Record Store Day
2012 is upon us. The devoted started lining up at Amoeba Hollywood as early as 2:30 in the morning for a chance at picking up a number of exclusive releases, with doors opening at 10:30 a.m. The line outside stretched around the block all morning, with customers cooling themselves off with Amoeba fans and the Coffee Bean
providing free coffee and goodies for those in line.
Amoeba is silk screening the winning designs of its Record Store Day T-Shirt Contest
, and at 1 p.m. Broken Social Scene
's Brendan Canning
will begin DJing (see a full list of the day's events here
). Though some releases have already sold out, a number of high-profile releases were still up for grabs as of 11:15 a.m. (including the much-touted new release from The Flaming Lips
, The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends,
featuring Bon Iver
and a whole lot more folks in between). There's still time to come in and grab any number of Record Store Day releases. Come in, hang out, buy some records, get a gift bag, get an exclusive T-Shirt, and hang out and listen to DJs spin. (Click here
for a full list of releases; check out my picks here
.) And if you can't make it out, follow Amoeba
on Twitter for ticket giveaways, and check Amoeba.com tomorrow when leftover Record Store Releases will be put up for sale — can't guarantee you'll get what you want, since these things are going, going fast today.