Record Store Day 2012 Releases

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Record Store Day 2012

Record Store Day is just around the corner! View the full list of the day's events for all three stores. The list of exclusive RSD titles just for indie record stores is pretty big, so we wanted to highlight some of them and give you the chance to view/print the entire list (PDF) so you can be prepared on April 21, 2012. Just a heads up that the stock may differ between the three stores. 

Amoeba Hollywood
We will hold exclusive RSD releases behind our front counters. Line for RSD titles will form on Ivar no earlier than 8 a.m. on Saturday. Product is limited to stock on hand and available on a first come, first served basis. Limit one per title per customer. Store opens at 10:30 a.m and there is no wait to enter for the store's festivities.

Huge Turntable Sale at Amoeba Hollywood! All turntables in stock 20-40% off!
April 20-22 only. Limited to stock on hand.

All headphones and lamps are 20% off (4/21 only)!

Amoeba San Francisco & Berkeley
We will feature exclusive RSD releases on our sales floor. Product is limited to stock on hand and available to customers on a first come, first served basis. Limit one per title per customer. Stores open at 10:30 a.m.

Huge Turntable Sale at Amoeba San Francisco and Berkeley! All turntables in stock 20-40% off! April 20-22 only. Limited to stock on hand.


These RSD titles are very limited and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis at all three Amoeba stores. Since they are so limited we can't do mail orders or customer holds. Limit one of each title per customer. will have a selection of RSD titles available for sale online starting Sunday, April 22.

Ryan Adams Heartbreak A Stranger Ryan Adams
Heartbreak A Stranger / Black Sheets Of Rain
7" colored vinyl

Two Bob Mould covers recorded at November's "See A Little Light" Bob Mould Tribute Show at Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles, California.
RSD title

G.G. Allin & Antiseen
Violence Now / Cock on the Loose
7" (brown vinyl)

Out of print since ‘92. One time pressing of 300 copies on exclusive brown vinyl. Remastered audio with original sleeve and labels. Never before seen insert with GG‘s original handwritten lyrics to “Violence Now.”
Animal Collective Transverse Temporal Gyrus

Animal Collective
Transverse Temporal Gyrus

In March 2010, Animal Collective and visual artist Danny Perez put on an installation called "Transverse Temporal Gyrus" at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. For the audio, each member of the band made individual sounds and songs. Over the course of two 3-hour performances, the basic tracks were fed into a computer program that randomized the track order, and sometimes randomly combined stems from one track with stems from another. The program also panned the music in various directions around a 36 channel surround sound system that ran through 36 speakers set up from the top of the Guggenheim's ramp to the bottom. The music on this 12" is a collage made consisting of the original tracks, as well as live recordings made inside the Guggenheim before the doors were opened to the public. It will be the only physical format on which any of the music will be released.
Atmosphere and the Uncluded Atmosphere and The Uncluded (Aesop Rock & Kimya Dawson)
Record Store Day Vinyl Picture Disc
10" LP
  • Limited run of 1500 (worldwide) hand numbered pieces.
  • Includes a digital download card.
  • Features unreleased material from both Atmosphere and The Uncluded (Aesop Rock & Kimya Dawson.)
  • Special third side (inner groove) of the audio of "A Poop Story told by Slug" that goes along with the artwork by Jeremy Fish.
the Baseball Project Record Store Day

The Baseball Project
El Hombre / Harvey Haddix

The Baseball Project, made up of Steve Wynn, Scott McCaughey, Peter Buck and Linda Pitmon, perform “El Hombre” a rockin’ little number that should become a major hit in Los Angeles this summer. Sorry St. Louis, but we’ll try and get TBBP to write a number about Carlos Betran. The B-Side is “Harvey Haddix” a virtual who’s who from that small fraternity of pitchers that have pitched perfect games in the big leagues and the man who was left off said list. The cover is a lenticular 3-D design by artist Amelie Mancini. Proceeds will benefit the estate of the late great NRBQ drummer Tom Ardolino.
Beach House Lazuli

Beach House
Lazuli / Equal Mind
7" (blue vinyl)

First new music from the band on a blue vinyl single. New album out in May.
Black Prairie

Black Prairie
Singers, Vol. 1: Portland

Features 3 members of the Decemberists, includes guest appearances from fellow Portlandians James Mercer (the Shins) and Sallie Ford.
  1. Mystery (with Sallie Ford)
  2. Lock on Your Door (with James Mercer)
David Bowie Starman

David Bowie
7" picture disc

Numbered, clear plastic sleeve.
  1. Starman (Original)
  2. Top of Pops Performance of "Starman"
Brad Waters Deep

Waters Deep

Brad is led by Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam) and vocalist Shawn Smith (Satchel/Pigeonhead). This limited 7” features 2 b-sides (never before heard tracks, not available anywhere and not on the new record United We Stand).
  1. Water's Deep
  2. Pressure is On
Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club
LP (white vinyl)

Limited edition, individually numbered, white vinyl.
Dave Brubeck Octet

The Dave Brubeck Octet
Fantasy 3-3: Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
10" (red vinyl)

Originally released on Fantasy in 1952, this exclusive Record Store reissue pressing faithfully reproduces the original 10” vinyl package right down to the red colored vinyl. Features legendary sidemen Bill Smith, Paul Desmond, David Van Kriedt, Dick Collins, Bob Collins, Ron Crotty, and Cal Tjader.
  1. The Way You Look Tonight
  2. Love Walked In
  3. What is This Thing Called Love
  4. September in the Rain
  5. Prelude and Fugue on Bop Themes
  6. Let's Fall in Love
  7. Ipca
Carolina Chocolate Drops You Be Illin
Carolina Chocolate Drops / Run DMC
You Be Illin'
7" (coke bottle green vinyl)

Another in the Side by Side series created exclusively for Record Store Day featuring an original track (this time Run DMC's "You Be Illin" backed by a cover from another artist (this time Carolina Chocolate Drops).
The Civil Wars Live at Amoeba

The Civil Wars
Live at Amoeba

Limited Edition one time pressing EP/CD. Recorded live at Amoeba Hollywood on June 14, 2011. (A portion of the cost of this title goes directly to support Record Store Day.)
  1. Tip of My Tongue
  2. Forget Me Not
  3. From This Valley
  4. 20 Years
  5. I’ve Got This Friend
  6. Billie Jean
  7. Dance Me to the End of Love
  8. Disarm
Crosses Option ††† (Crosses)
Option / Telepathy

Limited Edition 7" (1000 units), double-A side release from ††† (Crosses). Features one song from each of the band's two EPs, EP † & EP ††.
  1. Op†ion
  2. †elepa†hy
Miles Davis Forever Miles
Miles Davis
Forever Miles

This collection, created especially for Record Store Day, makes five quintessential Miles Davis performances available for the first time on commercial vinyl. A cross-section of tracks from the 1950s, '60s and '70s, Forever Miles includes "Dear Old Stockholm," an alternate take from the Miles and John Coltrane box set; "Blues For Pablo," Take 1 from the Miles and Gil Evans box set; "Hand Jive," an alternate take from the Miles Quintet box set; "Early Minor," a new mix from the In A Silent Way box set; and "Directions," an unreleased version from Live at the Fillmore East 1970.
Dinosaur Jr electronic

The Electronic Anthology Project of Dinosaur Jr.
The Electronic Anthology Project of Dinosaur Jr.
CD/LP (black vinyl or purple vinyl)

Nine classic Dinosaur Jr songs re-imagined,replayed, re-recorded by Brett Nelson (Built To Spill) and re-sung by J Mascis.
  1. Sludgefeast
  2. Pond Song
  3. Raisans
  4. In A Jar
  5. The Lung
  6. Kracked
  7. Tarpit
  8. Little Fury Things
  9. Feel The Pain
Jimmy Fallon Tebowie

Jimmy Fallon

First time physically available.
  1. Tebowie
  2. Reading Rainbow
New Multitudes Let's Multiply Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker, Yim Yames
Let's Multiply

An intimate interpretation of American icon and musical legend Woody Guthrie’s unrecorded lyrics from Jay Farrar (Son Volt), Will Johnson (Centro-matic), Anders Parker (Varnaline), and Yim Yames (My Morning Jacket). Includes 2 previously unreleased demo tracks and an additional 2 tracks not available for purchase anywhere else.
  1. Freedom’s Fire
  2. Talking Empty Bed Blues (demo)
  3. Healing Hand
  4. Chorine My Sheba Queen (demo)
Flaming Lips Record Store Day The Flaming Lips
The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends
2x LP, custom jackets

Side 1
  1. 2012 (feat. Ke$ha and Biz Markie)
  2. Ashes In The Air (feat. Bon Iver)
  3. Helping The Retarded To Know God (feat. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)
Side 2
  1. Supermom Made Me Want To Pee (feat. Prefuse 73)
  2. Children Of The Moon (feat. Tame Impala)
  3. That Ain't My Trip (feat. Jim James)
  4. You, Man? Human? (feat. Nick Cave)
Side 3
  1. I'm Working At NASA On Acid (feat. Lightning Bolt)
  2. Do It! (feat. Yoko Ono)
  3. Is David Bowie Dying? (feat. Neon Indian)
Side 4
  1. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (feat. Erykah Badu)
  2. Thunder Drops (feat. New Fumes)
  3. I Don't Want You To Die (feat. Chris Martin)
Flaming Lips Mastadon The Flaming Lips / Mastadon
A Spoonful Weighs A Ton
7" (baby pink vinyl)

Another in the Side by Side series created exclusively for Record Store Day featuring an original track (The Flaming Lips' "A Spoonful Weighs a Ton") backed by a cover from Mastodon.
Florence + the Machine Shake It Out Florence + the Machine
Shake It Out
  1. Shake It Out
  2. Shake It Out (The Weeknd Remix)
Foster the People Foster The People
Broken Jaw / Ruby
  1. Broken Jaw
  2. Ruby
Garbage Blood for Poppies Record Store Day Garbage
Blood for Poppies
7" white vinyl

First single from band in over seven years. First physical piece in seven years. Album track and B-side remix by Butch Vig.
  1. Blood For Poppies
  2. Blood For Poppies ( "Heads Down Here We Come Butch Vig Remix")
Grateful Dead Dark Star Grateful Dead
Dark Star: Europe '72 Olympia Theatre - Paris, France 5/4/72
180 Gram LP.

Longest and previously unavailable version now on vinyl for the first time. Total pressing: 4,200.
  1. Dark Star (19:21)
  2. Drums (2:32)
  3. Dark Star (17:34)
Skip James Skip James
Devil Got My Woman

Newly re-mastered from the original tapes, this 1968 album holds a dozen semi-autobiographical or entirely personalized traditional songs.
  1. Good Road Camp Blues
  2. Little Cow, Little Calf Blues
  3. Devil Got My Woman
  4. Look at the People Standing at the Judgment
  5. Worried Blues
  6. 22-20 Blues
  7. Mistreating Child Blues
  8. Sickbed Blues
  9. Catfish Blues
  10. Lorenzo Blues
  11. Careless Love
  12. Illinois Blues
Janis Joplin Highlights from the Pearl Sessions Janis Joplin
Highlights from The Pearl Sessions

2-10" set. An exclusive RSD vinyl companion to the 2-CD reissue of Pearl (being released as The Pearl Sessions). Includes rare and unreleased studio outtakes of classic songs specifically culled from the recently discovered studio recordings used to create The Pearl Sessions. Comes packaged in a gatefold jacket with extensive liner notes and rare photographs.
the Knack The Knack
Live in Los Angeles, 1978
10" (red and yellow splatter vinyl)

Two exclusive tracks - one song never released before in any form.
  1. Let Me Out (Live in Los Angeles, 1978)
  2. My Sharona (Live in Los Angeles, 1978)
  3. Romeo Eyes (Anawalt Rehearsal)
  4. Art War (Anawalt Rehearsal)
RSD Title Lana Del Rey
Born To Die (Damon Albarn Remix)
  1. Born To Die (Damon Albarn Remix)
  2. Blue Jeans (Penguin Prison Remix)
M83 Mirror M83
7" (etched disc)

Previously unreleased track. One-sided b/w etching.
Miike Snow Devil's Work Record Store Day Miike Snow
Devil's Work
  1. Devil's Work (Ruben Haze remix)
  2. Devil's Work (Dirty South Remix)
Shuggie Otis Shuggie Otis
Inspiration Information

B-side "Magic" is previously unreleased and comes from Shuggie's personal archive of the Inspiration Information sessions.
  1. Inspiration Information
  2. Magic
Ozzy Osbourne Believer Ozzy Osbourne
7" (black and white polka dot vinyl)

A limited, numbered collector's edition on polka-dot vinyl (symbolic of Randy Rhoads' guitar) featuring "Believer" (Live) + "Goodbye to Romance" (2010 guitar and vocal mix).
Sigur Ros Hvarf-Heim Sigur Ros
LP (colored vinyl)

Double 150 gram multi-colored vinyl, 2-LP set.
Regina Spektor Regina Spektor
The Prayer of Francois Villon (Moltiva)

Two unreleased tracks recorded in Regina's native Russian.
  1. The Prayer of Francois Villon (Moltiva)
  2. Old Jacket (Stariy Pedjak)
Bruce Springsteen Rocky Ground Bruce Springsteen
Rocky Ground
  1. "Rocky Ground" from Wrecking Ball
  2. "The Promise" Live from The Carousel, Asbury Park (audio taken from the DVD The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town)
St. Vincent Krokodil St. Vincent
7" (red vinyl)

Two non-LP tracks - KROKODIL, GROT - on red vinyl.
T. Rex T. Rex
Electric Warrior
7" box set

7" box set of 6 singles comprising complete album PLUS non-album B-Side.
Uncle Tupelo Seven Inch Singles Uncle Tupelo
The Seven Inch Singles
7" Vinyl Box Set

4x7" numbered box set including a 14"x7" poster plus three original replica singles and one previously unreleased 7" disc.
  1. I Got Drunk / Sin City
  2. Gun / I Wanna Destroy You
  3. Uncle Tupelo Sauget Wind / Looking For A Way Out (acoustic) / Take My Word
  4. That Year (1988 Demo) / Pickle River (1987 Demo)
Never To Be Forgotten Various Artists
Never To Be Forgotten: The Flip Side of Stax 1968-1974
10 x 7" box set, magnetic flip top box
  • Only 4,000 hand-numbered copies worldwide
  • 15 random copies include autographed photos
  • Meticulously remastered from the original tapes
  • Ten 45rpm singles featuring original label & sleeve art and housed in a gorgeous custom made magnetic flip-top box
  • Extensive 84-page bound booklet with informative interviews with the surviving musicians contained within and liner notes by Memphis writer Andria Lisle, candid photographs, and personal anecdotes from Stax enthusiasts and label veterans Stewart, co-owner Al Bell, and promotions manager Phillip Rauls.
  • Includes free Download Card for full set
Smuggler's Way Various Artists
Smugglers Way
7" flexidisc / zine

Smugglers Way is Domino's first ever flexidisc zine. It features 5 individual flexidiscs of exclusive, unreleased songs from Dirty Projectors, Real Estate, Cass McCombs, John Maus and Villagers, plus 24 pages of art and writing from Domino Records & Ribbon Music artists including Owen Pallett, Jon Hopkins, Orange Juice, James Yorkston, Villagers, Black Dice, Twin Sister, King Creosote and MORE. The whole package is slipped into a 7.5" x 7.5" poly bag suitable for travel to a record player of your choosing.
  • Cass McCombs – Teachers
  • John Maus - No Title (Molly)
  • Real Estate - In My Car
  • Villagers – Shards
  • Dirty Projectors - You Against The Larger World  
The White Stripes Hand Springs The White Stripes
Hand Springs / Red Death at 6:14
7" (black and red swirled vinyl)

Third Man Records plays matchmaker to two stand-alone White Stripes songs from the year 2000. “Hand Springs” was originally released as a split-single with the Dirtbombs and included free in issue #19 of Multiball magazine. “Red Death at 6:14” was initially released on the Jack White-produced compilation Sympathetic Sounds of Detroit and was later made available as a one-sided single from the folks at MOJO magazine.

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