Warner Music Group has unveiled plans for the third year of its Record Store Crawls, which are expanding to Europe in 2018.
The first of this year’s Crawls will take place in New York City and Berlin on Record Store Day – April 21– while the remainder will take place from May to October. The London date will be confirmed later this year.
Record Store Crawl will release exclusive vinyl at participating indie retailers. Titles include works by Alice Cooper, The Notorious B.I.G., Royal Blood and INXS.
Participants will be escorted by bus to some of each city’s best record stores, with performances from various artists along the way.
On April 21, more than 240 shops will participate in the UK’s 11th edition of Record Store Day, the biggest number of stores to date.
Record Store Day organisers have curated their top picks below.
Antony Gormley - Sounds of the Studio
Arcade Fire – Arcade Fire EP
Belly – Feel
Blanck Mass - Odd Scene b/w Shit Luck
Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine – 101 Damnations
Cheryl Lynn – You Saved My Day / Got to Be Real
Courtney Barnett – City Looks Pretty/ Sunday Roast
Daniel Rossen – Deerslayer
Daughter – Music From Before The Storm
David Bowie – Let's Dance - Demo
David Sylvian – Dead Bees On A Cake
Duke Reid All Stars / Roland Alphonso – Judge Sympathy / Never To Be Mine
Ed Motta presents... / Various Artists – Too Slow to Disco Brasil compiled by Ed Motta
Five Day Week Straw People – Five Day Week Straw People
Goat – Double Date Score
Grandaddy – Grandaddy "Practice '97"
Jeff Buckley – Live At Sine
Max Richter – The Blue Notebooks - 15 Years
Michael Raven And Joan Mills – Death And The Lady
Mogwai – Ten Rapid (Collected Recordings 1996-1997)
Snapped Ankles – Violations
The Lovely Eggs – This Is Eggland (RSD Egg Edition)
The Lurkers – Fulham Fallout
The Maccabees – Wall Of Arms
The Mekons – Where Were You / I'll Have To Dance Then (On My Own)
Tim Burgess – As I Was Now
To Kill A King – No More Love Song (acoustic)
Tom Waits – Brawlers, Bastards, Bawlers
Ulrika Spacek – Suggestive Listening E.P
The Undertones – Singles box
Various Artists – Pornosonic: Unreleased 70s Porn Music Featuring Ron Jeremy
Various Erased Tapes Artists – 1+1=X
Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band / The Meters – Express Yourself / Just Kissed My Baby
By Allison Miller