Posted: April 9, 2016 in ALBUMS, MUSIC


On April 16th, record stores across the UK will unite to celebrate the beauty of vinyl for Record Store Day. The RSD website describes the event as “the one day of the year when over 200 independent record shops all across the UK come together to celebrate their unique culture.” In reality, that often means a scrum for exclusive releases but the all-round good vibes in record stores across the land makes it a can’t miss day in our calendar.

In the UK, this year’s event will take place on April 16th.
As always, there’s a whole host of fancy coloured vinyl, limited edition pressings and several reissues you can get your mitts on. We’ve already picked a few highlights here but you can see the full UK release list on their website.
Arrive early. If you’re planning to go to one of the big shops, we strongly advise you to get in the queues in plenty of time. Most shops will open around 9am on the Saturday, but there will be people queuing hours before that.

Most importantly, though, be patient. We know you’re going to be sweating it out thinking your record will have gone but racing around and pushing people out the way will kill the vibe for everyone. Soak it up and enjoy the day.

Don’t just take our word for it – Banquet Records (@BanquetRecords) in Kingston suggested that shoppers should “bring some cash, bring a smile, bring an open mind, bring a smart phone” to the event and the crew at Jumbo Records (@JumboRecords) in Leeds say to “try to come with a list of alternatives in case your first choice of record is unavailable or sold out” and most importantly – “enjoy yourself!” Wise words.

Things you should definitely not do
Be a dick and sell them on eBay after. Seriously – everyone hates that person. We know they’re exclusive, but it devalues the whole day if you make a bigger profit on a record than the shop you brought it from.
Also, holding extra copies of a record while you wait for your mate to come into the shop is a big no.

Several artists will be releasing exclusive CDs and cassettes that you can nab on the day. The Flaming Lips will be releasing a reworking of their ‘Clouds Taste Metallic’ exclusively on CD and Metallica will also be exclusively releasing a live show from 2003 on the format. For those über-hipsters who are trying to bolster their cassette collection, there will be the chance to pick up Marilyn Manson’s career-best album ‘Antichrist Superstar’ on the old-school format.

This special edition RSD piece was originally released in the UK in 1965. Never before released in the U.S. it is the Animals fourth British EP, cut at Kingsway Studios in London at 45 RPM snf pressed on 10″ vinyl for audio fidelity. Limited to 3000.
How You’ve Changed, I Believe To My Soul, Let The Good Times Roll, Worried Life Blues






Record Store Day’s Best Coast 7″ features two never-before-released b-Sides from the band’s California Nights’ recording sessions. Beautifully packaged in a white sleeve and limited to 3000 copies.

“Late 20s”/”Bigger Man”



Record Store Day’s “Disquaire Day” series of 7″ singles in support of our friends in France. This special edition Doors‘ single features a live version of “Roadhouse Blues” backed with “A Feast of Friends.” Limited to 4,000 copies on white vinyl.






Though they’ve released five albums of original songs over the years,

The Feelies are known to break into covers, especially during their encores. On this special limited edition EP for Record Store Day, The Feelies “Uncover” some of their favorite songs by some of their biggest influences; Bob Dylan, Neil Young, The Doors and Patti Smith. This special EP plays at 45 RPM and is limited to 1200 copies.

Side One :
7 Days (Bob Dylan) Take It As It Comes (The Doors)
Side Two
Dancing Barefoot (Patti Smith-Ivan kral) Barstool Blues (Neil Young)

Record Store Day offers the alternative version of Tusk from Fleetwood Mac’s deluxe box set as two LP set on 180 gram black vinyl. Limited to 5,000.
Side 1
1. Over and Over
2. The Ledge
3. Think About Me
4. Save Me a Place
5. Sara
Side 2
1. What Makes You Think You’re the One
2. Storms
3. That’s All for Everyone
4. Not That Funny
5. Sisters of the Moon
Side 3
1. Angel
2. That’s Enough For Me
3. Brown Eyes
4. Never Make Me Cry
5. I Know I’m Not Wrong
Side 4
1. Honey Hi
2. Beautiful Child
3. Walk a Thin Line
4. Tusk
5. Never Forget


Two new tracks from the upcoming Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions album, which will be released later in 2016. Features the songs “Isn’t it True” and “She’s in the Wall” on 7″ color vinyl. Each unit is numbered.








To mark the start of a year of Everything Must Go 20th anniversary activity, we are releasing a special edition single of “A Design For Life” exclusively for Record Store Day. Replicating the deluxe packaging and design of the original ADFL singles, the 12” single will be housed in a printed inner sleeve inside a copper Mirricard outer sleeve. Limited to 4,000.
1.Manic Street Preachers – A Design for Life
2.Manic Street Preachers – Dead Trees And Traffic Islands
1.Manic Street Preachers – A Design For Life (Stealth Sonic Orchestra Remix)
2.Manic Street Preachers – Mr. Carbohydrate                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The band Nothing releases  this 12″ vinyl                                       Pressed on white vinyl, this limited edition Record Store Day release features a song off the band’s latest album on the a-side and a deluxe silk screened b-side – featuring a new track, exclusive to this RSD record. Only 2000 copies made.

“ACD (Abcessive compulsive disorder)”/”Suns and lovers (2016)”





At a Songs:Ohia show in the early ’00s, Jason Molina said to the artist William Schaff that he would love to see himself depicted as one of Schaff’s signature, skull-headed creatures. The two struck up a pen-pal friendship and Schaff sent Jason his picture. In return, he asked for a recording of the Townes Van Zandt covers Jason had performed that night. The pair of Van Zandt covers included here, recorded at Molina’s home on the north side of Chicago, symbolize not only the creative turn Molina’s songwriting had taken (seen in his forthcoming Magnolia Electric Co. release) from sparse and jagged indie rock to rootsy folk rock, but also a sonic bond between two friends who loved each other’s work very deeply. After learning of Molina’s death in 2013, Schaff spent days pouring over his lengthy correspondence with his friend, with Molina’s oeuvre on repeat. He created the painting that graces the cover of this release in the process: Apropos of everything, a skull-headed creature in flight. This special 7″ release is limited to 3500 copies worldwide.

1. I’ll Be Here In The Morning
2. Tower Song

The Record Store Day alternate version of American Alternative rock musician Matthew Sweet’s third studio album “Girlfriend” features home demos, session recordings and live performances. Limited to 4,000 copies.
Side A
1.Divine Intervention
3.Day For Night
4.Thought I Knew You
Side B
5.Looking At The Sun
6.Does She Talk
7.You Don’t Love Me
Side C
8.Someone To Pull The Trigger
9.I’ve Been Waiting
Side D
12.Cortez The Killer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Following the previous Record Store Day release of Kiss My Amps, Kiss My Amps Vol. II features deep tracks, hits and handpicked covers of The Byrds, Little Feat, The Monkees & The Traveling Wilburys. Pressed on 180g vinyl.

1. So You Want to Be a Rock N Roll Star (Live Beacon Theatre)
2. I’m Not (You’re Steppin Stone) Live Beacon Theatre
3. Love is a Long Road (Live Fonda Theatre)
4. Two Gunslingers (Live Beacon Theatre)
5. When a Kid Goes Bad (Live Fonda Theatre)
6. Willin’ (Live Fonda Theatre)
7. The Best of Everything (Live Fonda Theatre)
8. Tweeter and the Monkey Man (Live Beacon Theatre)
9. Rebels (Live From Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival)
10. A Woman In Love (It’s Not Me) (Live From Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival)

Lucinda celebrates Record Store Day by offering exclusive remixes from her new THE GHOSTS OF HIGHWAY 20 album, including Faith and Grace in it’s truest form, and as it was intended, a full 18 minutes long! Limited to 3000 copies.

Faith & Grace (Voodoo Mix)/Foolishness (fear monger mix)/Faith & Grace (dub & psace mix)


Ellie Rowsell of Wolf Alice said that the band never really gave “Leaving You” a physical release so they chose Record Store Day to do it. It also includes the band’s favorite B-side track “White Leather,” with beautiful artwork created by Eden Sailor. Limited to 1500 copies.

“White Leather” b/w “Leaving You”






Ezra records cover songs from artists like Beck, Arcarde Fire and the Replacements and presses them on 12″ silver vinyl for his Record Store Day release. Limited to 500 copies. “A good song takes you far,” sang Jackson Browne on tour in the 70s. It’s true, and very strange– how these little three-minute compositions crafted on a whim in a bedroom end up bringing us out on planes and highways, into bars and ballrooms and radio stations, pouring out our hearts and lungs for those who themselves were pulled out of their rooms and into the world by the power of song. Browne understood this: he himself was covering Danny O’Keefe’s perfect ode to the bizarre bittersweet life of a traveling musician, and when I listen to it crammed in a van full of instruments speeding across rainy Germany, it hits hard.

I have always played other people’s songs, alone and with friends, at home and on the road. I know our audiences’ main interest is in our original songs, and for that I’m honored. But I can’t seem to stop playing covers. Every time we are preparing to go on tour I can’t help assembling the Boy-Friends and demanding that we learn a new cover song to play live. I listen to so much great music and just ache to be able to inhabit it more fully. I want to be Beck or Melanie or Jackie Wilson. So this record is me playing dress-up, with the help of my incredible band. (Don’t miss that point– the Boy-Friends are an incredible band that can do anything, without whom my voice would not be in your earholes.)

Thanks for indulging us in these cover versions, pieced together from studio recordings, recordings made on tour in backstage rooms and hotels, and a live show in Austria. I’d like to point out that we’ve included a song from every decade since rock’n’roll has been a viable marketing category, the 1950s through the 2010s. You are encouraged to look up the original versions if you’ve never heard them. They blew my mind.”
Beck – Devil’s Haircut/Melanie – The Good Book/Arcade Fire – Crown of Love/Replacements – Androgynous/ LCD Soundsystem – I Can Change/Jackie Wilson – Higher and Higher/Little Richard – Ready Teddy

Electric Lady Studios has announced the launch of Electric Lady Records, an ongoing series of carefully curated and limited edition vinyl releases.On August 26th, 2015, the newly formed record company teamed with Patti Smith for a live, recorded performance of her landmark debut LP, Horses, itself originally recorded at the facility in 1975. Recordings from the in-studio appearance will be released on double 180g vinyl for the first time on Record Store Day as the first offering from Electric Lady Records.

1. Gloria 2. Redondo Beach 3. Birdland 4. Free Money 5. Kimberly 6. Break It Up 7. Land (pt. 1 “Horses” pt. 2 “Land Of a Thousand Dances pt. 3 La Mer(de) 8. Elegie

Carlton Melton “aground’ side A:
upon your return / simulacra / phildelayphia.
released ( record store day ) April 16th 2016 on Agitated Records.
andy duvall – drums/guitar , clint golden – bass , rich millman – guitar/synth , phil manley – guitar on ‘phildelayphia’.
recorded and engineered at el studio by phil manley.
mastered by john mcbain at JPM Mastering.
video footage – andy duvall.


















Electric Lady Studios has announced the launch of

Electric Lady Records,

an ongo
ing series of carefully curated and limited edition vinyl releases.On August 26th, 2015, the newly formed record company teamed with Patti Smith for a live, recorded performance of her landmark debut LP, Horses, itself originally recorded at the facility in 1975. Recordings from the in-studio appearance will be released on double 180g vinyl for the first time on Record Store Day as the first offering from Electric Lady Records.

1. Gloria 2. Redondo Beach 3. Birdland 4. Free Money 5. Kimberly 6. Break It Up 7. Land (pt. 1 “Horses” pt. 2 “Land Of a Thousand Dances pt. 3 La Mer(de) 8. Elegie


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