We here at Diffuser love our vinyl records.

We love shopping for them, we love hunting for them ... we love opening them and of course, we love spinning them. So, in an effort to satisfy our own selfish desires to stay on top of all of the amazing vinyl releases we see in our local record shops each month, we decided to compile a monthly list of just a handful of the best records that are slated to hit the streets.

Kicking things off in August, there are a ton of great LPs that will likely find their way into your stacks, including a new Replacements box set and several remastered John Lennon discs. Peruse our vinyl picks below -- and if we're missing anything, make sure to let us know in the comments section!

  • Demon Music Group

    August 7

    The Pretenders -- Pretenders Box Set (Nine-LP set featuring the band's albums released via Warners between 1979-1999, pressed on 180-gram black vinyl.)

    Chelsea Wolfe -- Abyss (1,000 copies pressed on black and light blue splatter, 1,000 copies pressed on opaque blue, along with an unspecified amount of copies pressed on standard black vinyl.)

    Deaf Wish -- Pain (LP available in limited quantities on white vinyl and standard black.)

    Frank Turner -- Positive songs for Negative People (Available on black vinyl and as a limited picture disc.)

    Mac DeMarco -- Another One (The olive green pressing is exclusive to Captured Tracks and also includes extra 12" of instrumentals and a slipmat.)

    Major Lazer -- Peace Is the Mission (Standard black)

    They Might Be Giants -- Glean (Standard black vinyl housed in a die-cut jacket.)


  • Rounder

    August 14

    Gregg Allman -- Gregg Allman Live: Back to Macon, GA (Double-LP pressed on 120-gram black vinyl in gatefold packaging.)

    Babes in Toyland -- Fontanelle (Standard black)

    Chris Cornell -- Euphoria Mourning (Vinyl specifics unknown)

    The Get-Up Kids -- Four Minute Mile | Something to Write Home About (Vinyl specifics unknown)

    Glassjaw -- Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Silence (Double-LP pressed on 180-gram vinyl.)

    Jimmy Eat World -- Bleed American (Pressed on 180-gram black vinyl.)

    Red House Painters -- Bridge | Down Colorful Hill | Ocean Beach/Shock Me | Rollercoaster (4AD is releasing the band's catalog on black vinyl.)

    Parquet Courts / Joey Pizza Slice -- Split 7" (Limited to 500 copies on black vinyl.)

    Pavement -- The Secret History Vol. 1 (Double-LP pressed on black vinyl.)

    The Replacements -- The Twin/Tone Years (Four-LP box set celebrating the band's tenure on Minnesota's Twin/Tone label.)

    Various Artists (Soundtrack) -- Rushmore (Vinyl specifics unknown)

  • Important Records

    August 21

    William Basinski & Richard Chartier -- Divertissment (Vinyl specifics unknown)

    Noah Gundersen -- Carry the Ghost (Pressed on gold and black starburst 180-gram vinyl.)

    John Lennon -- Imagine | Milk and Honey | Rock 'n' Roll | Some Time in New York City | Double Fantasy | Mind Games | Walls and Bridges (Capitol reissuing these remastered albums on 180-gram black vinyl.

    Owen / Into It. Over It. -- Split 7" (Gold and clear vinyl limited to 700 copies.)

    The Scientists -- Blood Red River (Pressed on black vinyl.)

  • Sub Pop

    August 28

    Beach House -- Depression Cherry (Available on black vinyl as well as a limited run of clear wax.)

    FOALS -- What Went Down (Available on black vinyl and clear wax in a limited box-set edition.)

    Cliff Martinez (Soundtrack) -- Drive (Single-LP pressed on gold vinyl.)

    Nirvana -- Greatest Hits (Double-LP at 45RPM or single-LP at 33RPM, on black vinyl.)

    Painted Palms -- Horizons (300 copies available on red vinyl, remaining stock pressed on white.)

    Yo La Tengo -- Stuff Like That There (Available on black vinyl, as well as cassette.)