RSD Must Haves: Chvrches — Recover EP

Record Store Day 2014 / Special Features / April 8, 2014

As part of Record Store Day 2014, we here at Modern Vinyl will be counting down our Top 5 “Must Haves” from the recently released lists. Coming in at number 3 is the vinyl release of Chvrches’ EP “Recover.”

What Is It?

Released prior to breakthrough full length effort, The Bones of What You Believe, Chvrches’ Recover EP was one of a few teases prior to that LP, complete with some tracks that never made it to the full length. Featuring the band’s second single and title track, the gems on the release will be those previously pressed songs, with a couple remixes rounding out the effort. Chvrches’ stormed onto the indie rock scene in 2013 and the catchy “Recover,” along with “The Mother We Share,” was a big reason why.  With a combination of catchy, electronic beats and lyrical sincerity, the group, led by the angelic voice of Lauren Mayberry, could take an even bigger leap (Lorde like perhaps?) in 2014.  This is the first time the EP will be released on vinyl in the U.S. (previously was a UK RSD release in 2013), so it’s a must have for all Chvrches’ fan. And if you’re not yet a fan? Time to give them a try.

How Difficult Will It Be To Find?

The pressing is limited to 2,500 copies, so it’s not as rare or limited as other releases on RSD.  Also, “Recover” was a track featured on the band’s full length so many fans already have the vinyl version of that song.  However, if you are looking for the 2 tracks not featured on the full-length album (like I will be) along with a few remixes of the already catchy “Recover,” this will be a nice buy on RSD. With the 2,500 total copies, each store will only have a few copies, but Chvrches are just starting to hit higher levels of popularity, so there is a good change you can grab it if you want it.

How’s That Price?

The Recover EP is listed at a price of $19.98, which for five songs is a bit steep. However, RSD releases always have an above average price tag, and the fact that this release is a 12” adds to the price a little.  If you are a Chvrches fan, this is one of the must haves for RSD and a nice score at the end of the day.

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