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June Exclusive

AC/DC releases an exclusive limited collector’s edition picture disc as part of RSD Drops 2021.  The 12” vinyl includes “Through The Mists of Time” and “Witch’s Spell” from the global #1 album Power Up, housed in a PVC jacket with an OBI strip at the top. 

"Through The Mists of Time" b/w "Witch's Spell"

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June Exclusive

12” Picture Disc Edition (Maxi 33T)  of Air’s People In The City,  exclusively for RSD Drops 2021.

A1. People In The City A2. The Way You Look Tonight
B1. People In The City (Modjo Version) B2. People In The City (Jack Lahana Remix)

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June Exclusive

Don your tricorn hat and join the pirate’s crew with the re-release of Alestorm’s outstanding Sunset On The Golden Age album, sailing the seven seas once again exclusively as part of RSD Drops! This special edition comes with completely renewed artwork and contains an exclusive 12’’ art print. Unforgettably catchy songs featuring an abundance of parrots and eye patches prove a real treasure for buccaneers and rum-loving landlubbers alike!

Featuring “Drink”, “1741 (The Battle Of Cartagena)” and the legendary “Hangover” cover, the standout album, originally released in 2014, includes some of the most sing-a-long worthy hits in the history of piracy. Captain Christopher Bowes and his crazy crew sail through “Bacon Powered Pirate Core” with sleek keyboard riffs influenced by Folk Metal and classic Power Metal.

Shortly after the release of their already legendary live album, Live In Tilburg, the pirate metal drinking crew returns with this special gift to all the filthy marauders out there! Cast off and Ship AHOY! Black/Gold Splatter in a gold-foil gatefold jacket. Limited to 3000 pieces worldwide.


1. Walk the Plank 2. Drink 3. Magnetic North 4. 1741 (The Battle of Cartagena) 5. Mead from Hell 6. Surf Squid Warfare 7. Quest for Ships 8. Wooden Leg! 9. Hangover" (Taio Cruz cover) 10. Sunset on the Golden Age

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June - RSD First

Prospect Hummer was recorded by the band's friend Rusty Santos (co-producer of 2004's Sung Tongs) and originally released in May 2005. The EP features singer-songwriter Vashti Bunyan on three of the four tracks and was released shortly before the band's 2005 release Feels. All four band members - Avey Tare, Deakin, Geologist, and Panda Bear - feature on this release. Pressed on red and yellow starburst vinyl.

1. It’s You 2. Prospect Hummer 3. Baleen Sample 4. I Remember Learning How to Dive

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June - RSD First

This limited edition picture disc edition of the latest album from the newly crowned kings of Swedish Metal comes in a special die cut sleeve, released first for RSD Drops. Both discs feature photos of the entire band on sides “A” and “C” ~ disc one features the current album on both sides, disc two features a four song live EP recorded in Paris. A download card is included, as is a custom RSD Drops hype sticker on the front. 

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June Exclusive

The Blind Boys of Alabama are among the most premier artists of the gospel world. Bela Fleck is among the most premier artists of the bluegrass world. Together, they have earned 20 Grammy Awards and scores of other accolades. For RSD Drops 2021, The Blind Boys of Alabama and Bela Fleck have joined together for a special 7" 45RPM vinyl release.

On the A-side, they cover "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free", the Billy Taylor and Dick Dallas classic made famous by Nina Simone. The song continues to be an anthem for the Civil Rights Movement. On the B-side, the Blind Boys bring "See By Faith" to a physical format for the first time. A bonus track to their acclaimed LP, Almost Home, "See By Faith" is a previously unreleased Bob Dylan-penned track.

This release is limited to 2000 copies worldwide.


“I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free” / “See By Faith”

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June Limited Run

2001’s Blocc Movement is an album combining the acclaimed gangster rap of C-Bo with the horrorcore of Brotha Lynch Hung, a style he’s credited with innovating. With features from Tech N9ne, Spice 1, and more, this album has continued to stay relevant as a hip-hop classic. This clear vinyl with blue splatter pressing for RSD Drops marks its first time on vinyl. 

Intro
Gangsta (feat. Kam)
Follow My Lead (feat. Killa Tay, COS)
Flippin' Chiccens
187 On The Hook (feat. Tech N9ne)
The Watcher
We All Thug (feat. COS, Tall Can)
187 On 24th St
Drunken Style
Dedication
Divide (feat. Phats Bossi, COS)
There It Is
Down At The Courthouse
Money, Power, Respect (feat. Spider Loc)
The Plot (feat. Zagg)
Wheres My Checc (feat. Zagg, Art-B)
My Papers
Kicc The Door In
Don’t Stop (feat. Yukmout, Spice 1)
Outro

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June Limited Run

In celebration of The Brummies’ second studio album, Automatic World, the guys, in collaboration with Nashville’s beloved Grimey’s record store, present an exclusive 6-song live set Live from Grimey’s recorded on 12/18/20. Pressed on translucent yellow vinyl.

1: Sunshine
2: Call Me
3: Fever Dream
4: Who Should I Be
5: Cherry Blossom
6: Automatic world

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June - RSD First

A limited edition, remastered 180g pressing marks the first time on vinyl for this 2002 release. “Precious Bryant is a national treasure.” -Bonnie Raitt


Blues Record of the Year 2002 - French Academy of Music
WC Handy nominee for Best Acoustic Blues Album and Best New Artist
One of the Best Albums of 2002 – Mojo Magazine
2002 Best Debut and Best Recording in Traditional and Acoustic Blues - Living Blues Magazine


A1. “Broke and Ain’t Got a Dime” A2. “Black Rat Swing” A3. “Blues All Around My Bed” A4. “Fool Me Good” A5. “Precious Bryant Staggerin’ Blues” A6. “Don’t Let the Devil Ride” A7. “You Don’t Want Me No More”

B1. “Don’t Mess Up a Good Thing” B2. “Don’t You Wanna Jump” B3. “Wadn’t I Scared” B4. “Fever” B5. “Ups and Downs” B6. “Peepin’ Out My Window” B7. “When the Saints Go Marching In” B8. “Georgia Buck”

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June Limited Run

Two of Louisiana’s most well-known and respected artists, Boosie Badazz and C-Murder, combined forces to deliver a one-of-a-kind release with Penitentiary Chances. The project is a strong reading from the streets with Boosie and C-Murder telling real-life street stories as only they can. Both had always wanted to work together, and being incarcerated in Angola they had time to put their heads together and come up with the project. This double clear vinyl release marks the first time Penitentiary Chances is pressed on vinyl.

The Beginning / Under Pressure (feat. Calliope Bub) / In The Pen / Dear Supreme Court / 4, 3, 2, 1 / Dear Cee, Dear Boosie / Strapped Up (feat. VS) / Black Babies Don’t Mourn / Don’t Rush 2 / Grow Up (feat. Calliope Bub) / A Political Prisoner Speaks / God, Im Sorry / Blame My Mother / When We Came to The Can (feat. Calliope Bub) / 2 Legit (feat. Calliope Bub) / Remember Me (feat. 2meka, Cuttboy G Dinero, Yella) / This Aint Living (feat. VS) / Miller Time (feat. Mac Milli) / It's Hard 2 Be Black (feat. Snoop Dogg) / For My Homies That's Dead (feat. Calliope Bub) / The End

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June - RSD First

For the first time ever on vinyl, a special limited edition Translucent Gold pressing of Canned Heat's 1997 super rare Canned Heat Blues Band album. This album captures the historic boogie band in a true blues and country blues setting, and features the original band's Fito de la Parra, Henry Vestine, Larry Taylor plus Junior Watson and Robert Lucas. Tried and true blue renditions from the pens of Elmore James, Sonny Boy Williamson, Alan Wilson of Canned Heat, plus newer originals from the band.

Side One 1-Stranger 2-Quiet Woman 3-Iron Horse 4-Jr's Shuffle 5-Creole Queen 6-Keep It To Yourself Side Two 1- Boogie Music 2-Going Up The Country 3-See Those Tears 4-One Kind Favor 5-Oh Baby 6-Gorgo Boogie

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June - RSD First

The Godfather of the DRILL wave that took hip-hop by storm, Chief Keef has never relinquished his position as one of the leading artists in the genre. Dedication, his 2017 studio album, remains iconic in an extremely acclaimed discography. With features from A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Lil Yachty and more, this album has forever remained in the conversations of fan favorites of the last decade. This RSD Drops release will be the first time it is available on vinyl.

Ticket
Keke Palmer
Mailbox
Cook
Bad (feat. Tadoe)
Text
Glory Bridge (feat. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie)
Get It
Negro
Less Speed
Come On Now (feat. Lil Yachty)
Kills
Told Yall
Let Me See (feat. Tadoe)
Be Back

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June - RSD First

Hip-Hop legend Chief Keef and super producer Zaytoven teamed up for one of the biggest collaboration projects of 2019 with GloToven.  After their fan favorite mixtape, Camp GloTiggy went viral in 2016, Keef and Zaytoven knew their sequel had to be even stronger. Delivering twelve songs and a feature from Lil Pump, the duo outdid expectations, as GloToven received praise from the entire community. This glow-in-the-dark RSD Drops release will be the first time it is available on vinyl.

3rd Person / Old Heads and Regretful Hoes (feat. Lil Pump) / Batman / Ain’t Gonna Happen / Fast / Spy Kid / Petty / Han Han / Posse / Sneeze / What Can I Say / Old Heads and Regretful Hoes

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June - RSD First

Stereo mixes of the influential UK ‘60s band (produced by Shel Talmy -- The Who, The Kinks --), compiled on vinyl for the first time. Features nineteen new stereo mixes created in 2016 including “Biff Bang Pow”, “Painter Man” and two versions of “How Does It Feel To Feel”. Pressed on 2 x 180g psychedelic splatter heavyweight vinyl & presented in an original gatefold sleeve. 

SIDE A: 1. Making Time [instrumental] 2. Painter Man 3. Biff Bang Pow 4. Sylvette [full length] 5. If I Stay Too Long

SIDE B: 1. Nightmares 2. Cool Jerk 3. Like A Rolling Stone 4. Can I Join Your Band 5. Hey Joe

SIDE C: 1. Life Is Just Beginning 2. Through My Eyes 3. How Does It Feel To Feel [UK version] 4. Tom Tom

SIDE D: 1. How Does It Feel To Feel [US version] 2. Midway Down 3. For All That I Am 4. Instrumental # 1 5. How Does It Feel To Feel [instrumental]

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June Exclusive

Limited edition double A-side on 12” Tangerine vinyl, featuring the first two singles from Jim Croce’s 1972 album, You Don’t Mess Around with Jim, which hit #1 in the US and Canada is RIAA Certified GOLD

Also included are the original B-sides “Photographs and Memories” and “New York’s Not
My Home”

The release also includes replicated original front cover art from both singles, one on each side.

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June Exclusive

The Cure’s third studio album Faith marks its 40th Anniversary this year and to celebrate the album – which features the single “Primary” – will be pressed on picture disc for the very first time. The new pressing has been overseen by Robert Smith and will be available exclusively as part of RSD Drops 2021.

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June - RSD First

Originally part of the acclaimed Early Years box set, Live in Oxford makes its debut on vinyl.

Side One
When the Walls Came Tumbling Down
It Could Be You
Rock Brigade
Satellite
Side Two
Medicine Man
Answer to the Master
When the Rain Falls
Sorrow Is a Woman
Side Three
Good Morning Freedom
Don't Matter to Me
Overture
Lady Strange
Side Four
SIDE FOUR
Getcha Rocks Off
Hello America
Wasted
Ride into The Sun

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June Exclusive

Deftones White Pony 20th Anniversary re-issue included a full disc of remixes of the original album, aka Black Stallion. Two remixes that did not make the acclaimed Black Stallion are now released as an RSD Drops limited edition picture disc. This 12” single features the unreleased remixes by Telfon Tel Aviv (“Digital Bath”), and Arca (“Feiticeira”).

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June Exclusive

When Manu Dibango meets the members of Buena Vista Social Club in Cuba

1. Cielito Lindo
2. Carnaval
3. Rumba Makossa
4. Son de la Loma
5. Cerisiers Roses Et Pommiers Blancs
6. Yerberito
7. Quizas, Quizas, Quizas
8. Promesa
9. El Manicero
10. El Paralitico
11. Cosita Linda

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June Exclusive

The Doors’ famed studio album Morrison Hotel recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary, unearthing rare session tapes from the original recording sessions.  Exclusively for RSD Drops 2021, Morrison Hotel Sessions will be pressed on vinyl for the first time, offering listeners a fly-on-the-wall experience to hear The Doors create “Roadhouse Blues,” “Peace Frog/Blue Sunday” and “Queen Of The Highway” from the masterpiece album. The limited edition package – which was mixed and assembled by The Doors original engineer Bruce Botnick – is pressed on 180g double vinyl and also features new liner notes from Botnick. Strictly limited and numbered to 16,000 copies worldwide.

SIDE ONE: BLACK DRESSED IN LEATHER (Queen Of The Highway Sessions) - First Session (11/15/68): 1. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (Take 1), 2. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (Various Takes), 3. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (Take 44). Second Session (1/16/69): 4. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (Take 12), 5. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (Take 14)

SIDE TWO: Third Session (Date unknown): 1. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (TAKE 1), 2. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (TAKES 5, 6 & 9), 3. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (TAKE 14), 4. I WILL NEVER BE UNTRUE, 5. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (TAKE UNKNOWN) | MONEY BEATS SOUL (Roadhouse Blues Sessions) - First Session: 6. Roadhouse Blues (Take 14)

SIDE THREE: Second Session: 1. MONEY (THAT’S WHAT I WANT), 2. ROCK ME BABY. Third Session: 3. ROADHOUSE BLUES (TAKES 6 & 7), 4.ROADHOUSE BLUES (TAKE 8)

SIDE FOUR: Fourth Session: 1. ROADHOUSE BLUES (TAKES 1 & 2), 2. ROADHOUSE BLUES (TAKES 5, 6 & 14) | Dawn’s Highway (Peace Frog/Blue Sunday Session) 3. PEACE FROG/BLUE SUNDAY (TAKE 4), 4. PEACE FROG (TAKE 12)

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June Exclusive

In the winter of 2021, Steve Earle & The Dukes released J.T.,  an eleven-song recording that consists of ten Justin Townes Earle songs and one Steve Earle original. The album was released to critical acclaim and Steve Earle's proceeds from the record are continually being directed to a trust for his granddaughter, Etta (Justin's daughter). In honor of Justin Townes Earle and the record his father recorded, New West is proud to present a split 7" featuring two versions of an indelible Justin' Townes Earle song. The double A-side single features "The Saint Of Lost Causes." as performed by Justin from his 2019 album of the same name as well as Steve Earle & The Dukes’ version from the  J.T. release.  This split 7” single will be pressed on yellow vinyl and limited to 5000 copies worldwide.

Side 1A
“The Saint Of Lost Causes” - Steve Earle & The Dukes
Side 2A
“The Saint Of Lost Causes” - Justin Townes Earle

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June - RSD First

The 2014 album with new cover art and a new color pressing.  Their astounding eighth long player fizzes and crackles with the malevolent energy of a giant black sun blotting out the sky; this is their heaviest album since magnum opus Dope Throne (2000), their most evil and the most acidic and psychedelic of their career to date. Pressed on Dark Green vinyl. 

LP 1 –
1. Incensed For The Damned
2. Time To Die
3. I Am Nothing
4. Destroy Those Who Love God
LP 2 –
1. Funeral Of Your Mind
2. We Love The Dead
3. SadioWitch
4. Lucifer's Slaves
5. Saturn Dethroned

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June Exclusive

Limited edition 50th anniversary picture disc of ELP’s 1971 acclaimed, seminal second studio album that UK#1 / US#9 / Italy #1 / Germany #4 / Netherlands #6 / Australia #6.
Die-cut sleeve with replicas of the original album artwork, mastered from the 2012 HD remaster by Andy Pearce and Matt Wortham.

SIDE A: 1. Tarkus 2. Eruption 3. Stones Of Years 4. Iconoclast 5. Mass 6. Manticore 7. Battlefield 8. Aquatarkus

SIDE B: 1. Jeremy Bender 2. Bitches Crystal 3. The Only Way (Hymn) 4. Infinite Space (Conclusion) 5. A Time And A Place 6. Are You Ready Eddy?

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June Exclusive

1. “Around The Sun” 2. “Shut up And Listen” 3. “Over It” 4. “Not My Problem – Acoustic” 5. “Invincible (feat. Lindsey Stirling) – Acoustic”

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June Exclusive

Verve Label Group is proud to launch a new vinyl series, Original Grooves, available exclusively on Record Store Day.  Original Grooves showcases the vinyl cutting technique known as "parallel grooves”, where grooves are cut side-by-side instead of one after another, allowing for a different aural experience depending on where the needle is dropped.  The second of this series comes from Ella Fitzgerald.  This 12" Single LP features live versions of Mack the Knife and Summertime from the legendary 1960 Berlin performance, with the 1962 “Lost Berlin Tapes” versions “hidden” on the neighboring grooves.

Side A:
Mack The Knife 1960
Mack the Knife 1962

Side B:
Summertime 1960
Summertime 1962

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June Exclusive

San Francisco rock band The Flamin' Groovies moved to Britain in 1972, where they signed to United Artists.  During this year they recorded The Rockfield Recordings with British producer Dave Edmonds at The Rockfield Studios in Wales.  Now for the first time, all their 1972 recordings for United Artists will be released on vinyl, having previously only been available on CD as A Bucket of Brains back in 1995. The 10” includes both the original mix -- and a 1995 remix at original speed -- of their masterpiece “Shake Some Action”. Limited to 6500 copies worldwide. 

Side One – 1. Shake Some Action, 2. Tallahassee Lassie, 3. Married Woman, 4. Get a Shot of Rhythm & Blues
Side Two – 1. Slow Death, 2. You Tore Me Down, 3. Little Queenie, 4. Shake Some Action (95 Mixdown - Original Speed)

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June - RSD First

The Soft Bulletin is one of the Flaming Lips’ most popular and best-selling albums. The Soft Bulletin Companion was originally available as a promo-only CD, hand-made by the Lips’ management, and given to media and radio as the original album grew in popularity around its original release. The compilation includes unreleased songs from the era, plus outtakes and early mixes, B-sides, international bonus tracks and stereo versions of Zaireeka tracks. This silver-colored, double LP comes to record stores first as part of RSD Drops.    

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June - RSD First

Brain Telephone / Learnings Of The Light / Primitive Delight / Sunshine Earthquake / Microscope / Doomed  / Sinister Poison / Owsley / Let Love Be Love / Mother's Mirror

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June Exclusive

London-based saxophone player Nubya Garcia releasea SOURCE ≡ OUR DANCE, an RSD Drops 12” remix EP presented on Turquoise Blue w/Black vinyl. This special RSD Drops exclusive is a collection of four remix tracks from Nubya’s celebrated debut album SOURCE, reimagined through collaboration with cutting edge artists Makaya McCraven, DJ Tahira, Mark de Clive-Lowe and Shy One. This limited edition LP comes hot off the heels of Nubya’s debut album which landed on numerous Best Albums of 2020 lists, including MOJO, NPR, Paste, Pitchfork and Rolling Stone, to name a few, and one The New York Times describes as “a life’s worth of experiences into an hourlong listen.”

A side 1. Source (Makaya McCraven Remix) 2. Stand With Each Other (Tahira Remix)/B side 1. Together Is a Beautiful Place To Be (Shy One Remix) 2. The Message Continues (Mark de Clive-Lowe Remix)

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June Exclusive

Mercury Studios are delighted to announce, for the first time in thirty years, the release of Genesis, Live At Knebworth, a two track EP exclusively for RSD Drops 2021.

Side A
1. Mama
Side B
1. Turn It on Again (Medley)

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June - RSD First

Archival recordings from Al Green recorded for Hi Records, accompanied by new orchestral arrangements. Pressed on pink vinyl. 

Tired Of Being Alone/Call Me (Come Back Home)/Let's Stay Together/I'm Still In Love WIth You/HEre I Am (Come and Tkae Me)/How Can You Mend A Broken Heart/Sha La La/I Can't Get Next To You/ You Ought To Be WIth Me/Look What You Done For Me/Let's Get Married/Take Me To The River

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June - RSD First

Legendary final album from the power trio's classic line-up and a UK Top 10 album from 1972; housed in a faithfully reproduced comic book sleeve featuring an interview with original Marvel artist Neal Adams, plus an unreleased live version taken from their final live show in Pocono, USA. A definitive collector's item and part of the ongoing Fire Records catalogue campaign for the seminal British rock group. Pressed on yellow vinyl.

Side A: A1 Earth Is Not Room Enough A2 Wages Of Peace A3 Body In Mind A4 Music Is The Food Of Thought
Side B: B1 Bog Roll Blues B2 Death Of The Sun B3 Amazing Grace B4 The Grey Maze

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June Exclusive

Donny Hathaway Live features eight stunning performances from 1971, recorded at both The Troubadour, in Hollywood and The Bitter End in New York City.  Features “The Ghetto” and mind-bending covers of “Jealous Guy,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and “What’s Going On”. Pressed on 180g vinyl, exclusively for RSD Drops 2021. Strictly Limited to 8500 copies worldwide.

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June Exclusive

Exclusive RSD Drops release featuring four session/stripped back tracks from recent album CFTW. Look for four new videos to accompany the tracks. 

Side A: Rookery (Live) / Far Out (Live)

Side B: Finders Keepers/The Strange Last Flight of Richard Russell (Live)

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June Exclusive

A 7” picture disc featuring their cover of Metallica’s “Sad But True” and their Top 10 radio single “Wolf Totem” featuring Jacoby Shaddix. This is Exclusively at record stores as part of RSD Drops. 

A Side: “Sad But True” (Metallica Cover)
B Side: “Wolf Totem” featuring Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach

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June Exclusive

iDKHOW picture disc featuring #1 alternative radio hit "Leave Me Alone" + Razzmatazz B-Sides. A collection of three never-before heard B-Sides from the Razzmatazz recording sessions available for the first time ever on this limited edition 10" on 150g picture disc vinyl. Featuring "Mx. Sinister," "Modern Day Cain (Slow Jam Version), and "From The Gallows (Demo)." Also included is iDKHOW's cover of Beck's "Debra," as well as the hit "Leave Me Alone," and “Leave Me Alone (Piano Version).”

This is the first time iDKHOW has released a picture disc, and includes a portrait of Dallon Weekes on side A, and Ryan Seaman on side B.


SIDE A:
1. Mx. Sinister
2. Modern Day Cain (Slow Jam Version)
3. Leave Me Alone

SIDE B:
4. Debra
5. From The Gallows (Demo)
6. Leave Me Alone (Piano Version)

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