TVD’s 10 Weeks of Record Store Day Vinyl Giveaways: The Joy Formidable The Big Roar

In a bit of karmic congruity, Record Store Day reaches a 5 year milestone this year as does TVD—this lil site you’re presently perusing.  Without the raw data in front of me to confirm any suspicions, I have to think both endeavors are somewhat responsible for the renewed interest in vinyl and the uptick in interest as to all things record store.

To celebrate these stars aligning, we’re going full out over the next 10 weeks with the vinyl giveaways (as we’ve done every year to be fair) in anticipation of Record Store Day 2012 which arrives on April 21st this year.

To kick off our vinyl giveaways, we’ve got one of our absolute favorites from last year, The Joy Formidable’s The Big Roar, of which NME swooned, “Led by rock’s new heroine Ritzy Bryan, and swathed in swirling guitarscapes and momentous walls of sound, The Big Roar is the kind of epic-yet-intimate debut that does exactly what its title makes out in the most tactful of styles; an LP that ultimately delivers on every count on the four years of promise leading up to it – primarily in its gutsy, chest-swelling brilliance and partly because, well, you’ll probably be sufficiently acquainted with a fair few of the tracks already…”

Want to win The Big Roar to put in your big collection? For this very first Record Store Day Vinyl Giveaway we’re going to go easy on you.

In the comments to this post, simply tell us your favorite record store—and why. (Simple right?) The most swoon-worthy of the bunch will find TJF’s debut LP in his or her mailbox in no time.

We’ll choose one winner with a North American mailing address a week from today, 2/22.

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  • Matt

    I will go with Vintage Vinyl in St. Louis. I was in the Delmar area to go to Blueberry Hill, where Chuck Berry played back in the day and so forth, when I passed the record store on the street. Thinking musically already (I was going to a Meat Puppets show) I had a blast going through the old vinyl, as well as the new reissues. I had so much fun that it inspired me to break down and get a record player.

  • MikeMartino

    Long in the Tooth in Philadelphia. Always a treasure to be found in the crates and stacks of records. Everything is in good quality for the used items. Great selection of new vinyl as well.

  • roscoeiii

    RIP School Kids Records in Chapel Hill. Everything you want in a small town record store. Centrally located on Franklin St, they were stocked top to bottom with great music. This was a well-curated store. With the quality of the music mattering most. Big label, small label you name it. In addition to something that may have been raved about in a Rolling Stone, Spin or later Pitchfork, they always had great first albums by local acts and other great unheard of groups they encountered who knows where. And the staff was excellent at making recommendations. They would really work with you to find something you’d like. They were also a great resource for recs about upcoming shows at some of the smaller venues around town. I’d know most of the acts coming through the Cat’s Cradle, but they would tip me off on the hotness at the smaller spots. Can’t recall a time I felt like I’d been steered wrong by that store.

  • dunnand

    Neat Neat Neat Records. Its simple the man in charge is a music lover and loves people that shops. If you go in there he will remember you and take care of your needs.

  • AFann0

    Angry mom records! Ithaca NY you can find almost every record new and old. And if not they will find it for you. I have started a small but impressive record collection here.

  • James

    Grimey’s in Nashville. In the year in a half that I have been collecting music in the form of vinyls I have been to record stores from St Louis to Asheville to Northern Virginia but Grimey’s is by far the best. Their selection is incredible and I can always find something I can’t leave without. I plan on spending record store day there this year and it’s not like its right down the road, it is a 6 hour drive for me. But there is no other place I want to spend my record store day.

  • Brandon

    Park Ave CD’s in Orlando FL. Want to talk about the center of culture in a city? Look no further. Plus, among other memories, my wife and I took our daughter to see her first ever show when they did an instore performance with Fitz And The Tantrums last year. A wonderful memory!

  • Adam

    Ignition records, Goshen IN. ( not in the database yet, opened the first of this month ). Great owner, good and growing selection, listening area ( some with Grado headphones for listening enjoyment ), and it’s what this small town really needed. They also have a guy who will fix and service your vintage gear. Really all it needs to be perfect is to sell beer and then I would never leave. On my way there tonight actually!!!!!!!

  • SUPPORTING YOUR LOCAL INDIE SHOPS SINCE 2007


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