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Sonic Youth/Beck split just one of many Record Store Day releases from Matador

The second annual Record Story Day will try, once again, to show us all why independent record stores are worth supporting. And, like last year, musicians are trying to help the cause. Matador Records has announced a handful of special releases, all of which will be limited edition and available only at RSD-participating stores. One of the releases will be a split 7" from Sonic Youth and Beck, where the two artists cover each other. Sonic Youth will take on "Pay No Mind" from Beck's Mellow Gold, and Beck will try his hand at "Green Light." Sonic Youth will also contribute a new song to the b-side of a split with Jay Reatard for Record Store Day, and Matador will release a live Pavement album on vinyl, documenting a show from Germany in 1997. Full details on all these Record Store Day releases are available at the Matador site. Record Store Day 2009 will take place on April 18. Get event updates, and find participating stores in your area, by going here. [Pitchfork]
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Thurston Moore singing Beck could be horrible, but then again so could Beck singing Sonic Youth.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/patrickjburns/brian gaberman.jpg patrickjburns

I really don't know how this will work out. But I'll probably give it a listen when it drops.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/cessemi/in the mirror airbrushed.jpg Emily Tan

I like the concept of record store day. And, in NYC at least, the indies are going to be the only record stores left soon.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/nick/461770063_f6a8d92e3a_s.jpg nick

I f'ing NEED the 2 Sonic Youth 7"s. I dnt think I live anywhere near a participating store. Daba should buy copies for me. I'll owe him a coke.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/prefix/no-user-pic.gif noise redux

How hard could it be to sing Thurston? Just moan a little...

/site_media/uploads/images/users/Ethan/nirvana-corporate-rock-whoresjpg.jpg EStan

picked up both of these at my local record shop today. pretty good. nothing to hurt yourself trying to find.


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