New York Will Get Its Own Limited Fucked Up Record Store Day 7″


Record Store Day is set for April 17th this year, which means we can expect a flood of semi-exclusive records and in-stores from bands all across the country come spring. For instance: Fucked Up, a band that are famously slaves to vinyl (on their website, they claim to have released more than 35 7″s), will be releasing a slew of singles that day, each customized to rep for one of ten record stores the band deems worthy. Writes the band:

Somehow we’ve never participated in Record Store Day before. We’ve done lots of instores all over the world, and have had to stop at stores to shop in probably every record store in the free world. This year we decided to do something special for RSD, because we think it’s important. This April you’ll be able to leave your house and go to a record store and get this cool record. We decided to use our 7″ as a tribute to a bunch of cool stores in the US. Ten stores will each be featured with their own cover artwork, using pictures that they sent in to us. The 7″ is just gonna be the two daytrotter songs from couple tracks, plus one that isn’t on the CD (“Crooked Head”). Here are the 11 covers (there’s a generic one), have fun trying to find them all:

One of them looks to be Generation Records, where back in 2008 we saw Fucked Up frontman Damian “Pink Eyes” Abraham get completely naked. Common sight, we know. Generation is pretty much the best punk record shop in the city, so no surprise Fucked Up are paying homage. Also on the list? Denver’s Wax Trax, Austin’s Waterloo, and a host of others, though a couple major hubs seem absent–Boston? Philly? Amoeba? Anyway: “Record collecting is already so close to those dismal and dark solitary pleasures,” the band writes, by way of explaining their decision, “the secret obsession you keep in your basement away from your visitors, if you ever get any.” So uh, yeah: Collect all ten! [Looking For Gold, via Daily Swarm]

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