Wax Trax Record Store Day 2021

Hey Wax Trax fam, 

We don’t want to bore you with a lot of RSD jibber jabber, but we’re excited to see you and the bands Juliet Mission and Sunnnner (Sat. June 12), and duos and solos from the bands Dressy Bessy, Bevin Luna, and TuLips along with Elizabeth Rose (Sat. July 17). We’ve also got a ton of rare vinyl* to sell ya.

We're especially excited to see you if you're new to the whole Record Store Day thing. We'll have Dave (aka D.A.) and Pete roaming the racks to answer your questions on the day of the event. 

So here’s what you need to know: 

  • We will open at 8am (this wasn’t our idea btw!) 
  • It’s first come, first served but please do your best to maintain social-distancing and have masks on before you enter the store. We will have a much higher capacity limit than normal as we’ll have extra ventilation going on and more room for people to spread out in. 
  • We ordered just about everything (except some of the regional items and some of 7" 45s), and we are receiving huge numbers of the big items (yes including that Dead box set, Flaming Lips, Amy Winehouse, Freddie Gibbs, and you name it). We also have a lot of other stuff coming back in, in massive quantities. Stuff we have seen in a while, such as Anderson Paak Ventura, Outkast Atliens, SZA's CTRL, and more. 
  • We ask that all of you please try to keep your time shopping to 15-20 minutes (you can always come back later in the day when things slow down). Respect the folks waiting to get in!
  • All normal RSD rules still apply, no holds, please don’t call us to check stock, we’ll be busy selling the thing you’re calling about, so come on down and snag it!
  • RSD items that don't sell in the shop are and/or will be online here. That could be the same day or the next day (Sunday). 
  • To see what’s available, seek out the RSD list here
  • The only things we didn’t order are regional things like comps of local North Carolina bands, and some of the less exciting 7” 45s.

All of this means that you’re going to have a pretty damn good chance of finding what you’re after here at Wax Trax, even if you’re not the first in line.  

LIVE MUSIC: At around 1pm, we’re excited to welcome local bands to our spacious piece of sidewalk real estate! 

Thanks and see you soon! 

---The staff at Wax Trax

* Please note that we did not say "miles of vinyl" but a "ton of vinyl" which yes, we do have. Though rare can be pretty subjective. 

P.S. There have been a few changes to RSD Drop #2. The following titles have been removed, most of them (we're guessing) will likely end up in the RSD Black Friday event in November (the "later date" referred to below). 

 

Removed All Them Witches - Live On The Internet (Will be released at a later date)
Removed Bjork - BJORK X THE HAMRAHLÍÐ CHOIR (Will be released at a later date)
Removed Charlie Parker - Bird In LA (2xCD) (Will be released at a later date)
Removed Charlie Parker - Bird In LA (4xLP) (Will be released at a later date)
Removed Cro-Mags - The Age of Quarrel
Removed Dire Straits - Encores (Will be released at a later date)
Removed Jamiroquai - Everybody's Going To The Moon
Removed Jerry Garcia Band - Jerry Garcia Band (30th Anniversary)
Removed Joe Perry - Sweetzerland Manifesto 2.0
Removed John Carpenter - Ghosts of Mars (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Will be released at a later date)
Removed Judas Priest - Best Of (Will be released at a later date)
Removed King's X - Please Come Home... Mr. Bulbous (Will be released at a later date)
Removed Mastodon - Fallen Torches (Will be released at a later date)
Removed Michael Kamen - The Iron Giant (Will be released at a later date)
Removed Mr. Big - Lean Into It (Will be released at a later date)
Removed Paul Ortíz y la Orquesta Son - Los Que Son (Will be released at a later date)
Removed Styles P - Float (Will be released at a later date)
Removed Tav Falco - Club Car Zodiac (Will be released at a later date)
Removed Tesla - Mechanical Resonance (Will be released at a later date)
Removed The Heartbreakers - L.A.M.F. - the found '77 masters (Will be released at a later date)
Removed Various Artists - The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Will be released at a later date)
Removed Various Artists - You Can't Sit Down: Cameo Parkway Dance Crazes 1958-1964 (U.K. Collection)
Removed Various Artists - You Got The Power: Cameo Parkway Northern Soul 1964-1967 (U.K. Collection)
Removed Vince Guaraldi Trio - Baseball Theme (Will be released at a later date)
Removed Wailing Souls - Wailing (Will be released at a later date)