Much like South By Southwest, as Record Store Day continues to grow, it's bound to attract bigger and bigger names. That's certainly true this year, with a number of superstar acts announcing releases special to the April 19 event.
At the top are Jay Z and Linkin Park, who will be offering a 10th-anniversary reissue of their 2004 album Collision Course, for everyone out there who was just dying to own that album on transparent blue vinyl (along with a DVD of performances!). Green Day are releasing an 18-track demo collection named Demolicious, which will contain one unheard song called "State of Shock." Even Bruce Springsteen is getting in on the action with his new American Beauty EP, which will feature four new tracks hopefully better than his mediocre new album High Hopes.
Flaming Lips will have two records out that day. The first is a vinyl release of their hour-long 2011 single "7 Skies H3" and the other is a cover of Devo's "Gates of Steel," which will come via a silver seven-inch with Devo's original recording of the track as the B-side. Neil Young will put out editions 5-8 of his Official Release Series Discs, which includes remastered vinyl editions of Time Fades Away (which has never been issued on CD), On the Beach, Tonight's the Night and Zuma.
If you're so inclined, you can also cop a vinyl edition of Mastodon's Live at Brixton, Foals' Live at Royal Albert Hall, or Regina Spektor's "You've Got Time," her Orange is the New Black theme song that will come appropriately on orange vinyl.
Start making your list now.