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It’s time for Christmas in April, you guys! Yup, Record Store Day 2014 is here, and with it, no less than a few thousand RSD-only exclusive releases that you can’t get anywhere else, on any other day. To try and help you wade through it all, here’s a few helpful links for you to print / sort / map out as you see fit so you can have the best plan of attack possible on Saturday.

First things first: here’s the main site for Record Store Day 2014, and here’s the link for RSD-only releases and limited editions.

And while this is by no means exhaustive, here’s some our favorite certified RSD-participating shops, in no particular order, with addresses, opening times, and any specials we’ve found advertised so far.

Easy Street
4559 California Ave SW, West Seattle
{website} // 206.938.EASY
They’ll be open Saturday at 7am. Keep an eye out for in-store performance announcements here, and check out their blog for RSD recommendations!

Sonic Boom
2209 NW Market St, Ballard
{website} // 206.297.BOOM
Shopping starts at the regular opening bell (10am). Expect raffles, discounts, and even a live performance later in the day (St. Paul & The Broken Bones at 6pm).

Everyday Music
1520 10th Ave E, Capitol Hill
{website} // 206.568.3321
Everyday will be opening an hour early — 8am — with performances going strong from noon til 8:30pm, poster and more details here.

Light In The Attic Records
913 NW 50th St, Ballard
Per a recent blog post, the shop will be expanding their Saturday hours (usually 12-4p) to 9a – 5p on Saturday. LITA also will have tons of other hand-picked goodies available and a hefty 25% discount on non-RSD merch.

Porchlight Coffee & Records
1318 E Pike St, Capitol Hill
{website} // 206.329.5461
Open bright and early at 7am. They’ll have tons of great RSD exclusives for your browsing pleasure AND coffee at the ready!

Jive Time
3506 Fremont Ave N, Fremont
{website} // 206.632.JIVE
Regular start time (11am), 25% off everything, 10% off new vinyl, plus a limited edition poster (!!SOCUTE!!) with any purchase.

Silver Platters
2930 1st Ave S, SoDo
{website} // 206.238.3472
Record Store Day AND the SoDo Block Party all kick off at 9am. Read more here for details on discounts and in-store performances, starting at 12:30p.

A full list of Seattle-area shops can be found here. Happy shopping, everybody!