Record Store Day Drops 2021 - June
"Through The Mists of Time" / "Witch's Spell" [RSD Drops 2021]
Vinyl: $20.98 Buy
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"
Hunter Gather (Rsd) [Record Store Day] [RSD Drops 2021]
Vinyl: $40.98 Buy
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.
Blind Boys Of Alabama
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free (Rsd) [RSD Drops 2021]
Vinyl: $10.98 Buy
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”
Brotha Lynch Hung / C-Bo
Blocc Movement (Rsd) (Blue) [Clear Vinyl] [Record Store Day] [RSD Drops 2021]
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.
Gangsta (feat. Kam)
Follow My Lead (feat. Killa Tay, COS)
187 On The Hook (feat. Tech N9ne)
We All Thug (feat. COS, Tall Can)
187 On 24th St
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)
Kicc The Door In
Don’t Stop (feat. Yukmout, Spice 1)
Live from Grimeys [RSD Drops 2021]
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.
2: Call Me
3: Fever Dream
4: Who Should I Be
5: Cherry Blossom
6: Automatic world
C-Murder / Boosie Badazz
Penitentiary Chances (Rsd) [Clear Vinyl] (Red) [Record Store Day] [RSD Drops 2021]
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
Chief Keef / Zaytoven
Glotoven (Rsd) [Record Store Day] [RSD Drops 2021]
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
“You Don't Mess Around With Jim” / “Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels)” [RSD Drops 2021]
Vinyl: $15.98 Buy
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
The release also includes replicated original front cover art from both singles, one on each side.
“Digital Bath (Telefon Tel Aviv Version)” / “Feiticeira (Arca Remix)” [RSD Drops 2021]
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”).
El Cuarteto Patria & Manu Dibango
Cubafrica [RSD Drops 2021]
Vinyl: $30.98 Buy
When Manu Dibango meets the members of Buena Vista Social Club in Cuba
1. Cielito Lindo
3. Rumba Makossa
4. Son de la Loma
5. Cerisiers Roses Et Pommiers Blancs
7. Quizas, Quizas, Quizas
9. El Manicero
10. El Paralitico
11. Cosita Linda
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Tarkus [RSD Drops 2021]
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?
Original Grooves: Ella in Berlin [RSD Drops 2021]
Vinyl: $18.98 Buy
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.
Mack The Knife 1960
Mack the Knife 1962
The Flamin' Groovies
Bucket of Brains [RSD Drops 2021]
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)
The Flaming Lips
The Soft Bulletin Companion [RSD Drops 2021]
Vinyl: $34.98 Buy
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.
SOURCE ≡ OUR DANCE [RSD Drops 2021]
London-based saxophone player Nubya Garcia releasea SOURCE ≡ OUR DANCE, an RSD Drops 12” remix EP presented on Turquoise Blue w/Black vinyl. This special RSD Drops exclusive is a collection of four remix tracks from Nubya’s celebrated debut album SOURCE, reimagined through collaboration with cutting edge artists Makaya McCraven, DJ Tahira, Mark de Clive-Lowe and Shy One. This limited edition LP comes hot off the heels of Nubya’s debut album which landed on numerous Best Albums of 2020 lists, including MOJO, NPR, Paste, Pitchfork and Rolling Stone, to name a few, and one The New York Times describes as “a life’s worth of experiences into an hourlong listen.”
A side 1. Source (Makaya McCraven Remix) 2. Stand With Each Other (Tahira Remix)/B side 1. Together Is a Beautiful Place To Be (Shy One Remix) 2. The Message Continues (Mark de Clive-Lowe Remix)
Variations Vol. 1 [RSD Drops 2021]
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)
Sad But True & Wolf Totem [RSD Drops 2021]
Vinyl: $13.98 Buy
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
After [RSD Drops 2021]
Vinyl: $45.98 Buy
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
1. The Barren Lands
2. A Grave Inversed
4. Frozen Lakes On Mars
3. Heaven's Black Sea
4. On The Shores
The Jaded Hearts Club
Live at the 100 Club [RSD Drops 2021]
Vinyl: $23.98 Buy
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
Thug Motivation: The Collection [RSD Drops 2021]
Vinyl: $34.98 Buy
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.
1. AND THEN WHAT
2. GO CRAZY
3. SOUL SURVIVOR
4. MY HOOD
5. TRAP STAR
6. I LUV IT
7. GO GETTA
9. U KNOW WHAT IT IS
1. LEAVE YOU ALONE
2. I DO
3. LOSE MY MIND
4. WAY TOO GONE
6. MLK BLVD
7. 1 TIME
9. BIG SHIT
The Hustle Continues [Record Store Day] [RSD Drops 2021]
Vinyl: $36.98 Buy
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.
Percy [RSD Drops 2021]
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
Runway / Me Suive (Rsd) [Record Store Day] [RSD Drops 2021]
Vinyl: $12.98 Buy
Created in 2010 by Marlon Magnée and Sacha Got, two young men from Biarritz in France, La Femme is a very unique band. Between psychedelia, surf rock, electronica, krautrock and even disco they have managed to create their own very recognizable sound and have become one of the most influential French indie bands of the century. After two Gold records in France, several sold-out US tours and glowing support from the likes of The New Yorker, KCRW, NPR, Flaunt, The Guardian, Q, Uncut, Paste and many more, La Femme will be releasing their third album in the Spring. And for RSD Drops, they would like to please their fans by releasing two unreleased tracks on vinyl.
“Runway” / “Me Suive”
Heavy Sun (Rsd) [Colored Vinyl] [Record Store Day] [RSD Drops 2021]
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.
Suede (The London Suede)
Love & Poison [RSD Drops 2021]
Vinyl: $32.99 Buy
Issued on vinyl for the first time, the soundtrack to the band’s first concert video, recorded at Brixton Academy on 16th May 1993, only a month after the release of their debut album The London Suede. Includes stunning versions of nine tracks from the album, including the singles “Animal Nitrate”, “Metal Mickey”, “The Drowners” and “So Young”, as well as four B-sides. Pressed on 2 x 180g heavyweight clear vinyl.
Side A: 1. The Next Life 2. Moving 3. Animal Nitrate 4. My Insatiable One
Side B: 1. Metal Mickey 2. Pantomime Horse 3. He’s Dead
Side C: 1. The Drowners 2. Painted People 3. She’s Not Dead
Side D: 1. To The Birds 2. Sleeping Pills 3. So Young
Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor Series [RSD Drops 2021]
Vinyl: $69.98 Buy
Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor Series is a limited edition four LP set featuring Fiasco’s debut studio album Food & Liquor and follow up Food and Liquor II together on vinyl for the first time, exclusively for RSD Drops 2021.
Food & Liquor – which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year – features production from Kanye West, The Neptunes (Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo), Mike Shinoda & Jay-Z amongst others. It was nominated for four Grammy Awards, and includes Grammy Award winning track “Daydreaming” (Feat. Jill Scott).
Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 – which will be pressed on vinyl for the first time ever exclusively for this package – features production from The Audibles and 1500 or Nothin' amongst others. It went on to chart at number 5 in the US Billboard 200 and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album.
The albums are pressed on 140g vinyl, in an assortment of colors and housed in a slipcase. Strictly Limited and numbered to 7000 copies worldwide.
Tim McGraw, Tyler Hubbard
Undivided / I Called Mama (Live Acoustic) [RSD Drops 2021]
Vinyl: $10.98 Buy
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
Apply Pressure [RSD Drops 2021]
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
Oneohtrix Point Never
The Fall Into Time [RSD Drops 2021]
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
Oneohtrix Point Never
Russian Mind [RSD Drops 2021]
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
Live at Knebworth 1990 [RSD Drops 2021]
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.
1. Hurting Kind (I've Got My Eyes On You)
2. Liar’s Dance
1. Tall Cool One
2. Wearing & Tearing
Renaldo & Loaf
Long Time Coming: Live In Vienna [Record Store Day] (2pk) [RSD Drops 2021]
Vinyl: $31.98 Buy
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)
Junco Partner (Acoustic) [RSD Drops 2021]
Vinyl: $15.98 Buy
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)”
The Same Stardust EP [RSD Drops 2021]
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)
New Vanitas (Rsd) (Blk) (Ep) [Record Store Day] [Download Included] [RSD Drops 2021]
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
Fire (40th Anniversary Edition) [RSD Drops 2021]
Vinyl: $25.98 Buy
“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.
Urban Renewal Project
Posse Comitatvs #1: Border's Edge [RSD Drops 2021]
Vinyl: $20.98 Buy
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
The Magician's Birthday [RSD Drops 2021]
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
Demoitis Vol.1 [RSD Drops 2021]
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"
I Mean Alarmed: The Toulon-Pedro Connect [RSD Drops 2021]
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 »
Truth To Power Project [RSD Drops 2021]
Vinyl: $39.98 Buy
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
Mochilla Presents Timeless: Arthur Verocai [Record Store Day] [RSD Drops 2021]
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In 2009, Brian Cross (aka B+) organized a series of live events at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex in Los Angeles. The Timeless series captured the lasting impact of several artists on the world of hip-hop and beyond. Live, fully orchestrated performances by Ethiopia’s Mulatu Astatke and Brazil's Arthur Verocai bookended the incredible Suite For Ma Dukes, a tribute to James "Dilla" Yancey, by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson.
On Mochilla Presents: Timeless Arthur Verocai the Brazilian composer/arrange leads a full orchestra through his self-titled 1972 release. The result was stunning. Having just witnessed the show captured on this recording MF DOOM remarked "A true master conductor. Just as incredible live as recorded" with Madlib saying "I could listen to this music every day for the rest of my life."
Mochilla’s Timeless series reignites for RSD Drops 2021 housed in full color gatefold jackets with the vinyl housed in printed inner sleeves.
A Side 1. Karina 2. Sylvia 3. Dedicada a ela 4. Velho Parente
B Side 1. Presente Grego 2. O Mapa 3. Pelas Sombras 4. Caboclo 5. Seriado 6. Filhos
C Side 1. Queimadas 2. Balada 45 3. Sucuri 4. Flying to LA
D Side 1. O Tempo e o vento 2. Isabel 3. Bis 4. Na Boca Do Sol
Unearthed [RSD Drops 2021]
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A 3xLP box of unheard and classic material in partnership with the estate of the comic legend.
Disc 1. Wonderful World of JW
1. Introduction/Flying Saucer
3. Football Game
4. Airline Pilots
1. Used Pet Shop
2. Hip Robin Hood
3. Super Service Station
4. Marine Corps
Disc 2. JW at the Crescendo on January 22, 1960.
2. Horror Movies
4. Prison Scene
1. Amateur Show
4. Great White Hunter
Disc 3. Bonus Material
1. JW with the Martians - Nee Nee Na Na Na Na Nu Nu
2. JW with the Martians - Take Me To Your Leader
5. Lightning Bug
1. Winters Wonderland 1
2. Winters Wonderland 2