Written by Corey Irwin and Chad Childers
Record Store Day is this Saturday, April 21st. To celebrate, bands are releasing all kinds of special singles, albums, live recordings, etc… There are literally hundreds of special releases coming out! You can’t be expected to keep track of all that! To help you out, we here at Out Of Order have selected some of our favorites – 50 in total – they we think you should check out…
Here are our favorite choices for Record Store Day (in alphabetical order). For full details on everything going on Saturday, head over to www.recordstoreday.com:
- 311 – Who doesn’t love 311? Come on, their music is the perfect soundtrack to summer! For Record Store Day they’re offering up a collection of remixes from the Universal Pulse album. Plus, the band’s Music album arrives on vinyl.
- Anberlin – The group digs into their archives to release old albums Never Take Friendship Personal and Blueprints For The Black Market on vinyl.
- Animal Collective – The psychedelic/experimental band put their audio/visual piece Transverse Temporal Gyrus into a collage that’s available on 12-inch vinyl.
- Arcade Fire – Everyone’s favorite Canadians release two songs from The Suburbs on LP – “Sprawl II” and “Ready To Start”.
- Arctic Monkeys – Prhaps you heard us play “R U Mine?” on Out Of Order? Well, this
awesome, dirty rock track is available as a purple vinyl 7-inch, with the
song “Electricity” as the b-side.
- Brendan Benson – The Raconteurs guitarist releases some of his solo work on vinyl, featuring the b-sides “What Kind Of World” and “Go Decco.”
- The Black Keys – You probably already own their album Their El Camino, but now you can buy it again! This time it’s offered as a two-disc release, complete with unreleased live versions of “Sister” and “Moneymaker.”
- Blitzen Trapper – “Hey Joe” and “Skirts On Fire” are part of the 7-inch 45.
- David Bowie – A 7-inch picture disc featuring the track “Starman” and his performance of
“Starman” on Top Of The Pops. In addition, Bowie fans can pick up “Mick Rock Tins,” a 7-inch box set featuring the songs “Starman” and “Suffragette City” along with an 128-page Mick Rock photo book from the era.
- The Clash – Whether you live by the river, or simply in in an apartment, you should
pick up this “London Calling” remix and an instrumental version on 45.
- Leonard Cohen – The five-song EP Live In Fredericton features renditions of “Dance Me To The End Of Love,” “In My Secret Life,” “Heart With No Companion,” “Bird On The Wire,” and “Who By Fire.”
- Coldplay – Their very rare and hard to find tracks “Up With The Birds” and “UFO” get
limited release on vinyl.
- Cursive – The band’s Burst And Bloom album is issued on marbled vinyl.
- Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – The group celebrate their Detroit roots with a cover of Madonna’s “Like A Prayer,” “We Almost Lost Detroit,” “I Think Of You” and remixes of “We Almost Lost Detroit,” “Morning Thought,” and “Simple Girl.”
- Death Cab For Cutie – Last year they released a Codes & Keys remix album. For Record Store Day, it’ll get a limited release on vinyl.
- Devo – The band dig deep into their vaults for this Live In 1981 vinyl release.
- Disturbed – Get ready to get down with all of the sickness! All five of the band’s studio albums are compiled into The Collection a vinyl box set.
- Dr. John – The legendary musician’s latest album, Locked Down, produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, arrives on vinyl. We’ll be playing his song “Big Shot” this weekend for Jed’s ‘Catch of the Day’.
- Dry The River – The band’s current single “New Ceremony” is paired with the previously
unheard “Deadheads” on this 45.
- Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – The two non-album tracks “One Love To Another” and “A Note To The American Democrat” are paired up on vinyl.
- The Flaming Lips – Heady Fwends is a vinyl collection of collaborations with awesome artists like Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Neon Indian, Bon Iver, Erykah Badu, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, and Nick Cave. Unfortunately, Ke$ha and Yoko Ono are also on the album.
- Flogging Molly – The group serve up “Drunken Lullabies” and “A Prayer For Me In Silence” as a 45.
- Florence + The Machine – Everyone’s favorite ginger offers the original single “Shake It Out” and a remix of the track by The Weeknd as a 7-inch 45.
- fun. – The Ghost That You Are To Me is a 10-inch gear-shaped picture disc featuring acoustic versions of “We Are Young,” “Carry On,” and “Why Am I The One?”
- Garbage – The band’s new single, “Blood For Poppies,” is issued with a Butch Vig remix of the track on white vinyl.
- Gorillaz, James Murphy & Andre 3000 – The full-length 13-minute version of their single “Do Ya Thing” is available on 10-inch vinyl.
- Grouplove – The song “Don’t Fly Too Close To The Sun” is paired with a remix of the single “Tongue Tied” on this 45.
- The Hives – The group’s brand new single “Go Right Ahead” (which we played on Out Of
Order) is available on 45.
- Iggy& The Stooges – The band’s performance at All Tomorrow’s Parties is available as a 12-inch picture disc. Plus, look for the 2LP Raw Power vinyl reissue featuring both the David Bowie 1973 mix and Iggy’s own 1997 mix, along with a 16-page booklet.
- Kimbra – She’s more than just ‘that chick who sings with Gotye‘. For Record Store Day she’s releasing the Settle Down EP featuring the title track, plus “Good Intent,” “Limbo,” a remix of “Cameo Lover” done by Sam Sparro and Golden Touch, and live version of “Plain Golden Ring.”
- LCD Soundsystem – The group’s debut single, “Losing My Edge,” returns as a 12-inch vinyl reissue.
- M83 – The spacey-electro group provides the track “Mirror” as an etched 7-inch release.
- Paul McCartney – The legendary vocalist offers a 45 featuring “Another Day” and “Oh Woman, Oh Why.”
- Metallica – The group’s “Beyond Magnetic” tracks debuted during their 30th anniversary
are now available on vinyl as well.
- Miike Snow – This 45 features a pair of remixes of the track “Devil’s Work” from the
band’s new album.
- Minus The Bear – The group pair up the songs “Your Private Sky” and “South Side Life” for a 45 release.
- Neon Trees – The band’s current single “Everybody Talks” is paired with “Lessons In
Love” on a 7-inch red heart-shaped vinyl.
- Of Monsters And Men – The group offer their Into The Woods EP on 10-inch vinyl with the bonus track “Sinking Man.”
- Portugal. The Man – The group offer the track “Got It All” and a Bjorn Yttling remix of the song.
- School Of Seven Bells – The band serve up the songs “Kiss Them For Me” and “When She Was Me” on 45.
- Sigur Ros – The group’s Hvarf-Heim album is issued as a two-LP colored vinyl.
- Social Distortion – The band’s Hard Times & Nursery Rhymes album is offered as a limited edition lime green vinyl complete with an autographed poster.
- Switchfoot – Remix time! Paper Route’s JT Daly, Photek, Owl City, and Mutemath’s Darren King are among the musicians remixing Switchfoot songs on the Vice Re-Verses specialty CD offering.
- Taking Back Sunday – We Play Songs features live performances from a pair of in-stores, including the tracks “Ghost Man On Third,” “Your Own Disaster,” “Faith (When I Let You Down),” and “Great Romances Of The 20th Century.”
- Tegan & Sara – The band’s 2011 live album Get Along is now on vinyl.
- Thievery Corporation – A four-disc 12-inch clear vinyl box set centered on The Cosmic Game release.
- Eddie Vedder – The Pearl Jam singer offers live performances of “Wishlist” and “Love Boat Captain” on a 45.
- Walk The Moon – Their current single “Anna Sun” is paired with the b-side “Anyway I Can” on this 45.
- The White Stripes – It’s a 7-inch black and red swirled vinyl featuring the songs “Hand
Springs” and “Red Death At 6:14.”
- Wilco – The Whole Love box set is a very limited deluxe package.
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