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RSD Exclusive Aug


A-side is the first new material in 20 years from indie rock icons Archers of Loaf with a cover of "Street Fighting Man" originally recorded by The Rolling Stones on B-side.  

"Raleigh Days"/"Street Fighting Man" 

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Mikal Cronin

Switched-On Seeker [RSD Drops Aug 2020]

Vinyl: $18.98 UNAVAILABLE

MP3 Album: $9.99 Download

RSD Exclusive Aug


Limited edition companion to Mikal Cronin's 2019  Seeker album, Switched-On Seeker is a completely synth-based, full-length reworking of Seeker in the vein of Wendy Carlos' "Switched-On" series.  

“Shelter”|”Show Me”|”Feel It All”|”Fire”|”Sold”|”I've Got”|”Reason”|”Caravan”|”Guardian Well”|”Lost a Year”|”On the Shelf”

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RSD Exclusive Aug


40th Anniversary Edition of The Cure's second studio album Seventeen Seconds, featuring their first UK top 40 single "A Forest". Pressed on picture disc for the first time, exclusively for Record Store Day 2020 

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RSD Exclusive Aug


“Crystal Gnome” | “Radio Gnome I & II” | “Mister Pyxie” | “Deep in the Sky” | “Flying Tea-Pot” | “Wet Drum Sandwich” | “Mange Ton Calepin” | “You Can't Kill Me” | “Titicaca”

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RSD 'First' Aug


In May 2002, Disney pulled the plug on Mammoth Records just weeks before the June 25th release date of John Wesley Harding's The Man with No Shadow. No more than 300 hundred journalists received advance CDs of Harding's new record, while only a handful of radio stations received the single "Negative Love'. No other physical copies existed. Over the years those advance CDs have fetched untold hundreds of dollars from an eager fan base in search of Wes' great 'lost" album. Though many - but not all - of the songs ended up on 2004's Adam's Apple (DRT Records), which All Music Guide called 'the finest album of his career', those that did make the cut were in a jumbled running order. The album has never previously been released on vinyl. The Man With No Shadow First Edition restores the album to Wes's original vision. The audio has been remastered from the original tapes, and the package includes cover art from the original sessions and extensive liner notes. The CD package includes the original album plus a bonus unheard band demos and studio outtakes, all previously unreleased.

1. Nothing At All 2. Negative Love 3. Monkey and his Cat 4. Sleeper, Awake 5. Hard 6. Pull 7. Sussex Ghost Story 8. It Stays 9. When You Smile 10. Sluts 11. She Never Talks 12. Already Dead 13. Protest Protest Protest (from Adam's Apple) 14. Slippery Slide to Bliss (Out-take) 15. Sluts (Demo) 16. Negative Love (Demo) 17. Monkey and his Cat (Demo) 18. Sleeper, Awake (Demo)

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RSD Exclusive - Aug


NC folk rockers Hiss Golden Messenger re-record two of their original songs, "Cat's Eye Blue" (from their critically acclaimed 2019 album Terms of Surrender) "Standing in the Doorway"  (a 2017 digital-only single) at Spacebomb Studios in Richmond VA, with contributions from their in-house orchestra. The latest in the Alive at Spacebomb Studios series.  

“Cat’s Eye Blue”/”Standing In The Doorway” 

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RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Aug


Look into the third eye adorned on Get Off My Case's album cover for a window into the dead end of Houston's '60s through the psyche of four longhairs fresh from high school. Conceived in the arid, bone dry air of a Phoenix recording studio and subsequently shelved, Get Off My Case offers a precursory glimpse at early hard-rocking Texans, Josefus. Four tracks from this first session were later re-tracked for their cult-followed LP Dead Man (1970), but the remaining three songs serve as a capsule to their later realized potential. Get Off My Case exists in the temporal intersection where waning vestiges of hippie optimism meet the terror of emerging reality underlined by the gore of Altamont and Manson. Hints of psychedelic leftovers remain under the enveloping shroud of swampy crunch coaxed out by the sex and scrap of British blues influences. Comes with eight-page booklet. Limited edition one-time only pressing licensed from Numero Group.

01. “Crazy Man” 02. “Country Boy” 03. “Get Off My Case” 04. “A Social Song” 05. “Feelin' Good” 06. “Situation” 07. “Dead Man”

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RSD Exclusive Aug


One of Judas Priest’s most beloved and recognizable albums is celebrating its 40th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the album is being pressed on red, white and blue marbled double vinyl with the album artwork featured on each disc. 

DISC 1 SIDE A 1. “Breaking The Law” 2. “Rapid Fire” 3. “Metal Gods” 4. “Grinder” 5. “United”
DISC 2 SIDE A 1. “Living After Midnight” 2. “You Don’t Have To Be Old To Be Wise” 3. “The Rage” 4. “Steeler”

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Pete Krebs

All My Friends Are Ghosts [RSD Drops Aug 2020]

Vinyl: $24.99 UNAVAILABLE

MP3 Album: $9.99 Download

RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Aug


Brand new studio record of all new original material from Hall of Famer Pete Krebs. Recorded with his all-electric band The Gossamer Wings. These new songs are in line with the other two records from this line up I Know It By Heart and Sweet Ona Rose. Highly anticipated new record from internationally recognized singer-songwriter Pete Krebs.

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RSD Exclusive Aug


First time on vinyl! - “Filled with seriously beautiful singing, “Drag” sharpens Ms. lang’s image as pop music’s smartest post-modern torch singer.”  -New York Times

“A collection of covers that are somehow related to smoking, “Drag” is far more ambitious than the average cover record.” -All Music

Limited Edition - Pressed on smoky vinyl

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RSD Exclusive Aug


k.d. lang and the Reclines major label debut from 1987. Back on vinyl for the first time in decades. “…she’s one heck of a belter on this set, with a set of pipes as big as all outdoors.” -All Music

Pressed on translucent red vinyl.

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RSD Exclusive Aug


Recently unearthed final performance of the iconic theremin rock pioneers Lothar & The Hand People! Unique unissued takes form a virtual greatest hits from a band with zero digital footprint! While technically live recordings, these takes rival the studio cuts and even include some completely unheard compositions that will finally reach the ears of the Hand fans. Who knew they could make a take on Machines with more horsepower than any version you've heard!

1. Machines 2. Comic Strip 3. What Grows On Your Head 4. This Is It 5. Torture 6. Midnight Ranger 7. It Comes On Anyhow 8. Ha (Ho) 9. Today Is Only Yesterday's Tomorrow 10. Sdrawkcab

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RSD 'First' Aug


A recreation of the original limited edition UK 12”, this 40th Anniversary edition will be available in the US for the first time. Pressed on clear vinyl, the B-side features the rare "Band Version" of the song, and a live "I Shot the Sheriff" from the 1977 Rainbow Theatre concert, both on vinyl for the first time in 40 years.

SIDE A – 1. Redemption Song
SIDE B – 1. Redemption Song (Band Edit Version), 2. I Shot The Sheriff (Live At The Rainbow)

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RSD Exclusive Aug


Wewantsounds announces the special reissue of one of Ennio Morricone's most striking soundtracks, composed for Henri Verneuils's 1975 film, Peur Sur La Ville (Fear Over The City). This special edition includes the original score released in 1975 plus a second album’s worth of bonuses which have never been released on vinyl, including two tracks making their official debut after 45 years.

Ennio Morricone's association with French director Henri Verneuil comes close to the one the Maestro had with Sergio Leone. This fruitful collaboration spawned many classics including The Sicilian Clan (1969), Le Casse (1971), Le Serpent (1973), and I Comme Icare (1979). Peur Sur La Ville from 1975 is probably the peak of their collaboration and is undoubtedly one of Morricone's best scores. The thriller featuring Jean Paul Belmondo was a huge blockbuster hit in France and Morricone's soundtrack became equally famous. It features all of Morricone's trademarks: a catchy theme with haunting piano chords, Alessandro Alessandroni's whistle, dissonant strings, melodramatic melodies, and catchy sexy groovy tracks. But as the French film failed to become an international hit, its score didn't get the exposure it deserved becoming cult only to the circle of Morricone fans. John Zorn did feature the "Peur Sur La Ville Theme" on his cult 1984 homage to the Maestro, The Big Gundown (making it to second position in the track list) but the soundtrack never had the trajectory of those made for Sergio Leone.

A wealth of bonus tracks was unearthed in the '90s, but this is the first time they make it to vinyl. The Wewantsounds team have completely re-sequenced the whole track list in a more chronological way and added two fascinating completely unissued tracks including a superb alternative version of the theme "Minaccia Telefonata". For this special edition, the label asked Californian musician and soundtrack expert AM to team up with his good Paris friend, Air's JB Dunckel to discuss the Peur Sur La Ville film and music, and their common admiration for the Maestro's music. This edition comes in a gatefold sleeve superbly designed by American illustrator Eric Adrian Lee, making good use of the film photos.

A1. Peur Sur La Ville A2. Considération Sur Un Homicide A3. Avvertire La Polizia* A4. Dolcemente Ambigua* A5. Suspense* A6. Un Sursaut* A7. La Tension Monte* A8. Jukebox Psychédélique* A9. Peur Sur Paris*

B1. Défense De Stationner B2. Minaccia Telefonata N.1* B3. Sur Les Toits De Paris B4. Mannequins B5. Essere Preso Dal Panico* B6. Une Bouffée De Radio B7. Paris Secret B8. La Scorta* B9. Le Tellier E Helene* LP2

C1. Paranoïaquement Vôtre C2. Reconsidération** C3. Minaccia Telefonata N.2* C4. Otages C5. Notturno Primo* C6. Assassinio*

D1. À L'angle D'une Rue De La Périphérie* D2. Minaccia Telefonata N.3** D3. Tractations* D4. Notturno Secondo* D5. Peur Sur La Ville (Final) D6. Dénouement*

* Previously unreleased on vinyl.
**Previously unreleased.

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RSD 'First' Aug


To celebrate Record Store Day 2020 Pink Floyd release a live recording of the band’s first single, original singer and songwriter Syd Barrett’s best-known song, “Arnold Layne”.  The limited-edition, one-sided Record Store Day 7” represents the last live performance of the song by Pink Floyd with David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright, all together in 2007. This special performance of “Arnold Layne” took place at the Syd Barrett Tribute Concert at The Barbican on 10 May 2007, with Pink Floyd members augmented by Jon Carin on keyboards and vocals, and Andy Bell from Oasis on bass guitar. After a star-studded line-up throughout the evening, Pink Floyd took to the stage for an incredibly emotional finale.  The B-side features an etching that echoes the sleeve and the song’s lyrics.

A: “Arnold Layne (recorded live at the Barbican Centre, London at the Syd Barrett Tribute Concert, 10th May 2007)”
B: Exclusive new etching

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The Weeknd

My Dear Melancholy, [RSD Drops Aug 2020]

Vinyl: $18.98 UNAVAILABLE

MP3 Album: $5.99 Download

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RSD 'First' Aug


The Weeknd's No. 1  album My Dear Melancholy, available for the first time ever on vinyl. The six songs from this project, including the hit single "Call Out My Name" are featured on Side A of the 180-gram vinyl. Side B features an etched design to make this record a true collector's item. 

1. Call Out My Name 2.Try Me 3. Wasted Times 4. I Was Never There 5. Hurt You 6. Privilege

The Weeknd - My Dear Melancholy, [RSD Drops Aug 2020]
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Mike Watt

In Quintessence [RSD Drops Sep 2020]

Vinyl: $11.98 UNAVAILABLE

MP3 Album: $1.79 Download

RSD First - Sep


Mike Watt, legendary bassist behind Minutemen, fIREHOSE, Dos, and so much more, is the latest to release a cover of a Squeeze song for Record Store Day. Mike teams up with his Secondmen for a cover of 'In Quintessence,' the opening track from Squeeze's 1981 album East Side Story. This is the fifth installment from the Swindles series and was produced and engineered by Squeeze-aficionado Steve Mandel. This is the first time Mike's version of "In Quintessence" has ever been released and will be available as a 45 single, with the vocal version on the A-side and the instrumental version on the B-side, for Record Store Day 2020.

SIDE A: In Quintessence SIDE B: In Quintessence (Instrumental)

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Love Tractor

60 Degrees And Sunny [RSD Drops Oct 2020]

Vinyl: $9.99 UNAVAILABLE

MP3 Album: $1.79 Download

RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus - Oct


Athens, Georgia instrumental college rock staples Love Tractor return with their original line up to rework early tracks for this RSD 7" with help from Doug Stanley & Joe Rowe of the Glands, Bill Berry of R.E.M., and with David Barbe and Jeff Calder holding down the studio. Two reworked originals to lead into their full catalog reissue series that kicks off in mid-2020.

“60 Degrees and Sunny” / “FEST-ivals”

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Snoop Dogg

I Wanna Thank Me [RSD Drops Oct 2020]

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RSD First - Oct


The vinyl release of the latest album from the legendary Snoop Dogg!  Featuring appearances from  Wiz Khalifa, Russ, Slick Rick, YG, Mustard, Jermaine Dupri, Ozuna, Slim Jxmmi, Trey Songz, Nate Dogg, and more!

1. “What U Talkin' Bout” | 2. “So Misinformed (feat. Slick Rick)” | 3. “Let Bygones be Bygones” | 4. “One Blood, One Cuzz (feat. DJ Battlecat)” | 5. “Countdown (feat. Swizz Beatz)” | 6. “I C Your Bullshit” | 7. “Turn Me On (feat. Chris Brown)” | 8. “Blue Face Hunnids (feat. YG & Mustard)” | 9. “New Booty” | 10. “Take Me Away (feat. Russ & Wiz Khalifa)” |11. “Do It When I'm In It (feat. Jermaine Dupri, Ozuna, Slim Jxmmi)” | 12. “First Place (feat. Tdot Illdude)” | 13. “Focused” | 14. “Rise To The Top (feat. Trey Songz & Swizz Beatz)” | 15. “Wintertime in June (feat. Nate Dogg)” | 16. “Doo Wop Thank Me (feat. The HamilTones)” | 17. “Main Phone (feat. Rick Rock & Stressmatic)” | 18. “Do You Like I Do (feat. Lil Duval)” | 19. “I've Been Looking For You (feat. Eric Jaye)” | 20. “Little Square UBitchU (feat. Anitta)” | 21. “Ventalation (feat. RJmrLA, $tupid Young, Azjah)”| 22. “I Wanna Thank Me (feat. Markknoxx)”