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Record Store Day 2012 Releases

Written by Alex Langlands on April 9, 2012

Record Store Day has become quite an important day on the music calendar. It sees musicians collaborate in odd and peculiar ways to produce something truly special for the third Saturday of April, taking place this year on the 21st. The day unites over 700 independently owned record stores in the United States, along with hundreds of independent record stores across the world, not forgetting the big labels that have now jumped on board. Looking at the full list, it seems that the 2012 Ambassador Iggy Pop has done an amazing job pulling together as many artists as possible; from reunions to re-releases, they’ve got it all.

You can check out the full list here; but here is a brief list of what I’ll be spending my pay check on come April 21st. Better get saving kids, I’ll be the guy first in line at Red Eye Records.

David Bowie – Starman (7” picture disc)
Coldplay – Up With The Birds/UFO (7″45)
Arcade Fire – Sprawl II (LP)
The Hives – Go Right Ahead (7″ 45)
Odd Future – The OF Tape Vol. 2 (2x LP)
Oberhofer – Away From U (7″)
Animal Collective – Transverse Temporal Gyrus (LP)
Foster The People – Broken Jaw/Ruby (7″45)
Fun. – The Ghost That You Are To Me – (10″ LP)
Leonard Cohen – Live in Fredericton EP (LP)
Garbage – Blood For Poppies (7″ White Vinyl)
Grouplove – Don’t Fly Too Close To The Sun (7″45)
Jamiroquai – Rock Dust Light Star (Album)
M83 – Mirror (7″45 Etched Vinyl)
Bruce Springsteen – Rocky Ground/The Promise (Live) (7″ vinyl)
Paul McCartney – Another Day/Oh Woman, Oh Why (7″ vinyl)
Arctic Monkeys – R U Mine (7″45)
Mastodon/Feist – Mastodon/Feist (7″45)
Mastodon/The Flaming Lips – A Spoonful Weighs A Ton (7″45)
Beach House – Lazuli/Equal Mind (7″45)
Capitan Beefheart – Diddy Wah Diddy (7″45)
Refused – The Shape of Punk to Come (coloured vinyl, LP)
Metallica – Beyond Magnetic (12″ LP)
Sigur Rós – Hvarf/Heim (150 gram, multi colored vinyl)
Gorillaz feat. James Murphy and Andre 3000 – DoYaThing (10″ vinyl.)
Miike Snow – Devils Work (7″45)
Of Monsters & Men – Into The Woods EP
The White Stripes – Hand Springs/Red Death at 6:14 (7″45 black and red swirled vinyl)
Patti Smith – Horses (Vinyl, reissue)
Lou Reed – Transformer (Vinyl)
Lou Reed – Rock ‘n’ Roll Animal (Vinyl)
Iggy and the Stooges’ – Raw Power (Vinyl + 1973 David Bowie Mix, 1997 Iggy Pop Mix + Picture Book)
Grateful Dead – Dark Star: Europe ’72 Olympia Theatre – Paris, France 5/4/72 (Vinyl, limited to 4,200 copies)
Eddie Vedder – Love Boat Captain/Wishlist (7″45 Live)
Ryan Adams Heartbreak A Stranger/Black Sheets Of Rain (7″ Live)
Devo – Live in Seattle 1981. (The 2-LP) s
Phish – Junta ( x2 LP configurations)
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – One Love To Another
Childish Gambino – Heartbeat (12″ red vinyl)

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