SPIN's Record Store Day Shopping Guide: 42 Essential Releases

Record Store Day is tomorrow, April 20, 2013

Record Store Day 2013
Record Store Day: April 20, 2013
Marc Hogan WRITTEN BY
Marc Hogan

For vinyl enthusiasts, the most wonderful time of the year is finally here. This Saturday, April 20, is the sixth annual Record Store Day, when independently owned music shops offer up an armful of exclusive and limited releases. This year's participating artists include the White Stripes, R.E.M., the Jesus and Mary Chain, MGMT, and Soundgarden.

Check out the full list of exclusives here, find participating stores here, and definitely bear in mind that not all stores will carry all releases. That said, SPIN's editorial team has winnowed down this year's impressive array of 4/20 offerings to come up with 42 essentials. Tomorrow morning, when you're crammed into your local independent record store's aisles, keep your eyes peeled for these:

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  • 1 Cocktails — Tough Love " 02:49
  • 2 Johnossi — Gone Forever (Adam Boy Remix) " 04:11
  • 3 DJ Center — 2AM inna London Dub " 05:10
  • 4 The Pains of Being Pure at Heart — Eurydice " 04:19
  • 5 Twin Shadow — To The Top " 03:20
  • 6 Fantasmes — Bare Bones " 04:58
  • 7 The Black Angels — An Occurrence at 4507 South Third Street " 03:20

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