It’s time for another monthly installment of Vinyl Saturdays – brought to you by the lovely people behind Record Store Day. One Saturday of each month, music retailers like ourselves are pleased to offer you indie-exclusive releases and/or the option to pick up titles before they are available to the masses… This month, we are pleased to have the following titles available for your consumption:
- AVETT BROS. we’ve got an indie-only 7” of a track from the upcoming Rick Rubin-produced album I AND LOVE AND YOU (look for that on 9/29; with vinyl even earlier: 9/15!!). The A-side of this Vinyl Saturday 7” is “Slight Figure of Speech” which is on the album, but the B-side, “More of You” is NOT, and is available on this cool 7”
BIG STAR a special 7” just for indie record stores. Why is this so special? Well…
“Feel” (alternate mix) is a selection from the forthcoming Keep An Eye On The Sky box set (coming 9/15). Best known as the opening track of Big Star’s #1 Record, this previously unissued early mix of the song has additional guitar and some different lyrics not heard in the final mix you’ve known for all these years. It also lacks the brass overdubs and some other production touches, but is a far more rough and ready presentation of this Chris Bell classic.
After the release of Big Star’s Radio City album in 1974, a well known British producer (who shall remain nameless) from the 1960’s approached Ardent about remixing “Mod Lang” for single release. The original tapes were flown to New York City’s famed Record Plant and augmented with piano and additional percussion (did I hear you say “more cowbell”?). Although the band passed on the results, we thought you might like to hear this “B Side” rarity which has been sitting in the can since 1974! This track is exclusive to this vinyl release.
- MARS VOLTA Octahedron That’s right, the full length vinyl version of the new record, with pretty bells-and-whistles packaging designed by the band. In indie stores September 5 for VINYL SATURDAY
RX BANDITS Mandala This band LOVES indie stores just as much as you do. That’s why, short of getting it off an actual band member, you’ll only be able to get the full length vinyl version of their new record at an indie record store. Starting on VINYL SATURDAY, September 5