BLARE’s 10 Must-Haves For Record Store Day

Created in 2007, RECORD STORE DAY celebrates the unique culture of hundreds of independent record stores and partners with artists to glorify the art of music. For fans and sound junkies alike, its also become a day to show their commitment to the art and hunt for split albums, unreleased live material, rare studio recordings and LP’s dipped in various exotic colours that glimmer like rainbows on fire.

To show our support, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite releases this year. More LPs and exclusive sets can be found at the participating stores in Toronto (Sonic Boom, RotateThis, Soundscapes, Sunrise Records, Criminal Records and Penguin Music to name a few) or online at Record Store Day’s official website.

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FLOGGING MOLLY
DON’T SHUT ‘EM DOWN

INFO: 7″ 45. Includes “Don’t Shut ‘Em Down” (a new track off upcoming May 24 release Speed Of Darkness) and an acoustic version of “Saint and Sinners”

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DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE
DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE IN LIVING STEREO!

INFO: 7″ 45. Tracks repeat on both sides. Includes new songs “Home Is A Fire”, “You Are A Tourist” and “Some Boys” from album Codes And Keys (May 31).

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BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
THE PARALLAX: HYPERSLEEP DIALOGS

INFO: Vinyl. 12″ colored vinyl (vinyl color is randomly packaged and will not be indicated on the packaging). 3 tracks are off the new EP at approx 25 minutes.

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THE YARDBIRDS
GOODNIGHT SWEET JOSEPHINE

INFO: 7″ 45. Features The Yardbirds’ final single “Goodnight Sweet Josephine” (originally issued in 1967) and the Led Zeppelin preview “Think About It.”

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FOO FIGHTERS
MEDIUM RARE

INFO: Vinyl. A rare collection of 12 cover songs performed by Foo Fighters on 120 gram 12″ vinyl. Includes “Band On The Run” and “Bad Reputation”.

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CULTS
ABDUCTED B/W GO OUTSIDE (REMIX)

INFO: 7″ 45. Includes “Abducted” and exclusive RSD track “Go Outside (Remix)”.

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OFF!
LIVE AT GENERATION RECORDS

INFO: 7″ 45. Four live tracks that were recorded at Generation Records. Includes recordings of “Poison City”, “Now I’m Pissed”, “Crawl” and “Rat Trap”.

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DEFTONES
COVERS

INFO: Vinyl. LP Exclusive to RSD. Tracks previously available digitally/import CD singles. Includes covers of The Cars, The Cure, Sade and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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CIRCA SURVIVE
APPENDAGE

INFO: Vinyl. Five song collection of B-sides from the Blue Sky Noise sessions on rare Oxblood color vinyl. Includes “Everyway”, “Backmask” and “Lazarus”.

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NIRVANA
HORMOANING

INFO: Vinyl. This EP was originally released in Australia; this is the first time it has been released in the U.S. Features covers of The Vaselines and Devo.

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