The event, which happens on April 21, will see over 300 artists offer up new vinyl releases, with new material, cover versions, rare tracks and studio outtakes all set to be released. For a full list of this year’s releases, visit the Record Store Day official site.
Arctic Monkeys will release their new single ‘R U Mine?’ on special purple vinyl, with a brand new B-side ‘Electricity’ accompanying the release. Kasabian meanwhile will release their covers of Lana Del Rey‘s ‘Video Games’ and Gwen Stefani‘s ‘Sweet Escape’ on 7” vinyl. The Clash will release a newly digitally remastered version of ‘London Calling’ on vinyl.
Arcade Fire will put out remixes of their track ‘Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)’, while Noel Gallagher will drop a new EP titled ‘Songs From The Great White North’ featuring four recent B-sides.
Laura Marling will release an exclusive double A-side with tracks ‘Flicker To Fail’ and ‘To Be A Woman’, with Miles Kane also unveiling his new four track EP, which features his new single ‘First Of My Kind’.
Bloc Party are also set to reissue debut single ‘She’s Hearing Voices’ as are the Sex Pistols, who will put out a new special edition single of ‘Anarchy In The UK’. The Vaccines will also release a split new 7” single with R.Stevie Moore.
As well as this, Two Door Cinema Club, Marilyn Manson, Bombay Bicycle Club, Garbage, Noah And The Whale, A$AP Rocky, Bat For Lashes, Belle & Sebastian, The Cure, Twin Atlantic and whole 200 others are set to put out new releases to mark the day.
Public Image Ltd. officially kicked off the build-up to this year’s Record Store Day last night (March 19), playing a basement gig in London to mark the announcement of the special releases for this year’s event, visit NME.COM/news for a full report of the show.