Without an album out in stores yet, The White Mandingos have managed to create a buzz for themselves. It will be another two months before the band release The Ghetto Is Tryna Kill Me (Fatbeats), and it’s not bad for MURS, Darryl Jenifer (Bad Brains) and Sacha Jenkins, who are willing to take a risk on a project like this but not caring (too much) for how it is perceived. Fortunately, there are fans who are ready to hear it in full but for now, they are sharing a bonus track from the album so have a listen to “Rubbertracks Meltdown”.
The White Mandingos.
Daryl Jenifer (of Bad Brains fame).
“The Ghetto is Tryna Kill Me”.
Title track of forthcoming album, June 11th.
Warner Bros. Records is very active in making sure each Record Store Day is as festive as previous years, not only in attendance but in getting new items out in stores. As always, many of these items are made exclusively for and meant to be sold on that day only. Here are some the titles the Warner family have ready to go:
Hit To Death In The Future Head (Single Disc)
Transmissions From The Satellite Heart (Single Disc)
Clouds Taste Metallic (Single Disc)
The Soft Bulletin (Two Disc)
Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (Single Disc)
Even if you have this album (and really, with sales of over 10,000,000, you know someone who does), you may want to pick up these editions. One will be a standard pressing at 33 1/3 rpm, while the other is for the audiophiles: a 2 LP 45rpm edition pressed at Pallas in Germany. Yes, the thick stuff.
Disc 1. Mine Smell Like Honey/ Supernatural Superserious (live in Raleigh , NC )
Disc 2. Oh My Heart/ Harborcoat (live in Riga , Latvia )
Disc 3. ÜBerlin/ What’s the Frequency, Kenneth? (live in Oslo , Norway) )
Want even more limited edition craziness that will no doubt bring up the old Poison Idea title Record Collectors Are Pretentious Assholes? Warner Bros. are also introducing a series of records called Side By Side, limited edition 45’s where a Warner-related artist of today covers a classic Warner-related song of the past. In the works:
Obviously, many of these releases are in-house, if not down right incestuous, but with luck this will spark the noggins in other artists and labels to do the same not only for this Record Store Day, but for releases throughout the year, across the board.
If you have any soda or wine bottles lying around, or know of parks with many empties, I suggest geting some bags and making the rounds, as this will definitely cause a dent in your pocket.