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"First time on vinyl! Ipecac is celebrating their 25th Anniversary in 2024 with special indie exclusive vinyl throughout the year. We’re starting it off with one from label co-founder, Mike Patton and his 2005 project with The X-Ecutioners, which has never been on vinyl before! Mike Patton is the legendary frontman for Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk and countless others, and for this release, he teamed up with one of the most respected DJ crews in all of hip-hop. The collaboration came about after both factions performed a few improvisational live shows together. With the sweet scent of chemistry soon wafting through the air, it was decided to take it a step further - collaborate on a full-on recording. What you get are 23 tracks that approximate a head-on collision between hip-hop and the wild and whacky world of Ipecac."
General Patton vs. The X-Ecutioners - General Patton vs. The X-Ecutioners [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Silver Streak LP]
$33.99
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Ken Exclusive Cover - Includes 2 bonus tracks - The Limited Edition Barbie the Album Indie Exclusive Vinyl. The groundbreaking and star-studded musical companion to the summer blockbuster film Barbie, starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Barbie and Ken and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The album features new tracks from an unprecedented lineup of artists including Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice, Dua Lipa, Lizzo, KAROL G, Charli XCX, PinkPantheress, Ava Max, Dominic Fike, Khalid, The Kid LAROI, Tame Impala, HAIM, GAYLE and FIFTY FIFTY feat. Kali. Barbie star Ryan Gosling also joins the robust roster of soundtrack artists with his iconic original song performed as his character, Ken. Barbie The Album has received over 2 Billion streams worldwide to date. The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 Chart with over 126,000 albums. The album boasts the largest sales week on vinyl for a theatrical film soundtrack in Nielsen history.
Various Artists - Barbie The Album [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Clear w/Pink & Blue Splatter LP - Ken Cover]
$32.99
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"Indie Exclusive * “Lovage” is defined as “an herb that is said to be a benefit for relieving abdominal pains due to gastrointestinal gas…also touted to reduce flatulence when consumed as a tea.” But when placed in the able hands of sonic mastermind Dan “The Automator” Nakamura, recording under the guise of musical lothario Nathaniel Merriweather, the result is a concept album of “music to make love to your old lady by.” With the help of collaborators such as Mike Patton (vocals), Jennifer Charles (vocals) and Kid Koala (turntables), Merriweather serves as your personal guide to the sensual side of life, painting a satirical, darkly funny portrait of love and sex with left-field hip-hop and instrumentals as only he can do."

Nathaniel Merriweather Presents...Lovage - Music To Make Love To Your Old Lady By [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Clear w/Red & Turquoise Splatter 2LP] [Repress]
$32.99
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Indie Exclusive - “I Disagree (more)" is the deluxe edition of Poppy’s 2020 full length, which includes four bonus tracks on 2LP black in silver in yellow vinyl in a reflective silver jacket, with lyrics and download card.
Poppy - I Disagree (More) [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Black in Silver in Yellow 2LP]
$42.99
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Think Indie Exclusive - Eramus Hall's 1980 debut album "Your Love Is My Desire" is among the most sought-after records of the modern soul era, coveted by DJs and record collectors alike, with rare copies of the original pressing selling for up to $900. The soul/funk group only recorded the one album for Detroit’s Westbound Records, home of funk heavyweights Funkadelic and Ohio Players, before moving to Capitol for their second and final LP in 1984. This long overdue reissue marks the third release in Westbound’s remaster series with Org Music. Working from the original master tapes at the iconic 54 Sound studio in Detroit, the recordings have been restored and remastered with care for the essential pressing of this masterpiece.
Eramus Hall - Your Love Is My Desire [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Translucent Red LP]
$29.99
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Indie Exclusive * Junior Walker’s debut album on Motown’s subsidiary label Soul. Includes the eponymous single, which reached #1 on the US R&B Singles chart for four weeks and peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The group had several more hit songs, including “What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)” (also #1 R&B) and a cover of The Supremes’ song “Come See About Me.”
Jr. Walker & The All-Stars - Shotgun [RSD Essential Audiophile LP]
$32.99
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Legendary blues harmonica frontman, Junior Wells, takes us on a soulful journey down memory lane with this reissue of "In My Younger Days,” a collection of early Chicago blues works, compiled by the Red Lightnin’ label. The selections featured are some of the most earthy of Junior’s obscure recording career before signing with a major. Completely straightforward and downright refreshing blues music, pressed on ‘natural’ colored opaque vinyl.
Junior Wells - In My Younger Days [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Natural Opaque LP]
$27.99
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The year is 1968, and the psychedelic revolution is in full swing, introducing the world to mind-bending music that challenges conventional norms. In the midst of this psychedelic whirlwind, The Deviants, fronted by journalist/author/wild child Mick Farren, emerged with their debut album "Ptooff!" This rare British gem is a fascinating and somewhat overlooked piece from the late '60s counterculture movement, embracing chaos, experimentation, and a rejection of societal norms. For fans of psychedelic rock and those curious about the unexplored fringes of the era's music, "Ptooff!" is a record that deserves to be rediscovered and appreciated for its raw energy and daring spirit. Reissued on ‘crystal curacao’ colored vinyl in original gatefold format.
The Deviants - Ptooff! [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Crystal Curacao LP]
$28.99
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First ever repress! Elaine Brown's "Seize The Time" is a politically charged piece, encapsulating the spirit of activism within the Black Panther Party during the late 1960s civil rights movement during the fight for social change. Originally released in 1969, the album addresses not only the civil rights struggle but also themes of love, unity, and the celebration of African American heritage and culture. It stands as a timeless reminder of the ongoing struggle for equality and the power of music to inspire and unite communities. The recording itself is the result of a collaboration with jazz musician and arranger Horace Tapscott who, as Brown said, “could sit down and orchestrate a song just as you sang it.” This record sees its first ever vinyl reissue, pressed on white marbled colored vinyl.
Elaine Brown - Seize The Time - Black Panther Party [RSD Essential Indie Colorway White Marble LP]
$27.99
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"Coalmine Records is pleased to announce the ten year anniversary of Sean Price & M-Phazes’ collaborative Land of the Crooks EP. The project finds the late underground legend lending his distinctive, Brownsville-bred grimy vocals over Phazes’ rich tracks full of dramatic pianos, rich bass-lines, swinging horns and hard drums, making this release one of the more beleoved projects within Coalmine’s storied discography. The A-side includes the main passes, comprised of four original tracks with the addition of the Small Professor Remix for “Murdah Type Thinkin” featuring P’s Random Axe cohort, Guilty Simpson. The B-side includes all instrumental passes, in addition to the “Crookapella,” which includes various scratch stems taken from the EP, along with various isolated drum sounds, sound effects, and an acapella of the “Land of the Crooks” single. Additional features on LOTC include Roc Marciano, Billy Danze (of M.O.P.), Maffew Ragazino, Loudmouf Choir and DJ Babu. Features Andres Guzman designed artwork inspired by the vintage ‘80s movie, Crocodile Dundee. Sean Price was Hip-Hop’s Gray Hulk, a barbarian with the pen, with the sharpest of wits. A true Brooklyn legend…RIP!"
Sean Price & M-Phazes - Land of the Crooks [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Neon Green Color-in-Color w/Smoke LP]
$28.99
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RSD Essential 046 * Govt Plates 10 year anniversary pressed exclusively for RSD Essentials is back with new album art! Government Plates is the third studio album by experimental hip hop group Death Grips. It was released for free download on November 13, 2013. It was also uploaded by the band to multiple file sharing sites, and music videos for every song were uploaded to the band's YouTube page.
Death Grips - Government Plates [RSD Essential Clear LP]
$35.99
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Indie Exclusive * A mix of determination and passion drove Sam Phillips to create Sun Records and change popular music forever. In 2023, Sun Records is celebrating Sam Phillips’ 100th birthday with a double LP anthology of songs he brought to life. Inside, the gatefold features photos and stories about Phillips’ legendary legacy. Known as The Man Who Invented Rock ’n’ Roll, tracks from artists like Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis remind listeners what the Big Bang of rock and roll sounded like in 1950s Memphis.
Various Artists - Where Rock 'n' Roll Was Born: Celebrating 100 Years of Sam Phillips [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Sky Blue 2LP]
$54.99
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"We are proud to announce, for the first time ever, the release of the complete soundtrack to ""A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving."" Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the celebrated animated holiday television special, written and created by Charles Schulz, directed by Bill Melendez and Phil Roman and produced by Melendez and Lee Mendelson, this is the complete Vince Guaraldi score along with never-before-heard bonus material. Newly re-discovered in our vaults, the original recording sessions for Vince Guaraldi's beloved soundtrack have been remixed and remastered for audiophiles and Peanuts® fans everywhere. Includes many previously unreleased tracks, several never heard since the Vince Guaraldi Quintet laid them down for the recording session in 1973. All remastered from the original 2"" 16 track source tapes. This soundtrack from the 1973 holiday classic includes Guaraldi hits from the original sources like the funky brass filled ""Linus and Lucy,"" ""Thanksgiving Theme,"" and the soulful ""Little Birdie."" You will hear timbres from instruments that were previously buried in the show mix. Furthermore, there are bonus tracks for ""Thanksgiving Interlude"" demonstrating how Guaraldi crafted his score for the special; an additional keyboard on ""Linus and Lucy;"" and Guaraldi whistling the melody for ""Is It James or Charlie?"" Beyond the composer's piano playing, the quintet is made up of Mike Clark on drums; Seward McCain (longest touring bassist with Guaraldi - holding down the electric bass at Guaraldi's request); Tom Harrell on trumpet to class up the album; and Chuck Bennett on Trombone. This is some of the funkiest Guaraldi you'll hear as his quintet leaned into the East Bay Sound, a type of funk that Mike Clark helped pioneer in the early ’70s. Guaraldi even lends his bluesy voice to introduce Woodstock with ""Little Birdie."" The album was remix engineered by Terry Carleton, restored and mastered by Vinson Hudson, and produced by Sean and Jason Mendelson."
Vince Guaraldi - A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Jellybean Green LP]
$32.99
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RSD Essential 051 – Limited to 1500 - To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Astralwerks Records we’ve teamed up to bring you a limited Edition 180g half-speed remastered vinyl to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Fatboy Slim’s seminal album ‘You’ve Come A Long Way Baby’. Featuring the global smash hits ‘Right Here, Right Now’, ‘The Rockafeller Skank’, ‘Gangster Tripping’ and ‘Praise You’.
Fatboy Slim - You've Come A Long Way Baby [RSD Essential Half-Speed Mastered 2LP]
$52.99
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Cults

Static [RSD Essential Sky Blue LP]

Vinyl: $32.99 UNAVAILABLE
RSD Essential 049 * First time on colored vinyl * 3 Never-heard before bonus tracks! * Static is the follow-up to Cults' critically adorned 2010 self-titled, debut release. Written and recorded over the course of 2012 in the band's home base of New York City, Static is produced by Cults with support from Shane Stoneback (Sleigh Bells, Vampire Weekend) and Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Washed Out). The album is comprised of 11 tracks including lead single "I Can Hardly Make You Mine", "High Road" and the platinum-certified crowd favorite "Always Forever,” which is currently the band’s most popular track. In celebration of the 10th anniversary, the Static reissue will feature never-heard bonus tracks on a sky blue color variant.
Cults - Static [RSD Essential Sky Blue LP]
$32.99
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RSD Essential 048 * 40th Anniversary Pressing * In 1983, Cyndi Lauper’s debut album, She’s So Unusual quickly became a worldwide sensation. Its legacy has lived on 40 years later as one of the most iconic albums of its time. Including smash hits, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” “Time After Time,” “She Bop” and more, this exclusive 40th anniversary edition comes on opaque blue vinyl, available only through RSD Essentials.

Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual [RSD Essential Opaque Blue LP]
$32.99
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Ol’ Burger Beats is the alias of Ole-Birger Neergĺrd, a Norwegian hip-hop producer, dee jay and record collector that hails from Vatne, Norway. Earning accolades over the years from the likes of Pitchfork, Mass Appeal, Okayplayer and more, the talented beatsmith has been compared by critics to the likes of Pete Rock and J.Dilla. Out of Sight, Out Of Mind marks Burger’s third full length effort, comprised predominantly of instrumental tracks and remixes that are sprinkled with verses from the likes of Illa J, Oliver The 2nd, Chester Watson, Kent Loon, Ivan Ave and Quelle Chris. Originally released in August of 2018 via HHV and limited to just 250 copies, the album was met with much acclaim and helped further establish Ol’ Burger Beats as one of the more elite producers in today’s hip-hop/jazz landscape.

Ol' Burger Beats - Out of Sight, Out of Mind [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Black Ice LP]
$27.99
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RSD Essential 050 * Coheed and Cambria’s 2nd studio album, In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 celebrates its 20th Anniversary. Revisit the complex arrangements, haunting vocals, and dark imagery. This limited edition RSD Essentials release is available on Lavender color vinyl.
Coheed and Cambria - In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 [RSD Essential Lavender 2LP]
$45.99
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RSD Essential 045 * First time on colored vinyl & includes 4 BONUS TRACKS * 311’s debut studio album ‘Music’ celebrates 30 years. Newly remastered and expanded on translucent orange vinyl and a specialized Pearl embossed cover. Includes 4 demos on vinyl for the first time.

311 - Music [RSD Essential Translucent Orange 2LP]
$45.99
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The Neighbourhood

I Love You [RSD Essential 2LP]

Vinyl: $44.99 UNAVAILABLE

MP3 Album: $9.99 Download

RSD Essential 043 * Includes 4 Bonus Tracks* Celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Neighbourhood's debut album "I Love You." with the new 180g 2-LP exclusively at Independent Record Stores as an RSD Essentials title. The new edition includes bonus tracks from the EPs "Thank You" and "I'm Sorry..." as well as the band’s hit songs "Sweater Weather" and “Afraid.”

The Neighbourhood - I Love You [RSD Essential 2LP]
$44.99
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Celebrate the 5th anniversary of Leon Bridges Grammy-winning album Good Thing. The limited-edition title features a custard color variant, the original track list, and a bonus track “Naomi” originally released on the 2018 Japan Edition. Good Thing was nominated for Best R&B Album, and the track “Bet Ain’t Worth The Hand” won Best Traditional R&B Performance at the 2019 Grammy Awards. 

Leon Bridges - Good Thing [RSD Essential Custard LP]
$31.99
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Indie Exclusive * Few records helped build the post-hardcore scene as swiftly as the Story Of The Year’s debut, Page Avenue. Featuring hits like “Until The Day I Die,” “Anthem Of Our Dying Day,” and “Sidewalks,” Page Avenue was one of the first albums of its kind to sell a million copies and cemented Story Of The Year’s place in the genre. The album peaked at number 1 and number 51 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart Billboard 200 respectively and has since been certified Platinum in the United States. Singles “Until The Day I Die" charted at number 12 on the Alternative Songs chart and “Anthem of Our Dying Day” at number 10 on Modern Rock Tracks. 

Story Of The Year - Page Avenue [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Insomnia Beer + Black Smoke w/White Splatter LP]
$29.99
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This remarkable recording sees its first ever vinyl press. An unissued performance by one of the true jazz giants, Dizzy Gillespie. At the time of this recording, Gillespie was close to the halfway point of his career and very much in his musical prime. The quintet featured here began to form when saxophonist Leo Wright joined Gillespie in 1959 and pianist Lalo Schifrin was hired the following year. Bassist Chris White and drummer Rudy Collins became members in 1962. Recorded at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the group explores some of Gillespie’s finest and most famous originals, including ‘Con Alma’ and ‘A Night in Tunisia’. Those famous trumpet breaks will not disappoint. A true stereo recording, transferred from the original analogue tapes. Pressed on heavyweight virgin vinyl. 
Dizzy Gillespie Quintet - Live in Las Vegas 1963 [RSD Essential Indie 2LP]
$32.99
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RSD Essential 047 * The Lonesome Crowded West is the second studio album by American rock band Modest Mouse, released on November 18, 1997. Now available on picture disc made exclusively for RSD Essentials.
Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West [RSD Essential Picture Disc 2LP]
$36.99

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