Record Store Day Drops 2021 - June

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June Exclusive

AC/DC releases an exclusive limited collector’s edition picture disc as part of RSD Drops 2021.  The 12” vinyl includes “Through The Mists of Time” and “Witch’s Spell” from the global #1 album Power Up, housed in a PVC jacket with an OBI strip at the top. 

"Through The Mists of Time" b/w "Witch's Spell"

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June - RSD First

This limited edition picture disc edition of the latest album from the newly crowned kings of Swedish Metal comes in a special die cut sleeve, released first for RSD Drops. Both discs feature photos of the entire band on sides “A” and “C” ~ disc one features the current album on both sides, disc two features a four song live EP recorded in Paris. A download card is included, as is a custom RSD Drops hype sticker on the front. 

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June Limited Run

2001’s Blocc Movement is an album combining the acclaimed gangster rap of C-Bo with the horrorcore of Brotha Lynch Hung, a style he’s credited with innovating. With features from Tech N9ne, Spice 1, and more, this album has continued to stay relevant as a hip-hop classic. This clear vinyl with blue splatter pressing for RSD Drops marks its first time on vinyl. 

Intro
Gangsta (feat. Kam)
Follow My Lead (feat. Killa Tay, COS)
Flippin' Chiccens
187 On The Hook (feat. Tech N9ne)
The Watcher
We All Thug (feat. COS, Tall Can)
187 On 24th St
Drunken Style
Dedication
Divide (feat. Phats Bossi, COS)
There It Is
Down At The Courthouse
Money, Power, Respect (feat. Spider Loc)
The Plot (feat. Zagg)
Wheres My Checc (feat. Zagg, Art-B)
My Papers
Kicc The Door In
Don’t Stop (feat. Yukmout, Spice 1)
Outro

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June Limited Run

In celebration of The Brummies’ second studio album, Automatic World, the guys, in collaboration with Nashville’s beloved Grimey’s record store, present an exclusive 6-song live set Live from Grimey’s recorded on 12/18/20. Pressed on translucent yellow vinyl.

1: Sunshine
2: Call Me
3: Fever Dream
4: Who Should I Be
5: Cherry Blossom
6: Automatic world

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June Limited Run

Two of Louisiana’s most well-known and respected artists, Boosie Badazz and C-Murder, combined forces to deliver a one-of-a-kind release with Penitentiary Chances. The project is a strong reading from the streets with Boosie and C-Murder telling real-life street stories as only they can. Both had always wanted to work together, and being incarcerated in Angola they had time to put their heads together and come up with the project. This double clear vinyl release marks the first time Penitentiary Chances is pressed on vinyl.

The Beginning / Under Pressure (feat. Calliope Bub) / In The Pen / Dear Supreme Court / 4, 3, 2, 1 / Dear Cee, Dear Boosie / Strapped Up (feat. VS) / Black Babies Don’t Mourn / Don’t Rush 2 / Grow Up (feat. Calliope Bub) / A Political Prisoner Speaks / God, Im Sorry / Blame My Mother / When We Came to The Can (feat. Calliope Bub) / 2 Legit (feat. Calliope Bub) / Remember Me (feat. 2meka, Cuttboy G Dinero, Yella) / This Aint Living (feat. VS) / Miller Time (feat. Mac Milli) / It's Hard 2 Be Black (feat. Snoop Dogg) / For My Homies That's Dead (feat. Calliope Bub) / The End

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June - RSD First

Hip-Hop legend Chief Keef and super producer Zaytoven teamed up for one of the biggest collaboration projects of 2019 with GloToven.  After their fan favorite mixtape, Camp GloTiggy went viral in 2016, Keef and Zaytoven knew their sequel had to be even stronger. Delivering twelve songs and a feature from Lil Pump, the duo outdid expectations, as GloToven received praise from the entire community. This glow-in-the-dark RSD Drops release will be the first time it is available on vinyl.

3rd Person / Old Heads and Regretful Hoes (feat. Lil Pump) / Batman / Ain’t Gonna Happen / Fast / Spy Kid / Petty / Han Han / Posse / Sneeze / What Can I Say / Old Heads and Regretful Hoes

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June Exclusive

Out of print LP with limited availability in the second-hand marketplace (the CD has been reissued by Real Gone Music). This deluxe package released as part of RSD Drops will include an OBI side spine on a single cardboard album jacket, printed inner sleeves, original record labels and “double split” blue translucent vinyl.

At The Village Gate is a live album by jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, the “Godfather of Fusion”, recorded on January 21 and 22, 1971 at the Village Gate in New York City. It was released by Vanguard Records. Sadly, far too few people knew of this album at the time as its distribution was limited, but it’s a record that was recorded so well it could easily be considered a live studio release, and one that never fails to open eyes or expand horizons. It’s interesting to note that Larry’s wife Julie sings for the first time on this outing and that’s his son featured on the album jacket.

“The Opening” | “After Later” | “Entardecendo en Saudade” | “Can You Follow?” | “Beyond These Chilling Winds”

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June Exclusive

Limited edition double A-side on 12” Tangerine vinyl, featuring the first two singles from Jim Croce’s 1972 album, You Don’t Mess Around with Jim, which hit #1 in the US and Canada is RIAA Certified GOLD

Also included are the original B-sides “Photographs and Memories” and “New York’s Not
My Home”

The release also includes replicated original front cover art from both singles, one on each side.

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June Exclusive

The Cure’s third studio album Faith marks its 40th Anniversary this year and to celebrate the album – which features the single “Primary” – will be pressed on picture disc for the very first time. The new pressing has been overseen by Robert Smith and will be available exclusively as part of RSD Drops 2021.

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June Exclusive

Deftones White Pony 20th Anniversary re-issue included a full disc of remixes of the original album, aka Black Stallion. Two remixes that did not make the acclaimed Black Stallion are now released as an RSD Drops limited edition picture disc. This 12” single features the unreleased remixes by Telfon Tel Aviv (“Digital Bath”), and Arca (“Feiticeira”).

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June Exclusive

Limited edition 50th anniversary picture disc of ELP’s 1971 acclaimed, seminal second studio album that UK#1 / US#9 / Italy #1 / Germany #4 / Netherlands #6 / Australia #6.
Die-cut sleeve with replicas of the original album artwork, mastered from the 2012 HD remaster by Andy Pearce and Matt Wortham.

SIDE A: 1. Tarkus 2. Eruption 3. Stones Of Years 4. Iconoclast 5. Mass 6. Manticore 7. Battlefield 8. Aquatarkus

SIDE B: 1. Jeremy Bender 2. Bitches Crystal 3. The Only Way (Hymn) 4. Infinite Space (Conclusion) 5. A Time And A Place 6. Are You Ready Eddy?

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June Exclusive

1. “Around The Sun” 2. “Shut up And Listen” 3. “Over It” 4. “Not My Problem – Acoustic” 5. “Invincible (feat. Lindsey Stirling) – Acoustic”

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June Exclusive

Verve Label Group is proud to launch a new vinyl series, Original Grooves, available exclusively on Record Store Day.  Original Grooves showcases the vinyl cutting technique known as "parallel grooves”, where grooves are cut side-by-side instead of one after another, allowing for a different aural experience depending on where the needle is dropped.  The second of this series comes from Ella Fitzgerald.  This 12" Single LP features live versions of Mack the Knife and Summertime from the legendary 1960 Berlin performance, with the 1962 “Lost Berlin Tapes” versions “hidden” on the neighboring grooves.

Side A:
Mack The Knife 1960
Mack the Knife 1962

Side B:
Summertime 1960
Summertime 1962

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June Exclusive

San Francisco rock band The Flamin' Groovies moved to Britain in 1972, where they signed to United Artists.  During this year they recorded The Rockfield Recordings with British producer Dave Edmonds at The Rockfield Studios in Wales.  Now for the first time, all their 1972 recordings for United Artists will be released on vinyl, having previously only been available on CD as A Bucket of Brains back in 1995. The 10” includes both the original mix -- and a 1995 remix at original speed -- of their masterpiece “Shake Some Action”. Limited to 6500 copies worldwide. 

Side One – 1. Shake Some Action, 2. Tallahassee Lassie, 3. Married Woman, 4. Get a Shot of Rhythm & Blues
Side Two – 1. Slow Death, 2. You Tore Me Down, 3. Little Queenie, 4. Shake Some Action (95 Mixdown - Original Speed)

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June - RSD First

The Soft Bulletin is one of the Flaming Lips’ most popular and best-selling albums. The Soft Bulletin Companion was originally available as a promo-only CD, hand-made by the Lips’ management, and given to media and radio as the original album grew in popularity around its original release. The compilation includes unreleased songs from the era, plus outtakes and early mixes, B-sides, international bonus tracks and stereo versions of Zaireeka tracks. This silver-colored, double LP comes to record stores first as part of RSD Drops.    

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June Exclusive

Exclusive RSD Drops release featuring four session/stripped back tracks from recent album CFTW. Look for four new videos to accompany the tracks. 

Side A: Rookery (Live) / Far Out (Live)

Side B: Finders Keepers/The Strange Last Flight of Richard Russell (Live)

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June Exclusive

A 7” picture disc featuring their cover of Metallica’s “Sad But True” and their Top 10 radio single “Wolf Totem” featuring Jacoby Shaddix. This is Exclusively at record stores as part of RSD Drops. 

A Side: “Sad But True” (Metallica Cover)
B Side: “Wolf Totem” featuring Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach

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June - RSD First

After is the third studio solo album by former Emperor frontman Ihsahn. This album is the final album in a planned trilogy of albums by Ihsahn. Double Colored Vinyl Set: LP1 -Black/White Swirl + LP2- Solid Pink. Housed in gatefold packaging

LP1 –
1. The Barren Lands
2. A Grave Inversed
3. After
4. Frozen Lakes On Mars
LP2 –
1. Undercurrent
2. Austere
3. Heaven's Black Sea
4. On The Shores

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June Exclusive

The all-star collective The Jaded Hearts Club specialize in putting their ragged garage-rock spin on a catalogue of forgotten classics and all-time favorites, as evidenced on their debut album, You've Always Been Here.

Now the band--consisting of Miles Kane (The Last Shadow Puppets), Nic Cester (Jet), Graham Coxon (Blur), Jamie Davis, Matt Bellamy (MUSE), and Sean Payne (The Zutons)--are set to release Live At The 100 Club as part of RSD Drops 2021!


Side 1: 1. Gloria 2. Have Love Will Travel 3. My Generation 4. Money 5. Please Please Me

Side 2: 1. Hey Bulldog 2. Back In The USSR 3. Sunshine Of Your Love 4. Paint It Black 5. Helter Skelter

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June Exclusive

Sarah Jarosz puts her own unique stamp on songs by Billie Eilish and U2 on this 12" single. Side B etching.

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For/my future

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June - RSD First

Atlanta rapper Jeezy is one of the more visible frontrunners of the Southern Trap sound that grew to worldwide popularity. His 2005 major-label debut, Let's Get It: Thug Motivation, kicked down the doors for him to become one of the top-performing commercial rappers of his time. This collection celebrates 15 years of the Thug Motivation series on clear vinyl, standard weight. Parental Advisory.

Side: 1
1. AND THEN WHAT
2. GO CRAZY
3. SOUL SURVIVOR
4. MY HOOD
5. TRAP STAR
6. I LUV IT
7. GO GETTA
8. DREAMIN
9. U KNOW WHAT IT IS
10. J.E.E.Z.Y

Side: 2
1. LEAVE YOU ALONE
2. I DO
3. LOSE MY MIND
4. WAY TOO GONE
5. SUPAFREAK
6. MLK BLVD
7. 1 TIME
8. '06
9. BIG SHIT
10. 4PLAY

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June - RSD First

This first-time vinyl edition of The Hustle Continues by legendary Three 6 Mafia founder Juicy J comes as part of RSD Drops.  This sixteen track album debuts in a 2xLP 45 RPM wide spine jacket format on 180g vibrant colored vinyl (one Orchid disc and one Lime Green). Also included is an 11” x 11” poster insert w/album art, a download card, and a custom hype sticker for that mentions the following guest artists: 2 Chainz, ASAP Rocky, Conway, Jay Rock, Keyglock, Lex Luger, Lil Baby, Logic, Megan Thee Stallion, Nle Choppa, Project Pat, Ty Dolla Sign, Wiz Khalifa, and Young Dolph.  Limited Edition US pressing 3000 pieces.

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June Exclusive

Limited edition remastered 50th anniversary picture disc release of the 1971 British comedy film soundtrack album. Performed by THE KINKS with additional orchestral arrangements by Stanley Myers. Their ninth official studio album and last on the PYE label.

Previously unreleased in the USA, and the first vinyl re-press in twenty years.

Sleeve artwork and textured cover as per the original release. Produced in association with THE KINKS.

SIDE ONE: 1. God’s Children 2. Lola 3. The Way Love Used To Be 4. Completely 5. Running Round Town 6. Moments

SIDE TWO: 1. Animals In The Zoo 2. Just Friends 3. Whip Lady 4. Dreams 5. Helga 6. Willesden Green 7. God’s Children – End

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June - RSD First

Heavy Sun, the soulful, debut from Daniel Lanois and his invigorating new all-star band. Recorded in Los Angeles and Toronto, the album fuses classic gospel and modern electronics, mixing gritty, human textures with crisp, digital accents and lush, swirling atmospherics to create a sound that's at once warmly familiar and boldly unexpected. The arrangements here are spacious and dreamy, anchored by rich, righteous organ topped with airy falsetto and mesmerizing four-part harmony, and the writing is buoyant and soulful to match, tapping into the shared uncertainty of the human condition to offer hope, comfort, and connection at a time when all three run in desperately short supply. For RSD Drops this year comes the vinyl debut of this critically acclaimed album. Pressed on Translucent Ruby inside Opaque Orchid colored vinyl, and limited to a worldwide run of 4000.  Includes a download card. 

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June Exclusive

Parker McCollum will see his first vinyl release for RSD Drops with a limited edition EP that give people the first look at five songs on his upcoming debut album, including the #1 Platinum-selling song "Pretty Heart" and his latest Top 40 "To Be Loved By You".

1.Pretty Heart 2. Love You Like That 3. Hallie Ray Light 4. Like A Cowboy 5. To Be Loved By You

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June - RSD First

Undivided is the current single from Tim McGraw and Tyler Hubbard.  Perforrmed during President Biden's inauguration celebration and available here for the first time on vinyl!  B-Side is a live version of I Called Mama which was a #1 single at Country radio.

SIDE A – Undivided (w/ Tyler Hubbard)
SIDE B – I Called Mama

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June Exclusive

Apply Pressure is the latest album from Merkules of Surrey, Canada.
Featuring heavy hitters Kevin Gates, The Game, E-40, Jelly Roll and more, this is the first release on vinyl.

G&G / Apply Pressure (feat. Kevin Gates) / Death Wish (feat. The Game) / Feel Shit (feat. Jelly Roll) / Brand New / 1980 (feat. E-40) / Demons / Feel My Pain / Forever Alone (feat. Evil Ebenezer) / Late Night Shift

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June Exclusive

A 40th Anniversary limited edition picture disc edition of Motorhead and Girlschool’s raucous collaboration. 

SIDE A: 1. Please Don’t Touch
SIDE B: 2. Emergency 3. Bomber – performed by Girlschool

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June - RSD First

First-ever vinyl pressing of O.A.R.'s fifth studio album, originally released in 2005, featuring the singles "Loves and Memories," "Heard The World" and "Lay Down." 2LP set pressed on colored vinyl.

1. Heard the World 2. Love and Memories 3. Wonderful Day 4. The Sranger 5. Lay Down 6. Program Director 7. Nasim Joon 8. Tragedy In Waiting 9. Daylight the Dog 10. One Shot 11. Dakota 12. 52-50

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June - RSD First

A remastered version of his legendary album on double black vinyl, with five previously released bonus tracks, and an etched Side Four. 

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June Exclusive

Mexican Summer presents exclusive new editions of Oneohtrix Point Never’s seminal works Betrayed in the Octagon, Russian Mind, Zones Without People, Drawn and Quartered, and The Fall Into Time. Originally released on various bedroom labels before being collected as Rifts in 2012, these crucial chapters in Oneohtrix Point Never’s origin story are brought back in limited editions as part of RSD Drops 2021. The Fall Into Time is featured on transparent olive color vinyl.

Oneohtrix Point Never is the vessel of Daniel Lopatin, the Brooklyn-based musician, composer, and Mercury Prize nominated producer. Lopatin has released numerous critically acclaimed albums including his recent self-titled album, Magic Oneohtrix Point Never (Warp 2020), provided scores for The Safdie Brothers’ Uncut Gems (2019) and Good Time (2017), and production for The Weeknd, Anohni, FKA Twigs, David Byrne, Moses Sumney and Nine Inch Nails among others.


1. Blue Drive 2. The Trouble With Being Born 3. Sand Partina 4. Melancholy Descriptions of Simple 3D Environments 5. Memory Vague 6. KGB Nights

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June Exclusive

Mexican Summer presents exclusive new editions of Oneohtrix Point Never’s seminal works Betrayed in the Octagon, Russian Mind, Zones Without People, Drawn and Quartered, and The Fall Into Time. Originally released on various bedroom labels before being collected as Rifts in 2012, these crucial chapters in Oneohtrix Point Never’s origin story are brought back in limited editions as part of RSD Drops 2021. Russian Mind is featured on metallic silver color vinyl.

1. Months 2. Physical Memory 3. Grief And Repetition 4. Russian Mind 5. Time Decanted 6. Immanence

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June Exclusive

Mercury Studios are delighted to announce, for the first time in thirty years, the release of Robert Plant Live At Knebworth, a four track EP exclusively for RSD Drops 2021. 

Side A
1. Hurting Kind (I've Got My Eyes On You)
2. Liar’s Dance

Side B
1. Tall Cool One
2. Wearing & Tearing

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June Limited Run

On June 16th, 2018, the adventurous UK avant-garde act Renaldo & The Loaf (first introduced to the world by The Residents through their label Ralph Records) took to the stage to perform their music live for the first time in their then thirty-eight year career! An audience of 250 lucky fans witnessed this at Replugged, a club on Lerchenfelder Strasse in Vienna, Austria.
As part of RSD Drops 2021 blocGLOBAL presents this impeccably recorded & mastered double live album for the first time on vinyl! If it’ll be another number of years before their next performance, at least fans will have this beautiful record to tide them over. On red/black splatter vinyl (Disc 1) and white/black splatter vinyl (Disc 2). Pressed at 45 RPM for superior sound.

A Side: 1. BPM 2. Lonely Rosa 3. Scent Of Turnip 4. Ow! Stew The Red Shoe

B Side: 1. Scottish Shuffle 2. Absence 3. Green Candle

C Side: 1. Henri Rise 2. Bearded Cats 3. Corset Vendor 4. 16 Going On 17

D Side: 1. Spratts Medium/Medical Man 2. Gladsome Vane 3. Hambu Hodo (Encore)

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June Exclusive

30th anniversary reissue of Jonathan Richman's third solo album, featuring intimate live and studio solo performances that showcase his storytelling and songwriting. First wide vinyl release and pressed on Bermuda Seafoam vinyl. 

Side A: 1. The Girl Stands Up To Me Now 2. Cappuccino Bar 3. My Career As A Homewrecker 4. She Doesn't Laugh At My Jokes 5. When She Kisses Me 6. They're Not Tryin' On The Dance Floor Side B: 1. At Night 2. When I Say Wife 3. 1963 4. Monologue About Bermuda 5. Our Swingin' Pad 6. Just For Fun

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June Exclusive

A 10" clear vinyl single featuring live tracks from concerts in Salt Lake City and Copacabana Beach. 

"Rain Fall Down (Live from Copacabana Beach 2006)”
“Rough Justice (Live From Salt Lake City 2005)”

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June Exclusive

This 2020 Grammy-nominated album features a who's who of reggae royalty. From the blistering reunion of Black Uhuru's Sly and Robbie with Michael Rose, to the wildly influential Lee 'Scratch' Perry, to the recently departed Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals. This album was called "A Reggae Woodstock," by famed Bob Marley historian Roger Stefans. Released on Golden Eye Smoke vinyl and includes custom rolling papers.

1. This Morning - Sly & Robbie feat. Mykal Rose
2. Ulterior Motives - Roots Radics feat. Brinsley Forde
3. Change My Mind - Sly & Robbie feat. The Mighty Diamonds
4. Glory - Roots Radics feat. Freddie McGregor
5. Mind Your Own - Sly & Robbie feat. Horace Andy
6. Gwan Run Up - Roots Radics feat. Pablo Moses
7. Full Moon, Plant a Tree - Sly & Robbie feat. Lee "Scratch" Perry
8. The Gates of Hell - Roots Radics feat. Max Romeo
9. Argentina - Sly & Robbie feat. Ken Boothe
10. Things Must Get Better - Roots Radics feat. The Congos
11. Make a Change - Sly & Robbie feat. Luciano
12. To You

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June Exclusive

Everything Must Go is Steely Dan’s final studio album with founding member Walter Becker. It was released in 2003, thirty years after their debut album and ended their studio album releases on a high with a Top-10 album in the US Billboard 200.  It features the track “Slang of Ages,” noted as the only Steely Dan song to feature Becker on lead vocals.  For RSD Drops 2021, Everything Must Go will be made available on vinyl worldwide for the first time. Expertly cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering and pressed on audiophile 180gram black vinyl for the discerning Steely Dan fans. 10,000 copies worldwide. 

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June Exclusive

Newly created exclusive 12” picture disc for RSD Drops 2021 features an ultra-rare acoustic home recording of the track “Junco Partner,” a song famously recorded by The Clash.

Side B features a live version of the track recorded at the Brixton Academy in 2001 by Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros


Side A: “Junco Partner (Acoustic)”
Side B: “Junco Partner (Live)”

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June - RSD First

Two new songs, only available on this translucent blue 180g vinyl LP, plus five live songs from the Styx Fix series. 

1. The Same Stardust
2. Age Of Entropia
3. Mr. Roboto (Live In Bossier City, LA February 21, 2020)
4. Radio Silence (Live in Solvesborg, Sweden June 8, 2019)
5. Man In The Wilderness (Live In Grand Rapids, MI August 8, 2018)
6. Miss America (Live In Bossier City, LA February 21 2020)
7. Renegade (Live In Solvesborg, Sweden June 8, 2019)

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June - RSD First

Indie folk guitarist William Tyler wrote and recorded New Vanitas during lockdown in 2020. This first physical release is pressed on black vinyl in a black dustsleeve with a coupon for a full download. 

With News About Heaven|Time Indefinite|Big Sky Waltz|Four Corners|Slow Night's Static|She Swims in Hidden Water|Pisces Backroads

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June - RSD First

“Fire” was originally released as the first single from U2’s second album October, in July 1981, with “J Swallow” as the b-side. This 40th anniversary picture disc edition includes both tracks on side A, plus two live recordings of ‘Fire’ on side B - from Werchter in Belgium in July 1982 and from a BBC recording at the Hammersmith Palais in London in December 1982.  All tracks have been newly remastered. Housed in transparent heavyweight PVC outersleeve.

Side A:(1) Fire (2) J Swallow / Side B:(1) Live recordings of "Fire"- from Werchter in Belgium (2) Live recordings of "Fire"-  BBC recording at the Hammersmith Palais in London in December 1982. 


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June Exclusive

Graphic vinyl deluxe package: includes a new single ft. Vic Mensa and an original manga chapter chronicling the adventures of a young African recruit in the Roman Legion, illustrated by the team at Saturday AM!

1. Will to Survive featuring Vic Mensa 2. Deserts of the Real

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June Exclusive

Limited edition galaxy swirl vinyl picture disc with reimagined artwork by renowned artist Roger Dean. 

SIDE A: 1. Sunrise 2. Spider Woman 3. Blind Eye 4. Echoes In The Dark 5. Rain

SIDE B: 1. Sweet Lorraine 2. Tales 3. The Magician’s Birthday

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June Limited Run

Sometimes the demo recording of a song has a vibe that cannot be duplicated. Whether that first recording is a voice memo on your phone or half haphazardly recorded with one mic in the room, there’s an undeniable charm to these recordings. If you spend some time listening to them, when the “real” recording is made, many times one has a hard time letting go of the demo. The medical term for this is called “Demoitis”. On that note, Big Crown Records is proud to present Demoitis Vol. 1, a release that is easily a decade in the making.

The songwriting process can be cathartic, especially if you're trying to make sense of things in your life through the music. Lady Wray wrote and recorded the demo version of “Guilty” just days after her brother was incarcerated. The rawness of what she was going through will surely send a chill through the listener’s soul.

Some of these demos were recorded to pitch the music to the label or producer. Bobby Oroza’s “This Love” demo (originally called “Breaktru”) is him at home with an MPC, recording music to show to the guys at Timmion in hopes of working together. Brainstory’s version of “Breathe” also falls into this category. There are cases where someone writes a song for an artist and actually sings it as a reference for them to learn the tune. “Will I Get Off Easy” & “Regenerate” were both originally sung by Leon Michels for Lee Fields to learn and record them later. Of course no one can hold a candle to Mr Lee Fields’ vocals, but the El Michels versions of these are killers in their own right. Again, this is what this record is about, not better or worse, but enjoying all the steps in the process.

Paul Schalda from Paul & The Tall Trees sent us the demos to his sophomore album and they blew us away. When he got in the studio to make the record there was a strong sentiment of sticking close to the demos and trying to recapture that intimacy. On the other side of that coin some of these are a testament to the production. Liam Bailey’s “Don’t Blame NY” demo is something of a loose freestyle that comes across as a Jazz number. It is always interesting to see what twists and turns a song takes from inception to the finished version.

We hope you enjoy Demotis Vol. 1 as much as we do. It is a pleasure to share this stuff with the world. It is a great listen and we hope it inspires people to write and record more music with whatever means you have of doing so.


1. Lady Wray "Guilty", 2. El Michels Affair "Will I Get Off Easy", 3. Bobby Oroza "Breaktru", 4. Paul & The Tall Trees "Then We'll Wave", 5. Holy Hive "Blue Light", 6. Lee Fields & The Expressions "Lover Man", 7. Brainstory "The Promise of Grace (Interlude), 8. Brainstory "Peter Pan", 9. Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band "Round & Round", 10. The Shacks "For Real", 11. Lizette and Quevin "Grow Forever"

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June Limited Run

I MEAN ALARMED: the Toulon-Pedro Connect is a project conceived by US punk icon Mike Watt and Régis Laugier of the French experimental trio Hi Fi Klub. The collaboration pairs 24 musicians from the cities of Toulon, France and San Pedro, California, including members of bands such as At Dawn We Are Kings, Bara Bandai, Brother James, Lèvres de Beurre, LuneApache, Sarah Maison, Potochkine, CM Sludge, Les Somnambulites, The Spitters, Twin Apple, and Mike Watt’s trios (The Missingmen, The Secondmen, Il Sogno del Marinaio). The limited edition color vinyl pressing comes housed in a gatefold jacket, complete with an extensive 40 page booklet about the unique project.

Side A: « Toulon - Pedro »
Side B: « Pedro - Toulon »

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June - RSD First

Dallas-based Eastwood Music Group has joined forces with the Dallas Mavericks and Universal Music Production Group to curate a "Soundtrack for Empowerment." The Truth to Power Project is a creative endeavor working to engage people with inspiring new music and multimedia content to encourage community involvement. Let’s bring truth to the light so that we can heal, grow, and prosper together. Hip-Hop, Soul, Psych and Jazz artists with a shared commitment to racial equity have donated their time and creative energies to produce Exclusive collaborations, including Leon Bridges, Black Pumas, BADBADNOTGOOD, Keite Young, Ghost-Note, Sarah Jaffe, Holy Hive, and many more. And it hasn’t taken long for this expansive, nonprofit musical endeavor to transcend its DFW roots and grow into Austin, New York, Detroit, and Toronto. On a local level, Eastwood is working with the Dallas Mavericks and Universal Music Production Group to identify nonprofits in the DFW-area that are aligned with their vision for supporting communities that have been damaged by inequitable structures. Released on RSD-Exclusive smoky clear vinyl in a single wide-spine jacket designed by renowned Dallas artist Jeremy Biggers.

Leon Bridges & Keite Young - Like A Ship | Elliott Skinner - What Does It Mean | S1 feat. Dereck Scott - Bishop | Sergeant Ira Carter | Paul And The Tall Trees + Adrian Quesada - Don't Stay Silent | Black Pumas - Black Moon Rising (Badbadnotgood Remix) | N'Dambi - Space (NCS Remix) | Holy Hive - Kingdom Of The Sun | Sha La Das - Didn't I | Ghost Funk Orchestra - Your Man's No Good | Bastards Of Soul - Look Me In The Eye | Flower Child - Truth To Power | Free Blck feat. The Dallas String Quartet - Ventilation | Max Gerl - Restoration | Cure For Paranoia - Peace And Light | Ghost-Note - Spunky | JT Donaldson & Penelope Antena - Colorblind | Zaftiggg! - Sultans Of Decay | Leon Bridges & Keite Young - Like A Ship (Niles City Dub) | Abraham Alexander - Bridge Over Troubled Water | Sarah Jaffe & Sam Lao - Domino | Keite Young - Is It Because I'm Black

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June - RSD First

40th anniversary half-speed analog remastering of the original album on LP1.  LP2 contains a collection of 4 bonus studio outtakes and 4 live tracks from the band's Rockpalast 1981 show. Double Vinyl Set: LP1 - Blue / LP2: Yellow

SIDE ONE
You Better You Bet
Don't Let Go the Coat
Cache Cache
The Quiet One
Did You Steal My Money?
SIDE TWO
How Can You Do It Alone
Daily Records
You
Another Tricky Day
SIDE THREE: Session Rough Mixes
I Like Nightmares
It's in You
Somebody Save Me
Dance It Away
Don’t Let Go the Coat (Pete Vocal)
SIDE FOUR: Live at Rockpalast
Don’t Let Go the Coat
You Better You Bet
The Quiet One
Another Tricky Day