Saturday, April 21 is Record Store Day and for the 11th year in a row, record stores across the globe will be flooded with music fans looking to snag exclusive releases from a wide variety of artists and labels. With each new batch of Record Store Day vinyl pressings and CD offerings, it’s always fun to see all of the alumni who have partnered with NoiseTrade and PledgeMusic over the years. On Saturday, we would like to encourage you to visit your local record store and support these alumni artists and their exclusive RSD 2018 releases.
You can also check out the full RSD 2018 list here: https://recordstoreday.com/SpecialReleases
Sufjan Stevens – “Mystery of Love” (10” vinyl EP)
Director Luca Guadagnino of the worldwide movie hit Call me by Your Name found himself resonating with Sufjan Stevens’ lyricism through his work and initially asked Stevens to record an original song. Eventually, Stevens contributed three songs to the Call me By Your Name soundtrack: “Visions of Gideon”, which was used at a very emotional scene at the end of the film, “Mystery of Love,” for which a video was made and a new rendition of “Futile Devices” with piano. Stevens penned the songs by using the script, the book, and the conversations with the director about the characters. It marks Sufjan Stevens’ first soundtrack for a feature film. For the song “Mystery of Love” he received an Academy Award nomination in 2018. The first pressing of The Mystery Of Love 10” EP is pressed on transparent vinyl. This limited edition of 10.000 copies is individually numbered and only available on Record Store Day.
Belly – Feel (10” vinyl EP)
A 10″ colored vinyl EP featuring two tracks from Belly’s first album in twenty three years, one track exclusive to this release, and a cover of “Hushabye Mountain” from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Courtney Barnett – The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas (LP Picture Disc)
The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas is a collection of Courtney Barnett’s two EPs “I’ve Got A Friend Called Emily Ferris” and “How To Carve A Carrot Into A Rose.” The 2014 double EP features popular songs like “Avant Gardener” and “History Eraser,” plus 10 more original tracks that define her signature writing style and sound. Consequence of Sound and Pitchfork both lauded the album, with the latter writing, “Barnett has a gift for turning mundane scenarios into gripping stories.” For Record Store Day, the double EP is now available on picture disc and comes with a commemorative Mom+Pop 10 year poster, temporary tattoo, and an instant digital download.
Ron Gallo – Really Nice Guys (12” vinyl LP)
RSD 2018 brings us Gallo’s January 2018 CD Really Nice Guys on vinyl, with all 8 songs on both the A side and the B side too. You don’t even have to turn the vinyl over to hear the whole EP! And with lyrics like “They’re really nice guys/But when they start playing I wanna rip out my eyes,” how can you go wrong?
Trampled By Turtles – “Wildflowers” (7” vinyl single)
This 7″ vinyl single features Trampled By Turtles’ version of the Tom Petty Classic “Wildflowers” and the title track from their forthcoming LP Life Is Good On the Open Road to be released on May 4th.
The Flaming Lips – The Story of Yum Yum and Dragon (7” vinyl single)
A limited edition Record Store Day 2018 7″ single featuring two original songs inspired by the new Dogfish Head beer Dragons & Yum Yums, a lip-smackingly tart pale ale. Composed by Wayne Coyne, frontman for The Flaming Lips, the lyrics pay tribute to the colorful array of off-centered ingredients in the beer.
Dr. Octagon – Moosebumps: An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripilation Deluxe (2x vinyl LP)
This release features instrumentals for all tracks from the new record and will include the new album on CD so fans will get both full album instrumentals on LP and the new full length on CD. Alternate gatefold artwork on 140g black vinyl on 2LPs with printed inner sleeves.
Dumptruck – Wrecked (12” vinyl LP)
Legendary jangle-pop rockers Dumptruck release their first album in over 17 years. This transparent blue colored vinyl is exclusive to Record Store Day stores and includes a download card.
Buffalo Tom – Big Red Letter Day (12” vinyl LP) and “The Only Living Boy In New York” (7” single)
The fourth LP from Boston-based ’90s alt rock heroes was originally released in 1993. Features lavish production from the Robb brothers and massive, infectious melodies throughout. First-ever US pressing on RED vinyl. Also, an exclusive 7″ single from Buffalo Tom contains covers of Paul Simon’s “Only Living Boy In New York” and an unreleased b-side of The Who’s “The Seeker” Includes download card.
Kevin Morby – “Farewell Transmission”/”Dark Don’t Hide It” (7” vinyl single)
Kevin Morby and Katie Crutchfield, both fans of Jason Molina, decided to record two iconic covers of Molina’s, “Dark Don’t Hide It” and “Farewell Transmission” and are planning on donating all proceeds from the release of the songs to the charity Musicares.
Neil Young – Tonight’s The Night Live At The Roxy (2x vinyl LP)
The legendary first live performance of Tonight’s The Night from Los Angeles’ Roxy Theatre in 1973. Side 4 of this double LP contains an etching of the Roxy logo. Previously unreleased. The Record Store Day 2018 edition includes a collectible photo reprint.
Wu-Tang Clan – The Saga Instrumental EP (12” vinyl LP)
100% exclusive unreleased instrumental and remix EP culled from the 2017 Wu-Tang album The Saga Continues. Limited Edition yellow vinyl (clear sleeve) pressing of 3000 copies with download card.