Today is  one of the two days of the year set aside to give your local independently owned record store some extra love.

In fact, this is the 10th anniversary of the very first “Record Store Day”– when a number of exclusive and limited-run releases go up for sale.

“Record Store Day” co-founder and organizer Carrie Colliton put it this way:

“I will never get tired of saying that gifts from a record store, for yourself or someone else, are just the coolest things you could possibly get.”

We totally agree.

Give the gift of music to family, friends and those you love and support your local, independent record store!

The video below documents the crowd waiting for Metallica to show up at Rasputin’s for the very first “Record Store Day” in 2008, in the San Francisco area.