Release Day: July 24th

Releases / July 22, 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.

The Gaslight Anthem — Handwritten


Pressed on blue, 180-gram vinyl. Complete list of retailers listed here.

The Starting Line — Direction

Shop Radio Cast

Pressed on yellow vinyl (limited to 500) and on blue vinyl (limited to 500). Packaged in a gatefold jacket.

Forever Came Calling — Contender

Pure Noise Records

Pressed on black vinyl (limited to 500), translucent orange (limited to 300, Hot Topic exclusive), and on clear with orange splatter (limited to 200).

The Locust — Molecular Genetics From The Gold Standard Labs


Pressed on red vinyl (limited to 400) and on black vinyl. Also available at Amazon.

Passion Pit — Gossamer


Double LP set also includes a CD. Pre-order available at the band’s official site, but the vinyl option is $70.

Flatfoot Toil — 56

Paper + Plastick

Pressed on rust colored vinyl (limited to 700), clear smoke vinyl (limited t0 300) and on white baseball vinyl (limited to 200). With your purchase, you’ll receive an immediate digital download.

Guardian Alien — See The World Given To A One Love Entity

Thrill Jockey

First 500 copies pressed on translucent gold vinyl, with remaining copies on black. Also available at Amazon.

The Black Twig Pickers — Whompyjawed

Thrill Jockey

Pressed on black vinyl (limited to 600). Includes a free download. Also available at Amazon.

Golden Retriever — Occupied With The Unspoken

Thrill Jockey

Pressed on black vinyl. U.S. orders from Thrill Jockey can also add an 8 ounce bag of coffee to their record. Also available at Amazon.

A Great Big Pile Of Leaves — Making Moves

Mad Dragon/Boombox Generation

The latest entry in the 7″ record series, “Making Moves.” By ordering from Interpunk, you’ll receive a free button with your record.

Of Fortune & Fame — Perspective

Panic Records

Pressed on blue vinyl (limited to 350) and on yellow vinyl (limited to 150, Panic exclusive). Instant digital download with purchase.

Fang Island — Major

Sargent House

Pressed on black vinyl. Also available through Sargent House, both individually and in a bundle package.

Three Mile Pilot — Maps

Temporary Residence Limited

Also available through Temporary Residence, on limited transparent blue vinyl. Digital download included with purchase.

Young Guv & The Scuzz — A Love Too Strong

Southpaw Records

Colored 12″ vinyl is limited to 200 copies. Includes a digital download code.

The Reverend Horton Heat — 25 To Life

Yep Roc Records

Double LP box-set includes DVD and 52-page booklet. You can also just purchase the DVD and double LP.

The Antlers — Undersea

ANTI Records

Pressed on 12″ black vinyl.

Cut Teeth — Televandalism

Topshelf Records

Pressed on white with red splatter (limited to 100, sold out), black and grey marble (limited to 150) and on white (limited to 250). Digital download included with your purchase.

Sugar — Copper Blue/Beaster

Merge Records

Double LP is a remastered deluxe version of Sugar’s debut album and companion EP. Also includes B-sides and a complete 1992 live show. You also get downloads of both records. Pre-orders through Merge include a free poster.

Sugar — File Under: Easy Listening

Merge Records

A remastered version of Sugar’s second album. LP version contains download code, B-sides and a complete 1994 live show. Pre-orders through Merge receive a free poster.

Stagnant Pools — Temporary Room

Polyvinyl Record Company

Pressed on white vinyl (limited to 300) and on black vinyl. Includes instant digital download.

Happy Body Slow Brain — Dreams Of Water


Pressed on A Side/ B Side: Cyan Blue & Solid White w/ Aqua Blue Splatter (limited to 100); and on A Side/ B Side: Grimace Purple & Sea Blue w/ Coke-Bottle Green Splatter (limited to 100). Packed in a custom pvc gatefold jacket that’s filled with blue liquid and sparkles. Inside, each cover has a built-in pocket that holds both 12″ records, cut at 45 RPM.

Happy Body Slow Brain — Sleepy


10″ record pressed on baby blue vinyl and baby blue/white cloud mix vinyl. The latter is only available in a bundle package, which features “Sleepy” and “Dreams Of Water.”

Purity Ring — Shrines

4AD Records

Also available through 4AD on limited colored vinyl. Record includes download code.

Pantera — The Great Southern Trendkill

Elektra Records

Double LP set, pressed on 180-gram vinyl. Housed in a gatefold jacket.

Pantera — Official Live

Elektra Records

Double LP set pressed on 180-gram vinyl. Housed in a gatefold jacket.

Pantera — Reinventing The Steel

Elektra Records

Single LP pressed on 180-gram vinyl. Housed in gatefold jacket.

The Books — A Dot In Time

Temporary Residence Limited

Also available at Temporary Residence. Box-set (limited to 1,000) will include 7 LPs, containing 95 songs. With your purchase, you’ll also receive a 56-page picture book about golf, a DVD featuring the band’s music videos and a USB containing the digital files.

Psychic Twin — Gonna Get Her

Lefse Records

7″ record is the first installment in a Lefse subscription series.

The Fiery Furnaces — I’m Going Away

Thrill Jockey

Pressed on high quality virgin vinyl and presented in an old-style tip-on gatefold jacket with MP3 download coupon. Part of label’s 20th anniversary reissue campaign. Also available at Amazon.

Sam Prekop — Self Titled

Thrill Jockey

Pressed on high quality virgin vinyl and including all original artwork. Includes download code. Part of label’s 20th anniversary reissue campaign.

Tortoise — Self Titled

Thrill Jockey

Sold out for many years, the 1994 album has been remastered and pressed onto 180-gram vinyl (limited to 500). Part of label’s 20th anniversary reissue campaign.

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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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