This Saturday, April 21st is Record Store Day. In order to help myself (as well as my readers) to prepare, I have the top 10 records I am looking to purchase.
09. Arcade Fire: Sprawl II
Although Arcade Fire‘s seminal album, The Suburbs came out two years ago, the band is still getting mileage out of it. My favorite track on the album gets a seven inch release with “Ready to Start” backing as the b-side.
08. Foster The People: Broken Jaw / Ruby
I was one of many who loved Foster the People‘s single “Pumped Up Kicks.” But I liked their album, Torches as a whole. Torches‘s bonus track “Broken Jaw” gets a formal release backed by the unreleased “Ruby.”
07. Fun.: The Ghost That You Are To Me
fun. is having a monster year. Following the success of Some Nights, fun. releases a three song 10′ for RSD. The record contains three acoustic tracks including a version of “We Are Young.”
MP3: fun. “Some Nights”
06. Portugal. the Man “Got It All”
I was hoping that the Portugal. The Man RSD exclusive single for “Got It All” would include the awesome RZA remix we featured last week. Instead the 7″ features the original track backed by Bjorn of Peter, Bjorn, and John‘s remix.
04. Minus The Bear: Your Private Sky 7″
While Minus the Bear have supposedly already completed their new album, for RSD they release two b-sides from OMNI. The 7″ includes “Your Private Sky” and “South Side Life.”
03. Lana Del Ray: Born To Die (Damon Albarn Remix) / Blue Jeans (Penguin Prison Remix)
Save one Saturday Night Live performance, Lana Del Rey is having a great year. With Born to Die currently being my choice for album of the year, I am excited for her RSD release which will include remixes by Damon Albarn and Penguin Prison.
02. Destroyer: Destroyer’s Rubies
Merge Records releases this RSD exclusive vinyl of Destroyer‘s 2006 album, Destroyer’s Rubies. The album was critically beloved with Pitchfork even naming it number 158 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s.
01. Gorillaz featuring James Murphy and Andre 3000 “Do Ya Thing”
The crazy Converse conceptualized dream collaboration between Gorillaz, LCD Soundsystem‘s James Murphy, and Andre 3000 finally get a physical release. Sadly the record is only one sided, so no backing equally nutty pairing.