Filed under: Record Store Day
This Saturday marks the seventh annual Record Store Day—a holiday in which we all celebrate the awesomeness that is independent record retailers. AS we’ve done several years in a row, Numero has created a handful of exclusive items only available at finer mom and pop record stores in pressings that surely won’t satiate the marketplace. Each day this week we’ll focus on a different title, giving you the skinny on pressing quantities, color options, and any other additional weirdness packaged inside.
Up first is an expanded version of Hüsker Dü’s debut single “Statues” b/w “Amusement.” Blackberry Way session outtakes “Let’s Go Die” and “Writer’s Cramp” have been added as a second 7″. The original 1980 single was housed in a flimsy fold-over style cover, with artwork by Bob Mould and Grant Hart. We’ve taken the fold-over one step farther, packaging the two 7″s in a thick gatefold sleeve (in the same fashion as our Pretty, Wicked Lester, and Cave Dwellers 2×7″s). The records themselves are on both black and white vinyl, with the white pressing limited to 1000 and the black pressing limited to 3000. There is no way to differentiate from the outside which is which. Also included is an ad card aping one of our favorite independent record labels of all time.
Not sure if you’re store is going to have copies on Saturday? Have no fear, we’ll be posting a guide to where you can buy all three of our RSD titles on Friday. Tomorrow we’ll cover Codeine, Wednesday Giant Henry, Thursday 24-Carat Black, and on Friday we’ll be flossing the 10 mix tapes we made for our pop up store.
Can’t find the Dü? Pick this up instead:
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