Are you ready? Warner Bros. Records is unleashing exclusive vinyl releases on universally recognized Record Store Day, April 16. The “cornucopia of aural treasures” features notable, limited-edition titles from Deftones, The Flaming Lips, and Regina Spektor that will be revealed at over 1,000 independently owned record stores across the U.S.
The Sacramento-based rock band Deftones recently announced a new album to be dropped in April 2016 and revealed dates for an intensive spring tour that launches the multiplatinum, Grammy award-winning group across the globe. Now an out-of-print collection of non-LP tracks and rare cuts will be exclusively highlighted on gold vinyl for the first time. Titled B-Sides & Rarities, the three-sided release features artwork etched on the fourth side of the two discs and a DVD of Deftones videos and photos.
The lush, transcendent soundscape of the psychedelic alternative-rock band The Flaming Lips will also be featured on limited edition vinyl. The over-the-top 8-LP set of five albums is exclusive and expansive. It spans eight discs and features 2006’s At War With The Mystics, 2008’s Once Beyond Hopelessness (Christmas On Mars film soundtrack), 2009’s Embryonic and The Flaming Lips and Stardeath and White Dwarfs with Henry Rollins and Peaches Doing The Dark Side of the Moon, and 2012’s The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends.
Singer-songwriter Regina Spektor will unveil two rare vinyl pieces. The first, Soviet Kitsch, is Spektor’s first major label release pressed on red vinyl. The album, championed as one of the 100 greatest albums of the decade by NME, will feature a bonus 7″ single with three additional tracks: “US (video edit),” “Scarecrow & Fungus,” and “december.”
The Soviet-born artist will also release a deluxe 10th Anniversary 2-LP set wrapped in a special gold jacket. Spektor’s fourth album, 2006’s Begin To Hope, will be accompanied by a bonus LP of ten additional tracks and the previously unreleased song “Baby Jesus.”
Records from Muse, Mudcrutch, Gerard Way, Disturbed, and other stellar artists will also be released in celebration of the culture of independent record stores.