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Vinyl District Nets Exclusive Deal For National Record Store Day

There is no better consistent local blogger on all things vinyl than the Vinyl District. This past weekend, the blogger sealed the deal with the announcement of his exclusive partnership with the folks behind National Record Store Day.

The national celebration of the record store had its debut this past year. It was a really cool event and I know that a lot of the local stores saw it as a big success (both in sales and simple store traffic). The event will return next year on April 18. Vinyl District writes of their deal:

"The Vinyl District will be the official one-stop for Record Store Day 2009 news, events, and promotions leading up to that third Saturday in April. Look to TVD for exclusives as they develop–and already there is plenty to announce. To mark the occasion, Radiohead plans exclusive vinyl pressings of EPs and tracks never before available on vinyl. The Doors are opening up their archives to release completed, but unreleased tracks exclusively for Record Store Day. And they too will be pressed on vinyl.

On the home front, DC's own independent music retailers (those guys to the left) are at work planning a Record Store Day that will hold its own share of surprises. Additional details to be announced right here."

OK. So The Doors releasing more crap isn't that awe inspiring. But I'm sure the local stores will have some cool events planned. So check back with Vinyl District in the coming weeks.

*photo courtesy of Record Brother.

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