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While Record Store Day (April 21st) has been somewhat highjacked by major labels releasing limited 7-inch records that nobody needs, there’s still plenty of interesting, special collaborations and pressing to be had that carry with them the original spirit of a yearly event that celebrated the endangered species that is your local record outlet.

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While Record Store Day (April 21st) has been somewhat highjacked by major labels releasing limited 7-inch records that nobody needs, there’s still plenty of interesting, special collaborations and pressing to be had that carry with them the original spirit of a yearly event that celebrated the endangered species that is your local record outlet.

A split release from The Vaccines and cult American outsider R. Stevie Moore is surely such a release, coming on April 21st via Tim Burgess’ O Genius imprint.

The London band have covered Moore’s ‘Why Should I Love You?’ for it; Moore has taken on The Vaccines’ ‘Post Breakup Sex’.

Burgess has this to say about Moore:

“R. Stevie speaks several fonts fluently so I loved our correspondence talking about possible Record Store Day adventures. As well ranging in style from accidenz grotesque to good old helvetica, they also arrived in R Stevie’s own unique hip speak – somewhere between Kerouac and  Dr. Seuss. He’d call me Brotherman and signed off with blah blah fucking blah. We met in Madison Tennessee 2011

I knew we had to work together, or as RSM would have it, 2geth.

Get moore, go moore, love moore – One of the most amazing people I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with… At O Genesis we were looking to do something really special for Record Store Day so it was a case of joining the lo fi dots.”