It's that time of the year again - time to announce our list for RSD Black Friday 2022! This time around, we have three extremely exciting titles available exclusively through indie retailers starting on Friday, November 25th. Check out the Org Music list below and read more about the full list of titles here.
Overwhelming Colorfast were a Bay Area band that was crucial to the foundation of pop-punk. Melding sharp hooks with the rawness of early Hüsker Dü, the band quickly became local favorites among their scene. A full three decades later, we're remastering and reissuing their blistering self-titled debut for its first US release on vinyl. Produced by Butch Vig and remastered by Kern Haug, the record sees a young version of the band at their most urgent, and even features a Beatles cover for good measure. Limited to 1,000 copies, this 30th anniversary pressing will be available on splatter color vinyl exclusively for Record Store Day Black Friday. Find a copy near you.
Thriller is the 1975 album from Augustus Pablo, the reggae visionary who popularized the use of the melodica in the genre. As the founder of multiple labels, he was a crucial part of invigorating the burgeoning dub reggae scene in its early days. The record’s warm, mellow sound makes for a breezy and hypnotic listen, perfectly paired with a jazz cigarette. This lost gem is being reissued for the first time since the 1970’s on transparent blue vinyl with updated artwork from D. Norsen, limited to 2,000 copies exclusively for RSD Black Friday. Find a copy near you.
Skip James was a Delta blues artist from Mississippi. Known for his career during the Great Depression and subsequent decades, he was “rediscovered” and became much more widely recognized during the 1960’s when he was in very poor health nearing the end of his life. His playing style was primarily in a minor key, featuring complex fingerpicking. The compilation is made up of some of the earliest years of James' career, pulling from his historic Paramount sessions, and showcases the astounding talent he possessed from the very beginning. After years of being out of print, a remastered version of The Complete 1931 Sessions will be reissued on transparent orange vinyl for Record Store Day Black Friday. The pressing is limited to 1,500 copies, featuring new artwork and liner notes. Find a copy near you.