Record Store Day 2021 is actually split into two days this year because of COVID-19 and we’re salivating already for June 12th. Which is next week. 11 days from now. Like how did 2021 already move that quickly. We’re headed to Houston this week for the grand opening of a brand new boutique HiFi store and also to visit 3 local record stores in the city.
We’re going to cover Record Store Day 2021 a little differently this year with reporting from Houston, Calgary, Buffalo, Asbury Park, Los Angeles, and Greater Detroit.
You can find a complete list of the Record Store Day 2021 releases here.
Some of our favorite labels like Craft Recordings and Colemine Records are going to have some excellent releases dropping on both dates.
Craft Recordings will be offering an extraordinary assortment of 12 exclusive titles for Record Store Day 2021, available at participating independent retailers across two drop dates: June 12th and July 17th. Spanning decades and generations, Craft’s selection this year offers something for every musical taste—from scorching blues, salsa and jazz classics, to rock and modern metal favorites.
Titles include the first vinyl reissue of John Martyn’s 1998 collection of blues covers, The Church With One Bell, as well as a deluxe edition of the highly influential 1966 blues trilogy Chicago/The Blues/Today! The acclaimed Jazz Dispensary series returns with The Dank D-Funk Blend, Vol. 2—delivering a broad spectrum of grooves from the likes of Ray Barretto, Esther Marrow and Cal Tjader.
Available June 12, 2021:
- Celia Cruz & Willie Colón — Celia Y Willie (1-LP; 180-gram vinyl)
- Kenny Dorham — Quiet Kenny (1-LP; 180-gram vinyl)
- Jonathan Richman — Having a Party With Jonathan Richman (1-LP; Bermuda Seafoam vinyl)
- The Zombies — Oddities and Extras (1-LP; 180-gram vinyl)
- Various Artists — Jazz Dispensary: The Dank D-Funk Blend, Vol. 2 (1-LP; Orange Fire vinyl)
- Various Artists — Chicago/The Blues/Today! (3-LP; 180-gram vinyl)
- John Martyn — The Church With One Bell (1-LP; half-speed mastered; 180-gram vinyl)
- O.A.R. — Stories of a Stranger (2-LP; 45 RPM; Sky Blue vinyl)
- Various Artists — Dedicated to You: Lowrider Love (1-LP; Clear and Smokin’ Black vinyl
For a full list of participating Record Store Day retailers, visit RecordStoreDay.com.