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Sonic Youth, Jay Reatard and Beck For Record Store Day 2009
The Quietus , February 16th, 2009 15:12

Plus weekly Coalition of Record Shops chart

Sonic Youth, Jay Reatard and Beck are recording exclusive tracks which will be available only at this year's Record Store Day on April 18th. More big name exclusives are yet to be announced.

Record Store Day is an international venture which aims to celebrate the independent record store. Hundreds of shops will link and "act as one with the purpose of celebrating the culture and unique place that they occupy both in their local communities and nationally."

To check out where your nearest participating store (or shop, as Luke and I like to call them) visit The Record Store Day website.

Those first exclusive Record Store day 7" are:

'Pay No Mind' 7"
A1: Sonic Youth: 'Pay No Mind' (Beck cover)
B1: Beck: ;Green Light' (Sonic Youth cover)

'Hang Them All' 7"
A1: Jay Reatard: 'Hang Them All'
B1: Sonic Youth: 'No Garage'

Talking of those of us who still like to buy records and CDs; here is this week's Coalition Chart.

NEW 1: Emmy The Great - First Love (Close Harbour)
NEW 2: Lily Allen - It's Not Me It's You (Regal)
3: Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes (Bella Union)
4: Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion (Domino)
5: Bon Iver - For Emma Forever Ago (4AD)
6: Franz Ferdinand - Tonight . . . (Domino)
NEW 7: Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Pains Of Being Pure At Heart (Fortuna Pop)
8: Bruce Springsteen - Working On A Dream (Columbia)
9: Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night (Hand Me Down)
NEW 10: The Airborne Toxic Event - _The Airborne Toxic Event (Majordomo)
11: Antony & The Johnsons - The Crying Light (Rough Trade)
NEW 12: Van Morrison - Astral Weeks - Live At The Hollywood (EMI)
13: Andrew Bird - Noble Beast (Bella Union)
14: Woodpigeon - Treasury Library Canada (End Of The Road)
NEW 15: Steve Cradock - The Kundalini Target (Moseley Shoals)
16: The View - Which Bitch (1965)
17: Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid (Fiction)
18: White Lies - To Lose My Life (Fiction)
19: Harmonic 313 - When Machines Exceed Human Intelligence (WARP)
20: MGMT - Oracular Spectacular (Columbia)

Find out more about Coalition and their aims and a full list of participating record shops at their website here.