Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Record Store Day Roundup: Andrew McMahon, Varèse Sarabande, Warner Bros. Records, alt-J, more!

Coachella isn't the only music event happening this weekend; Record Store Day arrives on Saturday, April 16, 2016, and there is plenty of news on the music-minded affair to share. Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 as a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding approximately 1,400 independently-owned record stores in the U.S., and thousands of similar stores around the world. The first Record Store Day took place on April 19, 2008. Today, there are Record Store Day participating stores on every continent except Antarctica...

Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness
The Canyons EP 10" VINYL
Exclusive release for Record Store Day

April 13, 2016 - After more than 60,000 albums sold, nearly 400,000 track downloads, and 60 million digital streams, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness follow up their acclaimed self-titled debut (which features both the multi-format smash "Cecilia And The Satellite" and the current alternative hit "High Dive"), with The Canyons EP. Recorded with producer John Alagia (John Mayer, Liz Phair, David Gray), the EP features four of the original album's tracks newly recorded and re-imagined in stunningly intimate arrangements. A limited edition, gold and white marbled 10" vinyl edition of the EP, cut at 45RPM for maximum fidelity, will be released exclusively for Record Store Day on April 16, 2016.  For a list of all stores participating in Record Store Day 2016, visit
The Canyons EP track listing:
1)     Maps for the Getaway
2)     Cecilia and the Satellite
3)     Halls
4)     High Dive
"High Dive" the latest single from Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, has also just been remixed by producer Grey Goon, who injects a playful spin to the track just in time for summer.
Check out the remix here.
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness will head out on tour this summer with Weezer and Panic! At the Disco plus AMITW headline dates and festival shows including BottleRock, Laurelive and Forecastle.  McMahon's ensemble will kick off their tour dates with a performance at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV on May 12, and wrap up the three-month tour with a highly-anticipated hometown concert at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre on August 6, 2016. 

JOHN WICK – Featuring Previously Unavailable Marilyn Manson Track
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON – Designed To Replicate The Dragon’s Eye
and DARK SHADOWS In Honor Of The Show’s 50th Anniversary!

Varèse Sarabande announces three soundtrack album releases for Record Store Day on April 16, 2016:  JOHN WICK featuring original music by Tyler Bates with the Marilyn Manson track “Killing Strangers”; HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, the beloved animated film featuring music from John Powell; and the classic television series DARK SHADOWS with music by Bob Corbet.  The label will also be releasing Moody Blues #1 from the Moody Blues and Good Friday by The Easybeats on their Varèse Vintage label.
The JOHN WICK soundtrack is being released for the first time on vinyl.  It features the previously unreleased track "Killing Strangers," by Marilyn Manson, which was integral to the film but was not on the soundtrack CD, plus a new and exclusive extended mix of Le Castle Vania's "LED Signals.”  In keeping with the theme, this first vinyl release will be presented on gun-metal colored vinyl. 
Set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons, and based on the book by Cressida Cowell, How to Train Your Dragon tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn’t exactly fit in with his tribe’s longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers.  On vinyl for the first time the album includes the track "Sticks and Stones" from Jonsi (of Sigur Ros).  This limited edition, numbered release of HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON is made to emulate a Dragon's Eye.

On the 50th anniversary of the original release of the Dark Shadows television series, this Billboard top 20 album from 1969 features over a dozen of the show’s popular musical selections, including “Shadows of the Night (Quentin’s Theme),” and “Dark Shadows Theme”.  This re-release comes with the original poster from the 1969 album, and will also be presented on spooky limited edition purple vinyl. 
JOHN WICK Tracklist:
1.   Killing Strangers by Marilyn Manson (5:36)
2.   In My Mind by M86 (3:08)
3.   Think by Kaleida (4:00)
4.   Who You Talkin' To Man? by Ciscandra Nostalghia (4:42)
5.   Evil Man Blues by The Candy Shop Boys (4:21)
1.  The Red Circle by Le Castle Vania (1:01)
2.   The Drowning by Le Castle Vania (2:25)
3.   LED Spirals by Le Castle Vania (3:16)
4.   Shots Fired by Le Castle Vania (3:12)
5.   Assassins (2:12)
6.   Story Of Wick (3:04)
7.   Lure The Wolf (2:05)
8.   On The Hunt (2:12)
9.   Warehouse Smack Down (2:45)
Tracks 5-9 Score by Tyler Bates & Joel J. Richard

Side 1
1. This Is Berk  4:10
2. Dragon Battle 1:55
3. Dragon Training  3:11 
4. Forbidden Friendship  4:11 
5. See You Tomorrow  3:53 
6. Test Drive  2:36
Side 2
1. Romantic Flight  1:56
2. Battling The Green Death  6:19
3. Counter Attack  3:05
4. Where's Hiccup?  2:44
5. Coming Back Around  2:51
6. Sticks & Stones - JONSI 4:18

Side 1:
1.  Opening Themes: Dark Shadows/Collinwood
2.  I’ll Be With You, Always
3. Josette’s Theme
4. A Darkness At Collinwood
5. Meditations
6. Night Of The Pentagram
7. When I’m Dead
8. No. 1 At The Blue Whale
Side 2:
1. Shadows Of The Night (Quention’s Theme)
2.The Secret Room
3. Epitaph
4. Séance
5. I, Barnabas
6. Back At The Blue Whale
7. The Old House
8. Epilogue/Dark Shadows



Warner Bros. Records, an official Sponsor of RSD, would like to remind you of our exclusive titles that will be available in the most glorious and elegant of formats, the vinyl record. Over 1,000 independently owned record stores in the U.S. and hundreds of similar stores around the globe will participate in what will be the biggest RSD ever. Feast your ears:
Andra Day - Black Vinyl 12" EP
Grammy nominee Andra Day offers up a previously unreleased live performance of songs from her 2015 album Cheers to the Fall. Side A: "Rise Up," "Forever Mine," "Only Love." Side B: "Gold," "Rearview," "Gin & Juice."
Big Data / RAC - Brown/Clear swirl 7" Split Single
Big Data covers RAC's "Let Go" and RAC covers Big Data's "Dangerous."
Brandy Clark - Green Vinyl 7" Single
Side A features Clark's new hit single "Girl Next Door." Side B features the track "Homecoming Queen," plus the same song covered by Sheryl Crow. Pressed on green vinyl.
Deftones B-Sides & Rarities - 2-LP Gold Vinyl (3-sided)
The title says it all: Non-LP tracks and rare cuts collected and pressed onto gold vinyl over three sides with etched artwork on the fourth side of the two discs. Also includes a DVD of Deftones videos, photos, and more. This out-of-print collection is now exclusively available on vinyl for the first time and extremely limited.

Disturbed - 12" Picture Disc
Side A: Disturbed's chart-topping cover of Simon & Garfunkel's classic "The Sound Of Silence" (from their latest #1 album Immortalized). Side B: A previously unreleased instrumental version of "The Sound of Silence."
Dylan Gardner - White Vinyl 7" Single
Singer-songwriter and pop artist Dylan Gardner covers The Beatles' "Across the Universe" on Side A and Vampire Weekend's "Diane Young" on Side B.
Echosmith Talking Heads - Black Vinyl 7"
Our classic Side By Side 7 Inch Series features both bands' versions of Talking Heads' classic 1983 hit "This Must Be The Place (Naïve Melody)."
The Flaming Lips:  RSD Release #1 - CD & Comic Book:
Lightning Strikes The Postman 
This is an alternate mix of the Clouds Taste Metallic album featuring ex-Flaming Lips guitarist, Ronald Jones. Contains an original comic written and illustrated by Wayne Coyne.

The Flaming Lips -  RSD Release #2 - Limited Edition 8-LP Set:
Heady Nuggs Volume II: The Second 5 Warner Bros. Records 2006-2012. This expansive volume is the companion piece to the first Heady Nuggs: The First Warner Bros. Records 1992-2002 Box Set. This five-album (on eight discs) limited-edition Box Set is a RSD exclusive comprised of:
At War With The Mystics (2006)
Once Beyond Hopelessness(Christmas On Mars film soundtrack) (2008)
Embryonic (2009)
The Flaming Lips and Stardeath and White Dwarfs with Henry Rollins and Peaches Doing The Dark Side of the Moon(2009)
The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends(2012)
Foals - Black Vinyl 7"
Limited-edition 7" single. This double A-side release features the previously unreleased track "Rain," which was recorded during sessions for Foals' current album "What Went Down," along with their interpretation of Mark Ronson's "Daffodils."
Fort Minor - The Rising Tied - Coke-bottle Green Vinyl LP
The Rising Tied is the 2005 debut studio album from hip-hop ensemble Fort Minor, Linkin Park rapper Mike Shinoda's side project. This is the first-ever vinyl edition exclusively pressed on Coke-bottle green vinyl for RSD.
Lukas Graham -  Clear Vinyl 12"
Lukas Graham's global smash single "7 Years" on Side A, plus an unreleased live version on Side B.
Linkin ParkRoad To Revolution - Red & Black Splatter Vinyl Album + DVD
Now available on vinyl for the first time, the album is numbered and very limited. Pressed on translucent red with black splatter vinyl, it also includes the 2008 Milton Keynes National Bowl live show on DVD.
Mudcrutch - Black Vinyl 7"
Two new songs from Mudcrutch (Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench, Randall Marsh and Tom Leadon). "Trailer" and "Beautiful World" are from their forthcoming album which will be released later this year.
Muse- 7" Picture Disc
2016 "Best Rock Album" Grammy Award-winners Muse issue a limited-edition U.K. import picture disc. It features "Reapers" (from the band's 2015 album Drones) on the A side, and the unreleased "Reapers (Live at Köln)" on the B side. Comes with a paper drone insert.
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Kiss My Amps Live Vol.2 - Black Vinyl LP Kiss My Amps Live Vol. 2 features deep tracks, hits, and handpicked covers recorded live during Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers' 2013 tour. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl.
Regina Spektor Soviet Kitsch Red Vinyl + Bonus 7"
Soviet Kitsch, Spektor's first major label release in 2004, was named one of the 100 greatest albums of the decade by NME. Pressed on red vinyl, it contains a bonus 7" single with three additional tracks: "US (video edit)," "Scarecrow & Fungus," and "december."
Regina Spektor Begin To Hope  Deluxe 10th Anniv. 2-LP Set with Special Gold Jacket Begin To Hope, first released in 2006, is the fourth album by Regina Spektor. This deluxe 10th anniversary limited-edition piece includes a special gold jacket and bonus LP of 10 additional tracks, including the previously unreleased song "Baby Jesus."
Gerard Way -  Pink Vinyl 7" Single
This colored vinyl 7" features two previously unreleased tracks from the former My Chemical Romance frontman"Pinkish" and "Don't Try."
Nonesuch Records titles are for RSD 2016 includes:
Clint Mansell/Kronos Quartet - Requiem for a Dream Soundtrack - Black Vinyl LP 
Nonesuch Records releases the first-ever vinyl edition of Clint Mansell's haunting score to Darren Aronofsky's 2000 film Requiem for a Dream, performed by Kronos Quartet. The album, pressed on two 180-gram LPs at Record Industry in the Netherlands, features the original soundtrack, remastered for the release, plus two previously unreleased bonus tracks, as well as a download of the complete album.
Emmylou Harris -  Wrecking Ball -  Black Vinyl LP
Emmylou Harris' groundbreaking, Grammy Award-winning album Wrecking Bal returns to vinyl this Record Store Day with material previously unavailable on vinyl. The new edition, available on vinyl in the U.S. for the first-time ever, pressed on three 180-gram discs at Record Industry, includes the original Daniel Lanois-produced album, remastered, along with several bonus tracks first released on the 2014 three disc Nonesuch reissue of the album, which Uncut Magazine (UK) called "a masterpiece."
Record Store Day is managed by the Department of Record Stores and organized in partnership with the Alliance of Independent Media Stores (AIMS), the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS), celebrating the culture of independent record stores by playing host to in-store events/performances, signings and special product releases on a global scale.
Also, as previously announced, LA-based singer, songwriter, guitarist Dylan Gardne will perform live at five LA area Independent record stores on Saturday, April 16th in support of his brand new, exclusive RSD 7" single, a cover of The Beatles' "Across the Universe" backed with a cover of Vampire Weekend's "Diane Young"on 7" white vinyl that day. Click here to view Dylan performing "Diane Young".
Gardner is also currently hard at work on his new album, the follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut, Adventures in Real Time. Co-produced by Gardner and Jack Dragonetti (The Submarines, Jack Drag), Adventures is a stellar showcase for the 19-year-old Illinois native's brisk hooks, high-spirited melodies, and a musical eclecticism that reflects his deep love for his pop-rock predecessors, including The Beatles, Ben Folds, and Vampire Weekend. Gardner first began to attract attention with the album's opening track "Let's Get Started" when he put it up on Spotify last year. After being included on a popular playlist called "Smart Is The New Sexy," the track caught fire and began racking up plays. (It is now over seven million.) Watch the official video here.
As our official "Thank You" for your participation and support of RSD, The Warner Bros. Records Ice Cream Truck (yes, we have one!) will drop by some of the locations on Dylan Gardner's RSD Tour and will be handing out free ice cream and promotional goodies.
Dylan Gardner's Record Store Day shows are as follows:
10:30 a.m.  Freakbeat Records (Sherman Oaks) 13616 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, 91423
1:30 p.m.  Canterbury Records (Pasadena) 805 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, 91101
3:00 p.m.  High Fidelity (Los Feliz) 1956 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, 90027 
4:30 p.m.  Permanent Records (Highland Park) 5116 York Blvd. Los Angeles, 90042
5:30 p.m.  Resistor Records (Monrovia) 511 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, 91016
WBR's Ice Cream Truck schedule:
10 a.m. Permanent Records (Highland Park) 5116 York Blvd. Los Angeles, 90042
11 a.m. High Fidelity (Los Feliz) 1956 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, 90027
12 p.m. Amoeba Music (Hollywood) 6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, 90028
1:15 p.m. Freakbeat Records (Sherman Oaks) 13616 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, 91423
2:45 p.m. Record Surplus (Santa Monica) 12436 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, 90025
3:30 p.m. Touch Vinyl (West LA) 1646 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
5:00 p.m. Fingerprints (Long Beach) 420 E 4th St., Long Beach, 90802
For further info on Dylan Gardner, visit:


alt-J are excited to announce the release of their exclusive Record Store Day double live album and DVD, Live At Red Rocks. The album and DVD will be out this Saturday, April 16. Recorded at the historic Red Rocks amphitheater in the summer of 2015, "Live At Red Rocks" captures alt-J performing for a sold-out crowd of over 6,000 fans. This Record Store Day special release includes two colored vinyl LPs, a CD and DVD packaged in a gatefold sleeve. The 75 minute live album / concert DVD features songs from their Mercury Prize winning and RIAA Gold certified debut, An Awesome Wave and the Grammy-Nominated follow up This Is All Yours. To find participating stores visit
This week alt-J's Live From The Artists Den will premiere on public television stations.  On Monday, April 11, alt-J's performance premiered on KLCS in Los Angeles and this weekend April 16 and 17 the performance will premiere on New York stations. For alt-J, playing in a room like the Hollywood American Legion, which they said was more glamorous than they expected, was an exciting performance in a more intimate setting. "There's a different kind of rapport with the crowd. You can feel that it's more personal," says keyboardist Gus Unger-Hamilton. Fans will be able to see alt-J's performance on public television nationwide throughout April and can check for local listings.
Watch alt-J's performance of "Nara" from the Artists Den

For more information about Record Store Day, please visit

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