Warner Bros. Records has announced that it will make a series of vinyl albums and singles available on "Black Friday", November 29th. In the past, Black Friday was an American event created by large corporate retailers as a shopping day that promoted mass-produced items at super-low prices in hopes of driving customers into their stores.
RSD’s Black Friday subverts the model and creates pieces of art in the form of limited special editions, often numbered, from a diverse list of beloved artists. RSD’s version of Black Friday is an excuse to celebrate not only the great music but the pieces themselves and the special independent record stores who exclusively carry them.
Warner Bros. Records - a proud official sponsor of Record Store Day - will make available the following special releases:
Atlas Genius: "So Electric: When It Was Now (The Remixes)" - Single-pocket jacket, regular-weight black vinyl 12” - Limited to 3,000 copies
The "So Electric" remixes from the Aussie rock band’s 2013 album When It Was Now, featuring the Black Friday exclusive track “Electric (Vertigo Remix).” Includes a digital download card. Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering.
Tracklisting: Trojans (Lenno Remix) / If So (Magic Man Remix) / Back Seat (Goldroom Remix) / Centred On You (St. Lucia Remix) / If So (TheFatRat Remix) / Symptoms (Pierce Fulton Remix) / Trojans (Xaphoon Jones Remix) / Electric (Vertigo Remix).
Bad Things: “Anybody” - Single-pocket jacket, regular-weight black vinyl 7” - Limited to 3,000 copies
The first single off Bad Things self-titled debut album. Guided by producer Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Saves the Day), the Los Angeles five-piece take the listener on a journey of emotions from insistent yearning, through urgent, punk fury, to bold, New Wave-influenced experimentalism, to heavy, shimmering hard rock and spirit-lifting funk. This 7” single features “Anybody” on Side A and another album track, “Say It Again,” on Side B, exclusive for Black Friday.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.: “The Speed of Things” - Single-pocket jacket, regular-weight black vinyl 12” - Limited to 3,000 copies
The Speed of Things, the Detroit band’s latest full-length album, is being pressed to vinyl for the first time. Includes a digital download card. Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering.
Flaming Lips: “Peace Sword” - Single-pocket jacket, regular-weight black vinyl 12” - Limited to 5,000 copies / CD EP - Limited to 3,000 copies
The vinyl and CD editions of the band’s upcoming six-song platter featuring new music inspired by the upcoming feature film Ender’s Game and released with exclusive artwork. Includes a digital download card. Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering. Worth noting that track 6, “Assassin Beatle - The Dream Is Ending,” is roughly 10 minutes of mind-melting sonic matter and is exclusive to this vinyl and CD artifact.
Tracklisting: Peace Sword (Open Your Heart) / If They Move, Shoot ‘Em / Is The Black At The End Good / Think Like A Machine, Not A Boy / Wolf Children Assassin Beetle - The Dream is Ending
Foals: “CCTV Sessions” - Single-pocket jacket, regular-weight black vinyl 12” - Limited to 3,000 copies
This exclusive limited edition 12” features audio from the British band’s video series filmed using CCTV. Tracks include “Milk & Black Spiders,” “Bad Habit,” “Stepson,” “Late Night,” and “Bluebird and Moon.” Engineered, mixed, and filmed at Safehouse Studios by Kit Monteith, Tim Roberts, and Jamie Morris. Includes a digital download card. Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering.
NONONO: “Pumpin’ Blood” CD EP - Limited to 3,000 CD copies
Stina Wappling with production duo Astma & Rocwell formed in Stockholm, Sweden during the spring of 2012. The three Swedes found instant chemistry, and soon became the trio now known as NONONO, a name which highlights an important philosophy for the band.
Exclusively available for Black Friday this debut EP by NONONO features a never before released remix of “Pumpin Blood” by CSS.
Tracklisting: Pumpin’ Blood / Jungle / Fire Without A flame / Like The Wind / Pumpin’ Blood (acoustic) / Pumpin; Blood (CSS remix)
Red Hot Chili Peppers: “I’m Beside You” - Gatefold pocket jacket, numbered, regular-weight black vinyl 12” - Limited to 5,000 units
This vinyl double LP features outtakes recorded during sessions for Red Hot Chili Peppers’ 2011 studio album I’m With You, produced by Rick Rubin. Previously released as a series of nine individual 7” singles (from August 2012 to July 2013), the 17 tracks are being released together for the first time on limited-edition numbered vinyl. They have been pressed at RTI and mastered for vinyl by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering.
Tracklisting: Strange Man / Long Progression / Magpies on Fire / Victorian Machinery / Never Is A Long Time / Love of Your Life / The Sunset Sleeps / Hometown Gypsy / Pink as Floyd / Your Eyes Girl / In Love Dying / Catch My Death / How It Ends / Brave From Afar / This Is The Kitt / Hanalei / Open-Close
SKATERS: “Deadbolt” - Single-pocket jacket, regular-weight black vinyl 7” - Limited to 3,000
The first official single from the NYC rock band’s upcoming debut album, due February 25th. This 7” single features “Deadbolt” on Side A and “Stood Up” on Side B, exclusive to this 7”.
Tegan And Sara: “Guilty As Charged/I Run Empty” - Single-pocket jacket, regular-weight black vinyl 7” - Limited to 3,000
Guilty As Charged/I Run EmptyVINYL EXCLUSIVE only available at Independent Record Stores.
The "Guilty As Charged/I Run Empty" includes one track on each side, “Guilty As Charged” and “I Run Empty” for the first time on vinyl. Both songs were recorded by Mike Elizondo & released digitally as bonus tracks on Tegan and Sara’s 7th studio album, Heartthrob - their highest charting album of their careers.