30 Record Store Day 2011 Releases Worth Your Dough

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30 Record Store Day 2011 Releases Worth Your Dough

What once started as a small celebration of independent record stores, Record Store Day has now turned into a huge annual display of solidarity on behalf of local music shops worldwide. Founded in 2007 by several record store owners, the event now takes place at more than 800 stores across the globe and features countless musicians supporting the cause. In its fourth year, Record Store Day 2011 features more releases than most of us can wrap our heads around. With so many exciting new albums, reissues and rarities coming out this Saturday, we picked 30 of our favorites that we’ll be lining up for.


1. Ryan Adams & The Cardinals – Class Mythology EP
Format: Double 7”
Label: Pax-AM Records
Release Details: Limited-edition gatefold double 7” (one yellow, one orange) featuring four unreleased outtakes from the “Cardinology” era. Cover collages were done by Ryan Adams with never-before-seen photos on the inner-gatefold and a 7”x7” ‘mini-poster’ and Cardinals sticker inserted in each package.
First 7”
1. “Go Ahead And Rain”
2. “Invisible Red”
Second 7”
1. “Your Name Is On Fire”
2. “Future Sparrow”
Limited Edition: 2,500


2. Antony & The Johnsons – Swanlights EP
Format: 10” LP
Label: Secretly Canadian, Rough Trade
Release Details: In anticipation of 2010’s “Swanlights”, Antony and the Johnsons will release the companion “Swanlights EP” for 2011’s Record Store Day on 10” vinyl via Secretly Canadian in the U.S. and Rough Trade in Europe and the UK. In addition to the title track, the EP will feature three additional non-album tracks including originals “Find The Rhythm Of Your Love,” and “Kissing Noone” as well as a haunting remix of “Swanlights” by Oneohtrix Point Never.
1) “Swanlights”
2) “Find The Rhythm Of Your Love”
3) “Kissing Noone”
4) “Swanlights” (Oneohtrix Point Never Re-mix)
Limited Edition: 900


3. Decemberists – Live at Bull Moose
Format: 7”
Label: Capitol
Release Details: Recorded Live at indie-record store Bull Moose in Scarborough, Maine.
1. “This Is Why We Fight”
2. “Down By the Water
3. “Rox in the Box”
4. “June Hymn”
5. “Rise To Me”
6. “All Arise!”
7. “If I Could Only Win Your Love”


4. Big Star – Third (Test Pressing Edition)
Format: LP
Label: Omnivore
Release Details: 1 in every 300 of these will contain actual test pressings from the ‘70s.
Side 1:
1. “Stroke It Noel”
2. “Downs”
3. “Femme Fatale”
4. “Thank You Friends”
5. “Holocaust”
6. “Jesus Christ”
7. “Blue Moon”
Side 2:
1. “Kizza Me”
2. “For You”
3. “O, Dana”
4. “Nighttime”
5. “Whole Lotta Shakin’”
6. “Kanga Roo”
7. “Take Care”
Limited Edition: 1,000


5. Blitzen Trapper – ”Maybe Baby” / “Soul Singer”
Format: 7”
Label: Sub Pop
Release Details: New RSD-exclusive tracks from Blitzen Trapper as they prep their next LP, expected sometime this fall.
1. “Maybe Baby”
2. “Soul Singer”
Limited Edition: 1,500


6. Built to Spill – “Ripple”
Format: 7”
Label: WBR
Release Details: Limited, collector’s edition disc that features only one track—a cover of the Grateful Dead’s “Ripple,” previously unreleased and recorded live on October 11, 2010, in Charlotte, N.C.
Limited Edition: 3,000


7. The Civil Wars – “Dance Me To The End Of Love”
Format: 7”
Label: Sensibility Music
Release Details: Exclusive RSD-release by one of Paste’s favorite new artists.
1. “Dance Me To The End Of Love”
2. “I Want You Back”
Limited Edition: 1,000


8. Danger Mouse & Daniele Lippi (Ft. Jack White and Norah Jones) – “Two Against One” / “Black”
Format: 7”
Label: Third Man Records 
Release Details: The debut release from the highly-anticipated ROME project produced by Danger Mouse in conjunction with Daniele Luppi. Jack White wrote the lyrics and sings on ‘’Two Against One,’’ while Norah Jones takes the vocal duties for ‘’Black.’’ Many of the instrumentalists on the album were recorded with Ennio Morricone for his classic spaghetti-Western soundtracks.
1. “Two Against One”
2. “Black”


9. The dB’s – “Picture Sleeve”
Format: 7”
Label: Orange Sound
Release Details: This 7” is the band’s first new material in over two decades, leading to speculation about a potential new dB’s album to follow sometime in 2012.
1. “Picture Sleeve”
2. “Write Back”
Limited Edition: 1,500


10. Death Cab For Cutie – …In Living Stereo!
Format: 7”
Label: Atlantic
Release Details: Tracks repeat on both sides of this 7”. This is the first place to hear new music from Death Cab, all songs will be on the new record in May.
Limited Edition: 3,000

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