It’s Record Store Day Eve, so get to bed early so you can wake up and get in line at your favorite neighborhood store! Many KEXP DJs and staff will be in line, too, hoping to get some of the items below. (Part one of their lists is posted here, and DJ Kevin Cole shares his highlights here.) Plus, check out all these different events around town!
All week long on The Afternoon Show, DJ Kevin Cole has been chatting with local record store entrepreneurs, and today’s guest is:
Friday: Matt Vaughan (Easy Street)
Tune in at 3:00 PM PT to hear Matt spin some of his Record Store Day highlights, and stay tuned for a very big announcement, too! (You don’t want to miss it!)
Darek Mazzone | Host of Wo’Pop:
Various Artists – An On-U Journey Through Time and Space 12″
Katrina Harvie-Watt | Major Gifts Officer:
David Bowie, Changes, 7” picture disc!
Tanner Ellison | Host of Seek and Destroy:
EVERY DAY is Record Store Day!!!! Well, if they sell metal albums anyway :P
I also found this really good Vice/Noisey article talking about how vinyl production in this country is sliding into a shitty space partially thanks to larger acts and labels trying to cash in on the vinyl “trend” (I don’t know about the trend, I’ve been buying underground punk and metal vinyl since I was 13). But it’s worth a read and brings up some valid points.
• At The Gates – Gardens of Grief
• Carcass – Choice Cuts
• Electric Wizard – Time To Die
• Gwar – America Must Be Destroyed
• Deathwish – Out For Blood
• Hawkwind – Back on the Streets
• Jungle Rot – Terror Regime
• Hawkwind – Hawkwind
• Venom – From The Very Depths
Andy Klatt | Information Specialist:
Eyedea & Abilities – E&A
My guitar teacher told me about this DJ/MC duo in the early aughts. There might not be a more complete hip-hop album if you like poetic, intelligent lyrics and jazzy, one-of-a-kind beats. I have to own it.
Jeffrey Vetting | Events and Outreach Manager:
I have a collection of Braid colored vinyl and limited editions (Midwest Holler!), so I am looking forward to Kids Get Grids by Braid.
Morgan Chosnyk | Variety Mix DJ:
My picks are Built to Spill – Untethered Moon LP, mclusky – mcluskyism LP, and Neko Case – Fox Confessor Brings The Flood LP! Woo RSD!
Dylan Flesch | Licensing & Podcasting Coordinator:
Citizen Dick – Touch Me I’m Dick – Legacy 7″
Courtney Barnett – Kim’s Caravan – mom+pop 12″
John Prine – September 78 – Oh Boy Records 12″ 1250
Richard Swift – Ground Trouble Jaw – Secretly Canadian LP
Built To Spill – Untethered Moon – Warner Bros. LP
Janice Headley | Online Content Producer:
• William Tyler – Deseret Canyon LP: A reissue of the long-out-of-print solo album from the Lambchop guitarist, released in 2008 under the name The Paper Hats.
• Bedhead – Live in Chicago 12″: It’s a “Regional Focus Release” so I’m not holding my breath that I’ll find it.
• Polaris – Music From The Adventures of Pete and Pete LP
• I’m kind-of curious about the Syd Barrett/R.E.M. – “Dark Globe” 7″ single, but how is it different from the flexi-disc that came with the January 1990 issue of Sassy Magazine? #NERD
Michele Myers | Variety Mix DJ:
Air – Playground Love (Soundtrack)
Otis Redding – Otis Redding Sings Soul
Jesus and Mary Chain – Psychocandy Live (Would hang this red vinyl beauty on my wall in between spinnings.)
Reeves Richards | Variety Mix DJ:
Here are five albums on my wishlist for record store day. I’ve ordered them from most to least important.
1. Live Harvest – Blitzen Trapper: One of my favorite NW artists covering one of my favorite albums of all time? Mark this down as the personal must have.
2. Picaresque – The Decemberists: Happy to see this one get the vinyl treatment. I will pick it up if it’s available.
3. Choice Cuts – Carcass: If only for the ridiculous bad ’80s horror movie album cover as well as some of the best death metal out there.
4. Meet Me in the City – The Black Keys/Junior Kimbrough: Though there are several great 7″ releases on the list, this one caught my eye immediately. Black Keys’ Kimbrough covers EP Chulahoma is already fantastic.
5. Gardens of Grief – At The Gates: I had the pleasure of seeing At the Gates perform live on March 31st at the Showbox. Their debut EP on vinyl would be a pretty nice addition.
Honorable Mentions: Boys and Girls of America and Heaven Is Whenever by The Hold Steady, Get Behind Me Satan by The White Stripes, and Live at Pickathon Split by Those Darlins/Diarrhea Planet.
Nate Prudhon | Variety Mix DJ:
· Bob Marley – Bob Marley Interviews: So Much Things To Say
· Mastodon – Atlanta
· Jaco Pastorius – The Warner Years
· Swans – 12″ EP
· Run The Jewels – Record Store Day Release
· Robert Plant – More Roar
· Death Cab For Cutie/Freedy Johnston – Bad Reputation
· Syd Barrett/R.E.M. – Dark Globe
· Blitzen Trapper – Harvest
· Grandmaster Flash/Stiff Little Fingers – The Message
· Foo Fighters – Songs From The Laundry Room
· The Flaming Lips – Bad Days
· The Flaming Lips – This Here Giraffe
· Steve Reich – Music for 18 Musicians
· Charlie Parker – The Charlie Parker Story
· Miles Davis – The Prestige 10 Inch LP Collection Vol. 2
· Brian Eno – My Squelchy Life
· The Prodigy – Ibiza
· Johnny Cash – Koncert v Praze (In Prague–Live)
· J Dilla – Love
· J Dilla – Fuck The Police
· Cassandra Wilson/Billie Holiday – You Go To My Head/The Mood That I’m In
· Curtis Fuller’s Quintet – Blues-ette
· Wu-Tang Clan – Protect Ya Neck
· Metallica – No Life Til Leather
· Carcass – Choice Cuts
· Courtney Barnett – Kim’s Caravan
· Jurassic 5 – Quality Control–The Wood Box
· The Kinks – Kinksize Session & Kinksize Hits
· Paul McCartney – The Family Way: Original Soundtrack Recording
· Ministry – Ministry Trax Box
· Mark Mothersbaugh – The Lego Movie: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
· Reverend Horton Heat – It’s A Rave-Up/Beer, Write This Song
· Rockabye Baby – Lullaby Renditions of Grateful Dead
· RPM Turntable Baseball – Two Games, One Record (A Two-Player Game Played at 33 1/3 RPM)