Record Store Goes Back To Black Friday

posted October 11, 2012

Record Store Goes Back To Black Friday

“Five years ago when Record Store Day helped, and guided, the re-launch of vinyl we had no idea where it was going. Looking at this year’s wonderful vinyl offerings, you can see just how far we’ve come. There are some real treasures in here,” says Michael Kurtz, co-founder/organizer of Record Store Day about the upcoming Back To Black Friday event.

With that, and first off, we take great pleasure in announcing that Dualtone is set to release a special 10” vinyl EP from Denver’s much-heralded trio, The Lumineers.

Titled The Winter EP, it is the band’s first release since their April 2012 self-titled debut album, which peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Top 200 chart featuring runawayhit “Ho Hey,” which made number one on both the AAA and Alternative charts. The Winter EP features two songs, “Eloise” and “Darlene,” which band lead singer/guitarist Wesley Schultz says are, “… songs that didn't make the record but are songs that we enjoy playing live,” and two covers, Ain’t Nobody’s Problem” by Sawmill Joe and The Talking Heads’ “This Must Be The Place (Naïve Melody).”

The Lumineers remain huge supporters of indie record stores, and, in fact, Schultz has a favorite: “There is this little record shop in Cheyenne, WY, Phoenix Books & Music,that I stumbled upon and fell in love with. The owner is also the only employee - a very friendly and knowledgeable man, and the store has amazing vintage records at super reasonable prices. And as a bonus, they even had the Bruce Willis vinyl, Return of Bruno.”

In other big Black Friday news, ABKCO/Universal Music Group will re-release The Rolling Stones’ very first EP on 7” vinyl to participating indie stores. The extended player, now available in its original format for the first since its initial release in 1964,before the advent of the band’s celebrity, features “Bye Bye Johnny,” “Money,” “You’d Better Move On,” and “Poison Ivy (version 2).”

My Morning Jacket celebrates Back To Black Friday with “It Makes No Difference,” alive recording to be released on 10” orange vinyl, recorded at The Newport Folk Festival-Tribute to The Band/Levon Helm and featuring Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes.

Third Man Records will release three The White Stripes singles, including “Hotel Yorba” (Live at the Hotel Yorba) b/w “Rated X” (Live at the Hotel Yorba) as a limited edition reissue on opaque red-colored vinyl, with the 7" 45RPM single in repro glue-pocket sleeve on Black Friday. Originally released Nov. 2001 as a UK single on XLRecordings, the piece was recorded in the Hotel Yorba Room in Southwest Detroit in May, 2001 by Brendan Benson and features a cover of the aforementioned 1972 Loretta Lynn classic, “Rated X.”

Skrillex releases three separate EPs on Big Beat/WEA, each as single discs on 180 gram vinyl along with an included download card. The EPs are Bangarang, More Monsters and Sprites and Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites, all on vinyl for the first time.

Expect more announcements to come about many more amazing Black Friday special releases.

Record Store Day is managed by the Music Monitor Network and is organized in partnership with the Alliance of Independent Media Stores (AIMS), the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) and celebrates the culture of independent record stores by playing host to in-store events/performances, signings and special product releases on a global scale.

Record Store Day takes place annually on the third Saturday of April.

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