Record Store Day 2014's Best Releases, According to Sweat Records
Since 2007, every third Saturday in April has been set aside for the observance of Record Store Day, when vinyl lovers and music fans show love and appreciation to the their local shops.
In Miami, though brick-and-mortar music retailers like Spec's, Virgin Megastore, and F.Y.E. are certainly a thing of the past, the independent record store continues to thrive. So once again, our city's three main indie shops -- Sweat Records, Uncle Sam's, and Yesterday and Today Records -- will be participating by selling a fine selection of special, limited-edition releases.
As a shopping primer, we consulted Sweat Records and its staff for some prime RSD 2014 picks.
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Holly Hunt - Prometheus EP 12" vinyl
You've got to show some local love on RSD. And what better local band to support than noisy outfit Holly Hunt? This co-release by Other Electricities and Sonic Titan is limited to 250 copies with cover art by drummer and artist Beatriz Monteavaro. We haven't heard any on the three tracks featured on the EP, but according to Other Electricities, "Prometheus stands as a churning, threatening hint of things to come." That sounds like a warning.