Record Store Day typically takes place on April 18 each year to celebrate independently owned record stores and physical media, but with the world the way it is right now, it's been moved until later in the year.
For the first time since its inception in 2008, Record Store Day will now be held across three separate 'RSD Drops' on August 29, September 26 and October 24.
Explaining how it works, the team behind it have dropped this statement:
They will not be a Record Store Day like we have known it. No live music, no beer, no queuing from 4am …. none of the hanging with like-minded music fans. Sorry. And yes we are devastated at this too. Heavy hearts amongst the team here.
These RSD Drop days, though, are designed to help you add to your collection in the safest way possible. They will be tailored to suit whatever conditions we need to follow at the time: online, email or phone orders, kerbside pick up, back door pick up, home delivery, in store… whatever the store can do that’s responsible and safe according to our governments.
Many of the rules of a normal Record Store Day will apply, though. For example: no records online in advance except to show what a store has in stock for purchase on the day. This means no pre-orders or ‘just save it for me, can you?’.
The list of August titles will be available in early June. Many stores will add their own special pizzazz as well.
You can head to the Australian Record Store Day site for a list of participating stores in each state you want to support.
Good news for vinyl collectors out there - you won't have to miss out on any exclusives after all!