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Records to look out for on Record Store Day 2018

Since 2007, record collectors from all over have gathered every April to celebrate the survival of the independently owned record store. This unique holiday is called Record Store Day and this year it will take place on April 21. With each year comes a slew of special releases, represses, and compilations of music from each genre.

The annual holiday attracts thousands upon thousands of music lovers from all over the country with lines often flowing out the door of your favorite local record shop. Since this is a day which stresses independent record sales, its no surprise that several alternative and indie rock musicians release special singles, EPs, and LPs to celebrate the life of the vinyl record.

Some notable releases from contemporary indie artists include Arcade Fire’s EP, two releases from Courtney Barnett, demos from Mac DeMarco’s Old Dog LP, and Car Seat Headrest’s Twin Fantasy (Mirror to Mirror Edition).

Punks will also rejoice on this holiday and can expect to find releases from Rancid’s Tim Armstrong, Circle Jerks, Descendents, FIDLAR, The Stooges, as well as Iggy Pop solo, Ramones, Teenage Bottlerocket, and so many more.

Do not feel limited to alternative rock releases because there are plenty of hip-hop, jazz, folk, and pop releases to go around on Record Store Day 2018. There are also plenty of compilation albums featuring various artists.

Below is a comprehensive list of notable releases to keep an eye out for or you can check out recordstoreday.com for a more detailed list.

Arcade Fire – EP

Bleachers – MTV Unplugged

Tim Armstrong – A Poet’s Life

Courtney Barnett – “City Looks Pretty”/“Sunday Roast”

Courtney Barnett – The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas

David Bowie – Bowie Now

David Bowie – Welcome to the Blackout (Live in London ’78)

David Bowie – David Bowie

David Bowie – Let’s Dance (Full Length Demo)

Jeff Buckley – Live at Sin-e (Legacy Edition)

Car Seat Headrest – Twin Fantasy (Mirror to Mirror)

The Casket Lottery – Anthology: 3 LP Box Set

Circle Jerks – Gig

Elvis Costello – Someone Else’s Heart

The Cure – Mixed Up

The Cure – Torn Down (Mixed Up Extra)

Mac Demarco – Old Dog Demos

Mac Demarco – Live at Abbey Road

Descendents – Who We Are

FIDLAR – FIDLAR

Albert Hammond Jr. – Etchings From Francis Trouble

Killing Joke – Absolute Dissent

The Kills – Live at Electric Lady Studios

Led Zeppelin – “Friends”/“Rock and Roll”

Mastodon – Emperor of Sand

Parquet Courts – “Mardi Gras Beads”/“Seems Kind of Silly”

Phoenix – Monologue

The Police – Roxanne

Iggy Pop – Live at The Ritz, NYC 1986

Quicksand – Triptych Continuum

Rage Against the Machine – Live At the Democratic National Convention 2000

Ramones – Sundragon Sessions

Redd Kross – Third Eye

The Regrettes/The Distillers – Side by Side

Ride – Waking Up In Another Town: Weather Diaries Remixed

The Shins vs Los Lobos – The Fear

Sleigh Bells – Kid Kruschev

The Smithereens – The Smithereens Play Tommy

Soul Asylum – Live From Liberty Lunch, Austin TX, December 3, 1992

Soundgarden – A-Sides

Sufjan Stevens – Mystery of Love EP

The Stooges – The Stooges (Detroit Edition)

Sublime – Sublime

The Sundays – Reading, Writing and Arithmetic

Superchunk – “What a Time to Be Alive (Acoustic)” b/w “Erasure (Acoustic)”

Swans – Die Tur Ist

Teenage Bottlerocket – Warning Device (10th Anniversary Edition)

Touche Amore – Demo 12”

U2 – Lights of Home

Uncle Tupelo – No Dpression (Demos)

The Voidz – “Qyurruys” b/w “Coul As a Ghoul”

Tom Waits – Brawlers

Tom Waits – Bawlers

Tom Waits – Bastards

Wilco – Live At The Troubadour 11/12/96

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I’m Zach and I’m a self-proclaimed sad boy. Talk to me about your favorite 90s emo bands or your favorite Brand New album. I’ll go tit for tat on why the latter is The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me.

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