RSD Recommendations: Regional Releases You Need to Know About

Jake Bugg, Live From Silver Platters EP (12-inch vinyl and CD, 1,500 copies) Read our story here.

Built to Spill, Ultimate Alternative Wavers (12-inch, 5,000 copies) The debut album from Doug Martsch’s beloved cult band gets reissued for the first time on vinyl (with 500 pressed on special green wax for Pacific Northwest stores).

Death Cab for Cutie, Live 2012 (double LP, 4,000 copies) a limited-edition album highlighting the band’s 2012 tour with San Francisco’s Magik*Magik Orchestra.

Heavens to Betsy, Calculated (12-inch, 1,000 copies) Heavens to Betsy’s only studio album, out of print on vinyl for over five years, gets a much-deserved reissue.

Jimi Hendrix, Live at Monterey (12-inch, 6,000 copies) A reissue of the guitar hero’s classic ax-burning performance at 1967 Monterey Pop Festival.

The Julie Ruin, “Brightside”/”In the Picture” (7-inch, 2,000 copies) Read our story here.

Dave Matthews Band, Live Trax Vol. 4 (four-LP colored-vinyl box set, 2,000 copies) If you’d rather be at a Dave show, this is for you.

The Minus 5, Scott the Hoople in the Dungeon of Horror (five-LP box set, 750 copies) Read our story here.

Mudhoney, On Top: KEXP Presents Mudhoney Live on Top of the Space Needle (LP, 2,700 copies) Read our story here.

Nirvana, “Pennyroyal Tea”/”I Hate Myself and Want to Die” (7-inch, 6,000 copies) According to, the original plans for the release of this single were cancelled “due to Kurt Cobain’s death.”

The Notwist, Run Run Run (12-inch, 1,770 copies) Two remixes, one new track, and a song from the band’s latest album, Close to the Glass.

Pissed Jeans, The Very Best of Sub Pop 2009–2013 Live at the BBC EP (12-inch, 3,000 copies) Four tracks from Honeys and King of Jeans.

Soundgarden, Superunknown The Singles (10-inch vinyl five-record set, 3,500 copies) Singles and B-sides to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Superunknown.

The Sonics/Mudhoney, “Bad Betty”/”I Like It Small” (split 7-inch, 1,000 copies) Side A: a new song from these eduring Northwest rockers (no, not “Black Betty”). Side B: a righteous track from Mudhoney’s newest album, Vanishing Point.

Sunny Day Real Estate/Circa Survive, “Lipton Witch”/”Bad Heart” (split 7-inch, 2,500 copies) First new song from Sunny Day since 2000.

Chad VanGaalen, I Want You Back (7-inch, 2,300 copies) Four all-new tracks with artist-contributed cover art.

For a complete list of special releases, check out the Record Store Day website.

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