Record Store Day (RSD) 2020 will kick off this April 18th, and will feature Denzel Curry covers of “Bulls on Parade” (which he covered on Triple J last year) and Bad Brains’ “I Against I,” a 7″ of singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile covering the Soundgarden songs “Black Hole Sun” and “Searching With My Good Eye Closed” and unreleased demos by MacDeMarco. You can check out these tracks and many others here.
Curry and Carlile’s covers will be RSD Exclusive Releases, with 2500 presses and 10000 presses, respectively. Curry recently teamed up with Kenny Beats for a new album titled Unlocked, which was reportedly recorded in a single day. Carlile is set to have a busy touring year, and will make appearances at Mountain Jam, Lock’n Festival, New Orleans Jazz Fest and Gasparilla Music Festival.
DeMarco’s Here Comes The Cowboy Demos will be released on April 17th, a day before RSD, and is set to feature 14 new songs. His RSD release will be titled Other Here Comes The Cowboy Demos, which are set to feature 11 new tracks.
Mikal Cronin will releases a synth-based rework of his 2019 album Seeker titled Switched-On Seeker, in reference to the influential record by Wendy Carlos Switched-On Bach. Archers of Loaf will cover The Rolling Stones and release Raleigh Days on vinyl.
Freddie Gibbs will be releasing a “1974” version of their album Piñata, which was lacquered at half speed, mastered by Metropolis Mastering in London, for high fidelity, while hosting a special Blaxploitation-themed cover.
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