It’s almost that time of year again. Spring has (almost) sprung and Record Store Day is just around the corner. Whether or not you are a fan of RSD, it’s still an exciting time and a perfect excuse to go support your local record stores and while there, pick up something new to play on your turntable for the hell of it.

The official date this year for Record Store Day is Saturday, April 16th. Metallica have been announced as the ambassadors for RSD 2016 (the past three were Dave Grohl, Jack White, and Chuck D). Creep Records, Long In The Tooth, Main Street Music, Sit & Spin, and so many other Philly record stores will be participating. To see if your local record store is participating, check out the RSD website here.

A full list for Record Store Day releases can also be found on the website, but here are a couple key releases that we have our eyes out for:

Best Coast, “Late 20s” b/w “Bigger Man” 7″

Big Star, Complete Columbia: Live At Missouri, 2 x LP

David Bowie: “The Man Who Sold The World”, “TVC15”, “I Dig Everything” 12″

Johnny Cash, All Board The Blue Train with Johnny, LP

Cheak Trick, Found New Parts, 10″

CHVCHES, Every Open Eye Remix EP

Miles Davis, Ghetto Walkin’, 12″

Death Cab For Cutie, “Tractor Rape Chain”/”Black Sun” 7″

Fleetwood Mac, (Alternative) Tusk, 2 x LP

Foals, “Rain”/”Daffodils”, 7″

Albert Hammond Jr., Yours To Keep, LP

Emmylou Harris, Wrecking Ball Dlx, 3 x LP

Madisen Ward and the Mamma Bear, Live At Grimeys, 12″ EP

Thelonious Monk, London Collection, Volume 3, LP

Mark Mothersbaugh, “Hello, My Good Friend”, 12″

Graham Nash, This Path Tonight, LP

Nothing, A.C.D., 12″

Outkast, “Elevators (Me & You)”, 10″

Son Volt, Live At The Bottom Line, 2 x LP

Sun Ra, Spaceways, LP

Talking Heads/Echosmith, “This Must Be The Place” 7″

Allen Toussaint, Live In Philadelphia 1975, LP