Another year, another RSD! After the overwhelming response last year, we’re gearing up for another crazy day this Saturday. We’ve already been fielding calls re: RSD titles & many of you likely have questions about what will be available etc. We cannot guarantee stock on any of the RSD titles, but we appreciate all of you who emailed & messaged us with requests – it has made our ordering process a lot more accurate. As always, the RSD exclusive list is MASSSSIVE – we still have a few days until the weekend, so we’re going to wait to tell you what we actually have. Needless to say, we’ve already received some great titles, but some of the bigger releases have still yet to show up. So we’ll update you on that later this week!
Below are a few points that hopefully answer some general questions any of you might have pertaining to RSD 2012:
We’ll be opening at 9am (maybe earlier!) & staying open a bit later than usual
We’ve got some live music scheduled! Leading the way there will be Kathryn Calder, plus some other guests that we’ll announce closer to Saturday ;)
We’re going to be putting out a large selection of used records – so if you enjoy digging through the “New Arrivals” bin, RSD2012 is going to be all the more fun for you on Saturday
THEMORNING OF APRIL 21st…
By now many of you know the deal – the morning of Record Store Day can be pretty busy, so let’s review how things will go down on Saturday::
every RSD title we receive will be in a browsable box at our counter/till area
the lineup at the door will be honoured meaning, the person at the front of the line will get to browse the RSD titles first
duplicate purchases will not be allowed (ie/ multiple copies of the same title)
Sooooo excited for RSD2012 – last year’s spectacle was CRAAZY & we’re thinking that this year won’t be any different. As always, there will be a horde of exclusive 7“s, 12“s, LPs & other bits and bobs, so please, email us or Facebook us to let us know what you’d really like.
The quantities we receive do depend on our orders, so the sooner we know about special orders, the more likely we are to get what you’re after.
The finer details of the day itself are still developing, but we’ll keep you posted with all the special things we have planned ;)
On Saturday February 4th we’ll be having a listening party for the newest Mark Lanegan album Blues Funeral. The album – Lanegan’s first in eight years – will be released on CD & vinyl Feb. 7th via 4AD, but eager fans will have the opportunity to listen to the album at Ditch on the 4th via a special test pressing that we’ll be getting of the album. Here’s the deal…
we’ll be playing the test pressing of Blues Funeral in store on Feb. 4th
people who special order copies of Blues Funeral on CD/vinyl will pay a special one-time low price
all special orders will be entered in a draw to win the test pressing of the full length
the first 5 special orders will be given a FREE 7”
Pretty exciting stuff! We’ll only be accepting special orders at the store, not via Facebook, Twitter or email.
Hey all! Thanks so much for making this holiday season so great. This year has been a big one for us with the move tp our larger Fort St. location – we really appreciate all the support. It’s so great to see so many people really excited about giving music as gifts this holiday season.
We’ll be open 10am-5pm on Dec. 26 – there will be no tax on all purchases!
Yessir! The end is nigh… so we thought we’d reveal what made our musical year worthwhile. In these internet-fueled times, tastes are so disparate & splintered, it’s always remarkable to see titles pop up on more than one list… it kind of galvanizes an album’s value amidst all the chatter.
So yeah, have a gander. We’ll post on our Facebook as well, please feel free to leave comments or your own lists!
Tickets just went on sale for this mammoth Victoria event & we are super excited to see Rifflandia stretch its legs a little bit. This year, the 4 day event will include Royal Athletic Park, a massive addition that is sure to really hammer home the true spirit of a festival.
This year’s lineup *isn’t finished yet*, but already it’s a fantastic cross section of all genres & styles. Mother Mother, Broken Social Scene, Cold War Kids, Daniel Wesley, City & Colour, Awolnation, De La Soul, Cave Singers, J Mascis, Nosaj Thing, Besnard Lakes, AraabMuzik, Blackalicious, Machinedrum, Sage Francis, Tokimonsta, Ra Ra Riot & MOOOOORE will pack Athletic Park & the regular Rifflandia night time venues over four days/nights of amazing music.
This year there are more ticket options than previous years – we strongly encourage you to visit the Rifflandia website’s ticket page to help decide which option best suits you. Couple of points of note:
individual day passes for Fri/Sat/Sun are only available via Rifflandia.com. These passes will get you into Royal Athletic Park for one day only.
There is a limited amount of SUPERPASSES. The Rifflandia Super Pass gets you into the park during the day AND all of the evening events as well – these passes are going quick, so have a good look at THISPAGE: if there bands playing during the day AND night that you really want to see (ie/ you REEEEAALLY want to see both Sage Francis & Mother Mother), then we strongly advise you snatch up a Super Pass pronto to save you the hassle down the line. Honestly, it’s an amazing $165 value.
FREE Aaaargh! Recrods titles with purchase [Elephant Island, Chet & Aaaargh Comp]
RSDTITLES IN STOCK
Here is a comprehensive list of all of the RSD titles that we have ready for April 17. Again, we cannot hold any of these, it’ll all be up for grabs on a first come, first served basis.
CiTR Pop Alliance Compilation Vol. 2 (w/ Slam Dunk, Apollo Ghosts, My Friend Wallis…) Adele “Rolling In the Deep” Columbia 10” vinyl 4000 Bad Brains “Pay to Cum” ROIR 7” vinyl 1500 Bad Brains God Of Love Maverick LP + 7” 2000 Big Star Third (Test Pressing Edition) Omnivore LP 1000 Blitzen Trapper “Maybe Baby” b/w “Soul Singer” SPP 7” 1500 Built To Spill Ripple WBR 7” picture disc 3000 BusdriverATM Polyvinyl 7”+MP3 1000 Record Co. Kate Bush Hounds of Love Collector’s Edition Audio Fidelity 10” pink vinyl 1000 Caribou Swim Remixes Merge 12” + download card 1000 Country Joe & the Fish Electric Music for the Mind and Body Vanguard 12” vinyl 1000 Cults “Abducted” b/w” Go Outside (remix)” ITNO/Columbi 7” Vinyl 2500 a Daft Punk Tron Soundtrack Walt Disney Vinyl Records Death Cab For Cutie Atlantic Records Presents: Death Cab for Cutie In Atlantic 7” 3000 Living Stereo! (RSD Exclusive) Deerhoof FriendOpportunity Polyvinyl LP+MP3 1000 Record Co. Deerhoof/Xiu Xiu Almost Xiu Xiu, Almost Deerhoof Polyvinyl 7”+MP3 2000 Record Co. Deftones Covers WBR Vinyl 3000 Derek & The Dominos “Got To Get Better In A Little While” & ”Layla” [7” UMe 7” vinyl 2500 Vinyl] Beth Ditto EP Columbia 12” EP 2000 John Doe & Jill Sobule A Day at the Pass Pinko Records 4 panel eco-wallet DOM “ThingsChange”/“Jesus” Astralwerks 10Inch 1000 John Fahey Requia (and Other Compositions for Guitar Solo) Vanguard 12” vinyl 1000 Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues b/w Grown Ocean SPP 12” 3000 Foo Fighters MediumRare RCA LP120gram Gorillaz TheFall Virgin LP 2000 Grateful Dead Grateful Dead(LP) Rhino Vinyl 3000 Green Day/Husker Du I Don’t Want To Know If You Are Lonely WBR 7” 3790 Grinderman Evil ANTI- 12” 1000 Grinderman Palaces of Montezuma ANTI- 12” 1000 John Hammond So Many Roads Vanguard 12” vinyl 1000 Jimi Hendrix “Fire” b/w “Touch You” Legacy 7” Vinyl Mississippi John Hurt The Immortal Vanguard 12” vinyl 1000 Skip James Today! Vanguard 12” vinyl 1000 Jenny & Johnny/Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels Love Hurts WBR 7” 3450 Kings of Leon Holy Roller Novocaine RCA 10” Red Vinyl Lady Gaga Born This Way IGA 12” picture disc 5000 Ray Lamontagne Live Fall 2010 RED 12” Vinyl Lower Dens “Deer Knives” b/w “Tangiers” SPP 7” 1000 Mastodon Live At The Aragon WBR 2LP + DVD 3000 Mastodon/ZZ Top Just Got Paid WBR 7” 3540 Midlake/Will Self Am I Going Insane – 12 inch Late Night 12” Tales Mumford & Sons/Laura Marling/Dharohar Project Glassnote 10” Vinyl 3500 Nirvana Hormoaning UMe 12” 4000 Opeth “The Throat Of Winter” Roadrunner 7” 1000 Ozzy Osbourne “Flying High Again” b/w “I Don’t Know(Live)” Legacy 7” Vinyl Pearl Jam “Immortality” b/w “Rearviewmirror” Legacy 7” Vinyl Queen “Keep Yourself Alive” b/w “Son And Daughter” Hollywood Vinyl Records R.E.M.THREE: First Three Singles from Collapse WBR 7” Set 3250 Into Now RHCP/Ramones HavanaAffair WBR 7” 3585 Sonic Youth Whore’s Moaning UMe 12” 4000 Regina Spektor Four From Far Sire 7“33 1/3 RPM light blue vinyl 3350 Bruce Springsteen “Gotta Get The Feeling” b/w “Racing In The Street” Columbia 10” Vinyl 8000 Street Band Television Live At The Old Waldorf (2LP) Rhino 2LP white Vinyl 3000 The Beach Boys “Good Vibrations”/“Heroes&Villains” Capitol Double10inch 5000 The Black Angels Another Nice Pair Light In The 12” RED Vinyl + Download 2500 Attic Card The Black Angels Phosgene Nightmare Blue Horizon 10” colored vinyl 5000 The Decemberists Live At Bull Moose Capitol CD 2500 The Doors “Riders On The Storm” Rhino 7” 2500 The Flaming Lips Heady Nuggs: The First 5 Warner Bros. Records WBR Vinyl Box Set 5790 1992-2002 The Red Krayola “Hurricane Fighter Plane” Snapper Music 7” yellow vinyl 1000 The Republic Tigers “Merrymake It With Me”/“Whale Fight” ATL 7” colored vinyl 2000 The Rolling Stones “Brown Sugar” UMe 7” Vinyl Single 5000 The Velvet Underground “Foggy Notion” Sundazed 7 “ vinyl 1000 Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Reprise WhiteVinylLP 2500 Heartbreakers Tom Petty You’re Going To Get It! Reprise Blue Vinyl LP 2500 Heartbreakers Various Artists Kill Rock Stars Kill Rock Stars 12” vinyl Vivian Girls I Heard You Say Polyvinyl 7”+MP3 2000 Record Co. Wild Flag “Future Crimes” b/w “Glass Tambourine” Merge 7” + download card 1200 Yardbirds “Goodnight Sweet Josephine” Sundazed 7 “ vinyl 2000
Here is are roundup of yearend stuff. We apologize for our dormant website over the latter half of this year… we’ve been busy organizing a move! That’s right, Ditch Records is moving to Fort Street (details coming)! Anyway… here are our lists…