Record Store Day Drops 2021

RSD Drops 2021

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June Exclusive

AC/DC releases an exclusive limited collector’s edition picture disc as part of RSD Drops 2021.  The 12” vinyl includes “Through The Mists of Time” and “Witch’s Spell” from the global #1 album Power Up, housed in a PVC jacket with an OBI strip at the top. 

"Through The Mists of Time" b/w "Witch's Spell"

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June Exclusive

12” Picture Disc Edition (Maxi 33T)  of Air’s People In The City,  exclusively for RSD Drops 2021.

A1. People In The City A2. The Way You Look Tonight
B1. People In The City (Modjo Version) B2. People In The City (Jack Lahana Remix)

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July Exclusive

The hard-hitting, melodic heavy metal band Alcatrazz celebrate RSD Drops 2021 with the release of a colored double vinyl edition of their latest studio offering, Born Innocent. The 13-track opus, having previously only been available on CD and digital formats and never on vinyl will be a must-have collectible for anyone who considers themselves a fan of rock (pun intended!)

Their first studio venture since 1986’s Dangerous Game. Alongside the unique vocal prowess and range of star frontman and founding member Graham Bonnet, Born Innocent also features fellow founding members Jimmy Waldo and Gary Shea. And from the classic album art, featuring the mighty rock itself, Born Innocent is a journey into the sort of heavy, melodic and supremely articulated hard rock that is a cornerstone of the likes of Rainbow and the Michael Schenker Group, territory Alcatrazz successfully strode in the ‘80s before going on hiatus.

Born Innocent was produced by Jimmy Waldo with Giles Lavery and mixed and mastered by Andy Haller and features many former stars from Graham's long career. Guest appearances include Chris Impellitteri, who wrote the music and played all guitars on the arpeggio-powered “Born Innocent”, with Bonnet’s vocals soaring to old-school heights, as did Bob Kulick for the majestic “I Am The King”. Virtuoso Japanese guitar maestro Nozomu Wakai similarly wrote and played guitars on the double-kick steel-plated Irish warrior ode “Finn McCool”, while the six-string legend that is Steve Vai wrote “Dirty Like The City”, with Bonnet once again powerfully hitting notes that are beyond the business of most humans.

As fans will immediately hear, Alcatrazz are back doing what only they can do with Born Innocent, delivering quality hard rock with genuine storyteller lyrics, virtuoso performances and an added layer of modern ‘heavy’ that underscores the melodic excellence. Don’t miss out on this piece of rock history.


Born Innocent/Polar Bear/ Finn McCool/We Still Remember/London 1666/Dirty Like the City/I Am the King/Something That I Am Missing/Paper Flags/The Wound Is Open/Body Beautiful/Warth Lane/For Tony


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June Exclusive

Don your tricorn hat and join the pirate’s crew with the re-release of Alestorm’s outstanding Sunset On The Golden Age album, sailing the seven seas once again exclusively as part of RSD Drops! This special edition comes with completely renewed artwork and contains an exclusive 12’’ art print. Unforgettably catchy songs featuring an abundance of parrots and eye patches prove a real treasure for buccaneers and rum-loving landlubbers alike!

Featuring “Drink”, “1741 (The Battle Of Cartagena)” and the legendary “Hangover” cover, the standout album, originally released in 2014, includes some of the most sing-a-long worthy hits in the history of piracy. Captain Christopher Bowes and his crazy crew sail through “Bacon Powered Pirate Core” with sleek keyboard riffs influenced by Folk Metal and classic Power Metal.

Shortly after the release of their already legendary live album, Live In Tilburg, the pirate metal drinking crew returns with this special gift to all the filthy marauders out there! Cast off and Ship AHOY! Black/Gold Splatter in a gold-foil gatefold jacket. Limited to 3000 pieces worldwide.


1. Walk the Plank 2. Drink 3. Magnetic North 4. 1741 (The Battle of Cartagena) 5. Mead from Hell 6. Surf Squid Warfare 7. Quest for Ships 8. Wooden Leg! 9. Hangover" (Taio Cruz cover) 10. Sunset on the Golden Age

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June - RSD First

A 20th anniversary Translucent Red w/ Black Splatter version, coming first for RSD Drops. 

1. Private Eye 2. Mr. Chainsaw 3. Take Lots with Alcohol 4. Stupid Kid 5. Another Innocent Girl 6. Steamer Trunk 7. You’re Dead 8. Armageddon 9. I’m Dying Tomorrow 10. Bloodied Up 11. Trucks and Trains 12. Crawl

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July Exclusive

All Them Witches are known for their loud and lengthy live shows. 2020 found the band releasing their critically acclaimed album, Nothing As The Ideal. An album release from this band would traditionally be followed by a lengthy 18-month tour across the globe. Due to an international pandemic, the band’s touring plans were brought to a halt, but this did not stop All Them Witches from assembling in a studio to broadcast a live set for their fans. The set was roundly received as an amazing performance and fans immediately inquired as to whether or not this show would be available on vinyl. New West Records is proud to present All Them Witches Live On The Internet. This 16-song set will be pressed on six variations of color vinyl across 3 LPs, housed in an individually numbered, foil stamped wide spine jacket with spot gloss. Color variations include Turquoise, Black, White, Pink, Metallic Silver, or Metallic Gold mixed with sea glass. Also includes an 11" x 11" insert.

Side A: 1. Blood And Sand / Milk And Endless Waters 2. Dirt Preachers
Side B: 1. Saturnine & Iron Jaw 2. 41 3. When God Comes Back
Side C: 1. Alabaster 2. Diamond
Side D: 1. 1x1 2. 3-5-7 3. The Marriage Of Coyote Woman
Side E: 1. Charles William 2. Rats In Ruin
Side F: 1. Open Passageways 2. Enemy Of My Enemy 3. Everest 4. Bulls

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Jimmie Allen

Hazy-O! [RSD Drops 2021]

Vinyl: $ UNAVAILABLE

June Limited Run

SIDE A: 1. Hazy-O 2. Happy Hour
SIDE B: 1. Slower Lower 2. Good Times Roll

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July RSD First

Live Recording of Duane Allman’s last performance, from 10-17-71 at Painters Mill Music Fair in Owings Mill, MD
Additional unreleased bonus track, “Stormy Monday”, from Austin, TX, 1971.
Pressed on limited edition Black & White swirl vinyl as part of RSD Drops.

Statesboro Blues/Trouble No More/Don't Keep Me Wondering/Done Somebody Wrong/One Way Out/In Memory of Elizabeth Reed/Hot 'lanta/Whipping Post/Stormy Monday

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July Exclusive

Live version of Cover, Demos, Live Versions, B-Sides on vinyl and available for the first time ever

1. Heaven on Fire (B-Side Born Against)
2. Hell and You (Grotto Sessions)
3. Another Man’s Grave (Live)
4. Delilah (Tom Jones)
5. Before He Cheats (Carrie Underwood)
6. Stronger Than Dead (Live)
7. The Liar’s Club - (2012 Demo)
8. Waiting Around To Die (Townes Van Zandt)
9. Jonestown Lullaby (2010 Demo)
10. Dahmer Does Hollywood (2010 Demo)

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July Exclusive

180g 45th Anniversary limited edition vinyl release that fully restores the original lavish album artwork. Stunning new re-master from the original master tapes, cut at Abbey Road studios.

SIDE ONE: 1. Ocean Song 2. Meeting (Garden of Geda) Sound Out The Galleon 3. Dance of Ranyart Olias (To Build The Moorglade) 4. Qoquaq En Transic Naon Transic To 5. Flight of the Moorglade

SIDE TWO: 1. Solid Space 2. Moon Ra, Chords Song Of Search 3. To The Runner

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June - RSD First

Prospect Hummer was recorded by the band's friend Rusty Santos (co-producer of 2004's Sung Tongs) and originally released in May 2005. The EP features singer-songwriter Vashti Bunyan on three of the four tracks and was released shortly before the band's 2005 release Feels. All four band members - Avey Tare, Deakin, Geologist, and Panda Bear - feature on this release. Pressed on red and yellow starburst vinyl.

1. It’s You 2. Prospect Hummer 3. Baleen Sample 4. I Remember Learning How to Dive

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June - RSD First

Deluxe edition of their album 20/20 Vision featuring new artwork and 5 new songs. Anti-Flag is a political punk band, which is obvious from their name alone. But over the course of 12 albums across more than 25 years together, they’ve rarely set their sights on singular individuals in songs. Unlike their punk predecessors in the 80s, who made targets of Reagan and his cronies, Anti-Flag has always opted not to date their work with current references, instead focusing on fighting ongoing oppression and dismantling deeply rooted systems of injustice. But on their new album, 20/20 Vision, the band drew a big, fat line in the sand.

Pressed on translucent Red vinyl.


1. Hate Conquers All
2. It Went Off Like A Bomb
3. 20/20 Vision
4. Christian Nationalist
5. Don’t Let The Bastards Get You Down
6. Unbreakable
7. The Disease
8. A Nation Sleeps
9. You Make Me Sick
10. Un-American
11. Resistance Frequencies
12. Born To Run
13. Concrete Breeds Apathy
14. No Allegiance to A Flag
15. No One Can Save Yourself But You
16. Fight Like Hell

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Fred Armisen

Parade Meeting [RSD Drops 2021]

Vinyl: $12.98 UNAVAILABLE

July Limited Run

A new instrumental EP from actor, comedian, writer, producer, musician and RSD 2021 Ambassador Fred Armisen. The music was recorded and produced by Ty Segall at his Los Angeles studio. The vinyl comes with three songs on one side, and a custom artwork etching on the flip side.

1. Parade Meeting
2. Any Pronunciation Works
3. Extended Parade Meeting

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June - RSD First

This limited edition picture disc edition of the latest album from the newly crowned kings of Swedish Metal comes in a special die cut sleeve, released first for RSD Drops. Both discs feature photos of the entire band on sides “A” and “C” ~ disc one features the current album on both sides, disc two features a four song live EP recorded in Paris. A download card is included, as is a custom RSD Drops hype sticker on the front. 

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June Exclusive

Aaron Bruno, the songwriter behind AWOLNATION, presents ANGEL MINERS & THE LIGHTNING RIDERS LIVE FROM 2020. Recorded live in studio, it features all instrumentation, no tracks. Arrangements that have creative flourishes and the fervent energy that AWOLNATION is known for in a live setting. Due to touring being grounded and not being able to perform the new songs live for fans, Aaron was motivated by the idea of giving fans a front-to-back live representation of the new album. Available Exclusively as part of RSD Drops in red and blue tie-dye vinyl.

1. “The Best - Live From 2020 2. “Slam (Angel Miners) - Live From 2020” 3. “Mayday!!! Fiesta Fever - Live From 2020” 4. “Lightning Riders - Live From 2020” 5. “California Halo Blue - Live From 2020” 6. “Radical - Live From 2020” 7. “Battered, Black & Blue (Hole In My Heart) - Live From 2020” 8. “Pacific Coast Highway In The Movies - Live From 2020” 9. “Half Italian - Live From 2020” [EXPLICIT] 10. “I’m A Wreck - Live From 2020: [EXPLICIT]

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July Limited Run

Raleigh NC’s The Backsliders were formed in 1992 by Steve Howell and Chip Robinson, rock ‘n’ roll dudes playing country-tinged tunes with just the right amount of Don’t Give A Damn attitude. The original line-up of Chip Robinson (lead vocal, guitar, electric 12-string guitar), Steve Howell (harmony vocal, lead guitar), Danny Kurtz (bass), Jeff “JD” Dennis (drums), came back together in 2012 with new bandmate Greg Rice (keyboards). With engineer John Plymale of Overdub Lane at the board, they wasted no time in recording the RALEIGHWOOD (EP), featuring their hardcore honky-tonk and unmistakable swagger. Steve Howell describes the writing of these songs: “Headlights” was written in the spirit of late ‘60s/early ‘70s California Country Rock with peyote and red wine as the chief inspirations. “You Can Be My Baby Now” is the haze of a long weekend listening to Big Star and Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. “Nightfalls” was written after being haunted by a ghost that never told me her name. Danny and JD kicked it up into the southern soul stratosphere. “Forever and Ever” is the result of Neil Young and Crazy Horse running thick through my teenage veins. I can still taste it! “Twang”, well... nothing says attitude better than a twangy Gretsch guitar right between the eyes.” The attitude of the original lineup is still there, though they may not be the same band that burned up the road all those years before, they still have something to say, something to prove, and something to be.

Proceeds from this release, and three others in this series support The Shalom Project (an organization that supports NC families in need).
This is a regional release and though it’s available to all RSD-participating stores, it will primarily be available at stores in North Carolina.

Side 1: “Headlights”, “You Can Be My Baby”
Side 2: “Night Falls”, “Forever And Ever”, “Twang”

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July Limited Run

Neon Magenta Inside Ultra Clear w/ Black Splatter 2xLP featuring Live + Unplugged versions of the band's songs. 

Glass Houses (Live) / The Worst In Me (Live) / Never Know (Live) / Careful What You Wish For (Live) / Limits (Live) / Dethrone (Live) / Mercy (Live)

Never Know (Unplugged) / Limits (Unplugged) / Careful What You Wish For (Unplugged) / Mercy (Unplugged) / Burning Out (Unplugged) / If I'm There (Unplugged)

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June - RSD First

The first time on vinyl for the 2003 release, on a limited edition, remastered 180g pressing for RSD Drops #1.

Special Guests: Chuck Leavell, Bill Frisell, Carlton Jackson, Dirk Powell

“Danny Barnes is regularly played in my house, we are fans!” - John Paul Jones, Led Zeppelin “Barnes is to the banjo what Jimi Hendrix was to the guitar...taking picking to new levels of sound and fury.” -Hittin’ the Note


A1. “Life in the Country” A2. “Get it While You Can” A3. “Dirt on the Angel” A4. “Water Wagon”
B1. “Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy” B2. “I Likes My Chicken Hot” B3. “Kitchen Floor Waltz” B4. “Face to Face”
C1. “Bluegrass Suicide” C2. “Barnes Away” C3. “Ooh La La” C4. “Popcorn and Wine”
D.1 “Trinidad Hubbard” D2. “Peanut Butter is a Man's Best Friend” D3. “Loser”

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July Exclusive

12" picture disc of Bastille's "VS. (Other People's Heartache, Pt. III) for RSD Drops 2021. 

SIDE A –
1. Fall Into Your Arms (Bastille Vs. The Gemma Sharples Quartet) [Crossfaded Version]
2. Bite Down (Bastille Vs. HAIM) [Crossfaded Version]
3. bad_news (Bastille Vs. MNEK) [Crossfaded Version]
4. The Driver [Crossfaded Version]
SIDE B –
1. Axe To Grind (Bastille Vs. Tyde Vs. Rationale) [Crossfaded Version]
2. Torn Apart [Extended Mix/Crossfaded Version]
3. Torn Apart, Pt. II (Bastille Vs. GRADES Vs. Lizzo) [Crossfaded Version]
4. Weapon (Bastille Vs. Angel Haze Vs. F*U*G*Z Vs. Braque) [Crossfaded Version]

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