Record Store Day! It’s a time of joy, laughter, and spending way too much rent money on all the colored vinyl there is. Many bands will be releasing limited offerings on April 21 to put asses in stores, a few of which you can listen to today. First off: John Maus’s "No Title (Molly)," a rumbling, moan-y track that sounds like an unfinished Joy Division song (perfect for the brooding cousin in your life). It’ll appear on a flexi-disc/zine project called Smuggler’s Way, courtesy of Domino and Ribbon, alongside tracks from the Kills, Real Estate, Dirty Projectors and more.
After that, you can listen to two songs from Polyvinyl Records: a cover of Erasure’s "Always" by mope rockers Xiu Xiu, and a cover of Francoise Hardy’s "Tu Ne Dis Rien" by not-as-mopey-but-still-kinda-mope rockers Dirty Beaches. (No embed codes — you’ll just have to click through.) They’re not very fun-sounding, but what’s supposed to be fun about record collecting? Thanks for Stereogum for all this. Again, Record Store Day is on April 21.