Release Day: May 8th

Releases / May 7, 2012

Release Day is a feature which runs every week, detailing the albums that are now in stores. Links are provided and be sure to support your local record store when possible. If we missed any important releases, be sure to let us know in the comments.

Silversun Pickups — Neck Of The Woods

Dangerbird Records

Available on 180-gram yellow vinyl, over at the band’s official site. Available at numerous other retailers on black vinyl.

The Royalty — Lovers

Victory Records

Available on green putty with black smoke vinyl (limited to 350) and on yellow vinyl (limited to 150) over at Victory.

Off! — Off!

Vice Records

Available on black vinyl over at the band’s official site.

Geoff Barrow/Ben Salisbury — Drokk

Invada Records

Available on grey 10″ vinyl over at Invada. Deluxe 2xLP set is limited to 400 copies. Set will never be repressed again.

Keane — Strangeland

Interscope Records

Available in the United States at Amazon and overseas at Keane’s official site.

The Young — Dub Egg

Matador Records

Vinyl pre-orders from Matador come on limited white vinyl with yellow labels. Also, pre-orders receive a free poster and 15% off the regular price.

Dropkick Murphys — Live At Fenway

ILG Records

Available over at the band’s official site, pressed in a 2xLP set of 180-gram vinyl. Includes baseball card inserts of band members.

Train — California 37

Columbia Records

Available at Amazon on black vinyl.

The Tower & The Fool — How Long

Run For Cover Records

Available over at Run For Cover on black vinyl.

Matt Skiba and The Sekrets — Babylon

Superball Records

Available on black vinyl over at Hollywood Waste. Also set to be available at Hot Topic sometime in June. Hot Topic’s version will be limited to 666 copies on red vinyl.

The Shell Corporation — Force Majeure

Solidarity Recordings

Available over at Solidarity on clear red vinyl (limited to 100), clear blue vinyl (limited to 100) and white vinyl (limited to 100). Also available on black vinyl (limited to 200). A package of all four colors is also up for sale.

Daytrader — Twelve Years

Rise Records

Available at Rise Records on swamp green vinyl (limited to 300) and 180-gram black vinyl (limited to 1,200).

Damon Albarn — Dr. Dee

Virgin Records

The solo album from Albarn is available at Amazon on black vinyl.

Mixtapes — Somewhere In Trinsic

Animal Style Records

7″ record available over at Animal Style, on blue with black streaks vinyl (limited to 600). Was available on opaque green, but has since sold out.

Saltillo — Monocyte: The Lapis Coil

Artoffact Records

Available over at Storming The Base. Pressed on black vinyl and the first 50 pre-orders receive an exclusive poster.

S. Carey — Hoyas

Jagjaguwar Records

Available over at Jagjaguwar on black vinyl. Album was produced by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver.


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Christopher Lantinen
Chris Lantinen is the owner and editor-in-chief of Modern Vinyl. Along with his modest collection of sad sounding records, he collects his share of soundtracks and previously adored indie up-and-comers. Chris is currently a professor of journalism and public relations at Edinboro University in the Erie, Pennsylvania area.






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