Boards of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest
Tomorrow’s Harvest opens with dissonant arpeggios and a heap of fuzz—what John Carpenter might record if he took a job soundtracking a Michael Mann film. This theme sticks for the album’s duration, like a steady drizzle that doesn’t let up for weeks. The clouds only part sporadically, but when they do, we get some of the most unabashedly gorgeous music in Boards Of Canada’s discography. “Cold Earth” has the kind of wandering melody and head-nodding beat we’ve heard innumerable times from this group, but the space they leave in the mix brings clarity to its strange chords and rhythmic nuance. Driven by a ghostly piano and strings filtered down to little more than a high-frequency scratch, “Nothing Is Real” provides some rays of sunlight. Mostly, though, we’re left sifting through chilly ambience and tangled drum patterns, driven by the lingering sense of some greater meaning. Read the full review on Resident Advisor
Deafheaven – Sunbather
Though there are plenty of heavy riffs and betwitched screams a la early ‘90s Norway, there’s plenty on Sunbather that’s bound to piss off those wishing to tag this group as black metal. The LP’s sleeve art is a striking, gorgeous pink, far from the imperceptible black-on-white band name decals that black metal is so famous for. Soft instrumental passages like “Irresistible” recall Explosions in the Sky, whose placid guitar technique (see the blueprint established by The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place) is not privy to harsh tremolo picking. Meanwhile, on the other end, there are those who are drawn to this album for its take on shoegaze and post-rock, i.e. the avid readers of indie e-zines. For all the things they might find appealing, they probably won’t bee keen on George Clarke’s vocals, which never fall below a piercing screech. Read the full review on Pop Matters
Black Sabbath – 13
Ozzy Osbourne has stated multiple times that ’13′ could possibly be the most important album of his career. With such a fabled discography preceding ’13,’ both with Black Sabbath and his solo career, Ozzy’s claim is not one to be taken lightly, and although ’13′ may not be the greatest album to ever be attributed to Ozzy’s name, the disc is a definite success for Black Sabbath. Read the review on Loudwire
King Tuff – Was Dead
It’s a tight, consistent, and unbelievably catchy rock album that quickly and effectively defined who and what “King Tuff” was, stuffed with killer guitar solos, infectiously sunny hooks, and lyrics that come off like personality-defining mantras. If you were at all familiar with Thomas’ other work, the immediacy of Was Dead probably came as a surprise. But this was the album he’d been hoping to make all along: “There’s been a few diversions into other types of music, but I’ve pretty much always had a rock’n'roll heart.” Read the full review on Pitchfork
The National – Trouble Will Find Me
With every new album the band continues to mystify with their amazing presence and spirit and it’s no different with Trouble Will Find Me. A repetitive verse that reads more like poetry than lyrics, the narrator is disappointed by a lover that got away and how petty arguments always were the distraction. The music is pensive with a chorus that features choir-like backgrounds and a bass line that permeates throughout. And the whole time, you’re left with this vision of the narrator, alone, with nothing but the lost memories of what could have been. And like beautiful The National fashion, each ensuing song is a vivid recounting about some kind of love that might have been and the lesson learned. Read the full review on Delusions of Adequacy
Queens of the Stone Age – Like Clockwork
Though there has been plenty of buzz about ‘…Like Clockwork’s’ all-star contributors, the core four-piece has ample room to shine. The album opens with the darkly intoxicating opener ‘Keep Your Eyes Peeled,’ an experimental track with Homme offering falsetto as Scissor Sisters singer Jake Shears contributes backing vocals. But things venture into more accessible territory with the standout track ‘I Sat By the Ocean.’ This traditional rocker features an infectious ‘Good Times Roll’ guitar lick and a swagger that just swings. Read the full review on Loudwire
Phoenix – Bankrupt!
If it sometimes seems that Bankrupt! is bursting at the seams, it’s because it is. A song like album highlight “SOS in Bel Air” has no less than three different hooks running rampant through its breathless structure, while “Trying To Be Cool” pokes fun at itself and the band with a breezy, gleaming bit of ‘80s trifle that is decidedly uncool for 2013 – and that’s before the R&B breakdown that ends things without a hint of embarrassment. Read the full review on Sputnik Music
Flaming Lips – The Terror
After resisting for so long the miniaturization of rock—the entry in Continuum’s 33 1/3 series on Zaireeka aptly describes that album’s synced-up, four-disc experience as “the anti-MP3”—The Terror is The Flaming Lips record that fits in your pocket. Not that this detracts from its potency: This is a lonely record, epic in length and intimate in scope. Read the full review on The AV Club
Iron & Wine – Ghost on Ghost
Ghost On Ghost is the fifth Iron & Wine full-length, viewed by Beam as “a reward to myself after the way I went about making the last few.” This is a curious statement, as the record doesn’t initially feel or sound too far-removed from 2011′s Kiss Each Other Clean, nor The Shepherd’s Dog. The instrumentation is lush and expansive, song titles like ‘Grace for Saints And Ramblers’ are quintessentially Iron & Wine, and the sinners, naked boys, morning birds and country fairs that appear on the opening ‘Caught in the Briars’ are lyrical staples for Beam at this point – ones he has contemplated plenty across his discography. Read the full review on The Quietus
The Knife – Shaking The Habitual
Overt politicizing isn’t the only thing that’s new here. Gone, for the most part, is the frosty electronic base of their past. Shaking is far thornier and more organic, full of industrial blurts, stormy drum and noise passages (ala Olof’s work as Oni Ayhun) and extended drone sequences. Fans seeking another “Marble House” are offered only two throwbacks: the gorgeous vocal hook that emerges from the frothy murk of “Raging Lung” and the rippling electronic pulse of “Ready To Lose.” Instead, across its expansive breadth, one hears echoes of Amon Duul’s epic krautrock jams, the fried-brain electronics of Einstürzende Neubauten, and the urban tribalism of Gang Gang Dance. Read the full review on Resident Advisor
Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Pretty Daze
Written on the road and recorded across America in upstate New York, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia, the follow-up to 2011′s Smoke Ring for My Halo turns the Philadelphia songwriter into a seasoned explorer, conjuring up the rugged frontier magic that Young, Browne, Fleetwood, and Petty sharpened in the ’70s. This album’s alive and far removed from the claustrophobic confines of his last outing, whose dreary black and white cover offered a succinct portrait of that album’s introverted personality. Read the full review on Consequence of Sound
James Blake – Overgrown
Blake’s real argument for the continued relevance of his dewy, electronic gospel-folk comes via his second LP, Overgrown. At a few points on the record, he seems to be demonstrating to the wub fetishists that he’s also capable of sonic mayhem. Whether they’re meant as representations of conflicted emotions or simply designed to get crowds moving, the codas to “Digital Lion” and “Voyeur” are as bass-first and funky as anything Blake’s done to date. The last minute of “Lion”, which credits Brian Eno as collaborator, prominently showcases Blake’s gospel fixation, his wordless vocals present to acknowledge the powerful groove. Read the full review on Pitchfork
Bonobo – The North Borders
If “slow and steady wins the race” is indeed a truism, then Bonobo’s fifth LP in nearly fifteen years The North Borders is an model illustration of it. After the hearty reception to his last LP – 2010′s Black Sands – The North Borders sees the confidence and scope of his sound blossom; tracks unfolding in ornate, colourful flourishes to reveal an attuned sensibility for orchestral grooves and delicate textures, as strands of garage, house and trip-hop are woven into ripe, expertly crafted progressions of down-tempo electronica. Read the full review on Fact
Tyler the Creator – Wolf
Wolf as a whole also sounds gorgeous, and that even goes for the bruisers. The polyrhythmic hi-hats of the madcap posse cut “Trashwang” eventually give pause to a piano bridge, and the blustery lead single “Domo 23” gets a bump from a boisterous horn section. Foreboding numbers like “Rusty” (a lush reimagining of 1990s RZA production) and the nightmarish, tribal “Cowboy” are declawed by rich textures and melodicism. “Answer” sets Tyler’s longing for his late grandmother and absentee father to a bright guitar figure and shimmering organs. Read the full review on Pitchfork
Charles Bradley – Victim of Love
Compared to the airing of grievances that was No Time for Dreaming — standout “Why Is It So Hard” seemingly let out decades of frustration over the course of its four minutes — Victim of Love is nothing but smooth sailing. But that doesn’t mean Bradley’s totally content these days. The major theme here is, of course, love, and Bradley’s walloping sob of a voice is more than capable of extricating all the feelings that come with his subject. There’s adoration in that voice when he sings lines like “My life was cold / You put the flame on it”; he sounds both desperate and lost when he asks, “Where do we go from here?” Read the full review on Consequence of Sound
Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer – Child Ballads
Harvard professor Francis James Child gathered more than 300 folk songs from England and Scotland during the late 19th century. Known as the “Child Ballads”, these songs form the canon of the modern folk music repertoire; everyone from Joan Baez to Fleet Foxes has recorded them. These tales of witchery and honor, curses and transformations, were old when Child first collected them. Mitchell and Hamer perform seven of them on their new disc. Read the full review on Pop Matters
The Strokes – Comedown Machine
On “Welcome to Japan” the band finally sounds like they are enjoying the music they are playing. Casablancas sings “I didn’t want to notice/ I didn’t know that God was loaded/ I didn’t really know this/ what kind of asshole drives a Lotus.” Comedown Machine has too few of these loose, innately enjoyable moments. “Partners in Crime” gives the latter part of the album a much needed injection of bouncy guitar riffs. The album’s emphasis on New Wave synths and 80′s aesthetic (probably a holdover from Casablancas’ solo work) is fine at times, but tunes like “Partners In Crime” and “All the Time” are simply more fun. The Strokes are a rock band from New York; the songs on Comedown Machine that embrace that are the standouts. Read the full review on Pretty Much Amazing
Wavves – Afraid Of Heights
Afraid Of Heights sounds bigger and more ambitious than anything Nathan Williams’ former backyard solo project has ever recorded. The big-name producer and studio certainly help; so does the three-year break between Afraid Of Heights and 2010’s breakthrough King Of The Beach. But unlike Wavves’ previous records (including two simply titled Wavves), Afraid Of Heights doesn’t sound like it’s filled with first-take toss-offs. Read the full review on the AV Club
Greetings, Pure Poppers! Record Store Day is happening in less than a month– on Saturday, April 20, 2013. We’ve placed our orders for Record Store Day, and here are some of the items you can expect to see on the shelves on April 20. Please note that the exact products we will have in stock may deviate slightly from this list. You’re just seeing a list of what we have ordered, but the exact quantities that do (or don’t) get shipped to us are determined by the almighty Record Store Day Gods.
So grab a cup of coffee, pretend you’re actually doing something at work, position yourself strategically so your boss can’t see your computer screen…and enjoy.
Read this before reading this list: This list is not alphabetical. We’ve listed items based on how many we ordered, in descending order. In other words, we ordered way more copies of Phish’s Lawn Boy than the Rob Zombie 7″. Not that we don’t love Rob Zombie, but we’re trying to predict what y’all will want– and we know lots of you love Phish.
If you’re looking for something specific, we suggest using the “find” function (press CTRL+F and type in what you’re looking for) to skip to the item you would like to see.
Also, not all details of RSD items are listed in the brief description below. A product may be in gatefold packaging/on colored vinyl/on 180-gram vinyl/have a download code– even if the description here doesn’t say so. We’re just distilling the information given us to by our distributors to give you a complete list that isn’t too wordy. If you are looking for more details, we suggest you use the almighty internets– the Record Store Day website is an excellent place to start.
Finally, if something isn’t listed here, we probably aren’t going to have it on RSD. We are carrying the vast majority of what’s available, but not everything. When in doubt, ask.
Okay, so that’s that. Heeeeeere’s the list!
Phish, Lawn Boy LP: The latest Phish vinyl to be reissued. We’ve ordered a ton of these, since we know you guys will want them, but we won’t know just how many we’ll be getting until the week before Record Store Day.
Trey Anastasio, Trey Anastasio 7″: Picture disc of previously unreleased tracks. Could be a nice companion for your Lawn Boy LP, eh?
Page McConnell, Unsung Cities And Movies Never Made LP: A ten-track instrumental LP from another Phish member. This RSD exclusive release will be pressed on red vinyl.
Tame Impala, Tame Impala EP 12″: A reissue of Tame Impala’s pre-Innerspeaker EP on colored 12″ vinyl.
The Band, The Last Waltz 3 x LP: The classic album by The Band repressed on three 180-gram LPs. This is the first reissue of The Last Waltz on vinyl, and will be available in limited quantities.
Sigur Ros, Agaetis Byrjun 2 x LP: Vinyl re-issue of the band’s sophomore album, which has been out of print for years.
Porno for Pyros, Porno for Pyros LP: Reissue of the debut Porno for Pyros album on swirly colored vinyl.
Pretty and Nice, Q_Q 7″: A 7″ single of new music from these former Burlingtonians. Their full album hits shelves on April 30.
The Flaming Lips, Zaireeka 4 x LP box set: A remastered version of the 1997 album on 4 colored vinyl LPs. Comes in a box set with a book. IF you buy this, make sure to recruit three of your friends with record players so you can listen to all four albums as they are supposed to be heard– simultaneously. (Well, you can listen to them one at a time, too…it’s just not as cool, right?)
Grateful Dead, Rare Cuts & Oddities 1966 2 x LP : A 2 LP set of live and studio recordings from early 1966.
Grateful Dead, Rare Cuts & Oddities 1966 CD : Same as above, just on convenient CD format.
Notorious B.I.G., Ready to Die 2 x LP: Reissue of Biggie’s debut album pressed on white vinyl.
Blind Melon, Blind Melon/Sippin’ Time Sessions 2 x LP: A reissue of Blind Melon’s debut LP along with the previously unreleased Sippin’ Time Sessions EP.
Jimi Hendrix, Hey Joe/Stone Free 7″: Original mono mixes of the UK debut Jimi Hendrix Experience single. Out of print since 1966!
White Stripes, Elephant 2 x LP: Tenth anniversary reissue of the 2003 album on 2 LPs in gatefold packaging. This album has been long out of print on vinyl.
Dan Deacon, Konono Ripoff No. 1 7″: 7″ of a fan favorite Dan Deacon track. B-side is an instrumental version.
Mike Watt and the Black Gang, Rebel Girl/30 Days in the Hole 7″: Mike Watt and the Black Gang (which includes Nels Cline of Wilco) cover Bikini Kill and Humble Pie.
Junip, Junip LP: A new release from Junip– the CD will be released on April 23. (If you want this recording on vinyl, get it on RSD– this will be the only vinyl issue!)
Now Now, Neighbors: Deluxe LP: The 2011 Neighbors EP with remixes that were originally digital-only. Pressed on translucent green vinyl.
The Roots, Things Fall Apart 2 x LP: 180-gram vinyl reissue.
Mumford and Sons, Live at Bull Moose 10″: A live Mumford EP from their performance at Bull Moose Records last year.
Mumford and Sons, Live at Bull Moose CD: Same as above, just in CD format.
Bob Dylan, Wigwam 7″: “Wigwam” and a previously unreleased track from the Self Portrait sessions.
Ty Segall, Ty Rex II 7″: Ty covers T. Rex. This is a sequel to the 2011 Ty Rex 7″.
Sharon Van Etten, We Are Fine/Hotel 2 Tango 7″: We Are Fine is the third single from SVE’s latest album and features a guest performance by Zach Condon of Beirut.
Iron and Wine, Next to Paradise/Dirty Dream 7″: Two new and exclusive tracks from Iron and Wine.
Grizzly Bear, Horn of Plenty LP: Reissue of Grizzly Bear’s debut album, which has long been out of print on vinyl. Includes 3 bonus remix tracks that were not on the original album.
Daniel Johnston, Fun LP: First-ever vinyl pressing of the 1994 album.
Elliott Smith, Alternate Versions from Either/Or 7″: Four unreleased outtakes from the classic album “Either/Or”. We aren’t sure what songs these are yet– if we knew, we’d tell you.
Sharon Van Etten and Shearwater, Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around/A Wake for the Minotaur 7″: SVE and Shearwater join forces for two songs. ”Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” is a cover of the 1981 Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty duet; “A Wake for the Minotaur” is an original.
Big Star, Nothing Can Hurt Me 2 x LP: 180-gram 2 x LP issue of remixes and rarities.
Rolling Stones, Five By Five 7″: Reissue of the original 1964 7″.
Wings, Maybe I’m Amazed 12″: Reissue of the original promotional 12″ for a live version of “Maybe I’m Amazed”. Includes mono and stereo versions.
Frank Zappa, I’m the Slime/Montana 7″: Single versions of two Zappa songs. Pressed on “green slime” colored vinyl.
The Zombies, The Zombies LP: 180-gram vinyl reissue of the band’s first US release.
Thee Oh Sees, Moon Sick EP LP: New stuff from The Oh Sees. Features cameos from Kelly Stoltz, a member of Mallard, and a member of The Intelligence.
Built to Spill, Live 2 x LP: A compilation of live tracks from the “Keep it Like a Secret Tour”. Originally released in 2000, but has been out of print on vinyl for over ten years.
Built to Spill, Live 2 x CD: A compilation of live tracks from the “Keep it Like a Secret Tour”. Includes two bonus tracks.
The Cure, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me 2 x LP: Reissue of the classic 1987 album on double red vinyl.
The Black Keys/The Stooges, No Fun 7″ split: The original Stooges version of “No Fun” with the Black Keys’ version on the B-side. Pressed on freaky and scary orange marble vinyl.
Various artists, Blues at Newport 1963 LP: Recorded live at the 1963 Newport Folk Festival. Includes tracks by Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry, Mississippi John Hurt, John Hammond, Rev. Gary Davis, John Lee Hooker, and Dave Van Ronk.
Various artists, The Newport Folk Festival 1965 LP: Recorded live at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. Includes tracks by The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, The Lilly Brothers with Tex Logan and Don Stover, Son House, Ishangi Dance Troupe, Moving Star Hall Singers, Eric Von Schmidt, Bill Keith and Jim Rooney, John Koerner and Tony Glover, Maria D’Amato, Chambers Brothers, and Mel Lyman.
Pink Floyd, See Emily Play 7″: Reissue of Pink Floyd’s second single. B-side: The Scarecrow.
Various artists, Sub Pop 1000 compilation LP: In the spirit of legendary Sub Pop comps like 1986′s Sub Pop 100 and 1988′s Sub Pop 200– which helped break bands like Sonic Youth, Nirvana, and Mudhoney– comes Sub Pop 1000, which features 10 up-and coming bands.
Orange Juice: The Orange Juice LP, You Can’t Hide Your Love Forever LP, Texas Fever LP, Everlasting EP LP: These four albums have never before been available on vinyl in America. We’re hoping to get a few copies of each release, so you can buy them all or just pick up your favorite.
*MYSTERY* SIDE BY SIDE 7″ split: The Record Store Day Gods like to surprise us every once in a while, and they’re doing just that with this mystery 7″…we won’t know what it is ’til Record Store Day. All we can tell you is that it will be on heavy blue and red transparent splatter vinyl.
MGMT, Alien Days cassette single: MGMT heralds the comeback of the cassingle? Okay. Includes a download code.
Country Joe and the Fish, I Feel Like I’m Fixin’ To Die LP: Reissue of the original 1967 album, remastered from the original tapes.
Stephen Malkmus and Friends, Can’s Ege Bamyasi LP: Pavement’s Stephen Malkmus teams up with German quartet Von Spar to cover one of his favorite albums: Can’s Ege Bamyasi. This should be a good one. Pressed on green vinyl with a silkscreened cover.
Cut Copy, Bright Like Neon Love LP: First-ever vinyl issue of Cut Copy’s debut album. Gatefold packaging with three art inserts.
Nick Drake, Nick Drake LP + poster: A compilation of tracks from Nick Drake’s first two albums on Island, including “Cello Song”, “Poor Boy”, and “River Man”. Also includes a poster.
The Hold Steady, Criminal Fingers 7″: Two previously unreleased Hold Steady tracks.
Rhye, Open 12″: Three versions of the track “Open”, including both an instrumental and live version.
Soundgarden, King Animal Demos 10″: Demo versions of six tracks from Soundgarden’s latest album. Pressed on pink vinyl.
Big Mama Thorton, Jail LP: Vinyl reisssue of the classic 1975 album.
Various artists, Astralwerks 20/20 7″ box set: 20 flexi-7″s from Astralwerks artists such as The Chemical Brothers, Royksopp, Fatboy Slim, Kings of Convenience, Hot Chip, The Beta Band, and Air.
Deftones, Live – Volume 1: Selections from Adrenaline LP: Four songs from Adrenaline recorded live at Buffalo, NY’s Memorial Auditorium and pressed on 120-gram vinyl. This is the first in a series of seven vinyl exclusive releases– the series will culminate on the mini-RSD that takes place on Black Friday.
Foals, Holy Fire LP + bonus 7″: Domestic vinyl exclusive of the Foals’ latest album. Includes a download card and a 7″ pressed on gold vinyl with two bonus tracks.
Grouplove/Frightened Rabbit/Manchester Orchestra, Architect/Make It To Me 12″: A maxi single. Side A: “Make It To Me” by Grouplove and Manchester Orchestra. Side B: “Architect” by Frightened Rabbit and Manchester Orchestra.
The XX, Jamie XX Edits 12″: Jamie XX edits “Sunset”, a track off XX’s latest album. Also includes Jamie’s remix of a bonus track, “Reconsider”.
Titus Andronicus, Record Store Day 12″: A three-track EP from Titus Andronicus includes one album track and two new tracks.
David Bowie, The Stars (Are Out Tonight) 7″: Two tracks from Bowie’s latest full-length album.
Shuggie Otis, Introducing Shuggie Otis LP: Ten iconic tracks on 180-gram vinyl. Includes a download card.
Cake, limited edition 7″: Previously unavailable live recordings.
Codeine, What About the Lonely LP: An 8-song LP recorded live at a performance in Chicago in 1993.
Codeine, What About the Lonely LP: An 8-song LP recorded live at a performance in Chicago in 1993.
Husker Du, Amusement 2 x 7″: A repress of Husker Du’s debut 7″, Amusement/Statues, with an additional 7″ of two songs recorded during the same sessions.
The Doors/X, Soul Kitchen 7″ split: Two versions of “Soul Kitchen” on a milky clear 7″.
The Glove, Blue Sunshine 2 x LP: Vinyl reissue of this one-off collaboration between The Cure’s Robert Smith and Siouxie and the Banshees’ Steven Severin. Pressed on blue vinyl. Disc 2 contains previously unreleased demos and rarities.
Marco Benevento, Invisible Baby LP: First vinyl pressing of Benevento’s debut studio album. Pressed on limited edition blue vinyl.
Brian Eno x Nicolas Jaar x Grizzly Bear self-titled 12″: Contains Jaar’s remixes of tracks from Brian Eno’s “Lux” and Grizzly Bear’s “Shields”.
The Animals, The Animals Are Back EP 10″: First vinyl issue since 1964.
The Animals, The Animals is Here EP 10″: First vinyl issue since 1964.
Buddy Guy, Hold That Plane LP: Remastered vinyl reissue.
The Lonely Island, YOLO 7″: The album version of “YOLO” along with an exclusive remix, pressed on yellow vinyl.
Small Faces, These Are But Four Small Faces LP: First vinyl reissue of Small Faces’ American debut. This album has never been issued on CD in the US.
Best Coast, Fear of My Identity/Who Have I Become 7″: Two new songs from Best Coast– these were recorded especially for vinyl on RSD and will not be available digitally.
Turning Shrines, Face of Another 12″: Reissue of the ultra-rare 1984 12″. Also includes a 7″ featuring Tamaryn.
Atmosphere, Demosexual 7″: Two new Atmosphere songs on purple translucent vinyl.
Black Lips/Icky Blossoms, Cowboy Knights 7″ split: Black Lips cover “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys”, originally done by Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings; Icky Blossoms cover “Arabian Knights”, originally performed by Siouxsie and the Banshees.
Van Dyke Parks, Song Cycle LP: 180-gram reissue of the classic album. This is the first mono version since 1968.
Surfer Blood, Demon Dance 7″: Two new tracks from Surfer Blood’s upcoming full-length pressed on a navy, aqua blue, and white 7″.
Various artists, Factory Records: Communications 1978-92 10″: A four-track sampler that includes pretty obscure artists you’ve probably never heard of: New Order, Joy Division, Durutti Column, and Happy Mondays.
Touche Amore/Title Fight, split 7″: Touche Amore and Title Fight cover one another’s songs. Pressed on red vinyl.
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Animal X 7″ picture disc: Record Store Day exclusive material.
Various artists, No Alternative (20th Anniversary Edition) 2 x LP: 1993 compilation produced to benefit AIDS relief. Features Beastie Boys, Pavement, Soundgarden, Nirvana, and others. First-ever vinyl issue. 180-gram vinyl in gatefold packaging.
Dave Brubeck, Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals (Fantasy 3-2) 10″: Reissue of instrumentals produced for Fantasy Records in the 1950′s. Second in the Distinctive Rhythm 10″ reissue series. Pressed on red translucent vinyl.
Moby and Mark Lanegan, The Lonely Night 7″: A new song by Moby and Mark Lanegan. B-side is a remix.
Ani DiFranco, Buffalo 4-22-12 (Official Bootleg) 2 x CD: A live performance at Babeville, DiFranco’s own venue in Buffalo, NY.
Phosphorescent, Aw Come Aw Wry LP: Reissue of the 2005 album with never-before-released live tracks and a download code.
Justin Townes Earle, Yuma 10″: First-ever vinyl issue of JTE’s debut EP. Pressed on opaque gold vinyl.
David Bowie, Drive-In Saturday 7″ picture disc: 40th (!) anniversary picture disc single. B-side is a remix.
Olafur Arnalds, For Now I Am Winter LP: Vinyl issue of Olafur Arnalds’ upcoming album (which will be released on CD earlier in April).
South Park, San Diego/Gay Fish 7″: Two South Park songs on a picture disc 7″.
Junior Boys, Even Truer 12″: 40 minutes of remixes from Junior Boys’ 2011 album, It’s All True.
Avett Brothers and Randy Travis, Music from CMT Crossroads 7″: Two collaborations from the Avett Brothers and Randy Travis.
Bombino, Azamane Tiliade/Si Chilan 10″: Two tracks culled from the recording sessions for Bombino’s upcoming album.
Gary Clark, Jr., HWUL Raw Cuts Volume II 12″: A maxi single. Side A is a 17-minute live version of “When My Train Pulls In” and Side B is the album version of the same song.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Patterns EP LP: Three tracks from the band’s upcoming full-length album and one RSD exclusive track. Also includes a download code for brand-new remix tracks.
Joy Formidable, A Minute’s Silence 12″: Two new tracks from Joy Formidable.
Fitz and the Tantrums, Out of My League 10″: Two new tracks from Fitz and the Tantrums
The Uncluded (Kimya Dawson and Aesop Rock), Delicate Cycle/Earthquake 7″: Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson– yeah, this is definitely the most interesting pairing of RSD 2013. This green 7″ contains two tracks from The Uncluded’s debut full-length, set for release in May. The first track features drums from Yo La Tengo’s James McNew.
Destroyer, This Night LP: RSD exclusive, available on vinyl for the first time. Includes a download card.
Phoenix, Entertainment 7″: Pressed on gray vinyl and comes with a patch.
The Prize Fighter Inferno, Half Measures 12″: A glow-in-the-dark repressing of the the EP by Prize Fighter Inferno, a.k.a. Claudio from Coheed and Cambria.
Samiam, Clumsy LP: First-ever vinyl pressing in the US.
Miles Davis, Milestones LP: 180-gram mono reissue.
Miles Davis, ‘Round About Midnight LP: 180-gram mono reissue.
Miles Davis, Someday My Prince Will Come LP: 180-gram mono reissue.
The Casket Girls, The Casket Girls 12″: EP from The Casket Girls, a new band featuring Ryan Graveface of Black Moth Super Rainbow. Pressed on beer and mustard swirly vinyl (which, if that sounds a little too gross for you, you can think of as “chocolate and golden rod swirly vinyl”). B-side is a metaphysical etching.
The Wedding Present, Two Chansons 7″: Two songs from the most recent Wedding Present album performed in French.
Andrew Liles, Murgatroyd the Monster (A Northern Noir) LP: The newest installment in Liles’ “Monster” series. Pressed on 180 gram clear vinyl.
Low + Dirty Three, In the Fishtank 12″: Low and Dirty Three collaborate for the latest installment of Konkurrent’s In the Fishtank series. Pressed on gold vinyl.
Thurston Moore and Loren Connors, The Only Way to Go Is Straight Through 12″: Here we have two performances from avant-rock gods Moore and Connors. Side one was recorded at Brooklyn’s Public Assembly and side two was recorded at East Village’s The Stone.
King Crimson, Going Schizoid with King Crimson: Collectables Set CD + extras: A CD of exclusive live performances, along with a t-shirt, sticker, poster, and graphic novel from the “Vicar” project.
Bon Jovi, Live 12″ picture disc: Four live tracks from Bon Jovi.
Coheed and Cambria, The Afterman: Descension (Big Beige Demos) LP: Demos from The Afterman: Descension on “Coke Bottle Clear” vinyl.
The Gaslight Anthem, Handwritten (Super Deluxe Version) LP: The latest album from Gaslight Anthem, along with a DVD of live concert footage, a book of photos, and a CD of the complete album.
Imagine Dragons, Live at Independent Records CD: Imagine Dragons perform live at an independent record store in Colorado.
J.D. McPherson, Firebug 7″: Two songs from J.D. McPherson’s debut album.
Kate Nash, Free My Pussy 7″: Two new tracks on a red, heart-shaped 7″. The title is a reference to the B-side, a song called “Free Pussy Riot”.
Newfound Glory, Mania 7 LP: Newfound Glory covers six classic Ramones tracks.
Old 97′s/Waylon Jennings, Iron Road 2 x 7″: Two tracks from Old 97′s sessions with Waylon Jennings, and two additional Old 97′s demo tracks. Pressed on colored vinyl and packaged in a gatefold jacket.
Charlie Poole with the Highlanders, The Complete Paramount and Brunswick Recordings LP: Recorded in 1929! Includes poster.
Swedish House Mafia, The Singles 12″: All six Swedish House Mafia singles on one vinyl disc.
Various Artists, Imaginational Anthem Vol. 6: Origins of American Primitive Guitar LP: Solo guitar tracks from the 20′s and 30′s transferred and remastered from original 78′s.
Various Artists, Reason to Believe: The Songs of Tim Hardin LP: Tim Hardin covers by artists such as Mark Lanegan and Okkervil River. Comes with a download card.
Ra Ra Riot, Binary Mind 10 single: Contains a song from the latest Ra Ra Riot album, along with a brand new track and three demo versions from the album sessions.
Pulp, After You 12″: A single recorded in late 2012 and produced by LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy. Includes a Soulwax remix and a dub version by Pulp.
Wire, Change Becomes Us LP: Vinyl pressing of Wire’s latest album (the CD version will be on shelves at the end of March).
Billy Bragg, No One Knows Nothing Anymore/Song of the Iceberg 7″: New stuff from Billy Bragg.
Fela Kuti, Sorrow Tears and Blood/Perambulato 12″: Contains the original version of “Sorrow Tears and Blood” which is previously unreleased outside Nigeria.
Cream, Royal Albert Hall London May 2-3-5-6, 2005 3 x LP: 3 LP box set on Cream-colored vinyl.
Deep Purple/Type O Negative, Highway Star 7″ split: The original Deep Purple version of “Highway Star” along with the Type O Negative cover. Pressed on a purple and clear 7″.
Dio/Killswitch Engage, Holy Diver 7″ split: The original Dio version of “Holy Diver” along with the Killswitch Engage cover. Pressed on an opaque red oxblood 7″
Misfits/Lemonheads, Skulls 7″ split: The Misfits’ and Lemonheads’ versions of “Skulls” pressed on a picture disc. (It’s a picture of a bunch of skulls, of course!)
Various artists, Dazed and Confused Soundtrack 2 x LP: On vinyl for the very first time. Pressed on two green LPs.
King Midas Sound, Aroo 12″: New stuff from King Midas Sound.
Various artists, Kill Rock Stars: The Compilations 3 cassette box set: Reissue of classic Kill Rock Stars samplers that have been out of print for eons.
Various artists, The Taste of Burger Records cassette: A first-ever mixtape from the Burger label. (OMG.)
Calexico, Spirituoso LP: Calexico performs tracks throughout their career live with Radio Symphonie Orchestre Wien. Includes a CD of the full album.
Superchunk, Void/Faith 7″: New stuff from Superchunk.
Austra and Gina X, Mayan Drums 12″: Austra collaborates with German electro singer Gina X.
LP, Into the Wild – Live at EastWest Studios LP: Six live tracks from LP along with a bonus studio track.
Goat, Run to Your Mama Remix Vol. 1 and Run to Your Mama Remix Vol. 2 12″: Each volume contains two sides of remixes of “Run To Your Mama”, a standout track from Goat’s 2012 album, World Music. Pressed on blue vinyl.
Various Artists, R&B Hipshakers Vol. 1: Teach Me How To Monkey 2 x LP: Funk and soul from 1961 and 1962. Pulled from the Federal and King vaults, most of these tracks have never been reissued after their initial release. Featuring music from Willie Wright, Hand Malard, Lulu Reed, and others.
Various Artists, R&B Hipshakers Vol. 2: Scratch that Itch 2 x LP: Early R&B and soul (1956-1967) from the King, Federal, and DeLuxe catalogs. Features tracks from Hank Marr, Rudy Ray Moore, Eddie Kirk, and others.
Stereo Total, Heroes/Mary, Mary, So Contrary 7″: Stereo Total covers David Bowie and Can.
Aerosmith, Aerosmith LP: Remastered reissue pressed on 180-gram vinyl
Cypress Hill, Black Sunday (20th Anniversary Edition) 2 x LP: Classic second album on 2 180-gram LPs in gatefold packaging.
Dust, Dust/Hard Attack 2 x LP: First two dust albums in one convenient gatefold package. This is Marky Ramone’s first band.
Mad Season, Above (Expanded Edition) LP: Featuring members of Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, and Screaming Trees. Includes three previously unreleased tracks from an unfinished second album. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl, packaged in a gatefold jacket.
Taj Mahal, Hidden Treasures 2 x LP: Studio demos from 1969-1973 previously found on disc 1 on the Hidden Treasures 2 CD set. 2 LPs in gatefold packaging.
Taj Mahal, Natch’l Blues LP: Reissue of the classic second album. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl.
Willie Nelson, Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die 7″: A single from Willie’s recent album “Heroes”, featuring guest vocals by Snoop Dogg, Jamey Johnson, and Kris Kristofferson. Side B is a previously unreleased Willie solo version. Pressed on green vinyl.
Lee “Scratch” Perry and the Upsetters, Chapter 1 10″ box set: Reissue of the classic album on red, gold, and green 10″ vinyl. Features 2 bonus tracks.
Scientist, Scientific Dub 10″ box set: Reissue of the dub classic on red, gold, and green 10″ vinyl. Features 2 bonus tracks.
Sly and the Family Stone, I Want to Take You Higher 10″: Side 1 features a previously unreleased medley plus the mono single of “Higher”. Side 2 is a previously unreleased instrumental medley created for the band’s appearance on the Merv Griffin show.
Steve Moore, Horror Business 12″: Score the the movie Horror Business pressed on black and red split vinyl.
Various Artists, Todo Muere Vol. 3 LP: Third in a series of RSD compilations from the Sacred Bones label.
Various Artists, Theppabutr Productions: The Man Behind the Molam Sound 1972-1975 2 x LP: Rare Thai Funk from the 1970s. Double LP in gatefold packaging with a download code.
White Mandingos, Mandingo Rally 7″: Two new tracks from The White Mandingos, a collaboration that includes Murs and Bad Brains bassist Daryl Jenifer, and ego trip founder Sasha Jenkins. Pressed on black and white split vinyl.
Damon and Naomi, Wondrous World of Damon and Naomi (Bootleg Edition) LP: Damon and Naomi’s album as it was originally produced: a totally different mix and sequence. Also includes one track not featured on the original album.
Steven Wilson, Luminol/The Watchmaker 12″ picture disc: Two demo versions of songs from Wilson’s latest album pressed on a 12″ picture disc.
Los Straitjackets/Freddy Cannon, The Sox Are Rockin’/Red Sox Nation 7″: Freddy Cannon and Los Straitjackets collaborate on two musical homages to the Sox.
Pussy Galore, Groovy Hate Fuck EP LP: Remastered reissue of the 1986 12″.
Liquid Tension Experiment, Liquid Tension Experiment 2 2 x LP: First-ever vinyl issue. On 180-gram colored vinyl with never before seen artwork.
Eli “Paperboy” Reed, The “WooHoo” 7-inch 7″: Two new tracks from Eli “Paperboy” Reed.
Donny Hathaway, Never My Love/Memories of Love 7″: Two new tracks from Donny Hathaway.
Linkin Park, Hybrid Theory LP + bonus 10″: Vinyl reissue of the 2000 album– first time on vinyl in over ten years. Includes a 10″ with two extra tracks, a poster, and reproduction street team stickers.
Tegan and Sara, Closer Remixed 12″: Ten remixes of “Closer”, a single from Tegan and Sara’s latest full-length album. Yeah, you read that right– ten different remixes of one song. Includes remixes by Death Cab’s Chris Walla and Yeasayer.
Cotillion Records, Cotillion Records: Soul 45s 10 7″ box set: Cool collection of soul 45′s from the Cotillion label, an old subsidiary of Atlantic. Features 7″s from The Dynamics, Darrell Banks, Otis Clay, The Blendells, C & the Shells, Lou Johnson, Baby Washington, Walter Jackson, Hollywood Spectrum, and Moses Smith. Also includes an eight-page booklet and a download code.
Between the Buried and Me, The Anatomy Of LP: First vinyl pressing of the 2006 album.
Elizabeth Cook and Jason Isbell, Tecumseh Valley/Pancho & Lefty 7″: Cook and Isbell cover Townes Van Zandt. These are studio versions of songs originally performed on Letterman.
At The Drive In, Relationship of Command 2 x LP: Gatefold, colored vinyl reissue of the original LP. Includes exclusive Record Store Day bonus tracks.
Cave In, Until Your Heart Stops 2 x LP: Vinyl reissue of the band’s breakout full-length.
Say Anything/Eisley, split 7″: A new track from Eisley and a completely redone track by Say Anything.
The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Fist Full of Bees/Food for Clouds 12″: Colored vinyl 12″ with two hidden tracks.
Various artists, Adventures in Afropea 3: Telling Stories to the Sea LP: Compilation of Afro-Portuguese music previously unreleased on vinyl.
Robyn Hitchcock, There Goes The Ice 2 x LP (play at 45 RPM): 10 songs on 2 LPs, including two new songs from the Phantom 45 series.
Sean Rowe, To Leave Something Behind 7″: An all-new recording of “To Leave Something Behind” along with a B-side, “Signs”.
Braid, Frame & Canvas LP: 15th anniversary edition of Braid’s definitive album. Pressed on clear 180-gram vinyl and includes a print of the original Frame & Canvas poster.
Sonny and the Sunsets, Imagine 7″: A cover of the John Lennon classic. The B-side is a cover of the Beach Boys’ “Surfer Girl”.
Brother Ali, Shadows on the Sun 2 x LP: Reissue of Brother Ali’s 2003 Rhymesayers debut. Double picture disc vinyl.
Face to Face, The Other Half 10″: 4 new tracks pressed on red marble vinyl.
The Thermals, Desperate Ground Demos 7″: Demos from the upcoming Thermals album. Super lo-fi– these tracks were recorded on a 4-track recorder.
Various artists, Rough Guide to Psychedelic Brazil LP: A selection from the Rough Guide series on 180-gram vinyl with a download card.
Various artists, Rough Guide to Latin Psychedelia LP: Another selection from the Rough Guide series on 180-gram vinyl with a download card. 2 Testament, Dark Roots Covers 7″ picture disc: Testament covers Scorpions and Iron Maiden.
Ninja Tune and If Music, If 2 x LP: Gatefold release featuring exclusive music from Bonobo, Fink, Herbie Hancock, and others.
Komeda, The Genius Of LP: The 1996 release from Swedish prog-pop-rockers available on vinyl for the very first time.
Buffalo Killers, Ohio Grass 12″: Six songs pressed on “herb green” vinyl. Also includes a pot leaf sticker for good measure.
Oval, Systemisch LP: Clear vinyl reissue of the influential 1994 album. Also includes a download coupon.
Oval, 94 Diskont LP: Orange vinyl reissue of the 1995 album: the first disc is the original album, and the second disc features remixes from Jim O’ Rourke, Scanner, Mouse on Mars, and Christian Vogel. Also includes a download coupon.
Bonobo, The North Borders 7″ box set: 7″ version of the newest Bonobo album, which will be released in April. This box set includes the CD album, a booklet, and three posters.
The Cal Tjader Trio, The Cal Tjader Trio (Fantasy 3-9) 10″: Reissue of a 10″ that was originally pressed in the early fifties. Pressed on orange vinyl.
Eric Church, Caught in the Act Live LP + 7″: A live concert recorded in October 2012. Includes a bonus “whiskey-infused” 7″.
G. Love, Blood Shot and Blue 10″: Six songs produced by Jack Johnson. Featuring guest vocals from Jack Johnson, Matt Costa, and others.
Garbage, Because the Night 10″: A cover of Patti Smith’s “Because the Night” featuring Screaming Females. Includes two additional tracks.
Ben Harper, By My Side LP: A compilation of twelve favorite ballads and serenades by Ben Harper.
Willie Nelson, Crazy: The Demo Sessions LP: Demos of various songs performed by Willie Nelson between 1960 and 1966. These recordings were used to pitch songs for artists (ie “Crazy” for Patsy Cline). Many of these recordings have never been previously released.
Ringo Starr, 45 RPM Singles Box 3 x 7″: Three 7″s containing singles and B-sides from Ringo. Enclosed in a special edition box and features an exclusive poster.
Three Hits, Pressure Dome LP: Pressed on colored vinyl. Contains a download card with three tracks not included on the original album.
ZZ Ward, Grinnin’ In Your Face/Everybody Wants to Be Famous 7″: Two new tracks from ZZ Ward.
Yonder Mountain String Band, Yonder Mountain String Band LP: First-ever vinyl issue.
Rob Zombie, Dead City Radio and the New Gods 10″ single: Two tracks from Rob Zombie’s upcoming full-length.
Aerosmith, Toys in the Attic LP: Remastered reissue pressed on 180-gram vinyl.
All That Remains, Fall of Ideals LP: Pressed on 180-gram vinyl.
Buck 65, Talkin’ Honky Blues 2 x LP: Reissue of the 2003 album on 2 LP’s.
Globe Unity ’75, …Und Jetzt die Sportschau (For Evan Parker) 7″: Two different takes of an unreleased track from the early 1970s in Free Music Production/Peter Brotzmann’s archives.
Headless Dogs, 1-5 LP: Debut album from members of The Holy Mountain and Combat Wounded Veteran. Pressed on random colors of vinyl. All songs are exclusive to this RSD LP.
Ides of Gemini, Hexagram 7″: Two new songs pressed on clear vinyl.
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, I Love Rock and Roll LP: Reissue on 180-gram translucent yellow vinyl. Includes an enhanced CD of the entire album with bonus tracks.
Public Enemy, Planet Earth: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Greatest Rap Hits 12″ picture disc: Remastered versions of the Def Jam classics on a picture disc.
Various Artists, Wind-Up Records: The 15th Anniversary 10″: Stripped down and acoustic tracks from past, present, and upcoming artists on the Wind-Up label. Pressed on a red 10″.
Walk the Moon, Tightrope EP 10″: Pressed on a colored 10″. This is the only physical release of this EP.
Botch, American Nervoso 2 x LP: Vinyl reissue of the debut full-length album. Contains bonus tracks not previously available on vinyl.
John Coltrane, Newport ’61 LP: Vinyl press of a previously unreleased 1961 performance at the Newport Jazz Festival.
Miles Davis, The Kinda Blue Sessions ’59 LP: Outtakes from sessions recorded for Davis’ classic album, Kind of Blue. (Whoever told you that Kind of Blue was recorded in one shot lied, apparently.)
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Munich ’59 LP: Vinyl press of a previously unreleased 1959 performance.
Willie Isz, Georgiavania LP: First-ever vinyl release from this psychedelic hip-hop duo that consists of Jneiro Janel of JJ DOOM and Kuhjo Goodie of Goodie Mob.
Vitamin String Quartet, VSQ Performs Sigur Ros LP: A fresh take on Sigur Ros favorites by virtuoso classical musicians. Includes a download card with bonus tracks.
The Black Swans, Occasion for Song 2 x LP: First vinyl pressing of the critically acclaimed 2012 album. Double 180-gram vinyl in gatefold packaging.
The Beat Junkies, Picture Disc Collection 12″: Collection of material from various Beat Junkies projects on a 12″ picture disc.
Chelsea Wolfe and King Dude, Sing Songs Together 7″ split: Chelsea Wolfe and King Dude cover one another’s songs.
Josh Rouse, Julie (Come Out of the Rain) 7″ single: Josh Rouse’s newest single along with a previously unreleased B-side.
Walla /Sombear, Never Give Up/Incredibly Still 7″ split: Featuring a brand new track from Trans-Records owner Chris Walla (also known as That Guy from Death Cab for Cutie) and a brand new track from Sombear.
Half Japanese, Half Gentlemen Not Beasts 3 x CD: Reissue of Half Japanese’s debut containing previously unreleased tracks and a 32-page booklet.
Half Japanese, Half Gentlemen Not Beasts 4 x LP: This vinyl reissue of the Half Japanese debut album contains all of the material included on the CD version (see above) along with a download card and an original Jad Fair poster.
Conny Plank, The Conny Plank reWork Sessions 12″: Contains remixes of Eurythmics, Neu!, and Moebius & Plank
Captain Beefheart, Frank Freeman’s Dance Club LP: Purple vinyl issue contains four previously unreleased Beefheart tracks recorded by John Peel at a 1968 live show at Frank Freeman’s Dance Club in Kidderminster, England. Four other tracks from that era are also included.
The Three O’ Clock, Live at The Old Waldorf Feb. 1982 LP: Previously unreleased live show featuring Susanna Hoffs and The Rain Parade.
Rainer Ptacek, Barefoot Rock with Rainer and Das Combo CD: CD reissue of Rainer Ptacek’s debut album, remastered.
Rainer Ptacek, Barefoot Rock with Rainer and Das Combo LP: Vinyl reissue of Rainer Ptacek’s debut album, remastered.
Various artists, They Called It Roc 12″: 2 songs that are collaborations between 24 Yep Roc artists (including Los Straitjackets, Chatham County Line, Tift Merritt, Robyn Hitchcock, Josh Rouse, Sloan, The Old Ceremony, The Minus 5, Chuck Prophet, Fountains of Wayne, John Doe, and others) pressed on clear vinyl. Packaged in a hand silk-screened jacket and includes a DVD of the recording process.
Tift Merritt, Markings 12″: Features an acoustic version of the title track from Merritt’s latest album, “Traveling Alone”, and three previously unreleased tracks. This red vinyl LP is packaged in a hand silk-screened jacket.
The Fauns, Fragile/Sun is Cruising Remixes 12″: Remixes on pink vinyl.
Herman Dune, Monument Park EP 10″: A new five song EP featuring “Monument Park,” the title track from last year’s full-length, along with four previously unreleased tracks.
Josephine Foster, Little Life 10″ single with CD: Vinyl reissue of a previously rare fan favorite album.
Beak, 0898/Welcome to the Machine 10″ single: A new 10″ from BEAK (Geoff Barrow of Portishead, Billy Fuller of the Robert Plant band, and Matt Williams from Fairhorns) on white vinyl. Krautrock fans– did we just see your ears perk up?
Bardo Pond, Rise Above It All LP: New and previously unreleased tracks from Bardo Pond. Includes their interpretations of Funkadelic’s “Maggot Brain” and Pharoah Sanders’ “The Creator Has a Master Plan”.
Van Dyke Parks, Super Chief LP: Previously unreleased vinyl issue.
All That Remains, Fall of Ideals LP: Vinyl reissue of 2006 album.
Bayside, Live at the Bayside Social Club LP: First vinyl pressing of the 2008 album. On colored vinyl.
Brendan Benson, Diamond 7″: New stuff from Brendan Benson.
Between the Buried and Me, Parallax 1 & 2 3 x LP: Disc 1, Hypersleep on multicolored spatter vinyl. Disc 2, Future Sequence 1 on blue and white marble vinyl and disc 3, Future Sequence 2 on gray and white marble vinyl.
Neal Casal, Mountains of the Moon 7″: Featuring a remake of the Grateful Dead classic.
Earth Crisis, Firestorm LP: Colored vinyl repress of the 1993 EP.
Lamb of God, New American Gospel LP: Vinyl repress includes original artwork.
Straylight Run, Prepare to Be Wrong LP: First vinyl pressing. On colored vinyl.
Snapcase, Steps LP: Colored vinyl repress.
Toadies and Sarah Jaffe, Down by the Water 7″: Includes a PJ Harvey cover.
Aloha, Here Comes Everyone LP: Green vinyl reissue of the classic Aloha album.
Owen, The Seaside EP 12″: Collection of rare Owen tracks previously only available as bonus tracks on Japanese releases (and one from a 7″). Pressed on blue vinyl.
Their/They’re/There, There/They’re/Their 12″: Debut release on clear seafoam vinyl.
O+S, Flowers Turn to Fire 7″: Two new tracks on colored vinyl.
Pujol, Deep Cuts 7″: A preview of two songs that will appear on the second full-length Pujol album, which is set for release this summer. And apparently these songs were recorded during an actual tornado. Wow.
Avenged Sevenfold, Live in the LBC & Diamonds in the Rough 2 LP + DVD: First-ever vinyl pressing of these discs, along with a DVD. Comes in deluxe gatefold packaging.
Biffy Clyro, Black Chandelier 7″: A live version of “Black Chandelier” with a previously unreleased B-side. Pressed on black and clear splatter colored vinyl.
Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson, Rattlin’ Bones LP: First-ever vinyl issue.
Frank Turner, Recovery LP: Two tracks from Frank Turner’s upcoming album.
Sarah Jarosz, Live at the Troubadour CD: Five new live tracks recorded in 2012.
Placebo, B3 EP 10″: First-ever vinyl issue of the 2012 EP.
Rocket From the Crypt, Group Sounds LP: First-ever vinyl issue.
Rocket From the Crypt, Live From Camp X-Ray LP: First-ever vinyl issue.
Silverstein/August Burns Red, Four Minutes Being Cool 7″ split: Silverstein covers The Get Up Kids, August Burns Red covers Saves the Day.
Various Artists, Music from the Television Series The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. LP: Reissue on 180-gram vinyl.
Various Artists, Black Gold 12″: Four new tracks from Tru Thoughts artists.
The White Buffalo, Once Upon a Time in the West LP: First vinyl pressing of the 2012 album. Tracks are resequenced to create a “fast side” and a “slow side”.
Tunabunny, Form a Line 12″: Includes a reworked version of the track “Form a Line” (from the band’s most recent LP) with vocals by Pylon’s Vanessa Hay.
Invisible Hands, Insect Dilemma/Disallowed 7″: Two exclusive tracks from Invisible Hands, a side project from Alvarius B. of Sun City Girls.
Night Marchers/Mrs. Magician 7″ split: A split from two of the Swami label’s best-selling artists.
Akimbo, Live to Crush LP: Vinyl issue of the final Akimbo album.
Bong, Untitled LP: Psychedelic drone doom pressed on 180-gram splatter purple vinyl.
Gil Scott Heron and Brian Jackson, The Bottle 7″: Limited edition green vinyl 7″ of “The Bottle”. B-side is “Your Daddy Loves You.”
The Shangri La’s, Remember (Walkin’ in the Sand) Four Track to You EP 7″: Four classic Shangri-La’s tracks from 1964-1966 with a bonus vintage radio jingle.
Small Faces, Green Circles 7″: Mono and stereo versions of “Green Circles” with a collectible postcard.
Small Faces, Here Comes the Nice 7″: Repress of the first American Small Faces single. B-side: Talk To You. Comes with a collectible postcard.
Chicha Libre, Cuatro Tigres EP 12″: Four tracks include a cover of The Clash’s “Guns of Brixton” and the Simpsons theme.
Free Energy, Girls Want Rock/Wild Life 7″: One album track and one RSD exclusive.
Chet Atkins, Black Jack 7″: Four previously unreleased session tracks from Chet Atkins.
Sir Douglas Quintet, Interpreta en Espanol 2 x 7″: First-ever vinyl pressing of 4 SDQ tracks recorded in Spanish.
The Trashmen, Mean Woman Blues/Big Boss Man 7″: Two live tracks recorded at the Whiskey A Go-Go in St. Paul, MN in 1966.
Adrian Lloyd, Lorna/Got a Little Woman 7″: Reissue of the rare 1965 45′.
Sophia Knapp/AOP 7″ split: Sophia Knapp collaborates with members of Dungen and First Aid Kit.
Katatonia, Buildings 7″: A track from the most recent Katatonia album with an exclusive remix track as the B-side. Pressed on transparent vinyl.
Isan, Beautronics 2 x LP: First-ever vinyl release of the 1998 album. Remastered audio.
Dieuf-Dieul de Thies, Aw Sa Yone Vol. 1 CD: Traditional Senegalese music accented by fuzz guitars and a horn section. This is a collection of 32-year-old music (Dieuf-Dieul de Thies never released a full album).
Dieuf-Dieul de Thies, Aw Sa Yone Vol. 1 2 x LP: Same as above, just on 2 LPs. Comes in a silkscreened cover with a poster inside.
Jurgen Paape, Triumph 12″: Reissue of the long-out of print Kompakt classic.
Colleen Green, Sock It To Me
“The songs on Green’s Hardly Art debut Sock it to Me are brazenly simple, but they have a shrugging, take-me-as-I-am charm that makes them feel like celebrations of their own limitations. All of her songs begin with a nearly identical beat made by a drum machine that sounds like a model discontinued about 20 years ago. When asked why she uses a drum machine, she’s said it’s because she doesn’t know how to play the drums; I doubt she will ever learn. Her music is anti-striving: why push past your limits, it seems to ask, when you can just get stoned (her Twitter handle, it must be said, is “@colleengreen420”) and then write some pretty solid songs with the chords you already know?”
David Bowie – The Next Day
A career spent courting otherworldliness, followed by a decade out of the public eye (and a 2004 heart attack), does tend to fuel morbid rumors. Fortunately, Bowie, at the age of 66, is perfectly healthy—or at least healthy enough to work, as only two days after I was assured he was drawing his last breath, his label announced he’d soon debut his first album of new songs in 10 years. The Next Day finally arrives this week, after a couple of videos and a pre-release stream on iTunes, and it’s quite good, too, although you should be wary of critics—even trustworthy me! Read the full review on Vanity Fair
Rhye – Woman
Even without a face to attach it to, Rhye’s music itself feels deeply intimate. Much of this comes from Hannibal and Milosh’s deft arrangements– each of Woman’s 10 songs makes its point with a bare minimum of moving parts. Beats, basslines, and Milosh’s voice are at the center of nearly all of them; although a majority of the tracks boast arrangements for horns and strings, most of these are so subtle that you might not even realize they’re there until you read the liner notes afterward. The lean production leaves little space between the listener and the songs, and they feel almost touchably close. Read the full review on Pitchfork
Devendra Banhart – Mala
[Devendra Banhard] has managed to keep his sound unique without coming across as trying too hard. Eccentric instrumentation, recurring thoughts, and otherworldly concepts just seem to find their way into his special brand of off-kilter, folksy freak-flamenco. His eighth studio album, Mala, although softer and a touch more dour than some of his previous offerings, proves that Banhart is still a strange fella leaving his mark on the world of popular music. Read the full review on consequence of sound
Josh Ritter – Beast in it’s Tracks
Masterful break-up albums are nothing new in music (personal favorites include Blood on the Tracks, Sea Change, Noah and The Whale’s The First Days of Spring). However, with The Beast in Its Tracks, the Moscow, Idaho native has crafted both the newest addition into the annals of the true greats, and he has crafted a personal journey of recorded heartbreak that is unlike any break-up album that came before it. The differentiation rests in Ritter’s heroic ability to turn pain and anger into intimate songs of nearly unthinkable empathy, kindness and, ultimately, optimism. Read the full review on No Depression
Robyn Hitchcock – Love from London
His capacity to surprise is in full effect on Love From London. Although the album’s psychedelic moments are quintessential Hitchcock—the jagged electric-pop jams “Fix You” and “I Love You,” the cosmic oceanic coda of “End Of Time”—the record overall is quite subdued. (The major exception to this rule is the album’s rowdiest moment: “Devil On A String,” a Bowie-circa-Aladdin Sane glam-blues pastiche.) Read the full review on The AV Club
Jimi Hendrix – People, Hell & Angels
The gifts continue to arrive, this time with the release of People, Hell & Angels. For Hendrix fanatics, each new installment signifies an event and is to be celebrated accordingly. Of course the aficionados will know in advance how much of this material has appeared, in various forms, on previous releases – both sanctioned and not. For the merely curious, or anyone who has not yet properly experienced Hendrix (are you experienced?), this is not the place to start. For anyone else, this disc, like the aforementioned Valleys of Neptune affords the chance to get caught up on a dozen tracks all in one spot as opposed to the aforementioned bootlegs. Put another way, this is hardly essential unless anything Hendrix did is essential and you want to hear everything he did. Read the full review on Pop Matters