Record Store Day meets Black Friday this November


    The day after Thanksgiving, commonly known as Black Friday, has always been a day to empty your wallets and stuff your home full of discounted items. This year, it will also be a day to give your record player some sweet, sweet tuneage. Record Store Day, typically held in April, will have a second showing on November 26th as loads of labels and bands release exclusive, limited edition music. In addition to The Black Keys’ Brothers box set we reported on earlier, check out a list of some of the standouts below. Digest your turkey quickly, because you’re definitely going to want to get out of bed the next day.

    – A 12-inch colored vinyl version of Cee-Lo’s “Fuck You”, which aso includes the instrumental version.

    MGMT’s “Congratulations” on a gatefold 7-inch with a remix by Erol Alkan and a 20-page storybook.


    – A 7-inch single from Bruce Springsteen with “Because the Night” and “Save My Love” from The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town.

    – The Walking Far From Home EP from Iron & Wine featuring a title track, “Summer in Savannah”, and “Biting Your Tail” on 12-inch vinyl and CD.

    – A translucent 7-inch vinyl featuring archival versions of Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A-Changing” and “Like a Rolling Stone”.


    The Gaslight Anthem covering The Rolling Stones’ “Tumblin’ Dice” plus a previously unreleased track on colored vinyl 7-inch.

    – A 12-inch of “Heathen Child” by Grinderman, as well as a version with Robert Fripp.

    – Tracks from Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings’ I Learned the Hard Way spread across 11 7-inch singles with 10 bonus songs and 8 instrumental versions.

    – Four previously unreleased songs from Dr. Dog on a double 7-inch single.

    – A 10-inch Drive By Truckers single with a holiday motif.

    Roky Erickson’s DVD, Night of the Vampire, featuring his live performance in L.A. with The Black Angels as support.


    – Three live tracks recorded during U2’s European tour in 12-inch format called Wide Awake in Europe.

    Metallica’s 2008 live concert recorded in Nashville’s Grimey’s record store’s basement on CD and double 10-inch.

    The Ting Tings’ “Hands” with a remix by Passion Pit on 7-inch.

    – A single from Soundgarden on 7-inch featuring the previously unreleased “The Telephantasm” and a live version of “Gun”.


    Anthrax’s Live At The Sonisphere 10-inch picture disc.

    KT Tunstall’s Have Yourself a Very KT Christmas.

    – The long out of print self-titled debut from Queens of the Stone Age on double-gatefold, colored, 180-gram vinyl plus download (hardcopy to come December 7th).

    – A 7-inch plus mp3 from Cage the Elephant featuring “Shake Me Down” and “Aberdeen” from their forthcoming album.