Ten releases are previewed in this week’s NME, which is on newsstands from today or available digitally, before the official announcement tomorrow which will list hundreds more (March 21).
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 on April 20. 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 how, “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 will take place at London’s Rough Trade East tomorrow night (March 21) with Ghostpoet, Tom Odell and a DJ set by Benga. Follow the @RSDUK twitter to keep up to date with all of this year’s Record Store Day information.