RSD 2013: Perth Edition
It's that time of year, where music enthusiasts and collectors alike fight each other to the death for 'that' release. And with an amazing list of special releases lined up for us this year, the question is; Where do we go?
Well lucky for you, we, the concerned writer, have done our research and are willing to share our knowledge, with you, the sexy reader. So venture out into the Unknown Planet via the Junction, say goodbye to your Fat Dada and watch out for the Pollution at the Safari (and that's all I have so far) with this guide by your side, on Saturday the 20th of April!
Get there early (Murray St Mall new location), like, 6:30 early. These guys have over 120 RSD titles on order, from Parkway Drive's debut LP, The Flaming Lips' Zaireeka 4LP and Tame Impala's coveted debut EP. There are too many great titles to list, so check out the drip feed at their event page here to get an idea of what they will have.
Their new shop has a rooftop courtyard which will be home to live music throughout the day, literally, from 9:15 til' closing time with a surprise set from a TBA band reforming for RTR FM's 20th In The Pines music festival. Other bands include Catherine Traicos (NSW), Timothy Nelson, Amanda Merzden, Bridget Turner & Heather Bex (Simone & Girlfunkle), Josh Fontaine (6s & 7s), Bill Darby (O!) and Grace Woodroofe (IN hopes the roof is in fact not wood, for your health). UPDATE: Grace Woodroofe replaced by Joe Algeri (ex Jack & The Beanstalk).
They also have 15% off storewide (excluding RSD items) so you can grab a bargain while getting your mits on some exclusive items!
Check out the event here.
Located in Morley's Coventry Village, Unknown Treasures havetried to order as many UK and US RSD releases they could get their hands on, so that could be a great point of difference from other stores. They will be spinning vinyl out the front of the store, and are also offering 10% off vinyl store-wide (except RSD releases).
Word is that they are also getting a big shipment of new vinyl in to coincide with the day, so get it while it's fresh (an on sale!).
Check out their event here, stop by, and with every purchase enter a raffle ticket to win one of three Unknown Treasures gift vouchers! Oh, and Sarah (owner) is baking up something fierce, in the form of Cupcakes. Anyone who has been to a record fair hosted by this store knows they put on a great event!
Again, there will be discounts of 10% on all non-RSD stock, as well as live music by Leon Osborn, Mei Saraswati, MmHmMm, Nora Zion and Raaghe (awesome) and a slew of limited releases.
More info will probably come, regarding stock and whether any US/UK releases will be available.
Event details can be found here.
Mills will of course be stocking some Australian RSD releases, and they are on the search for getting some international releases which could fall their way down the track.
All existing loyalty customers will get 5% off store-wide, and all purchases over $50 go into the running to win a $500 Prize Pack!
Fat Shan Records
Venture down the old-school London phone box and be transported into Perth’s most indie feeling record store! These dudes will be throwing a massive party, with 20% off all new (non-RSD) vinyl, half-price pre-loved vinyl and20% off vintage clothing and accessories.
With DJ sets from some of Perth’s favourite bands, Shy Panther, Flower Druma, HamJam and more, opening up for The Chemist and Adelaide’s Sincerely Grizzly performing live on Fat Shan’s stage to entertain your ears.
Fats Shan Records will also be setting up a stall at The Novocaines single release party later in the evening, where you can pick up copies of the single!
Check out the event here.
In the heart of Leederville, Urban Records will have RSD titles in as well as 10% off all non-RSD records and CD's; as well as new entry model record player for $150. They'll open from 10am - 10pm. They also stock a nice collection of clothing and jewellery and other knick knacks in the adjointed Urban Depot.
Located in Freo, near to the 'cafe strip' Junction Records will be hosting a RSD party too! Along with RSD exclusive releases, the team are offering 10% off non-RSD releases, as well as a special on some vinyl 2 for one! Buy a few LP's and get a raffle ticket in for each one, and go in the running for a $50 voucher!
Check out the event here.
Noise Pollution Records
Located on William Street in Northbridge, Noise Pollution is a great little store for finding those re-issues of old classic albums, and on Record Store Day they are offering 10% off all new vinyl (non-RSD) stock! And free drinks, according to the event here.
Safari's Record Shack
Arcade 189 on William St. Perth is home to Safari's Record Shop. One of the newest record stores in Perth, so lets help them have a great day! Alongside the RSD releases, Safari's will be putting out a 'Trunk of Funk'; filled with Secondhand Funk, Soul, Disco, Jazz & Reggae for just $5 Ea, as well as having a great number of other specials around the store.
But, vinyl isn't the only reason you should drop by, as throughout the day plenty of DJ's will be mixing up the tunes, for your ears enjoyment.
A huge US shipment is due in, just in-time for Record Store Day! Get there before all the good stuff goes.
There are a plethora of releases for the day, and for a full list click here.
Check back regularly for updates as information comes through from the stores to us!