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Record Store Day 2012

by Rich Morris Rating: Release Date:

Hooray! Hooray! Tomorrow is Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent record shops, and, as usual, a whole host of bands and artists will lend their support, many releasing exclusive, limited-edition records. Soundblab urges you to have a look and find out if there's something happening near you, but here's a round up of some Record Store Day related stuff.

Experimental alternative-rock supergroup Tomahawk will be releasing a luxurious three LP retrospective entitled Eponymous to Anonymous exclusively for Record Store Day. The compilation will be limited to 5000 copies worldwide and marks the first time that these albums will be available on vinyl. What's more, in the packaging, there will be space for a fourth vinyl, alluding to a brand new Tomahawk album that is expected in the summer.

For record store day, Louder Than War Records will be celebrating the return of the legendary post-punk band The Membranes by releasing a limited-edition triple a-side, which marks their first release in 22 years and they are sounding as edgy as ever.

Meanwhile, Domino are releasing Animal Collective - Tranverse Temporal Gyrus. The music on this record is a collage consisting of the original tracks and live recordings made for and at a unique performance as part of an installation by Animal Collective and visual artist Danny Perez at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City in March 2010. The 12" comes with an exclusive 24x36 foldout poster.

Also working together for the good of listeners everywhere are King Creosote & Jon Hopkins who release a limited 7" to coincide with the Jubilee Edition of 2011's excellent, Mercury-nominated, Diamond Mine. The single, released on Domino, features two brand new tracks, 'Third Swan' and 'Starboard Home'.

The list below is by no means exhaustive. You can find a complete list here:

Animal Collective
Transverse Temporal Gyrus
4 track E.P.
Label: Domino

Arcade Fire
Sprawl II Remix
Label: Mercury

Arctic Monkeys
R U Mine?
Ltd heavyweight purple vinyl 7"
Label: Domino

Azari & III
Lost in Time/Indigo
Qty: 300
Label: Loose Lips

Bat for Lashes
One Sided Etched 7"
QTY: 750
Label: Parlophone

Dross Glop 4
Remix 12"
Qty: 500
Label: Warp

BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Dr Who Sound Effects
LP 180g, Ltd edition 1000 copies worldwide
Label: BBC Audio

Beach House
7" Blue/opaque vinyl
Label: Bella

Panic of Girls
Double CD/DVD Package Ltd
Qty: 1000
Label: EMI

Bo Ningen
Live at St Leonards
Label: Stolen

Captain Beefheart
An Ashtray Heart
Grey Vinyl
Label: Let Them Eat Vinyl

Carter Tutti Void
7" picture disc
QTY: 300
Label: Mute

David Bowie
A Side: David Bowie - Starman (original single version). Stereo
B Side: David Bowie - Starman (Top Of The Pops version) Originally broadcast on the BBC TV Programme 'Top Of The Pops' on 6/7/72. Mono
7" Picture Disc
Label: EMI

David Lynch
Noah's Ark (Moby Remix)
Label: Sunday Best

Deerhoof/Of Montreal
Stygian x Bisection
Qty: 250
Label: Polvinyl Records

Live in Seattle 1981
2LP + 2 12" posters Booji
Label: Boy Records

Django Django
Qty 500
Label: Because

Edwyn Collins
Tape Box
6x 7" box set
Qty: 500
Label: AED

Label: Universal

Field Music
Actually, Nearly
A: Heart
B: Rent
7" white vinyl
Qty: 500
Label: Memphis Industries

Geoff Barrow & Ben Salisbury Drokk
Music Inspired By Mega-City
One CD ltd edition
Label: Invada

10" Picture disc
Qty: 500
Label: Parlophone

Graham Coxon
What'll It Take
7" Vinyl
QTY: 750
Label: Parlophone

Hot Chip
Night and Day
One Sided ltd 12"
Label: Domino

Iggy Pop
I'm Bored/African Man
Numbered, Lime Green 7"
Qty: 1000
Label: Sony

James Brown
Live at the Apollo: There It is, Pass the Peas
7" previously unreleased tracks from forthcoming 50th Anniversary Edition
Label: Universal

Jeff the Brotherhood
Upstairs at United Vol. 3
Label: 453 Music

Joey Ramone
Rock 'n' Roll is the Answer
7" Red Vinyl
Label: BMG Rights Management

Qty: 500
Label: Naive

Marilyn Manson
No Reflection
7" white vinyl
QTY: 500
Label: Cooking Vinyl

Mark Stewart
The Experiments
EP 12"
Label: Future Noise

Matthew Dear
EP 12"
Qty: 100
Label: Ghostly International

MC5/Afrika Bambaataa
Kick Out The Jams
7" white & red splatter vinyl
Qty 800
Label: Rhino

Mclusky Do Dallas
LP orange vinyl
Qty: 1000 copies
Label: Too Pure

Miles Davis
Forever Miles
audiophile vinyl 1 LP
QTY: 1000
Label: Music On Vinyl

Moon Duo
Mazed Remix
Qty: 500
Label: Southerrain Transmissions

Suedehead, We'll Let You Know (live)*, Now My Heart Is Full (live)*
10" picture disc
*previously unreleased
Label: EMI

The Cure
Seventeen Seconds
Pressed on coloured heavyweight vinyl Qty: Ltd to 2,500 worldwide
Label: Universal

The Fall
Night Of The Humerons
7" exclusive tracks
QTY: 1000
Label: Cherry Red Records

The Velvet Underground
Side 1: Who Loves The Sun, Sweet Jane, Rock & Roll, Cool It Down, New Age,
Side 2: Head Held High, Lonesome Cowboy Bill, I Found A Reason, Train Round The Bend, Oh! Sweet Nuthin'
1 LP pink vinyl
Qty 800
Label: Atlantic/Rhino

The Wedding Present
4 Chansons EP
10" coloured vinyl
Label: Scopitones

The White Stripes
Handsprings/Red Death At 6.14
7" ltd to red/black swirl just for RSD
Label: Thirdman

In addition to these releases, there are also a selection of 7x 7" single releases which are available as part of Record Store Day for Teenage Cancer Trust. The singles will each have unique artwork done by creatives across the world including David Shrigley, Michael Spencer Jones (Oasis, Verve), Central Station (Happy Mondays, Black Grape), Toby Mott (De La Soul), Richard Evans (The Who) and Grammy winning sleeve designer Peter Corriston (The Rolling Stones, Billy Idol, Carole King, Debbie Harry, Led Zeppelin, New York Dolls and Tom Waits). For more information on the project and how to get hold of the releases visit:

These include:

City Grrrl
7" single
Qty: 100

DJ Shadow
Come On Riding (Through The Cosmos)
7" single
Qty: 100

The Cure
Friday I'm In Love
7" single
Qty: 100

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