This Saturday (16th) is Record Store Day, a nationwide celebration of the humble record shop which will see numerous special edition singles and EPs released. Here’s the full guide of what to keep an eye out for, starting with The White Stripes’ first ever release ‘Let’s Shake Hands’ backed with ‘Look Me Over Closely’. It’s available on red and black vinyl with a fold-over picture sleeve.
Warpaint release a blue vinyl, 500 copies only of ‘Undertow’ backed with ‘Warpaint’. Any remaining copies will be available online from April 23rd.
Arctic Monkeys release a white vinyl track from ‘Suck It And See’; ‘Don’t Sit Down’ backed with ‘Brick By Brick’. It’s limited to 3000 copies.
Franz Ferdinand release a coloured 12″ ‘Covers EP’, featuring a bevvy of talent, including Debbie Harry, LCD Soundsystem, Peaches and The Magnetic Fields reworking tracks from ‘Tonight…’.
Death Cab For Cutie are prepping a special piece of vinyl to preview their new album ‘Codes and Keys’. The 7′ is called ‘Atlantic Records Presents: Death Cab For Cutie in Living Stereo’ and promises snippets of their new long player.
The Kills have remixed their recent single ‘Satellite’, this time it features DJ Mad Professor who’s done a dub version for a 10″ vinyl edition.
Continuing their ‘Screamadelica’ fest, Primal Scream are issuing a triple vinyl set including two heavyweight red vinyls (exclusively for Record Store Day) along with a re-issue of the ‘The Dixie Narco’ EP (unavailable for 20 years). It comes with an ace 16 page, 12″ colour booklet (with interviews, liner notes and rare images).
Jamie Woon is releasing his swoon-y (sorry) single ‘Lady Luck’ as a limited edition (500 copies) 7″. It’s taken from his debut album ‘Mirrorwriting’.
The Heartbreaks, who supported Carl Barat on tour last year, release ‘Jealous Don’t You Know’ on limited edition (300 copies) vinyl. Produced by Edwyn Collins it’s blue-eyed soul at its clattering best.
Unreleased, demo versions of the Suede classics ‘The Drowners’ backed with ‘To The Birds’. Limited to 500 copies and featuring the original sleeve image in different colours.
A triple whammy from Rolo Tomassi as they unleash ‘Eternal Youth’, a 3 LP bonanza on their own label Destination Moon. The 36 tracks here collect together rare and non-album material including demos, tracks which were just available on tape and others that were issued via their singles club.
A re-issue of Nirvana’s previously Japan/Australia only 1992 EP ‘Hormoaning’. It’s limited to 6000 copies on coloured 12″ vinyl and features 6 tracks. There are 4 covers (including The Vaselines ‘Molly’s Lips’) plus two originals (‘Aneurysm’ and ‘Even In His Youth’).
Limited to 800 copies, this is a momentous re-issue for Joy Division and New Order fans. This 12″ features two versions of both ‘Ceremony’ and ‘In A Lonely Place’; one recorded while they were Joy Division and one recorded following Ian Curtis’ passing (with Gillian Gilbert) as New Order. The tracks have been re-mastered by drummer Stephen Morris and Frank Arkwright.
My Chemical Romance are set to re-issue their limited edition 7″ version of ‘Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)’. This version will be limited to 800 copies (the original was released in November) and only available in the UK.
X-Ray Spex’s Poly Styrene’s recent solo single – the rally cry against internet hook ups ‘Virtual Boyfriend’ (from her solo album ‘Generation Indigo’)- is going to be re-issued on spangly 10″ picture disc.
A double dose of glam-wave art rock from early, Brian Eno-featuring Roxy Music. Their debut single, 1972’s ‘Virginia Plain’ is backed with 1973’s ‘Pyjamarma’ and limited to 500 copies.
The Clash’s proto-rap single from 1981 ‘The Magnificent Seven’ is being issued twice; with its original b-side (the dance remix, appropriately titled ‘The Magnificent Dance’) on numbered red vinyl and as a numbered CD single (backed with their earlier single ‘Hitsville UK’).
Limited edition, heavyweight version of Timber Timbre’s ‘Black Water’ single. It features a b-side from Simon Trottier’s side project Ferriswheel.
Beck and Bat For Lashes issue their ‘Twilight’ duet ‘Let’s Get Lost’ on 7″. It will be backed with a previously unreleased Natasha Khan demo from 2005, ‘Dark Time’.
Our favourite dream-pop two-some Cults release a limited edition version of their single ‘You Know What I Mean’ on 7″. There are only 1000 copies going of this specially etched-edition, so you’ve got to be quick on the draw.
The soundtrack to Fucked Up’s forthcoming rock opera, ‘Fucked Up Present David’s Town’ features 11 tracks including ‘My Old Man’s a Ginger’ and ‘Do You Feed? (The Curry Song).’ Featured guests included The New Pornographers’ AC Newman and Danko Jones.
Tour mates Toro Y Moi and Cloud Nothings have teamed up for this split 7″ ‘I Will Talk To You’ and ‘For No Reason’.
Re-live Beth Ditto’s glittery disco dolly phase as the Gossip lady’s collaboration with Simian Mobile Disco; ‘I Wrote the Book’ gets released as a limited edition EP, CD single and on 12″.
Keep an eye out for a re-issue of Sonic Youth’s 1993 tour-capitalising EP ‘Whores Moaning’. The EP, which referenced Nirvana’s ‘Hormoaning’ release, features a cover of the New York Dolls’ ‘Personality Crisis’, Alice Cooper’s ‘Is It My Body’ as well as rare ‘Dirty’-era tracks ‘Tamra’ and ‘The End Of The End Of The Ugly’.
Yeasayer close the door on last year’s ‘Odd Blood’ album by releasing the ‘End Blood’ single which features the previously unreleased tracks ‘Swallowing The Decibels’ and ‘Phoenix Wind’.
Miles Kane covers the Edwyn Collins classic ‘A Girl Like You’ (Edwyn is producing) on limited edition (1000 copies) vinyl.
Released to coincide with their Stormtroopers in Stilettos exhibition, this limited edition (2000 copies) 7″ features unreleased versions of ‘Keep Your Self Alive’ and ‘Stone Cold Crazy’.
Vivian Girls release the first track from their new album; ‘I Heard You Say’ backed with an exclusive track ‘I Won’t Be Long’ featuring Jarvis Taveniere of Woods. There are 500 copies on coloured vinyl.
Wild Beasts are set to release the first single from their new album ‘Smother’. There will only be 250 copies of ‘Albatross’ on 7″ to be made, so snap them up quickly.
Gil Scott- Heron and Jamie XX are set to release a special box set edition of their acclaimed collaboration ‘We’re New Here’ featuring photos and lavishly designed artwork.
The Vaccines are to release their ‘Live From London’ bootleg. It’ll be released on a limited edition CD as well as on 12″ format. It was recorded at King’s College and features b-side ‘We’re Happening’.
Of Montreal’s gentle Buffalo Springfield cover ‘Expecting To Fly’ gets teamed up with Casio Kids’ previously unreleased afrobeat stomper ‘London Zoo’. The two tracks are being issued on a limited edition (only 1000 copies) 7″.
The View re-make The Tweeds’ 80s powerpop nugget ‘I Need That Record’ especially for Record Store Day. It’s Record Store Day’s Official Anthem and available as a limited edition etched 7″.
Of Montreal unleash the album version of 2007’s ‘The Past Is A Grotesque Animal’ backed with a new version of the track that was made for the Spike Jonze short film I’m Here and features Yeah Yeah Yeahs Nick Zinner. It’s limited to 200 copies.
It’s the team up they never saw coming. They’re not technically collaborating, but Midlake and Will Self are appearing on the same 12″. These two tracks (taken from the bands ‘Late Night Tales’ compilation) see Midlake covering Black Sabbath’s ‘Am I Going Insane’ and Will Self reading his own short story.
We’ve had 7″,10″ and 12″, well Planningtorock delivers a limited edition… 9″. ‘Doorway’ backed with ‘The Breaks’ both taken from her forthcoming album ‘W’.
A marbled green, 180gm vinyl double LP version of Earth’s ‘Angels of Darkness’. A thing of beauty, it’s limited to 1000 copies and features an exclusive etching on the album’s fourth side.
Hercules And Love Affair unleash ‘Painted Eyes’ which is limited to 300 copies, but the real draw seems to be a special Hercules And Love Affair condom plus a cover of The xx’s ‘Shelter’ on the b-side.
Baltimore’s dream pop quartet Lower Dens release a limited (250 copies) of ‘Deer Knives’ backed with ‘Tangiers’.
Metronomy’s recent ‘The Look’ single gets issues on 7″ with an exclusive non ‘English Riviera’ b-side ‘Picking Up For You’.
Originally a single in 2009, the Welsh trio The Joy Formidable re-release their single ‘Whirring’ which is also available on their debut ‘The Big Roar’.
Grinderman issue a 12″ and CD single of ‘Evil’. It features four versions of the track including a Factory Floor remix and a version sung by The National’s Matt Berninger.
Gaggle released the 12″ ‘The Brilliant And The Dark’ recorded live in December of last year. The operatic epic sees the collective tackle a 1969 Spanish ‘cantata’ which documents women’s history from the Middle Ages to WWII.
30th anniversary re-pressing of The Smiths ‘The Queen is Dead’ album on 10″ vinyl, lovingly re-worked by master vinyl cutter Frank Arkwright.
Limited edition 7′ box set featuring six Saint Etienne singles. ‘Saint Etienne on 45’ features ‘Avenue’, ‘Shower Scene’ and a hosts of b-sides never before available on vinyl.
Esben and the Witch release the radio edit of ‘Chorea’, a remix of ‘Eumenides’ by Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite and a previously unreleased 18 minute version of ‘Corridors’ recorded for an art installation. It’s limited to 500 copies.
Former Gowns frontwoman EMA releases her dark and challenging debut album ‘Past Life Martyred Saints’ featuring the single ‘California’.
With individually hand screen printed sleeves, Cymbals release a limited edition (300 copies) version of their debut album ‘Unlearn’ recorded with the likes of James Yuill.
DOM are releasing the world’s first three sided single. This logic-defying venture features a double grooved A-Side so you never know what track will play first. Will you hear the album version of ‘Jesus’, the MINKS remix or unreleased track ‘Things Change’ first? Who knows….
Re-live Kate Bush’s finest moment, as 4 tracks from her seminal ‘Hounds Of Love’ album (including ‘Cloudbusting’ and ‘The Big Sky’) are issued on 10″ vinyl.