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Our Daft Punk Tribute on the Billboard Charts!

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VSQ performs Daft Punk's Random Access Memories

VSQ Performs Daft Punk's Random Access Memories vinyl was the Hot Shot Debut on the Classical Album charts for its first week release on Record Store Day.  We’ve launched our latest tribute and it has soared!  Our reconstructions of Daft Punk’s robot-synth 20th century pop sound into sensational string arrangements reached #4 on Billboard’s Classical Albums chart.  “Lose Yourself to Dance” and check out our string salute to Daft Punk in Billboard’s Classical Albums. Save

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VSQ Performs Weezer's Pinkerton on Billboards Classic Album Chart!

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Our exclusive Record Store Day vinyl release Vitamin String Quartet Performs Weezer's Pinkerton is ranked at #10 on Billboard's Classical Album chart

A huge thank you to everyone who's picked it up!

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Record Store Day Exclusive: VSQ Performs Weezer's "Pinkerton"

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We’re excited to announce Vitamin String Quartet Performs Weezer’s “Pinkerton”, a Record Store Day exclusive! Available on April 19th, this newly remastered vinyl includes a color vinyl, full color sleeve and download card good for the whole album Side A 1. Tired of Sex 2. Getchoo 3. No Other One 4. Why Bother? 5. Across the Sea Side B 1. The Good Life 2. El Scorcho 3. Pink Triangle 4. Falling for You 5. Butterfly

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Black Friday's Record Store Day: VSQ Performs Radiohead's In Rainbows Vinyl Release

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Specially for Record Store Day on November 29, VSQ is releasing Vitamin String Quartet Performs Radiohead’s In Rainbows on vinyl.

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Taking inspiration from Radiohead’s vivid compositions, Vitamin String Quartet Performs Radiohead’s In Rainbows explores the line between innovation and tradition, reverently transforming guitar masterpieces such as “Bodysnatchers” and “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi,” and lilting ballads like “Nude” and “House of Cards.” The vinyl version of this release includes a full-color sleeve, a download card and is exclusive to indie stores for six months. 

Find a participating store near you here.

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Exclusive Releases For Record Store Day

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Christmas is fabulous and all but when it comes to slightly newer holidays that get my blood pumpin’, I’m going to have to go with Record Store Day as my favorite. And the most frustrating, with it’s reliable tradition of making me desperately try to figure out how to simultaneously be present at about 700 record stores on the same day. Record Store Day is an event started back in 2007 and essentially consists of recording artists showing their love and support for the record store industry by releasing special editions, new or in some other way limited recordings at one particular record store of their choosing. So it kinda is like Christmas for music fans. Metallica officially kicked off Record Store Day at Rasputin Music in San Francisco on April 19, 2008 and Record Store Day is now celebrated the third Saturday every April, or April 17 this year. Smashing Pumpkins is participating by leaking their newest song “Astral Planes” as a free download through the Amoeba Records website ahead of their Record Store Day performance there on the actual day. The list of participating bands and artists is pretty extensive - Rolling Stones, Soundgarden, the Doors, Sonic Youth, Bruce Springsteen, Flaming Lips are just a few who are taking part – so it’s safe to say that whether or not they can make it to their favorite band’s respective location, a serious number of music fans will be hitting the internet on Sunday to track down some tasty exclusive releases. The entire list of bands, what they released at the official Record Store Day website.

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Josh Homme Selected as National Record Store Day Ambassador

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Queens of the Stone Age and Them Crooked Vultures front man Josh Homme has been picked as the National Record Store Day Ambassador for this year’s event. To be held this year on April 17th, National Record Store Day was started in 2007 by Eric Levin, Michael Kurtz, Carrie Colliton, Amy Dorfman, Don Van Cleave and Brian Poehner as an idea to celebrate music by offering special one day buys and promotions on the day each year. Many stores have shows or other events, to find out what’s in your area visit http://www.recordstoreday.com. Josh takes on the challenge after his bandmate from Eagles Of Death Metal Jessie Hughes filled the role last year as ambassador. Josh explains the finer points of the even in the video below and mentions how some great musical finds can be found on April 17th. Plus it’s shot very classy, and features Josh tinkering on the toy piano. In his words, go out there and give yourself “the eargasm you deserve” this year at your local independent record store.

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Exclusive Beastie Boys 12" Available Now In Indie Records Stores

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The Beastie Boys will release a 12” (featuring Nas) exclusive to indie record stores. This limited pressing of 5,000 was recorded live at Bonnaroo 2009, when Nas joined the Beasties on stage to perform a new track titled “Too Many Rappers” from the forthcoming album “Hot Sauce Committee,” due in stores this fall. This limited edition 12” record is a return to old school values with the Beastie Boys releasing their new music in a vinyl format before it goes out on a CD and digitally. The exclusive 12" is available now in stores. For more information on this release and independent record stores, please visit http://www.recordstoreday.com.

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