On Black Friday (11/23), there will be another Red Store Day. So as you descend upon your favorite independently owned record store, here are ten releases you should be excited for.
10. JEFF the Brotherhood: Dark Energy 7″
An RSD exclusive, JEFF the Brotherhood‘s Dark Energy 7″ features the original “Dark Energy” along with an alternate take of the track.
09. Toro Y Moi: So Many Details
Toro Y Moi‘s So Many Details 7″ is one of the highest profile new releases on RSD. The 7″ features the single for the first time in physical form as well as a remix featuring Hodgy Beats.
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08. Shins: No Way Down / Fall of ’82 (Swift Sessions)
The Shins released one of the best albums of the year with Port of Morrow. Two of the album’s deep cuts, “No Way Down” and “Fall of ’82” are shown with radically different and reimagined versions produced by Richard Swift.
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07. Bob Dylan: Duquesne Whistle 7″
“Duquesne Whistle” was the lead single from Bob Dylan‘s most recent album, Tempest. While anyone with the album has heard the song, what they have not heard is the b-side: a previously unreleased version of “Meet Me In The Morning” from the Blood on the Tracks sessions.
06. Lumineers: Winter EP
The follow up to the Lumineers‘ debut album, Winter EP has never been released in physical format. The 10″ record includes on it a cover of the Talking Heads‘ classic “This Must Be The Place (Naïve Melody).”
05. Gaslight Anthem: Hold You Up
Critically acclaimed folk-punk band, Gaslight Anthem are releasing their Hold You Up 10″. The vinyl includes three unreleased acoustic tracks including a cover of Bon Iver‘s “Skinny Love.”
04. Fat Boys: Fat Boys Pizza Box LP
The Fat Boys‘ 1984 self-titled debut album may not have been a great record but this re-release promises to be great packaging. The LP is a picture disc stylized to look like a pizza packaged in a pizza box. Who wouldn’t want this collector’s item?
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03. Velvet Underground: Velvet Underground & Nico (Scepter Studios Acetate)
The rare April 1966 Scepter Studios recordings captured on acetate featuring early, alternate versions of songs later issued on the seminal Velvet Underground & Nico album will be made available for the first time ever on 180g vinyl. Each package will come gold foil stamped with individual number. The Scepter Studio demos were previously only available in the The Velvet Underground & Nico Super Deluxe 45th Anniversary Edition.
02. Nirvana: 20th Anniversary Edition of Incesticide 45RPM Edition
For vinyl collectors, this is a must have. Read Record Store Day’s website’s description of the release: “Recompiled and remastered from the original analog master tape and recording sources by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering Studios, Hollywood. This limited edition audiophile edition of Incesticide was pressed by Analogue Productions on two 180gram virgin vinyl discs and cut at 45 RPM vinyl for superior audio quality to past 33 1/3 RPM reissues. The faithful recreation of the jacket designed by Kurt Cobain includes the lyric sheet art and for the first time comes housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve. Gold foiled stamped and individually numbered.”
01. Various Artists: Reservoir Dogs Soundtrack
With the upcoming release of Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino is enjoying something of a renaissance both in movie theatres (where Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction will be re-released) and in record stores where the Reservoir Dogs Soundtrack gets a reissue. In true Reservoir Dogs fashion, the vinyl is available in blonde, blue, brown, orange, white and pink.