There will be a few very cool Dino related releases for Record Store Day (April 19) this year.


First up, Numero Group will release the limited edition Visitors box set, five 7″ records that collect Dinosaur Jr.’s first four singles on SST and Homestead, plus a bonus 7″ featuring the band’s covers of the Byrds’ “I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better” and Peter Frampton’s “Show Me the Way.”

The box comes with artwork from frequent Dinosaur Jr. collaborator Maura Jasper, an essay from Jasper on her creative process and relationship with J Mascis, and a book of unused work from between 1985 and 1990.

Dinosaur Jr with Robert Smith

Dinosaur Jr with Robert Smith

Next up, as part of Warner Brothers’ Side By Side series, Dinosaur Jr.’s cover of The Cure’s “Just Like Heaven” will be pressed to vinyl for Record Store Day 2014. The 7″ single will be on white vinyl and includes the Dinosaur Jr. cover and The Cure’s original.  Many people think Dino’s brilliant take on the track is even better than the original (also great) and Robert Smith himself even said he loved it as well in this Melody Maker interview from 1989.

And finally, as part of Record Store Day in Australia, Tym Guitars will be releases a limited edition colored 7″ vinyl from Sweet Apple with an exclusive Australian cover of The Scientists’ “Frantic Romantic” on the b-side. These will ONLY be available from Tym guitars worldwide on RSD2014 but will be available online and through Tee Pee afterwards depending on availability.

The site is updated with all the relevant info.

Be sure to go out and score some of these at your local sound dealer!

Here is the full list of Record Store Day 2014 exclusives


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