Visit Your Local Record Store for Limited Releases From Desaparecidos, Refused, Braids + The Arcs
As vinyl enthusiasts and record store supporters have known for a long time, Record Store day really is every single day. Case in point: Each and every week, labels and bands release limited-edition records that are made available exclusively at independent shops all over the world.
We always love sharing the good news when it comes across our desks, and fortunately, we just got a load of exciting announcements! Check out what grabbed our attention below:
Braids, 'Deep in the Iris'
Made available this week (April 28), Deep in the Iris marks Braids' third full-length effort. while it's out on several formats, you might have to scour your favorite record store or make some long-distance phone calls to find the crazy-limited white and green marbled vinyl edition. How limited is it? There are only 125 discs available!
The Arcs, "Stay in My Corner" b/w "Tomato Can"
You already know all about the Arcs, right? It's the Dan Auerbach project that is working on a full-length album slated for release this summer. Ahead of that, though, the Arcs (via Nonesuch Records) are releasing a 7" packed with two new tracks ... and you'll only be able to find the single at indie shops. It's set for release on May 2.
On June 23, the Conor Oberst-fronted punk outfit Desaparecidos will unleash Payola, the band's sophomore effort and first in more than a decade. As if that's not cool enough, Desaparecidos are teaming up with record stores across the country to give fans a special green vinyl edition of the record, limited to just 2,000 copies.
After declaring that they are "f---ing alive," Refused are set to release Freedom, their first record in 17 years, on June 30 via Epitaph. Along with the standard edition, Freedom will also find its way onto indie shops' shelves in the form of a limited clear vinyl release. Make sure you make nice with your local store: There will only be 1,000 copies of this version made available.