Playlist // The Righteous One

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Playlist // The Righteous One

In honor of Record Store Day, we put together a playlist of our favorite tracks from this year’s exclusive releases. We fondly named this playlist “The Righteous One,” a new single from The Orwells that launches on vinyl on RSD. Stream our playlist, “The Righteous One,” on Spotify. Here’s a roundup of what we’ll be scoping out on Saturday. You can check out the full list of RSD exclusives on the official website.

The Cure and Dinosaur Jr. – SIDE BY SIDE SERIES

The Cure’s “Just Like Heaven” and a cover from Dinosaur Jr. of The Cure’s “Just Like Heaven.” We’re in heaven.

Dawes/Conor Oberst –
SPLIT 7

We were fortunate to meet the Dawes crew on their stop in Richmond, so of course we were stoked to see Dawes on the RSD lineup. Dawes covers Conor Oberst, Conor Oberst covers Dawes. On a 7″ vinyl.

Fleetwood Mac – DRAGONFLY/THE PURPLE DANCER

We’re huge fans of Fleetwood Mac. Dragonfly was the first UK release from Fleetwood Mac o feature Christine McVie as a full member. The Purple Dancer has never been commercially released in the US. The question remains… Christine or Stevie?

Joy Division – 
AN IDEAL FOR LIVING (1978)

A re-release of the first-ever Joy Division album. Thank you, RSD.

Hamilton Leithauser – 
ALEXANDRA B/W IN THE SHALLOWS

The first two songs released from Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser’s first solo album.

Other releases to be on the lookout for: Link Wray – SLINKY/RENDEZVOUS, The Orwells – THE RIGHTEOUS ONE, Mayer Hawthorne/Shintaro Sakamoto – WINE GLASS WOMAN/IN A PHANTOM (Mayer covering Shintaro, Shintaro covering Mayer), Gram Parsons  180 GRAM: ALTERNATE TAKES FROM GP AND GRIEVOUS ANGEL

Stream our playlist, “The Righteous One,” on Spotify now.

The Righteous One

David Bowie – 1984 – 1999 Digital Remaster
Built To Spill – Hazy
Dinosaur Jr. – Just Like Heaven
Bright Eyes – Easy/Lucky/Free
Dawes – Million Dollar Bill
Fleetwood Mac – Purple Dancer
Gram Parsons – Return Of The Grievous Angel (Remastered Album Version)
Grateful Dead – Fire On The Mountain [Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA, March 27, 1988]
Joy Division – Warsaw
Shintaro Sakamoto – In a Phantom Mood
Hamilton Leithauser – Alexandra

Read more about the history of Record Store Day and the Comeback of vinyl here.

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