On Saturday, April 18, record stores around the nation will open their doors for the Eighth Annual Record Store Day.

Founded by Eric Levin, Michael Kurtz, Carrie Colliton, Amy Dorfman, Don Van Cleave and Brian Poehner in 2007, RSD was created to provide the music community with an opportunity to connect with musicians and also allow for a chance to acquire rare pieces of music.

RSD is credited with aiding the dying industry of mom-and-pop record stores and has helped lead to a 54 percent increase in vinyl sales from 2013 to 2014.

Every year, millions of diehard music collectors stake out for hours in order to purchase limited quantities of vinyl only made available through RSD.

Popular vinyl this year include The White Stripes’ “Get Behind Me Satan,” Run the Jewels’ “Bust No Move,” Father John Misty’s “I Love You, Honeybear,” Biffy Clyro’s “Puzzle” and the Foo Fighters’ “Songs From The Laundry Room.”

Speaking of the Foo Fighters, lead singer of the band Dave Grohl has been named the official ambassador of RSD 2015.

Whether you are a casual fan of music or a serious record collector, RSD will surely appease your musical taste.

To locate a local record store that is participating in RSD, check out their website which also contains a complete list of releases.

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