Record Store Day 2013: Alternative Rock Release Guide


Story by Anne Erickson

From Linkin Park to the Black Keys, a slew of alternative rock bands are releasing Record Store Day exclusives this year

Record Store Day is coming up in just a few weeks, which is a good thing, as the annual event offers exclusive releases for the music fan in everyone. The annual event, which celebrates its sixth birthday this year, is dedicated to supporting local, independently-owned record stores and classic vinyl.

A collection of big names are releasing Record Store Day exclusives this year, and those in the alternative rock genre are no exception. The Black Keys, Cake, the Cure, the Joy Formidable, Linkin Park, the Gaslight Anthem, Deftones and more are all offering up exclusive vinyl releases on April 20 to help support the passionate, neighborhood record stores across the country.

We dug up a list of rock and alternative-flavored Record Store Day releases to check out these year, and for the full list, head to the event’s official website.

Record Store Day 2013 Alternative Rock Guide:

The Black Keys/ Stooges, “Side by Side: No Fun” (7-inch Vinyl)
Deftones, “Live: Volume 1 – Selections from Adrenaline” (12-inch Vinyl)
Flaming Lips, “Zaireeka” (Vinyl Box Set)
Frightened Rabbit, “Midnight Organ Fight” (12-inch Vinyl)
The Gaslight Anthem, “Handwritten Deluxe” (DVD)
Grouplove/Frightened Rabbit/Manchester Orchestra, “Architech/Make It To Me” (7-inch Vinyl)
Ben Harper, “By Your Side” (12-inch Vinyl)
Imagine Dragons, “Live at Independent Records” (CD)
The Joy Formidable, “A Minute’s Silence” (12-inch Vinyl)
Linkin Park, “Hybrid Theory” (12-inch Vinyl)
Dave Matthews Band, “Live Trax Vol 1 Vinyl Box” (12-inch Vinyl)
MGMT, “Alien Days” (Cassette)
Misfits, “Side By Side: Skulls” (7-inch Picture Disc)
Thurston Moore, “The Only Way to Go” (12-inch Vinyl)
Mumford & Sons, “Live at Bull Moose” (10-inch Vinyl/CD)
Ra Ra Riot, “Binary Mind” (12-inch Vinyl)
R.E.M., “Live In Greensboro EP” (CD)
Soundgarden, “Animal Demos” (10-inch Vinyl)
White Stripes, “Elephant” (10th Anniversary) (12-inch Vinyl)



Posted by Anne Erickson | Alternative, Features, Music, Rock

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