This year, as we have come to expect, Record Store Day is running a little differently. The event traditionally takes place in April to celebrate and encourage the support of local record stores with a treasure hunt of rare releases. But, due to the large crowds RSD tends to draw to stores, this year’s event was postponed and instead kicks off today (August 29th) with online options to accommodate the times.
A range of new and limited records will still be up for grabs via your favourite local stores, including from Red Eye and Beatdisc in Sydney, and online retailers like Discogs. Today, we get the first drop of exclusive gems, with more to be announced for follow-up drops on September 26th, and October 24th.
Get your (digital) wallet ready, here are some highlights from the exclusive gems to be found. Happy hunting!
Gorillaz | D-Sides
D-Sides is a 22-track collection of bonus material and remixes from the Gorillaz seminal 2005 album, Demon Days. The glorious 3-LP boxset also includes unreleased tracks recorded during the album session. D-Sides was originally released in 2007, but this is the first time it has been pressed on vinyl. See here.
The Black Keys | “Let’s Rock”
The Black Keys have released this limited edition 45-RPM version of their latest chart-topping album “Let’s Rock” exclusively for Record Store Day. The album was originally released in June 2019 after an extended hiatus from the duo and was home to three Top 10 singles. The 45-RPM version is super rare, with only 7500 pieces available worldwide. The 2-LP set comes in luscious holographic gatefold jacket, with each piece individually numbered. See here.
Gary Clark Jr. | Pearl Cadillac [feat. Andra Day]
Gary Clark Jr. fans do not want to miss this exclusive RSD 10" “Pearl Cadillac” single that originally arrived on his highly-acclaimed 2019 album, This Land. The limited-edition pressing on beautiful pearl coloured vinyl includes two remixes of the track, featuring Andra Day. See here.
k.d. lang and the Reclines | Angel With A Lariat
k.d. lang & the Reclines’ blazing major label debut from 1987 has been repressed on vinyl for the first time in decades. See here.
k.d. lang | Drag
And, pressed on vinyl for the very first time, is this smoking k.d. lang covers album from 1997. Slick production turns these crooners into classic modern torch songs. See here.
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