After announcing Run The Jewels as the 2018 ambassador for Record Store Day 2018, the organization has finally released the full list of goodies that will be dropped in independent record stores across the country on April 21.
And it’s a long one.
Topping the list of notable releases are Johnny Cash’s At Folsom Prison: 50th Anniversary Elegacy Edition, three new limited-edition David Bowie albums (Welcome To The Blackout (Live London 1978), Let’s Dance (Demo), and rare Berlin-era U.S. promo album Bowie Now), and three new colored pressings of Taylor Swift’s albums Fearless, 1989, and Taylor Swift.
Other albums sure to fly off the brick and mortar shelves by noon (or earlier) include Car Seat Headrest’s Twin Fantasy (Mirror To Mirror), Sleigh Bells’ Kid Kruschev, and two Courtney Barnett albums (a “City Looks Pretty”/”Sunday Roast” 12-inch and an LP picture disk version of The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas).
Classic rock artists also span the variety of new releases; Bruce Springsteen, The Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Blue Oyster Cult, Def Leppard, Motörhead, Fleetwood Mac, The Doors, The Who, and Frank Zappa all have albums lined up to drop on April 21.
On the local front, Buffalo Tom will debut a red vinyl edition of Big Red Letter Day, as well as a 7-inch featuring “The Only Living Boy In New York” and unreleased track “The Seeker,” while in the WTF arena, Rockabye Baby will be releasing pressings of lullaby versions of Beastie Boys tunes, and the compilation albums Hillbillies In Hell: Volume 666 (Country Music’s Tormented Testament: 1952-1974) and Pornosonic: Unreleased ’70s Porn Music Featuring Ron Jeremy seem to speak for themselves.
As for a Vanyaland RSD pick, we might recommend Billie Eilish’s new 7-inch that features both her tune “Party Favor” and a cover of Drake’s single “Hotling Bling.”
Browse the 400-plus new releases scheduled for RSD 2018 — from Aaliyah to Wu-Tang Clan — here.
Featured Car Seat Headrest image by Eddy Leiva for Vanyaland.