Our favorite holiday, Record Store Day, is fast approaching on Saturday, April 16. To celebrate, Warner Bros. Records and affiliated labels have announced a slurry of exclusive vinyl releases, including from Gerard Way, Muse, Deftones, Disturbed, Linkin Park and Echosmith.
These exclusive vinyl will be available at 1,000 independently-owned record stores in the US and hundreds around the globe.
Way is (finally!) dropping the Pink Vinyl seven inch single, which features two unreleased tracks from the former My Chemical Romance frontman's debut solo album Hesitant Alien: “Pinkish” and “Don't Try.”
Linkin Park are unveiling the Road To Revolution red and black splatter vinyl album and DVD of their 2008 Milton Keynes National Bowl live show. Muse are releasing a seven inch picture disc with “Reapers” and the previously unreleased “Reapers (Live at Köln)” while Disturbed are releasing a 12 inch picture disc with a cover of Simon & Garfunkel's classic “The Sound Of Silence” and a previously unreleased instrumental version of the same track. Deftones is offering up the B-Sides & Rarities two LP gold vinyl with a DVD of videos, photos and more. There will also be a Echosmith / Talking Heads split that features both bands' versions of the 1983 hit “This Must Be The Place (Naïve Melody).”
More exclusive vinyl releases come from Foals, Big Data and the Flaming Lips.
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