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30 Awesome Record Store Day Releases

Record Store Day could be the most exciting single day in music each year. It’s a day that has had me out spending money in local record stores on limited edition releases from some of my most favorite artists for five years in a row now. The event and the hype around Record Store Day grows each year, and 2012 will be the biggest yet with releases ranging from Dave Brubeck to Battles. Check out this list of 30 of the most anticipated records that will be in stores like Spiral Scratch, both Record Theatre locations, and M&B Record Exchange in Tonawanda on April 21st. There are many more records being released on Record Store Day, so go to the official website to check them all out. Which records are you excited for?

Record Store Day Exclusive Releases 

Afrika Bambaataa/MC5: “Kick Out The Jams Warner Bros 7” white with splatter 5000

Animal Collective: Transverse Temporal Gyrus Domino 12″ LP 3200

Arcade Fire: Sprawl II Merge 12″ 3000

Bonnie Prince Billy: Hummingbird Spiritual Pajamas 10″ 1000

The Black Keys: El Camino Nonesuch 2xLP, 45 RPM 6K NUMBERED

The Dave Brubeck Octet: Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals Fantasy 10” red vinyl 2000

The Black Angels: “Lonely,” “Watch Out Boy,” Blue Horizon 7″ orange vinyl

David Bowie: Starman Virgin Records 7′ picture disc 2000

Captain Beefheart: Diddy Wah Diddy Sundazed Gatefold 7″

Deerhoof / of Montreal: Stygian x} Bisection Polyvinyl 7″ 1000

The Flaming Lips: The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends Warner Bros. 2x LP, custom jackets 10000

Jamiroquai: Rock Dust Light Star Executive 2 x LP with CD 2500

Mastodon/The Flaming Lips: “A Spoonful Weighs A Ton” Warner Bros. 7″ baby pink vinyl 5000

M83: Mirror Mute 7″ etched disc 2000

Shabazz Palaces: Live at KEXP Sub Pop 12″ 1200

Sigur Ros: Hvarf-Heim XL 2x LP, colored vinyl 1250

T. Rex: Electric Warrior Rhino 6×7″ box 2825

Tortoise: “Lonesome Sound”/”Mosquito” Thrill Jockey Records 2×7″ doublepack 1000

The White Stripes: “Hand Springs”/”Red Death at 6:14″ Third Man Records 7” black and red swirled vinyl

Xiu Xiu / Dirty Beaches: Xiu Xiu / Dirty Beaches split Polyvinyl 7″ 1000

Very small or regional releases

Battles: Dross Glop 4 Warp Records 12″ in spined sleeve 750

King Crimson: 21st Century Bundle Discipline Global Mobile 8 disc CD boxset 500

Social Distortion: Hard Times & Nursery Rhymes Limited Edition Colored LP Epitaph LP 750

Death Cab for Cutie: Codes And Keys Remix EP Barsuk Records 180 gram vinyl 400

Gorillaz (featuring James Murphy and Andre 3000): Do Ya Thing Capitol 10″ vinyl 500

Nicolas Jaar: and 78 Edits MIKE JAMES KIRKLAND: LUV N’ HAIGHT EDIT SERIES VOL.1 Ubiquity Records 12″ 250

Lemuria: Varoom Allure Bridge Nine 7″ colored vinyl 500

Neon Indian: Hex Girlfriend Mom + Pop 10″ tranlucent blue vinyl 500

Portugal. The Man: Got It All Atlantic 7′ 500

Various: Rough Guide: Psychedelic Africa (180 Gram LP + Download Card) World Music Network LP 700



  • Pete716

    How could you overlook Phish’s double vinyl?

  • Pete716

    Grateful Dead – Dark Star: Europe ’72 Olympia Theatre – Paris, France