I posted this list a few weeks ago, but as I was preparing for Record Store Day tomorrow, I noticed some awesome vinyl I didn’t include on my initial list. So here’s an updated list of what I’m excited about for Record Store Day.
Also, We Listen For You has a great post on preparing for Record Store Day. It includes some pretty straightforward tips – get there early, know what you want – but also some more serious tips if there is a piece of vinyl you absolutely must have.
Record Store Day, happening on April 21st, is right around the corner, and they’ve just released a complete list of the special vinyl that will be available on that day. Many of the releases have special features, like colored vinyl or an etching on one side of the record.
The list is pretty extensive, but here are my picks for the best releases coming out that day.
Record Store Day ’12
- Arcade Fire – Sprawl II [Merge] : remixes of Suburbs tracks
- Aretha Franklin/Otis Reading – Respect [Warner Bros] : 7″ gold vinyl
- Bat For Lashes - Strangelove [EMI/Parlophone] : 7″ with Depeche Mode cover and etching
- Beach House - Lazuli b/w Equal Mind [Sub Pop] : new tracks, 7″ white vinyl
- Belle & Sebastian - Crash [Late Night Tales] : 7″ with cover of The Primatives
- Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - We Almost Lost Detroit EP [Warner Bros] : 3 new tracks
- Deerhoof / Of Montreal - Stygian x} Bisection [Polyvinyl] : split 7″
- Destroyer - Destroyer’s Rubies [Merge] : double LP; first U.S. vinyl release; ruby red vinyl
- Florence + the Machine – Shake It Off [Republic] : 7″ with remix by The Weeknd
- M83 - Mirror [Mute] : single song 7″ with etching on other side
- Mastodon / Feist - Commotion/Black Tongue [Warner Bros] : 7″ covering each other’s songs
- Pains of Being Pure At Heart - Acid Reflux [Play It Again Sam] : remixes from Twin Shadow, Saint Etienne, Washed Out, and Violens
- Sigur Ros - Hvarf-Heim [XL] : double LP; multi-colored vinyl
- St. Vincent - KROKODIL [4AD] : non-album tracks on 7″ red vinyl
- Tallest Man On Earth - King Of Spain [Dead Oceans]
- VA - Pretty in Pink Soundtrack [UMe] : pink vinyl? PINK VINYL!
- VA - Breakfast Club Soundtrack [UMe] : white vinyl
- Xiu Xiu / Dirty Beaches – Xiu Xiu / Dirty Beaches [Polyvinyl]: split 7″