Record Store Day 2020 releases out today

Record Store Day 2020 will now be spread out across three dates, August 29thSeptember 26th and October 24th. For the first date, we’ll be releasing these special reissues from The Groundhogs, Throwing Muses and Josephine Foster.

Visit your local indie record shop, or visit their website, to purchase these special releases.

The Groundhogs ‘Split’


Limited edition double red vinyl with gatefold sleeve

‘Split’ is the second of three ground-breaking albums by The Groundhogs, the ultimate power trio who morphed blues into hard rock and spawned punk. The second side delivers the mighty ‘Cherry Red’, McPhee’s take on The Beatles’ ‘A Day In the Life’, a sideswipe at junk food and a glorious interpretation of John Lee Hooker’s ‘Groundhogs Blues’.

A much-loved opus with a side-long concept piece. A bona fide inspirational rock classic. Remastered and packaged with a second disc of out-takes from the original sessions that spawned this spontaneous monster.

Tony McPhee has turned to anarchic paranoid battlegrounds of the mind for inspiration

 Melody Maker

Supercharged, fractured and raging


Throwing Muses ‘Purgatory/Paradise’


Limited edition double LP gatefold sleeve

Originally released in 2013, ‘Purgatory/Paradise’ gets reissued for the first time on double vinyl. Emerging ten years from a hiatus, it’s a formidable 32 track opus of tangible bliss from the alt-rock heroes.

Devised as a book with essays by Kristin Hersh with art by drummer Dave Narcizo, it’s a fractured album about loss, most tracks are short, broken, some are reprises. It includes ‘Milan’ about a neighbourhood in New Orleans where Hersh’s house was destroyed by hurricane Katrina, ‘Static’ that deals with a close loss of a close friend and ‘Terra Nova’ an ode to the band’s first break up.



The songs still bewitchingly combine beauty and tension

The Guardian

Josephine Foster ‘This Coming Gladness’


Ltd Edition Black vinyl

An essential reissue of Josephine Foster’s crucially revered classic ‘This Coming Gladness’ is released for the first time on vinyl since 2008 for this year’s Record Store Day. The vinyl comes with brand new artwork and is housed in a reverse board sleeve with a download card.

Josephine’s best effort to date, deserves top grades in every aspect: songwriting, production, and that voice

AllMusic (2008)