The 2021 edition of Record Store Day happens over two "Drops" on June 12 and July 17 and they've just announced the list of exclusive titles that will be available for each. As usual, there's a lot and you can check out the full list below (and get details on all exclusive titles at RSD's website), but some of the highlights we noticed:
JUNE 12 RELEASES:
Wipers - Youth of America -- Anniversary Edition: Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the punk classic, Youth of America comes as a double colored vinyl set with a bonus LP of rare mixes and tracks from the original 1981 sessions, with the original (rejected) cover art.
Brainiac - Attic Tapes & From Dayton Ohio: Attic Tapes is made up of four-track demos late Brainiac frontman Tim Taylor made in the attic of his mother's house, including tracks which would end up on Brainiac albums and some that would not. From Dayton Ohio is a double album featuring remastered singles, covers, and previously unreleased tracks on the first disc, and a live recording on the second disc.
Wasted Youth - Reagan's In: LA hardcore greats' 1981 debut album gets a colored vinyl reissue, sourced from the master tapes, and pressed at RTI, with cover art by Pushead (Metallica, Misfits), and the original lyric sheet.
The Replacements - The Pleasure Is All Yours: The Pleased to Meet Me Outtakes & Alternates: As the title suggests, this is a collection of material from The Replacements sessions for their classic 1987 album.
Beastie Boys - Aglio E Olio: The Beasties' 1995 EP of hardcore and punk is reissued with two new bonus tracks:"Soba Violence," and a rare cover of The Doors' "Light My Fire."
Joey Ramone - Don't Worry About Me: A limited edition pink and black splatter vinyl edition of Joey Ramone's 2002 solo album Don't Worry About Me to celebrate what would have been his 70th birthday.
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Pinata: The 1984 Version: Freddie Gibbs and Madlib's 2014 album already got a reissue with redone 1974-inspired cover art; now it's getting reissued again with Miami Vice inspired artwork and a half-speed mastered pressing.
Steely Dan - Two Against Nature: Donald Fagen and Walter Becker's Grammy-winning comeback album as Steely Dan, on vinyl for the first time ever.
Various Artists - Tribute to Repo Man: First time on vinyl for this 2012 tribute to the Repo Man soundtrack, featuring Black Francis, Matthew Sweet, Amanda Palmer, Mike Watt, covering songs by Black Flag, Circle Jerks, The Plugz, Iggy Pop and more.
Tales of Terror - S/T: Sacramento punks' sole album was a big influence on the Pacific Northwest punk/grunge scene -- Kurt Cobain named it one of his favorite albums of all time -- and gets reissued on vinyl for the first time since the '80s.
Various Artists: Other Music Documentary Soundtrack: Featuring in-store performances by Neutral Milk Hotel, Vampire Weekend, Animal Collective, Sharon Van Etten, Bill Callahan, Yo La Tengo and more.
Super Furry Animals - Ice Hockey Hair: A vinyl reissue of SFA's great 1998 EP originally released on Creation Records.
Warpaint - The Fool (Andrew Weatherall Remixes): On the completion of the recording of Warpaint’s album The Fool, Andrew Weatherall was given access to the album's master tapes to work on mixes for the finished record. The track “Baby”, along with Warpaint's iconic single “Undertow”, were both mixed by the Guv'nor and appeared on the finished album that was released in 2010.For the first time ever, this RSD Drops edition brings together all the mixes Weatherall created while working on the project, including a never-before-released finished version of “Jubilee”.
William Tyler - New Vanitas: Originally a Bandcamp Friday download back in September, this very long EP (39 minutes), is finally available on vinyl.
The Selecter - Live in Coventry 1979: An unreleased live recording of the 2 Tone ska greats playing their hometown of Coventry in November 1979.
The Kinks - Percy: Remastered 50th anniversary picture disc release of The Kinks' soundtrack to the controversial 1971 British comedy, including classics' "God's Children" and "The Way Love Used to Be." Never released in America, this is the first vinyl re-press in 20 years.
The Creation - In Stereo: Nineteen new stereo mixes created in 2016 get pressed to vinyl for the first time, including “Biff Bang Pow”, “Painter Man” and two versions of “How Does It Feel To Feel."
L7 - The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum: Jennifer Finch may have left L7 during the recording of this 1996 album, but Donita Sparks counts it as her favorite. First time on vinyl.
The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin Companion: Originally a promo-only CD, hand-made by the Lips’ management and given out to press, this compilation includes "unreleased songs from the era, plus outtakes and early mixes, B-sides, international bonus tracks and stereo versions of Zaireeka tracks."
t.A.T.u. - 200 km/h In the Wrong Lane: Russian duo's Trevor Horn-produced 2002 album that features hits "Not Gonna Get Us," "All the Things She Said" and a cover of The Smiths' "How Soon is Now" on vinyl for the first time ever.
Garbage - No Gods No Masters: An exclusive RSD variant of Garbage's new album with exclusive cover art and pressed on Pink vinyl.
The Gun Club - “Bad Indian” b/w “Fire of Love” / Jeffrey Lee Pierce - Soulsuckers On Parade: The Gun Club 7" features early studio versions of songs which would end up on the band's album Miami; while Soulsuckers on Parade is a full-length 1984 Pierce solo recording drawn from an abortive session for the cowpunk compilation LP Don’t Shoot, featuring The Blasters' Dave Alvin, Bill Bateman, the late Gene Taylor, and Jack Waterson (Green On Red), as well as Chris D. and Kid Congo Powers on background vocals.
JULY 17 RELEASES:
KMD - Mr. Hood: 30th Anniversary Edition: Before he was MF DOOM, he was Zev Love X, one third of early-'90s hip hop group KMD. Their 1991 debut is getting a "never to be repeated tri-color pressing of the double LP."
The Clash - If Music Could Talk: A 1980 interview album with The Clash - Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon – in brief conversation with their manager/right-hand-man, Kosmo Vinyl. The double album has the band talking about then-new album Sandinista, and introducing the songs which are also included as part of this double-LP set. Featuring cover art and new liner notes by Kosmo Vinyl.
Ramones: Triple J Live at the Wireless Capitol Theatre, Sydney, Australia, July 8, 1980: Previously unissued live radio broadcast from The Ramones during their 1980 End Of The Century tour. Twenty-three songs, including many songs that fell out of their setlists after this tour.
The Cure - Wild Mood Swings (Picture Disc): For the 25th anniversary of The Cure’s tenth studio album, Wild Mood is getting pressed on double picture disc for the very first time.
Various Artists - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind OST: First time on vinyl for the soundtrack to Michel Gondry's 2004 film featuring Jon Brion's score and songs by Beck, ELO and more.
Various Artists - The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou OST: First time on vinyl for Wes Anderson's 2004 film, featuring Seu Jorge's much-loved Bowie covers, as well as some of Mark Mothersbaugh's score, and songs by Scott Walker, The Zombies and more.
Gorillaz - G Collection: A vinyl box set of Gorillaz' six studio albums from 2001 - 2020.
John Prine - Live At The Other End, December 1975: In December of 1975, John Prine played three nights at NYC's The Other End (which would become The Bitter End). Two of those performances are being released as a four-album / two-CD set.
Fred Armisen - Parade Meeting: Record Store Day's 2021 Ambassador releases this instrumental EP that was recorded and produced by Ty Segall at his Los Angeles studio.
St. Vincent - "Piggy" / "Sad But True": St. Vincent covers Nine Inch Nails' "Piggy" and Metallica's "Sad But True," with her "Nirvana" bandmate Dave Grohl on drums for the NIN cover.
Crosby Stills Nash & Young - Déjà Vu Alternates: A recreation of CSNY's second album, featuring alternate versions of songs, on vinyl for the first time.
Thai Elephant Orchestra - S/T: The acclaimed 2000 field recording Elephants in the Thai jungle playing specially designed musical instruments gets its first ever vinyl pressing. Features new liner notes from Elephant Orchestra co-founder Dave Soldier.
You can also check out the Record Store Day UK releases (which have some of the same stuff but not all) here. Check out the full list of June 12 and July 17 RSD2021 Drops below.