Record Store Day is almost upon us once again! Now the list of scheduled, limited edition releases has been posted online, which should you be making your priority to pick up on April 18? Here’s 25 of our most-wanted…
1Foo Fighters – Songs From The Laundry Room
Foo Fighters – Songs From The Laundry Room: RSD ambassador Dave Grohl and his band will cover Kim Wilde’s 1981 hit ‘Kids In America’ on their four-track, 10″ release. Also featured are early versions of ‘Alone + Easy Target’ and ‘Big Me’ as well as an unreleased track, ‘Empty Handed’.
2BadBadNotGood featuring Ghostface Killah – Stone Sour (Instrumentals)
BadBadNotGood featuring Ghostface Killah – Stone Sour (Instrumentals): The jazzy Toronto experimentalists’ recent album with Wu-Tang’s Ghostface was an eclectic mix, with killer guest spots from DOOM, Danny Brown and more. This instrumental release should zero in on the collaboration’s sumptuous, inventive production, rather than its spotlight-stealing verses.
3A$AP Rocky – Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2
A$AP Rocky – Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2: A shiny new 7″ from the Harlem rapper, featuring February single ‘LPFJ2’ and ‘Multiply’ should help ease the wait for his second album proper, expected later this year. The guy lives and breathes style so expect the packaging on this bad boy to be nothing short of classy.
4Courtney Barnett – Kim’s Caravan’
Courtney Barnett – Kim’s Caravan’: The Aussie’s new album ‘Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit’ is a certified banger, so who wouldn’t a 12″ featuring one of its most infectious tunes? Only an idiot, that’s who. Features a John Cale cover, Velvet Underground fans!
5Biffy Clyro – Puzzle
Biffy Clyro – Puzzle: Back on wax, this double LP repressing of the Scots’ fourth album, released in 2007, is a must-have for any true Biffyite.
6J Dilla featuring Pharoahe Monch – Love
J Dilla featuring Pharoahe Monch – Love: Post-humous cuts continue to surface from the ‘Donuts’ pioneer’s vaults. Latest to emerge is this 7″, featuring unreleased material. But that’s not all – a 45 of his 2001 tune ‘Fuck The Police’ shaped like a police badge will also be up for grabs.
7Built To Spill – Untethered Moon
Built To Spill – Untethered Moon: Their first album since 2009’s ‘There Is No Enemy’, you just know this latest full-length from the Boise, Idaho janglers is gonna be worth grabbing on vinyl.
8Amorphous Androgynous – The Wizards of Oz
Amorphous Androgynous – The Wizards of Oz: “Antedeluvian space jams, Aboriginal wig outs and Kiwi Kraut” are among the things trippy duo Amorphous recently promised to be on store on this compilation on their Facebook page. Sounds good to us.
9Daughter – Winter (Warpaint remix)
Daughter – Winter (Warpaint remix): Elena Tonra’s svelte, haunting vocal proved perfect fodder for a Warpaint’s winding corridors of sound on this November 2014 remix. Now it’s on 12″, backed by Daughter’s remix of their ‘Feelin’ Alright’.
10Mumford and Sons – ‘Believe/’The Wolf’
Mumford and Sons – ‘Believe/’The Wolf’: The country-fried four-piece have ditched the banjos and gone electric. Celebrate with this 7″ of two unreleased tracks from their hotly anticipated new record ‘Wilder Mind’.
11Florence + The Machine – ‘What Kind Of Man?’
Florence + The Machine – ‘What Kind Of Man?’: Flo previews her new album ‘How Big How Blue How Beautiful’ with this 12″ RSD exclusive, featuring recent single ‘What Kind of Man’ b/w new song ‘As Far As I Can Get’.
12Run The Jewels – Bust No Moves
Run The Jewels – Bust No Moves: Now we’re talking. Fresh from releasing one of the most thunderous albums of 2014, Killer Mike and El-P are back with a new track, ‘Bust No Moves’, backed on 12″ by ‘RTJ2’ album favourites ‘Love Again’ and ‘Pew Pew Pew’. Bring it on.
13Grizzly Bear – Horn Of Plenty
Grizzly Bear – Horn Of Plenty: Been a while, waiting on a new album from Warp eclecticists Grizzly Bear, hasn’t it? This repressing of their excellent debut should keep us entertained till their eventual return.
14D’Angelo – The Cherade
D’Angelo – The Cherade: ‘The Charade’ and ‘1000 Deaths’ are two of the best tunes on the long-time-MIA innovator’s new album ‘Black Messiah’. You’ll be able to pick them up on 12″ at Record Store Day. Good news, huh?
15Johnny Marr – I Feel You
Johnny Marr – I Feel You: Johnny Marr covers Depeche Mode! Another RSD must-have, this 7″.
16Father John Misty – I Loved You, Honeybee
Father John Misty – I Loved You, Honeybee: No, that’s not a typo. ‘I Loved You, Honeybee’ is an alternate version of recent album title track ‘I Love You, Honeybear’ and comes backed by new, exclusive track ‘I’ve Never Been A Woman’ on heart-shaped vinyl.
17Jon Hopkins – I Remember
Jon Hopkins – I Remember: The electronic maestro’s Yeasayer cover is taken from his awesome Late Night Tales comp, released earlier this month. Even if you own the full album, this 10″ is well worth having.
18Brian Wilson – The Right Time
Brian Wilson – The Right Time: The Beach Boy’s RSD effort is a 7″ of ‘No Pier Pressure’ standouts ‘The Right Time’ and ‘Sail Away’ – songs that feature appearances by fellow former Beach Boys members Al Jardine, David Marks and Blondie Chaplin.
19Noel Gallagher – ‘In The Heat Of The Moment’ (remixes)
Noel Gallagher – ‘In The Heat Of The Moment’ (remixes): Heard Andrew Weatherall’s tense rework of the first single from Noel’s new album? Good, isn’t it? Then you’ll be wanting this assortment of other remixes of the track, out on 12″.
20Pulp – ‘Freaks’
Pulp – ‘Freaks’: 1987 second album ‘Freaks’ isn’t all Pulp are reissuing this RSD. ‘Separations’, ‘Little Girl (with Blue Eyes)’, ‘It’, ‘They Suffocate At Night’ and ‘Dogs are Everywhere’ are also coming soon to an indie record shop near you.
21Riddles – Psychedelic Power Engine Iron Claw Thunder Mistress/Wizards of War
Riddles – Psychedelic Power Engine Iron Claw Thunder Mistress/Wizards of War: “Heavy psychedelic rock in the classic biker vein… with a punk attitude evidenced at some chaotic recent gigs,” was our recent assessment of fast-rising Hastings foursome Riddles. Grab their 7” double A-side single this RSD if you know what’s good for ya.
22Sleaford Mods – Tiswas
Sleaford Mods – Tiswas: Gobby bedroom hip-hop duo Sleaford Mods’ 2014 EP was as brutal and eviscerating as it was hilarious, in its takedowns of the British establishment. Another must-have.
23Slowdive – Blue Day
Slowdive – Blue Day: First released in 1992 on Creation Records, this LP compiles the first three Slowdive EPs. Perfect listening ahead of new material from the band, rumoured for later this year.
24Suede – Dog Man Star Live At The Royal Albert Hall
Suede – Dog Man Star Live At The Royal Albert Hall: The Londoners’ greatest album, performed live in front of a rowdy hometown crowd. What’s not to love? Get it on 2LP.
25The White Stripes – Get Behind Me Satan
The White Stripes – Get Behind Me Satan: Available for the first time on vinyl, this double LP of ‘Get Behind Me Satan’ will come with one disc colored red, the other coloured – you guessed it – white. Now how about a reunion tour?