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Brand New: Florence + The Machine – “Sky Full Of Song”

Florence + the Machine unveil a brand new track, “Sky Full Of Song today. Listen and watch the A.G. Rojas-directed video below. In partnership with Record Store Day, a limited edition, double A-side 7” vinyl will follow on April 21.

“This was a song that just fell out of the sky fully formed,” says Florence Welch. “Sometimes when you are performing you get so high, it’s hard to know how to come down. There is this feeling of being cracked open, rushing endlessly outwards and upwards, and wanting somebody to hold you still, bring you back to yourself. It’s an incredible, celestial, but somehow lonely feeling.”

The Record Store Day release of “Sky Full Of Song” will be backed by a recording of “New York poem (for Polly),” taken from Welch’s forthcoming book Useless Magic: a collection of lyrics, artwork and poetry offering a unique, personal insight into her creative process. Useless Magic is out July 5 via Crown Publishing/Penguin.

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Tame Impala Releases Live Versions

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Tame Impala has released Live Versions, an album of songs selected from a 2013 Chicago Tame Impala concert on Interscope Records. Chief songwriter Kevin Parker chose the 9 tracks for the record based on how different the live versions are from the album versions. Parker’s goal was to give fans something they won’t already have; something they’ve only previously experienced at a Tame Impala show. Songs from this show were recorded by and broadcast on WXRT. Live Versions was originally released on vinyl only as a limited release in celebration of 2014’s Record Store Day and was the highest selling Record Store Day 2014 release. The album will be made widely available via Amazon MP3, iTunes, and Google Play.

Listen to “Mind Mischief” off of Live Versions here

Winning widespread critical acclaim from music publications, and also winning the hearts of music lovers the world over, Tame Impala’s most recent album Lonerism was released in late 2012 and has gone on to sell in excess of 172,000 copies in the United States, and was nominated for Best Alternative Album at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards. The band’s sophomore album, features the hits “Elephant” and “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards.” The album reached the #1 spot on the CMJ chart and received wide commercial airplay as well.
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LIVE VERSIONS TRACK LISTING

01. Endors Toi (Live Version)

02. Why Won’t You Make Up Your Mind (Live Version)

03. Sestri Levante (Live Version)

04. Mind Mischief (Live Version)

05. Desire Be Desire Go (Live Version)

06. Half Full Glass Of Wine (Live Version)

07. Be Above It (Live Version)

08. Feels Like We Only Go Backwards (Live Version)

09. Apocalypse Dreams (Live Version)

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Listen: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – “If You Didn’t See Me (Then You Weren’t On The Dancefloor)”

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. are back! The Detroit duo of Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott are currently putting the finishing touches on their sophomore album, which will be out later this year. In the interim, DEJJ will offer a taste of what’s to come. Patterns, a brand new EP, will be released by Warner Bros. Records in the US on April 16th digitally and April 20th physically as a vinyl only Record Store Day piece. The physical version of the EP will include two exclusive remixes. The band just premiered their new song, “If You Didn’t See Me (Then You Weren’t On The Dancefloor)” on their website. “Dancefloor” will be available on iTunes April 2nd.

Listen: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – “If You Didn’t See Me (Then You Weren’t On The Dancefloor)”

The band will be celebrating the release of Patterns with a select number of headlining shows, including a special hometown Record Store Day show in Detroit at The Majestic Theater for the second year in a row. They’ll also be performing in NYC, Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago. All confirmed dates are below.

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Patterns EP Tracklisting

1. If You Didn’t See Me (Then You Weren’t on the Dancefloor)

2. Dark Water

3. Hiding

4. Habits

Tour Dates:

4/20 – DETROIT – MAJESTIC THEATER (Record Store Day Show)

4/26 – BROOKLYN – MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG

5/11 – AUSTIN – THE PARISH

5/16 – LOS ANGELES – EL REY

5/17 – SAN FRANCISCO – THE INDEPENDENT

5/24 – CHICAGO – LINCOLN HALL

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New Collaboration: SMILE

The brainchildren behind two of Sweden’s most beloved musical projects have combined to form one artistic force, the result being an infectious pop revolution. Smile is the collaboration of Björn Yttling, world-renowned writer, producer and bassist of international indie-pop powerhouse Peter Bjorn and John, and Joakim Åhlund of bear-masked electro outfit Teddybears. The duo is excited to announce the May 29th release of their debut LP, A Flash in the Night, as the first artist album from the Swedish artist collective, Ingrid.  The recording is fully loaded with electro-focused pop tracks, many instrumental and constructed around addictive synth. The vocals that are offered are artfully sparse. The album features the single “Clean Gloves, Dirty Hands,” a standout instrumental track that The Fader has deemed, “excellent”, set amongst the hazy and nostalgic “Jean Michel,” complete with retro future-synth and the dream-pop gems “Crooked” and “Satellite Blues”

Ingrid made it’s official debut on Record Store Day, April 21st. with a 15-track compilation aptly titled Ingrid Volym I . The release features new original tracks from Nordic musicians and label founders Lykke Li, Joakim Ahlund of Teddybears, Miike Snow and Björn Yttling of Peter Björn and John.  In addition to solo music projects by members of Peter Björn and John, Teddybears and Miike Snow, additional artists on the compilation include Andrew Wyatt, The Chinamen, Coco Morier, Electrocute, Hortlax Cobra, Little Majorette, Max Von Sydow, Peter Moren and Starlight Serenaders. The story behind the Swedish powerhouse label is anything but ordinary. Now they have all joined forces to record music as a single sonic entity highlighting Sweden’s eclectic music scene, ranging from dark, lush cosmic pop to psychedelic minimalism to melodic kraut.

A FLASH IN THE NIGHT TRACKLISTING

  1. Jeans Team
  2. Satellite Blues
  3. Clean Gloves, Dirty Hands
  4. Jean Michel
  5. Eating Dirt
  6. Med Hopp Om Battring
  7. Second Hand Smoke
  8. From Time To Time
  9. School. Work. Dead
  10. Have Some Fun Tonight
  11. Crooked
  12. Rescue Dog
  13. A Flash In The Night

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The Vinyl District Record Store Locator APP

With Record Store Day coming upon us, this is the perfect time to check out this app for iPhone and Android phones from The Vinyl District.

Besides having a feed from the website, The Vinyl District, the app features a  geo-location record store finding tool which is also keyword searchable (helpful when planning a trip to a strange city). Have a look & take a quick tour here. The app has stores listed in over 15 countries, mostly in the US & UK, and more are being added everyday. The app also features a calendar for record fairs in the US & UK, and a social aspect as well. Users can check-in to stores, leave comments about them, and also discuss purchases. This has opened up an entire new platform for vinyl & music lovers to communicate and support what matters most to us in real time, all of the time, every day.

Check it out!

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The Flaming Lips Exclusive Album for Record Store Day

In between one-off shows scattered around the world in the past several months The Flaming Lips have still found time to record a series of unique and experimental sessions for an album featuring a diverse cross-section of heavy friends from every corner of the musical cosmos. The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends includes vocal and musical assistance from such disparate playmates as Yoko Ono, Nick Cave, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Bon Iver, Ke$ha and many more.

Some of these tracks have already appeared on previously released, extremely limited edition color vinyl 12″ EPs released in past months, which sold out as soon as they became available. Most of the tracks on the album are being released here for the first time and will surprise even the most ardent LIPS fans.

The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends will be pressed on two high-quality, multi-color vinyl discs housed in separate custom art jackets and poly bagged together. No two discs will look exactly alike. This double album will be very limited and released exclusively for RECORD STORE DAY. Once it’s gone, it will not be repressed again making THE FLAMING LIPS AND HEADY FWENDS the most anticipated RSD release this year.

Track-listing for The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends is as follows:

Side 1:

Side 2:

  • Supermoon Made Me Want To Pee (featuring Prefuse 73)
  • Children Of The Moon (featuring Tame Impala)
  • That Ain’t My Trip (featuring Jim James of My Morning Jacket)
  • You, Man?  Human?  (featuring Nick Cave)

Side 3:

  • I’m Working At NASA On Acid (featuring Lightning Bolt)
  • Do It! (featuring Yoko Ono)
  • Is David Bowie Dying? (featuring Neon Indian)

Side 4:

  • The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (featuring Erykah Badu)
  • Thunder Drops (featuring New Fumes)
  • I Don’t Want You To Die (featuring Chris Martin of Coldplay)

About Records Store Day:

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 on Saturday, April 21st, 2012.

For more about National Record Store Day, please visit www.recordstoreday.com

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National Record Store Day – November 25

Vinyl Packages will be available from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Iron and Wine, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton and The Black Keys

In keeping with its commitment to the annual vinyl bonanza that is Record Store Day, a celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700
independently owned record stores in the U.S. and hundreds of similar stores internationally, Warner Bros. Records has announced that it will make several vinyl pieces available on November 25th (aka Black Friday), exclusively in honor of 2011’s second annual Record Store Day. April saw the release of vinyl from The Flaming Lips, Devo, Mastodon, Sonic Youth, and others. The day after Thanksgiving, the following very special exclusive releases will go on sale in record stores across the country and at www.becausesoundmatters.com:

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Blood Sugar Sex Magik

Remastered and reissued for the first time in 20 years, this Anniversary edition of the SoCal funk-rock giants’ classic 1991 album will be released on 140-gram red vinyl and is limited to 2500 units domestically. Produced by Rick Rubin, Blood Sugar Sex Magik has sold more than 15 million copies worldwide and was the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ introduction to worldwide popularity and critical acclaim, spawning several hit singles including “Under The Bridge” and “Give It Away.”

$34.98

Iron and Wine: Live at KCRW

This live collection features Iron and Wine, fronted by Sam Beam, in an intimate on-air acoustic performance at Los Angeles’ influential tastemaker radio station KCRW this past Jan 26, 2011. This intimate performance includes songs from Iron and Wine’s current album Kiss Each Other Clean, and other favorites as well as audio from his interview with Jason Bentley. The package includes a limited-edition LP pressed in an edition of 2,500 copies only and a CD.

$24.98

Tom Petty: Kiss My Amps (Live)

This limited-edition LP features six live tracks from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ 2010 tour supporting their album Mojo – Petty’s first album with the Heartbreakers in eight years. It includes “Sweet William,” a B-side recorded live during the 2008 tour and referred to at the time by Rolling Stone as their “new favorite Petty song.” Limited to 5,000.

$24.98

The Black Keys: Two-song 12″ EP

The Black Keys’ new record El Camino will be released Dec 6th on Nonesuch Records. Produced by Danger Mouse and The Black Keys, the album was recorded in the band’s new hometown of Nashville. A limited-edition 12″ of the already popular single “Lonely Boy,” pressed on limited edition vinyl, will be available at independent retailers as part of Record Store Day, with another album track, “Run Right Back,” on the B-side.

$10.98

Eric Clapton Blues Box

This three album, five disc box has been carefully recut for vinyl at Bernie Grundman Mastering by Chris Bellman and pressed on the finest grade 180- gram European vinyl for the highest quality analog sound imaginable. Box set includes: From The Cradle, Riding With The King and Me And Mr. Johnson, plus a unique 12″ x 12″ lithograph. Each box is beautifully packaged in a high quality paper wrapped design. This title is non-exclusive to Record Store day but limited to 2500 copies.

$124.98

For more about National Record Store Day, please visit www.recordstoreday.com

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