Death Cab for Cutie/Freedy Johnston, Bad Reputation (7-inch, 4,500 copies, Atlantic Records) Features the title track two ways: as Kansas-born, New York City-based musician Freedy Johnston performed it in 1994, and Death Cab’s 2005 take.
Father John Misty, I Love You, Honeybear (7-inch, 5,700 copies, Sub Pop Records) An acoustic version of the title track and an exclusive B-side called “Never Been a Woman,” presented with love in the form of red heart-shaped vinyl.
Foo Fighters, Songs From the Laundry Room (10-inch, 4,000 copies, RCA Records) RSD Ambassador and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl celebrates the day with a Foo Fighters release featuring demo versions of “Alone + Easy Target” and “Big Me” off FF’s self-titled debut; a cover of “Kids in America”; and an unreleased tune called “Empty Handed.”
Jimi Hendrix, Purple Haze/Freedom (7-inch, 4,225 copies, Legacy Recordings) Both songs were recorded live on July 4, 1970 at the Atlanta Pop Festival during the guitarist’s Cry of Love tour.
Koes Barat, Koes Barat (LP, 2,000 copies, Sub Pop Records) 11 songs from the group, led by Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls, Alvarius B), which pays tribute to Indonesian musicians Koes Plus.
Willie Nelson, Teatro (two 12-inches, 5,000 copies, Modern Classics Recordings/Light in the Attic Records) This Daniel Lanois-produced collection of tunes, which Nelson recorded in an abandoned theater in California, makes its vinyl debut. Emmylou Harris is featured on several tracks. Pressed on gold vinyl and featuring a gatefold “tip-on” uncoated jacket.
Various Artists, Electroconvulsive Therapy Vol. 3—Obscure Singles Circa 83–86. (LP, Medical Records) Compilation of rare A-and B-sides from international acts Tipical Me, Secession, Leidenschaft, Black Fantasy, V.U.D., and Almost Alone, all on blue and magenta vinyl.
The Wonderland Philharmonic, Shogun Assassin OST (LP, 4,000 copies, Cinewax/Light in the Attic Records) The film soundtrack is pressed on blood-red wax and features a gatefold “tip-on” jacket; it also includes a reproduction 27˝ x 40˝ film poster. E