Sure, Record Store Day has its detractors.
Expanding into a global phenomenon, the idea has been latched onto by major labels and established acts eager to apply some alternative cred to their brand.
That said, Record Store Day will introduce the world to a new Parquet Courts single this year, and for that Clash is truly thankful.
'Sunbathing Animal' will be available on Record Store Day (April 19th, write it down) with 'Pilgrims To Nowhere' sitting on the flip.
As a bonus, Parquet Courts are wrapping the single in sheet music - meaning that you can actually play along to the record, if you so wish.
Meanwhile, the New York group have also confirmed a short British tour. Dates are as follows:
21 Glasgow SWG3
22 Liverpool Kazimier
23 Birmingham Institute
25 London ULU
26 Oxford O2 Academy