Ah yes, Record Store Day. To some, it’s that frustrating day when all those vinyl-loving hipsters pollute your local record store, but to those who actually care about music, it’s the day when fans of the glorious vinyl record get together to share in their combined love for the format. Now, we know exactly what special releases will be unleashed for this year’s event.
Just last week we received word that this year’s Record Store Day will feature a few rare David Bowie releases (including one live album that’s sat in the vaults for 40 years), and now, ahead of next month’s April 21st kick-off, we’ve now seen the full list of special releases making their way out onto the racks this year.
With beloved musicians Run The Jewels serving as this year’s global ambassadors, there is set to be close to 500 exclusive releases this year, with limited-editions, box-sets, reissues, and even a few cassettes marking the occasions.
This year will also see special releases from Arcade Fire, who are reissuing their first EP on vinyl for the first time, Courtney Barnett, who is releasing a picture disc of her The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas, and a two-track 7″ featuring cuts from her upcoming album, and even Rage Against The Machine, who will release their six-track performance at the Democratic National Convention in 2000.
Needless to say, there’s bound to be something for everyone, with The Flaming Lips, Mastodon, Eric Clapton, Wu-Tang Clan, Sublime, Sufjan Stevens, and The Cure also participating in this year’s festivities.
Check out the full list of releases here, and be sure to start saving now, because with a list this good, you’ll be sure to beef up that collection in no time.