Release Day: June 12th

Releases / June 11, 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. Full disclosure: The links through Amazon give a small percentage of their sales to Modern Vinyl. The money will go toward improving our site.

Motion City Soundtrack — Go

Epitaph Records

Also available through Kings Road Merch on black vinyl. Was available on grey swirl vinyl, but has since sold out. Streaming over at Soundcloud.

Right Away, Great Captain! — The Church of the Good Thief

Favorite Gentlemen

Newest record from Andy Hull was available on vinyl, along with the previous two entries in the Right Away Great Captain! trilogy. It has since sold out. The 4xLP set includes “The Bitter End” on orange vinyl, “The Eventually Home” on blue/grey vinyl, and “The Church Of The Good Thief” on green vinyl. The trilogy was a limited pressing of 1,000 copies. Your last chance to pick it up is in concert ticket bundles, which are available here.

PJ Bond/Brian Bond — Brother Bones/Baby Bones

Black Numbers

Available on white vinyl (limited to 250), transparent black/red vinyl (limited to 150) and clear with smoke vinyl (limited to 100). Also available in bundle packages, including a package that gets you a test pressing.

Thrice — The Illusion Of Safety

Hopeless Records

Pressed on 180-gram vinyl, in the following colors: translucent red, white, and coke bottle clear, each limited to 500 copies. Hot Topic will also be selling an exclusive yellow version of the record (limited to 1500). HT’s will go on sale on June 19th.

Jimmy Fallon — Blow Your Pants Off

Warner Brothers

Available on black vinyl through Amazon. Collection of comedy songs includes collaborations with Justin Timberlake, Paul McCartney, Eddie Vedder, among others.

Superchunk — This Summer/Cruel Summer

Merge Records

7″ record sold out through Merge, but still available at the major retailers, and through your local record store.

Ed Sheeran — +

Warner Brothers

Also available over at Elektra on UK edition orange vinyl. Your purchase comes with an immediate stream of the album.

Rush — Clockwork Angels

Roadrunner Records

Double LP has been pressed on 180-gram vinyl, presented in gatefold packaging.

The Bouncing Souls — Comet

Rise Records

Amazon pre-order is on blue retail variation (limited to 500). Also available through Rise Records on 180-gram black vinyl (limited to 1,000) and at Chunksaah, on black/blue vinyl with a splatter (limited to 500).

Your Favorite Trainwreck — Self Titled

Fortunate Son Records

Available on colored vinyl over at RevHQ. Your Favorite Trainwreck is led by Jeff Caudill (ex-Gameface) and Popeye V. (ex-Farside).

Red Collar — Welcome Home

Tiny Engines

Available on black 180-gram vinyl (limited to 275) and on clear with black smoke 180-gram vinyl (limited to 150).

Metric — Synthetica

Mom and Pop Music

Also available on deluxe edition which has double LP pressed on white 200-gram vinyl. Deluxe edition variation is individually numbered, as well.

POP ETC — Self Titled

Rough Trade US

Includes single LP, pressed on 120-gram vinyl, along with digital download. Also available at Rough Trade.

Sonny And The Sunsets — Longtime Companion

Polyvinyl Record Company

Available at Polyvinyl on 180-gram yellow vinyl. Also available through Amazon on an unknown color.

Miss May I — At Heart

Rise Records

Available on red and white splatter vinyl, limited to 1,000 copies. Vinyl record also available through several bundle packages.

Hot Chip — In Our Heads

Domino Records

Amazon’s version is a single LP, while Domino Records is selling a limited edition double LP version. The double LP also includes a bonus 7″ record.

Name Taken — Hold On

Animal Manufacturing

Pressed on 180-gram white vinyl, limited to 500 copies.

Jack White — Freedom at 21

Third Man Records

The third 7″ single to come from Jack White’s solo album, “Blunderbuss.” Record features the exclusive non-album b-side “Inaccessible Mystery.”

Diamond — Don’t Lose Your Cool

Black Numbers

Pressed on mocha vinyl (limited to 300), deep translucent red vinyl (limited to 200) and clear vinyl (limited to 150). Available in a couple different package deals.

Jaill — Traps

Sub-Pop Records

If you pre-order through Sub-Pop, you’ll also receive a bonus 7″ record with two non-album tracks on it. The pre-order will also give you the “Loser Edition” of the album, pressed on bright green vinyl. Also available through Amazon.

Jukebox The Ghost — Safe Travels

Yep Roc Records

Also available through the Yep Roc webstore, in a variety of different packages.

Cousin Brian — First

Mallrat Records

Pressed on coke-bottle clear vinyl and limited to 250 copies. Pre-orders include a special zine, featuring original artwork from the band.

Wintersleep — Hello Hum

Roll Call

Double LP available through the band’s webstore. Digital version comes out June 12th, while the vinyl is expected to ship out at the end of the month.

The Tallest Man On Earth — There’s No Leaving Now

Dead Oceans

Single LP appears to be pressed on standard black vinyl. Also available over at Dead Oceans.

Azealia Banks — 1991

Interscope Records

4-track EP pressed on standard black vinyl.

Box Car Racer


Second pressing available through Hot Topic stores and on their webstore. Online sales have not begun yet.

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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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