Instead of giving more of your hard-earned money to iTunes, why not go down to your local independent record store this weekend and get a super-rare picture disc with the metal-ized faces of One Direction on it?
This year’s eighth annual Record Store Day features exclusive vinyl and CDs (and even cassettes!) from more than 400 artists, ranging from classic rockers like Bruce Springsteen and Aerosmith to rap god Notorious B.I.G., indie legends the Pixies and Hüsker Dü, and newer bands like Parquet Courts and Tame Impala.
In all, more than 1,000 stores will participate in the event, so get your shopping list together and get there early, because supplies are limited.
Here are MTV News’ picks for the day’s 19 must-haves.
1. Black Lips, Funny
Get one of the best songs off of the Atlanta punk band’s new record Underneath the Rainbow on a fancy, fancy 7″. It also includes an alternate version produced by The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney. Double the black, double must have.
2. One Direction, Midnight Memories
Not only does this record include exclusive track “Rock Me,” it also features a pretty badass picture of the band all glam-metaled-out. Get it. Got it? Good.
3. Sky Ferreira, Night Time, My Time
If you liked Sky’s racy cover for her way excellent debut record, you should probably snap up the picture disc. We’re guessing these will go fast.
4. Green Day, Demolicious
Couldn’t get enough Green Day with their three-record series ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré!? Never you worry. The dudes are putting out 18 demo recordings from those sessions, as well as the unreleased rack, “State of Shock.” Snap it up in red or clear vinyl or on cassette! (P.S. Cassettes are like rectangular CDs.)
5. The Julie Ruin, Brightside/In The Picture
We’ll assume you dug Kathleen Hanna-fronted Julie Ruin’s record Run Fast. So you better do just that to snap up these two previously unreleased songs.
6. LCD Soundsystem, The Long Goodbye (LCD Soundsystem Live At Madison Square Garden)
In case you missed LCD Soundsystem’s four-hour-long farewell show, don’t fret — you can take it all in via this special edition box set, produced and mixed by founder and frontman James Murphy. There, now you know what you’re doing with the rest of your weekend.
7. Liars, Mess On A Mission
Liars teased their new record by Photoshopping colored yarn into the weirdest of places — billboards, playground, their underwear. For their special Record Store Day edition of the album, they’re offering up a limited number of clear vinyl records with said yarn pressed inside. Looks like the mess is contained. For now.
8. Nirvana, Pennyroyal Tea/I Hate Myself And Want To Die
This 7″ was originally slated for release in 1994, but plans were halted due to Kurt Cobain’s suicide.
9. The Orwells, The Righteous One
The Orwells’ new record, Disgraceland, might not be out until this summer, but come Saturday you can check out two new tracks: “The Righteous One” and “Always N Forever.” I know you’re excited, but keep your pants on — lead singer Mario Cuomo certainly is.
10. Katy Perry, Prism
So.many.colors. Katy Perry’s most recent release is coming at you — in picture disc form. Now let’s watch all the pretty go ’round and ’round and ’round.
11. R.E.M., Unplugged: The Complete 1991 and 2001 Sessions
Get your dose of retro MTV this Record Store Day with this special release from R.E.M. We’ve also got a ton of throwback footage over on the band’s MTV Artists page.
12. Atmosphere, The Lake Nokomis Maxi Single
If picture discs are your thing, then dig deep into this six-song release from underground superstars Ant and Slug, which includes odes to rappers (“Kanye West”) and classic rockers (“Bob Seger”).
13. Broken Bells, Holdin’ On For Life
You loved the single from this dynamic duo, so check out this 12″ with three exclusive remixes, plus a capella and instrumental versions of their hit single.
14. Chuck Inglish, Mac Miller & Ab-Soul, Easily
You’ve been “Swervin'” for a minute now, so why not check out one in a series of four 7″ singles, with the album track and instrumental?
15. OutKast, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik
Andre 3000 and Big Boi are back on tour , which makes this the beset time to get the vinyl version of their 1994 debut album.
16. Fun., Point and Light
Check out five previously unreleased songs and demos from the band’s debut album, Aim & Ignite on delicious rainbow splatter 10″ vinyl.
17. Drake Bell, I Won’t Stand In Your Way
How about a 7″ picture sleeve with two songs from Bell’s upcoming album, Ready Steady Go!, including the awesomely titled “Bitchcraft”?
18. Zedd, Find You Turn Up Your Night Edition
Get a 12″ of the hit with Matthew Koma and Miriam Bryant in the original and live version.
19. Skrillex, Recess
You’re gonna have to do some work to play this one, but the brostep king is offering his latest album in a cassette edition.