In 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees, an idea was concocted, an idea to establish a day dedicated to the unique culture that surrounds record stores. A year later on April 19th, 2008 Record Store Day (RSD) was realized and the celebration now boasts participation from infamous stores across the US. With in-store signings, giveaways, live shows and so much more, the day has grown into a unifying musical experience.
The Orchard is proud to share a number of exclusive products available on RSD, which lands on April 13th this year. Start organizing your shopping list and be sure to get out there and support a record store near you!
Spotify Singles, Kelsea Ballerini (Black River Entertainment)
Two-time Grammy Nominee, Kelsea Ballerini will be releasing her Spotify Singles as an exclusive for Record Store Day. The custom pressed 7” vinyl includes Ballerini’s hit single “Miss Me More” which has been in the Billboard Top 20 Country Charts for the past 12-weeks and has earned over 65 million streams globally. The second and final track on the record holds close personal value to Ballerini. “When Shawn’s (Shawn Mendes) record came out, “Lost In Japan” immediately was my favorite,” said Ballerini. “I love the soft, flirty nature of the lyrics and thought it would be fun to put a stripped, country feel to it.”
Just Do It One More Time!, Otis Redding and Booker T. and the M.G.’s with The Mar-Keys (The Monterey International Pop Festival Foundation)
Otis Redding is known throughout the music industry as The King of Soul and his crown dazzles with jewels of legendary performances. In 1967, he and fellow legends Booker T. and M.G.’s gave audiences a heart-stopping, career-defining performance. For the first time ever, people can relive those moments once again with the exclusive 2,500 unit pressing from the Monterey International Pop Festival of 1967. Available only on Record Store Day 2019!
Baby Shark, Pinkfong (Pinkfong USA)
We all know this one and I am sure that the viral melody of “Baby Shark” is already nesting itself into your mind. For Record Store Day Pinkfong has made both “Baby Shark” and the EDM remix available as an adorable 7” vinyl with a picture of the famous baby ocean dweller.
For Young Hearts, Soccer Mommy (Fat Possum Records)
2018 was a breakout year for the 21-year-old singer-songwriter Sophie Allison, AKA Soccer Mommy. Her latest album Clean was rated the #1 album of 2018 by the New York Times and placing Allison in a headlining tour supporting Grammy-winning Kacey Musgraves. For RSD we are looking back at what started it all back in 2016. Her debut EP For Young Hearts is pressed in a 140 gram green smoke vinyl and includes a large custom Soccer Mommy poster all wrapped in a gatefold matte jacket.
Los Lobotomys, Los Lobotomys (Rouge Records)
Los Lobotomys began as a jam band in 1985 when several-top session players in LA started to jam at the icon North Hollywood Jazz Club, The Baked Potato. Revolving around heavy improvisation and fusion of multiple genres, Los Lobotomy began to explode worldwide. For Record Store Day the band is releasing an only 2000 copies of the remastered version of the 1989 album Los Lobotomys featuring members of TOTO, Frank Zappa, Ringo Starr and more!
These are just a small sample of the incredible products being exclusively made for RSD. Below are a many more products making their way to independent retailers this holiday (RSD) via yours truly.
The Hi Records Singles Collection, Al Green (Fat Possum Records)
This collectible package includes 26 Remastered 45rpm singles sourced from original tapes, an original Hi Records sleeve design, custom Hi Records large hole 7” adapter, large hole black vinyl with Hi Records labels and 56-page full-color hardcover book, all housed in a green linen and gold foil wrapped box.
Life Metal, Sunn O))) (Southern Lord)
Find either a 2XLP or a CD version of the same album, exclusively through RSD, two weeks before anywhere else.
The Best of Townes Van Zandt, Townes Van Zandt (Fat Possum Records)
Get the 2-LP collection on 180 gram tigers eye colored vinyl with a download card in a custom chipboard gatefold jacket.
E.1999 Eternal, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (Ruthless Records)
Pressing limited to 2,000 copies and will be double vinyl in a white sleeve with a number on the back.
Dice Game and Let it Fall, Chris Robinson Brotherhood (Silver Arrow Records / MRI)
10” Gate Fold with limited edition vinyl picture disc.
The Night We Met, Lord Huron Ft. Phoebe Bridgers (IAMSOUND)
7” The Night We Met vinyl pressing of the platinum single.
Bear’s Sonic Journal: Fillmore East February 1970, The Allman Brothers Band (Allman Brothers Band Recording Company)
Includes 2 LPs with 7 tracks and limited edition glow in the dark exclusive poster. Gatefold liner notes include a rare band photo from the Fillmore East in February 1970 and original cover artwork (“Electric Mushroom”). Also includes the first-ever known concert recording of “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed.”
Stitch It Up, Mark Lanegan Band (Heavenly/PIAS)
This 7” features two never-before-released tracks “Stitch It Up” and “Song to Manset.”
Live 2, DR. DOG (We Buy Gold Records)
Live recording of songs from Critical Equation and Abandon Mansions.
No Alternative, Soundtrack (Rhyme & Reason Records)
The music behind the coming-of-age film, NO ALTERNATIVE, the two LPs feature the music that backdropped the 90s grunge theme.
“Think I’m Gonna Feel Better” b/w “Reflections,” Swervedriver (Dangerbird)
Signature space rock in the form of a vinyl LP featuring covers of “Think I’m Gonna Feel Better” and “Reflections.”
The Hurting Kind, John Paul White (Single Lock Records)
Four-time Grammy winner and former Civil Wars member John Paul White will be releasing his brand new album The Hurting Kind in a 12” vinyl with a bonus 7” containing two unreleased songs.
“Timelessness (Duet)” & “Phantasmagoric Bordello Ballet,” Wynton Marsalis (Blue Engine Records)
The 12” EP jazz composition from the soundtrack of the motion picture, Bolden.
Instruments, Stargaze & Greg Saunier (Transgressive/PIAS)
Full album LP from Stargaze, best known for their scores for The Revenant and There Will Be Blood alongside Greg Saunier.
“Michael & Me” / “Giving Up Is Not The Easiest Way Out,” Jaws of Love. (K-Rizzla / House Arrest)
Solo side project of Local Natives artist, Kelcey Ayer, find this 7” including the two tracks.
Remember Woodstock, Canned Heat (Friday Music)
A translucent red vinyl in die-cut silver can foil cover of the 50th-anniversary edition memorializing Canned Heat, one of the iconic groups who performed at Woodstock.
“Waterloo”/”True Transmission To Your Heart,” Gob Iron (Transmit Sound)
Side project, of Jay Farrar (Son Volt, Uncle Tupelo) and Anders Parker (Varnaline), pick up the two track 7.”
Battlefield V Original Soundtrack, Johan Soderqvist & Patrik Andren (Lakeshore Records)
The soundscape of the video game, Battlefield V exclusively on vinyl picture disc.
B-Sides, Beartooth (Red Bull Records)
7” limited pressing of previously unreleased tracks from the acclaimed rock group, Beartooth.
The Blanck Mass Sessions, Editors (PIAS)
A black and white marble LP of the Editor’s Violence album, newly mixed and finished by Blanck Mass.
Fly-in EP and Zine, Human Switchboard (Fat Possum)
Debut 7” from the late 70s Cleveland punk group, includes 48-page zine.
Midnight and Mescaline, Pelican (Southern Lord)
RSD exclusive 7” on red vinyl with a live recording of “Midnight and Mescaline” and b-side, “Darkness on the Stairs.”
Peking Spring, Mission of Burma (Taang! Records)
Never released LP containing earliest BURMA tracks from 1979 through 1982.
Night Beats Perform The Sonics’ Boom, Night Beats (Heavenly)
Danny Lee Blackwell’s Night Beats and an arsenal of ace musicians give proper homage to their musical forbearers with this recording of BOOM in its entirety.
Just Another Diamond Day LP, Mutual Benefits (Transgressive)
Mutual Benefit covers the classic debut album from English folk singer-songwriter Vashti Bunyan.
Pink Crustations and Good Vibrations, Pepper (Law Records)
Limited 1000 units of special pink colored vinyl with metallic sleeves.
Sunset Tower LP, Brett Smiley (What’s Your Rupture?)
Demo reels and unreleased content on both black and red vinyl.
Fish Heads, Osaka Popstars / Barnes & Barnes (Demented Punk Records)
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the #1 most requested song of all time on the Dr. Demento Show. 12” Maxi-Single containing “Fish Heads” with various mixes.
Come Taste The Man, Tommy Bolin (Friday Music)
12” LP pressed on a 180-gram purple vinyl featuring several first time live performances, studio tracks, and spoken word segments.
Live at Gruene Hall, Leann Rimes (Everle Records)
Album LP containing covers reimagined by LeAnn Rimes.
La Bala, Ana Tijoux (Nacional Records)
Full album LP of Ana Tijoux’s Grammy-nominated Gold album pressed on white vinyl.
Revelations: Variations, Bill Hicks (Comedy Dynamics)
43 minutes of Bill Hicks extremely successful 1992 London show in a 43 minute LP