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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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RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus - Aug


Originally released in 1995, this maxi-single brought together the singles that frequent collaborators the Charlatans and The Chemical Brothers teamed up on. This RSD 2020 version will be released on limited edition yellow vinyl.

SIDE A: 1. “Toothache (Chemical Risk Mix)” 2. “Chemical Risk Dub (Toothache Mix)”
SIDE B: 1. “Nine Acre Dust (Chemical Brothers Remix)” 2. “Toothache (Instrumental Mix)” 3. “Patrol (Chemical Brothers Mix)”

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RSD Exclusive Aug


Exclusive RSD 10” single from the multiple GRAMMY© Award winning artist Gary Clark Jr. Originally released on his acclaimed 2019 album “This Land”, this limited edition release includes two remixes of the track “Pearl Cadillac” featuring Andra Day, and is pressed on pearl colored vinyl.

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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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The Cure

Seventeen Seconds [RSD Drops Aug 2020]

Vinyl: $24.98 UNAVAILABLE

MP3 Album: $9.99 Download

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


A 12” Dio picture disc for Record Store Day based around his Magica album. The A-side leads with rare track “Annica” from the Magica sessions and includes live and studio versions of “Lord Of The Last Day”. Side B is the 18 minute epic Dio spoken word piece “Magica Story”. 

Side A
1. Annica 2. Lord of the Last Day (2019 Remaster) 3. Lord of the Last Day (Live on Magica Tour;2019 - Remaster)

Side B
1. Magica Story - Studio Spoken Word (2019 Remaster)

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RSD Exclusive Aug


First-ever vinyl issue (outside of an impossible-to-find Brazilian release) of the second (1995) album from the band led by Judas Priest's Rob Halford. Red & black marble vinyl pressing limited to 1500 copies, new gatefold packaging!

I Am Alive; Mouthpiece; Legacy of Hate; Blowout in the Radio Room; Never Again; Small Deadly Space; Gretna Greene; Beneath the Violence; Human Crate; In a World of My Own Making; Psycho Suicide

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RSD Exclusive Aug


Kelly Finnigan’s debut solo album for Colemine Records represents the culmination of his 15 years of experience - in the studio as a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, engineer, producer - and touring the US and Europe as a singer, musician, and band-leader. The content reflects his dedication to expression through the rich American music traditions of soul, gospel, doo-wop, and R&B. The subject is love. Its ecstasies and heartaches. Love sought, found, betrayed, lost, and rediscovered. The result is a marvelous collection of songs and performances that run the gamut from whispering tenderness to roaring appeals; from lean and mean to lush and lovely. And always…always, manifestly honest, and undeniably soulful. With Finnigan guiding these songs from their conception all the way to the record pressing plant, the new release provides the singular voice missing from soul music: a visionary that writes, records, performs and produces his own material.

Colemine Records is proud to present the instrumental version of The Tales People Tell, showcasing Kelly's superior production and arrangement talents.

1. “I Don't Wanna Wait” 2. “I'll Never Love Again” 3. “Smoking & Drinking” 4. “Every Time It Rains” 5. “Catch Me I'm Falling” 6. “Since I Don't Have You Anymore” 7. “Impressions Of You”
8. “I Called You Back Baby” 9. “Freedom” 10. “Can't Let Him Down”

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Gong

Live! At Sheffield 1974 [RSD Drops Aug 2020]

Vinyl: $28.98 UNAVAILABLE

MP3 Album: $8.99 Download

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


Al Green's first release for Hi Records, celebrating its 50th anniversary with a special split green/blue 180g vinyl release, with liner notes and a tip-on jacket. Available first at record stores for Record Store Day 2020. 

1. “One Woman” 2. “Talk To Me” 3. “My Girl” 4. “The Letter” 5. “I Stand Accused” 6. “Gotta Find A New World” 7. “What Am I Gonna Do with Myself?” 8. “Tomorrow's Dream” 9. “Get Back Baby” 10. “Get Back” 11. “Summertime”

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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 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


Grandpaw Would is the first solo album by Australian indie pop artist Ben Lee, released in 1995 in the US on the Beastie Boys label, Grand Royal. Twenty-five years later, New West is proud to reissue this record in a deluxe package featuring a second disc of six unreleased songs as well as two cover songs and material from Ben's 1995 EP Away With The Pixies and his 1995 7" single,  “Pop Queen”. Limited pressing on birthday cake vinyl.

Side A Pop Queen ~ How Can That Be? ~ Sprawl * I'm With The Star ~ Don't Leave ~ Away With The Pixies ~ Bolt ~ Side View * Pathetic *

Side B Song 4 You ~ Trying To Sneeze * The Loft * Frigid ~ Stumbling Block * Ductile ~ Love Song ~ Green Hearts ~ My Guitar ~

Grandpaw Would was Produced and Mixed by Brad Wood and Casey Rice
~ Recorded and mixed by Brad Wood at Idful Music Corp., Chicago, Illinois
* Recorded and Mixed by Casey Rice at Steve Pavlovic’s Apartment, Sydney, Australia


Side C 1. Blind + Stale (Home Demo) + 2. Bolt (Home Demo) + 3. Here (Home Demo) + 4. Pop Queen (Home Demo) + 5. Song 4 You (Home Demo) + 6. Tugboat (Home Demo) + 7. Beat Them (Grandpaw Would Outtake) + 8. Stumbling Block (No Drums - Grandpaw Would Alt Version) +


Side D 9. Ductile * 10. Red Slurpee * 11. Shirtless * 12. Gidget Goes To Rome * 13. Happy Hand * 14. My Turntable * 15. Nature's Mosquito * 16. Be A Kid * 17. The Waiting Game ** 18. Get Your Sleep **


Tracks 1-6 Recorded by Ben Lee at Home

Tracks 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 Recorded on Ben’s 4-Track In His Room

Track 10 Recorded on Ben’s 4-Track with Josh Ratner

Track 16 Recorded on Ben’s 4-Track with Timothy Reuben, my nephew

Tracks 7, 8, 17, 18 Produced and Mixed by Casey Rice

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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


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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RSD 'First' Aug


Refused's Maida Vale in-studio session for BBC Radio 1's 'Rock Show With Daniel P Carter', pressed on crystal clear vinyl, exclusively for Record Store Day 2020. Includes track "Economy Of Death", available for the first time here.

SIDE A –
1. REV001 2. Malfire 3. I Wanna Watch The World Burn
SIDE B –
1. It’s Not Okay / Rather Be Dead 2. Economy Of Death

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RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Aug


Bass legend Mike Watt has a resume that is hard to top, with credits including the Minutemen, fIREHOSE, and the Stooges, among many others. Raymond Pettibon is an award-winning visual artist and one of the most prominent cover artists around. Together they are Sock-Tight, a band from the past for the future. Two friends with different working and communication patterns, united in the belief that culture and art are meant to be a social act and in the hands of all people. Sock-Tight's first full length album is due out for Record Store Day 2020. The jacket, which features artwork from Raymon Pettibon, is reason enough to pick up a copy.

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RSD 'First' Aug


All the Weird Kids Up Front (Más Rolas Chidas) is a fan-selected companion piece to Everything Hits At Once: The Best of Spoon. With a tracklist submitted by and voted on by fans, it features deep cuts from the Austin, TX band's 25-year history.


1. The Fitted Shirt 2. Don't Make Me a Target 3. The Beast and Dragon, Adored 4. Is Love Forever? 5. I Summon You 6. Out Go the Lights 7. Who Makes Your Money 8. The Ghost of You Lingers 9. Paper Tiger 10. WhisperI'lllistentohearit 11. Tear It Down 12. New York Kiss

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RSD 'First' Aug


Throwing Muses released their long awaited Purgatory/Paradise in 2013, ten years after their previous studio album - a 32 track opus of tangible bliss. Initially devised as both an album and as a book, with writing by Hersh and art by Narcizo, this vinyl reissue features all 32 tracks from the alt-rock heroes.

SIDE A: 1. Smoky Hands 1 2. Morning Birds 1 3. Sleepwalking 2 4. Sunray Venus 5. Cherry Candy 1 6. Film 7. Opiates 8. Cherry Candy 2
SIDE B: 1.Freesia 2. Curtains 3. Triangle Quantico 4. Morning Birds 5. Lazy Eye 6. Blurry 7. Folding Fire 8. Slippershell
SIDE C: 1.Bluff 2. Blurry 3. Terra Nova 4. Walking Talking 5. Milan 6. Curtains 7. Folding Fire 8. Static
SIDE D: 1. Clark's Nutcracker 2. Dripping Trees 3. Sleepwalking 4. Smoky Hands 5. Speedbath 6. Quick 7. Dripping Trees 8. Glass Cats

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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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RSD First - Sep


The Palace at 3AM is the first (and only) collaboration between the late Jay Bennett and his songwriting partner, Edward Burch.  After fronting Minneapolis legends Titanic Love Affair from 1994-2001 Bennett was a key member of the band Wilco, often co-writing songs on the band's early releases with Jeff Tweedy.  The power struggle was well documented in the Wilco documentary I Am Trying To Break Your Heart in which Bennett was fired as the cameras rolled.  The band was working on Yankee Hotel Foxtrot at the time.  Bennett immediately teamed up with Burch and The Palace at 4am was released on the same street date in 2002 as Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.  Hardcore Wilco fans loved the release and immediately started making comparisons on who was the real 'genius' of Wilco, Bennett or Tweedy. Bennett passed away suddenly in 2009 and with the blessings of his family, ten years after his death Schoolkids Records has teamed up with Edward Burch to release The Palace at 4am for the first time ever on vinyl for RSD 2020.  The album also includes the track "My Darlin'" which was also on Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, re-recorded by Bennett for this release. Limited edition cloudy clear vinyl, 2xLP gatefold. Download card included

1. Puzzle Heart 2. Talk to Me 3. Whispers or Screams 4. Shakin' Sugar 5. C.T.M. 6. Drinking on Your Dime 7. My Darlin' 8. No Church Tonite 9. Fireworks 10. Forgiven 11. Like a Photograph 12. Venus Stopped the Train 130 California 14. Little White Cottage 15. It Hurts

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RSD First - Sep


This RSD 2020 release brings together rare tracks, some unreleased, spanning 50+ years of the Canned Heat archives, on translucent blue vinyl with liner notes from Fito de la Parra.

Side A: 1. “Looking For A Party” 2. “Reefer Blues” 3. “Drunk” 4. “Harry's Open Pit & Barbeque” 5. “Bullfrog Blues”

Side B: 1. “Boogie Music” 2. “I Hear You Knocking” 3. “Saturday Night Fish Fry” 4. “No Mo Do Yakamo” 5. “House of Blue Lights” 6. “Sloppy Drunk”

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RSD Exclusive - Sep


Freshly unleashed from the vaults of Desco Records and remastered for the first time since its 1998 release, it is an honor to announce the re-release of one of the finest and most satisfying needle drops of the last 40 years. An album that needs no introduction, yet one is required...we're talking raw soul and heavy, heavy funk sung with aplomb by one of the best in the biz...Ladies and Gentlemen...Presenting! the Lee Fields' classic, Let's Get a Groove. And groove you shall, for this is supernova of soulful superiority. This album will feature an exclusive green splatter vinyl, and has been out-of-print for over a decade.

SIDE A: 1. Intro By Mr Fields 2. Let's Get A Groove On 3. Watch That Man 4. Hey Sallie Mae (Get Off My Feet) 5. Let A Man Do 6. What He Wanna Do 7. All By Myself SIDE B: 1. Put It On Me 2. Take It Or Leave It 3. Steam Train 4. I'm A Millionaire 5. Bad, Bad, Bad

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RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus - Sep


Mannequin Records celebrates 40 years of Nocturnal Emissions with a white vinyl reissue of their first album, Tissue Of Lies, originally released on the band's own Sterile Records label in 1980. Tissue Of Lies shows you Nocturnal Emissions' industrial roots, from noisy collages to classic power noise, reminiscent of early Throbbing Gristle and Cabaret Voltaire, Faust (Tapes period) or Conrad Schitzler's Schwarz.

The Nocturnal Emissions project, masterminded by Nigel Ayers, has been on the cutting edge of new music since the 1970s. Ayers has been described as a Guerrilla Sign Ontologist, cutting-up and pasting the contents of the human psyche. With a background in avant-garde art, his work has grown from audio visual installations through underground video works which changed the shape of British television. In the early '80s, Nocturnal Emissions hit London with a barrage of seminal funk pioneering the use of sound samplers, multi-cultural collage and electronic noise. They became a shape shifting chameleon lightening the darkness of post-industrial music, combining extremist performance art and video displays with apocalyptic beat music. Nocturnal Emissions have since been credited as a catalyst for a generation or two of sound workers. However, at the height of their success, the Emissions decided to shun the crass commercialism that had developed around them, and to develop their work as a secret alchemy. Nigel Ayers has continued to work with a strong underground of cult support, avoiding music industry fashions, and following his own creative path he concentrated on creating a strong sense of a wilderness identity through sound.


01. “When Were You Last In Control Of Your Dreams And Aspirations?” 02. “You Tempt Me” 03. “Limited Holocaust Engagement” 04. “Down The Sink” 05. “Shrubbish Factory” 06. “Slow Decay” 07. “Faith Invaders” 08. “Backwards Man - Regressive Music”

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RSD First - Sep


FIRST TIME EVER RELEASE FOR THE COMPLETE ALTERNATIVE SOUNDTRACK TO THE GROUP’S SEMINAL 2001 VIDEO COLLECTION BRILLIANT STUDIO RE-INTERPRETATIONS OF CLASSIC MATERIAL, INCLUDING ‘HELLO SKINNY’, ‘CONSTANTINOPLE’, ‘THIS IS A MAN’S MAN’S MAN’S WORLD’, THE ‘ONE MINUTE MOVIES’ AND MORE 2LP SET PRESSED ON ORANGE AND YELLOW VINYL AVAILABLE IN LIMITED QUANTITIES WORLDWIDE

Released to mark the turn of the new millennium in 2001, the “Icky Flix” DVD showcased The Residents’ award winning videos in glorious technicolor. To accompany those icky old films, the group also produced brand new recordings of each of the twenty songs, providing an alternate new soundtrack to some otherwise ancient visual material.
Inspired in places, plain ridiculous in others, “Icky Flix – The Original Soundtrack Recording” now brings together those Residential classics in their unedited entirety, as reworked by the group and singer Molly Harvey in the year 2000.
Familiar to fans, enticing to the curious and just too damn weird to everybody else, this is The Residents up to their old tricks again, reworking some of their favourite old tunes in their own style. Whether or not some members of the group ever realised they’d recorded the originals of those tunes in the first place is anybody’s guess.
Available exclusively for Record Store Day 2020, on coloured vinyl and in limited quantities worldwide.

SIDE A
1. ICKY IN?, 2. THE THIRD REICH & ROLL, 3. CONSTANTINOPLE, 4. HELLO SKINNY, 5. KICK A PICNIC, 6. MOISTURE, 7. ACT OF BEING POLITE, 8. PERFECT LOVE, 9. SIMPLE SONG, 10. SONGS FOR SWINGING LARVAE
SIDE B
1. WHERE IS SHE?, 2. VILENESS FATS (CONCENTRATE)
SIDE C
1. THIS IS A MAN'S MAN'S MAN'S WORLD, 2. STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER, 3. HARRY THE HEAD, 4. JELLY JACK THE BONELESS BOY, 5. THE GINGERBREAD MAN (CONCENTRATE)
SIDE D
1. HE ALSO SERVES, 2. BAD DAY ON THE MIDWAY (CONCENTRATE), 3. JUST FOR YOU (DISFIGURED NIGHT PART 7), 4. BURN BABY BURN, 5. ICKY OUT!

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In 2013, Chris Smither returned to his hometown of New Orleans to record a retrospective of his five-decade career with an all-star band including the legendary Allen Toussaint. The sessions were especially productive, resulting in the double CD release Still On The Levee in 2014. There were more than a dozen songs that couldn't fit on the original release, and they are collected here on More From The Levee. This is Chris Smither's first vinyl release since the ‘70s.

Side A: 1. Lonely Time 2. Confirmation 3. Drive You Home Again 4. I Am The Ride 5. What I Do
Side B: 1. Let It Go 2. Hey Hey Hey 3. Caveman 4. Old Man Down 5. Father's Day

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RSD First - Sep


The members of the band mostly just call it jazz, or "hot music," or, when they're feeling naughty, "race music" -- a term that dates back to the1920s and '30s, when major record labels released jump blues and hot jazz singles under special subsidiary imprints with names like Okeh and Sepiatone. It's music that doesn't really have a name anymore, yet everyone recognizes it and loves it. This wasn't the album that made the Squirrel Nut Zippers a household name (that honor goes to Hot, the follow-up), but it sure could have if given the chance. An instrumental with the pitch-perfect title of "Lugubrious Whing Whang," cover versions of "You're Drivin' Me Crazy" and "I've Found a New Baby," originals like "Lover's Lane," and the absolutely hair-raising "La Grippe" -- these are not just labors of love by dewy-eyed nostalgists. The SNZs have taken this music and appropriated it entirely, without a trace of irony or condescension. The result is magnificent.

First ever vinyl release for the album.

1. Lovers Lane 2. Danny Diamond 3. I've Found A New Baby 4. Anything But Love 5. Good Enough For Granddad 6. Wished For You 7. La Grippe 8. Lugubrious Whing Whang 9. Club Limbo 10. Wash Jones 11. You're Drivin' Me Crazy 12. Plenty More

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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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RSD Exclusive - Sep


Founder Marie Daulne's mixed cultural roots--Walloon and Bantu (Belgian and Pygmee)--were the stimulus for her musical creation. After studying with the Bantu and in Europe, she organized Zap Mama as an instrument to meld a synthesis of these previously separate traditions. She instantly stood the vocal world on its head by mixing multiple musical styles, performing them with a group of women who created such rhythmic wonder that everyone sat up and took notice. This, their first release, has many tunes with Pygmee yodel and chant, a 16th century Spanish song, a Cuban song, and elements of Syrian songs. It was the first World Music 'hit' selling over 200,000 copies in the US alone. Available for the first time on vinyl. And on magenta splatter color vinyl too!

1. Mupepe 2. Bottom 3. Brrlak! 4. Abadou 5. Take Me Coco 6. Plekete 7. Mizike 8. Babanzele 9. Din Din 10. I Ne Suhe 11. Guzophela 12. Nabombeli Yo 13. Marie-Josee 14. Ndje Mukanie 15. Son Cubano

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RSD First - Oct


The Young Fresh Fellows are back with an electric new toaster, Toxic Youth.  Remember their 1989 anthem “Two Guitars Bass & Drums”?  Well, nothing has changed, except for everything.  Hopes have been dashed, but the men still love music.  Subtitled Back To The Egg, the Fellows return to where it all began, with one last roundup at the infamous Egg Studios, Seattle WA, produced once again by Conrad Uno (who also struck gold with The Presidents Of The United States Of America).  When heard that Uno was closing up his studio and retiring from the limelight, the band grabbed a last weekend to record a couple songs (they had THREE in various shape of decomposition).  A couple days later there were 17 tracks, of which 12 were deemed PERFECT.  'Gear Summer 2013' is Everything-Is-Falling-Apart-In-Three-Minutes, and was planned to be a smash summer single ' in 2013 (amazingly, things have gotten worse).  The Buzzcocks and Rezillos concur.  'Never Had It Bad' heralds the spring with blue jays and more sad punk-pop problem-solving, Ramones-style.  And don't miss the heart-rending saga of a rock and roll band(s) (#47 in a series) 'Bleed Out'.  Pressed on "toxic" transparent green vinyl.

1. November 2. Never Had It Bad 3. Gear Summer 2013 4. Becky Doll 5. Black Boots 6. Alien Overlord  7. Alone In A Bus 8. Young Mod's Last Ride 9. She's By Request  10. Fugitive Arise 11. Astondale 12. Bleed Out

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RSD First - Oct


In 1988, Frank Zappa released the first installment of You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, a 6 volume series (12 discs total) consisting of hand picked live performances from his legendary Vault. The series was intended for CD, a relatively new medium at the time. Since vinyl & cassette were still considered the main formats, FZ created this sampler to promote the project & provide motivation to embrace the CD series. The material for the sampler was culled from tracks ranging from 1969 to 1984. The original ‘88 vinyl was mastered by Bernie Grundman. This 2020 collector’s edition is again mastered by Bernie from the original 1630 Digital Master & pressed on 180gram individual red & yellow transparent vinyl by Pallas in Germany.

LP1 / SIDE A – 1. Plastic People, 2. The Torture Never Stops
LP1 / SIDE B – 1. Montana (Whipping-floss), 2. The Evil Prince, 3. You Call That Music?
LP2 / SIDE A – 1. Sharleena, 2. Nanook Rubs It
LP2 / SIDE B – 1. The Florida Airport Tape, 2. Once Upon A Time, 3. King Kong, 4. Dickie's Such An Asshole, 5. Cosmic Debris



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RSD First - Oct


The first vinyl release for their massive 2003 single. 

SIDE A
1. Needy Girl (Zdar Dub) 2. Needy Girl (Paper Faces Remix) 3. Needy Girl (Album Version)

SIDE B
1. Needy Girl (Lifelike Remix) 2. Needy Girl (Bloc Party Remix) 3. Needy Girl (Instrumental)

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RSD First - Oct


Out of print since its original release in 2013, this RSD release is pressed on red and white vinyl, hand-numbered and includes an exclusive poster. 

A01. Oath Of The Abyss, A02. Ruthless, A03. Desperate Times
B04. Winter Kills, B05. The Appetite, B06. Gutted
C07. Curses And Epitaphs, C08. Caring's Overkill, C09. Haunting Refrain
D10. Tripping Over Tombstones, D11. Sail (Awolnation cover), D12. Shudder (Bonus Track), D13. Back Down To The Grave (Bonus Track)

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RSD First - Oct


Legendary garage rockers The Fleshtones have been pumping out hits for over four decades, earning them the honor of being "America's Garage Rock Band." They're one of the final remaining original CBGB bands, they've played on Andy Warhol's short-lived MTV show while Sir Ian McKellen read Shakespeare over their jamming, and were the last band to publicly perform at the World Trade Center's Windows on the World. However, what's most incredible about The Fleshtones is that they're putting out some of their best music forty years into their career, as evidenced by their new album Face of the Screaming Werewolf. Featuring soon-to-be-hits done in the inimitable Fleshtones style, such as "Alex Trebek," "Spilling Blood at the Rock & Roll Show," and their cover of the Stones' classic "Child of the Moon."

1. Face of the Screaming Werewolf, 2. Alex Trebek, 3. Spilling Blood (at the Rock & Roll Show), 4. Child of the Moon, 5. Manpower Debut, 6. Swinging Planet X, 7. You Gotta Love, Love, 8. Violet Crumble, Cherry Ripe, 9. Waiting on a Girl, 10. The Show Is Over, 11. Somerset Morning

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