Warner Bros. Records, an official sponsor of Record Store Day, has announced its annual participation featuring a series of vinyl albums and singles exclusively available for this years Most Anticipated Event held on Saturday, April 18th .
As many listeners and musical connoisseurs know, Record Store Day is a celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 1,000 independently owned record stores in the U.S. and hundreds of similar stores around the globe. Below, you can find Warner Bros. Records’ descriptions of the highly coveted releases:
Limited to 3000 copies
Australian singer/songwriter Ben Lee celebrates his Warner Bros. Records debut release with an exclusive RSD 7″ single comprised of a brand new track from his forthcoming album, LOVE IS THE GREAT REBELLION, to be released in the U.S. on June 2nd. B-Side, “Follow That Feeling” is an exclusive non-album track.
Limited to 2000 copies
Side-A: Dangerous Side-B: Dangerous (Oliver Remix)
This exclusive floppy disc inspired 7″ vinyl features Big Data’s chart-topping hit “Dangerous (feat. Joywave),” alongside the HypeMachine favorite, “Dangerous (Oliver Remix).” The paranoia-inflected electronic pop track was performed on Late Night Seth Meyers and has won Big Data the acclaim of Rolling Stone, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, etc., and will be featured on the band’s debut album 2.0,out March 24.
Transparent Blue Limited to 500 copies
Untethered Moon is the first Built To Spill album recorded with new band members Steve Gere(drums) and Jason Albertini (bass), who join guitarist/vocalist Doug Martsch. BTS’s creative process continues to ebb, flow and evolve in its own orbit, reemerging on record for the first time since 2009’s There Is No Enemy with ten new songs that fit at once into the band’s resonant catalog while infusing fresh energy into that signature sound. The transparent blue vinyl will be randomly distributed into the initial run of pressings. This is the first chance to buy Untethered Moon just for RSD as the CD and digital editions will be released on April 21st.
Limited to 3000 copies
Acoustic Dreams EP is a Record Store Day exclusive comprised of four acoustic versions of songs from their wildly popular debut album Talking Dreams,including their hit song “Cool Kids”, plus one additional song exclusive to this collection, “Terminal.”
Clouds Taste Metallic Era EP’s: Series of Three Colored Vinyl 10″ Vinyl
Bad Days – onSolid White & Transparent Green & Transparent Yellow Mixed Vinyl
This Here Giraffe – on Clear & Solid Orange Mixed Vinyl
Brainville – on Solid Yellow Vinyl
Limited to 5000 copies each
2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the critically worshiped Clouds Taste Metallic, The Flaming Lips 7th studio album originally released in 1995. THE LIPS love RSD and to celebrate, they offer a series three Limited Edition 10″ EPs on different colored vinyl that contain tracks previously released on only CD overseas…until now. These rarities will now become available for the first time EVER in any format in the US. Later in the year the band will be releasing expanded anniversary editions of Clouds Taste Metallic with previously unreleased recordings from the sessions including demos, outtakes, radio sessions, live performances and more. Further details to be announced soon. Until then, feast on this:
BAD DAYS EP
SIDE A: Bad Days (Edit) & She Don’t Use Jelly (Primitive Demos)
SIDE B: Girl With Hair Like An Explosion (Non LP Track), Giraffe (Demo)
THIS HERE GIRAFFE EP
SIDE A: This Here Giraffe & Jets Part 2 – My Two Days As An Ambulance Driver (Live Peel Session Version)
SIDE B: Life On Mars (Bowie) (Live Peel Session Version)
SIDE A: Brainville & Evil Will Prevail
SIDE B: Waterbug
Record Store Day Exclusive Fashion Statement to celebrate THE LIPS 1995 EP. 100% cotton, printed on front and back.
Records Store Day Exclusive Clouds Taste Metallic T-shirt. 100% cotton, printed on front and back. 20 years in the making!
Limited to 3500 copies
The mighty Mastodon lavishly present “Atlanta,” previously available online only via Adult Swim’s Single Series. Now available on full-sized, eye-popping picture disc featuring the stunning artwork by Mastodon’s Brent Hinds. “Atlanta” features vocals from Gibby Haynes from Butthole Surfers. Side-B is an instrumental version of “Atlanta.” exclusive to this release. As previously announced, Don’t missMastodon on tour this spring as part of THE MISSING LINK TOUR with Clutch, Graveyard and Big Business
Limited to 2,000 copies
The Prodigy are back! This limited edition Record Store Day Exclusive package includesa non-album instrumental release of “Ibiza” and the single “Ibiza” feat. Sleaford Mods from The Prodigy’s forthcoming 6th studio album The Day Is My Enemy, to be released in the U.S. on March 30th, 2015 via Three Six Zero Music/Warner Bros. Records.
Tracks: Side A – “Ibiza” feat. Sleaford Mods. Side B – “Ibiza” (non-album exclusive)
Limited Edition (# of pressings N/A)
Nonesuch re-issues the Steve Reich masterpiece Music for 18 Musicians, performed by Steve Reich and Musicians, on two 180-gram vinyl LPs. The alum was pressed at Pallas Manufacturing in Diepholz, Germany and is packaged in a vintage-style double pocket gatefold jacket with poly sleeves. The original 1998 recording was released on CD and has been mastered for vinyl by Robert C. Ludwig. Each limited-edition record will be individually numbered.
Limited to 10,000 copies
Nonesuch/Warner Bros. Records releases three tracks recorded live during Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters World Tour 2014: Side A is “Turn It Up” / “Arbaden” and side B is “Poor Howard” and “Whole Lotta Love (Medley)”
Limited to 4500 & 500 copies respectively
On Tuesday September 10, 2013, Tegan and Sara recorded the music featured on this Record Store Day exclusive at ZIA Record Exchange in Phoenix, Arizona. This special LP includes tracks from their most recent release, Heartthrob (2013) and their hit album The Con (2007). Pick up a limited edition grimace purple vinyl from ZIA Records locations only – 500 units available. Tegan and Sara’s 14-year career has seen them build an avid global following of fans and fellow musicians alike. Their unique ability to bridge the pop and indie worlds has allowed their music to cross all traditional boundaries of genre, from being covered by The White Stripes to collaborating with superstar DJs such as Tiesto and David Guetta.
Let’s face it, you’re gonna need something to carry around all the vinyl you’re getting on RSD. Thankfully, Tegan and Sara and have thought about that already so you don’t have to. Made from
6 ounce, 100% cotton canvas, 15″ x 16″ to hold all your exclusives. Thank You, Tegan and Sara!
Limited to 3000 copies
Shallow Believer is a compilation of B-sides from the band’s first three studio albums, recorded between 2001-2007. Released digitally in 2008, the album peaked at #13 on the iTunes albums chart. This is the album’s first ever physical release.
But wait there’s more: We will offer a full line of Exclusive T-Shirts to compliment Record Store Day 2015 experience. You’re gonna like the way you look… in these:
For more about Record Store Day, please visit www.recordstoreday.com.