By Clive Young.
If you’re in pro audio, you dig music. And if you dig music, there’s a good chance you like record stores, even if you haven’t visited one in a while. And if you like record stores, you’re gonna love Record Store Day.
Every year, independent record stores around the U.S. celebrate Record Store Day, an event devoted to getting music lovers back into local record shops, helping remind them how cool it is to browse the bins and discover something they never knew they needed to hear. It used to be that every day was record store day, but in these download-oriented times, occasionally folks need a refresher course on the cool musical community that’s right down the block—and in danger of disappearing.
The big excitement about RSD, however, is that labels unleash a barrage of ultra limited-edition releases (usually on cool vinyl, no less), serving up instant rarities from legends like The Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen, to current acts like Amberlin and Matt & Kim, to longtime fervid record store supporters like R.E.M. (Peter Buck and Michael Stipe first met in a record store after all).
Record Store Day 2011 will be held on April 16, and while you can try to pre-order the limited edition releases from your local emporium, get ready to do some driving around; because of scarce supplies, retailers don’t know which orders will be filled—or how many copies they’ll get of a release—until they open the boxes that morning.
Here’s a tentative release list that was sent to indie retailers. All text, comments, typos, errors, etc. below are from the list; Pro Sound News takes no responsibility as to its finality or the opinions expressed therein, and has only altered the listings to bleep a few stray expletives.
What titles are you looking forward to? Share your thoughts in the comments section after the list!
Artist – Title – Format – Notes
13th Floor Elevators – Wait For My Love – 7″ vinyl
A Day To Remember – All I Want – 7″ Colored Vinyl – 2000 pressed
AC/DC – Shoot To Thrill / War Machine – 7″ Vinyl – No other plans to release audio from the upcoming live dvd
Adele – Rolling in the Deep (Jamie XX Shuffle)/Rolling In the Deep (Live at World Café) – 10″ vinyl – Exclusive versions (not on album)
Amberlin – Cities – vinyl – 2 LP gatefold sleeve – 1000 pressed
Architecture In Helsinki – Places Like This – Ten songs of instantly lovable pop brilliance, fizzing with electrical currents, channeling calypso rhythms, and tropicalia flavors with lashings of percussion a-go-go. This reissue is a limited edition run of 500 copies on limited 180 gram pink vinyl.
Bad Brains – Pay To C– – 7” vinyl
Bad Brains – God Of Love (RSD Exclusive)(w/Bonus 7″) – Total pressing of 2,000. Available in US and Canada. Limited Edition – 2,000 pressed
Beach Boys – Good Vibrations/Heroes & Villians – vinyl single – 78 RPM – 5000 pressed
Beady Eye – Beady Eye Exclusive 7-Inch Vinyl Box Set – 3x 7″ Vinyl Singles – 2000 pressed
Belle Brigade – The Belle Brigade (Vinyl) – Initial pressing will be 1,000 units. This is not limited. – 1,000 pressed
Between the Buried and Me – The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogs – 12” Vinyl EP – 1000 pressed
Bibio/Clark – Willenhall/Baskerville Grinch – Split 12” – 500 pressed
Black Angels – Phosgene Nightmare – 10″ white Vinyl – single sleeve with download card – 5000 pressed
Black Angels – Another Nice Pair – 12” Vinyl
Black Twig Pickers/Glenn Jones – Split LP – LP – LP w/ download – 300 pressed
Blitzen Trapper – Maybe Baby b/w Soul Singer – Two new tracks from Portland, OR’s Blitzen Trapper, exclusively for Record Store Day. Limited to 1,500 copies.
Boris – Attention Please – LP – Gatefold w/ poster – 3500 pressed
Built To Spill – Ripple (Picture Disc)(RSD Exclusive) – Total pressing of 3,000. Available in US and Canada. Limited Edition – 3,000 pressed
Busdriver – ATM – The first offering from Busdriver’s highly anticipated untitled full-length, a record that has promised to be more daring and genre-defying than any effort he has released previously. On this release, Busdriver’s baritone goes from a half spoken croon to a blaring holler as he vilifies himself as a failure and narcissist while decrying the demands of a fictitious, fickle audience. The production, courtesy of new beat producer talent Loden, is both abrasive and nebulous. Limited edition of 1,000 on baby blue vinyl.
Caribou – Swim Remixes – Originally released as a digital-only companion to Caribou’s acclaimed 2010 release Swim, the Swim (Remixes) double A-side 12-inch features “Leave House (Motor City Drum Ensemble Remix)” b/w “Jamelia (Gold Panda Remix)” as well as a code to download the entire 14-track release. Limited to 1,000 and packaged in a European-style black sleeve, this 12-inch is a must for DJs and Caribou fans alike.
Case, Neko – Record Store Day T-Shirt Mens Brown (Large) – Limited edition t-shirt, exclusive to Record Store Day. Men’s large. – TBD
Case, Neko – Record Store Day T-Shirt Mens Brown (Medium) – Limited edition t-shirt, exclusive to Record Store Day. Men’s medium. – TBD
Case, Neko – Record Store Day T-Shirt Mens Brown (Small) – Limited edition t-shirt, exclusive to Record Store Day. Men’s small. – TBD
Case, Neko – Record Store Day T-Shirt Mens Brown (X-Large) – Limited edition t-shirt, exclusive to Record Store Day. Men’s extra large. – TBD
Case, Neko – Record Store Day T-Shirt Womens Brown (Large) – Limited edition t-shirt, exclusive to Record Store Day. Women’s large. – TBD
Case, Neko – Record Store Day T-Shirt Womens Brown (Medium) – Limited edition t-shirt, exclusive to Record Store Day. Women’s medium. – TBD
Case, Neko – Record Store Day T-Shirt Womens Brown (Small) – Limited edition t-shirt, exclusive to Record Store Day. Women’s small. – TBD
Circa Survive – Appendage (Oxblood Colored Vinyl)(Web, Tour and RSD Exclusive) – Total pressing is 3,000. Only 2,000 units will be available in US and Canada. Balance will be for the artist to sell on tour. – 2,000 pressed
Circa Survive – Appendage (Web, Tour and RSD Exclusive) – “Initial pressing is 3,000 units. Title will remain in print for the artist to sell on tour. Only 2,400 units will be available in US and Canada.
Civil Wars – Dance Me to the End of Love – 7″ Vinyl – 1000 pressed
Clapton, Eric – Unplugged (2LP 180 Gram Vinyl) – Initial pressing will be 3,500 units. Title will remain in print ongoing. This title is not limited. – 3,500 pressed
Clouds – B Chuggas May Be Logging 12” – LP – LP w/ download – 200 pressed
Country Joe & The Fish – Electric Music for the Mind and Body – LP – 1000 pressed
CSC Funk Band – A Troll’s Soiree – 7″ Vinyl – Unlimited
Cults – Abducted / Go Outside (remix) – 7″ Vinyl – remix is exclusive
Daedelus – Tailor-Made – 12” – SI – 12” – 1500 pressed
dB’s – Picture Sleeve – 7″ Vinyl – Unlimited
Death Cab For Cutie – Atlantic Records Presents: Death Cab for Cutie In Living Stereo! (RSD Exclusive) – Total pressing of 4,200. 3,200 Available in US and Canada. Limited Edition – 3,200 pressed
Decemberists – Live at Bull Moose – cd – 2500 pressed
Deerhoof – Friend Opportunity – Deerhoof’s critically acclaimed Friend Opportunity is being reissued on vinyl this Record Store Day as a limited edition run of 1,000 copies on 180-gram translucent green vinyl. Includes a new mix of a song and one additional track not included on the original LP. Also includes digital download of the album.
Deerhoof / Xiu Xiu – Almost Xiu Xiu, Almost Deerhoof – The latest in a series of collaborative 7-inches featuring guest vocalists singing self-composed lyrics and vocal melodies over a Deerhoof instrumental track. Side A includes Xiu Xiu vocalist Jamie Stewart as well as added instrumentation on Deerhoof’s “Almost Everyone, Almost Always”. Side B features Deerhoof drummer Greg Saunier returning the favor for a track that appears in its original state on Xiu Xiu’s Dear God, I Hate Myself. The first 7-inch in this series sold out before release date.
Deerhunter – Memory Boy – Limited edition white vinyl 7-inch features “Memory Boy” from 2010’s acclaimed Halcyon Digest album and the previously unreleased B-side, “Nosebleed”. Limited to 800 copies.
Deftones – Covers (RSD Exclusive) – Total pressing of 3,000 available in US, Canada and Internationally. Limited Edition – 2,465
Dengue Fever – Cannibal Courtship – LP – 4 week exclusive
Dennen, Brett – B Side To The D Side – Exclusive to Record Store Day, this 7-inch includes the single “Sydney” from Brett’s new album Loverboy, in stores April 12. Also includes a bonus, non-album track, “Alone Again”.
Dennis Coffee – Uniquitous – 7″ Vinyl – 250 pressed
Derek & The Dominos – Got to Get Better/Layla – 7″ – 2500 in US
Dio – Killing the Dragon – 12” Vinyl LP – 2000 pressed
Discordance Axis – The Inalienable Dreamless LP – LP – LP – 300 pressed
Ditto, Beth – Side A: I Wrote the Book/Good Night Good Morning Side B: Open Heart Surgery/Do You Need Someone – 12” EP – Physical 12” configuration is exclusive to indie retail in the U.S; The EP will be released digitally 3/8.
Doe, John & Jill Sobule – A Day at the Pass – CD – 4 panel eco-wallet – 2000 pressed
Dom – Things Change/Jesus – 10″ vinyl – 3 sided – 1000 pressed
Doors – Riders On The Storm(Stereo)/Riders On The Storm(Mono) (RSD Exclusive) – Total pressing of 2,500 units available in the US and Canada. Release will have 3 different picture sleeves shipped randomly. Limited Edition – 2,500 pressed
Duff McKagan’s Loaded – The Taking – LP – 3 week exclusive
Duran Duran – Girl Panic – 7″ – 2 mixes of the song, one by film director David Lynch.
Dylan, Bob – Bob Dylan In Concert: Brandeis University 1963 – LP – Indie/RSD exclusive 4 wk window 4/12-5/9. CD version will be available to all accounts 4/12
Earle, Justin Townes – Move Over Mama b/w Racing In The Streets – Features “Move Over Mama”, the second single from his critically acclaimed Harlem River Blues, backed with a non-album, previously unreleased cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Racing In The Streets”. Limited edition of 1,000 hand-numbered singles.
Earle, Steve – I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive – 7″ Colored Vinyl – 2000 pressed
Esben And The Witch – Chorea EP – The new single from the dark Brighton-based trio features “Chorea” from the album, backed with two unreleased tracks – a remix of “Eumenides” by Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai, and an alternate take of “Corridors” used in Vice’s Creators Project exhibition in London in December 2010. Limited to 200 copies.
Fan Modine – Gratitude for the Shipper – 12” Double Vinyl (150 g) – 100 pressed
Fela Kuti & the Africa ’70 – Monday Morning In Lagos Parts 1 & 2 – 7″ Vinyl – 1500 pressed
Fistful of Mercy – Fistful of Mercy – 12”
Fitzsimmons, William – Gold In The Shadow – William Fitzsimmons is equal parts songwriter and psychotherapist, creating captivating music which uniquely melds depravity, honesty, and autobiography into a counter-intuitively seamless whole. While previous releases have been a detailed and agonizing retelling of events, Gold In The Shadow is about Fitzsimmons’ personal regeneration in the aftermath of those experiences. He describes the songs as “a real and long coming confrontation with personal demons, past mistakes, and the specter of mental illness which has hovered over me for the great majority of my life.”
Flaming Lips – All We Have Is Now Book Vol. 1 (RSD Exclusive)
Flaming Lips – Heady Nuggs: The First 5 Warner Bros. Records 1992-2002 (RSD Exclusive) – “Parental Advisory Total pressing of 6,500 available in US, Canada and Internationally. Numbered and Limited Edition” – 5,7900 pressed
Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues b/w Grown Ocean – The much anticipated follow-up to their 2008 self-titled debut. This twelve-track album will coincide with the band’s first North American tour dates since August 2009. Recorded and mixed by Phil Ek and co-produced by Fleet Foxes and Ek. Limited edition of 3,000.
Fleetwood Mac – Rumours (Vinyl 33 & 1/3 RPM) – Initial pressing will be 3,000 units. Title will remain in print ongoing. This title is not limited. – 3,000 pressed
Fleetwood Mac – Rumours (Deluxe)(2LP 180 Gram Vinyl 45RPM) – Limited Edition. 4,000 worldwide pressing. – 2,000 pressed
Flogging Molly – Don’t Shut ‘Em Down – 7″ Vinyl – 2000 pressed
Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma Alt Takes – LP – LP – 7500 pressed
Foo Fighters – Medium Rare – LP 120 gram – A previously unreleased collection of 12 cover songs performed by Foo Fighters
Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand Record Store Day Exclusive – Highly collectible limited edition 12-inch featuring covers by LCD Soundsystem, Deborah Harry, Peaches, ESG, and Stephin Merritt.
Freddy King – “Wash Out” – 7” vinyl
Frustrators – Griller – The Frustrators (Mike Dirnt of Green Day, Jason Chandler, Terry Linehan, and Art Tedeschi) are back with four new songs. These tidy gems clock in at around a dozen minutes, and bring to mind Bay Area peers like American Steel and scratchy ’90s melody makers Jawbreaker. Limited to 500 units. For fans of Green Day, Pinhead Gunpowder, Foxboro Hot Tubs, The Network, Waterdog.
F-cked Up – Town Comp – While recording their new album, the rock opera David Comes To Life, F-cked Up discovered they had 15 extra tracks once the album and associated singles were complete. They decided to repurpose the extra songs as a fictitious compilation album from a British town circa 1978-83, in the tradition of local punk, post-punk, and DIY comps of the era. The town is the one in which the opera is set. All tracks unreleased, and will not be on the new FU album (out May 24). Limited to 800 copies.
Glassjaw – Worship And Tribute (Vinyl) – Initial pressing will be 1,000 units. Limited Edition – 1,000 pressed
Gordon, Mike – Moss Remixes – Mike Gordon, bassists and founding member of the seminal rock band Phish, released is latest solo album, Moss, on Rounder Records in October of 2010. For Record Store Day, Mike wanted to give fans a sneak peak into the making of that album. The idea was not to remix the songs, but instead, to work with the moments that had lead to the germination of the songs that ended up on the album. The two tracks include bits of original demos, bass and drum jams, and added textures. Created exclusively for Record Store Day.
Gordon, Mike – Inside In – Mike Gordon, bassist and founding member of the seminal rock band Phish, released his highly-anticipated solo debut, Inside In, in 2002. Nine years later, we’re pleased to release the album on vinyl for the first time as a deluxe double LP along with three previous unreleased outtakes. Contributors on the record include Phish’s Jon Fishman, Bela Fleck, Col. Bruce Hampton, Buddy Cage, Vassar Clements, and more.
Gorillaz – The Fall – LP – 2000 pressed
Grateful Dead – Grateful Dead (Mono)(180 Gram Vinyl)(RSD Exclusive) – Total pressing of 3,000 units available in the US and Canada. Limited Edition – 3,000 pressed
Green Day / Hüsker Dü – Don’t Want To Know If You Are Lonely (Orange Vinyl)(RSD Exclusive) – Total pressing of 6,500 available in US, Canada and Internationally. Limited Edition – 3,7900 pressed
Grinderman – Palaces Of Montezuma – Limited edition 12-inch.
Grinderman – Evil – Limited edition 12-inch.
Gucci Mane – Ice Cream Face T-Shirt Black (XS)(RSD Exclusive)
Gucci Mane – Ice Cream Face T-Shirt Black (S)(RSD Exclusive)
Gucci Mane – Ice Cream Face T-Shirt Black (M)(RSD Exclusive)
Gucci Mane – Ice Cream Face T-Shirt Black (L)(RSD Exclusive)
Gucci Mane – Ice Cream Face T-Shirt Black (XL)(RSD Exclusive)
Gucci Mane – Ice Cream Face T-Shirt Black (2X)(RSD Exclusive)
Gucci Mane – Ice Cream Face T-Shirt Black (3X)(RSD Exclusive)
Gunn, Steve and Ilyas Ahmed – Split 7 inch – 7I – 7 inch – 200 pressed
Hank III – Damn Right Rebel Proud (2LP 180 Gram Vinyl)(RSD Exclusive) – “Parental Advisory Total pressing of 700 units. Of which, 340 are available for US & Canada retail. Blue vinyl with black flecking.” – 3400 pressed
Hank III – Lovesick, Broke & Driftin’ (180 Gram vinyl)(RSD Exclusive) – Total pressing of 700 units. Of which, 340 are available for US & Canada retail. Clear vinyl with black flecking. – 3400 pressed
Hank III – Rebel Within (180 Gram Vinyl)(RSD Exclusive) – Total pressing of 700 units. Of which, 340 are available for US & Canada retail. White vinyl with blue and black flecking. – 3400 pressed
Hank III – Risin’ Outlaw (180 Gram Vinyl)(RSD Exclusive) – Total pressing of 700 units. Of which, 340 are available for US & Canada retail. Clear vinyl with white and black flecking. – 3400 pressed
Hank III – Straight To Hell (2LP 180 Gram Vinyl)(RSD Exclusive) – “Parental Advisory. Total pressing of 700 units. Of which, 340 are available for US & Canada retail. Opaque red with black flecking.” – 3400 pressed
Head And The Heart – The Head And The Heart – 7,500 pressed
Head And The Heart – The Head And The Heart – 1,000 pressed
Hendrix, Jimi – “Fire”/”Touch You”(previously unreleased) – 7” Vinyl – The 45 features the alternate version of “Fire” from the WCSB box set as well as “Touch You,” a previously unreleased 1967 studio recording made by the original Experience during sessions for what would later become Electric Ladyland.
Hendrix, Jimi – “Fire”/”Touch You”(previously unreleased)/”Cat Talking To Me – CD single – CD Single will feature these two tracks plus “Cat Talking To Me”. That recording has only been available as part of the “Valleys Of Neptune” 45 in the US and has never been on CD.
Hollywood Undead – American Tragedy – 12” picture
In This Moment – The Promise – Cd single – 1000 pressed
International Submarine Band w Gram Parsons – Safe At Home LP plus:/”Truck Driving Man” b/w “The Russians Are Coming” – vinyl LP plus 7″ single
Jackson, Michael – “Hollywood Tonight / Behind The Mask” – 7″ Vinyl – Both are previously unavailable remixes
James Blake – James Blake – LP
Javelin – Canyon Candy – 10 inch – LP – 10 inch – hand printed – 7500 pressed
Javelin – Coleridge/Colleagues – 7 inch – 7I – Clear mylar sleeve – 400 pressed
Jenny And Johnny / Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels featuring Emmylou Harris – Love Hurts (Light Blue Vinyl)(RSD Exclusive) – Total pressing of 5,000 available in US, Canada and Internationally. Limited Edition – 3,4500 pressed
Jimmy Eat World – Bleed American (Zia Coachella Store Exclusive)(3LP) – A special run of 100 units will be sold at Zia’s Coachella Tent. 400 units sold via Artist Website – 100 pressed
Jimmy Eat World – Bleed American-Deluxe (3LP) – Total pressing of 2,000 units available in the US. Limited Edition. (A special run of 100 units will be sold at Zia’s Coachella Tent) All units will be numbered. – 1,500 pressed
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts – I Love Rock & Roll (Limited Edition) – 12” Clear Vinyl 180g + Download Card – 1000 pressed
Joan Of Arc – Presents: Don’t Mind Control – Limited edition of 500 on blue 180-gram double vinyl. Includes bonus 24-song download of the soundboard bootlegged Don’t Mind Control variety show featuring the reintroduction of Cap’n Jazz. 41+ members strong, the Joan Of Arc extended family comes together for 18 exclusive songs curated by frontman Tim Kinsella. Includes new songs by Kinsella, Owen, Cale Parks (Aloha), Vacations (ex-Chin Up Chin Up), Ghosts And Vodka (ex-Cap’n Jazz), Euphone, The Cairo Gang, and many more.
Job for a Cowboy – Ruination – 10″ Green Vinyl LP – 1000 pressed
Job for a Cowboy – Ruination – 10″ Orange Vinyl LP – 1000 pressed
Job for a Cowboy – Ruination – 10″ Red Vinyl LP – 1000 pressed
John Fahey – Requia & other Compostions for Guitar Solo – LP – 1000 pressed
John Hammond – So Many Road – LP – 1000 pressed
John Leguizamo – Freak – DVD – 3 day exclusive
John Mayall/ Eric Clapton – “Lonely Years” – 7” vinyl
Joy Formidible – Whirring/Chwyrlio (RSD Exclusive) – Total pressing of 2,000 units available in the US, Canada and Internationally. Limited Edition – 2,000 pressed
Kate Bush – Hounds of Love – 10″ colored vinyl – 1000 pressed
Khalifa, Wiz – Rolling Papers (2LP) – Parental Advisory – 3,000 pressed
Kills – Satellite – This 10-inch is the debut single and perfect introduction to the band’s new album, Blood Pressures (out April 5th), the highly anticipated follow-up to their critically acclaimed third album, Midnight Boom. “Satellite” features Alison’s melancholy vocals enveloping a dub influenced guitar, building to a soaring, swelling chorus with additional vocals contributed by the REV Gospel Collective. The B-side features a dub mix by the one and only Mad Professor. Limited edition of 500 pieces for Record Store Day.
Kings of Leon – Holy Roller Novocaine – 10″ Red Vinyl – Limited edition, first time being released in the US
Kode9 & The Spaceape – Otherman / Love Is The Drug (ft Cha Cha) – 12” – SI – 12” – 100 pressed
Lady GaGa – Born This Way – 12” picture
Lamontagne, Ray – Live Fall 2010 – 12” Vinyl (180 gram) – 3000 pressed
Lower Dens – Deer Knives b/w Tangiers – Two new tracks from Baltimore’s Lower Dens, exclusively for Record Store Day. Limited to 1,000 copies.
Machine Head – The Black Procession (10″ Vinyl)(RSD Exclusive) – Total pressing of 1,000 units available in the US and Canada. Limited Edition – 1,000 pressed
Manchester Orchestra – Simple Math / The Plan – 7″ Vinyl – bside is exclusive
Manhattan Murder Mystery – Manhattan Murder Mystery – A couple quotes about this LA band: “Do you miss the Pixies? Yeah, me too. That’s why I really dig Manhattan Murder Mystery”; “Manhattan Murder Mystery on record might sound like a bunch of drunk people singing and playing rock ‘n’ roll”.
Mars Volta – Octahedron Puzzle (RSD Exclusive)
Mastodon – Live At The Aragon (2LP 180 Gram Vinyl w/Bonus DVD)(RSD Exclusive) – Total pressing of 3,000 units available in the US and Canada. Limited Edition – 3,000 pressed
Mastodon / ZZ Top – Just Got Paid (Yellow Vinyl)(RSD Exclusive) – Total pressing of 5,000 available in US, Canada and Internationally. Limited Edition – 3,5400 pressed
Mates Of State – Team Boo – On their third album, Mates Of State discovered the perfect studio environment to capture their unique blend of vintage Yamaha organ, drums, off-kilter harmonies, and the unique dynamism that holds it all together. This reissue is a limited edition run of 500 copies on 180 gram dark red vinyl.
Matt & Kim – Block After Block – 7″ Vinyl – 1000 pressed
Matt Costa – Songs We Sing – LP
Midlake – Am I Going Insane – 12” – SI – 12” – 1500 pressed
Mighty Clouds – Mighty Clouds – Mighty Clouds is the new project from Fred Thomas (Saturday Looks Good To Me, City Center) and Betty Marie Barnes (SLGTM). Their self-titled debut is a split release between Polyvinyl and Life Like. Against a backdrop of delicate, unified instrumentation and subtle orchestration, Barnes’ voice and Thomas’ songwriting prowess shine unabated. With its stripped-down sound, Mighty Clouds strikes a unique balance between Thomas’ sparse solo recordings and SLGTM’s Spector-esque production values. Limited edition run of 500 copies on 180 gram black vinyl.
Mississippi John Hurt – The Immortal – LP – 1000 pressed
Mitchell and Manley – Norcal Values – LP – LP w/ download – 300 pressed
Mona – Listen to Your Love/All This Time – 7″
Mumford & Sons – Dharohar Project, Laura Marling and Mumford & Sons – 10″ Vinyl EP – 3500 pressed
My Chemical Romance – Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na) (Record Store Day Exclusive)(7″ Picture Disc)(Limited Edition) – Total US pressing of 2,000 units. Limited Edition – 2,000 pressed
My Morning Jacket – Evil Urges – 12” Double Vinyl Picture Disc + Download Card – 400 pressed
My Morning Jacket – It Still Moves – 12” Double Vinyl Picture Disc + Download Card – 400 pressed
My Morning Jacket – Z – 12” Double Vinyl Picture Disc + Download Card – 400 pressed
Nada Surf – The Moon Is Calling – 7 inch – 7I – 7 inch sleeve – 8500 pressed
Nathaniel Rateliff – Shroud – 7″
Neurosis – Sovereign LP – LP – LP – 600 pressed
New Pornographers – Moves – The 7-inch single depicted in the third video from the Together LP (featuring Paul Rudd, Bill Hader, Jon Wurster, Julie Klausner, Horatio Sanz, Kevin Corrigan, and other stars). The B-side is an unreleased outtake from the album sessions entitled “Drug Deal Of The Heart”. Single comes with a coupon for a download of the tracks and the video. Limited to 500 copies.
New York Dolls – Dancing Backward in High Heels – LP – min 2 week exlusive
New York Dolls – Fool For You Baby – 7″
Nickel Creek – Nickel Creek – LP – 2500 pressed
Nickel Creek – This Side – LP – 2500 pressed
Nickel Creek – Why Should The Fire Die – LP – 2500 pressed
Nirvana – Hormoaning – LP – 12” colored vinyl – 6000 worldwide
Of Montreal – The Past Is A Grotesque Animal – This new version of The Past Is A Grotesque Animal was made for the Spike Jonze short film “I’m Here”, in which a fake robot band called The Lost Trees perform the song. The song was re-envisioned by Of Montreal chief musician Kevin Barnes, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner, and members of the Moonrats. Limited edition of 1,000 on 180-gram black vinyl.
Off! – Live at Generation Records – 7″ vinyl
Opeth – The Throat Of Winter (RSD Exclusive) – Total pressing of 1,000 units available in the US and Canada. 1-sided single. B-Side Etching by Mikael Akerfeldt. Limited Edition – 1,000 pressed
Orbison, Roy – Only The Lonely (mono)/Oh, Pretty Woman (live from Holland) – 7″ Vinyl – “ltd.ed. 7″” featuring mono mix of “”Only The Lonely”” & unreleased live version of “”Oh Pretty Woman.””
Os Mutantes – Everything is Possible: World Psychedelic Classics 1 – LP – 180g Vinyl – 7500 pressed
Osbourne, Ozzy – Blizzard Of Oz – LP – Indie/RSD exclusive 3 wk window 4/12-5/2
Osbourne, Ozzy – Diary Of A Madman – LP – Indie/RSD exclusive 3 wk window 4/12-5/2
Osbourne, Ozzy – Flyin’ High/I Don’t Know (Live) – 7″ Vinyl – Limited Edition recreation of original 1981 7″ single
Otis, Shuggie – Inspiration Information: World Psychedelic Classics 2 – LP – 180g 2xLP – 1000 pressed
Oval/Liturgy – Split LP – LP – LP w/ download – 400 pressed
Owen – O, Evelyn – A new 7-inch” from Mike Kinsella (American Football, Cap’n Jazz), recorded and released specifically for Record Store Day and limited to 2,000 copies. Includes MP3 download. The A-side features the title track and the B-side is the Smiths-penned “Girlfriend In A Coma”.
Oxbow – King Of The Jews – LP – LP w/ download – 300 pressed
Panda Bear – Tomboy Vinyl/T-Shirt Bundle Blue (Large) – Limited edition Tomboy LP t-shirt bundle, exclusive to Record Store Day. American Apparel baby blue shirt with black ink. Once they’re gone, they’re gone! Large. – TBD
Panda Bear – Tomboy Vinyl/T-Shirt Bundle Blue (Med) – Limited edition Tomboy LP t-shirt bundle, exclusive to Record Store Day. American Apparel baby blue shirt with black ink. Once they’re gone, they’re gone! Medium. – TBD
Paul Simon – So Beautiful Or So What – LP – 4 week exclusive
Pearl Jam – Vs. – LP – Indie/RSD exclusive 4 wk window 4/12-5/9
Pearl Jam – Vitalogy – 2 LP – Indie/RSD exclusive 4 wk window 4/12-5/9
Pearl Jam – “Immortality” bw/The Frogs “Rearviewmirror” – 7″ Vinyl
Phish – Phish: Two Soundchecks – Two previously unreleased soundcheck jams. Side A is an instrumental jam culled from the third show of a sold out three-night stand at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA. Side B is an especially exotic soundcheck from Hartford, CT in 2009. Limited edition of 2,000 hand-numbered singles.
Piebald – Vol I-III Triple Gatefold 3LP Special Edition – This is limited edition (1,000) triple gatefold vinyl was created just for Record Store Day. Piebald’s best three albums in one gorgeous package. Includes When Life Hands You Lemons, If It Weren’t For Venetian Blinds It Would Be Curtains For Us All, and We Are The Only Friends We Have. Equipped with matching colored vinyl, this package won’t last long.
Pink Floyd – London 66/67 – vinyl LP
Polvo – Celebrate The New Dark Age – Originally released in 1994 and reissued in 2008, this guitar twisting, 7-song EP on limited edition 180 gram vinyl was remastered by Bob Weston and includes a coupon for full download. Complete with great sleeve design by Independent Project Press, and a free download coupon. Exclusively for Record Store Day, an extremely limited quantity have been autographed by Polvo.
Prurient – Many Jewels Surround The Crown – 7 inch – 7I – 7 inch – 300 pressed
Queen – Keep Yourself Alive – 7″
R.E.M. – R.E.M. THREE: First Three Singles from Collapse Into Now (RSD Exclusive) – Total pressing of 5,000 available in US, Canada and Internationally. Limited Edition – 3,2500 pressed
Rancid – Let The Dominoes Fall – Collector’s Edition – This collector’s edition includes the 19-track regular CD, a 12-track acoustic CD featuring songs from Let The Dominoes Fall, A 180-gram double LP and 180 gram acoustic LP of Let The Dominoes Fall, a DVD documentary, 72-page hard bound photo book, 24 x 36 Rancid poster, 18 x 24 Rancid poster/lyric sheet, two 18 x 24 double-sided Rancid posters, and four two-sided guitar picks with band images on one side and Let The Dominoes Fall logo art on the flip
Red Hot Chili Peppers / The Ramones – Havana Affair (Red Vinyl)(RSD Exclusive) – Total pressing of 6,500 available in US, Canada and Internationally. Limited Edition – 3,585
Republic Tigers – “Merrymake It With Me/
Whale Fight (RSD Exclusive)” – Total pressing of 2,000 units available in the US and Canada. Limited Edition – 1,500 pressed
Republic Tigers – No Land’s Man EP (Record Store Day Exclusive) – “Total pressing of 1,500 units available in the US and Canada. Limited Edition
Rise Against – Join the Ranks – 7″ Vinyl – 800 pressed
Rival Schools – Wring It Out/Choose Your Adventure (RSD Exclusive) – Total pressing of 1,500 units available in the US, Canada and Internationally. Limited Edition – 1,500 pressed
Robbie Robertson – How to Be Clairvoyant – 2LP – min 2 week exclusive
Rodriguez Lopez, Omar – Telesterion – CD – 2xCD Jewel Case – 2000 pressed
Rodriguez Lopez, Omar – Telesterion – LP – 4xLP Box + 20pg book – 500 pressed
Roky Erickson & The Black Angels – Night of the Vampire – DVD
Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar – 7″ – ltd ed indivudually numbered – 5000 in US
Rush – Caravan/BU2B (RSD Exclusive) – Total pressing of 3,000 units available in the US and Canada. 1/2 of the total will be red vinyl and 1/2 of the total will be opaque white vinyl. Shipped randomly. Limited Edition – 3,000 pressed
Russell, Arthur – World of Echo – Third in a series of Record Store Day exclusives Rough Trade/Audika reissues, this 1986 album by Arthur Russell is now available as limited edition vinyl. His most extraordinary work, World Of Echo, sounds like nothing you’ve heard or will ever hear. Eighteen tracks, including drumless versions of his disco classics “Let’s Go Swimming”, “Tree House”, and “Wax The Van”. Limited to 300 copies.
Ryan Adams & the Cardinals – Class Mythology EP – 7″ Double colored vinyl – Colored vinyl: one yellow, one orange – 2500 pressed
Saddiq, Raphael – Radio / Can’t Jig Anymore – 7″ Vinyl
Sennen – Age Of Denial – US debut from UK’s Sennen, described as the kings of the “nu-gaze” shoegaze pop scene. The track “SOS” has been featured in the TV show True Blood. Produced by Pat Collier (Primal Scream, House Of Love). “Expansive exploits that channel the splendour of Spiritualized” – NME. “Wide open vistas and blasted soundscapes. It’s exhilarating stuff” – Word. Limited edition of 250 on colored vinyl. Includes MP3 download of entire album.
Silverstein – Support Your Local Record Store – After four full-length albums and worldwide success, this Canadian fivesome recently recorded their fifth studio album with Jordan Valeriote. With new music as “a cross between Discovering The Waterfront and A Shipwreck In The Sand”, the band is poised to satisfy their rabid fanbase and new supporters. To celebrate Record Store Day, Silverstein recorded this 7-inch with a song, “The Artist” from their upcoming album, Rescue, and three classic punk covers originally by Kid Dynamite, American Nightmare, and Propagandhi. 500 piece limited edition.
Skip James – Today! – LP – 1000 pressed
Skysaw – No On Can Tell / Serated – 7″ Vinyl – Unlimited
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Broom – Features three songs not found on the CD along with download code that includes two digital bonus tracks. This reissue is a limited edition run of 500 copies on 180 gram white vinyl.
Sonic Youth – Whore’s Moaning: Oz ’93 Tour Edition – LP – 12”colored vinyl – 6000 worldwide
Soundtrack – TRON Translucence – 10″ picture
Spektor, Regina – Four From Far (Powder Blue Vinyl)(RSD Exclusive) – Total pressing of 4,500 available in US, Canada and Internationally. Limited Edition – 3,3500 pressed
Springsteen, Bruce and E Street Band – Gotta Get The Feeling / Racing In The Street – 10″ Vinyl – from the the upcoming live dvd
Submarines – Love Notes / Letter Bombs – Their third full-length release and follow-up to 2008’s critically acclaimed Honeysuckle Weeks. Self-produced with mixing from John O’Mahony (Metric, Coldplay). Includes digital download card and liner notes/poster.
Superchunk – Here’s Where the Strings Come In – 1,500 pressed
Superchunk – Here’s Where the Strings Come In – 1,500 pressed
Syd Barrett – An Introduction to Syd Barrett – LP – 180 gram vinyl – 3000 pressed
Television – Live At The Old Waldorf (2LP 180 Gram White Vinyl)(RSD Exclusive) – Total pressing of 3,000 units available in the US and Canada. Numbered and Limited Edition – 3,000 pressed
The Cars – Sad Songs / Blue Tip – 7″ with picture sleeve
The Dodos – All Night – 7″ Vinyl – 1775 pressed
The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger (Sean Lennon & Charlotte Kemp Muhl” – La Carotte Bleue – vinyl LP
The Naked and Famous – This Machine/No Light – 2 CD EP
The Red Krayola – Hurricane Fighter Plane – 7″ vinyl
The Toadies – Dia De Los – 7″
The Velvet Underground – “Foggy Notion” – 7” vinyl
The Yardbirds – “Goodnight Sweet Josephine” – 7” vinyl
Therapies Son – Over The Sea – 10 inch – LP – 10 inch – 400 pressed
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (Record Store Day Exclusive)(White Colored Vinyl) – Limited Edition. 2,500 US & Canada only. – 2,500 pressed
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – You’re Gonna Get It (Record Store Day Exclusive)(Blue Colored Vinyl) – Limited Edition. 2,500 US & Canada only. – 2,500 pressed
Tosh, Peter – “Legalize It”/bw “Equal Rights” Colored Vinyl – 7″ Vinyl – ltd.ed featuring green/yellow/red colored vinyl(Jamaican)
Transit – Promise Nothing. – Boston’s beloved Transit recorded these two songs exclusively for Record Store Day. Limited to 1,000 copies on colored vinyl. Transit are avid fans of vinyl, just like their fans. In fact, their newest 12-inch sold over 300 copies in one day via pre-order alone. The demand for these underground up-and-comers is strong. They embark on a two month tour with Senses Fail and Man Overboard this spring. For fans of Hot Water Music, Movielife, Four Year Strong.
Trey Songz – Bedroom Eyes Juniors T-Shirt (S) (RSD Exclusive)
Trey Songz – Bedroom Eyes Juniors T-Shirt (M) (RSD Exclusive)
Trey Songz – Bedroom Eyes Juniors T-Shirt (L) (RSD Exclusive)
Trey Songz – Bedroom Eyes Juniors T-Shirt (XL) (RSD Exclusive)
Trey Songz – Bedroom Eyes Juniors T-Shirt (2X) (RSD Exclusive)
Urge Overkill – Effigy b/w Smokehouse – 7 inch – 7I – 7 inch – 1000 pressed
Var Art – Follow Me Down: Vanguard’s Lost Psyhedelic Era – LP – 2500 pressed
Var Art – Vorwarts – LP – lt ed hand numbered orange vinyl w/cd insert – 1000 pressed
Var Art – Blur,Hot Chip,Eliza Doolittle,Kylie Minogue & Tinie Tempah – Parlophone 7″ box set – 3000 pressed
Various Artists – Rough Guide To African Guitar Legends (180 Gram LP + Download Card) – From Congolese rumba’s intricate guitar lines to Mali’s evocative blues, in Africa the guitar is king. Discover the greatest riffs you’ve never heard and find out why these ground-breaking players are heroes in their own land. A unique collection that brings together the diverse styles of African guitar on one record. 180 gram limited edition LP. Includes a free download card containing additional African Guitar Legend tracks, as well as our favorite source album by Syran Mbenza.
Various Artists – Rough Guide To Desert Blues (180 Gram LP + Download Card) – The thriving desert blues sound of the Saharan peoples is the spiritual homeland of the blues. This Rough Guide explores their songs and stories and features many of the continent’s best loved musicians, from Ali Farka Touré to Tinariwen. A brilliant overview of the desert blues, from across the Sahara. 180 gram limited edition LP. Includes a free download card that includes additional Desert Blues tracks as well as our favorite source album by Etran Finatawa.
Various Artists – No One Got Hurt – Bloodshot’s first all-live compilation. On September 12, 2009, the Hideout Block Party hosted Bloodshot’s 15th Anniversary celebration. We soaked in the day with loads of old friends, allies, associates, and fans from at least 28 states and four countries. No tents or port-a-johns caught fire or tipped over; there were no lost children, knife fights, fist fights, food fights, thunderstorms, snowstorms, s—storms, or beer shortages (despite your best efforts); the stage didn’t collapse, the sound system didn’t rebel, the bands all showed up, and hit the stage at more or less the right times and played the way we love. And no one got hurt.
Various Artists – Rhymesayers Vinyl Picture Disc – This year independent hip hop and independent retail join forces as Rhymesayers brings an exclusive 12-inch picture disc to Record Store Day. The limited run of 1,000 hand-numbered pieces is perfect for any collector and music lover and includes a digital download card to satisfy any audiophile’s needs. Includes six exclusive tracks from Atmosphere, Blueprint, Evidence, Brother Ali, POS, and Grieves & Budo.
Various Artists – Save The Music – A Compilation For Record Store Day – Features exclusive new music from AM, Princess Superstar, The Incredible Tabla Band, S. Marharba, Letherette, Dibiase, Jed & Lucia, NOMO, Shawn Lee, Clutchy Stills & Day, and a re-issued folky funk joint from Pats People. This compilation is available on three limited edition, hand-numbered, 12-inch singles and on this limited edition compilation CD.
Various Artists – Save The Music 12” #1 – Shawn Lee Exclusives – This 12-inch was curated by Shawn Lee who chose to include a slamming new track from his forthcoming collaboration album with the soulful and melodic pop-crooner AM. “Dark Into Light” sees the duo propel each other into their best work yet. Another collaboration sees NYC-based Princess Superstar and Lee team up for a funky hip hop joint. And lastly, Lee gives us a sneak peak at his new Incredible Tabla Band project. They also cover the ultimate breaks ‘n’ beats favorite “Apache”. Limited edition of 500, hand-numbered singles
Various Artists – Save The Music 12” #2-Groove Merchant Exclusives – Groove Merchant owner “Cool” Chris Veltri picked a new Magnatite track to partner with the music of obscure Irish band Pats People. Both reflect Veltri’s taste for cosmic, laid-back, folksy-funk. Pats People featured members of folk bands The Wayfarers and The Irish Rovers. Their track is “December Sequel”. “Don’t Shut The Door” is a new cut from Magnatite. On the flip, for the first time on vinyl, is the soulful-disco Round Robin track, “Our Love Is So True”. Limited edition of 500, hand-numbered singles.
Various Artists – Save The Music 12” #3 -BTS Exclusives – BTS picks for this compilation come from Dibiase who was crowned the Red Bull-LA Big Tune 2010 Champion. S. Maharba who hails from the UK, creates infectious, haunting, boom-bap inspired pieces and features a ghostly vocal from Jed and Lucia. Letherette are becoming one of the most hotly tipped acts in electronic music. Jed and Lucia drop a new sunny-styled chill-wave-goes-Brazil cut called “This Is Why”. Limited edition of 500, hand-numbered singles.
Various Artists – A Rekords Records Record – “It’s a 10” slab of picture disc vinyl. Tracklist A1) Alain Johannes “Endless Eyes”. A2) From Desert Sessions 7 & 8 “Nenada”. B1) Queens Of The Stone Age “Regular John”. B2) Mini Mansions “The Room Outside”.
Various Artists – Guided By Voices Tribute: Sing for Your Meat – CD – Unlimited
Various Artists – Guided By Voices Tribute: Sing for Your Meat – 12” Double mixed color vinyl – Unlimited
Various Artists – Kill Rock Stars – LP – screen printed, hand numbered – 2,000 pressed
Various Artists – Cee-Lo Green, Santana, Robert Randolp – Jimi Hendrix Tribute: Cee-Lo Green/ “Foxey Lady”, Santana /”Spanish Castle Magic”, Robert Randolph/”Purple Haze” – CD single – 3 track cd single featuring Cee-Lo Green “Foxey Lady” & Santana “Spanish Castle Magic” plus a previously unreleased live version of “Purple Haze” recorded in March 2010 by Robert Randolph
Villagers/Charlotte Gainsbourg – Memoir/Set The Tigers Free – Last summer, Charlotte Gainsbourg asked the Villagers’ Conor J. O’Brien to write a song for her. “Memoir”, performed gorgeously by Charlotte, is the arresting result of his efforts and is found exclusively on this Record Store Day 7-inch. On the flip side is a standout track from Villagers critically acclaimed album Becoming A Jackal. Limited to 500 pieces.
Vinyl Shirt – Face Pollution
Vinyl Shirt – Vinyl Lover
Vinyl Shirt – Vinyl Junkie
Vinyl Shirt – The Vinyl Frontier (Black & White)
Vinyl Shirt – The Vinyl Frontier (Colored)
Vivian Girls – I Heard You Say – Side A’s “I Heard You Say” is the first single from Vivian Girls’s upcoming third full-length, Share The Joy (streeting April 12) on Polyvinyl. The B-side’s “I Won’t Be Long” is from the same recording sessions as Share The Joy and is exclusive to this release. Both songs were recorded by Jarvis Taveniere of the Brooklyn combo Woods.
Waka Flocka Flame – Go Flock Yourself T-Shirt Black (S)(RSD Exclusive)
Waka Flocka Flame – Go Flock Yourself T-Shirt Black (M)(RSD Exclusive)
Waka Flocka Flame – Go Flock Yourself T-Shirt Black (L)(RSD Exclusive)
Waka Flocka Flame – Go Flock Yourself T-Shirt Black (XL)(RSD Exclusive)
Wavves / Trash Talk – Thorns / TV Luv Song – 7″ Vinyl Split – 500 pressed
Wild Flag – Future Crimes b/w Glass Tambourine – The hotly anticipated debut from the new musical partnership between Carrie Brownstein, Mary Timony, Janet Weiss, and Rebecca Cole. Produced by Spoon’s Britt Daniel, these tracks have already become viral hits through widely circulated videos taken during the band’s recent tour dates.
Wiz Khalifa – WK Logo Drip Mens Slim Fit T-shirt (S)(RSD Exclusive)
Wiz Khalifa – WK Logo Drip Mens Slim Fit T-shirt (M)(RSD Exclusive)
Wiz Khalifa – WK Logo Drip Mens Slim Fit T-shirt (L)(RSD Exclusive)
Wiz Khalifa – WK Logo Drip Mens Slim Fit T-shirt (XL)(RSD Exclusive)
Wiz Khalifa – WK Logo Drip Mens Slim Fit T-shirt (2X)(RSD Exclusive)
Young The Giant – Apartment (RSD Exclusive) – Total pressing of 1,000 units available in the US and Canada. Limited Edition – 1,000 pressed