Record Store Day has now confirmed the specific dates that each vinyl release will be available on with their reshuffled ‘RSD Drops’ events.
As previously reported, due to the continuous implications of the coronavirus outbreak, this year’s Record Store Day has been split up over three days to ease crown control and allow record shops to ensure measures of social distancing. The dates for the three sessions are Saturday 29th August, Saturday 26th September, and Saturday 24th October.
The Record Store Day website has now confirmed what releases will be available on which days. Now entitled ‘RSD Drops 2020’ (we’re guessing to differentiate from the actual record store day event and disassociate with the party atmosphere that’s unfortunately unobtainable at the present time), the original 2020 releases will now be split over the three days. Record stores are being allowed to introduce their own measures to ensure the social distancing of customers against whatever government rules we will be facing at the time. Releases will also to be made available online from the record store websites from 6 pm on the days, where applicable.
With record stores suffering worldwide from being closed during the pandemic, the RSD Drops days should bring some welcome custom to independent record stores and hopefully stave off closures unfortuantly will be facing some of the smaller record stores. It’s a tumultuous time for all business, but independent record stores are likely to be one of the hardest hit, heaving to deal with larger overheads and tighter profit margins.
Releases set for the first date of 29th August include David Bowie’s ChangesNowBowie, Gorilliaz D-Sides and G-Sides, and Klaxons Surfing The Void. For the full list spread over the three days, check out the Official Record Store Day Website.
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