Already this year promised new or unreleased music, reissues, and other rarities from The White Stripes, The Flaming Lips, The Black Keys, MGMT, Tame Impala, At the Drive-In, Deftones, Ryan Adams, Dan Deacon, The Hold Steady, Built to Spill, and Stephen Malkmus. Here are some of the other notable releases:
Omnivore Recordings will release the soundtrack to the forthcoming Big Star documentary, Nothing Can Hurt Me, featuring previously unissued versions of classic Big Star songs. The limited edition set comes pressed on colored vinyl.
The Black Lips will team with Icky Blossoms for a split 7″, limited to 1,000 copies. The former covers Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings’ version of “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys” while the latter takes on Siouxsie & the Banshees’ “Arabian Knights”.
Bob Dylan will sample his forthcoming Bootleg Series Volume 10 with a double-sided single featuring a demo version of “Wigwam” from 1970’s Self Portrait b/w “Thirsty Boots”, an unreleased track from that album’s recording sessions.
Brian Eno, Grizzly Bear, and Nicolas Jaar will join forces for a split 10″ featuring remixes of Eno’s “LUX” and Grizzly Bear’s “Sleeping Ute” by Jaar.
Burger Records will release its first ever mixtape, The Taste of Burger Records.
The Cure will reissue 1987′s Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me on 12″ red vinyl.
Daniel Johnston’s album Fun will be available on 12″ vinyl for the first time, limited to 2,000 copies.
David Bowie will present the first vinyl single off of The Next Day: “The Stars Are Out Tonight” b/w “Where Are We Now?” In addition, Bowie’s 1973 single “Drive-In Saturday Night” will be issued on 7″ picture disc b/w the Russell Harty Plus Pop Version of the song.
Destroyer will release a limited edition vinyl pressing of 2002′s The Night. It’s available on vinyl in the U.S. for the first time and limited to just 2,000 copies worldwide.
Kill Rock Stars will release Alternate Versions from Either/Or 7, featuring four unreleased outtakes from Elliott Smith’s album Either/Or. Limited to 3,500 copies.
Free Energy will release a 7″ featuring their single “Love Sing” backed by an unreleased track.
Gil Scott Heron and Brian Jackson’s collaboration “The Bottle” will be reissued on 7″ green vinyl.
Grizzly Bear will reissue their 2004 debut album, Horn of Plenty, on vinyl from Kanine Records. Limited to 1,200 copies.
GZA will release a vinyl box set of his legendary album Liquid Swords, featuring bonus material and a chess set packaged in a 12 x 12 box.
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