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June - RSD First

Prospect Hummer was recorded by the band's friend Rusty Santos (co-producer of 2004's Sung Tongs) and originally released in May 2005. The EP features singer-songwriter Vashti Bunyan on three of the four tracks and was released shortly before the band's 2005 release Feels. All four band members - Avey Tare, Deakin, Geologist, and Panda Bear - feature on this release. Pressed on red and yellow starburst vinyl.

1. Its You 2. Prospect Hummer 3. Baleen Sample 4. I Remember Learning How to Dive

Animal Collective - Prospect Hummer [RSD Drops 2021]
$25.98
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June - RSD First

Deluxe edition of their album 20/20 Vision featuring new artwork and 5 new songs. Anti-Flag is a political punk band, which is obvious from their name alone. But over the course of 12 albums across more than 25 years together, theyve rarely set their sights on singular individuals in songs. Unlike their punk predecessors in the 80s, who made targets of Reagan and his cronies, Anti-Flag has always opted not to date their work with current references, instead focusing on fighting ongoing oppression and dismantling deeply rooted systems of injustice. But on their new album, 20/20 Vision, the band drew a big, fat line in the sand.

Pressed on translucent Red vinyl.


1. Hate Conquers All
2. It Went Off Like A Bomb
3. 20/20 Vision
4. Christian Nationalist
5. Dont Let The Bastards Get You Down
6. Unbreakable
7. The Disease
8. A Nation Sleeps
9. You Make Me Sick
10. Un-American
11. Resistance Frequencies
12. Born To Run
13. Concrete Breeds Apathy
14. No Allegiance to A Flag
15. No One Can Save Yourself But You
16. Fight Like Hell

Anti-Flag - 20/20 Division [RSD Drops 2021]
$29.98
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June - RSD First

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.

Avatar - Hunter Gather (Rsd) [Record Store Day] [RSD Drops 2021]
$40.98
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June - RSD First

The first time on vinyl for the 2003 release, on a limited edition, remastered 180g pressing for RSD Drops #1.

Special Guests: Chuck Leavell, Bill Frisell, Carlton Jackson, Dirk Powell

Danny Barnes is regularly played in my house, we are fans! - John Paul Jones, Led Zeppelin Barnes is to the banjo what Jimi Hendrix was to the guitar...taking picking to new levels of sound and fury. -Hittin the Note


A1. Life in the Country A2. Get it While You Can A3. Dirt on the Angel A4. Water Wagon
B1. Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy B2. I Likes My Chicken Hot B3. Kitchen Floor Waltz B4. Face to Face
C1. Bluegrass Suicide C2. Barnes Away C3. Ooh La La C4. Popcorn and Wine
D.1 Trinidad Hubbard D2. Peanut Butter is a Man's Best Friend D3. Loser

Danny Barnes - Dirt on the Angel [RSD Drops 2021]
$31.99
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June Limited Run

The Bruisers was the band of Dropkick Murphys singer Al Barr before the Dropkicks.

Intimidation
Bloodshed
Society's Fools
Anchors Up
Overthrow
No Truce
Work Together (The Oppressed cover)
Never Fall
My Pride
21 Years
Nation On Fire (Blitz cover)
We Will Survive
Independence Day
Eyes Of Fire
Bloodshed
Society's Fools
American Night
Brown Paper Bag
Gates Of Hell
Tear It Up
These 2 Boots Of Mine
Six Of Them
Molotov
Nomad
Intimidation '97
Never Fall
Nation On Fire
Greed

the Bruisers - The Bruisers Singles Collection 1989-1997 [RSD Drops 2021]
$26.98
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June - RSD First

A limited edition, remastered 180g pressing marks the first time on vinyl for this 2002 release. Precious Bryant is a national treasure. -Bonnie Raitt


Blues Record of the Year 2002 - French Academy of Music
WC Handy nominee for Best Acoustic Blues Album and Best New Artist
One of the Best Albums of 2002 Mojo Magazine
2002 Best Debut and Best Recording in Traditional and Acoustic Blues - Living Blues Magazine


A1. Broke and Aint Got a Dime A2. Black Rat Swing A3. Blues All Around My Bed A4. Fool Me Good A5. Precious Bryant Staggerin Blues A6. Dont Let the Devil Ride A7. You Dont Want Me No More

B1. Dont Mess Up a Good Thing B2. Dont You Wanna Jump B3. Wadnt I Scared B4. Fever B5. Ups and Downs B6. Peepin Out My Window B7. When the Saints Go Marching In B8. Georgia Buck

Precious Bryant - Fool Me Good  [RSD Drops 2021]
$27.98
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June Exclusive

In 2005, DEVO's Gerald V. Casale released the notorious Jihad Jerry & The Evildoers album as a limited edition CD from Cordless Recordings. With contributions from all of his DEVO bandmatesJosh Freese, Bob Casale (d. 2014), Bob Mothersbaugh, and Mark Mothersbaugh-- it's considered to be the "lost" DEVO album, and a holy grail for collectors. Now, Real Gone Music presents Jihad Jerry & The Evildoers for the first time on vinyl in a special gatefold-and-inner-sleeve package featuring newly created cover artwork by acclaimed woodcut artist Tomo77 and lyrics. Our release also includes a very special bonus track, "I'm Gonna Pay U Back," featuring members of DEVO joining forces for the first time ever with Oingo Boingos lead guitarist Steve Bartek. It's been over ten years since DEVO's 2010 album Something for Everybody...this one will slake the thirst of the band's devotees. Clear with Red, White, and Black Swirl vinyl limited to 2000 copies worldwide.

SIDE A 1. The Time Is Now 2. Army Girls Gone Wild 3. Danger 4. Beehive 5. I Been Refused 6. The Owl
SIDE B 1. What's in a Name 2. If the Shoe Fits 3. All She Wrote 4. Find Out 5. He's Always There 6. I Need a Chick 7. I'm Gonna Pay U Back

DEVO's Gerald V. Casale - AKA Jihad Jerry & The Evildoers [RSD Drops 2021]
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June - RSD First

Stereo mixes of the influential UK 60s band (produced by Shel Talmy -- The Who, The Kinks --), compiled on vinyl for the first time. Features nineteen new stereo mixes created in 2016 including Biff Bang Pow, Painter Man and two versions of How Does It Feel To Feel. Pressed on 2 x 180g psychedelic splatter heavyweight vinyl & presented in an original gatefold sleeve.

SIDE A: 1. Making Time [instrumental] 2. Painter Man 3. Biff Bang Pow 4. Sylvette [full length] 5. If I Stay Too Long

SIDE B: 1. Nightmares 2. Cool Jerk 3. Like A Rolling Stone 4. Can I Join Your Band 5. Hey Joe

SIDE C: 1. Life Is Just Beginning 2. Through My Eyes 3. How Does It Feel To Feel [UK version] 4. Tom Tom

SIDE D: 1. How Does It Feel To Feel [US version] 2. Midway Down 3. For All That I Am 4. Instrumental # 1 5. How Does It Feel To Feel [instrumental]

The Creation - In Stereo [RSD Drops 2021]
$32.98
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June Exclusive

The Cures third studio album Faith marks its 40th Anniversary this year and to celebrate the album which features the single Primary will be pressed on picture disc for the very first time. The new pressing has been overseen by Robert Smith and will be available exclusively as part of RSD Drops 2021.

The Cure - Faith [RSD Drops 2021]
$25.98
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June Exclusive

A boxed set of seven of Desmond Dekkers ska singles (1963 to 1966) to celebrate his 80th birthday in 2021!

DISC 1
A. Honour Your Mother And Father
B. Madgie
DISC 2
A. Happy Birthday Jamaica
B. Sinners, Prepare!
DISC 3
A. Parents
B. Labour Of Learning
DISC 4
A. Dracula
B. Spitfire Don Drummond
DISC 5
A. Jeserine
B. Take Your Time Theo Beckford
DISC 6
A. King Of Ska
B. Boof Ska Tony Washington & The D.C.s
(as The Beverleys All Stars)
DISC 7
A. Get Up Adina
B. Sleepwalk Sonny Burke & His Group
(as The Beverleys All Stars)
DISC 8
A. It Was Only A Dream
B. Just One Little Girl The Four Aces
DISC 9
A. Mount Zion
B. This Woman
DISC 10
A. Soldering
B. Just in Time Sonny Burke and His Group
(as The Beverleys All Stars)

Desmond Dekker - King of Ska: The Early Singles Collection, 1963 - 1966 [RSD Drops 2021]
$69.98
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June - RSD First

Rude Boy-Curious Post-Punk Lightning In A Bottle!

'...all of these songs are based on post-Marcusian cliches sophisticated enough to get the average rock fan thinking hard, and some of them are based on post-Marcusian ideas sophisticated enough to get the average post-Marcusian thinking hard. Sounds unmusical but it isn't that either--the singing is clever and impassioned, the punkish, futuristic reggae-synthesizer fusion often catchy and always apt.' - Robert Christgau

First ever LP reissue, on verduous green vinyl!


1. Product Perfect 2. Die In The West 3. Red, Green And Gold 4. Burning Down 5. Big John / Hanoi Annoys Me / Innocent 6. Citinite 7. Dont Touch Me 8. Bike Boys 9. Fashion 10. Technofascist

Fshin - Prduct Perfect [RSD Drops 2021]
$29.98
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June Exclusive

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 Flamin' Groovies - Bucket of Brains [RSD Drops 2021]
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June Exclusive

Piata, the acclaimed effort from Freddie Gibbs and Madlib is a perennial best seller. For RSD 2021 Gibbs and Madlib replace Crockett and Tubbs for a follow up to the blaxploitation-inspired Pinata: The 1974 Version, with the 80s fueled Pinata: The 1984 Version. Though we promise, no mullets or ugly Ferraris.

This single LP edition of Piata has been lacquered at half speed master by Metropolis Mastering in London for the highest fidelity and is housed in an 80s themed cover variant exclusively as part of RSD Drops 2021.


A Side: 1. Supplier 2. Scarface 3. Deeper 4. High (ft. Danny Brown) 5. Harolds 6. Bomb (ft. Raekwon) 7. Shitsville 8. Thuggin 9. Real 10. Uno

B Side: 1. Robes (ft. Domo Genesis & Earl Sweatshirt) 2. Broken (ft. Scarface) 3. Lakers (ft. Ab-Soul & Polyester the Saint) 4. Knicks 5. Shame (ft. BJ The Chicago Kid) 6. Watts (ft. Big Time Watts) 7. Piata (ft. Domo Genesis, G-Wiz, Casey Veggies, Sulaiman, Meechy Darko, & Mac Miller)

Freddie Gibbs  & Madlib - Pinata: 1984 Version [Record Store Day] [RSD Drops 2021]
$29.98
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June - RSD First

Legendary final album from the power trio's classic line-up and a UK Top 10 album from 1972; housed in a faithfully reproduced comic book sleeve featuring an interview with original Marvel artist Neal Adams, plus an unreleased live version taken from their final live show in Pocono, USA. A definitive collector's item and part of the ongoing Fire Records catalogue campaign for the seminal British rock group. Pressed on yellow vinyl.

Side A: A1 Earth Is Not Room Enough A2 Wages Of Peace A3 Body In Mind A4 Music Is The Food Of Thought
Side B: B1 Bog Roll Blues B2 Death Of The Sun B3 Amazing Grace B4 The Grey Maze

The Groundhogs - Who Will Save The World? [RSD Drops 2021]
$33.98
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June - RSD First

Previously unavailable on vinyl.

Today Could Be The Day/From Window To A Screen/Black and White/Dynamite/Molly Says/Happenstance/Big Brown Eyes/She's Not Worried/Picture Sleeve/Depth Of Field/Nothing Is Wrong

Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey - Our Back Pages [RSD Drops 2021]
$21.98
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June Limited Run

Contains previously unissued live recordings of unsung tenor saxophone hero Harold Land from The Penthouse in Seattle from 1962, 1964 and 1965 with stellar musicians including Hampton Hawes, Carmell Jones, Buddy Montgomery and Philly Joe Jones. Released in partnership with the Harold Land Estate, the deluxe limited edition, hand-numbered, 180g double LP set is mastered by Kevin Gray of Cohearent Audio. The remastered audio was captured from direct transfers of the original Penthouse's tape reels. Westward Bound! includes an extensive booklet with rare photos; essays by jazz historian Michael Cuscuna, co-producers Zev Feldman and Cory Weeds, and pianist Eric Reed; plus interviews with tenor saxophone giant Joe Lovano and the legendary saxophonist Sonny Rollins.

Land developed his hard bop playing with the Max Roach/Clifford Brown band into a personal, modern style; often rivalling Clifford Brown's instrumental ability with his own inventive and whimsical solos. Born in Houston and grew up in San Diego he started playing at the age of 16. He made his first recording as the leader of the Harold Land All-Stars for Savoy Records in 1949. In 1954 he joined the Clifford Brown/Max Roach Quintet, with whom he was at the forefront of the hard-bop/bebop movement. He moved to Los Angeles in 1955 and played with Curtis Counce, led his own groups, and co-led groups with Bobby Hutcherson, Blue Mitchell, and Red Mitchell. From the '70s onwards his style showed the influence of John Coltrane. In the early '80s through to the early '90s he worked regularly with the Timeless All Stars; a group sponsored by Timeless jazz records. The group consisted of Land on tenor, Cedar Walton on piano, Buster Williams on bass, Billy Higgins on drums, Curtis Fuller on trombone and Bobby Hutcherson on vibes.

Over his career he was a sideman on albums from Roy Ayers, Bill Evans, Ella Fitzgerald, Freddie Hubbard, Thelonious Monk, Wes Montgomery, Donald Byrd, Dinah Washington and countless others.


Side A: 1. Vendetta 2. Beep Durple

Side B: 3. Happily Dancing/Deep Harmonies Falling 4. My Romance

Side C: 5. Triplin' The Groove 6. Autumn Leaves

Side D: 7. Who Can I Turn To 8. Beau-ty 9. Blue N' Boogie

Harold Land - Westward Bound!  [RSD Drops 2021]
$49.98
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June Exclusive

Originally released in 2003, Here Comes That Weird Chill (Methamphetamine Blues, Extras & Oddities) was a precursor to Mark's stunning album Bubblegum. Conceived as a single from that album, Here Comes That Weird Chill... was expanded to an eight track EP with the inclusion of outtakes from the album sessions - hence, 'Extras and Oddities'. This RSD Drops edition is pink vinyl, pressed onto a 12 (previously released as a 10).

Methamphetamine Blues / The Steps of the Cathedral / Clear Spot / Message to Mine / Lexington Slow Down / Skeletal History / Wish You Well / Sleep With Me

Mark Lanegan - Here Comes That Weird Chill (Methamphetamine Blues, Extras and Oddities) [RSD Drops 2021]
$18.98
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June - RSD First

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.

Daniel Lanois - Heavy Sun (Rsd) [Colored Vinyl] [Record Store Day] [RSD Drops 2021]
$29.98
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June - RSD First

Essential re-issue of High Dive, Maria McKee's post-Geffen return from 2003, pressed on double vinyl. This is the first time this album has been released on vinyl and it is an essential collectors item for fans of McKee.

The Open Spaces / Life Is Sweet / After Life / Be My Joy / High Dive / My Friend Foe /In Your Constellation / Love Doesn't Love / We Pair Off / No Gala / Non Religious Building/ Something Similar / From Our T.V.Teens To The Tomb / Worry Birds

Maria Mckee - High Dive  [RSD Drops 2021]
$34.98
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June - RSD First

The first physical release of the deluxe bonus material from Never Not Together. Including a never-before-released version of "Just Wait". Pressed on blue vinyl.

A1. Under The Linden Tree

A2. Stories Going Round

A3. Between The Wars

A4. Looking For You (orchestral)

B1. So Much Love (acoustic)

B2. Tanto Amor (so much love)

B3. Tant dAmour (so much love)

B4. Just Wait (extended film version)

Nada Surf - Cycle Through  [RSD Drops 2021]
$17.98
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June - RSD First

A crucial and thundering piece of proto-metal history! Negative Space's lone 1970 album is an impossibly rare private press treasure and one of the missing links connecting Blue Cheer to Black Sabbath. Full of roaring guitar, pounding drums, and vocals reverberating with angst fueled frustration, this is an intensely fierce piece of rock and roll!

1. Isolated Ivory Tower 2. Summertime 3. Hey Wall 4. The Long Hair 5. The Calm After The Storm 6. Youre All I Need 7. The Living Dead 8. Forbidden Fruit

Negative Space - Hard, Heavy, Mean & Evil [RSD Drops 2021]
$16.98
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June - RSD First

Archival release of the legendary Atlanta punk band. Features William Duvall who is now the singer of Alice In Chains. Extensive booklet with photos and liner notes. Stoughton gatefold jacket.

1. PARENTAL SUPPRESSION
2. THE DRAFT SONG
3. WINDING
4. BAD INFLUENCE
5. NEON CHRIST
6. WE MEAN BUSINESS
7. YOOF
8. ITS MINE
9. DOOM
10. AFTER
11. THE KNIFE THAT CUTS SO DEEP
12. ASHES TO ASHES
13. BLIND PATRIOT
14. THE DEATH THEYLL GIVE YOU

Neon Christ - 1984 [RSD Drops 2021]
$21.98
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June - RSD First

A Eulogy for the Damned is the seventh studio album by English stoner metal band, Orange Goblin. Available on vinyl for the first time since 2015 for RSD Drops 2021! Translucent Orange LP

SIDE A
1. Red Tide Rising
2. Stand For Something
3. Acid Trial
4. The Filthy & The Few
5. Save Me From Myself
SIDE B
1. The Fog
2. Return To Mars
3. Death Of Aquarius
4. The Bishops Wolf
5. A Eulogy For The Damned

Orange Goblin - Eulogy For The Damned [RSD Drops 2021]
$34.98
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June - RSD First

IMMEDIATELY Remixes, a companion album to Perfume Genius' Set My Heart On Fire Immediately, remixed in original running sequence by Boy Harsher, Jenny Hval, A. G. Cook, Actress, Danny L Harle and many more. The 2xLP will be pressed onto Metallic Silver vinyl, limited to an edition of 2,500 exclusive to indie record stores as part of RSD Drops.

SIDE A:
1. Perfume Genius & Jaakko Eino Kalevi - Whole Life
2. Perfume Genius & A. G. Cook - Describe
3. Perfume Genius & Jim-E Stack - Without You
SIDE B:
4. Perfume Genius & Planningtorock - Jason
5. Perfume Genius & Jenny Hval - Leave
6. Perfume Genius & Initial Talk - On the Floor
SIDE C:
7. Perfume Genius & Boy Harsher - Your Body Changes Everything
8. Perfume Genius & Ndia - Moonbend
9. Perfume Genius & Danny L Harle - Just a Touch
SIDE D:
10. Perfume Genius & Westerman - Nothing at All
11. Perfume Genius & Actress - One More Try
12. Perfume Genius & Koreless - Some Dream
13. Perfume Genius & Katie Dey - Borrowed Light

Perfume Genius - IMMEDIATELY Remixes [RSD Drops 2021]
$27.98
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June - RSD First

Available for the first time on vinyl for RSD Drops 2021, The Lost Philip Glass Sessions by The Raybeats is a memento of a singular moment in New York's cultural history: a time where it felt like anything could happen, and it did. The Raybeats represented the intersection of multiple streams of creativity, where new music and popular culture were colliding, says Philip Glass, who joined the band in Green St. Studio along with Michael Riesman and Kurt Munkacsi on June 4th, 1982. When we think of music and New York of that period, we think of groups like The Raybeats. The band didn't know what to expect when they walked into the studio on that fateful day, and they wouldn't realize what they had until thirty years later. Philip Glass was already amassing an international audience at the time, and his addition to these songs was just another moment of creative spontaneity.

It comes to record stores as part of RSD Drops, for the first time on vinyl.


Jack The Ripper / And I Do Just What I Want / Pack of Camels / Black Beach / Hoodlum Priest / Sad Little Caper / 1.2 Girls

The Raybeats - The Lost Philip Glass Sessions [RSD Drops 2021]
$25.98
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June - RSD First

The highly sought after self-titled album by Round Robin and Brimstone typically changes collector's hands for hundreds of dollars and has been on the radar of modern soul/boogie fans for some time with featured cuts on Kon and Amir's "Off Track Vol.1" and our own Groove Merchant Turns 20 compilation. Deep Funk/Soul enthusiasts also know "The Round Robin Monopoly" band which is another project by band leader Robin Lloyd.

You Can't Do It, Our Love Is So True, Plenty Good Lovin', Love, I Wanna Live With You, One Night Affair

Round Robin - Round Robin and Brimstone [RSD Drops 2021]
$28.98
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June Exclusive

For RSD Drops 2021, Tune-Yards 2011 breakthrough second album W H O K I L L will receive a limited edition pressing on multi-color splatter vinyl to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

The album, W H O K I L L, marks a time when everything came together into one cohesive whole, recorded in a studio and influenced heavily by Merrill Garbus moving to Oakland, California. She and Nate Brenner made an album that delivered on her early promise. Lyrically, Garbus explores constructs of femininity and sexuality with the threat of violence that lurks on the streets where she now lives, while the energy of their show has been translated perfectly to record.


My Country / Es-so / Gangsta / Powa / Riotriot / Bizness / Doorstep / You Yes You / Wooly Wolly Gong / Killa

Tune-Yards - W H O K I L L [RSD Drops 2021]
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June - RSD First

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

William Tyler - New Vanitas (Rsd) (Blk) (Ep) [Record Store Day] [Download Included] [RSD Drops 2021]
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June Exclusive

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

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June Exclusive

Newly curated compilation of classic and rare R&B, doo-wop and soul tracks from the catalogs of Fania, Stax, Vee-Jay and more. Pressed on clear and black swirled vinyl.

Side A: 1. Tragic - The Sheppards, 2. Negrona - Ralfi Pagan, 3. Oh What A Night - The Dells, 4. Man's Temptation - Gene Chandler, 5. Me and You - Brenton Wood, 6. Maybe - Ralph Robles; Side B: 1. Dedicated to the One I Love - The Temprees, 2. I'll Be Sweeter Tomorrow - Joe Bataan, 3. That You Love Me - The Impressions, 4. Accept Me - The Harvey Averne Dozen, 5. Nothing But Nothing - The Dontells, 6. Two Lovers Make One Fool - The Serenaders

Various Artists - Dedicated To You: Lowrider Love  [RSD Drops 2021]
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June Limited Run

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, theres 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 listeners soul.

Some of these demos were recorded to pitch the music to the label or producer. Bobby Orozas 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. Brainstorys 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 Baileys Dont 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"

Various Artists - Demoitis Vol.1 [RSD Drops 2021]
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"19 Party Instrumentals for Grown Folks." Compilation of partytime dance tunes from Memphis TN & North Mississippi. Produced, recorded and mixed by Bruce Watson (Fat Possum/Big Legal Mess), each side is dedicated to the location in which it was recorded. Side A - "Memphis Side" and Side B - "Mississippi Side" consisting of artists such as producer/engineer Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, John Prine, Elvis Presley), Jimbo Mathus (Squirrel Nut Zippers, Andrew Bird), Matt Patton (Drive by Truckers). Producer Bruce Watson would hold get-togethers at his studios both in North Mississippi and more recently Memphis, TN to record his musician/friends in an "anything goes" atmosphere. Pulling inspiration from old 45's from Bruce's personal collection, he'd capture the musicians recording together on the fly, trying to conjure some of the hoodoo from those old recordings while adding a bit of hoodoo of his own. About fifteen musicians in all make up the roster for these recordings that were made over a six year period.

Musicians:
Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, John Prine, Elvis Presley)
Jimbo Mathus (Squirrel Nut Zippers, Andrew Bird)
Will Sexton
Mark Stuart
Stu Cole (Squirrel Nut Zippers)
Bronson Tew
John Paul Keith
Matt Patton (Drive by Truckers)
Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster (Water Liars, JPKS, Marie Lepanto)
George Sluppick
Jack Oblivian (Jack Oblivian, Tav Falco)
Will McCarley
Alex Greene
Eric Carlton (Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition)


Hypnotic Beast/ Just Leg It!!!/The Slick Lizard/A Junky And A Thief/The Fox Den/Black Diamond Express/Wild Bill's Midnight Shakedown/Snipe's Groove/Hornet's Nest/Slingshot Charlie/Turning The Duke/Plimpy's Pleasure Palace/The Pittbull/Leno's Theme/A Little Bit Of A Convict/Hot Spot/Delta Machine Gun/The Creep/Bricks and Bullets

Various Artists - Just Leg It!!! [RSD Drops 2021]
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June - RSD First

Detroit's Apollo Brown and Cali Agent Planet Asia take Side A of this special edition hip-hop vinyl release, while SP1200 wizard Gensu Dean and Motor City MC Guilty Simpson handle all the B-Side tracks.

Bar Mitzvah/Faces Of The Dollar/God Hour/Chuck Berry/Reflections/Intro/Ink Blotches/Potatoes/Nsaty/Turth Be Told/How Will I Go

Various Artists - Stitched Up & Shaken [RSD Drops 2021]
$26.98
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June Exclusive

Swan Records is more than just The Beatles and Link Wray; from the late '50s through late '60s they doled out a magnificent array of records which shaped the early Philadelphia sound. This record celebrates the female voices of the Swan roster. Pressed on colored vinyl!

1. Patty Saturday - Ladies Choice
2. Ginger Davis And The Snaps - Laughin
3. Ruth And Sherry - Nothin Much Tom Cat
4. The Sapphires - Where Is Johnny Now
5. The Tomboys - Id Rather Fight Than Switch
6. Kathy Lynn And The Playboys - My Special Boy
7. The Swans - Hes Mine
8. Beverly Jones And The Prestons - Hear You Talking
9. The McKinleys - When He Comes Along
10. Audrey Slo - Gonna Find The Right Boy
11. Joy Dawn - Hang It Up
12. The Three Degrees - Bongos On The Beach

Various Artists - Ladies Choice: The Pen Of Swan Records [RSD Drops 2021]
$29.98
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June - RSD First

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. Lets 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 hasnt 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

Various Artists - Truth To Power Project [RSD Drops 2021]
$39.98
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June Exclusive

20th anniversary remastered reissue of M. Ward's sophomore album. M. Ward's second solo enterprise verifies the artist as one of those few songwriters who stand between the cracks of time, where he spins a hallucinatory, new universe out of old-world roots. Indeed, there's a real down-home, unpolished luster to End of Amnesia, both in execution and in songwriting, that gives it a timeless, old-fashioned pallor. And yet there's also something just slightly off in the songs, a strange, disembodied quality that seems to come at least partly from an ulterior place, be it real or imagined. That attribute is precisely what gives the music such a singular, distinctive sound and vision. Pressed on clear vinyl.

End Of Amnesia / Color Of Water / Half Moon / So Much Water / Bad Dreams / Archangel Tale / Silverline / Flaming Heart / Carolina / From A Pirate Radio Sermon, 1989 / Psalm / Ella / Seashell Tale / O'brien/O'brien's Nocturne

M. Ward - End of Amnesia: 20 Year Anniversary Remaster [RSD Drops 2021]
$29.98
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