Record Store Day has grown to become one of the most highly anticipated days of the year for many music fans around the world. Originally founded in 2007, the idea for Record Store Day was first inspired by a comment made by Bull Moose employee, Chris Brown, who said that there should be something similar to Free Comic Book Day for record stores. Eric Levin, Michael Kurtz, Carrie Colliston, Amy Dorfman, Don Van Cleave, and Brian Poehner made up the team that went on to make Record Store Day a reality. It is held on the third Saturday in April and is a time for independent record stores around the world to celebrate music from all genres. Music fans and artists gather together to enjoy live performances and deals on their favorite records from a variety of acts.
Some of the top artists in indie rock are set to play on stages around the world in 2016. Indie rock is an extremely diverse genre of music which includes elements of rock, folk country, metal, punk, soft pop, and techno. With indie rock pulling its sound from a variety of styles it is not hard to see why it is loved by music fans across multiple fan bases.
After snuffing out numerous breakup and “significant hiatus” rumors over the last year, Mumford and Sons have climbed their way to the #2 spot on the Billboard album charts this week with their newest release, Wilder Mind.