The Flaming Lips, Punch Brothers, Cream, Iron & Wine, The Black Keys and Foals are among the Warner Bros. Records acts who will release limited edition vinyl pressings and other soon-to-be-rare artifacts as part of Record Store Day. The independent and local store celebration will take place on April 20.
Here’s a look at some key releases along with their promotional materials
The Black Keys / The Stooges: “No Fun” Split 7” colored vinyl Single – Limited to 7,500 copies
This year’s Side by Side Vinyl Series features The Stooges ’69 classic track on one side and The Black Keys updated 2002 take on the flip side pressed on orange & red sunburst vinyl.
Bombino: “Azamane Tiliade/Si Chilan”- 10” Single – limited to 3,000 copies
Nonesuch Records releases Nomad, from the Tuareg guitarist, singer, and songwriter Omara “Bombino” Moctar and his band, on April 2nd. The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, who just won the GRAMMY Award for Producer of the Year, helmed the recording at his Nashville studio, Easy Eye Sound. On Record Store Day, Nonesuch will release a 10” with the album track “Azamane Tiliade” and an exclusive non-album B-side, “Si Chilan.“Mastered at Bernie Grundman Studios and pressed by Pirates Press, which means it sounds real good.
Built To Spill: “Live” – Two-disc vinyl LP and CD Deluxe Edition – Limited to 2,500 copies
An absolutely stunning collection of seminal Built To Spill songs recorded live during the band’s 1999 “Keep It Like A Secret” tour. Originally released on April 18, 2000, on both vinyl (on Up Records) and CD (on Warner Bros. Records). The vinyl configuration initially contained two bonus tracks “Forget Remember When” and “Now and Then,” which have now been included on the limited-edition CD in celebration of this release and Record Store Day. Naturally, it’s cut for vinyl at Bernie Grundman Mastering especially for your sonic delight.
Cream: “Live at the Royal Albert Hall” – Three-disc vinyl LP box set with book Deluxe Edition – Limited to 1,500 copies
A sensational and historic reunion concert performed and recorded May 2, 3, 5, & 6 in 2005 and released for the first time in October of that same year – released on DVD, CD, and vinyl. Now available for the first time in over five years and for the first time ever, we have produced a limited edition of this box set on CREAM-colored vinyl in celebration of Record Store Day 2013 and this important recording. Half Speed mastering from Stan Ricker for the ultimate audiophile quality.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.: “Patterns” – One-disc vinyl 12” EP – Limited to 3,000 copies
Another RSD Exclusive 12”-vinyl EP includes digital download card. Details forthcoming but suffice to say, this is wondrous stuff. This one-time-only 12” artifact was made just for you and will disappear fast. You know what to do.
Eli “Paperboy” Reed: “WooHoo” / “Call Your Boyfriend” – 7” vinyl EP – Limited to 3,000 copies
Eli “Paperboy” Reed is an emerging talent who already has two albums under his belt, 2008’s Roll With You and 2010’s Come & Get It, which earned the soul singer an especially loyal fan following in Europe – so much so that Reed was nominated as “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” by Britain’s Mojo magazine. For the singer’s upcoming Warner Bros. debut album, Eli takes his affinity for classic Chicago soul and blends it with a newfound respect for modern pop music. The result is a collection of songs that extend far beyond his neo-Motown roots. In the meantime, this release features a new song, “WooHoo,“and a reinterpreted version of Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend,” aptly titled “Call Your Boyfriend.”
The Flaming Lips: “Zaireeka”- Four-disc different colored vinyl 12” – Limited to 7,500 copies
Fans and critics agree that this is one of the most important and invigorating experimental albums in contemporary pop music. Four discs, designed to be played on cue and simultaneously, producing nothing short of a symphonic experience. Remastered by the band especially for this release at Bernie Grundman Mastering in celebration of this record and Record Store Day 2013, with unique art and packaging (Including a 12pg booklet)
Foals: “Holy Fire” – One-disc vinyl 12” LP plus two song 7“colored vinyl EP – Limited to 5,000 copies
Domestic vinyl exclusive of the celebrated new album, in visually stunning package featuring an additional two-song 7” EP pressed on gold vinyl featuring the exclusive tracks “Bluebird” and “My Number (Friendly Fires Remix).” We’ve included a download card that can be redeemed for the entire album plus 7” single content. You’re welcome!
Gary Clark, Jr.: “HWUL Raw Cuts Vol. 2” – 12” EP colored vinyl – Limited to 1,000 copies
Over 20 minutes of music and performance mastery available for the first time in all of its analog glory. Vol. 2 features a blistering live performance of “When My Train Comes In” as well as a studio version of the track off his hit album Blak And Blu. A beautifully crafted limited edition offering mastered at 45 rpm and cut by Bernie Grundman Mastering for maximum vibes.
Iron & Wine: “Next to Paradise” / “ Dirty Ocean” – 7” Single – Limited to 3,300 copies
Iron and Wine makes its Nonesuch Records debut with Ghost on Ghost in the U.S. on April 16. Ghost on Ghost is the fifth release from singer-songwriter Sam Beam, using the pen name Iron and Wine. The album was produced by Beam’s longtime associate Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Califone, Fruit Bats). This special 7” includes two exclusive tracks unavailable anywhere else but on this lovely one time only pressing just for RSD. Cut by, you guessed it, Bernie Grundman and pressed at Pallas MFG (Diepholz, Germany) for your supreme listening pleasure.
Punch Brothers: “Ahoy!” – 33 1/3 rpm Vinyl EP – Quantity N/A
Nonesuch Records released Punch Brothers’ five-song EP Ahoy! digitally and on CD last November. Now on vinyl for the first time, the EP has been pressed on 10” vinyl for Record Store Day, and includes songs by Josh Ritter (“Another New World”), Gillian Welch and David Rawlings (“Down Along the Dixie Line”), Punch Brothers (“Squirrel of Possibility”), and Mclusky (“Icarus Smicarus”), along with one traditional tune, arranged by Punch Brothers (“Moonshiner”). Originally recorded during the Nashville sessions for their critically acclaimed 2012 album Who’s Feeling Young Now?, these tracks were produced by Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, Modest Mouse). Cut by Chris Bellman (Bernie Grundman Studios) and pressed at Pallas MFG (Diepholz, Germany) because, sound matters!
Surfer Blood: “Demon Dance”
One disc Colored Vinyl 7” EP – Limited to 5,000A special early look at Surfer Blood’s new album PYTHONS, out June 11th featuring the single “Demon Dance” and another previously unreleased album track “Slow Six” pressed on exclusive tri colored- Navy, Blue and White vinyl.
Tegan and Sara: “Closer” Remixed – One-disc vinyl 12” EP – Limited to 5,000
An exclusive selection of remixes of the hit single “Closer” from Tegan and Sara’s revered new album Heartthrob, assembled and released on vinyl in celebration of the album, as special thanks to fans and independent record stores on Record Store Day 2013. Closer Remixed includes 10 exclusive remixes of the new single by Sultan & Ned Shepard, Morgan Page, Until The Ribbon Breaks, The Knocks, Bradley Hale, Yeasayer, Chris Walla, Damian Taylor, Ted Gowans and C-ro & Sofa.