The Record Store Day exclusives just keep on coming. This Saturday (April 20) saw the release of a new Best Coast 7-inch single titled 'Fear of My Own Identity,' and the warm and fuzzy little nugget of tambourine- (and booty-) shaking goodness will sound mighty fine spinning around your turntable with a needle riding its grooves. But if you don't have a record player -- or you're just still deciding whether you actually want to pick it up on vinyl -- you can opt for the less glamorous option of listening via a YouTube stream. Check it out below.
Elvis Costello was recruited by Squeeze to provide backing vocals on the British New Wave rockers' tune 'Tempted,' the second single off their 1981 album 'East Side Story.' Costello's participation wasn't widely known about at the time, but his role a producer on the disc was. Squeeze keyboardist Paul Carrack handled lead vocals on 'Tempted,' but in the second verse, guitarist/songwriter Glenn Tilbrook and Costello step in to trade a few lines. 'Tempted' has since become ubiquitous in pop culture, appearing in countless commercials, video games and more.
Sessions for Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds' recent 'Push the Sky Away' album, their first in five years, were so fruitful that the band offered an outtake, 'Animal X,' as a Record Store Day exclusive 7-inch single. Reportedly named after an Australian nature documentary series from the ’90s, the tune maintains the basic tenets of the classic Seeds sound, yet the group alters the formula with warped symphonic instrumentation backing Cave's spoken-word meanderings. The resulting tune kind of comes off like a shortened, sped-up and stereophonic version of the Velvet Underground's classic poetry jam, 'The Gift.' Check it out below.