If you plan on attending Record Store Day 2011 (April 16th) and haven’t checked out Wax Poetic, you need to update your bookmarks ASAP. Along with an extensive list of the 240 releases (and counting) set for the special day, the blog also has an interview with RSD co-founder Eric Levin (in which he reveals that the day has become even too big for him to handle) and a rather interesting editorial by Wax Poetic himself (in which he concludes that the day has become too big for anyone to handle). We agree, especially since you’d need $50k and about 150 eco-friendly shopping bags to cop even a 1/3 of what’s due out (and that’s just of the releases that have been announced).
All that being said, Record Store Day still kicks ass, especially since it gives you an excuse to buy records you probably wouldn’t buy on any of the other 364 days of the year. We’ve already detailed some of our early favorites — including exclusive releases from the Deftones, Ryan Adams, R.E.M. and 20 others — and now we present you with a few more options:
— Foo Fighters will follow up the April 12th release of Wasting Light with a special Record Store Day edition covers album entitled Medium Rare.
— The Cure will reissue their 1990 live album, Entreat, as a 2-disc LP, reports Chain of Flowers.
— My Morning Jacket will reissue three studio albums — 2003’s It Still Moves, 2005’s Z, and 2008’s Evil Urges — as 2×12″ picture discs limited to 500 copies each, reports Wax Poetic.
— Big Star will release a test pressing edition of their “lost record,” Third. Omnivore Recordings has pressed 2,000 copies for worldwide distribution, with five copies of the original test pressings included within the allotment.
— The New Pornographers will release a 7″ single of “Moves” through Merge Records. Limited to 500 copies, the single comes backed with an unreleased outtake entitled “Drug Deal Of The Heart”.