Release Day: September 18th

Releases / September 17, 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.

Ben Folds Five — The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind


2xLP set pressed on standard black vinyl. Also available at band’s official site.

Title Fight — Floral Green

Side One Dummy Records

Pressed on green vinyl (limited to 2,500). Also available at Amazon.

The Killers — Battle Born

Island Records

Available at Interpunk on 180-gram double vinyl (color not specified). Available on red vinyl through the band’s webstore.

Grizzly Bear — Shields

Warp Records

Pressed on 180-gram black vinyl. Was available on gold vinyl at InSound, but has since sold out.

Aimee Mann — Charmer

SuperEgo Records

Pressed on orange vinyl and record comes in gatefold jacket with grommeted spinning disk on the cover. Bundle package also features slipmat.

Black Prairie — A Tear In The Eye Is A Wound In The Heart

Sugar Hill Records

2xLP pressed on standard black vinyl. Also available at Amazon.

Menomena — Moms

Barsuk Records

2xLP pressed on standard black vinyl. Also available at Amazon.

Great Bloomers — Distant Fire

Dine Alone Records

Pressed on 180-gram white vinyl (limited to 300). Deluxe package also features demo cassette tape.

Lowtalker — The Marathon EP

No Sleep Records

Pressed on dark purple vinyl (limited to 500); on red translucent vinyl (limited to 400, Hot Topic); on baby blue vinyl (limited to 300); and on white vinyl (limited to 200, subscription series). All variations include an etched B-side.

Norska — Self Titled

Brutal Panda Records

Pressed on olive/forest green split vinyl (limited to 200) and on black vinyl (limited to 300).

Band Of Horses — Mirage Rock

Columbia Records

Pressed on 180-gram vinyl and housed in a gatefold jacket. LP also includes 24″x24″ poster.

Michael Jackson — Bad

Sony Legacy

25th anniversary pressing is on picture disc. Tracks have been remastered.

James Iha — Look To The Sky

The End Records

Pressed on blue vinyl. Also available from The End Records in bundle packages.

Martin Eden — Self Titled 7″

Lefse Records

Pressed on standard black vinyl. Second installment of Lefse’s 7″ series, available in full, here.

Dinosaur Jr. — I Bet On Sky


Also available from band’s official site, including bundle with exclusive 7″ record.

Ex Friends — No Wonder We Prefer The Dark

Paper + Plastick Records

Pressed on black vinyl (limited to 170) and on Hershey’s cookies and cream vinyl (limited to 160).

Eyes Wide — When It’s Raining

Glass Nail Records

7″ EP pressed on black vinyl (limited to 200) and on green vinyl (limited to 100).

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion — Meat Bone

Mom + Pop Records

Also available individually through InSound.

Imagine Dragons — Night Visions

Interscope Records

Pressed on standard black vinyl.

Pink — The Truth About Love


Pressed on standard black vinyl.

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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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