Record Store Day 2012, RSD, Record Store Day
 
The fifth annual vinyl-lovers’ holiday known as Record Store Day kicks off tomorrow, April 21, with plenty of in-store performances, give-aways and, most importantly, exclusive releases. To make your shopping less hectic, we’ve got 10 suggestions for you in each of these categories: RSD exclusive releases, RSD limited run/regional focus releases and RSD first release. But we warn you, we will call down the power of the mighty RSD ambassador Iggy Pop to smite you should you stand in the way between us and a last copy.
 
RSD Exclusive Release:
Animal Collective: Transverse Temporal Gyrus
Beach House: Lazuli B/W Equal Mind
James Brown: There It Is/Pass The Peas
Kimbra: Settle Down EP
M83: Mirror
Shabazz Palaces: Live At KEXP
Sigur Ros: Hvarf-Heim
St. Vincent: Krokodil
White Stripes: Hand Springs Red Death At 6:14
Xiu Xiu/Dirty Beaches: Xiu Xiu/Dirty Beaches Split
 
RSD Limited Run/Regional Focus:
Adrian Younge Vs. Adrian Quesada: Adrian Younge Vs. Adrian Quesada
Battles: Dross Glop 4
DJ Food And The Amorphous Andrgynous: The Illectrix Hoax
Gorillaz (Featuring James Murphy and Andre 3000): Do Ya Thing
Marco Benevento: This Is How It Goes
Neon Indian: Hex Girlfriend
Nicolas Jaar And 78 Edits: Mike James Kirkland: Luv N’ Haight Edit Series Vol. 1
Now Now/The Lonely Forest: Shifting/Woe Is Me
Oberhofer: Away From U
Portugal. The Man: Got It All
 
RSD First Release:
David Bowie: Mick Rock Tins
Death Grips: The Money Store
Esperanza Spalding: Radio Music Society
Iggy And The Stooges: Raw Power
Janis Joplin: Pearl
Lou Reed: Transformer
Odd Future: The OF Tape Vol. 2
Patti Smith: Horses
Paul Simon: Graceland 25th Anniversary
Uncle Tupelo: No Depression