Record Store Day is our favorite unofficial holiday on HuffPost Culture because it, a.) gives us new music from across the spectrum all on one, glorious day, and b.) turns commercialism into a community-driven gesture. Nice, isn't? Last year, the day raised sales for record stores by 8 percent, while sales for vinyl overall grew 39 percent in 2011. The new vinyl out this year ranges from David Bowie and Paul McCartney to Katy Perry and Sigur Ros -- some have never-released before, some are recent live recordings and others are just good old vinyl versions of existing albums. We've compiled a Spotify playlist of some of our favorite releases to come out of Record Store Day, and also listed the records not on Spotify we're looking forward to getting our hands on. Take a spin below, and let us know what you're looking forward to buying in the comments.
THE TOP 10 WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO:
St. Vincent, KROKODIL
Beach House, LAZULI B/W EQUAL MIND
Mastodon/Feist, COMMOTION/BLACK TONGUE
Animal Collective, TRANSVERSE TEMPORAL GYRUS
The Flaming Lips, THE FLAMING LIPS AND HEADY FWENDS
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, ONE LOVE TO ANOTHER
Regina Spektor, THE PRAYER OF FRANCOIS VILLON (MOLTIVA) (in Russian!)
Sara Watkins, featuring Fiona Apple/The Everly Brothers, YOU'RE THE ONE I LOVE
The Clash, LONDON CALLING 2012
Gorillaz (featuring James Murphy and Andre 3000), DO YA THING
Go here for the full list of Record Store Day special releases.
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