Record Store Day Black Friday at Sorry State!

TL;DR version:

- We have Record Store Day Black Friday exclusives. The brick and mortar store opens at noon on Friday!
- (almost) everything in the store is 10% off all weekend!
- Record Store Day Black Friday exclusives hit the webstore at 8AM Saturday eastern US time.
- Webstore customers can stack coupon codes on top of the sale for even bigger savings!

Full version:

This year Black Friday falls on November 29, and as usual Sorry State will be shamelessly clamoring for your holiday dollars. We'll continue to update this page as our plans come together, but let's start with the list of Record Store Day Black Friday exclusive titles we'll be getting!

Note that we backed off a little on our order of Record Store Day exclusives this year. While we have the titles that fit our punk / hardcore niche (Avengers, Crime, Pylon, Gun Club, Devo, Venom, Paul Westerberg, etc.) and ones that we expect to be hot-ticket items (Pearl Jam, Phish, Lizzo, Jimi Hendrix, Cardi B, Jerry Garcia, U2) in larger quantities, we only have one or two copies of a lot of these titles.

Also, please note that normal Record Store Day rules apply. In other words, unfortunately we cannot hold any of these titles for you. Any remaining stock will go live on our webstore at 8AM on Saturday, November 30.

Acid Witch: Black Christmas Evil 7"
Alex Chilton: My Rival LP
Alice Cooper: Billion Dollar Babies LP
Alice Cooper: Dragontown LP
Arcade Fire: Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) 7"
Avengers: The American in Me 7"
Black Label Society: Nuns & Roaches LP
Blind Willie Johnson: Dark Was Night, Cold Was the Ground 10"
Cardi B: Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 1 LP
Cecil Taylor: Incident LP
Cheap Trick: Are You Ready? Live 12/31/1979 LP
Cheap Trick: Gimme Some Truth 7"
Chet Baker: Could Happen to You LP
Colonel Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade: Live Frogs Sets 1 & 2 LP
Crime: San Francisco's First and Only Rock and Roll Band 7"
Czarface: Odd Czar Against Us LP
Devo: Devo Live! LP
Dio: Rainbow in the Dark (Live) LP
Doors: Live at the Isle of Wight LP
Dr. John: Babylon LP
Fight: War of Words LP
Frank Zappa: Peaches en Regalia 10"
Fu Manchu: Live at Roadburn CD
Geddy Lee: My Favorite Headache LP
Gun Club: Sex Beat '81 LP
Herbie Hancock: Directstep LP
J Cole: 2014 Forest Hills Drive LP
James Brown: Live at Home: The After Show LP
JBs: More Mess on My Thing LP
Jenny Lewis: On the iPhone 7"
Jerry Garcia: Garcialive Volume One: March 1st, 1980 Capitol Theatre LP box set
Jimi Hendrix: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year LP
Katy Perry: Never Really Over / Small Talk LP
Kings of Leon: Day Old Belgian Blues LP
Lizzo: Coconut Oil LP
Lou Reed: Raven LP
Miles Davis: Early Minor: Rare Miles from the Complete in a Silent Way Sessions LP
Miles Davis: Miles in Tokyo LP
Nas: Stillmatic LP
Naughty by Nature: Poverty's Paradise (25th Anniversary Edition) LP
New Pornographers: Fade Baby Fade 7"
Overkill: Electric Age LP
Paul McCartney: Home Tonight / In a Hurry 7"
Paul Westerberg & Grandpaboy: Stereo / Mono LP
Pearl Jam: MTV Unplugged LP
Phish: Story of the Ghost LP
Pylon: Cool / Dub 7"
Robert Johnson: Sweet Home Chicago / Walkin Blues 10"
Royal Trux: Quantum LP
Runaways: Live in Japan LP
Squirrel Nut Zippers: Christmas Caravan LP
Sublime: Roots of Sublime LP
Sugar Ray: 14:59 LP
Tamba 4: California Soul LP
The Hold Steady: Four on Ten 10"
They Might Be Giants: Don't Let's Start LP
U2: Three LP
Velvert Turner Group: S/T LP
Venom: Manitou 7"
William Shatner / The Cramps: Garbageman 7"

There were a few titles that we ordered but have not shipped yet. If it turns out we'll get copies of these I'll update the list above:

Life of Agony: The Sound of Scars LP
The Weeknd: My Dear Melancholy LP
Fight: War of Words LP


  1. As usual, Sorry State will be having a big sale all weekend!

    Note that all of our sales exclude Record Store Day Black Friday exclusive releases.

    For our in-store customers, everything in the store that’s been here more than 2 months will be 10% off all weekend! If you’re wondering what’s on sale, just look at the number under the barcode on the item’s price sticker. If the first three numbers are NOT 191, the item will receive the 10% discount when we ring it up.

    For our webstore customers, you’ll also get 10% off anything that’s been in the shop for more than 2 months. You should see those price go live on the webstore starting at 12:01am eastern US time Wednesday night / Thursday morning.

    We’re also giving our webstore customers an opportunity for even bigger savings on large orders.

    If you spend at least $150 and check out using the discount code BLACKFRIDAY2019, you’ll receive an additional 10% off everything in your order (excluding Record Store Day Black Friday exclusives). Yes, that includes new arrivals and, yes, that’s in addition to the existing 10% discount on old stock!

    If you want to go even bigger, you can spend at least $250 and check out using the discount code MONSTROUSXMASSTOCKPILE and you’ll receive an additional 20% off everything in your order. Yes, that includes new arrivals and, yes, that’s in addition to the existing 10% discount on old stock!

    These discount codes can only be used between noon eastern US time on November 28 and 11:59pm eastern US time on December 2. You’ll also see the prices on older stock return to normal after 11:59pm on December 2.

    Happy shopping everyone!