Record Store Day x Star Wars
Star Wars 40th anniversary is bringing the force with an exclusive Crosley Cruiser Deluxe turntable. In collaboration with the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day, Crosley is releasing a three-speed turntable decorated with the iconic art of “A New Hope” movie poster. Go here: http://www.recordstoreday.com/ to find where you can show your support of local, independent record stores, while proving/ purchasing your love of Star Wars.
Now on to history. History about Record Store Day, not Star Wars because that’s “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away” and Record Store Day is tomorrow. Record Store Day began in 2007 as a way to promote growth and show appreciation for the physical record store. A real place. A place that requires the action of you pulling on a pair of pants and going out in public and like, you know, paying an actual person. You can’t just one-step click and have vinyl at your doorstep. *Mind blown*
After ten years, Record Store Day, is still gaining momentum and helping existing record stores stay in business and giving an opportunity for new stores to open. Record Store Day has grown so much, that there is a participating store in every continent, except Antarctica because penguins prefer cassettes. Vinyl is continuing to grow thanks to a younger demographic having an interest in analog music, especially young women (shout out ladies), and because of efforts from the folks behind Record Store Day. Cofounder, Michael Kurtz, has this to say about it: “Record Store Day and Crosley work together to create special turntables designed to be fun, collectible and appealing to a variety of demographics, including children (and adults who still connect to the children they were). These collaborations have proven to be a great way to introduce physical media, especially vinyl, to a variety of generations.”
Here at Crosley, we couldn’t be happier to be involved. We are proud to have our sweet Star Wars turntable available to new and seasoned fans of vinyl. If you are in Philadelphia, come hang out with us and Dogfish Head here: https://www.dogfish.com/record-store-day/the-tour.
It is going to be a celebration. An intergalactic celebration.