It's the most wonderful time of the year! In January we found out that Record Store Day was going to be held April 18th, and today the full list of vinyl exclusives has been released! This year's RSD ambassador is Brandi Carlile.
We'll get to the full list of releases at the bottom of the page, but first some of our favorites from the world of alt.
The Airborne Toxic Event - Come On Out
7" pressed on a clear vinyl featuring the single on one side and a recording from Mikel Jollett's upcoming memoir, "Hollywood Park," on the other.
Badflower - The Jester / Everybody Wants To Rule The World
An acoustic version of the band's #1 single and a cover of Tears For Fears’ “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”
Best Coast - Thank You
Released on a 7" vinyl, Thank You will have two unreleased songs from the recording sessions of their newly released album, Always Tomorrow.
Billie Eilish - Live at Third Man Records
Billie's acoustic set at Jack White's place in Nashville, pressed on opaque blue vinyl with black paper sleeves. Includes an exclusive poster.
The Cure - Seventeen Seconds and Bloodflowers
Anniversary editions of two studio albums will be pressed on picture discs for the first time.
Local Natives - When Am I Gonna Lose You
This vinyl release features two versions of their latest single: the one you hear on the radio and a new dub-infused cover from the band Overcoats that has not yet been released.
My Chemical Romance - The Murder Scene
Honestly, We want this specifically because it's a clear vinyl with red splatter!
The Pretenders - Live! At the Paradise, Boston, 1980
The band is gifting us with a live release to celebrate their 40th anniversary! We've always been fans of Chrissie Hynde and are looking forward to hearing this! The record comes with photos from the show.