Warner Bros. unveiled its latest round of limited Black Friday records today, including colored vinyl releases from the Flaming Lips, Green Day and Jenny Lewis and pic discs from Mastodon and Echosmith. Not the most blockbuster lineup by any means, but that’s kinda the point if you ask the annual event’s organizers.
“By design, [Black Friday] is not attempting to create the massive music celebration of Record Store Day,” they wrote on its official site. “Rather, we are reminding music fans about the gift of music at the kick off of the holiday season. We will call it a victory if less cheap toasters and socks are given as gifts and more awesome music by some of the greatest artists of our time exchange hands.”
Green Day: Tune In Tokyo; Transparent blue vinyl. Limited to 5,000
This limited-edition 2001 live recording from Japan is available worldwide for the first time ever on transparent blue vinyl.
Flaming Lips: “Imagene Peise – Atlas Eets Christmas”; Transparent red vinyl. Limited to 5,000
The Flaming Lips secret 2007 Christmas album, Atlast Eets Christmas was previously released in a very limited physical quantity on CD only under the pseudonym Imagene Peise (with a sticker that read “Love Is The Answer – Merry Christmas From The Flaming Lips 2007″). This Black Friday release will mark the first time the album is available both widely and on vinyl.
Mastodon: “The Motherload”; 12″ Picture disc. Limited to 5,000.
A limited-edition 12″ vinyl picture disc of the band’s latest single from their current album Once More ‘Round The Sun, featuring stunning artwork by Skinner. B-side is an exclusive instrumental version of “Halloween”.
Jenny Lewis: “Pax-Am Sessions”; 7″ limited-edition mint green vinyl single. Limited to 5,000
This Black Friday exclusive features two unreleased alternate versions of songs from Lewis’ critically acclaimed album The Voyager, produced by Ryan Adams and Mike Viola, on limited-edition mint green vinyl. Side A is “Just One of The Guys (Pax-Am Version)” and Side B is “You Can’t Outrun ‘Em (Pax-Am Version).”
Conor Oberst: “Standing On The Outside Looking In” / “Sugar Street”; 7″ vinyl. Limited to3,000
A Black Friday exclusive containing two previously unheard songs – “Standing on the Outside” and “Sugar Street” – recorded during the sessions for 2014′s Upside Down Mountain, produced by Jonathan Wilson. 7″ vinyl in single pocket art sleeve, small hole, 33RPM.
Echosmith: “Cool Kids” 12″ Picture disc vinyl single. Limited to 3,000
A 12″ picture disc of the Los Angeles alt-pop band’s breakthrough single, which hit No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100. This vinyl edition includes a previously unreleased remix by acclaimed remixer RAC (Tegan & Sara).