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Jagwar Ma – “Man I Need (Temples Remix)” & Temples “Shelter Song (Jagwar Ma Remix)”

Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher once said that whenever he runs into his former bandmates, they don’t talk about the possibility of a reunion because they’re too busy talking about Temples and Jagwar Ma. Lo and behold, who should announce a new split LP for Record Store Day but Jagwar Ma and Temples. More »

By: Sam Behrens / April 4, 2014 - 4:31 pm

Jack White To Record, Press, And Release “Lazaretto” 7″ In A Single Day

Jack White bends the rules of physical releases more than just about anyone. Between the 3″ mini records, the records set free on balloons, and combination 7″ & 12″ records it’s no surprise that he was named Ambassador Of Record Store Day last year, and it’s no surprise that he has something ridiculous in mind… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 3, 2014 - 2:15 pm

Glenn Jones – “From A Forgotten Session”

Acoustic fingerpicking virtuoso Glenn Jones is following up his acclaimed 2013 album My Garden State with a Record Store Day 12-inch called Welcomed Wherever I Go. Today Jones shared “From A Forgotten Session,” one of the songs from the 12-inch, which he thinks was recorded with the late Jack Rose during the sessions for Rose’… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 1, 2014 - 3:51 pm

Just Friends (Nicolas Jaar & Sasha Spielberg) – “Don’t Tell Me”

While he knocked it out of the park last year with the Dave Harrington collaboration Darkside (especially “Paper Trails” and “Golden Arrow“) Nicolas Jaar is also in another duo that’s worth your attention. Just Friends, the producer’s project with Sasha Spielberg, previously covered Leonard Cohen and now has shared the soulful and atmospheric original track… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 24, 2014 - 11:04 am

Is Record Store Day Bad For Record Stores?

Record Store Day, a biannual event in which labels release limited edition product exclusively to independent record shops, is supposed to be a guaranteed win for the shops. It definitely succeeds in driving business; when I interviewed a local record store owner for Columbus Alive last year, he said the event basically keeps his door… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 21, 2014 - 3:51 pm

Here’s The Complete List Of Record Store Day ’14 Releases

It is now less than a month until Record Store Day (4/19) and the list of all the day’s releases has been revealed. Keep an eye out for the celestial-sampling Space Project compilation; the long awaited release of LCD Soundsystem’s final concert; the real-bands-cover-fake-songs compilation Faux Real; R.E.M. Unplugged; new songs from of Montreal, SunnyMore »

By: Miles Bowe / March 20, 2014 - 6:09 pm

Merchandise – “Figured Out”

The torrent of Record Store Day releases continues with a new split LP called USA ’13 featuring Merchandise, Destruction Unit, and Milk Music via Chaos In Tejas imprint 540 Records. One of Merchandise’s contributions, “Figured Out,” finds the former Florida hardcore combo sounding more like the Smiths than ever yet somehow also feels like thi… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 19, 2014 - 11:04 am

Sadie Dupuis – “Pretend To Be Nice” (Josie And The Pussycats Cover)

One of the many Record Store Day exclusives coming to your local brick-and-mortar shop on 4/19 is Faux Real, a compilation of “faux songs by real bands” featuring Northeast indie titans Potty Mouth, Bent Shapes, and Radiator Hospital covering songs by fake bands from movies and TV shows. Among the participants is Speedy Ortiz frontwoma… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 19, 2014 - 10:19 am

R.E.M. Releasing 4-LP Unplugged Set For Record Store Day

R.E.M. had the rare honor of headlining MTV’s Unplugged twice, once in 1991 and again in 2001. Both of those performances will be made available on vinyl this Record Store Day (April 19) in a 4-LP set. The collection includes every song from the Unplugged performances, including 11 songs that never aired. Though the video… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 17, 2014 - 12:13 pm

of Montreal – “Jigsaw Puzzle” (Stereogum Premiere)

This Record Store Day (April 19), of Montreal will release a remastered vinyl pressing of their excellent 2004 album Satanic Panic In The Attic, whose 10-year anniversary arrives that same month. It will be a double-vinyl release, with the second disc containing unreleased tracks from those sessions, but it will also include something more recent:… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 5, 2014 - 1:49 pm

Beach House – “Saturn Song”

Between the cosmic offerings from Spiritualized and Youth Lagoon, The Space Project is shaping out to be less a gimmicky novelty and more a genuinely good compilation of similarly themed songs. Next up is “Saturn Song” by Beach House, a sparse and ghostly track that’s no less beautiful than its counterparts. It’s a good song… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 4, 2014 - 3:26 pm

Parquet Courts Have A Sheet Music Single, Too

Perhaps you’re familiar with Song Reader, the collection of sheet music Beck released as an “album” in 2012. It’s unclear whether the great indie rock scrappers Parquet Courts are familiar with it, so this might be mere coincidence, but they too have a new release in the sheet music format. It’s a Record Store Day… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 4, 2014 - 10:20 am

Sunny Day Real Estate Releasing New Song “Lipton Witch” For Record Store Day

This April, Sunny Day Real Estate will release the new single “Lipton Witch.” It’ll be the first piece of new material we’ve heard from the band, who played some reunion shows in 2009, in about 14 years. The track will be available on Record Store Day in the limited quantity of 2,500 (on burgundy vinyl,… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 3, 2014 - 12:32 pm

Spiritualized – “Always Forgetting With You (The Bridge Song)”

One of the more novel releases coming out on Record Store Day (4/19) is the Space Project compilation. As explained when we shared Youth Lagoon’s buzzing “Worms,” the collection features songs that incorporate sounds taken from Voyager space probes. In its most expansive form, the release comes in a box set with several 7-inchs, each… More »

By: Miles Bowe / February 12, 2014 - 1:38 pm

Elvis Costello & The Roots – “Cinco Minutos Con Vos (Karriem Riggins Remix)”

Jazz drummer/hip-hop producer/occasional rapper Karriem Riggins released his 34 track album Alone/Together last year, and it is arguably one of the most memorable instrumental records of 2012. Riggins has produced for the Roots in the past, so it’s no surprise that he is featured on five of the seven tracks of the Black Friday Record… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / December 2, 2013 - 11:42 am

Stream Josh Tillman The History Of Caves Score

Josh Tillman, the former Fleet Foxes drummer who now records awesomely louche folk-rock as Father John Misty, is married to the photographer and filmmaker Emma Tillman. Emma has a new short film called The History Of Caves coming out, and Tillman has put together a lovely instrumental acoustic-guitar score for it. The limited-edition vinyl soundtrack… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 25, 2013 - 11:53 am

Flaming Lips’ Stone Roses Covers, Chocolate Skull, Frog Recorder Coming Soon

When I chatted with Wayne Coyne earlier this month there was so much to cover that we didn’t even get around to the Flaming Lips’ promised LP-length cover of the Stone Roses’ self-titled debut — after all, February 2013 is ancient history in Flaming Lips time. But it turns out that record hasn’t been lost… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 15, 2013 - 1:04 pm

Record Store Day Reveals Black Friday 2013 Exclusives

This year, as with the past few years, many of us music nerds will be ducking out on family to spend the day after Thanksgiving in line at a record store. That’s because the organizers of Record Store Day are running their Black Friday special again this year, selling a ton of exclusives to those… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 22, 2013 - 3:56 pm

The Flaming Lips Prep Peace Sword EP Inspired By Ender’s Game

The other day we learned the Flaming Lips and Tame Impala will cover each other on a new EP. Now we’ve got details on a second EP coming from the band. Wayne Coyne spoke in the past about how the Flaming Lips were writing a song for the film Ender’s Game based off the extremely… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 30, 2013 - 10:28 am

Hear Jack White Cover Loretta Lynn In The Third Man Vinyl Recording Booth

On Record Store Day, Jack White’s Third Man Records debuted their analog vinyl recording booth, which allows patrons to crank out quickie two-minute records. During the label headquarters’ Record Store Day festivities, a ton of people, including Neil Young, recorded their own mini-platter. And White himself also took the booth for a spin, recording a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 23, 2013 - 11:34 am