RSD 2018: Official list drops

featured / News / Record Store Day 2018 / March 6, 2018

The official Record Store Day 2018 list has been dropped, available here. See the UK list, here. And you can also check through the other lists at the official RSD site.

Scanning over the lists, I’ve detailed my top picks (in no particular order).

  • Sufjan Stevens — Mystery of Love EP
    Music On Vinyl follows up their full Call Me By Your Name soundtrack release with the Mystery of Love EP. Includes “Mystery of Love,” Visions of Gideon” and Doveman’s remix of “Futile Devices.”
    10,000 copies. Should be relatively easy to get despite the massive popularity of that full album pressing.
  • Phoenix — Monologue
    Another song recorded during the Ti Amo sessions, an album that made my top 10 of 2017 list (and an inclusion that pissed off my podcast co-hosts). Limited to 3,000 on heart-shaped vinyl.
  • Prince — 1999
    We’ve got a cool alternate version of the record, featuring alternate cover art and only seven tracks. Some regions released the album as 1999 I and 1999 II. According to the listing, this version has been unavailable since 1983. Worldwide run of 13,000 copies, so they’re looking to move some copies.
  • Sigrid — Don’t Kill My Vibe EP
    The singer’s debut EP is being released on vinyl for the first time here, pressed on heavyweight red to match that cover art. It’s a UK release, so we’ll see if it makes it stateside, or if we’ll be relegated to Rough Trade online sales. Great EP, rising star here.
  • Taylor Swift (Colored Vinyl)
    Will I hate myself for buying 1989 on pink vinyl. Sure. Will I do it. Most definitely. They’re also releasing Fearless on gold vinyl and the ST on turquoise.
  • S U R V I V E — RR7400
    Taken from their Peel Sessions, this includes nine tracks.
  • Various Artists — Twin Peaks (Score)
    You’ve got the six new Badalamenti pieces for the revival season, along with some cool picture disc art (any guesses on that back artwork?). Worldwide run of 10,000 copies, but I still feel like I’ll be scrambling on 1-2-3-4 Go! Records that night.
  • Arcade Fire — EP
    Another fun addition to the list, the EP is getting its first vinyl pressing as it will be on transparent blue. You’ve got 3,000 copies in the U.S.
  • Mac DeMarco/Shamir — Cover Beat Happening
    All profits of this release will “go to the Immigrant Defence Project (IDP), a non-profit organisation that give legal aid to immigrants battling deportation and discrimination.” If that’s not enough, go listen to Beat Happening. It’s being pressed on a clear 7″.


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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