Record Store Day 2017 at Sorry State Records!

The big day is nearly upon us! We'll continue to update this page with new info as our plans for the big deal solidify, but here's what we have on tap so far:

Storewide Sale

We don't see any reason why our online customers should miss out on all of the fun, so just about everything in the store is on sale now through Sunday, April 23! New releases are 10% off (with the exception of Record Store Day exclusive releases and some recent arrivals), and all used items are 15% off! As I said, the sale applies both in the store and online, and you should already see the sale prices reflected on the webstore. 

Free Beer!

Ponysaurus Brewing Co. of Durham, North Carolina will be providing free cold beer for our customers of legal age! Even better, one of the beers we give out will be a "golden ticket" that includes entry to their upcoming event Don't Be Meant to People: A Concert for the ACLU of North Carolina featuring Hiss Golden Messenger, Megafaun + Special Guests, Shirlette Ammons, Loamlands, and DJ Bug Spray (aka Mac McCaughan from Superchunk).

Free Food

Record Store Day (which is actually headquartered in Raleigh... the more you know!) will be providing some Krispy Kreme donuts! I'm sure we'll have coffee on hand as well, though I think it's supposed to be like 85 degrees in Saturday, so we'll see how many people are looking for hot coffee. 

Exclusive Releases

Of course this is what Record Store Day is all about... the limited, exclusive vinyl that you can only get from brick and mortar record stores like Sorry State! Below is a list of all of the exclusive releases that we ordered for Record Store Day. We cannot guarantee we will have all of these releases on Record Store Day. Lots can happen in the lead-up to RSD. Sometimes releases get canceled or delayed. Other times there aren't enough copies of a given release to go around, and even though we ordered copies we get fewer than we ordered or perhaps even none at all. And sometimes there are releases that we don't even hear about until the window to order them has closed (like the A New Hope soundtrack LP... how did that one slip past me? Sorry, Star Wars fans!). As per Record Store Day's rules, we cannot hold items for anyone or sell any of these before Record Store Day. If you want something on this list your best bet is to be at the store when we open at noon on April 22. Actually, it'll probably be a good idea to get there well before that, because by the time we open the door the line usually stretches to the end of the block. 

In accordance with Record Store Day's rules, any remaining stock will be posted to our web site after we close the evening of April 22 (about 8PM Eastern US time). Releases will be available in the online store for the same price they were available for in the physical store, and you can expect the same prompt and careful mail order service you've come to expect from Sorry State. Once the RSD exclusives go online you'll be able to see them all here

Against Me: Stabitha Christie 7"
Air: Le Soileil Est Pres de Moi 12"
AJJ: Decade of Regression 12"
Alice in Chains: What the Hell Have I 7"
Andre 3000: All Together Now 7"
Animal Collective: Meeting of the Waters 12"
Animals: Five Animals Don't Stop No Show 7"
Anni-Frid Lyngstad (Frida): Frida 12"
Art Pepper: The Art Pepper Quartet 12"
Balance and Composure: Slow Heart 7"
Balkans-Pedtro 4-Way (featuring Mike Watt): S/T 7"
Beatles: Strawberry Fields Forever b/w Penny Lane 7"
Big Star: Complete Third 12"
Biters: Stone Cold Love 7"
Black Angels: Death Song 12"
Blitzen Trapper: Unreleased Recordings Vol 1 12"
Blondie: Long Time 7"
Bonnie Prince Billy & Nathan...: Untitled (Beargrass Song) 7"
Bruce Spingsteen: Hammersmith Odeon, London '75 12"
Cars: Live at the Agora, 1978 12"
Cheap Trick: The Epic Archive Vol 1 12"
Cinematic Orchestra: Ma Fleur 12"
Cleaners from Venus: Best of 12"
Coheed and Cambria: Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV 12"
Count Five: Psychotic Reaction 12"
Cure: Greatest Hits 12"
Cure: Greatest Hits Acoustic 12"
Curtis Knight Featuring Jimi Hendrix: Live at George's Club 12"
Damnation AD: Pornography 12"
Danny Brown: Ain't It Funny 10"
Darkest Hour: S/T 7"
Darkthrone: Arctic Thunder 12" (picture disc)
Dave Matthews Band: Live at Red Rocks 12"
David Bowie: BOWPROMO 12"
David Bowie: Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles 75) 12"
Dee-Lite: Groove Is In the Heart 12"
Def Leppard: Def Leppard EP 7"
Dennis Wilson: Bambu 12"
Dexter Gordon: Walk the Blues 12"
Dillinger Escape Plan: Instrumentalist 7"
Distillers: Coral Fang 12"
Dolly Parton: Puppy Love 7"
Doors: Live at the Matrix '67 12"
Easybeats: Vigil 12"
Emmylou Harris: Queen of the Silver Dollar 12" box set
Enslaved: Roadburn Live 12"
Eric Church: Caught in the Act Live 12"
Evan Dando: Baby I'm Bored 12"
Fall, the: Live in Clitheroe 12"
Filthy Friends: Any Kind of Crowd 7"
Flamin' Groovies & Dylan Gardner: Shake Some Action 7"
Flaming Lips: Onboard the International Space Station Concert for Peace 12"
Flat Duo Jets: Wild Wild Love 12"
Fleetwood Mac: Alternate Mirage 12"
Flower Travellin' Band: Anywhere 12"
Follakzoid featuring J Spaceman: London Sessions 12"
Frank Zappa: Rollo / Portland Improvisation 7"
Fuzztones: In Heat 12"
Gil Melle: The Andromeda Strain (Original Electronic Soundtrack) 12"
Goat: Goatfuzz 7"
Goo Goo Dolls: Pick Pocket, Pretty Thieves and Tiny Victories 12" box set
Grateful Dead: PNE Garden Auditorium, Vancouver 12"
Greg Graffin: Cold as the Clay 12"
Halestorm: ReAnimate 3.0: The Covers EP 12"
Harry Nilsson: Nilson Schmilsson 12"
Hawkwind: Best of the United Artists Years 12"
Head and the Heart: Stinson Beach Sessions 12"
Iggy Pop & James Williamson: Kill City 12"
Integrity: Humanity Is the Devil (remix) 12"
Iron and Wine: Archives Series Volume No. 3 12"
Iron and Wine: Archives Series Volume No. 3 12"
Jane's Addiction: Been Caught Stealing 12"
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit: Live from Welcome to 1979 12"
Jeff Caudill: Reset the Sun 12"
Jerry Cole: Astro-Sounds from Beyond the... 12"
John Scoggins: Pressed for Time 12"
Johnny Cash: The Johnny Cash Children's Album 12"
Julien Cope: Drunken Songs 12"
Katatonia: Proscenium 12"
Ken Kesey: The Acid Test 12"
Kinks: All Day and All of the Night 7"
Kinks: Got Love if You Want It 7"
Kylesa: Live at Maida Vale Studio 12"
Lou Reed: Perfect Night: Live in London 12"
Lumineers: Song Seeds 12"
Luna: Penthouse Deluxe Edition 12"
Mad Professor Meets Jah9: In the Midst of the Storm 12"
Madonna: Dance Mix 12"
Madrigal: S/T 12"
Marcy Playground: S/T 12"
Mark Mulcahy: The Possum in the Driveway 12"
Meters: A Message from the Meters 12"
Miley Cyrus: Bangerz 12"
Moondog: S/T 12"
Motorhead: Clean Your Clock 12"
Music Machine: Turn On 12"
Neil Young: Decade 12"
Nikki Sudden & Dave Kusworth: Shame for the Angels 7"
Notorious: B.I.G.: Born Again 12"
NRBQ: High Noon: Highlights & Rarities from 50 Years 12"
Offspring: S/T 12"
Patti Smith: Hey Joe b/w Piss Factory 7"
Paul McCartney: Cassette demos cassette
Pearl Jam: State of Love and Trust 7"
Peter Tosh: Legalize It! 12"
Pink Floyd: Interstellar Overdrive 12"
Pink Floyd: London 1966/67 12"
Pretty Things: The French EPs 12"
Priests: Early Recordings 12"
Primal Scream: Mixamatosis 12"
Prince: Batdance 12"
Prince: I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man 12"
Prince: I Wish U Heaven 12"
Prince: Little Red Corvette 7"
Prince: Partyman 12"
Prince: Pop Life 12"
Prince: Sign O the Times 12"
Procol Harum: Shine on Brightly 12"
Ra Ra Riot: S/T 12"
Raincoats: Fairytale in the Supermarket 12"
Ramones: '76-'79 7" box set
Randy Newman: Lonely at the Top 5x12" box set
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Go Robot 12"
RL Burnside: Long Distance Call, Europe 12"
Robert Johnson: The Centennial Collection 12"
Rockabye Baby! Lullabye Renditions of the Doors 12"
Run the Jewels: RTJ RSD Tote Bag blue
Runaways: The Gold Star / Cherokee Sessions 12"
Sara and Tegan: Under Feet Like Ours 12"
Sex Pistols: Anarchy in the UK 7" box set
Sloths: Makin Love 7"
Smiths: The Boy with the Thorn in His Side 7"
Snapcase: Lookinglasself 12"
Soul Jazz Presents: Nigeria Soul Power 70
Soul Jazz Presents: Soul 70 5x7" box set
Soul Jazz Presents: Studio One Hi-Fi 5x7" box set
Spoon: Hot Thoughts 12"
Stevie Nicks: Rarities 12"
Stooges: Heavy Liquid: The Album 12"
Sublime with Rome: Unreleased Demos 2017
Sublime: Badfish 12"
Sun Ra: Discipline 12"
Sun Ra: Janus 12"
Sundays: Blind 12"
Sunny Day Real Estate: The Rising Tide 12"
Superchunk: Cup of Sand 12"
Sword: Low Country 12"
T Rex: Rock N Roll 7"
Talking Heads and Wildling: This Must Be the Place 7"
Tegan and Sara and the Regrettes: Back in Your Head 7"
Television Personalities: And Don't the Kids Just Love It 12"
Television Personalities: Mummy You're Not Watching Me 12"
Television Personalities: The Painted Word 12"
Television Personalities: They Could Have Been Bigger than the Beatles 12"
Temples / Kadhja Bonet: Fortune / I Wanna Be a Free 7"
Thelonious Monk: Les Liasons Dangereuses 12"
Thrice: Sea Change 7"
Time, the: What Time Is It? 12"
Today Is the Day: How to Win Friends and Influence People 12"
Tolga Kashif: Kashif: The Queen of Symphony 12"
Townes Van Zandt: Live at Austin City Limits 12"
U2: Red Hill Mining Town 12"
Uriah Heep: Live 12"
Vangelis: Blade Runner OST 12"
Various; Guitars of the Golden Triangle: Folk and Pop Music from Myanmar Vol 2 12"
Various: Come to the Sunshine: Soft Pop Nuggets from the WEA Vaults 12"
Various: Girls in the Garage: Oriental Special Vol 9 12"
Various: Just Say 50: Sire Records 50th Anniversary Box 12"
Various: Lost in Space: Title Themes 12"
Various: Really Rock 'em Right: Sun Records Curated by Record Store Day 12"
Various: Rough Guide to Bollywood: The Psychedelic Years 12"
Various: Rough Guide to Delta Blues 12"
Various: Space Jam OST 12"
Various: Stories for Ways & Means 12"
Various: We're Gonna Have a Party! 12"
Venom: At War with Satan 12"
Vic Chesnutt: West of Rome 12"
War on Drugs: Thinking of a Place 12"
Warbringer: Woe to the Vanquished 12"
White Zombie: Gods on Voodoo Moon 7"
Wipers: Better Off Dead 7"
Wombats: Proudly Present This Modern Glitch 12"
Yes: 90125 12"
Zombies: I Want You Back Again 7"
Zombies: Rose for Emily 7"