Written by Steven LaClair, edited by Chloe Paglia
Record Store Day is approaching once again. Each year it’s grown to be more interesting, with the rise in vinyl sales and the overall community growing larger. Bigger bands are putting out records for the annual holiday, and they always do so in very small quantities. It can cause a collector a lot of stress and anxiety, hoping they’ll be lucky enough to snag a copy of that gem they’ve been thinking about for months. I’m here to quell some of your nerves and offer the best advice I can about Record Store Day, after braving crowds in several stores over the last few years.