Record Store Day

Record Store Day 2022 Essentials: The Black Friday Edition

The Black Friday installment of Record Store Day 2022 is upon us, featuring exclusive pressings of classic, new and obscure… Read More

November 23, 2022

The Essentials: Record Store Day 2022 (April Edition)

Round 1 of Record Store Day 2022 is upon us. This Saturday, Record Store Day 2022 will take over the… Read More

April 21, 2022

Record Store Day 2021 Essentials: Black Friday Edition

A guide to this year's Record Store Day releases, featuring crucial compilations of hazed-out funk and soul rarites, bulked-up anniversary… Read More

November 24, 2021

Record Store Day 2021 Will Be Held on Two Separate Days

Record Store Day organizers announce the date(s) for this year's crate-digging holiday. To cut back on lines and crowds amidst… Read More

March 6, 2021

The Pandemic Has Been Very, Very Good for Vinyl Sales

Billboard reports nearly 2 million vinyl sales in the last week. In a year that saw the live music industry… Read More

December 29, 2020

The Essentials: Record Store Day 2020 Releases (September Edition)

The second installment of 2020's three-part Record Store Day celebration is upon us. Comb through another batch of picks for… Read More

September 25, 2020

The Essentials: Record Store Day 2020 Releases (August Edition)

Here is Okayplayer's official Record Store Day guide for August 2020. Like seemingly anything the year has wrought, Record Store… Read More

August 28, 2020

Record Store Day Postponed Until June 20 Amidst Coronavirus Concerns

  Organizers decided to prioritize customers' safety first. This week, national festivals like South By Southwest and Coachella canceled or… Read More

March 13, 2020

Record Store Day 2019 Essentials: Black Friday Edition

Record Store Day returns for the Black Friday blitz. Here we go again. Record Store Day is back for one… Read More

November 28, 2019

Record Store Day 2019: The Essentials

Mapping out the weekend’s most crucial pursuits. For better or worse, Record Store Day has rewired crate-digging consciousness and reinvigorated… Read More

April 10, 2019

N.E.R.D. and Rihanna’s “Lemon” Set For 7-inch Vinyl Release

Just in time for Record Store Day Less than 24 hours after its release, N.E.R.D.'s comeback single "Lemon" is already… Read More

November 2, 2017

10 Record Store Day 2017 Essentials: An Okayplayer Guide

Record Store Day is upon us once more and the first installment of 2017's crate-digging holiday (ritually, two days and… Read More

April 22, 2017

Slick Rick’s “Children’s Story” is Getting Turned Into a Children’s Book

Slick Rick's "Children Story" is one of the greatest songs of all time. Can it also be one of the… Read More

March 23, 2017

Badu’s ‘But You Caint Use My Phone’ Is (Also) Coming To Vinyl

More good news, in terms of Erykah Badu record releases has arrived. Badu's trap& b project But You Caint Use My… Read More

October 25, 2016

J. Rawls – “RIO” (Remix) [Official Video] + ‘The Essence of…’ 15th Anniversary Vinyl

J. Rawls teams with directors Chuck Ew and J-Live to deliver the official video for the "RIO" (Remix) from The… Read More

April 16, 2016

Black (Wax) Friday: OKP’s Must-Cop Vinyl Releases For Record Store Day 2015 [Black Friday Edition]

Well, it appears it's that time of the year again, folks. The Black Friday edition of Record Store Day 2015 is… Read More

November 3, 2015