Your favorite holiday is back!

Celebrate Record Store Day on Saturday April 16th at a Slackers near you. This year is packed with exclusive goodness!  Record Store Day releases will be available for sale starting April 16th at 10am – in stores only. These items will not be available for online sales.

Before we get into the LARGE list of this years exclusives let us tell you about the specials we will be running all day long at all Slackers locations!

Buy 2 Get 1 Free on used CD’s * (free item is the lesser of the three)
Buy 1 Get 1 Free on used Vinyl * (free item is the lesser of the two)
Trade in your used Vinyl and receive 20% more in trade **

*Cannot be combined with any other offer.  Subject to manager approval.  See associate for details.  No dealers.

**Offer replaces standard 10% more in trade offer for Power Card Members.  Trades must be in full working condition to receive full value. Subject to manager approval.  Some exclusions apply.  See associate for details.  No dealers.

Giveaways / Free food / Live music / Enter to win Skullcandy headphones

Thanks to these sponsors for providing food:

A special thanks goes out to Skullcandy and the Blue Note for providing prizes.

Enter to win a pair of Skullcandy Hesh headphones (1 giveaway per location)

Enter to win starting at 10am.  The drawing will be held at 8pm.  You will be contacted by phone if you are a winner.

Our Columbia, MO store will have a drawing for a pair of tickets to the Blue Note

every hour starting at 10:30 am and ending at 8:30 pm.

Shows include:

  • The New Pornographers / The Walkmen
  • Yeasayer
  • Shaman’s Harvest
  • Yo la Tengo
  • Bright Eyes
  • The Thermals
  • Randy Rogers
  • Theory Of A Deadman

Winners will be able to choose the show they would like to attend.  First come first served.  If you are not in the store at the time of the drawing or reachable by phone you may not get the show you want.  So hang out and watch some live music and check out the exclusive releases!


Live music: check back for updates on in-stores.

St. Charles, MO

  • 3pm – Sicklove
  • 4pm – MUDSHOV3L
  • 5pm – Two Iron Fists
  • 6pm – ShowMore
  • 7pm – Fivefold
  • 8pm – Naked House

Columbia, MO (Lunch provided by Italian Village)

  • 3pm – John Henry & The Engine
  • 4pm – Tommy & The High Pilots
  • 6pm – Snake Party

Glen Carbon, IL (Lunch provided by Jimmy Johns)

  • 3pm – The Vanilla Beans
  • 4pm – I Like Snaps
  • 5pm – You’re Not Kablamo
  • 6pm – Elbow Through Hammer
  • 7pm – Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship

Alton, IL (Lunch provided by Jimmy Johns)

  • 2pm – Same Old Explosion
  • 3pm – 33 On The Needle

Come celebrate independently owned record stores with us!


Now on to the exclusive releases:

Please keep in mind that these releases are very limited and we cannot guarantee that all of these items will be in-stock at all of our locations.  This is a list of the titles that we have ordered and we HOPE to have them available to you on April 16th.  We will continue to update this list with any additions as well as artwork as it comes in.  Please note:  we are not able to hold any of these items, all releases are first come first served.



Architecture In Helsinki – Places Like This – vinyl

Beady Eye – Exclusive – 7″

Boris – Attention Please – LP

Decemberists – Live At Bull Moose

Deerhunter – Memory Boy – 7″

Franz Ferdinand – sefl titled – 12″

Hank III – Damn Right – LP

Hank II – Lovesick – LP

Hank III – rebel within – LP

Hank III – Risin’ Outlaw – LP

Hank III – Straight To Hell – LP

Jimmy Eat World – Bleed American – Deluxe 3LP

Joan Of Arc – Presents: Don’t Mind Control – Double Vinyl

The Kills – Satellite – 10″

Mars Volta – Octahedron Puzzle

Mates Of State – Team Boo – 180 gram Vinyl

Midlake – Am I Going Insane – 12″

Nada Surf – The Moon Is Calling – 7″

Pearl Jam – Vs. reissue – LP

Pearl Jam – Vitalogy reissue – LP

Pearl Jam / The Frogs – 7″

Rodriquez Lopez, Omar – Telesterion – CD

Rodriquez Lopez, Omar – Telesterion – LP

Spektor, Regina – Four From Far – blue vinyl

Tosh, Peter – Legalize It / Equal Rights – 7″





We look forward to seeing you at Slackers on Saturday, April 16th to celebrate National Record Store Day!