Record Store Day is happening on April 21, 2018! The day is known as a special celebration for all of the the independent record store owners and employees to help spread the word about the unique culture surrounding their stores and communities. Special vinyl and album releases are made exclusively for Record Store Day and sold at in-store events. Festivities include performances, meet & greets with artists, parades, DJ’s spinning vinyl and much more. Below is a list of the Ernie Ball family of artists participating in Record Store Day this year. Find your participating local record store venue here.
Legendary Ernie Ball artists Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin will be releasing a highly anticipated Record Store Day title featuring two previously unreleased tracks, both produced by Jimmy Page. This single includes a Sunset Sound Mix of Led Zeppelin IV’s “Rock and Roll” and “Friends”.
Courtney Barnett will be releasing A Sea of Split Peas – a collection of her two EPs “I’ve Got A Friend Called Emily Ferris” and “How To Carve A Carrot Into A Rose.” The 2014 Double EP features popular songs like”Avant Gardener” and “History Eraser” plus 10 more original tracks that define her signature writing style and sound.
Ernie Ball released a String Theory with Courtney Barnett to discuss her music inspirations and why she’s always played with Ernie Ball strings. Watch the film below.
It’s only natural that Ernie Ball artist Mac DeMarco will be participating in Record Store Day with never-before-released demos, instrumentals and an unreleased B-side.
Check out Mac DeMarco’s Ernie Ball String Theory episode below to hear all about what inspires him as an artist and his journey to creating his unique playing style and tone.
Punk legends the Descendents, known for classic albums like Milo Goes To College and Everything Sucks, are releasing the vinyl version of their new single “Who We Are” as a three song 7″ with two previously unreleased tracks.
Stephen Egerton of the Descendents talks about his Ernie Ball Paradigm guitar strings, and why it’s so important for him to have strings that can hold up to his intense playing. Watch the film below.