSD orders with labels and distributors, much of the information was already “available” in the sense that it wasn’t a closed secret that only a handful of people were privy to. Into the gap has stepped the vinyl-centric music blog “Wax Poetic – Vinyl Fanatics Unite,” which since January has been posting info about RSD releases as it becomes known, typically via press announcements from bands and labels.
This week, though, it appears that the full list found its way into the hands of the blog, which published it in full. Titles are broken down by format (7”, 10”, 12”, CD, cassette) and artist name, along with pertinent details such as the color of vinyl and the number of copies manufactured, and also included is a roundup of overseas releases since the UK and the EU typically have many titles that never wind up on these shores.
As BLURT’s sister business is an indie store, Schoolkids Records of Raleigh, we will respect the wishes of RSD and not publish the list ourselves. But judging by the number of repostings and tweets about the Wax Poetic blog’s list, it would appear that the cat is pretty much out of the bag at this point….