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NO FLY LIST: NOTES FROM SUB POP’S AIRPORT STORE (MARCH 2017) RECORD STORE DAY EDITION

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It’s that magical time of the year. You can smell the hot grease of overworked vinyl presses in the air. The cooling fans of online auction servers are humming in your ear. The seasonal change of record colors is upon us. Standard black vinyl disappears and the neon, splatters, and picture discs appear in full splendor. Friends: Record Store Day is here.

April 22, 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the indie record store holiday. We’ve come a long way since the original ten Record Store Day releases hit the shelves back in 2007. And, it’s hard to believe it’s now been a decade of grown men and women trampling each other for limited-edition releases without any major arrests. This year, y’all should come on down to Sea-Tac and avoid any of that trampling nonsense. Trust us, TSA doesn’t take very kindly to pushing and shoving. Once again, the Sub Pop Airport Store will be carrying a selection of this year’s Record Store Day releases. We have met all the requirements. We double-checked with this year’s ambassador: St. Vincent. Judging by this video, she’s taking the role very seriously.

Sure, yes, you have to buy a plane ticket to get to our store. Do yourself a favor and get that ticket to see your grandmother in Milwaukee. We won’t tell her that the only reason you finally broke down and and sprung for a visit was to have first dibs on a sweet seven-inch single. Or better yet, pack your shades and book a flight to Hawaii. You can hit up our store when we open the gates at 6 AM (we open earlier than any other participating store, so far as we are aware) and then quickly hop on a jetliner to Honolulu. If you manage to arrive around 10-10:30 AM island time, you might even have enough time to get to your favorite Hawaiian record store before it has been picked through.

While neither Sub Pop nor Hardly Art are putting out any exclusive Record Store Day releases this year, please consider an alternative: Father John Misty’s eagerly anticipated new album Pure Comedy comes out mere weeks before, on April 7th! And, if you’re lucky, we may have some remaining copies of the Deluxe 2xLP editions left at the airport on Record Store Day.


This truly DELUXE 2xLP version of Pure Comedy arrives on two pieces of colored vinyl, one of which is referred to as “aluminum,” the other “copper” (as evidenced by this not-to-be-missed Pure Unboxing video). These two opulent record albums are housed in a die-cut, customize-able jacket, with 4 interactive “backgrounds” on the 2 full-color dust sleeves within (four different sky color schemes to choose from!) all sheathed in an outer plastic slip-cover. Also included are a tri-fold poster and holographic HA card. If that doesn’t scratch your collectible itch, I don’t know what will. You can also order Pure Comedy on the Sub Pop Mega Mart right G-D now.

The Sub Pop Airport Store will (most likely*) be carrying the below-referenced Record Store Day exclusive titles. 

*No guarantees we’ll get them all, but here is what we ordered:


Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit-Live from Welcome To 1979

Pink Floyd- London 1966-1967

R.L. Burnside-Long Distance Call: Europe Recordings, 1982

The Districts-Ordinary day/Lover,Lover,Lover

The Pretty Things-The French EP’s 1964-69

V/A-Stories For Ways & Means

V/A-We’re Gonna Have A Party! The Sound Of Wand Records

Pearl Jam-“State Of Love and Trust” B/W “Breath” (7”)

Alice In Chains-What The Hell Have I/Get Born Again (Double 7” Single)

Dave Matthews Band-Live at Red Rocks 9.15.95 (4LP Silver vinyl set)

Moondog-Moondog

Dennis Wilson- Bambu The Caribou Sessions (2LP green vinyl set)

Santana-Woodstock Saturday August 16, 1969

Curtis Knight featuring Jimi Hendrix-Live at George’s Club 20

Robert Johnson- The Centennial Collection: The Complete Recordings (3LP)

David Bowie-Cracked Actor Live in Los Angeles, ’74 (3LP set)

David Bowie-BOWPROMO (GEM Promo LP)

The Cure-Greatest Hits Acoustic (2LP Picture Disc)

The Cure-Greatest Hits (2LP Picture Disc)

The Grateful Dead- P.N.E. Garden Auditorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, 7/29/66 (2LP)

The Doors- Live At The Matrix ‘67

Flaming Lips-The Flaming Lips Onboard the International Space Station Concert For Peace (Yellow Vinyl)

The Head and the Heart-Stinson Beach Sessions

Notorious B.I.G.-Born Again (2LP Gold Vinyl)

Prince-Batdance (12” Single)

Prince-I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (12” Single)

Prince-I Wish U Heaven (12” Single)

Prince-Little Red Corvette/1999 (7” Picture Disc)

Prince-Partyman (12” Single)

Prince-Pop Life (12” Single)

Prince- Sign O’ The Times (12” Single)

Vangelis-Blade Runner Original Soundtrack (Picture Disc)

V/A-Nuggets: Come To The Sunshine (2LP Orange/Yellow Marble Vinyl)

Neil Young-Decade (3LP)

Hawkwind-Best of the United Artist Years 1971-1974 (Swirl Color Vinyl)

Black Angels- Death Song RSD Exclusive (2LP Set)

Sun Ra-Janus (Yellow & Black Swirl Vinyl)

Balkans-Pedro Four-Way ft. Mike Watt (Green Vinyl)

Motörhead-Clean Your Clock (2LP Picture Disc)

Iron and Wine-Archives Series Volume No. 3 (Translucent Blue Vinyl)

Patti Smith-Hey Joe (Version)/Piss Factory (7” Single)

The Smiths- The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (7” Single)

Spoon-Hot Thoughts

Lumineers-Song Seeds

Animal Collective- Meeting The Waters

Blondie-Long Time

Big Thief-Mythological Beauty

Noise Addict-10,000 Kids With Guitars (2LP)

Blitzen Trapper-Waking Bullets At Breakneck Speed (Recorded Circa 2006)

Wipers-Better Off Dead (7” EP)

Pickin’ On Series- Pickin’ On Nirvana: The Bluegrass Tribute (ft. Iron Horse)

Pete Krebs-Western Electric (Produced by Elliot Smith)

Julian Cope-Drunken Songs

The Raincoats-Fairytale in the Supermarket EP (7”)

The Stooges-Heavy Liquid/The Album (2LP)

T. Rex-Rock N Roll (7” EP)

Sun Ra-Discipline 27-11

Danny Brown-Ain’t It Funny (10” Picture Disc)\

Black Lips- Black Lips (4xCS Box)

Policia-Lipstick Stains/Still Counts (7” Single)

Evan Dando-Baby I’m Bored (2LP+book)

Stay safe out there. If you are crazy enough to listen to me and end up going to Hawaii, say hello to our old co-worker Josh.

Check out the official Record Store Day website (and this complete list of releases) for participating stores near you.







Posted by Bailey Flynn