Record Store Day 2016 is this Saturday, April 16th – a whole day for vinyl nerds to dig through the crates in search of some wonderful wax. This year’s special releases include records from top touring acts like Muse, Alt-J, Florence + The Machine, Brian Fallon, Best Coast, Mudcrutch, and Frank Turner, as well as classic reissues from David Bowie, Bob Dylan, the Grateful Dead, Joan Jett, Johnny Cash and more.

So go ahead, check out our staff picks of must-have records, and prepare to spend your hard-earned dollars on a whole new batch of exclusive, sweet and shiny vinyl. Get out there and support your local independent record stores!!

Record Store Day – 2016 Staff Picks

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KEXP Presents: Raw Power – A Tribute To Iggy & The Stooges Live From the Rooftop of Pike Place Market – August 23rd, 2015
Featuring Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Duff McKagan (Guns n Roses), Mark Arm (Mudhoney), and Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees). Holy smokes.

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Alt-J – Live at Red Rocks
This Record Store Day special release includes two colored vinyl LPs, a CD and DVD packaged in a gatefold sleeve.

Mudcrutch – Trailer
Celebrate the return of Tom Petty’s Mudcrutch with this special edition colored 7″ single, limited to 5,000 copies.

Alanis Morissette – Demos 1994-1998
Relive the 90’s with songs from the Jagged Little Pill Deluxe Edition, featuring Alanis’ demos on translucent splatter 180 gram vinyl.

Frank Turner – Positive Songs For Negative People (Acoustic)
This very special RSD release features unplugged renditions of your favorite songs from Frank Turner’s latest album.

Metallica – Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, Metallica! – Live at Le Bataclan. Paris, France – June 11th, 2003
Rock out for a good cause – this year’s RSD Ambassadors will donate the proceeds from this release to benefit Fondation de France’s Give For France charity.

The Flaming Lips – Heady Nuggs Vol.II Studio Albums 2006 – 2012
This eight LP box set includes the albums At War With The Mystics, Christmas On Mars, Embryonic, The Dark Side Of The Moon, The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends.

  Bleachers – Terrible Thrills, Vol. 2
An all-female re-imagining of Bleachers’ debut album Strange Desire, featuring Charli XCX, Elle King, Lucius, Sia and more.

See the full list of Record Store Day’s Releases here | Vinyl