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Record Store Day 2020
Monday Jun. 1st, 2020
You all know how much we love Record Store Day, not the least because it allows us to see all of you at once, jammed into our store cheek to jowl like livestock on a factory farm! We love it because we love every diseased one of you germ-carriers.
Well, this year Record Store Day is going to look a little different, and its a matter of good news/bad news, where, luckily, its mostly good news.
The bad news is that the previously announced June postponement is now cancelled because, of course, the world continues to end in slow motion. The good news is that you can still purchase all of the Record Store Day exclusives that had been announced, you just have to wait for three DROP DATES (August 29, September 26 and October 24 of this year). All of the announced releases will be coming out on one of those days, so stay tuned for which releases come out when. In certain other cases, some previously RSD2020 exclusives are coming out on alternate release dates, which is good news for impatient music fans.
For instance, if you’re a big fan of Widespread Panic - and who isn’t? - then you have reason to rejoice. The box set vinyl release of their “Sunday Show - The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester NY 3/24/19” Vinyl 5LP Boxset, once slated to be a RSD-exclusive release, is OUT NOW and available for sale at Cactus Records. Consider that a small consolation for the end of the world.
One more RSD related piece of good news. If you love being one of the first 100 or so people to get one of the sweet RSD swag bags, you’ll still get your chance. The promotional kits will still be coming out on one or more of those Drop Days -- for instance, promotional material related to Brandi Carlile will be released on the same Drop Day that the RSD-exclusive Brandi Carlile release will come out. We’ll let you know as soon as we know more!
Finally, here’s a little bit more good news: Cactus Records is back to regular hours this week. That’s Thursday 10 AM - 7 PM, Friday 10 AM to 8 PM, Saturday 9 AM - 8 PM and Sunday 11 PM to 5 PM. We’re also trying to maintain as safe and responsible a shopping situation as we can, with free gloves, hand sanitizer and by adhering to social distancing. We do ask you to wear masks if you have them.
We’re delighted to be open and back in business, and to see all of you soon. But don’t forget, if you don’t want to come in, we respect that completely and are happy to offer curbside pick up, home delivery and reduced shipping rates. And again, don’t forget to check out our awesome online shop at https://shop.cactusrecords.net/ which allows you to shop our distributors entire existing and upcoming inventory from the comfort of your living room -- effectively making wherever you are at the moment your own personal Cactus Records.
CURRENT BEST SELLING ALBUMS
Lucinda Williams – Good Souls Better Angels
Widespread Panic – Sunday Capital Theater
Pearl Jam – Gigaton
Tame Impala – Slow Rush
Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
Sturgill Simpson – Metamoderrn Sounds in Country Music
Khruangbin – Con Todo El Mundo
Black Keys – Brothers
Talking Heads – Remain in Light
Ryan Bingham – Mescalito