The thought of Black Friday shopping can be pretty overwhelming, but for music lovers, Record Store Day means the best day of the year (even if it comes twice a year). It brings tons of exclusive releases, and your best chances at snagging hard-to-find items. Lucky for you, we’ve taken all of the guess work out of it. Here’s our list of what you should be on the look out for this Black Friday Record Store Day.
Gorillaz – Humanz (Double Picture Disc)
If you or someone you know loves collecting records, and loves Gorillaz, keep your eye out for this one. The latest release from the virtual band will be available in picture disc format this Black Friday.
The Grateful Dead Records Collection
This box set is going to feature five highly sought-after LPs from The Grateful Dead. Coming from the years in between leaving Warner Bros and signing with Arista, LPs Wake Of The Flood, From The Mars Hotel, Blues For Allah, and double album Steal Your Face were born of the bands own Grateful Dead label.
Sublime – 40oz To Freedom
Originally released in 1992, Geffen Records is re-releasing the LP on two picture discs, and you can first get your hands on it this Black Friday Record Store Day. The first disc is pressed with the image of the original 40z sun logo, and the second disc features images from the original 92 release.
Death From Above 1979 – “Freeze Me”/”Keep It Real Dumb”
This 7″ clear vinyl features an unreleased B-Side from DFA 1979. There’s only going to be 3000 copies released for this Black Friday Record Store Day, so make sure you’re on careful lookout for this one if you’re a fan of Death From Above.
Gary Clark Jr. – Come Together
The B-Side of this 12″ vinyl single is previously unreleased. It features an extended mix of the track from the Justice League soundtrack.
Fleet Foxes – Electric Lady Studios
Before the released their incredible new album Crack-Up, Fleet foxes played four tracks from the album to a small audience at Electric Lady Studios. Lucky for us, the’ve decided to share the full performance as a special Black Friday special on 10″.
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