RECORD STORE DAY 2013 – FeeLit – Saturday April 20, 2013

RECORD STORE DAY 2013 – FeeLit – Saturday April 20, 2013

Record Store Day at FeeLit!

909 E St
San Diego, CA 92101
Saturday, April 20th

Limited Edition, Exclusive Releases + A Huge Shipment of New Arrival and Re-Stock Vinyl!

Click here to find the list of special releases you can find at participating, independent, record stores.

Hundreds of Records – LPs, EPs, 12″, 45s – Marked Down to $1

Store-Wide Sale on Select Apparel, Jewelry, Art, and Gifts.

What is Record Store Day?

The original idea for Record Store Day was conceived by Chris Brown, and was founded in 2007 by Eric Levin, Michael Kurtz, Carrie Colliton, Amy Dorfman, Don Van Cleave and Brian Poehner as a celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally.

This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet & greets with artists, parades, djs spinning records and on and on. Metallica officially kicked off Record Store Day at Rasputin Music in San Francisco on April 19, 2008 and Record Store Day is now celebrated the third Saturday every April.

DISCLAIMER: There are a lot of independent stores that participate in Record Store Day. Not all of them will choose to participate in all promotions, or carry all releases. Also, many of these are limited and will sell out. Just because a store is listed here does NOT mean it will have the goodie or record you’re looking for. That said, find a store near you and check with them directly. It’s always a good idea to be BFFs with your neighborhood record store.


Owns a record store. CHECK. Heads a record label. CHECK. Makes all kinds of records. CHECK. We can think of no one better to fly the flag for Record Store Day 2013, can you? Let’s let Ambassador White speak for himself, both on video and in his official Ambassadorial quote.

Years ago someone told me that 1,200 high school kids were given a survey. A question was posed to them: Have you ever been to a stand-alone record shop? The number of kids that answered “yes” was… zero.

Zero? How could that be possible? Then I got realistic and thought to myself, “Can you blame them?” How can record shops (or any shop for that matter) compete with Netflix, TiVo, video games that take months to complete, cable, texting, the Internet, etc. etc? Getting out of your chair at home to experience something in the real world has started to become a rare occurrence, and to a lot of people, an unnecessary one. Why go to a bookstore and get a real book? You can just download it. Why talk to other human beings, discuss different authors, writing styles and influences? Just click your mouse. Well here’s what they’ll someday learn if they have a soul; there’s no romance in a mouse click. There’s no beauty in sitting for hours playing video games (anyone proud of that stop reading now and post your opinion in the nearest forum). The screen of an iPhone is convenient, but it’s no comparison to a 70mm showing of a film in a gorgeous theater. The Internet is two-dimensional…helpful and entertaining, but no replacement for face-to-face interaction with a human being. But we all know all of that, right? Well, do we? Maybe we know all that, but so what?

Let’s wake each other up.

The world hasn’t stopped moving. Out there, people are still talking to each other face-to-face, exchanging ideas and turning each other on. Art houses are showing films, people are drinking coffee and telling tall tales, women and men are confusing each other and record stores are selling discs full of soul that you haven’t felt yet. So why do we choose to hide in our caves and settle for replication? We know better. We should at least. We need to re-educate ourselves about human interaction and the difference between downloading a track on a computer and talking to other people in person and getting turned onto music that you can hold in your hands and share with others. The size, shape, smell, texture and sound of a vinyl record; how do you explain to that teenager who doesn’t know that it’s a more beautiful musical experience than a mouse click? You get up off your ass, you grab them by the arm and you take them there. You put the record in their hands. You make them drop the needle on the platter. Then they’ll know.

Let’s wake each other up.

As Record Store Day Ambassador of 2013 I’m proud to help in any way I can to invigorate whoever will listen with the idea that there is beauty and romance in the act of visiting a record shop and getting turned on to something new that could change the way they look at the world, other people, art, and ultimately, themselves.

Let’s wake each other up.

Record Store Day Quotes

“There’s nothing as glamorous to me as a record store. When I recently played Amoeba in LA, I realised what fantastic memories such a collection of music brings back when you see it all in one place. This is why I’m more than happy to support Record Store Day and I hope that these kinds of stores will be there for us all for many years to come. Cheers!”
Paul McCartney

“Independent record stores are much more than the name suggests. They are an international community and platform where music has an outlet and an opportunity to grow over the long term, in a way that sincerely connects with community and culture. They are also a magnificent mob of highly opinionated musical bandits which I am proud to call my pals! Bill, keep that indian ring shining for me. Matt, I’LL meet you in the morning for breakfast. John, we’ll always have paris. Rhino…..straight outta Claremont!”
Ben Harper

“Independent record stores are like the best thing going for real music lovers. There’s just no way you’re gonna find those elusive grooves that fan fan salivates over at a chain store. Those important records that shape the industry and add so much dimension to it can be found at the indie spots. I remember going to a store named Leopold’s in Berkeley CA when I was younger. Man, I used to live in that place. They were pretty much the only place I could find Hiphop. Back then, there wasn’t much at the chain stores. You had to go forth and discover stuff, and the indie stores is where the discovery begins. People in the store are informed, they can actually HELP you find stuff that you’re interested in or suggest things that you may be interested in. It’s just a hip place to be, man.”
Del The Funky Homosapien

“The Independent Record Store is the reason why i STILL do music…It seems like they’re the only ones that Really care about the real music lovers…we need them…they’re our balance to all of the music we are FORCED to listen to…they’re the only ones that may still suggest something NEW and FRESH instead of just what’s popular.”
DJ Jazzy Jeff

“The indie record shop is the nucleus of the nerd…the internet has it’s temptations but physically digging for booty? there’s no substitute.”
Ursula 1000 (DJ on ESL – Thievery Corporation label)

“The indie stores were the first to initially support me and gave me my first opportunities. Similar to the indie store, I, too, am an indie artist and that in part makes us the master of our own destiny. I can create my own music without a major label telling me which beats to use, what my lyrics should be, and how I can be commercial. Instead, I choose to make my own music and hope the fans dig it as much as I do. Similarly, indie stores create their own unique atmosphere within their stores giving their customers a true sense of what the music is about instead of cookie cutter stores that all look alike, carry the same product, and have the same guy who is selling me a washing machine telling me what the hottest new record is. I, personally, have major love for all the indies. Because I am an indie artist, radio has shut me out in favor of major artists who pay to get played. The indies recognized my talent and actually promoted me as an artist and exposed new people to my music. As a result, with the indies help, you have now heard of me throughout the US. They gave my music an opportunity to be heard and now with the fans support, I have become the largest truly indie rapper.”
Tech N9ne (hip hop artist / co-owner Strange Music)

“There would be no Elvis. There would be no Johnny Cash. There’d be no B.B King. There’d be no Roscoe Gordon. There’d be no Carl Perkins. There would be no Jerry Lee Lewis. There would be no Roy Orbison. I can just tell you. We owe all of that to the independents and the independent people that work so hard for us to have something that could be accepted through their efforts,hard work, and desire to keep a personal feeling in every record..”
Sam Phillips (A&R/producer for Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and many others)

“I just really love anything that’s not faceless and where people know each other and work together to build, like, a community. People that work there know their stuff; they’re not coming in today to sell music and tomorrow to sell TVs and the next day to sell whatever. Somebody can come in and say, “I want somebody who plays piano music” or something, and somebody will actually tell them to listen to my record and they’ll play it in the store for them and they’ll talk about it. You can connect in some way with somebody who’s doing something that they love. And that it’s important to have something that is being done just out of true love for new music that is being welcomed into the world. People should go to their indie record store and find out what is happening.”
Regina Spektor

”dusty violin maker shop small corner record store water holes for dreamers don’t stop breathe more”
– The Record Store by Damien Rice

“Record stores keep the human social contact alive it brings people together. Without the independent record stores the community breaks down with everyone sitting in front of their computers”
Ziggy Marley

“The indie record stores are the backbone of the recorded music culture. It’s where we go to network, browse around, and find new songs to love. The stores whose owners and staff live for music have spread the word about exciting new things faster and with more essence than either radio or the press. Any artist that doesn’t support the wonderful ma and pa record stores across America is contributing to our own extinction.”
Joan Jett

“My local independent record shop (Honest Jons) is a library, where you can go to listen to music, learn about it, exchange ideas about it and be inspired by it. I think independent record shops will outlive the music industry as we know it because long term their value to people is far greater, because even in our era of file-sharing and blogs, you cant replace the actual look on someone’s face when they are playing something they really rate and think you should listen to it too. It’s special.”
Damon Albarn (Blur, The Gorillaz, etc.)

“The concept of an indie record store brings me back to the days when there were no bloggers, no myspace, no cell phones. Going to Ear X-Tacy (the main Louisville record store that thankfully still exists) and Ground Zero (a bit INDIER with much more vinyl and obscure 7 inches, etc) was a communal thing for my friends and I. It was a place to go and hang out before we could get into bars. It was a place to go and thumb through ‘zines and read reviews and interviews with musicians and artists that were underground. Ground Zero had a basement that hosted shows every now and then for local indie or arty post-rock bands.
Communication was stronger between the record buyer and the indie store owner/clerk. Many times I would just go to chat with someone about new records I should check out or shows happening around town. Sometimes just walking into the store and hearing what they were playing on the stereo would get me interested in new things.
I definitely prefer those days as opposed to the online blurb of “Those who bought THIS record also bought THAT record…” and so on. Despite the turbulent times the record industry is going through, these stores still exist and are taking the punches that everyone involved in music is taking. So cheers to them.”

Mark Palgy (VHS OR BETA)

“Independent record stores are where kids like me learned about the music that made them the musicians they are today. Independent record stores are about the love of records not the love of money!”
G. Love

“I spent my years in high school, every chance I could, walking down the street to two local indie record stores. I’d go to the dollar bins and pull out as many records as I could afford that day. If I liked the album cover, who was playing on it, their clothes, whatever drew me in. I might like all that I picked up or only one or two or none, it didn’t matter – it was exiting to find new music for me. No mater how old the music actually was, it was brand new to me. Sometimes even listening to music that I didn’t like helped me define what I did. I couldn’t do the same if I was walking into the major chains, it wouldn’t be as fun trying to search thru the American Idol discs.”
Jason Hill (Louis XIV)

“The idea of, ‘The journey is the destination’ is put into action by browsing in an indie record store. Besides, a human being is a much better guide than a ‘More Like This’ link on the internet.”
Patton Oswalt

“We always hunt for Indie stores while we’re on the road! You can find the best in every genre and many obscure albums you never knew existed! Besides the constant smell of Nag Champa, you can’t beat the hospitality nor the selection of a good ole Independent shop!”
Ben Wells (Black Stone Cherry)

“Music is an important part of our culture and record stores play a vital part in keeping the power of music alive”
Chuck Berry

“If you care at all about music and art? If you want to know what is happening culturally? RUN, don’t walk to your local, real RECORD STORE and absorb the heart and soul and the vibe of a community. The music scene of any town will revolve around the RECORD STORE as the center of the universe. Go find some treasures!”
– Jon Berger (owner, Broadtime)

“Record stores are great because it’s good to physically get your hands on the music instead of downloading. It’s always better to get the artwork too.”
Nathan Followill (Kings of Leon)

“I have watched independent record stores evaporate all over America and Europe. That’s why I go into as many as I can and buy records whenever possible. If we lose the independent record store, we lose big. Every time you buy your records at one of these places, it’s a blow to the empire.”
Henry Rollins

“I think record stores play a huge part in discovering new music. When I was growing up I would spend hours going through all the bins looking for something new that seemed interesting to me and that could relate to what I was listening to at the time. This is why I want to support National Record Store Day. ”
Joe Principe (Rise Against)

“A long time ago, people that made music meant it, people that bought it cared and celebrated the listening to it as an activity unto itself. They read the liner notes like a sacred text and conversed for hours on the intricacies of a band, a sound, a producer, a label, the artwork, a movement. Oh yes, in a store, face to face. Uphold that tradition. Honor our stores that still exist that cater to people making music that still care, and fans that do too.”

“Independent record stores are a vital source of the ever-changing cool. They respond to the street faster than the chains can. They help us telegraph to each other what’s “now” and what’s not, what we should be telling our friends and neighbors about, and what’s about to take off, or, no longer hot. Musical trends are confirmed at the local independent record store, by you and me. Hanging out, listening to something you’ve never heard before, being enlightened by the staff, getting into something new, finding that old recording you’ve been searching for, having your local band’s newest offering stocked right next to major label stuff, it all happens at the local indie shop. Why would we want to do away with all that?”
Joe Satriani

“When you walk into a record store its an escape for some of us. It seems like whatever situation you’re going thru in your life there is a song or artist that can describe it perfectly, whether its a happy feeling, or something bad, there’s an artist and song that can describe it perfectly. If I’m struggling with something in my life, then the right song will help me thru it. The record store is like a giant medicine cabinet. Its an environment of people of all walks of life that are professionals in what they do. The opinion of those people working at record stores are so important to me as a customer. They’ll tell me what’s good and let me know the truth on what’s only hype. They’ll tell me “when you buy this listen to track #6” and might even say, “there’s only 2 really good songs on there, the rest is just B.S.” They know the history about the artists and music. When I buy music I want quality music. At the record store they can let me know what’s good, not just what the top seller is.”
Paul Wall

“That little bit of chaos concealed amongst the sterile corridors of the modern city. If it wasn’t for Liverpool’s independent record shops, Ladytron probably wouldn’t have ever come into existence.”
Reuben Wu of Ladytron

“To me indie record stores are a place to make new discoveries or to find music that you knew about but thought was lost. Most of these stores know their best customers by name and will happily make a recommendation of what’s new, cool and amazing. These are the places where surprising new bands are featured alongside the all time greats. Record stores are also great places to hang out and gossip about whatever’s going on, musically or otherwise. They are the safe haven for the music nerd who can’t get enough inside information about the bands and artists he loves. My own personal favorites are La la Land in The Hague and Sally’s in Westport, CT. I’m still mourning the loss of Secret Sounds in Fairfield, CT. but at least I’ve got the t-shirt.”
– Chris Frantz (Talking Heads/Tom Tom Club)

“They were a library and a breeding ground for me when I was growing up – that’s where I got all my influences and how I learned to play. I was reminded of that yesterday at Criminal Records when I stopped in to do a signing there.”
Booker T

I used to work at an indie record shop so I’ll always have a soft spot for the places where I still go to find the most vital music, whether new
or still hidden.
– Billy Corgan

“I got my start by going around to record stores like Moby Disc and Middle Earth and giving them The Bad Religion 7” to sell on consignment. I’d go back every couple of weeks to see if they needed any more and while I was at it I’d always check out the zines, flyers and new punk releases. These places were more than stores, they were gathering places and hubs of information. They were the heart of the LA Hardcore scene and it would never have existed without them.”
Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion)

“The ‘cool’ record store. It is where you can talk to people who are like you. They look like you, think like you and, most tellingly like the same music as you – the only comparable experience these days would probably be an art museum – an actual place where you can stand and simply be surrounded by your heroes.”
– Wayne Coyne (The Flaming Lips)

“God only knows what I would be doing now had it not been for the records that l have discovered and loved as a result of buying records and being turned on to new music from independent record stores. If we lose the independents then we lose a total culture of people who are aware that all the interesting bands and music start at this place and are fed by music lovers directly on a personal level rather than a sea of corporate mediocrity.”
Mark Gardener (Ride)

“The record store. Where true fandom begins. It’s the soul of discovery, and the place where you can always return for that mighty buzz. The posters. The imports. The magazines. The discerning clerks, paid in vinyl, professors of the groove. Long live that first step inside, when the music envelopes you and you can’t help it. You walk up to the counter and ask the question that begins the journey — “what is that you’re playing?” Long live the record store, and the guys and girls who turn the key, and unlock those dreams, every day.”
Cameron Crowe (one time Associate Editor of Rolling Stone, Screenwriter for films like “Fast Times At Ridgemont High,” and Director of films such as “Say Anything…,” “Jerry McGuire,” “Almost Famous,” “Vanilla Sky” and “Elizabeth Town.”)

“I love indie record stores! My first job was working at a record store. While touring, I still always hit my favorite record stores. What is not to love about record stores? To be surrounded by millions of records, some that you know and love and others that are hidden treasures waiting to be discovered. Record stores are also a great social outing. You can meet and talk to other people that share your love for the art of music. The excitement of strolling the aisles of a cool record store will always excite me. It’s best to do it without knowing what you are looking for. I can spend hours in my favorite record store. Record stores are my candy shops!!!!”
Mike Patton (Co-owner Ipecac Recordings/Peeping Tom/Tomahawk/ Fantömas/Faith No More, etc)

“It’s important to keep indie record stores alive because their unique environments introduce music lovers to things in a very personal way.”
– Norah Jones

“The best feeling on earth is to be surprised by something you never expected to find in a book store. The second best feeling on earth is to be surprised by something you never expected to find in a record store. If it something used, or rare or out-of-print all the better. And, honestly, what are the chances of something like that happening in a chain store. I can spend three hours going through the stacks at a place like Sound Garden. It is never time wasted.”

David Simon (Creator and Director for the HBO award winning series “The Wire”)

“it is hard to underestimate the role of independent retail in the music industry. as the world continues to try and cram every purchase they make onto their computer, turning music into binary digits and artwork into pixelated packshots, we can only sit and wait for them to wake up from their dream and realize that ultimately human interaction in shops, with informed good people, handling cherishable artefacts is good for the soul. in the meantime we need to support the people who keep this world alive for the moment we all realize we need it again.”
Ben Watt (Everything But The Girl)

“I was introduced to lots of great music through my local record store. It was a place where people knew music and they knew me, and could make great suggestions and discoveries. Whether it is in the physical world or on-line, the value of a great and knowledgeable record store has not gone away”
Peter Gabriel

“Folks who work here are professors. Don’t replace all the knowers with guessors keep’em open they’re the ears of the town”
Tom Waits

“I think it’s high time the mentors, big brothers, big sisters, parents, Guardians, and neighborhood ne’er do wells, start taking younger people That look up to them To a real record store and show them what an important part of life music really is. I trust no one who hasn’t time for music. What a shame to Leave a child, or worse, a generation orphaned from one of life’s great beauties. And to the record stores, artists, labels, dj’s, and journalists; we’re all in this together. Show respect for the tangible music that you’ve dedicated your careers and lives to, and help It from becoming nothing more than disposable digital data.”

Jack White

Markalan - Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Markalan moved to Pacific Beach in 1994. During his first four years in San Diego, he worked as a photographer for the United States Navy. Over the past decade, he's been behind the bar or turntables in many of San Diego's nightclubs, and venues. He's shared his musical selections with Southern & Baja California, and the Mayan Riviera. During these years, he could be found exchanging his time for vinyl at Groove Records and Siesta Records. 

He often worked for trade, to support his vinyl addiction. He currently owns over 8,000 records. "Listening to my father's albums is when it all began. Flipping through the stacks, cleaning off the LP, placing the needle on the record, reading the lyrics, studying the artwork, and enjoying the rich analog sound. Sure, there are occasional pops & you might have to clean the record. You actually have to flip the record at the end of the side. It's not a play list or program on shuffle. You are present, involved, and engaged in the listening process. 
Please Keep Vinyl Alive & Support Local Artists!" 

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