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A Record Store Day Experiment: One Man’s Quest to Visit Every Massachusetts Record Store in One Day
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I like music. Who doesn’t? I grew up with a guy whose entire musical interest was limited to the soundtrack for the movie Smokey & The Bandit and the cassingle of Inner Circle’s surprise 1993 smash hit “Bad Boys.” Even, so, Tony truly loved those few songs, although, for reasons I was never able to precisely determine. Because one’s enjoyment of music is so aggressively subjective, I sometimes try and think of questions that will help me understand what that inner experience for them is actually like. The most effective question I’ve come up with lately is this:  More

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How to Survive Record Store Day Without Looking Like a Poser
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Record Store Day is upon us this Saturday, April 18. A yearly event, it hearkens to music fans like a moth to the flame, and to record dealers it’s a chance to get some limited edition merch. For others, it’s baffling.

This one’s for those tagalongs, the ones who haven’t been sweating over the exclusives since their announcement, who are along for the ride. We’ve gathered wisdom from record store owners across the state with tips on how to make the most of your inaugural RSD experience. More

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Pixies announce first new album in 20 years ‘Indie Cindy,’ new video for ‘Snakes’
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A Pixies album without Kim Deal? Whether we like it or not, it appears to be a deal. It seems that even after losing two bass-playing Kims (now recruiting Paz Lenchantin) in one year and self-releasing three short EP’s that, in comparison to rest of the band’s catalog, sounded like a band diminished, local legends Pixies will release a special edition of its forthcoming fifth studio album, “Indie Cindy” for Record Store Day 2014. More