Elizabeth Fraser will release her first new music in more than a decade via a “finally finished” 12-inch vinyl EP featuring five songs by Fraser and her partner Damon Reece.
Tag: Record Store Day
Matt Johnson last weekend released a new 7-inch by The The for the first of three Record Store Day “drops,” a single called “I Want 2 B U” that calls to mind “This Is the Day” because Johnson wrote and recorded it with the “quirky Omnichord instrument” he used on that 1983 classic. Hear it right here.
The Captured Tracks record label will launch its new compilation series Excavations this fall with a 28-song collection of largely forgotten indie gems from the era that followed post-punk called Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983-1987. Full details right here.
The organizers of Record Store Day today announced the postponement of the 2020 installment for the second time, pushing the event first scheduled for April 18 and then delayed until June 30 to three separate “drops” in August, September and October. Full details on the new events right here.
Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders will celebrate Record Store Day this year by reissuing a 1980 live set recorded at Boston’s Paradise Theater on colored vinyl — a performance that originally only was available as a promo-only Warner Bros. Music Show platter. Full details and tracklist right here.
Post-punk heroes Wire will release a new vinyl LP of outtakes on Record Store Day called 10:20 that collects outtakes from the band’s sessions for 2010’s Red Barked Tree on one side and a second side of leftovers from the recording of 2020’s Mind Hive. Full details and tracklist right here.
Beggars Banquet will reissue the lone studio album from Bauhaus offshoot Tones on Tail — 1984’s nine-song set Pop — for the first time ever on Record Store Day, packing the album in a new sleeve featuring revised artwork and silver foil text. Full details and tracklist right here.
Rhino Records will release one of the highlights of The Replacements’ recent Dead Man’s Pop box set — the 29-song The Complete Inconcerated Live set — in a standalone 3LP, 140-gram black vinyl edition for this year’s installment of Record Store Day. Full details right here.
The live album recorded at Galaxie 500’s final European show — Dec. 1, 1990 in Copenhagen — will be reissued in a special 2LP vinyl edition for Record Store Day, with its nine songs stretched over three sides and a special etching filling out the fourth side of the vinyl. Full details right here.
New Order will release a new vinyl pressing of the group’s 1982 studio session with legendary BBC broadcaster John Peel on Record Store Day this year, complete with what is being advertised as a new sleeve created by the band’s longtime graphic designer Peter Saville. Full details right here.
No stranger to Record Store Day exclusives, The Cure will participate this year by issuing 40th and 20th anniversary editions, respectively, of Seventeen Seconds and Bloodflowers. Both will be 12-inch vinyl picture discs, with download cards, and available in both the U.S. and U.K. Full details right here.
Matt Johnson this week announced he’ll release a new 7-inch by The The for Record Store Day next month, a single called “I WANT 2 B U” that finds the musician writing and recording with the “quirky Omnichord instrument” for the first time since he used in on 1983’s “This Is the Day.” Hear a short sample here.
Ministry performed the first of six special Record Store Day-related sets in Chicago on Saturday night, with frontman Al Jourgensen enlisting old bandmate Chris Connelly to help perform what was billed as a “Wax Trax!-era” set that largely focused on the band’s late-’80s, early-’90s albums. Video and setlist here.
As we reported last month, Vans is sponsoring a half-dozen special Record Store Day-related screenings of the “Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records” in April that will include a panel discussion and a “Wax Trax!-era” live set by Ministry. And many of you have asked how to get tickets.