12 Vinyl Releases to Look For on Black Friday

Posted by Billy Gil, November 9, 2015 09:45am | Post a Comment

Black Friday is coming up on Nov. 27, that big shopping day right after Thanksgiving. The folks at Record Store Day will be releasing more than 140 releases that day, not to mention it’s new release day, with new stuff out from Bjork, Parquet Courts and others. If you can't make it in to one of our stores on 11/27, there's still hope you can snag one of these titles. We'll be adding Record Store Day Black Friday releases to throughout the day.

See a list (.pdf) of everything we’ll have for sale here, and check out our 12 picks for releases to look for on Black Friday below.

Ariel Pink – Heaven Knows What [OST]
[Pink Ninja Star Shaped 7”]

Ariel Pink wrote the song “I Need a Minute” for the indie film Heaven Knows What, which stars Arielle Holmes and is based on her memoir about heroin addiction. You can watch the video for the warped dream-pop track below. The B-side may be even more notable—it’s a collaboration between Pink and Dev Hynes (Blood Orange) called “Heaven Can’t Wait.”



The Buzzcocks – Another Music in a Different Kitchen
[180 Gram Translucent]

The Buzzcocks’ 1978 debut LP is a punk milestone, featuring singles like “Fast Cars” and “I Don’t Mind.”



The Clash – The Clash
[White/Blue Vinyl]

If you don’t have The Clash’s debut LP on vinyl, now’s the time to pick it up on this cool White Riot/Protex Blue split color edition. The undisputed classic includes such songs as “Janie Jones” and “White Riot.” Some of us even prefer it to London Calling! Anyway, only 5,000 numbered copies will be pressed, so don’t sleep on it.


Eazy-E – Merry Muthafuckin’ X-Mas
[Red Vinyl]

Releasing for the first time on 45”, Eazy-E’s irreverent holiday tune features an intro by Blaxploitation personality Dolemite. B-side is “N***** My Height Don’t Fight.”



Faith No More – We Care a Lot
[White Vinyl]

Post-punk/funk metal pioneers Faith No More’s debut album has been out of print on vinyl for about 20 years. The 1985 album includes the original version of the title track, which would later appear on the band's second album, Introduce Yourself, and features original vocalist Charles Mosley before Mike Patton joined the band.



Gang of Four – Songs of the Free
[180 Gram Blue/Purple/Yellow]

Gang of Four’s third studio album saw the band’s brittle post-punk skewing pop, with results that are only now being reappraised as some of the band’s finest work. It’s reproduced here on blue/purple/yellow splatter vinyl.


Garbage – Garbage 
[Two-LP 120 Gram Pink Vinyl]

Garbage’s first album is a ’90s classic, with three producers trading their boards for guitars and cutting up alternative rock with elements of industrial music, dream pop, trip hop and Shirley Manson’s feminist sneer. The album is celebrating its 20th anniversary with this two-LP reissue, which makes some of us feel very old.


Lush – Ciao! Best Of 
[Two-LP Red Vinyl]

Hooray! Shoegaze greats Lush have reunited, and what better way to celebrate than pick up some of their stuff on vinyl? Unfortunately, you’re more likely to find a double-headed penny than find a Lush album on vinyl, making this first vinyl issue of their best-of collection welcome news.


Paul McCartney – Say Say Say 

This is a new remix of Paul McCartney’s “Say Say Say,” which also features Michael Jackson as does the original. The artwork is in silver and black ink with a graphite finish, and it’s on transparent vinyl. The B-side is an instrumental version of the song. Hear the remix below, which is taken from the 2015 edition of McCartney’s Pipes of Peace album.


Nine Inch Nails – Halo 1-IV 
[Four-LP Box Set]

This is the completist’s set for fans of Nine Inch Nails’ industrial classic Pretty Hate Machine. It includes that album on 180-gram black vinyl, plus its three singles on 120-gram black 12”s:  “Down In It,” “Head Like A Hole” and “Sin,” which each have their requisite B-sides and remixes.


OutKast – Stankonia
[Two-LP Splatter Vinyl]

One of the best hip hop albums ever is being re-released on so fresh/so clean limited edition orange/yellow/purple/black splatter vinyl. Only 3,000 numbered copies are being released, so get it while it’s hot.


Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody

It’s got the original artwork and tracklisting, including “I’m in Love With My Car”… look, do I really need to tell you about this song or why you should own this? No. Just watch this classic movie scene, which illustrates the point better.


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