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Wilco give a nice thumbs up to Record Store Day

Wilco are once again voicing their support for indie retailers with the announcement that the new Wilco live DVD Ashes of American Flags will be released on Saturday, April 18th to celebrate Record Store Day. The release will be available exclusively at indie retail record store locations only. A traditional retail release to all other retailers will follow two weeks later.

Check out the trailer here.

Jeff Tweedy comments on the move via

"My introduction to a lot of great music and to the 'music business' came from hanging around and eventually working at independent record stores in Belleville, Ill., and St. Louis many years back," Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy tells "It's the life I know. Nothing beats browsing in your favorite store, listening to music, finding something new or old that you've been searching for, being ignored by the store clerks, all that. And without these stores, there's just no way Wilco would still be around. They've been with us from the very beginning, through thick and thin. Even if I wasn't in a band, I'd still support Record Store Day. It's a great thing and I'm glad we could do something special with them for our DVD."

Billboard also shares some more cool musical exclusives that are in the works for Record Store Day:

Matador is releasing a 7-inch with Sonic Youth covering Beck's "Pay No Mind" on the A-side and Beck doing Sonic Youth's "Green Light" on the B-side; a previously unreleased LP of a 1997 Pavement gig from Cologne, Germany; and another 7-inch with Jay Reatard's "Hang Them All" on one side and Sonic Youth's "No Garage" on the other. Two thousand five hundred copies of each record will be available at participating Record Store Day outlets.

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  • Thomas

    Nice, it’s drumming up to be a really great day. Too bad none of the Berlin stores have joined. Need to see if we can do something there.