Release Day: July 3rd

Releases / July 2, 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.

Staring Back — On

Shop Radio Cast/Lobster Records

Double LP pressed on black vinyl and limited to 300. Packaged in gatefold jacket and plays at 45 RPM. First ever pressing of the album.

Periphery — Periphery II

Sumerian Records

Double LP pressed on green vinyl and on red/black swirl vinyl. Also available in bundle packages.

We Came As Romans — Understanding What We’ve Grown to Be

Equal Vision Records

Pressed on colored vinyl (limited to 1,000). Also available through SRC and Interpunk.

We Came As Romans — To Plant a Seed

Equal Vision Records

Pressed on colored vinyl (limited to 1,000). Also available at SRC and Interpunk.

Icky Blossoms — Self Titled

Saddle Creek

Retail version pressed on black vinyl. Saddle Creek has a clear and green marbled version (limited to 150) available in their “I Want It All” bundle.

The Beach Boys — That’s Why God Made the Radio

Capitol Records

First 7″ single from the band’s highly anticipated comeback album. The B-side is the instrumental version of the song.

Sirs — Self Titled

Topshelf Records

Pressed on off white vinyl (limited to 100), maroon vinyl (limited to 100) and black vinyl (limited to 300). Available individually or in bundle packages.

Duck. Little Brother, Duck! — Don’t Take Our Filth Away

Topshelf Records

Pressed on clear with black splatter vinyl (limited to 100, sold out), white and purple marble vinyl (limited to 150) and light blue marble vinyl (limited to 250). Available individually or in bundle packages.

Teenage Bottlerocket — Freak Out!

Fat Wreck Chords

Pressed on black vinyl and also available through Fat Wreck. You can check out a new song from the album over at Alternative Press.

JKutchma & The Five Fifths — Pastoral

Last Chance Records

Pressed on yellow vinyl (limited to 100) and on black vinyl. A 143-page limited edition book is also available in a pre-order bundle.

Primate — Draw Back A Stump

Relapse Records

Pressed on black vinyl (limited to 500) and on clear vinyl (limited to 100).

Break Even — Young At Heart

Midnight Funeral Music

Still available on blue vinyl (limited to 260). Records were pressed on white (limited to 150) and were available at bands’ last two shows in Sydney. Midnight Funeral also sold out of black vinyl, which was limited to 100. Plays at 45 RPM.

Birdy — Self Titled

Warner Brothers

Pressed on standard black vinyl. Preview tracks from the now released album over at the artist’s website.

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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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