Black Friday Record Store Day - What's Left!

Don't forget - our storewide 9th Anniversary Sale continues today and tomorrow. Everything is 15% off! (excludes this week's RSD releases) And we priced a ton of used stuff this week but no time to type it up. 

Here is a list of what RSD stuff we have left. The one per item limit is now lifted and you can buy as much as you want. Many of these we are down to the last copy so hurry (updated 12/4/14):


COMPACT DISCS:

  • Diplo F10rida 2CD
  • Leftover Salmon High Country

CASSETTES

  • Christian Death Only Theater of Pain  (leftovers from Burger/Frontier Records---on 4 different card sleeve colors--gold, parchment, silver, white.  Originally in a pressing of 250, but only 30 of each color are being made available to retail stores for Black Friday)

7"  SINGLES

  • Against Me!  Daytrotter Sessions 7"
  •  Decemberists New Single (off forthcoming new album) w/exclusive b-side (track details forthcoming) Tracks are Make Your Better b/w Fits and Starts
  • Desclous, Lizzy Mercier  Fire b/w a rare session featuring Lizzy & PATTI SMITH reciting a bilingual version of Arthur Rimbaud's poem Morning High, set to music by Bill Laswell.  (Fire colored vinyl, each numbered and limited to 1000)
  •  Jenny Lewis  Pax-Am Sessions (Mint Colored Green vinyl)
  • Oberst, Conor  Standing on the Outside Looking In b/w Sugar Street (2 unreleased tracks from the Upside Down Mountain recording session)
  • Ra Ra Riot Two Hearts Beat as One (U2 cover) b/w Wilderness (demo version) 
  • Smith, Bessie  At The Christmas Ball (Red Vinyl 7"…features the tracks At the Christmas Ball b/w Jazzbo Brown From Memphis Town)
  • SHEERAN, ED   Thinking Out Loud b/w I'm a Mess (Live from Lightship95) 
  •  Umphrey's McGee  Seven Inches (new unreleased tracks--October Rain b/w Room to Breathe)

10" SINGLES/EPs:

  •  Judas Priest 5 Souls (Red Vinyl 10" featuring the bonus tracks from the Deluxe version of Redeemer of Souls, never before on vinyl.  Tracks--Snakebite, Tears of Blood, Creatures, Bring It On, Never Forget)
  •   Ramone, Joey  Christmas Spirit...In My House (RED VINYL 10", on vinyl for the first time)
  • Sneakers  Sneakers (10" Clear Vinyl with 3 bonus tracks.  Reissue of 1976 EP)

12" SINGLES/EPs


  •  Bleachers Strange Desire:  The Demos (Pink Vinyl 12" featuring 6 demos from Strange Desires--Who I Want You to Love, Shadow, I Wanna Get Better, Like a River Runs, Reckless Love and Wild Heart)
  •  Dio, Ronnie James  & Dio & Friends 12" Picture Disc (Side A features 3 songs from the Stand Up and Shout for Cancer LP---Neon Nights by Anthrax, Rainbow in the Dark by multiple artists and Straight Through The Heart by Halestorm.  The B Side features Dio LIVE versions of those 3 tracks!)
  • Doors, The   Ghost Song b/w Drums (8000 copies)
  •  ECHOSMITH Cool Kids 12" Picture Disc
  •  Mastodon The Motherload 12" Picture Disc (features the b-side Halloween (Instrumental)
  • Metallica Lords of Summer 12" with etched M Logo on the b-side.  12" features extended studio session and a live version recorded in Rome, Italy.
  • Mewithoutyou East Enders Wives (maxi-single featuring multiple versions of the track including a remix by Dusty Brown)
  •  New Order 1981-1982 EP (Clear Vinyl)

LPs:

  •  Acacia Strain  The Dead Walk (Pink Vinyl LP, 1000 copies)
  • Aaliyah  Age Ain't Nothing But A Number (2LP, 180g White Vinyl)
  • Diplo F10rida (3LP 180g with 10 page booklet and DL Card)
  • Fishbone Truth and Soul (1000 copies with 900 on RED Vinyl and 100 on GREEN (randomly inserted))
  •  5 Seconds of Summer S/T Picture Disc with Bonus Track!
  • Flaming Lips  Imagene Peise:  Atlas Eets Christmas (Red Vinyl, former MP3 only 2011 holiday album with Yoko Ono and and others)
  •  Green Day Tune In, Tokyo (Live EP, previously only available on CD in Japan, recorded live from 2011.  Blue Vinyl with download code)
  •  Husker Du  Warehouse:  Songs and Stories 2LP (Reissue of original LP with 1 LP on Neon Green and 1LP on Neon Yellow).
  •  KORN  Korn 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition (Black Vinyl with rare/random Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl variant.  Limited to 1500 copies)
  • Los Straitjackets Los Straitjackets play some of the great Instrumental Hits LP
  • Lullaby Renditions of Jay-Z (Colored Vinyl w/Download Card)
  • McGhie, Wayne & The Sounds of Joy S/T (Originally released in 1970, now back in print.  Caribbean funk, soul and reggae) 
  • M.D.C.  Millions of Dead Cops Millennium Edition (features the original mix, restored and remastered.  Limited to 1000 copies on GOLD vinyl.)
  • Orbison, Roy   At the Rock House (3000 copies, each numbered on either White, Red or Silver vinyl (random))
  • Ramones, Morrisey Curates the Ramones LP
  •  Soundtrack--American Hustle (1 Red/1 Blue 2LP 150g Vinyl featuring 6 BONUS TRACKS)
  •  Soundtrack--Game of Thrones Season ONe (Deluxe 2LP set on Varese Sarabande)
  •  Soundtrack - Little Miss Sunshine (Sunburst Colored Vinyl, numbered edition out of 2000 copies, 1st time on vinyl) 
  •  Toxic Reasons  Independence LP (1000 copies on RED vinyl)
  •  Various Artists--This Warm December--A Brushfire Holiday Vol. 1 (1st Time on Vinyl!!  Features artists such as Jack Johnson, Mason Jennings, G. Love, Money Mark and more!)
  •  Velvet Underground LIVE MCMXCIII (4LP on Blue Vinyl, 1st time on vinyl, originally released on CD/Cassette back in 1993!!  Wow!)
BOX SETS:
  • Davis, Miles   Prestige 10-Inch LP Collection, Volume 1 (5x10" Box with the original 10" cover artwork and liner notes.  Comes with booklet featuring new notes by Ira Gitler)



UNOFFICIAL BLACK FRIDAY RELEASES (Releases being offered to stores but won't be on the "official list")

7" Singles:

  •  Avantis, The   Gypsy Surfer b/w Wax 'Em Down (Ocean Blue Vinyl 7")
  • Black Dahlia Murder Grind Em All 7" colored vinyl with etched b-side.
  •  Lone Below, The   When You Go 7" (features non album b-side)
  • PRAWN  Settled b/w Built For (limited 7" on White w/Blue Vinyl and DL Code)
  •  Walter Trout/John Mayall  Willie b/w World Gone Crazy split 7" (1000 only)


12"s:

  •  Wilson, Jonathan  Slide By EP (cover songs 12")

LPs:

  •  Type O Negative  Slow, Deep and Hard (2LP Green Colored Vinyl)
  •  Winter, Johnny  Step Back Picture Disc LP

BOX SETS:


  • Cattle Decapitation Decade of Decapitation (5LP Colored Vinyl Box, limited to 250 copies)

Black Friday Record Store Day 2014 / Big Black Weekend Sale / 9th Anniversary Sale



Along with all of the super limited Black Friday Record Store Releases we did get we also have this nifty sale going on. 

Everything is on sale 15% off.


*Due to the limited nature of the Black Friday Releases and some of their very high costs to us, they are not included in this sale. Sorry. The limited releases are first come, first served and many things we got much less than we ordered, and some stuff isn't here yet so I'm still crossing my fingers. Used turntables are not included in the sale either because many of them are on consignment.

Oh yeah, I guess this is sort of our 9th Anniversary too since we opened on the day after Thanksgiving in 2005 (November 25th). So this is our present to you. We enjoy the present of your presence. And vegan treats too if you have them!
years ago Lunchbox Records started! It's been a very long, hard ride but has been rewarding the whole way. Of course there are good days and bad days and stressful days and fun days. I never really thought I'd make it this far in the beginning. The plan was just to roll with it and see what happened and if I had to close in a few years then so be it. Luckily thanks to the wonderful people of Charlotte I have not had to close and business has been better every year since we opened. 

I need thank all of the people that helped me along the way: my ex-wife Jennifer for pushing me to do this in the first place, believing in me and putting up with the long hours and no time off (in the early years I once worked 189 days straight without a day off); Kelly Keith for being my first employee and understanding when I was still finding my footing; Rob Davis for helping for years, booking shows, working lots of hours for those shows; Michael, Lisandro, and Brett for putting up with me as things get busier and stressful as we continue to grow; my son Milo for keeping me positive and inspiring me to do better. And of course everyone that has ever bought anything from us, whether it was just once or you are a regular. It's very hard running a business, and running a niche-market business with very slim profit margins makes it even harder. Thank you Charlotte for all the love for the last 9 years and we hope to be here for at least 9 more!!!

Anyway, I could write about stuff all day long but have too much work to do in order to get ready for Black Friday. I just wanted to say thanks and actually acknowledge the anniversary on the day it falls for once!

We will open at 9 AM on Friday.

Thanks for a wonderful 9 years - Scott, Michael, Brett & Lee

Tag us on Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook etc. #RSDBF #lunchboxrecords 

Holiday hours at Lunchbox Records:

WED: 12 PM - 6 PM
THURS: CLOSED gobble gobble
FRI: 9 AM - 9 PM
SAT: 10 AM - 9 PM
SUN: 1 PM - 6 PM

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The same people that brought you Record Store Day in April are back this November with a little holiday shopping treat. Record Store Day is gathering up some more super-limited, extra-choice collectible records for release on Black Friday.

The list below includes just some of the titles being released. Like the regular Record Store Day, there are some stipulations. Because of the insanely limited nature of these releases, we cannot guarantee that we will have stock of every title. We may only get a fraction of what we order or we may not get any copies of some titles at all. Therefore, there will be no pre-orders taken, no holds, and in the sake of fairness, we will limit each customer to one copy of any title and reserve the right to set a limit of the total number of pieces. We want everybody to have a shot at getting some of this good stuff. We ordered a little of everything to try to make everyone happy, but there are some things we surely won't have enough of…but as far as I know of right now unless something weird happens we will have some copies of all of these titles.

History:

Record Store Day is an event put on for independent record stores. Bands and labels release Limited Edition items for sale exclusively in indie stores. There are 2 events every year, the Main Event in April and then a smaller event in November called Black Friday. Most of the really good stuff and the really limited items sell out that day and fetch high prices on the after market. Some items remain after the initial day but it's hard to ever figure which items will sell out fast and which will stick around. Either way, most of the items, when they're gone, they're gone, and I won't be able to stock them again.


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Scheduled (and some already cancelled or delayed) releases:

more detailed lists here

COMPACT DISCS:

• Diplo F10rida 2CD
• Leftover Salmon High Country

CASSETTES

• Christian Death Only Theater of Pain  (leftovers from Burger/Frontier Records---on 4 different card sleeve colors--gold, parchment, silver, white.  Originally in a pressing of 250, but only 30 of each color are being made available to retail stores for Black Friday)
• Various Artists--Awesome Mix Vol. 1 (Guardians of the Galaxy)

7"  SINGLES

• Against Me!  Daytrotter Sessions 7"
• Beatles  Long Tall Sally MONO 7"
• Davis, Miles Blue Xmas b/w Devil May Care
•  Decemberists New Single (off forthcoming new album) w/exclusive b-side (track details forthcoming) Tracks are Make Your Better b/w Fits and Starts
• Desclous, Lizzy Mercier  Fire b/w a rare session featuring Lizzy & PATTI SMITH reciting a bilingual version of Arthur Rimbaud's poem Morning High, set to music by Bill Laswell.  (Fire colored vinyl, each numbered and limited to 1000)
• Faith No More  Motherfucker 7" (5000 copies)
•  J. Mascis  Fade Into You (Mazzy Star Cover) b/w Outside (4000 copies with download card)
•  Jenny Lewis  Pax-Am Sessions (Mint Colored Green vinyl)
• Joan Jett & the Blackhearts/Runaways  Recorded and Booked.  Book and 7" with live versions of Bad Reputation, You Don't Know What You've Got, TMI and Cherry Bomb.
• Kweller, Ben  It Ain't Christmas Yet b/w Here Comes Santa Claus"
• Mother Love Bone Hold Your Head Up  b/w Holy Roller 7" (unreleased tracks--studio version of Argent's song with Holy Roller being an unreleased version from the Apple Sessions.  7" will be NUMBERED)
• Oberst, Conor  Standing on the Outside Looking In b/w Sugar Street (2 unreleased tracks from the Upside Down Mountain recording session)
• Ra Ra Riot Two Hearts Beat as One (U2 cover) b/w Wilderness (demo version)
• Run D.M.C. Christmas in Hollis (7" with Picture Sleeve and playable postcard)
• Smith, Bessie  At The Christmas Ball (Red Vinyl 7"…features the tracks At the Christmas Ball b/w Jazzbo Brown From Memphis Town)
• SHEERAN, ED   Thinking Out Loud b/w I'm a Mess (Live from Lightship95)
• South Park James Cameron b/w My Bitch Ain't No Hobbit Picture Disc
•  Umphrey's McGee  Seven Inches (new unreleased tracks--October Rain b/w Room to Breathe)
• Various Artists Frozen Holiday Picture Disc (2 track 7" Picture Disc from Walt Disney Records featuring the tracks Do You Wanna Build a Snowman b/w In Summer)
• Waylon Jennings  Louisiana Man, Kentucky Woman (White Vinyl 7" featuring 3 previously unheard tracks)

10" SINGLES/EPs:

• Bon Jovi Live 2 (10" EP featuring 4 tracks live from New Jersey)
• Bowie, David   Sue (Or In A Season of Crime) b/w 'Tis A Pity She's A Whore (New 2014 songs from Nothing Has Changed collection)
•  Dave Matthews Band  Recently 2x10" 1st time on vinyl.  EXCLUSIVE Tracklisting (PLEASE GIVE CREDIT):
•  Davis, Miles Engima 10" (From Blue Note, features 4 previously unreleased performances from the Blue Note Vault recorded 1952-1953)
•  First Aid Kit  America EP (Features the tracks America (Simon & Garfunkel Cover), Brother (Unreleased), My Sliver Lining (Stockholm Session), Stay Gold (Stockholm Session)
• Game Theory Distortion (Green Vinyl 10", reissue of band's 1984 EP)
• Game Theory Pointed Accounts of People You Know (Clear Vinyl 10", reissue of band's 1983 EP)
•  Hozier  In the Woods Somewhere
• Hynde, Chrisse Stockholm Live at the 229 Club, London England (White Vinyl 10")
•  Judas Priest 5 Souls (Red Vinyl 10" featuring the bonus tracks from the Deluxe version of Redeemer of Souls, never before on vinyl.  Tracks--Snakebite, Tears of Blood, Creatures, Bring It On, Never Forget)
•  Outkast Player's Ball 10" (Green Vinyl...originally was supposed to be out on April's RSD and got pushed due to production issues)
•  Peter Murphy (Bauhaus)--Mr. Moonlight Tour:  35 Years of Bauhuas (Clear Green Vinyl 10" recorded live at Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles featuring 5 songs from In The Flat Field)
•   Ramone, Joey  Christmas Spirit...In My House (RED VINYL 10", on vinyl for the first time)
• Sneakers  Sneakers (10" Clear Vinyl with 3 bonus tracks.  Reissue of 1976 EP)
•  St. Vincent Pieta/Sparrow (2 new songs on a numbered, foil-embossed colored vinyl 10")
• Thunders, Johnny Real Time (Blue Vinyl EP w/poster.  1000 only)
•  Wu-Tang Clan C.R.E.A.M. b/w Da Mystery of Chessboxin' (120g Die-Cut Picture Disc)

12" SINGLES/EPs

•   Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force  Planet Rock (GLOW IN THE DARK 12", limited to 1982 copies)
•  Bleachers Strange Desire:  The Demos (Pink Vinyl 12" featuring 6 demos from Strange Desires--Who I Want You to Love, Shadow, I Wanna Get Better, Like a River Runs, Reckless Love and Wild Heart)
•   Chvrches  Under the Tide EP (180g 4 track 12" including the song "Strong Hand" which hasn't been released physically in the US before).
•  Dio, Ronnie James  & Dio & Friends 12" Picture Disc (Side A features 3 songs from the Stand Up and Shout for Cancer LP---Neon Nights by Anthrax, Rainbow in the Dark by multiple artists and Straight Through The Heart by Halestorm.  The B Side features Dio LIVE versions of those 3 tracks!)
• Doors, The   Ghost Song b/w Drums (8000 copies)
•  ECHOSMITH Cool Kids 12" Picture Disc
•  Mastodon The Motherload 12" Picture Disc (features the b-side Halloween (Instrumental)
• Metallica Lords of Summer 12" with etched M Logo on the b-side.  12" features extended studio session and a live version recorded in Rome, Italy.
• Mewithoutyou East Enders Wives (maxi-single featuring multiple versions of the track including a remix by Dusty Brown)
•  New Order 1981-1982 EP (Clear Vinyl)
•   Rammellzee vs. K-Rob Beat Bop (Reissue of this legendary rap 12" that featured artwork by Jean-Michael Basquiat, originally limited to only 500 and selling for over $1500….limited to 1983 copies on a black/white split colored vinyl)
• Wham!   Last Christmas 12" (Red/Green split vinyl celebrating 30th Anniversary of release, with previously unreleased instrumental version)

LPs:

•  Acacia Strain  The Dead Walk (Pink Vinyl LP, 1000 copies)
• Aaiyah  Age Ain't Nothing But A Number (2LP, 180g White Vinyl)
• Afghan Whigs Gentlemen at 21 Deluxe 3LP Edition
•  Barry, Tim  Lost and Rootless
• Chumped  Teenage Retirement LP
•  Continental Millionaires LP (sophomore release from Rick Barton's (Dropkick Murphy's) band)
• Davis, Miles  More from the Fillmore LP
• Dead Milkmen  Big Lizard in My Backyard (1000 copies with 900 on GREEN and 100 on YELLOW (randomly inserted))
• Diplo F10rida (3LP 180g with 10 page booklet and DL Card)
• Disco Biscuits The Classical Set (180g 2LP w/DL Card and bonus track)
• Fishbone Truth and Soul (1000 copies with 900 on RED Vinyl and 100 on GREEN (randomly inserted))
• Five Finger Death Punch Purgatory: Tales from the Pit (2LP Picture Disc, 1000 copies only)
•  5 Seconds of Summer S/T Picture Disc with Bonus Track!
• Flaming Lips  Imagene Peise:  Atlas Eets Christmas (Red Vinyl, former MP3 only 2011 holiday album with Yoko Ono and and others)
• Genesis  From Genesis To Revelation LP (1500 copies, originally was going to be out for RSD in April, but had production issues and will now be out for BFRSD)
• Gov't Mule  Stoned Side of the Mule Volume 1 (180g LP) (7 Rolling Stones Covers recorded live on Halloween 2009)
•  Grateful Dead  11/18/1972 Hoffheinz Pavilion, Houston TX (180g Gatefold 2LP, never before on vinyl)
•  Green Day Tune In, Tokyo (Live EP, previously only available on CD in Japan, recorded live from 2011.  Blue Vinyl with download code)
• Hendrix, Jimi  Hear My Music (2LP reissue of 2004 LP on Capital Records, 200g LP)
• Holiday, Billie  At Storyville (White Vinyl LP, each numbered, 3000 copies total)
•  Husker Du  Warehouse:  Songs and Stories 2LP (Reissue of original LP with 1 LP on Neon Green and 1LP on Neon Yellow).
•  Imagine Dragons Night Visions PICTURE DISC
•  Iron Butterfly Heavy (180g MONO LP, previously unreleased on vinyl)
• J.B.'s The   These are the J.B.'s (unreleased album from James Brown's band)
•  Kinks, The Muswell Hillbillies 180g 2LP
•  Korn Paradigm Shift (2LP Picure Disc Deluxe Edition with expanded artwork and bonus track)
•  KORN  Korn 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition (Black Vinyl with rare/random Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl variant.  Limited to 1500 copies)
•  Little Richard S/T (2nd LP on CREAM COLORED vinyl!!)
• Los Straitjackets Los Straitjackets play some of the great Instrumental Hits LP
• Lullaby Renditions of Jay-Z (Colored Vinyl w/Download Card)
• MacFarlane, Seth Holiday Swing (Green Vinyl)
• McGhie, Wayne & The Sounds of Joy S/T (Originally released in 1970, now back in print.  Caribbean funk, soul and reggae)
• M.D.C.  Millions of Dead Cops Millennium Edition (features the original mix, restored and remastered.  Limited to 1000 copies on GOLD vinyl.)
• Orbison, Roy   At the Rock House (3000 copies, each numbered on either White, Red or Silver vinyl (random))
• Penny Arkade  Not the Freeze 180g LP
• Presley, Elvis  Showroom Internationale (1st official release of this infamous bootleg from the Las Vegas Hilton, 180g LP)
• Ramones, Morrisey Curates the Ramones LP
•  Satriani, Joe Self-Titled 180g LP
• Soundtrack  Looking for Johnny--The Legend of Johnny Thunders (New York Dolls) (RED Vinyl 2LP, each numbered out of 1500 copies)
• The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly Original Soundtrack by Ennio Morricone on Smokey Red Colored Vinyl
•  Soundtrack--Game of Thrones Season ONe (Deluxe 2LP set on Varese Sarabande)
•  Soundtrack - Little Miss Sunshine (Sunburst Colored Vinyl, numbered edition out of 2000 copies, 1st time on vinyl)
•  Soundtrack--American Hustle (1 Red/1 Blue 2LP 150g Vinyl featuring 6 BONUS TRACKS)
•  Soundtrack--The Big Lebowski 180g WHITE VINYL LP
• They Might Be Giants  Flood (1500 copies with 1400 on GREEN and 100 on YELLOW (randomly inserted))
•  Toxic Reasons  Independence LP (1000 copies on RED vinyl)
•  Various Artists--This Warm December--A Brushfire Holiday Vol. 1 (1st Time on Vinyl!!  Features artists such as Jack Johnson, Mason Jennings, G. Love, Money Mark and more!)
•  Various Artists Christmas Rap (yes, rap versions of your favorite Xmas tunes)
•  Various Artists/Phil Spector  A Christmas Gift For You (180g Red Vinyl LP)
•  Velvet Underground LIVE MCMXCIII (4LP on Blue Vinyl, 1st time on vinyl, originally released on CD/Cassette back in 1993!!  Wow!)

BOX SETS:

• Davis, Miles   Prestige 10-Inch LP Collection, Volume 1 (5x10" Box with the original 10" cover artwork and liner notes.  Comes with booklet featuring new notes by Ira Gitler)
• Hazlewood, Lee  There's a Dream I've been Saving:  Lee Hazlewood Industries 1966-1971 8LP/4CD/1 DVD/1 Book Colored Vinyl BOX.  1000 only.  Details:  7 years in the making, this is the ultimate artifact for LEE HAZLEWOOD heads new & old. Now, for the 1st time, you can enjoy the entire experience on vinyl. This landmark box set contains an expansive LP-sized hard cover book detailing the label history of LHI, accompanied by 8LPs+4CDs & a DVD featuring the film Cowboy in Sweden
•  Young, Neil Official Release Series Discs 5-8 180g 4LP Box.  Originally supposed to be released in April, now finally coming out for Black Friday RSD in the USA!  :)   

UNOFFICIAL BLACK FRIDAY RELEASES (Releases being offered to stores but won't be on the "official list")
7" Singles:

•  Avantis, The   Gypsy Surfer b/w Wax 'Em Down (Ocean Blue Vinyl 7")
• Black Dahlia Murder Grind Em All 7" colored vinyl with etched b-side.
•  Lone Below, The   When You Go 7" (features non album b-side)
•  Mick Foley Crazy Christmas (Featuring Shooter Jennings) (White Vinyl 7" with the WWE wrestler narrating a holiday story)
• PRAWN  Settled b/w Built For (limited 7" on White w/Blue Vinyl and DL Code)
•   Primitive Man / Fister Split 7" (Primitive Man does 3 new tracks while Fister has 2 songs).  Limited colored vinyl w/DL Code.
•  Walter Trout/John Mayall  Willie b/w World Gone Crazy split 7" (1000 only)

10"s:

•  Bingham, Ryan   Bootleg No. 1 (unreleased songs, limited to 1000)
•  Graveyard  Hisingen Blues (5x10" w/poster, limited to 200 copies)
•  Immortal  All Shall Fall Black (4x10" with etching and poster, limited to 200 copies)

12"s:

•  Chris Robinson Brotherhood Try Rock N Roll (12" with 4 bonus tracks)
•  Wilson, Jonathan  Slide By EP (cover songs 12")

LPs:

•  Type O Negative  Slow, Deep and Hard (2LP Green Colored Vinyl)
•  Winter, Johnny  Step Back Picture Disc LP

BOX SETS:

• Cattle Decapitation Decade of Decapitation (5LP Colored Vinyl Box, limited to 250 copies)

Record Store Day Is Tomorrow - 4/19/14


In case you haven't heard or read about this, this Saturday we'll be taking part in the 7th annual Record Store Day, which is actually being held across the globe. For some info on what it's all about -- although you can pretty much assume what its motivations are -- check out www.recordstoreday.com

WE WILL BE OPENING AT 9 A.M. SATURDAY

We will be open until at least 9 PM and on Sunday we will be open from 12 PM until 7 PM.


DO NOT PARK AT THE NOOK OR NUMBERED SPACES ACROSS THE STREET

WE CANNOT ACCEPT ANY COUPONS TODAY - SORRY

Last year was awesome and the enthusiasm for RSD seems to grow every year with even more tons of releases coming out that day that are limited this year. From the measly 10-20 releases the first year it has now ballooned into over 400 releases. We've participated every year and have tried to grow with it as well. 

Now, what does this mean for you? Well, over the past week we've been receiving freebie goodies to give away in honor of Record Store Day. If you stop by on Saturday, we'll have a bag full of free stuff for you. It's first-come, first-serve, so if we're out of them by the time you get here, we're sorry. So try to make it earlier rather than later. These includes free 7"s, CDs, posters, buttons, stickers, etc.


We will also have lots of new stickers to give away, and the first 100 customers will get a free RECORD STORE DAY themed Lunchbox T-shirt (until we run out of your size). 





ALSO there are Record Store Day EXCLUSIVES for sale only at participating indie stores. These are almost all very limited in nature, and in many case we did not get that many or as many as we ordered, but generally we have a good quantity on most. We may run out of things, so it's better to get here early. We're trying our best to get everything though, but sometimes things slip through the cracks and with this many releases we had to budget ourselves a bit as well. There are also a bunch of UK ONLY releases - we will have very few of the UK releases and cannot get most. A lot of people keeping asking since there are some nice ones, but most are for UK stores only.

There is an extensive list of the releases coming out here. I encourage you to read it and maybe even print it out to make a checklist so you don't forget something in the excitement of it all.

List of 2014 RSD releases we are getting:

http://www.lunchboxrecords.com/RSD2014CHECKLIST.pdf

There are descriptions of many of the releases on www.recordstoreday.com



To try to keep things more civil and manageable again this year, we're going to have someone at the door so that 100 people don't try to cram in the store all at once. We are trying to make things run as smooth as possible and hopefully keep waiting to a minimum. This system worked well last year and is the fairest way we can think of.


ALSO, we will be having a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to be drawn on Saturday night. We will also be giving Enter to win test presses of RSD releases by MASTODON, CONOR OBERST, & WILD FEATHERS!!! And Michael has made a special comic for RSD all about YO LA TENGO, and Brett has made a special RSD cassette release of some of his music.

AND IN ADDITION TO ALL OF THIS...we're going to bring out as many posters (and trust us, we have billions of them) & whatever else we can find to give to you. It helps us, it helps you, it helps the world. Ok, maybe not the whole world. But we hope you'll enjoy what you can have.

The only requirement to get all this stuff is to stop by and buy something -- or, at the very least, look around and see if there's anything you want. We appreciate the year-round business that everyone in this community (and beyond) has brought us, year after year. Stop by on this new holiday and get a little something back.

AND most importantly, we are having a Record Store Day Sale. Or you can call it our 8.5 year anniversary sale. Anyhow, here's the deal:

EVERYTHING IN THE STORE IS 15% OFF! - LPs, CDs, DVDs, 7"s, 10"s, books, stickers, patches, everything! Saturday & Sunday only!
****Due to the limited nature of Record Store Day releases, however, those are not included in the sale.****

IN ADDITION ALL USED CDS & DVDS ARE BUY 2 GET 1 FREE! - This is combined with the 15% off.

This sale is for SATURDAY & SUNDAY - so come see us all weekend.

ALL LPS IN THE MARKDOWN BINS ARE NOW 50% OFF. (assuming we have room to put them somewhere )

And now for the stinky rules:

-Record Store Day items are limited to ONE PER CUSTOMER PER TITLE. I'm sorry if your cousin in Nantucket doesn't have a record store nearby. We're looking out for locals first, and more importantly trying to discourage Ebay flippers.
-Please do not get mad at me if something is sold out or didn't come in. It's up to each store owner/buyer to order these things which means we have to hunt them down and also means we have to pay for them up front. Records are non-returnable which means this day is a stressful risk for us that usually works out. Also please realize that Lunchbox Records is small operation. I try my hardest to order what regular customers buy and ask about first, then other items after that, but it's all a guessing game and I'm bound to guess wrong sometimes. We posted a list of everything we ordered earlier on our website. Please bear with us and be nice. Hopefully next year we'll have a bigger store (fingers crossed). Rent in Charlotte isn't cheap :( - Yeah, I said this last year too. Landlords are weird if you aren't a bar or restaurant or chain store.

Assuming it doesn't rain all day, we will have some DJs (Stephen Pilker & others) outside in the morning and bands outside starting at 5 PM:

Neil Mauney (CLT. Pullman Strike, Late Bloomer.)
Steve Gilbert (Bristol, VA. Last in Line. 7" Release Event!)
Dylan Gilbert (CLT. Hectorina.)

See you Saturday!! 




Now for my rant...(reprinted from year one of RSD for your convenience and my lack of time to write another one)

You're probably wondering what RECORD STORE DAY is anyway? I was at first too. But it's basically a revamped customer appreciation day where hopefully you the customer appreciates us as well and the fact that you live in or near a town that still has independent record stores. I personally don't like to buy things online, but lots of people do. But it's great to know that you can go to a store and browse and stumble on things you never would have thought of or heard of otherwise. You don't get too much of that online. We also do everything in our capabilities to sell you records as cheap as we can. This means buying direct whenever possible and searching for deals and unfortunately not bringing some stuff in because big labels like to give chain stores better deals than the little guy. Our prices for most things we stock are typically $2-$5 cheaper than the big store across town. We don't do sales often because we prefer to make it cheap all of the time. We stock tons of LPs and 7"s because we love the format and when I opened this store the other stores we're still busy trying to kill the format. I believe in independent music and labels and try to stock as much as I can which means a lot of lesser known indie, punk and metal titles.

I've been going to record stores since as long as I can remember, buying my first 7" in 1984 and getting into punk a couple years later. It wasn't until I moved to Atlanta that I had good stores that stocked underground releases and I've been addicted ever since. If I didn't love record stores I wouldn't own one. I'd go get a job that made a lot more money. People come in here a lot and tell me they love the store and it's great, and lots of out of town folks and bands do too. I really have no reference point on that anymore since I'm here seven days a week. There's only 2 other stores that sell vinyl in town, one is oldies oriented and the other banned me for life when I stopped working there and opened my own store. So I never get to go to any other stores and just try to make mine the one I would want to go to. I'm nowhere near that point yet and am working to improve it all of the time. I value people's suggestions and take them seriously, probably a little too seriously. But if you don't tell me what you want I can't read minds. The point of this being that I think the store is pretty good, and there are tons of folks that don't have a decent record store anywhere near them. So hopefully you'll support us. I realize the store isn't for everybody though.

We will continue to sell you lots of records we and you think are cool. We are very thankful of those of you that have supported us for the last 8.5 years. And if you've never been here before, please come visit us.

-Scott

RSD 2014 List

Here is a list of all of the Record Store Titles we have:

Lunchbox Records RSD 2014 list

This is what we have, if you don't see what you're looking for, double check and do a text search, and then if you still don't see it then we didn't get it. We spent way more money this year than any other so hopefully folks are happy with what we've brought in! All titles are one per customer per title, no holds, first come first served. Sorry but it's the easiest and fairest way.

-Scott

Record Store Day 2014 List Is Up!

The list of Record Store Day titles is now up!!!!

http://www.recordstoreday.com/SpecialReleases for webpage or you can download/view a pdf here:

http://download.recordstoreday.com/free/RSD_2014_RELEASES_WEBSITE.pdf


Led Zeppelin I, II, & III LP Reissues Coming In June




STOP BY & PRE-ORDER YOUR NOW!!!!


DELUXE LPs include:

Remastered album and unreleased companion audio on 180-gram vinyl (Led Zeppelin features a previously unreleased October 1969 concert from Paris [2 LP's] , II & III feature previously unreleased studio outtakes [Each contains 1 LP] )



DELUXE CD/LP/book box sets include:

Remastered album on CD in vinyl replica sleeve 

Companion audio on CD in a new sleeve and on 180-gram vinyl (Led Zeppelin features a previously unreleased October 1969 concert from Paris, II & III feature previously unreleased studio outtakes) 

Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve replicating the first pressing 

High-def audio download card of all content at 96kHz/24 bit (Live tracks are 48kHz/24bit) 

Hard bound, 70+ page book filled with rare and previously unseen photos and memorabilia 

High quality print of the original album cover, the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered 

Led Zeppelin will also include a replica of the band's original Atlantic press kit

LED ZEPPELIN - I - regular LP - $22.99
LED ZEPPELIN - I - deluxe 3xLP - $44.99
LED ZEPPELIN - I - deluxe box set 2xCD + 3xLP - $124.99

LED ZEPPELIN - II - regular LP - $22.99
LED ZEPPELIN - II - deluxe 2xLP -  $35.99
LED ZEPPELIN - II - deluxe box set 2xCD + 2xLP  - $124.99

LED ZEPPELIN - III - regular LP - $22.99
LED ZEPPELIN - III - deluxe 2xLP - $35.99
LED ZEPPELIN - III - deluxe box set 2xCD + 2xLP  - $124.99

More New Releases and Restocks 1/23/14

More stuff in stock in the last week:


1975-S/T-LP
2PAC-ALL EYEZ ON ME-LP
4 SKINS "A FISTFUL OF........ 4 SKINS" LP (IMPORT)
4 SKINS "THE GOOD THE BAD & THE 4 SKINS" LP (IMPORT) 
7 SECONDS BLASTS FROM THE PAST 7" 
7 SECONDS COMMITTED FOR LIFE 7" 
A DAY TO REMEMBER-FOR THOSE-LP
A GREAT BIG WORLD-IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE?-CD
A WILHELM SCREAM "S/T" 12"EP (COLOR VINYL) 
ABRAM SHOOK-SUN MARQUEE-LP
AGAINST ME-TRANSGENDER-CD - STILL WAITING ON LP :(
AL CISNEROS "TOWARD NAZARETH 12"EP (BASSIST/SINGER OF SLEEP/OM)
AMOS LEE-MISSION BELL-LP
AMY WINEHOUSE-BACK TO BLACK-LP
ANDREW THOMSON "HONESTY IS A CONFIDENCE PROBLEM" CASSETTE TAPE 
ANI DIFRANCO-NOT A PRETTY GIRL-LP
ANTLERS-BURST APART-LP
AVETT BROTHERS-EMOTIONALISM-LP
AVETT BROTHERS-MAGPIE-LP
BACKTRACK "LOST IN LIFE" LP/CD
BALANCE AND COMPOSURE "ACOUSTIC" 7" (COLOR VINYL)
BAND OF HORSES-EVERYTHING-LP
BATTALION OF SAINTS-SECOND COMING-CD
BEACH HOUSE-TEEN DREAM-CD
BELLE & SEBASTIAN-IF YOU'RE FEELING SINISTER-LP
BETWEEN THE BURIED & ME-COLORS-LP
BETWEEN THE BURIED & ME-GREAT MISDIRECT-LP
BIG STAR-#1 RECORD-LP
BILL CALLAHAN - SOMETIMES-CD
BILL CALLAHAN DREAM RIVER CD 
BILL CALLAHAN HAVE FUN WITH GOD LP/CD
BILLIE JOE & NORAH-FOREVERLY-LP
BLA'STING CONCEPT - "S/T" 12"EP 
BLAKROC-S/T-CD
BLINK 182 "THEY CAME TO CONQUER... URANUS" 7" COLOR VINYL 
BOB MARLEY-KAYA-LP
BOB MARLEY-LEGEND-LP
BON IVER-BLOOD BANK-LP
BON IVER-BON IVER-LP
BON IVER-FOR EMMA-LP
BONNIE "PRINCE" BILLY GREATEST PALACE MUSIC-LP 
BONNIE PRINCE BILLY-I SEE A DARKNESS-LP
BOSSK "PICK UP ARTIST B/W ALBATROSS" 7"EP 
BRAND NEW-DAISY-LP
BRANDT BRAUER FRICK-MIAMI-LP
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN-HIGH HOPES-LP
BRUNO MARS-UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX-LP
CAGE THE ELEPHANT-MELOPHOBIA-LP
CALCULATOR "THIS WILL COME TO PASS" LP
CALCULATOR-NEW FORMS-7"
CIVIL WARS-BARTON HOLLOW-LP
CLASH-GIVE EM ENOUGH ROPE-LP
CONFUSE "HATE WAR NO WAR FUCKIN' WAR" LP
CONVERGE "NO HEROES" LP 
CONVERGE "PETITIONING FOREVER" 2X12"LP - 
COUNTING CROWS-ECHOES-LP
CUT COPY-FREE YOUR MIND-LP
DAD PUNCHERS "SELF TITLED" 12"LP 
DADS-AMERICAN RADASS-LP
DAFT PUNK-RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY-LP
DAMIEN JURADO-BROTHERS & SISTERS OF THE ETERNAL SUN-CD/LP (LIMITED VERSION WITH BONUS LP)
DEAF HAVANA-OLD SOULS-CD
DEAFHEAVEN "ROADS TO JUDAH" LP
DEAFHEAVEN "SUNBATHER" 2XLP
DEATH OF LOVERS "BURIED UNDER A WORLD OF ROSES" 12"EP
DEPARTURES-TEENAGE HAZE-LP
DOG BITE-S/T-LP
DOOMRIDERS "GRAND BLOOD" LP
DOUG PAISLEY-STRONG FEELINGS-LP/CD
DOWN BUT NOT OUT "CAUGHT IN THE CYCLE" 7"EP
DRUDKH-EASTERN FRONTIER-CD
EDWARD SHARPE-UP FROM BELOW-LP
FAMILY CIRCLE - FAMILY CIRCLE LP
FLAMING LIPS - SOFT BULLETIN-LP
FLAMING LIPS-YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS-LP
FLEETWOOD MAC-RUMOURS-LP
FLORENCE & THE MACHINE-LUNGS-LP
FRIGHTENED RABBIT - THE WINTER OF MIXED DRINKS LP 
GIRL TROUBLE - HIT IT OR QUIT IT CD/LP
GODSPEED YOU BLACK EMPEROR-YANQUI U.X.O. LP
GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR - ALLELUJAH! DON’T BEND! ASCEND! -LP
GORILLA-BISCUITS-S/T-7"
GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV - EMPTY NORTHERN HEMISPHERE-LP
GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV - THAT SEA THAT GAMBLER-LP
GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV- WEATHERMAN-LP
HARD WORKING AMERICANS-HARD WORKING AMERICANS-CD
HARM'S WAY "BLINDED" 12"EP
HAVE HEART-THINGS WE CARRY-LP
HEAD AND THE HEART – “S/T” LP
HOLLY HERNDON-CHORUS-12"
ICED EARTH-PLAUGES-CD/LP
IMAGINE DRAGONS-NIGHT VISIONS-LP
INTEGRITY "SYSTEMS OVERLOAD" LP
INTERPOL-ANTICS-LP
IRON & WINE-CREEK-CD
IRON & WINE-OUR ENDLESS-LP
IRON CHIC-CONSTANT ONE-LP
J CHURCH- SHE HAS NO CONTROL 7"
J DILLA - JAY STAY PAID (2XLP + 7")
J DILLA-DONUTS-LP
JACK NAME - LIGHT SHOW LP (MEMBER OF WHITE FENCE)
JASON ISBELL-LIVE-LP
JAY REATARD-SINGLES-LP
JAY REATARD-WATCH ME FALL-LP
JAY-Z-BLACK ALBUM-LP
JIM O'ROURKE-BAD TIMING-LP
JIVE TURKEYS - BREAD & BUTTER (LP)
JOANNA NEWSOM-MILK EYED MENDER-LP
JOHN NEWMAN-TRIBUTE-CD
JURASSIC 5 - J5 DELUXE: BONUS & UNRELEASED (2XLP)
K-DEF - ONE MAN BAND (CASSETTE)
KANYE WEST-COLLEGE DROPOUT-LP
KANYE WEST-MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY-LP
KURT VILE - SMOKE RING FOR MY HALO -LP
LA DISPUTE "SOMEWHERE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE RIVER BETWEEN VEGA AND ALTAIR" 2XLP (COLOR VINYL)
LOCAL NATIVES-GORILLA MANOR-LP
LORDE-PURE HEROINE-LP
LOU REED-TRANSFORMER-LP
LUCERP-1372 OVERTON PARK-LP
M83-HURRY UP WE'RE DREAMING-LP
MAYER HAWTHORNE - A STRANGE ARRANGEMENT (2XLP)
MICHAEL YONKERS MICHAEL LEE YONKERS LP
MODEST MOUSE-WE WERE DEAD-LP
MOGWAI - "RAVE TAPES" LP/CD
MY MORNING JACKET-CHOCOLATE & ICE-LP
NATIONAL-BOXER-LP
NATIONAL-HIGH VIOLET-LP
NIG-HEIST NIG HEIST - LP + LIVE CD
NIKKI SUDDEN & DAVE KUSWORTH - JACOBITES LP
NIKKI SUDDEN (JACOBITES) - ROBESPIERRE'S VELVET BASEMENT LP
NIKKI SUDDEN - BIBLE BELT LP
NIKKI SUDDEN - WAITING ON EGYPT LP
OATHBREAKER "EROS|ANTEROS" LP 
OPPRESSED "DEAD & BURIED" LP (IMPORT) 
ORCHID - "DANCE TONIGHT! REVOLUTION TOMORROW! + CHAOS IS ME" 10" COLOR VINYL
ORCHID - CHAOS IS ME LP(COLOR) 
OUTKAST-STANKONIA-LP
PAVEMENT-SLANTED & ENCHANTED-LP
PEARL JAM-BACKSPACER-LP
PEARL JAM-VS-LP
PHOENIX-BANKRUPT-LP
PHOENIX-WOLFGANG AMADEUS-LP
PHOSPHORESCENT - MUCHACHO LP
PIXIES-SURFER ROSA-LP
POLAR BEAR CLUB-SOMETIMES THINGS JUST DISAPPEAR-LP
POSTAL SERVICE - "GIVE UP (DELUXE)" 3XLP
PRIMUS-SAILING THE SEAS OF CHEESE-LP
PURITY RING - SHRINES - LP
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE - …LIKE CLOCKWORK - LP
RAY LAMONTAGNE-TROUBLE-LP
REMEMBERING NEVER "THIS HELL IS HOME" LP
REVEREND HORTON HEAT-REV-CD
RIVAL MOB "MOB JUSTICE" LP (COLOR VINYL)
RYAN ADAMS-EASY TIGER-LP
RÄJÄYTTÄJÄT- S/T LP :
RÄTTENS KRATER- BYGGA UPP ETT STORT BERG LP
SADDEST LANDSCAPE "LIVE AT NEW ALLIANCE" 7"EP 
SAVES THE DAY – S/T LP 
SEAHAVEN-SILHOUETTE-7"
SEBADOH – “BAKESALE” REISSUE LP
SELF DEFENSE FAMILY "TRY ME" CD/LP
SHAI HULUD "THAT WITHIN BLOOD ILL-TEMPERED" LP (COLOR VINYL)
SHINS-OH INVERTED WORLD-LP
SHIPWRECK A.D. "ABYSS" LP 
SHOOK ONES "THE UNQUOTABLE A.M.H" LP (COLOR VINYL) 
SICK THOUGHTS- TERMINAL TEEN AGE LP
SIGUR ROS - INNI - BLU-RAY DISC/DBL CD 
SIGUR ROS-MED SUD-LP
SLAYER-SEASONS IN THE ABYSS-LP
SLAYER-SOUTH OF HEAVEN-LP
SMOG A RIVER AIN'T TOO MUCH TO LOVE -LP
SMOG-SUPPER-LP
SONGS: OHIA - DIDN'T IT RAIN LP
SPIRIT ANIMAL "REAL" 7"EP
STATE CHAMPS "THE FINER THINGS" CD
STEP BROTHERS - LORD STEPPINGTON (INSTRUMENTALS)-LP
STEP BROTHERS - LORD STEPPINGTON-LP/CD
STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO-EVERYTHING GOES NUMB-LP
SUFJAN STEVENS-MICHIGAN-LP
TAKING BACK SUNDAY-TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS-LP
TAKING BACK SUNDAY-TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS-SLIPMAT
TAKING BACK SUNDAY-WHERE YOU WANT TO BE-LP
TALLEST MAN ON EARTH - SHALLOW GRAVE -LP
TALLEST MAN ON EARTH - THE WILD HUNT LP
TERROR-LIVE BY THE CODE-CASS
THEE SILVER MT ZION MEMORIAL ORCHESTRA-FUCK OFF-CD/LP
TIGERS JAW-HUM-7"
TIGERS JAW-TWO WORLDS-LP
TITLE FIGHT – SPRING SONGS 7” 
TOOL-UNDERTOW-LP
TOUCHE AMORE "IS SURVIVED BY" LP
TOUCHE AMORE "LIVE ON BBC RADIO 1" 7"EP
TOUCHE AMORE "PARTING THE SEA..." LP
TOUCHE AMORE / PIANOS BECOME THE TEETH "SPLIT" 7"EP
TOUCHE AMORE/CASKET LOTTERY- SPLIT 7"
TRIBE CALLED QUEST-PEOPLE'S-LP
TY DOLLA SIGN-BEACH HOUSE-CD
TY SEGALL AND WHITE FENCE HAIR - LP
TY SEGALL TWINS CD
VA-KILLED BY DEATHROCK VOL. 1 -CD/LP
VA-THE WAY IT WAS-LP (MOB, ABUSED, BEASTIE BOYS, URBAN WASTE)
VAMPIRE WEEKEND-CONTRA-LP
VAMPIRE WEEKEND-S/T-LP
VENOM-BLACK METAL-LP
VERSE "AGGRESSION" LP 
VEX - SANCTUARY: THE COMPLETE DISCOGRAPHY LP
WARPAINT - S/T - LP/CD (LP IS LIMITED RED VINYL)
WARPAINT-FOOL-LP
WAX POETICS-57
WIDESPREAD PANIC-POSTER CHILDREN-BOOK
WITCH-S/T-LP
WONDER YEARS-MANTON STREET-7"
WRONG-S/T-7" (MEMBERS OF TITLE FIGHT)
WU TANG CLAN-ENTER THE WU TANG-LP
WZRD-S/T-LP
XX-COEXIST-LP
XX-S/T-LP
YEAH YEAH YEAHS-SHOW YOUR BONES-LP
YEAR OF NO LIGHT-TOCSIN-CD
YO LA TENGO - I AM NOT AFRAID OF YOU AND I WILL BEAT YOUR ASS - LP
YO LA TENGO - PAINFUL-LP
YOUNG THE GIANT-MIND OVER MATTER-CD/LP
YOUNG THE GIANT-S/T-LP
YOUTH OF TODAY - S/T 7"