2015 Brings With It Exciting Vinyl Releases From Paul Westerberg, Dinosaur Jr. + More
It's no secret that we here at Diffuser are fans of vinyl.
If you follow us on Instagram or Twitter, you know that's putting it mildly. We eat, sleep and breathe vinyl (it doesn't taste very good), so when we come across exciting news in the world of wax, we want to share it with you. Such is the case today! From the Replacements' Paul Westerberg to Dinosaur Jr., check out some vinyl releases that have our attention below:
Dinosaur Jr., 'Bug: Live at the 9:30 Club'
When this record was first released, it was limited to 800 copies pressed on green wax and 200 copies on purple. Unless you picked up a copy the second it was released, we're guessing you've been dying to get your hands on this album for quite some time. Well, get ready for your second chance; a repressing of Dinosaur Jr.'s 'Bug: Live at the 9:30 Club' will be released on Feb. 10. It will be another limited pressing, again only 1,000 copies, all of which will be pressed on red vinyl. Get more details on the LP here.
Imagine Dragons, 'Smoke & Mirrors'
With beautiful artwork and highly-anticipated new music, Imagine Dragons' 'Smoke & Mirrors' will likely find its way into your stack if you're even the slightest fan of 21st century alternative rock. Set for release via Interscope on Feb. 17, the vinyl edition of the band's sophomore effort will be released as a double-LP. Check out the cover art and get more information here.
Phoenix, 'It's Never Been Like That'
On Feb. 17, Phoenix will be releasing 'It's Never Been Like That' -- their third studio album that originally dropped on May 15, 2006 -- on vinyl for the first time ever. Details are a wee bit sparse as we write this, but we wanted to make sure to get this exciting release in front of you as soon as possible.
Paul Westerberg, 'Suicaine Gratifaction'
Back in 1999, the Replacements' fearless leader, Paul Westerberg, released his third solo album, 'Suicaine Gratifaction.' The album featured appearances by Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum and Benmont Tench of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (among other artist cameos), but was never released on vinyl. Well, that will change on March 17 when Plain Recordings releases the 180-gram record housed in a gatefold jacket. Get more information on the reissue here.
In addition to the above, we've already reported on several more releases that will hit your local record store's shelves this year, including Silverchair's 'Neon Ballroom,' Goldfinger's self-titled debut, and the Offspring's 'Americana.'
What vinyl releases are you excited to pick up in 2015? Let us know in the comments section below!