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A-side is the first new material in 20 years from indie rock icons Archers of Loaf with a cover of "Street Fighting Man" originally recorded by The Rolling Stones on B-side.  

"Raleigh Days"/"Street Fighting Man" 

Archers Of Loaf - Raleigh Days / Street Fighting Man [RSD Drops Aug 2020]
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RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Aug


7" record of the song “Bones” from the band's new album, Guardians. The single, on opaque white bone vinyl, features the album version on Side A and an instrumental version on Side B. The instrumental version features a 30 second interlude section that was cut from the original album version.

“Bones” / “Bones (Instrumental)”

August Burns Red - Bones [RSD Drops Aug 2020]
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Mikal Cronin

Switched-On Seeker [RSD Drops Aug 2020]

Vinyl: $18.98 UNAVAILABLE

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RSD Exclusive Aug


Limited edition companion to Mikal Cronin's 2019  Seeker album, Switched-On Seeker is a completely synth-based, full-length reworking of Seeker in the vein of Wendy Carlos' "Switched-On" series.  

“Shelter”|”Show Me”|”Feel It All”|”Fire”|”Sold”|”I've Got”|”Reason”|”Caravan”|”Guardian Well”|”Lost a Year”|”On the Shelf”

Mikal Cronin - Switched-On Seeker [RSD Drops Aug 2020]
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The Cure

Seventeen Seconds [RSD Drops Aug 2020]

Vinyl: $24.98 UNAVAILABLE

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RSD Exclusive Aug


40th Anniversary Edition of The Cure's second studio album Seventeen Seconds, featuring their first UK top 40 single "A Forest". Pressed on picture disc for the first time, exclusively for Record Store Day 2020 

The Cure - Seventeen Seconds [RSD Drops Aug 2020]
$24.98
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Craig Finn

All These Perfect Crosses [RSD Drops Aug 2020]

Vinyl: $29.98 UNAVAILABLE

MP3 Album: $11.49 Download

RSD 'First' Aug


'All These Perfect Crosses is a collection of songs that came from the sessions for Faith In The Future, We All Want The Same Things, and I Need A New War. For Craig, these three records are one body of work, and the songs on this collection are pieces of that larger narrative. For various reasons, these songs didn't appear on the records they were recorded for, but they still tell a part of the same story: modern people trying to make it through, to keep their heads above water, to live past their mistakes, to survive.

DISC ONE
A1. All These Perfect Crosses A2. It's Never Been A Fair Fight A3. Ram In The Thicket A4. Wild Animals A5. Calvary Court (Full Band)
B1. God in Chicago (Horn Version) B2. Eventually I Made It To Sioux City B3. They Know Where I Live B4. Sometimes She Doesn't Call Back B5. Screenwriter's School

DISC TWO
C1. Three Drinks C2. Extras C3. Calvary Court (Piano Version) C4. Rescue Blues (Demo) C5. Tangletown (Demo)
D1. Plattsburgh (Acoustic) D2. It's Never Been A Fair Fight (Acoustic) D3. Magic Marker (Acoustic) D4. Blankets (Acoustic) D5. Grant at Galena (Acoustic)

Craig Finn - All These Perfect Crosses [RSD Drops Aug 2020]
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RSD Exclusive Aug


“Crystal Gnome” | “Radio Gnome I & II” | “Mister Pyxie” | “Deep in the Sky” | “Flying Tea-Pot” | “Wet Drum Sandwich” | “Mange Ton Calepin” | “You Can't Kill Me” | “Titicaca”

Gong - Live! At Sheffield 1974 [RSD Drops Aug 2020]
$39.98
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RSD 'First' Aug


The full length that started it all! Say-10 Records previously reissued the album by Green Jelly that everyone was familiar with and now comes the album that came first, out of print since 1989 and generally sells for $100-200 online.

This glow in the dark vinyl Record Store Day release Includes the original versions of a lot of the songs that would later be released on the Cereal Killer Soundtrack, including the first version of “Three Little Pigs”, “Obey the Cowgod” and a handful of others that you know/love.

Side A
1) Circus Circus 2) Obey the Cowgod 3) Nightmare on Sesame Street 4) Whip Me Teenage Babe 5) Rock N Roll Pumpkin 6) Anarchy in Bedrock

Side B
7) Three Little Pigs 8) Food Fight 9) Eat Satan's Ham 10) Flight of the Scajaquada 11) Icrog

Green Jelly - Triple Live Mother Goose At Budokan [RSD Drops Aug 2020]
$25.98
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RSD 'First' Aug


In May 2002, Disney pulled the plug on Mammoth Records just weeks before the June 25th release date of John Wesley Harding's The Man with No Shadow. No more than 300 hundred journalists received advance CDs of Harding's new record, while only a handful of radio stations received the single "Negative Love'. No other physical copies existed. Over the years those advance CDs have fetched untold hundreds of dollars from an eager fan base in search of Wes' great 'lost" album. Though many - but not all - of the songs ended up on 2004's Adam's Apple (DRT Records), which All Music Guide called 'the finest album of his career', those that did make the cut were in a jumbled running order. The album has never previously been released on vinyl. The Man With No Shadow First Edition restores the album to Wes's original vision. The audio has been remastered from the original tapes, and the package includes cover art from the original sessions and extensive liner notes. The CD package includes the original album plus a bonus unheard band demos and studio outtakes, all previously unreleased.

1. Nothing At All 2. Negative Love 3. Monkey and his Cat 4. Sleeper, Awake 5. Hard 6. Pull 7. Sussex Ghost Story 8. It Stays 9. When You Smile 10. Sluts 11. She Never Talks 12. Already Dead 13. Protest Protest Protest (from Adam's Apple) 14. Slippery Slide to Bliss (Out-take) 15. Sluts (Demo) 16. Negative Love (Demo) 17. Monkey and his Cat (Demo) 18. Sleeper, Awake (Demo)

John Wesley Harding - The Man With No Shadow [RSD Drops Aug 2020]
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RSD 'First' Aug


Originally released in 1977, Quark… was the Dave Brock and Robert Calvert masterpiece that perfectly embraced the influence of the musical New Wave to deliver one of the most effective albums released during Calvert’s tenure with Hawkwind. This expanded double LP Record Store Day edition has been cut at Abbey Road Studios and is pressed on clear vinyl.
This edition features a bonus LP featuring five alternate studio session takes released on vinyl for the very first time.

SIDE ONE
1. SPIRIT OF THE AGE, 2. DAMNATION ALLEY, 3. FABLE OF A FAILED RACE

SIDE TWO
1. QUARK, STRANGENESS & CHARM, 2. HASSAN I SABBAH, 3. THE FORGE OF VULCAN, 4. DAYS OF THE UNDERGROUND, 5. THE IRON DREAM

“QUARK, STRANGENESS & CHARM”
THE ROCKFIELD SESSION TAPES

SIDE THREE
1. DAMNATION ALLEY (FIRST STUDIO VERSION), 2. SPIRIT OF THE AGE (FULL EXTENDED VERSION)

SIDE FOUR
1. DAYS OF THE UNDERGROUND (FIRST VERSION), 2. QUARK STRANGENESS & CHARM / UNCLE SAM’S ON MARS, 3. FABLE OF A FAILED RACE (EXTENDED VERSION)

Hawkwind - Quark, Strangeness & Charm [RSD Drops Aug 2020]
$46.98
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RSD Exclusive - Aug


NC folk rockers Hiss Golden Messenger re-record two of their original songs, "Cat's Eye Blue" (from their critically acclaimed 2019 album Terms of Surrender) "Standing in the Doorway"  (a 2017 digital-only single) at Spacebomb Studios in Richmond VA, with contributions from their in-house orchestra. The latest in the Alive at Spacebomb Studios series.  

“Cat’s Eye Blue”/”Standing In The Doorway” 

Hiss Golden Messenger - Let the Light of the World Open Your Eyes (Alive at Spacebomb) [RSD Drops Sep 2020]
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Pete Krebs

All My Friends Are Ghosts [RSD Drops Aug 2020]

Vinyl: $24.99 UNAVAILABLE

MP3 Album: $9.99 Download

RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Aug


Brand new studio record of all new original material from Hall of Famer Pete Krebs. Recorded with his all-electric band The Gossamer Wings. These new songs are in line with the other two records from this line up I Know It By Heart and Sweet Ona Rose. Highly anticipated new record from internationally recognized singer-songwriter Pete Krebs.

Pete Krebs - All My Friends Are Ghosts [RSD Drops Aug 2020]
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RSD Exclusive Aug


k.d. lang and the Reclines major label debut from 1987. Back on vinyl for the first time in decades. “…she’s one heck of a belter on this set, with a set of pipes as big as all outdoors.” -All Music

Pressed on translucent red vinyl.

K.D. Lang & The Reclines - Angel With A Lariat [RSD Drops Aug 2020]
$27.98
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RSD Exclusive Aug


For the entirety of her nearly three-decade-long career, globally acclaimed singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb has been exploring a variety of styles of music, moving seamlessly between creating family-friendly albums, including her 2018 Grammy-winning Feel What U Feel, and adult-focused studio albums like Tails, Firecracker, and The Way It Really Is. It is her latest release, her fifteenth record to date, A Simple Trick To Happiness, that finds Loeb putting forth her most poignant and profoundly personal album in an exceptional body of work. The Record Store Day exclusive deluxe vinyl release of 'A Simple Trick To Happiness' features a deluxe tip-on jacket, poster insert, and 180-gram vinyl pressing.

1. Doesn't It Feel Good (feat. Michelle Branch) 2. Skeleton 3. Another Day 4. This Is My Life 5. For The Birch 6. Most of All 7. Shine 8. Sing Out 9. I Wanna Go First 10. The Upside 11. Wonder

Lisa Loeb - Simple Trick To Happiness [RSD Drops Aug 2020]
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RSD Exclusive Aug


Paris was the first city to really get behind my career as a solo artist. From the first time I played there in 2014 ‘til now, it's always had an extra spark of magic to it. It's always the stop I look forward to the most on my European tours as the audience comes with a very unique and kinetic energy, and because of this, so does the band. I had wanted to document this reciprocating fever between us and the crowd for some time now and saw our sold out show at the beautiful Cabaret Sauvage as the perfect time to do so. I also knew I needed to document a night with my new band, the OH MY GOD Band, which is made up of some of the most talented and tasteful musicians on the planet. And so here and now, in this recording, I have captured the best band I've ever played with as well as one of the best crowds I've ever played for - all together on a very sweaty night beneath a carnival tent in Paris. xo km

SIDE A: “Congratulations”/ “Hail Mary” / “Savannah” / “Piss River” / “No Halo”
SIDE B: “OMG Rock N Roll” / “Seven Devils” / “O Behold” / “Beautiful Strangers”
SIDE C: “City Music” / “Dry Your Eyes” / “Parade”
SIDE D: “I Have Been To The Mountain” / “Cut Me Down” / “Dorothy” / Harlem River”

Kevin Morby - Oh Mon Dieu: Live A Paris [RSD Drops Aug 2020]
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RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Aug


'Marvin Pontiac was anonymously sent a 4 track tape recorder during the years he was held at Esmerelda State Mental Institution. This is what he did with it.' This was the sole statement accompanying the release of Marvin Pontiac: The Asylum Tapes, the first release in 17 years by John Lurie's alter ego Marvin Pontiac. Coming to prominence during the no wave era as part of NYC's notorious Lounge Lizards and starring in Jim Jarmusch's film Down By Law, Lurie's quirky compositions under the Pontiac pseudonym have developed a legendary reputation among fans and critics alike. Though Asylum Tapes was initially shared with the world in 2017, Northern Spy is proud to bring it to the vinyl medium for the first time in 2020.

1. Unbelievable 2. I Hope She Is Okay 3. My Bear to Cross 4. Hollerin' 5. I Don't Have a Cow 6. It's Always Something. It's 7. Never Nothing 8. We Are the Frog People 9. Let Me Tell You 10. I Am a Man 11. I Don't Like To Stand On Line 12. Baby Pigs 13. You're Going to Miss Me 14. I Want To Get Out of Here 15. Beastliness 16. I Am Not Crazy 17. Temple of Banjos 18. Santa Claus 19. Godzilla 20. Don't Fuck With Me 21. My Little Garden Gnome 22. Horse Fell Down The Well 23. I Like To Wear Funny Outfits 24. Little Banjo 25. I Am Not Alone

Marvin Pontiac - Marvin Pontiac: The Asylum Tapes [RSD Drops Aug 2020]
$12.98
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RSD 'First' Aug


7" single of Cat Stevens’ song “But I Might Die Tonight”, from the album Tea For The Tillerman. The B-side features the alternative version of the song, from the movie Deep End (starring Jane Asher), reworked specifically for the film and previously unavailable until now! Pressed on light blue vinyl.

SIDE A – 1. But I Might Die Tonight (Movie Version)
SIDE B – 1. But I Might Die Tonight (Remastered 2020)

Yusuf / Cat Stevens - But I Might Die Tonight [RSD Drops Aug 2020]
$10.98
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The Weeknd

My Dear Melancholy, [RSD Drops Aug 2020]

Vinyl: $26.98 UNAVAILABLE

MP3 Album: $5.99 Download

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RSD 'First' Aug


The Weeknd's No. 1  album My Dear Melancholy, available for the first time ever on vinyl. The six songs from this project, including the hit single "Call Out My Name" are featured on Side A of the 180-gram vinyl. Side B features an etched design to make this record a true collector's item. 

1. Call Out My Name 2.Try Me 3. Wasted Times 4. I Was Never There 5. Hurt You 6. Privilege

The Weeknd - My Dear Melancholy, [RSD Drops Aug 2020]
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Wild Tchoupitoulas

Wild Tchoupitoulas [RSD Drops Aug 2020]

Vinyl: $28.99 UNAVAILABLE

MP3 Album: $5.99 Download

RSD 'First' Aug


1976 New Orleans funk masterpiece of Mardi Gras Indians backed up by The Meters and The Neville Brothers.   Inducted into the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congres for its cultural, artistic and historic importance.    Sourced from the original master tapes.  Features liner notes and lyrics.  Colored Vinyl audiophile pressing at RTI.  Limited to 1500

Brother John / Meet De Boys On The Battlefront / Indians Here Dey Come / Hey Pocky A-Way / Indian Red / Big Chief Got A Golden Crown / Hey Mama (Wild Tchoupitoulas) / Hey Hey (Indians Comin')

Wild Tchoupitoulas - Wild Tchoupitoulas [RSD Drops Aug 2020]
$28.99

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