Sixteen special releases worth queuing up for this Record Store Day

Arcade Fire – ‘Arcade Fire EP’

Arcade Fire’s 2003 self-titled EP will be pressed to vinyl for the very first time. The self-released effort will appear on Record Store Day as a transparent blue 12″, with augmented gold artwork and unique number.

The Courteeners  – ‘St Jude’

The Courteeners’ certified gold debut album ‘St Jude’ will be pressed on red vinyl, exclusively for Record Store Day, to celebrate the album’s 10th anniversary. The 2LP features top 20 singles ‘Not Nineteen Forever’ and ‘What Took You So Long?’.

Courtney Barnett – ‘City Looks Pretty/ Sunday Roast’

Australian songwriter Courtney Barnett is providing a preview for her upcoming second album, ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’, with this RSD double A-side ‘City Looks Pretty’ and ‘Sunday Roast’.

Django Django – ‘In Your Beat’ 

‘In Your Beat’ is getting a new treatment with remixes from Matthias Zimmerman and Body Double. Released via Because Music on 12″.

Daughter – ‘Music From Before The Storm’

Daughter will release video game soundtrack, ‘Before The Storm’, on vinyl for the first time. The 2LP clear vinyl in gatefold sleeve is the first physical release for Daughter’s atmospheric original soundtrack to the second installment of the popular ‘Life is Strange’ video game.

Kevin Morby & Waxahatchee – ‘Farewell Transmission b/w Dark Don’t Hide It’

Kevin Morby and Katie Crutchfield have teamed up to produce two iconic covers of Molina’s ‘Dark Don’t Hide It’ and ‘Farewell Transmission’. The pair are planning on donating all proceeds from the 7″ to the charity MusiCares.

Mac DeMarco – ‘Old Dog Demos’

Record label, Captured Tracks, brings listeners a yellow vinyl of selected demos – one of which was previously left on the cutting room floor – and instrumentals from Mac DeMarco’s latest LP This Old Dog.

Mac DeMarco / Shamir – ‘Mac DeMarco and Shamir Cover Beat Happening’

The artists are good friends and have a special relationship with Beat Happening. Mac used the lyrics from Indian Summer as his high school yearbook quote and Shamir has a tattoo of a Beat Happening album cover on his arm. All the profits from this release will go to the Immigrant Defence Project (IDP), a non-profit organisation that give legal aid to immigrants battling deportation and discrimination.

The Maccabees – ‘Wall Of Arms’ ( LP )

After announcing their break-up,  Maccabees are set to release a picture disc version of their second LP ‘Wall Of Arms’. The 2009 record will be presented in a clear plastic sleeve and includes a download code. Each vinyl from the limited edition release will be individually numbered.

The National – ‘Boxer live in Brussels’

The National are set to share a previously-unreleased live version of the bands Boxer album performed in full – recorded at Forest National, Brussels, Belgium, 09 November 2017. The LP will be presented in a mirri-board sleeve.

Nothing But Thieves – ‘Crazy / Lover You Should’ve Come Over’ 

The rock outfit cover Gnarls Barkley and Jeff Buckley smash hits for an exclusive, numbered 7″ vinyl via RCA.

Parquet Courts – ‘Mardi Gras Beads’

New York indie-rockers, Parquet Courts, will be releasing a brand new song from their forthcoming album on limited edition 7″ via Rough Trade.

Wolf Alice – ‘Don’t Delete The Kisses (remix EP)’ 

Wolf Alice’s will be dropping this white label remix EP with never-before released remixes from the likes of Charlie XCX and Tourist.

Sleigh Bells – ‘Kid Kruschev’ 

Brooklyn, NY’s Sleigh Bells released a digital only mini-album entitled ‘Kid Kruschev’ on November 10th, 2017 via Lucky Number. The LP will be reissued and pressed onto clear vinyl, with a full printed inner, a lyric sheet, and poster.

Sufjan Stevens – ‘Mystery Of Love EP’

Sufjan Stevens will share his ‘Mystery Of Love’ EP, featuring tracks he wrote for the soundtrack of Call Me By Your Name. This RSD exclusive will see only 5000 copies pressed, with each individually numbered.

Sigrid – ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe EP’

Winner of the BBC Music Sound of 2018, Sigrid, will release her debut EP ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’ on heavyweight red vinyl with a download card especially for Record Store Day.

Record Store Day 2017 will take place on the 22nd April 2017.

‘Record Store Day is the one day of the year when over 200 independent record shops all across the UK come together to celebrate their unique culture. Special vinyl releases are made exclusively for the day and many shops and cities host artist performances and events to mark the occasion. Thousands more shops celebrate the day around the globe in what’s become one of the biggest annual events on the music calendar. 

Although there’s only one Record Store Day a year, we also work throughout the year to celebrate our independent record stores by spotlighting exclusive releases, events and special news.’ 

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