The Current's guide to Record Store Day 2019

Record Store Day 2019
Corey Sweeter's illustration celebrating Record Store Day 2019, with a nod to this year's RSD ambassadors, Pearl Jam. (Corey Sweeter)

April 13 may as well be Christmas for some vinyl collectors. The Current highlights the best special releases and stories of Record Store Day 2019.

Record Store Day 2019 Special releases


The Record Store Day countdown to April 13 has begun, and the list of artists releasing exclusives for this special day has been revealed. Prince, Bob Dylan, Jenny Lewis, Courtney Barnett, and John Lennon are just a few names on the list. (full story, official list)

Record Store Day 2019 releases - our top picks


Jay Gabler and Jade each pick their favorite releases vinyl (and cassette) fans will be able to get their hands on. Also, we talk with Record Store Day co-founder Carrie Colliton, who talks about how the event got started and shares some of her favorite RSD memories. (full story)

Five record-store managers weigh in on RSD


In the run-up to the nationwide blitz on record stores, The Current's Music News checked in with record-store operators at five locations across the country to learn their perspectives on the biggest day of the year. (full story)

Pearl Jam named Record Store Day 2019 ambassadors


Pearl Jam have been named this year's official Record Store Day ambassadors. It's appropriate that Pearl Jam are getting behind Record Store Day, since they had the last big seller of the original vinyl era. After the success of their 1994 release Vitalogy, no record sold as many copies for two decades. (full story)

RSD in the Twin Cities


The Current's Brian Oake and Jill Riley, along with producer Anna Weggel, will be making their way to several area record stores. They're getting an early start, right as the stores open. Keep an eye out and say hello!