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Nonesuch Artists Join in for Record Store Day with In-Store Events, New Vinyl Releases

Record Store Day 2010

Record Store Day, the annual celebration of indie record stores across the US and around the world, returns this Saturday, April 17. Nonesuch artists will be well represented this year, with in-store performances and/or new vinyl from Laurie Anderson, The Black Keys, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Emmylou Harris, and Wilco.

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Laurie Anderson, whose album Homeland, her first studio recording in nearly a decade, is due out June 22, will make a rare in-store appearance at London's Rough Trade East on Saturday. She will be there to introduce the new project and to sign copies of a limited-edition 12” single featuring the album track "Only an Expert." The single also includes the non-album track "Pictures and Things," featuring Antony Hegarty.

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The Black Keys', "Tighten Up," the lone Danger Mouse-produced track off the band's forthcoming Nonesuch album, Brothers, will be released in participating independent retailers on 12" vinyl Saturday. The song can be heard in the video starring Frank the Puppet Dinosaur on nonesuch.com/media. On the single's flip side will be "Howlin' for You." The album Brothers is available for pre-order on CD and vinyl in the Nonesuch Store and is due out May 18.

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The Carolina Chocolate Drops will be in Atlanta, where they're performing at the Variety Playhouse Saturday night. Before the show, the band will stop by Criminal Records in Five Points for a short set, starting at 6 PM. The album track "Hit 'Em Up Style" was recently named Song of the Day by NPR for proving "the enduring vitality of both string-band music and the fury of scorned lovers."

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Wilco's new Kicking Television LP box set, featuring the music from the band's 2005 live album on four discs of audiophile, 180-gram vinyl, is due out on Saturday. Also included are eight previously unreleased bonus tracks plus and a fold-out commemorative poster. You can pre-order a copy now in the Nonesuch Store.

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Emmylou Harris will be supporting her local record store, The Groove, in Nashville's Five Points, by performing live. For more information, visit thegroovenashville.wordpress.com.

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For more information on Record Store Day and the events taking place to celebrate, visit recordstoreday.com.

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