Record Store Day Australia is on Saturday, April 22 with most if not all the independent and some larger vinyl retailers around the country celebrating music with a host of limited edition pieces, some bargain reductions and even live music in-store!
You can find all the record stores near you that are participating in 10th annual Record Store Day on the website, which also has links to ALL the releases as well what is happening at your local retailer! Record Store Day is sponsored by Pro-Ject Audio, as well as the Australian Music Retailers Australia, so break the cookie jar, hit the stores and support music by going out and sourcing some actual physical recordings!
Here’s a very small list of releases you should keep an eye out for –
Coheed and Cambria – Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
Released in 2005, the breakthrough third studio album by progressive rockers Coheed and Cambria continued the band’s ambitious four-album “Armory Wars” sci-fi storyline and featured the mainstream rock hit “Welcome Home.” Now, Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness is remastered from the original sources and pressed on vinyl for the first time as a 2LP set on exclusive splatter vinyl.
Sex Pistols – God Save Sex Pistols (coloured vinyl)
The original track listing for the album before it was ‘NMTB’, it has slightly different tracks and completely different artwork. 11 studio tracks (‘NMTB’ was 12). This does not feature ‘GSTQ’ or ‘Bodies’ but includes ‘Satellite’ (which was later the b-side of ‘Holidays in the Sun’).
Def Leppard – The Def Leppard E.P
[12” EP] (remastered reissue of their very first, rare EP, 45RPM, limited to 4000, indie advance exclusive)
Dillinger Escape Plan – The Instrumentalist
(White Vinyl, limited to 1500, indie-retail exclusive)
Limited edition white 7″ featuring instrumental and remix versions of songs from their 2016 release, Dissociation. These versions have never been released and will be exclusive to this Record Store Day 2017 piece.
Side A: Dissociation (instrumental original cut).
Side B: Fugue (Me On Monday Remix)
Kylesa – Live At Maida Vale Studio
(A BBC Redording) [10”] (limited to 1000, indie-retail exclusive)
The track list for ‘Live at Maide Vale…’ is:
2. Long Gone
3. Don’t Look Back
4. To Forget
Totally Unicorn – Horse Hugger
Limited to 300 worldwide, pressed on Pink vinyl – Totally Unicorn return with another local offering for RSD 2017, with cover art rivalling last years “Sometimes I Sit and Drink, Sometimes I Just Drink”, “Horse Hugger” is a 6 track EP pressed on 12″ wax and is everything you would expect from the bearded masters.
So get amongst it, get involved, and support your local indie record store!!