It may not be news to a young generation of musicians and fans that digital music is the new standard, while physical music is on the decline. Despite all this, it comes as a pleasant surprise that vinyl sales last year hit $177 million, their highest level since 1997. What better way to celebrate than by heading over to your favorite shop on Record Store Day this Saturday to pick up some fine new exclusives?
Various Artists, 50 Weapons Meet Monkeytown Records 12-inch vinyl
Modeselektor’s much-lauded labels clash for what’s sure to be one of the day’s headiest releases. Benjamin Damage, SCNTST, and Modeselektor themselves join a variety of other artists on this exclusive press.
Brian Eno and Grizzly Bear, Lux/Sleeping Ute (Nicolas Jaar remixes) 10-inch vinyl
These three names on one record make this a must-have, no matter what you’re into. Get to the store early for this limited release as it’ll be flying off the shelves.
Various Artists, Drive OST 12-inch picture disc
Some may argue that Drive’s soundtrack was the highlight of the film. Now’s your chance to pick up this beautiful picture disc collection that’s getting its first US release.
Junior Boys, Even Truer
Six edits of Junior Boys tracks get an official release, including two brilliant remixes courtesy of Caribou and Moodymann.
Moby, The Lonely Night 7-inch vinyl
Moby will release his exclusive collaboration with Mark Lanegan that spawned this beautiful video, along with a remix from electronic music visionary Photek.
Mystery Release, Side By Side: Mystery 7-inch
Who doesn’t love a surprise? Out on Rhino, this is sure to be a pleasant one–pick it up and feed your rampant curiosity.
The Notorious B.I.G., Ready to Die 12-inch vinyl
Own a slice of hip-hop history that’s been out of print for ten years.
Pink Floyd, See Emily Play/Scarecrow 7-inch vinyl
A one-off pink vinyl pressing of the legendary psych-rock band’s second single. Sure to be a collector’s item for classic rock fans.
Pulp, After You 12-inch vinyl
Pulp’s newest single finally gets a home on wax. Don’t sleep on the James Murphy-produced After You and its exclusive Soulwax remix.
The xx, Jamie xx Edits 12-inch vinyl
The producer behind The xx remixes Sunset and Reconsider. The xx’s music speaks for itself, and this record will too.