A 2015 Record Store Day Wish List

“My local independent record shop (Honest Jons) is a library, where you can go to listen to music, learn about it, exchange ideas about it and be inspired by it.” – Damon Albarn (Blur, The Gorillaz, etc.)


Record Store Day is right around the corner and you better believe some of the local record stores here in Bloomington, Indiana are participating. With the endless options on the internet to be downloaded to disorganized folders, songs broken up into 30 second segments for possible purchase and easy digestion, or the top 40’s singles being blasted on the radio**  the feeling of personal musical emersion might be thrown to the wayside (**not WIUX though!). But Record Store Day is a celebration of music as a physical entity in your life. Albums you devote time listening to, talking about, and loving from front to end.  This year the Record Store Day ambassador is the coolest guy in rock and roll, Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana, ect.).

I’ve compiled a list vinyl I’ll be pumped about this April 18th, but if you’re looking to make your own list, you can find the entire Record Store Day Exclusive Releases list online.


The Black Keys/Junior Kimbrough – Meet Me In The City – 7” Vinyl

Courtney Barnett – Kim’s Caravan – 12” Vinyl

Cold War Kids – Five Quick Cuts – 10” Vinyl

Johnny Cash – Koncert V Praze (In Prague–Live) – 12″ Colored Vinyl

Death Cab For Cutie/Freedy Johnston – Bad Reputation –  7″ Colored Vinyl

The Decemberists – Picaresque – LP

Father John Misty – I Love You, Honey Bear – 7” Colored Vinyl

The Flaming Lips – This Here Giraffee – 10” Colored Vinyl

Foo Fighters – Songs From the Laundry Room – 10” Vinyl

Marvin Gaye– How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – 7” Vinyl

Grouplove with Portugal. The Man – Under the Covers – 10” Vinyl

Herman’s Hermits – Blaze – 12” Vinyl

Otis Redding – Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul – 2 x 12” Vinyl

Frank Sinatra – Songs For Young Lovers – 10” Vinyl

St. Paul and the Broken Bones – Live From The Alabama Theatre – 12” Vinyl Shaped like the State of Alabama

STRFKR – Astronaut-Little Lover – 7” Vinyl

The Pizza Underground – Pu Demos – 7” Vinyl

Those Darlins/Diarrhea Planet – Live At Pickathon Split – 12” Vinyl with imprinted artwork

Twenty One Pilots – The LC LP – 12” Colored Vinyl

Twin Peaks – In The Morning (In The Evening) – 7” Vinyl

Typhoon – Prosthetic Love (Piano Version) 7” Vinyl

Vampire Weekend feat Danny Brown– Step – 12” Vinyl

Various Artists – Music To Drink Beer To – LP

Young The Giant – Mirrorball/Mind Over Matter – 10” Vinyl