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RECORD STORE DAY AMBASSADORS 2019 - PEARL JAM

"I always feel a little bit better when I come out of a record store." --Mike McCready 
Our Record Store Day 2019 Ambassadors: PEARL JAM 
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RECORD STORE DAY AMBASSADORS Who's Next?

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FOLLOW MINDY GLEDHILL DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE

RABBIT HOLE, the new album from MINDY GLEDHILL, is in record stores now on CD and Vinyl. We're pretty thrilled to be premiering the video for the song "Boo Hoo", a "jaunty pop banger" according to the Salt Lake City Weekly. Check it out and if Mindy's voice sounds familiar, perhaps you're a person who watches things like, oh, The Olympics or the Super Bowl (where she's been featured on one of the best things about either--the commercials) or Dancing With The Stars or The Good Wife (where her music's underscored a dramatic legal moment or perhaps a perfect twirl). 

RABBIT HOLE is in record stores now.  

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RECORD STORE DAY AMBASSADORS

Let's visit with some of our past Record Store Day Ambassadors.... as we wait for the appointment of this year's! Who do you think it will be?





RECORD STORE DAY 2018 AMBASSADORS RUN THE JEWELS

Run The Jewels RSD 2018 Ambassador




Record Store Day Ambassador 2017: St. Vincent

ST. Vincent RSD 2017 Ambassador




Record Store Day Ambassador 2016: Metallica

Metallica RSD 2016 Ambassador




RSD Ambassador Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl RSD 2015 Ambassador




Chuck D - Record Store Day Ambassador 2014

Chuck D RSD 2014 Ambassador




Jack White Ambassador Record Store Day

Jack White RSD 2013 Ambassador




Iggy Pop Record Store Day Ambassador 2012

Iggy Pop RSD 2012 Ambassador




Ozzy 2011

Ozzy Osbourne RSD 2011 Ambassador




Joshua Homme

Joshua Homme RSD 2010 Ambassador




Jesse “Boots Electric” Hughes RSD 2009 Ambassador





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A PERFECT CIRCLE - DOG EAT DOG

“A belated farewell nod to Malcolm Young, who, along with Bon Scott, played a significant role in my rebellious, hasher youth. God Speed, Malcolm.” – Maynard James Keenan
Check out A Perfect Circle's take on "Dog Eat Dog" --featured on the B-side of the RSD Black Friday single "So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish", only at record stores starting 11/23


A Perfect Circle's EAT THE ELEPHANT is in record stores now on CD and Vinyl. 
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EASY STREET RECORDS on SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

Dream Big, Shop Small. You never know what dreams can come true when you  participate in Small Business Saturday November 24th. 

This video handmade by local  filmmakers in Seattle, WA.

Starring: Asher Finlon, J Mascis, Thunder Road Guitars, Easy Street Records
Written & Directed by: Ryan Cory  Original Artwork by: Asher Finlon
Music: “See You At The Movies” by J. Mascis from ELASTIC DAYS 
Cover Score by: Caleb Finlon
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GALLERY OF SOUND on SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

Sometimes small businesses are passed from generation to generation, and that's the case with Gallery of Sound!  The Joe Nardone running it now is the son of the Joe Nardone that started it, and some of the customers learned how to #ShopSmall from their parents, too! 
(Hang out at Gallery of Sound and see the band that made this love letter video, Send Request, on stage on Small Business Saturday, 11/24) 
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WE ALL KNOW WHERE THIS IS GOING DOWN

The VIOLENT FEMMES' Permanent Record is coming to vinyl for the first time on Record Store Day Black Friday--and the Femmes' themselves have something to say about it! 

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SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY WITH PARTICLE KID

Particle Kid is teaming up with John Doe of X for a special 12" single under the name KID DOE, and it's coming to record stores on 11/24 for Small Business Saturday: Particle Kid doing a John Doe song, John Doe doing a Particle Kid song, and both doing a cover close to their heart.

Plus they'll each be performing live at record stores on 11/24: Find John Doe at 1-2-3-4-Go! Records in Oakland, and Particle Kid at Fingerprints Music in Long Beach! (check in with each store for details)
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SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY!

We're joining in the celebration of small businesses on November 24 with some special releases and events!

These four special limited edition singles will be available ONLY AT INDIE RECORD STORES


Tony Bennett & Diana Krall - Fascinating Rhythm [Indie Exclusive Small Business Saturday]

TONY BENNETT  Fascinating Rhythm 10" single 
"Fascinating Rhythm" was Tony Bennett's first physical recording in 1949, made under his stage name Joe Bari, and he revisits that for his latest project, a duet with his friend Diana Krall, showcasing their shared love of the music of George and Ira Gershwin! Both versions of that song are brought together for this special 10" single.

Ben Folds - Mister Peepers [Indie Exclusive Small Business Saturday]

BEN FOLDS  Mr. Peepers 7" single
Written and recorded for a project in conjunction with the Washington Post Sunday Magazine, who approached Ben to write a song that spotlighted the art of storytelling. Ben chose to focus, with research assistance from a Post political writer, on a character currently in the news. 
SBS EVENT!  Ben will be at Rough Trade in Brooklyn on Small Business Saturday performing and signing his single.  More details here: https://www.roughtrade.com/us/events/rough-trade-nyc-ben-folds

Ingrid Michaelson - Songs For The Season B-Sides [Indie Exclusive Small Business Saturday]

INGRID MICHAELSON Songs for The Season B-Sides 7" picture disc 
Professional singer-songwriter?  Running your own label? Guess what!? That's being a small business owner! So it makes sense that Ingrid Michaelson is celebrating this festive time of year by releasing a 7" picture disc on Small Business Saturday! This indie record store-exclusive single has B-sides from her holiday album Songs Of The Season

Kid Doe (Particle Kid & John Doe) - Lucky Wheel [Indie Exclusive Small Business Saturday]

KID DOE  Lucky Wheel 12" gold single 
X founder John Doe and musician Micah Nelson (AKA Particle Kid) have shared stages together (big ones at Willie Nelson's Luck Music Festival, small ones like the iconic Pappy & Harriet's in Joshua Tree) and now they're sharing a single! Each musician covers a song from the other here, plus another cover of a tune close to their heart. 
SBS EVENTS!  Both John Doe and Particle Kid will be performing and hanging out in record stores on Small Business Saturday-- John Doe will be at 1-2-3-4-Go! Records in Oakland and Particle Kid visits Fingerprints Music in Long Beach! (call Fingerprints at (562)-433-4996  and visit 1-2-3-4-Go!'s website ( http://www.1234gorecordsevents.com ) more details on each event) 
 
SBS EVENT!  Crack the Sky will be performing at their hometown store The Sound Garden in Baltimore, celebrating the release of their new album.  https://www.facebook.com/events/2178915699034433/ 





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ALICE COOPER

What was it like when ALICE COOPER reunited in a record store? Watch what it was like at Good Records when that very thing happened, and then get the whole concert on the Record Store Day Black Friday release LIVE FROM THE ASTROTURF FULL PERFORMANCE starting 11/23 only at record stores. 

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JOHN CARPENTER

Laurie Strode Returns!  And so does JOHN CARPENTER, who comes back as producer, and also, COMPOSER for the brand new HALLOWEEN!  The soundtrack is in record stores now on CD, vinyl and indie-exclusive-only-while-it-lasts pumpkin orange vinyl

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Black Friday

Since its inception, Black Friday has turned the day after Thanksgiving into the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. Traditionally, Black Friday was about super-cheap prices, and for years was synonymous with being up super-early at chain and mall stores. In some places, that's what this is still about.  But we really like the idea of a shopping season, especially when that shopping is, at its heart, a way to show the people you like that you like them. (And a way for them to show you. Gift-getting is awesome, too.)

We work year-round to shine a light on the independent businesses in your local community that sell you records and other things that make you happy, make you smile, make you sing, bring you comfort, bring people together. Everything you find at a record store would be a great gift for someone, so being part of that holiday shopping season, and the biggest shopping day of the year makes sense to us.

So we work with labels, artists, managers and distribution companies who feel the same, and put together a list of titles for that season that are available at participating record stores. They come out on Black Friday (11/23 this year) but may be available at record stores throughout the rest of the year, because record stores are the best place to go with a Holiday Wish List. 

Record Store Day and RSD Black Friday are different events, and you can find out more about that on our RSD BLACK FRIDAY FAQ.

The list of special releases is below, in a Website form where you can search and get more information, and a PDF that you can print out and use as a Wish List or Shopping Guide.  There are three categories on our list:

EXCLUSIVES:
 These titles are physically released only at indie record stores.
RSD FIRST: These titles are found first at indie record stores, but may be released to other retailers or webstores at some point in the future. 
SMALL RUN/REGIONAL LIST: These titles are either regionally based and sold at specific stores, or are press runs under 1000, which means they may be harder to find at record stores around the country. (If a title is regionally based and is not available throughout the country, it will say that in the description. The majority of titles on this section of the list are there because they have a limited run.) 




*Record Store Day does not give or sell the releases to participating stores. Each indie record store makes their own buying decisions and may choose to bring in some titles and not others.

*The titles on the Black Friday list are usually limited in number, as are most things that are created for special time periods or exclusive to certain retailers. This means a store may not get all the copies they wanted, or that a store may sell out of a release before you are able to purchase it.
 
*Record Store Day and Black Friday release titles are only sold in PHYSICAL participating record stores on the day of their release. After this, stores who have a regular, year-round online website or who sell through marketplaces at non-auction prices, under their store name, may offer the titles on this list for sale online. Always check to make sure you're purchasing from a record store, so you know you're paying a fair price and supporting an independent business. 


*The artwork for the titles on the site is watermarked. Non-watermarked artwork will be in place when the titles are released, so those of you who want/need the artwork for your collections can access non-watermarked versions then. 

*The list of titles may change. Titles may be added, titles may drop off, information may be amended.

 
*Black Friday, for better or worse, is an American "thing". Many other countries are celebrating the kick-off to the holiday season, though, and record stores in those countries may have some of these releases. They just probably won't call them Black Friday titles. Check with your local record store if you're not in the US.
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ERIC CHURCH PRE-ORDER

The new ERIC CHURCH record is coming October 5, but you can get your hands on brand new vinyl right now! An extremely limited 7" single with two new Eric Church songs is now at participating record stores and you can take it home with you when you pre-order DESPERATE MAN there.  
Head into these record stores and pre-order the new Eric Church album DESPERATE MAN and get a free 7" single with the songs "Desperate Man" and "Monsters"  
These are super-limited, so get on it! 

Admiral Analog's - Shepherdstown, WV
AFK Books & Records - Virginia Beach, VA
Arkansas Record-CD Exchange - North Little Rock, AR
Attic Record Store - Pittsburgh, PA
Audio Ritual Records - Mount Shasta, CA
BJ Music Disc & Boards, Spartanburg, SC
Beverly Records - Chicago, IL
BK Music - Richmond, VA 
Boo Boo Records - San Luis Obispo, CA

Bull Moose - Portland, ME
BZDC - Lancaster, PA
CD Cellar - Anniston, AL
CD Central - Lexington, KY
CD Warehouse Records & Tapes - Arlington, TX
Checker Records - Hillside, MI
Co-Op Records of Moline - Moline, IL
Compact Disc Center - Bethlehem, PA
Criminal Records - Atlanta, GA
Darkside Records - Poughkeepsie, NY
Dearborn Music - Dearborn, MI
Down In The Valley - Golden Valley, MN
Eagle Valley Music & Comics - Minturn, CO
Easy Street Records - Seattle, WA
End of an Ear - Austin, TX
Euclid Records - St. Louis, MO
For The Record - Chattanooga, TN
Fort Walton Vintage Records - Fort Walton Beach, FL
Gallery of Sound - Wilkes-Barre, PA
Good Records - Dallas, TX
Grace Records - Gilbert, AZ
Grantski Records - Augusta, GA
Grimey's - Nashville, TN
Guestroom Records - Louisville, KY
Heads Up Music - Taos, NM
Homer's - Omaha, NE
Josey Records KC - Kansas City, MO
Karma Records - Indianapolis, IN
Karma Records of Warsaw - Warsaw, IN
Landlocked Music - Bloomington, IN
Lincoln Vintage Vinyl - Lincoln, NE
Lunchbox Records - Charlotte, NC
Main Street Vinyl - Hamilton, OH
Max J Records - Fairhaven, MA
Monster Music - Charleston, SC
Mountain Music Vinyl - Rutland, VT
Music Millennium - Portland, OR
Music To The Maxx - Layton, UT
Musical Energi - Wilkes-Barre, PA
Nail City Record - Wheeling, WV
Obsession Records - Anchorage, AK
Oz Music - Tuscaloosa, AL
Park Ave CDs - Orlando, FL
Plaid Room Records - Loveland, OH
Pure Pop Records - Burlington, VT
Recorded Memories and ABCD's - Spokane, WA
Recycledsounds - Omaha, NE
Reimagine Records - New Hartford, NY
Repo Record - Charlotte, NC
Resurrection Records - Spokane, WA
Schoolkids Records - Raleigh, NC
Schoolkids Records - Chapel Hill, NC
Seasick Records - Birmingham, AL
Silver Platters - Seattle, WA
Sisters Of Sound - Manhattan, KS
Skip's Records & CD World - Eugene, OR
Streetlight Records - San Jose, CA
Strictly Discs - Madison, WI
TBONES Records and Cafe - Hattiesburg, MS
The End of All Music - Oxford, MS
The Groove - Nashville, TN
The Long Ear - Coeur d'Alene, ID
The Record Connection - Niles, OH
The Record Exchange - Boise, ID
The Record Lounge - Lansing, MI
The Vortex - McMinnville, OR
Toxic Beauty Records - Yellow Springs, OH
Trader Shag's Emporium - Brockport, NY
Triple Play Records - Grand Junction, CO
Underdog Records - Winston-Salem, NC
Vintage Vinyl - Fords, NJ
Vintage Vinyl - St Louis, MO
Vinyl Renaissance & Audio - Overland Park, KS
Waiting Room Records - Normal, IL
Watts Music - Novato, CA
Wooden Nickel Records - Fort Wayne, IN
Yellow Dog Discs - Wilmington, NC
Yesterday and Today Records - Jacksonville, FL
Young Ones - Kutztown, PA
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AMERICANA MUSIC MONTH WITH SINGLE LOCK RECORDS

We're celebrating Americana Music Month all this month at record stores, and there's a special Single Lock Records party favor for you at some of them--this special sampler, which celebrates not only the great music of Single Lock, but also some of their staff--just check out those smiling faces!  

John Paul White has brought together a fine group--both musicians and staff--to stock his label and you get a free taste when you buy any album that falls under the wide banner of Americana Music this month, at participating stores. (Looking for a suggestion? How about BENTON COUNTY RELIC from Cedric Burnside?  Brand new on CD and Vinyl from Single Lock, of course! )

SINGLE LOCK SAMPLER TRACK LISTING: 

  1. Mia Dyson- Being Scared
  2. Erin Rae- Can’t Cut Loose
  3. Belle Adair- Phantom Beach
  4. The Kernal- Try Again
  5. Cedric Burnside- Ain’t Gonna Take No Mess
  6. Nicole Atkins- A Little Crazy
  7. Donnie Fritts- I’d Do It Over Again
  8. Caleb Elliott- Get Me Out Of Here
  9. Lera Lynn & John Paul White- Lose Myself

 

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ARE YOU READY FOR DISTURBED

EVOLUTION is coming to record stores on October 19. And participating record stores have this DISTURBED single, and inside it is a little piece of paper which becomes $2 off the new record.  Limited and going fast. (DISCLAIMER) (LIMITED EDITION--CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL RECORD STORE) 

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BILLY GIBBONS REVS UP FOR THE THE BIG BAD BLUES

Billy F Gibbons is releasing his latest solo album THE BIG BAD BLUES on 9/21---and you get a sneak peek of it with this special 7" single, with "Rollin and Tumblin" and "Hot Rod" (an unreleased track exclusive to this indie record store 45)   You know what comes with this limited edition single? A coupon for $2 off the new record when it comes out.  New music, and a coupon off more new music. Well, thanks Billy!   (DISCLAIMER) (SUPER LIMITED EDITION--CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL RECORD STORE) 

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INDIE EXCLUSIVES

Special editions of these new records are in record stores now:

ONLY IN RECORD STORES STARTING 12/07 

THE SPINANES - Manos on Yellow Vinyl (limited to 375 copies) 

REDD KROSS - Hot Issue on Green Vinyl (limited to 300 copies) 

REDD KROSS - Teen Babes From Monsanto on Pink Vinyl (limited to 300 copies)




ONLY IN RECORD STORES STARTING 11/30 

THE REVEREND HORTON HEAT Whole New Life on highlighter yellow vinyl (limited to 500 copies) 

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA Unknown Mortal Orchestra on sky blue vinyl (limited to 800 copies) 


ONLY IN RECORD STORES STARTING 11/23

HIPPO CAMPUS  Bambi on coral vinyl (limited to 800 copies) 

SLEEP Dopesmoker on hazy translucent vinyl (limited to 1500 copies)


ONLY IN RECORD STORES STARTING 11/16 

CAN'T SWIM This Too Won't Pass on black and gold vinyl (limited to 300 copies)


MILT HINTON Here Swings The Judge on white vinyl (limited to 250 copies) 

MUMFORD & SONS Delta on sand colored vinyl 





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VINYL TUESDAY

Vinyl Tuesday is a way for us to encourage artists, labels, distributors and managers to continue to release physical music on Tuesdays when they can. This allows physical retailers to have something fresh to sell and to talk about during the week, and lets those releases not just get lost on the increasingly crowded Friday/weekend.


COMING TO RECORD STORES ON TUESDAY OCTOBER 31st!

Cradle Of Filth - V EMPIRE (Or Dark Faerytales In Phallustien) [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Picture Disc LP]  
CRADLE OF FILTH V Empire FIRST TIME PICTURE DISC


Cradle Of Filth - The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Blood Splatter 2LP]
CRADLE OF FILTH The Principle of Evil Made Flesh DOUBLE VINYL BLOOD SPLATTER EDITION
  
The Grateful Dead - The Best Of The Grateful Dead Vol. 2: 1977-1989 [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition 2LP]
GRATEFUL DEAD The Best Of The Grateful Dead Vol. 2: 1977-1989 DOUBLE VINYL ROCKTOBER EDITION




COMING TO RECORD STORES ON TUESDAY OCTOBER 17th!

Candlebox - Lucy / Candlebox [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Black/Clear Marble LP]  
Candlebox - Lucy / Candlebox [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Black/Clear Marble LP]


Chicago - Chicago Presents: The Innovative Guitar of Terry Kath [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition 2LP]
Chicago - Chicago Presents: The Innovative Guitar of Terry Kath [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition 2LP]
  
Dr. Feelgood - Lee Brilleaux: Rock 'N' Roll Gentleman [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition LP]
Dr. Feelgood - Lee Brilleaux: Rock 'N' Roll Gentleman [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition LP]
  
Ace Frehley - Frehley's Comet [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Blue/White Marble LP]
Ace Frehley - Frehley's Comet [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Blue/White Marble LP]

H.I.M. - Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Picture Disc LP]  
H.I.M. - Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Picture Disc LP]
  
H.I.M. - Love Metal [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Picture Disc LP]
H.I.M. - Love Metal [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Picture Disc LP]
  
H.I.M. - Razorblade Romance [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Picture Disc LP]
H.I.M. - Razorblade Romance [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Picture Disc LP]

H.I.M. - Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666 [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Picture Disc LP]
H.I.M. - Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666 [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Picture Disc LP]
  

Loudness - Thunder In The East [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Red LP]
Loudness - Thunder In The East [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Red LP]


Skid Row - B-Side Ourselves [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Grey LP]
Skid Row - B-Side Ourselves [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Grey LP]


Thin Lizzy - Live And Dangerous [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Translucent Red 2LP]
Thin Lizzy - Live And Dangerous [Rocktober 2017 Limited Edition Translucent Red 2LP]

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SHOP RSD

Time to add to your collection or start a new one. Short sleeves or a little warmer. This and more when you Shop RSD

RSD 2018 Hoodie  RSD 2018 T-Shirt

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WE’RE PROUD OF OUR PAST!

We’ve gotten a lot of requests for the lists of past Record Store Day releases, and we’re happy to announce our HISTORY section, where those lists from2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011 Record Store Day and Back to Black Friday live. (We’re working on older lists, and we’ll get them up there as we get them completed.)

Click here for the RSD Archives 

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GOODIES

Sometimes there are little bonuses for buying your records at a brick and mortar record store! These special things are available at participating stores, with the purchase of specific records, while they last. (DISCLAIMER)

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER

While they last, at participating indie record stores, get an AUTOGRAPHED 5 Seconds of Summer lithograph with purchase of the new 5SoS album YOUNGBLOOD on CD and Deluxe CD  now!   (DISCLAIMER)


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Laura Marling - Free Tote

STREET DATE 3/10 LAURA MARLING  This tote bag is available while they last, when you buy the new record SEMPER FEMINA(DISCLAIMER)

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Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Free Poster

STREET DATE 3/31 NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS  A silvery poster seems just right to commemorate the DVD/BLURAY release of ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING, a film about the recording of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' latest record. (DISCLAIMER)




 

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