Record Store Day continues with RSD Drops
Organizers of the annual Record Store Day have named comedian Fred Armisen as 2021 Record Store Day Ambassador.
“One of the reasons he’s going to make a great Ambassador is that he’s shown up on more record store social media accounts than almost any other musician/comedian/actor/writer/bandleader, because he’s constantly hitting them up wherever he goes!” they share alongside a photo of Armisen at the original Amoeba Records Hollywood location on Sunset Blvd (The store is set to open at its new location on Hollywood Blvd on April 1st — a year after being closed due to the pandemic).
“I am honored and so excited to be the Record Store Ambassador for 2021,” Armisen shares. “I’ve always loved Record Store Day. I’ve driven around LA on some RSDs, trying to buy whatever exclusive releases were on display. Often it was something I’d never heard of, but the cover looked cool. The idea behind those exclusives actually worked on me: A way to discover music I wasn’t aware of.”
Previous RSD Ambassadors include Brandi Carlile (2020), Pearl Jam (2019), Run The Jewels (2018), St. Vincent (2017), Metallica (2016), Dave Grohl (2015), Chuck D (2014), Jack White (2013), Iggy Pop (2012), Ozzy Osbourne (2011), Joshua Homme (2010), and Eagles of Death Metal’s Jesse “Boots Electric” Hughes to start it in 2009.
For the second consecutive year, Record Store Day will release its extensive list of special titles through independent record stores via RSD Drops, taking place on June 12th and July 17th at participating stores worldwide. Record Store Day launched RSD Drops in 2020 to follow social distancing guidelines put forth during COVID-19. The RSD Drop dates continue to support indie record stores with sales, while hopefully saving the big parties, shows, in-stores, crowds and celebrations for Record Store Day 2022.
The List of titles for both RSD Drops is expected soon.