Record Store Day Drops 2021

RSD Drops 2021

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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 Exclusive

12” Picture Disc Edition (Maxi 33T)  of Air’s People In The City,  exclusively for RSD Drops 2021.

A1. People In The City A2. The Way You Look Tonight
B1. People In The City (Modjo Version) B2. People In The City (Jack Lahana Remix)

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July Exclusive

The hard-hitting, melodic heavy metal band Alcatrazz celebrate RSD Drops 2021 with the release of a colored double vinyl edition of their latest studio offering, Born Innocent. The 13-track opus, having previously only been available on CD and digital formats and never on vinyl will be a must-have collectible for anyone who considers themselves a fan of rock (pun intended!)

Their first studio venture since 1986’s Dangerous Game. Alongside the unique vocal prowess and range of star frontman and founding member Graham Bonnet, Born Innocent also features fellow founding members Jimmy Waldo and Gary Shea. And from the classic album art, featuring the mighty rock itself, Born Innocent is a journey into the sort of heavy, melodic and supremely articulated hard rock that is a cornerstone of the likes of Rainbow and the Michael Schenker Group, territory Alcatrazz successfully strode in the ‘80s before going on hiatus.

Born Innocent was produced by Jimmy Waldo with Giles Lavery and mixed and mastered by Andy Haller and features many former stars from Graham's long career. Guest appearances include Chris Impellitteri, who wrote the music and played all guitars on the arpeggio-powered “Born Innocent”, with Bonnet’s vocals soaring to old-school heights, as did Bob Kulick for the majestic “I Am The King”. Virtuoso Japanese guitar maestro Nozomu Wakai similarly wrote and played guitars on the double-kick steel-plated Irish warrior ode “Finn McCool”, while the six-string legend that is Steve Vai wrote “Dirty Like The City”, with Bonnet once again powerfully hitting notes that are beyond the business of most humans.

As fans will immediately hear, Alcatrazz are back doing what only they can do with Born Innocent, delivering quality hard rock with genuine storyteller lyrics, virtuoso performances and an added layer of modern ‘heavy’ that underscores the melodic excellence. Don’t miss out on this piece of rock history.


Born Innocent/Polar Bear/ Finn McCool/We Still Remember/London 1666/Dirty Like the City/I Am the King/Something That I Am Missing/Paper Flags/The Wound Is Open/Body Beautiful/Warth Lane/For Tony


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June Exclusive

Don your tricorn hat and join the pirate’s crew with the re-release of Alestorm’s outstanding Sunset On The Golden Age album, sailing the seven seas once again exclusively as part of RSD Drops! This special edition comes with completely renewed artwork and contains an exclusive 12’’ art print. Unforgettably catchy songs featuring an abundance of parrots and eye patches prove a real treasure for buccaneers and rum-loving landlubbers alike!

Featuring “Drink”, “1741 (The Battle Of Cartagena)” and the legendary “Hangover” cover, the standout album, originally released in 2014, includes some of the most sing-a-long worthy hits in the history of piracy. Captain Christopher Bowes and his crazy crew sail through “Bacon Powered Pirate Core” with sleek keyboard riffs influenced by Folk Metal and classic Power Metal.

Shortly after the release of their already legendary live album, Live In Tilburg, the pirate metal drinking crew returns with this special gift to all the filthy marauders out there! Cast off and Ship AHOY! Black/Gold Splatter in a gold-foil gatefold jacket. Limited to 3000 pieces worldwide.


1. Walk the Plank 2. Drink 3. Magnetic North 4. 1741 (The Battle of Cartagena) 5. Mead from Hell 6. Surf Squid Warfare 7. Quest for Ships 8. Wooden Leg! 9. Hangover" (Taio Cruz cover) 10. Sunset on the Golden Age

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June - RSD First

A 20th anniversary Translucent Red w/ Black Splatter version, coming first for RSD Drops. 

1. Private Eye 2. Mr. Chainsaw 3. Take Lots with Alcohol 4. Stupid Kid 5. Another Innocent Girl 6. Steamer Trunk 7. You’re Dead 8. Armageddon 9. I’m Dying Tomorrow 10. Bloodied Up 11. Trucks and Trains 12. Crawl

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July Exclusive

All Them Witches are known for their loud and lengthy live shows. 2020 found the band releasing their critically acclaimed album, Nothing As The Ideal. An album release from this band would traditionally be followed by a lengthy 18-month tour across the globe. Due to an international pandemic, the band’s touring plans were brought to a halt, but this did not stop All Them Witches from assembling in a studio to broadcast a live set for their fans. The set was roundly received as an amazing performance and fans immediately inquired as to whether or not this show would be available on vinyl. New West Records is proud to present All Them Witches Live On The Internet. This 16-song set will be pressed on six variations of color vinyl across 3 LPs, housed in an individually numbered, foil stamped wide spine jacket with spot gloss. Color variations include Turquoise, Black, White, Pink, Metallic Silver, or Metallic Gold mixed with sea glass. Also includes an 11" x 11" insert.

Side A: 1. Blood And Sand / Milk And Endless Waters 2. Dirt Preachers
Side B: 1. Saturnine & Iron Jaw 2. 41 3. When God Comes Back
Side C: 1. Alabaster 2. Diamond
Side D: 1. 1x1 2. 3-5-7 3. The Marriage Of Coyote Woman
Side E: 1. Charles William 2. Rats In Ruin
Side F: 1. Open Passageways 2. Enemy Of My Enemy 3. Everest 4. Bulls

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Jimmie Allen

Hazy-O! [RSD Drops 2021]

Vinyl: $ UNAVAILABLE

June Limited Run

SIDE A: 1. Hazy-O 2. Happy Hour
SIDE B: 1. Slower Lower 2. Good Times Roll

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July RSD First

Live Recording of Duane Allman’s last performance, from 10-17-71 at Painters Mill Music Fair in Owings Mill, MD
Additional unreleased bonus track, “Stormy Monday”, from Austin, TX, 1971.
Pressed on limited edition Black & White swirl vinyl as part of RSD Drops.

Statesboro Blues/Trouble No More/Don't Keep Me Wondering/Done Somebody Wrong/One Way Out/In Memory of Elizabeth Reed/Hot 'lanta/Whipping Post/Stormy Monday

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July Exclusive

Live version of Cover, Demos, Live Versions, B-Sides on vinyl and available for the first time ever

1. Heaven on Fire (B-Side Born Against)
2. Hell and You (Grotto Sessions)
3. Another Man’s Grave (Live)
4. Delilah (Tom Jones)
5. Before He Cheats (Carrie Underwood)
6. Stronger Than Dead (Live)
7. The Liar’s Club - (2012 Demo)
8. Waiting Around To Die (Townes Van Zandt)
9. Jonestown Lullaby (2010 Demo)
10. Dahmer Does Hollywood (2010 Demo)

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July Exclusive

180g 45th Anniversary limited edition vinyl release that fully restores the original lavish album artwork. Stunning new re-master from the original master tapes, cut at Abbey Road studios.

SIDE ONE: 1. Ocean Song 2. Meeting (Garden of Geda) Sound Out The Galleon 3. Dance of Ranyart Olias (To Build The Moorglade) 4. Qoquaq En Transic Naon Transic To 5. Flight of the Moorglade

SIDE TWO: 1. Solid Space 2. Moon Ra, Chords Song Of Search 3. To The Runner

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June - RSD First

Prospect Hummer was recorded by the band's friend Rusty Santos (co-producer of 2004's Sung Tongs) and originally released in May 2005. The EP features singer-songwriter Vashti Bunyan on three of the four tracks and was released shortly before the band's 2005 release Feels. All four band members - Avey Tare, Deakin, Geologist, and Panda Bear - feature on this release. Pressed on red and yellow starburst vinyl.

1. It’s You 2. Prospect Hummer 3. Baleen Sample 4. I Remember Learning How to Dive

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June - RSD First

Deluxe edition of their album 20/20 Vision featuring new artwork and 5 new songs. Anti-Flag is a political punk band, which is obvious from their name alone. But over the course of 12 albums across more than 25 years together, they’ve rarely set their sights on singular individuals in songs. Unlike their punk predecessors in the 80s, who made targets of Reagan and his cronies, Anti-Flag has always opted not to date their work with current references, instead focusing on fighting ongoing oppression and dismantling deeply rooted systems of injustice. But on their new album, 20/20 Vision, the band drew a big, fat line in the sand.

Pressed on translucent Red vinyl.


1. Hate Conquers All
2. It Went Off Like A Bomb
3. 20/20 Vision
4. Christian Nationalist
5. Don’t Let The Bastards Get You Down
6. Unbreakable
7. The Disease
8. A Nation Sleeps
9. You Make Me Sick
10. Un-American
11. Resistance Frequencies
12. Born To Run
13. Concrete Breeds Apathy
14. No Allegiance to A Flag
15. No One Can Save Yourself But You
16. Fight Like Hell

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Fred Armisen

Parade Meeting [RSD Drops 2021]

Vinyl: $12.98 UNAVAILABLE

July Limited Run

A new instrumental EP from actor, comedian, writer, producer, musician and RSD 2021 Ambassador Fred Armisen. The music was recorded and produced by Ty Segall at his Los Angeles studio. The vinyl comes with three songs on one side, and a custom artwork etching on the flip side.

1. Parade Meeting
2. Any Pronunciation Works
3. Extended Parade Meeting

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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 Exclusive

Aaron Bruno, the songwriter behind AWOLNATION, presents ANGEL MINERS & THE LIGHTNING RIDERS LIVE FROM 2020. Recorded live in studio, it features all instrumentation, no tracks. Arrangements that have creative flourishes and the fervent energy that AWOLNATION is known for in a live setting. Due to touring being grounded and not being able to perform the new songs live for fans, Aaron was motivated by the idea of giving fans a front-to-back live representation of the new album. Available Exclusively as part of RSD Drops in red and blue tie-dye vinyl.

1. “The Best - Live From 2020 2. “Slam (Angel Miners) - Live From 2020” 3. “Mayday!!! Fiesta Fever - Live From 2020” 4. “Lightning Riders - Live From 2020” 5. “California Halo Blue - Live From 2020” 6. “Radical - Live From 2020” 7. “Battered, Black & Blue (Hole In My Heart) - Live From 2020” 8. “Pacific Coast Highway In The Movies - Live From 2020” 9. “Half Italian - Live From 2020” [EXPLICIT] 10. “I’m A Wreck - Live From 2020: [EXPLICIT]

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July Limited Run

Raleigh NC’s The Backsliders were formed in 1992 by Steve Howell and Chip Robinson, rock ‘n’ roll dudes playing country-tinged tunes with just the right amount of Don’t Give A Damn attitude. The original line-up of Chip Robinson (lead vocal, guitar, electric 12-string guitar), Steve Howell (harmony vocal, lead guitar), Danny Kurtz (bass), Jeff “JD” Dennis (drums), came back together in 2012 with new bandmate Greg Rice (keyboards). With engineer John Plymale of Overdub Lane at the board, they wasted no time in recording the RALEIGHWOOD (EP), featuring their hardcore honky-tonk and unmistakable swagger. Steve Howell describes the writing of these songs: “Headlights” was written in the spirit of late ‘60s/early ‘70s California Country Rock with peyote and red wine as the chief inspirations. “You Can Be My Baby Now” is the haze of a long weekend listening to Big Star and Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. “Nightfalls” was written after being haunted by a ghost that never told me her name. Danny and JD kicked it up into the southern soul stratosphere. “Forever and Ever” is the result of Neil Young and Crazy Horse running thick through my teenage veins. I can still taste it! “Twang”, well... nothing says attitude better than a twangy Gretsch guitar right between the eyes.” The attitude of the original lineup is still there, though they may not be the same band that burned up the road all those years before, they still have something to say, something to prove, and something to be.

Proceeds from this release, and three others in this series support The Shalom Project (an organization that supports NC families in need).
This is a regional release and though it’s available to all RSD-participating stores, it will primarily be available at stores in North Carolina.

Side 1: “Headlights”, “You Can Be My Baby”
Side 2: “Night Falls”, “Forever And Ever”, “Twang”

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July Limited Run

Neon Magenta Inside Ultra Clear w/ Black Splatter 2xLP featuring Live + Unplugged versions of the band's songs. 

Glass Houses (Live) / The Worst In Me (Live) / Never Know (Live) / Careful What You Wish For (Live) / Limits (Live) / Dethrone (Live) / Mercy (Live)

Never Know (Unplugged) / Limits (Unplugged) / Careful What You Wish For (Unplugged) / Mercy (Unplugged) / Burning Out (Unplugged) / If I'm There (Unplugged)

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June - RSD First

The first time on vinyl for the 2003 release, on a limited edition, remastered 180g pressing for RSD Drops #1.

Special Guests: Chuck Leavell, Bill Frisell, Carlton Jackson, Dirk Powell

“Danny Barnes is regularly played in my house, we are fans!” - John Paul Jones, Led Zeppelin “Barnes is to the banjo what Jimi Hendrix was to the guitar...taking picking to new levels of sound and fury.” -Hittin’ the Note


A1. “Life in the Country” A2. “Get it While You Can” A3. “Dirt on the Angel” A4. “Water Wagon”
B1. “Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy” B2. “I Likes My Chicken Hot” B3. “Kitchen Floor Waltz” B4. “Face to Face”
C1. “Bluegrass Suicide” C2. “Barnes Away” C3. “Ooh La La” C4. “Popcorn and Wine”
D.1 “Trinidad Hubbard” D2. “Peanut Butter is a Man's Best Friend” D3. “Loser”

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July Exclusive

12" picture disc of Bastille's "VS. (Other People's Heartache, Pt. III) for RSD Drops 2021. 

SIDE A –
1. Fall Into Your Arms (Bastille Vs. The Gemma Sharples Quartet) [Crossfaded Version]
2. Bite Down (Bastille Vs. HAIM) [Crossfaded Version]
3. bad_news (Bastille Vs. MNEK) [Crossfaded Version]
4. The Driver [Crossfaded Version]
SIDE B –
1. Axe To Grind (Bastille Vs. Tyde Vs. Rationale) [Crossfaded Version]
2. Torn Apart [Extended Mix/Crossfaded Version]
3. Torn Apart, Pt. II (Bastille Vs. GRADES Vs. Lizzo) [Crossfaded Version]
4. Weapon (Bastille Vs. Angel Haze Vs. F*U*G*Z Vs. Braque) [Crossfaded Version]

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June - RSD First

Vinyl reissue with two newly added bonus tracks, "Soba Violence," and a rare cover of "Light My Fire." 180g Clear Vinyl

SIDE A –
1. Brand New
2. Deal with It
3. Believe Me
4. Nervous Assistant
5. Soba Violence (1999 Remaster) [bonus track]
SIDE B –
1. Square Wave in Unison
2. You Catch a Bad One
3. I Can't Think Straight
4. I Want Some
5. Light My Fire [bonus track]

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July Limited Run

After the release of the Beat Farmers’ successful 1985 debut album Tales Of The New West, the band did a tour of the UK and Europe and while there recorded a six song EP originally only released in the UK, and never on vinyl in the US. Glad ’N' Greasy features the original members of this alt-country band that was an influence on many bands and artists in the much larger Americana movement that followed.  Many consider the six songs on Glad ’N’ Greasy to be the Beat Farmers’ finest hour.  The reissue comes in a gatefold jacket with photos and notes written by the band.

Side 1: 1. “Powderfinger” 2. “Death Train” 3. “Beat Generation”

Side 2: 1. “Glad ‘N’ Greasy” 2. “Delayed Reaction” 3. “Big Rock Candy Mountain”

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June Exclusive

Deluxe Limited Edition LP of Beck's 2019 album, Hyperspace, featuring a holographic etching and exclusive cover. Beck has partnered with NASA for visual space missions tied to tracks from the album PEOPLE magazine called “his best in a decade” Packaged in a holographic jacket; includes new 24-page booklet with AI images and NASA data for each track. The vinyl features two additional songs, `Dark Places (Soundscape)' and `I Am The Cosmos (42420)', plus new mixes of `Star', `Hyperspace', `See Through' and `Die Waiting'.

Hyperlife
Uneventful Days
Saw Lightning
Die Waiting
Chemical
See Through

Hyperspace
Stratosphere
Dark Places
Star
Everlasting Nothing
Dark Places
I Am The Cosmos (42420)

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July Exclusive

Matt Bellamy releases his first physical solo piece with Cryosleep. Cryosleep is a limited edition 12" picture disc with a sheet music booklet. The picture disc contains ten songs, three of them never-before-released versions of songs.

Side 1: 1. Unintended (Acoustic) 2. Bridge Over Troubled Water 3. Behold, The Glove 4. Take a Bow (Four Hands Piano) 5. Pray

Side 2: 1. Tomorrow's World 2. Guiding Light (on Jeff's Guitar) 3. Simulation Theory Theme (Instrumental) 4. Fever 5. Unintended (Piano Lullaby)

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July Exclusive

In early November 2020, the singer teamed up with the choir she was a member of as a teenager to unveil new versions of her tracks “Cosmogony”, “Sonnets” and others. “Cosmogony” originally appeared on Björk’s 2011 Biophilia album, and this alternate a cappella rendition was conceived more recently during Björk’s “Cornucopia Tour” with the Hamrahlid Choir in 2019. Composed by Björk and set to the words of an E. E. cummings poem, “Sonnets” was originally a choral piece taken from her 2004 vocal album Medúlla.

1. Cosmogony
2. Cosmogony (Hamrahlíð Choir)

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June Exclusive

Black Sabbath’s album Mob Rules celebrates its 40th Anniversary this year with a limited edition picture disc exclusively for RSD Drops 2021. The newly remastered audio - from line up Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice - features the tracks “The Mob Rules,” “Turn Up The Night” & “The Sign Of The Southern Cross”.  Strictly Limited to 5000 copies worldwide. 

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June - RSD First

A collection of remixes, reworkings and B-sides from legendary Pixies frontman Black Francis. Highlights include the Bloc Party remix of “The Seus”, plus rarities “II Cuchaiao” and “The Water” which were previously Exclusive to Francis’ website. This RSD Drops marks its first vinyl release, pressed on heavyweight black and white split vinyl. 

1. “Abbabubba” 2. “Serious Curious” 3. “Il Cuchaiao” 4. “Alabaster” 5. “Rabbits” 6. “Dead Man's Curve” 7. “Polly's Into Me” 8. “The Seus (Infadels Remix)” 9. “Ghost Coming” 10. “The Water” 11. “The Seus (Charles Normal Remix)” 12. “Do What You Want (Gyaneshwar)” 13. “Get Away Oil” 14. “The Seus (Bloc Party Remix)” 15. “Virginia Reel”

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June Exclusive

Black Sabbath’s classic 1980 album Heaven and Hell pressed on a Limited Edition Picture Disc for the first time, exclusively for RSD Drops. The artwork showcases the album’s original “Smoking Angels” cover art by Lynn Curlee on the front and an illustration of the band by artist Harry Carmean on the back.  The newly remastered audio --from line up Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward --features tracks “Neon Knights,” “Die Young” & “Heaven And Hell”.  Strictly Limited to 5000 copies worldwide.

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June Exclusive

The Blind Boys of Alabama are among the most premier artists of the gospel world. Bela Fleck is among the most premier artists of the bluegrass world. Together, they have earned 20 Grammy Awards and scores of other accolades. For RSD Drops 2021, The Blind Boys of Alabama and Bela Fleck have joined together for a special 7" 45RPM vinyl release.

On the A-side, they cover "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free", the Billy Taylor and Dick Dallas classic made famous by Nina Simone. The song continues to be an anthem for the Civil Rights Movement. On the B-side, the Blind Boys bring "See By Faith" to a physical format for the first time. A bonus track to their acclaimed LP, Almost Home, "See By Faith" is a previously unreleased Bob Dylan-penned track.

This release is limited to 2000 copies worldwide.


“I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free” / “See By Faith”

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June - RSD First

First time ever on vinyl for the never-issued commercial album from Tommy Bolin's early days with his could-have-been-mega-band Energy. Remastered from the official Tommy Bolin Archives.

SIDE A
1 LIMITS 2. DREAMER, 3. EYES OF BLUE 4. SKYSAIL

SIDE B
1. GUITAR SOLO (LIVE ENERGY)



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July RSD First

Having teased working together numerous times in the past, Boosie Badazz and MO3 finally link up for the album Badazz MO3, shortly before MO3’s untimely passing. Featuring the hit single "Errybody (Remix)," the album is classic trap music from the pre-cap era.  

1. My People In Prison | 2. One of Them Days Again | 3. Mop Wit It | 4. Block Is Hot | 5. Got Me Like (Remix) | 6. Badazz Smoke | 7. Ghetto Story | 8. Move | 9. Suppose to Do | 10. Everybody (Remix) | 11. Hold Ya Head | 12. Slide With Me | 13. No Excuse | 14. Vouch | 15. I Remember

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July RSD First

Perennial indie rockers Born Ruffians return with Squeeze, their seventh album. Squeeze (a companion piece to their previous album, Juice) finds the trio expanding their sound into more psychedelic territory, especially apparent on tracks like "Sinking Ships" and "Death Bed." Lead singer and songwriter Luke Lalonde shares vocal duties with indie pop luminary Hannah Georgas on "Waylaid," and the band finds a way to incorporate their anthemic, hooky roots within their new sound on "30th Century War" and "Sentimental Saddle."

1. Sentimental Saddle 2. 30th Century War 3. Waylaid (feat. Hannah Georgas) 4. Rainbow Superfriends 5. Sinking Ships 6. Death Bed 7. Leaning on You 8. Noodle Soup 9. Albatross

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July RSD First

Perennial indie rockers Born Ruffians return with Squeeze, their seventh album. Squeeze (a companion piece to their previous album, Juice) finds the trio expanding their sound into more psychedelic territory, especially apparent on tracks like "Sinking Ships" and "Death Bed." Lead singer and songwriter Luke Lalonde shares vocal duties with indie pop luminary Hannah Georgas on "Waylaid," and the band finds a way to incorporate their anthemic, hooky roots within their new sound on "30th Century War" and "Sentimental Saddle."

1. Sentimental Saddle 2. 30th Century War 3. Waylaid (feat. Hannah Georgas) 4. Rainbow Superfriends 5. Sinking Ships 6. Death Bed 7. Leaning on You 8. Noodle Soup 9. Albatross

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June Limited Run

The music of Brainiac ended with the death of frontman Tim Taylor in 1997. Offered here is a glimpse into the working mind of Taylor as he susses out tunes and sound experiments in their rawest form, mostly alone with a four track in his mother's attic. Some are mere sketches. Many never again saw the light of day, or morphed so much they are more like distant cousins of future songs. Some of the more interesting Brainiac songs, like Fucking With The Altimeter, Silver Iodine, or Strung, were elevated from the original four and eight track demos later in the studio environment. Attic Tapes serves as a blueprint for how these types of tunes developed. The entire program is stitched together like a distorted dream. Jumping from one scene to the next, it progresses through all four sides in a historically linear fashion, from the very early days through to the final rehearsals.

While this is not an official Brainiac album, it begins to feel akin to what a Brainiac record might sound like if it were produced by neighbor and Guided by Voices raconteur Robert Pollard. Inside the release are some historically related liner notes written by guitarist John Schmersal giving further insight into the origins and backdrop of the demos and the time they were created.


Draggin' Me Down / Still Insane Velveteen / A Load of Your Fables / All I Have Is Stolen / Factotum / Silver Iodine #1 / Godpocket / Red Silhouette #1 / Let's Lose / Wrecked Choke Riffs / Oh Donna Collage / Apple Of My Heart / Silver Iodine #2 / You All The Time / Banzai Superstar / Sidewalk Culture / I Will Haunt You / Frustration Excerpt / Charles / Ask / Subsurface Genderflux / Flypaper Jam / Cookie Don't Sing / Horses & Ammunition #1 / Toby's International
Pathogens / Signal Flow / Indian Poker Part 0 / Marble Mausoleum / Red Silhouette #2 / Stealing Flowers / Swan Song / Baje Con Los Locos / Dr Fingers / Blow Fly / Horses & Ammunition #2 / The Jesus Christ Of Rug Burns

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June Limited Run

Brainiac proudly hailed From Dayton Ohio. They put it on their T-shirts and proclaimed it religiously from the stage everywhere they went. On this double album by the same name, is the band's history unfolding from a new lens, chronologically through remastered singles, covers, and previously unreleased tracks over sides A and B. Sides C and D present a never before heard (or even torrented) example of their bombastic live experience: a concert recording from the legendary Blind Pig in Champaign-Urbana. The gatefold artwork contains a band family tree of sorts, centering Brainiac to many of their local contemporaries as well as various pictures from the band's personal collections. Listening to this release will not get you Y2K compliant, but it is a fresh reminder of how exciting Brainiac was as well as further evidence that Ohio once reigned supremely weird.

Perfect Suicide / Still Insane / Superduper Sonic / Ride / Simon Says / Dexatrim / Petrified / Go!
Do It! / Sugar Coma / Cookie Don't Sing / Sexual Frustration End / Go Freaks Go / Beekeepers Maxim / Pussyfootin' / Give Me A Myth / Mr Fingers / Vincent Come On Down / Ice Slides Away / Hot Metal Dobermans / Hands Of The Genius / Flypaper / Cultural Zero / I Am A Cracked Machine

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July Exclusive

This recording features a full performance by great musicians at their peak, providing a "you are there" experience of the excitement of great music and an appreciative crowd. Mastered from the original tape reels by Kevin Gray, the limited-edition 180g 3LP set includes an extensive booklet with rare photos, plus interviews with Carlos Garnett and Cecil McBee. Award-winning arts journalist and critic Mark Stryker contributes the main essay alongside remembrances by American journalist, educator, author, activist and friend of Roy Brooks Herb Boyd, alto saxophone legend Charles McPherson (who grew up with Roy Brooks), Louis Hayes (who got Roy the gig with Horace Silver) and more. The project came about as a desire by Reel to Real Recordings to make a positive contribution to Black Lives Matter. Understanding is our celebration of the talent, courage and spirit of the Black musicians who created a timeless and universal art, with the recognition that the injustices of 50 years ago are still with us. Proceeds will go directly to The Detroit Sound Conservancy. The album is produced with the cooperation of Cecil McBee and Carlos Garnett and the estates of Roy Brooks, Harold Mabern and Woody Shaw.

About the artist: In his younger days in Detroit, Brooks started off drumming with Yusef Lateef. He played with Horace Silver from 1959-64, including on the album Song for My Father; in 1963 he released his first album as a leader. Following this he freelanced in New York City through the 1960s and early 1970s, playing with Lateef again (1967-70), Sonny Stitt, Lee Morgan, Dexter Gordon, Chet Baker, Junior Cook, Blue Mitchell, Charles McPherson, Pharoah Sanders (1970), Wes Montgomery, Dollar Brand, Jackie McLean, James Moody (1970-72), Charles Mingus (1972-73), and Milt Jackson. His 1970 album The Free Slave featured Cecil McBee and Woody Shaw. Later in 1970 he joined Max Roach's ensemble M'Boom, and in 1972 put together the ensemble The Artistic Truth.


Track Listing: Side 1: Prelude To Understanding (22:13) Side 2: Understanding (20:17) Side 3: Billie’s Bounce (21:04) Side 4: Zoltan (24:04) Side 5: Taurus Woman (17:39) Side 6: Taurus Woman Continuation, The Theme (20:33)

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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

The Bruisers was the band of Dropkick Murphys singer Al Barr before the Dropkicks. 

Intimidation
Bloodshed
Society's Fools
Anchors Up
Overthrow
No Truce
Work Together (The Oppressed cover)
Never Fall
My Pride
21 Years
Nation On Fire (Blitz cover)
We Will Survive
Independence Day
Eyes Of Fire
Bloodshed
Society's Fools
American Night
Brown Paper Bag
Gates Of Hell
Tear It Up
These 2 Boots Of Mine
Six Of Them
Molotov
Nomad
Intimidation '97
Never Fall
Nation On Fire
Greed

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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 - RSD First

A limited edition, remastered 180g pressing marks the first time on vinyl for this 2002 release. “Precious Bryant is a national treasure.” -Bonnie Raitt


Blues Record of the Year 2002 - French Academy of Music
WC Handy nominee for Best Acoustic Blues Album and Best New Artist
One of the Best Albums of 2002 – Mojo Magazine
2002 Best Debut and Best Recording in Traditional and Acoustic Blues - Living Blues Magazine


A1. “Broke and Ain’t Got a Dime” A2. “Black Rat Swing” A3. “Blues All Around My Bed” A4. “Fool Me Good” A5. “Precious Bryant Staggerin’ Blues” A6. “Don’t Let the Devil Ride” A7. “You Don’t Want Me No More”

B1. “Don’t Mess Up a Good Thing” B2. “Don’t You Wanna Jump” B3. “Wadn’t I Scared” B4. “Fever” B5. “Ups and Downs” B6. “Peepin’ Out My Window” B7. “When the Saints Go Marching In” B8. “Georgia Buck”

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July RSD First

Soundtrack to the Emmy award-winning HBO TV drama starring Mark Ruffalo. Comprises original score by Harold Budd alongside curated archive selections used in the show. At the time the show originally aired in summer 2020, this was the first new music to be heard from Budd in over six years. Tragically it also ended up being some of the last, as he passed away in December at the age of 84. The Guardian wrote “Harold Budd's sublime music was a gateway to a brighter world. It can't be contained with the term 'ambient', it is a guide to dreamworlds and a haven in tough times. His albums are a gateway to a beyond and an invitation to exist, however briefly, above yourself”. Pressed on clear vinyl.

Side A: 1. Penny Ann Drinkwater 2. The Serpent (In Quicksilver) 3. Give Me Your Hand 4. The Twins 5. The Kiss

Side B: 1. In America 2. Angela 3. To The Falls 4. Domenico 5. That Place For Lunatics

Side C: 1. Yellow 2. A Sidelong Glance From My Round Nerfertiti 3. Three Rivers 4. Down The Slopes To The Meadow

Side D: 1. Dead Horse Alive With Flies 2. Balthus Bemused By Color 3. Agnes Martin 4. Widows Charm

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July RSD First

In celebration of its 10th Anniversary, the debut of this 2LP deluxe vinyl edition comes for RSD Drops.  Pressed on 180g color in color vinyl (Opaque White inside Translucent Cobalt); the first three sides contain the original 12 song 2011 album (including the smash hit “Sound of Winter”) Side Four contains the vinyl debut of four bonus tracks: “The Year of Danger”, “Ghost”, “Lay Down Your Guns”, and “All Night Doctors (remixed by renholder)”. Includes a custom RSD hype sticker, download card and is limited to an 1800 piece run in the US.

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