Full list of Record Store Day 2013 releases unveiled
Includes new releases from Pulp, David Bowie and The Black Keys
Paul McCartney and David Bowie are among the artists who are putting out special releases as part of Record Store Day this year with The Black Keys, Pulp, and a split release from Garbage and Screaming Females among the highlights on the exhaustive list. Pulp will release a Soulwax remix of their new single 'After You' on 12" vinyl to mark the annual event, which this year falls on April 20.
Also inlcuded on the list are special releases from The xx, a Grizzly Bear remix by Brian Eno, James Blake, Disclosure, Mystery Jets, Peace, Frank Turner, Jimi Hendrix and Mystery Jets as well as new music from MGMT released on the 'Alien Days' cassette. Paul Weller has recorded two new songs, 'Flame Out' and 'The Old Original', to be released while a special mystery 7" will also be available.
McCartney and Bowie feature among a list of some of the UK's biggest bands and artists supporting the 2013 event with special releases and rare tracks made available in over 200 record stores across the UK. Fans of David Bowie will be able to purchase a 7" vinyl copy of 'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)'/'Where Are We Now?' limited to 1,000 copies. Additionally, there will also be 1,000 pressings of the four-track 'Bowie 1965!' EP on seven-inch plus 2,000 seven inch picture discs of 'Drive-In Saturday'. Meanwhile, Paul McCartney & Wings will release a live version of 'Maybe I'm Amazed', originally released in 1976 as a radio promo single, on 12" vinyl.
In addition to Bowie and McCartney, bands including Foals, Tame Impala, The Horrors, Biffy Clyro, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Frank Turner, Jake Bugg and Bat For Lashes are all putting out limited edition releases on April 20.
Speaking about his love for Record Store Day, Tom Furse of The Horrors told NME, "It's a great excuse for everyone to put out all the records they don't put out for the rest of the year because they're too worried about release schedules and things like that. I'm really hoping Jack White's Third Man label will put out some amazing stuff again this year." The Horrors and Toy will release a limited edition, white label split 12" with fellow London band Toy for this year's event.
A launch event for Record Store Day takes place at London's Rough Trade East tonight (March 21) with Ghostpoet, Tom Odell and a DJ set by Benga. Visit www.recordstoreday.co.uk to see the full list of special releases announced for Record Store Day.
You can read about ten of the best Record Store Day releases in this week's NME.