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New for Record Store Day: I Need That Record! on DVD

Later this week, we'll have your comprehensive guide to what you can buy on Record Store Day and where. As far as I can tell, there isn't a lot of D.C.-related music to buy that day—Exit Clov has an exclusive 7-inch; Crooked Beat will be giving away some local stuff, if you get there early. And then there's this, the DVD release of the documentary I Need That Record! The Death (or Possible Survival) of the Independent Record Store. Appearing in the film (and in the trailer above) is Ian MacKaye, who drops this knowledge bomb: "There may well be people who work in the record industry who like music, and they might even care about music. But I can assure you, the people who own the labels, all they care about is money." Hence, your local record store is fucked.

Or not! Record Store Day is all about showing love for your favorite mom-and-pop ops. So the DVD's timing —the film has been making the film-fest rounds since '08, and it'll see a wider DVD release in July—is perfect.

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  • Haterade

    It's almost as if Ian MacKaye didn't co-own a label. Say, a label that has basically stopped signing new acts. For monetary reasons.

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