Record Store Day 2016 Releases Announced

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Every year since it was founded in 2007, thousands of musicians, bands, collectors, and business owners have participated in Record Store Day. Observed the third Saturday of every April, the event promises to usher in hundreds of exclusive and limited vinyl pressings to be released and sold. 2014’s set of releases brought us the first glimpse of new music in over 14 years from Emo/Alt Rock frontrunners Sunny Day Real Estate. In 2015, Foo Fighters released Songs From the Laundry Room on 10″ vinyl; a collection of demos they recorded in Seattle with producer Barrett Jones (produced albums by Nirvana, The Fall of Troy, Set Your Goals).  This year’s set of releases were made available on March 9 at the official Record Store Day website as a downloadable PDF document and a list complete with cover art you can view here. The nationally recognized event proves its worth annually as both an awesome event for audiophiles and record collectors to expand their libraries and as a profitable platform for musicians and labels to release and sell their music on the formerly defunct format that has regained an impressive amount of popularity and value in the past decade. Whether or not you are a collector, it’s a great opportunity to gather up some records and support your local record store and favorite musicians. If you want to find a store in your area, there’s a locator you can use at the website.  I’ve included a list of some notable releases as well as a few I’m personally looking forward to below with any of the pressing info that’s been made available.

 

 

THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS

Move Along

Doghouse Records, LP

Repress. Limited to 3000 individually numbered copies on a Clear/Red and Black swirl vinyl.

 

 

 

ALT J

Live at Red Rocks

Atlantic Records, 2x LP Box

“Recorded at the historic Red Rocks amphitheater in the summer of 2015, “Live At Red Rocks” captures alt-J at the height of their powers, performing for 6,000 screaming fans. This Record Store Day special release includes two colored vinyl LPs, a CD and DVD. The 75 minute live album / concert DVD features songs from their Mercury Prize winning and RIAA Gold certified debut, An Awesome Wave and the Grammy-Nominated follow up This Is All Yours.”

 

 

 

 

ATREYU

The Best of…

Victory Records, 2x LP

“This Record Store Day release is a limited edition colored vinyl 12″ vinyl LP with special packaging, including split album cover (similar to CD layout) and etching on the fourth side of this two LP set. Includes digital download card and limited to 2000 copies.”

 

 

 

 

BEST COAST

Late 20’s b/w Bigger Man

Harvest, 7″ Vinyl

Record Store Day’s Best Coast 7″ features two never-before-released b-Sides from the band’s California Nights’ recording sessions. Beautifully packaged in a white sleeve and limited to 3000 copies.

 

CHVRCHES

Every Open Eye Remixes EP

Glassnote, 12″ vinyl LP

Record Store Day’s six track bootleg LP of remixes from Every Open Eye, featuring three singles: Leave A Trace, Empty Threat and Clearest Blue; reinterpreted by the hottest producers from across the globe including Four Tet, Goldroom, Big Wild, KDA, Gryffin and Whyt Noyz. Limited to 5000 copies.

 

 

 

 

CIRCA SURVIVE AND MEWITHOUTYOU

Awake in a Dream/Rainbow Signs 7″ split

Sumerian Records, 7″ vinyl

This Record Store Day exclusive split 7″ brings Circa Survive and mewithoutYou together. Alternate variants to be released later through band’s personal merch stores.

 

 

 

 

DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE

Tractor Rape Chain/Black Sun

Atlantic Records, 7″ vinyl

This Record Store Day 7″ single features two unreleased live tracks, one of which is a cover of Guided By Voices’ “Tractor Rape Chain.” Limited to 3,000 copies.

 

 

 

 

DEFTONES

B-Sides and Rarities

Warner Bros./Reprise Records, 2x LP

First pressing, on gold vinyl, limited to 3500 copies.

 

 

 

 

 

THE FLAMING LIPS

Heady Nuggs Vol.II Studio Albums 2006 – 2012 and Lightning Strikes the Postman

Warner Bros, 8x LP and Compact Disc

 

 

 

 

 

 

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE

Define Love

Atlantic/RRR, 7″ Picture Disk

This Record Store Day 7″ picture disc features the track “Define Love,” recorded during the “Incarnate” sessions but unreleased until now. Limited to 3,000 copies.

 

 

 

 

LA DISPUTE

Tiny Dots

Vagrant Records, 12″ Vinyl EP

This Record Store Day LP release features live audio from the December 2015 Tiny Dots DVD release.

 

 

 

 

 

MEWITHOUTYOU

Ten Stories

Run for Cover Records, LP

/1000

 

 

 

 

MUSE

Reapers

Warner Bros., 7″ vinyl

This 7″ Muse single is being imported especially for Record Store Day and features the studio version of Reapers and a live version recorded in Koln, Germany. Limited to 5,000 copies.

 

 

 

 

PARKWAY DRIVE

Horizons

Epitaph Records, LP

First pressing on yellow/blue spatter vinyl

 

 

 

STAR WARS

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Sountrack

Walt Disney Records, 10″ Picture Disc

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS

Kiss My Amps II

Warner Bros./Reprise, LP

 

 

 

 

 

 

GERARD WAY

Pinkish/Don’t Try

Warner Bros., 7″ Color vinyl

This Record Store Day colored vinyl 7″ features the tracks “Pinkish” and “Don’t Try”. Limited to 5,000 copies.

 

 

 

 

 

THE WEEKND

The Hills Remixes

Republic, 12″ vinyl

/4000

 

 

 

 

 

-E