Yes, this Saturday is 4/20, but if you can detach yourself from the bucket bong, it’s also Record Store Day. The annual celebration of independent record stores has grown into quite an industry, and as ever, there’s a heap of awesome-looking releases to trawl through once you’ve fought your way through the crowds and thrown enough judicious elbows to make your ways to the crates of vinyl — so much so, in fact, that the selection can be somewhat overwhelming. Never fear, though, because we’ve sifted through the list of this year’s RSD exclusives to bring you the best of the best. What’s on your shopping list?
At the Drive-In — Relationship of Command (LP)
If you’ve ever wanted to own At the Drive-In’s coruscating classic on vinyl, then rejoice, because now you can. The album was released on vinyl back in 2000, but we’ve never seen it anywhere, so this is kinda exciting. The reissue also comes with two bonus tracks, which are helpfully labeled “Bonus Track One” and “Bonus Track Two” on the Record Store Day website. It’s a surprise!