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Record Store Day?

Honestly, not a ton that's too exciting for the June drop (July has more that strikes my fancy), but hey, it's a good excuse to check out one of my local shops that only just recently reopened in the wake of Covid. List is the short list of what I'm after, plus some extracurriculars I'm keeping an eye out for:
1Cautious Clay
Deadpan Love

Not actually the above, but a 7" with an Outkast cover and original on the b-side. In related news, don't have any concrete stats backing this up, but "Roots" is probably one of my most listened-to songs this year.
2Ben Howard
Collections from the Whiteout

Variations Vol. 1 - Definitely my highest priority, but also, I'm assuming, the one most liable to disappear quickly. Still need to jam the above more, but this purports to have "stripped back" versions of the songs, which might be just the inroad my Forget Where We Were-loving self may need.
3Linkin Park

Embarrassing as it is, another top priority. Mostly on account of, having this alongside last year's Hybrid Theory/Reanimation Reissue, and I'll bascially have the complete run of my personal nostalgia-era LP on, uh, LP.
Heir to Despair

Will be my first foray into this band, whose back catalogue is...intimidating. Definitely a nice-to-have (rather than need-to-have), but hey, keeping an eye out.
To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere

Another firmly in the nice-to-have column, but such is the letdown that was Palms that this now counts as a good ol' days Thrice. RSD sidebar: the Deeper Wells EP that came out a couple back is actually their most consistent work since Beggars, so here's hoping that new record they keep teasing is a return to form.
OK Human

Extracurricular 1: Still on the hunt for this vinyl, as much for the DGD alum's artwork as anything else, but tune-wise it's been a solid grower for me, as well, definitely in the upper third of this band's discography.
7Jim Ward

Extracurricular 2: Didn't know this was dropping until earlier this week, my man's solo output has been consistently solid, and unfairly (if understandably) neglected in lieu of everything else swirling around AtDi/Mars Volta/Sparta. Anyways, hyped for this.
8Leon III
Antlers in Velvet

Extracurricular 3: Shout-out to Sputnik's very own Sowing for putting this on my radar, the description of Pink-Floyd-does-a-country-album is pretty spot-on, while also not feeling like a total gimmick.
.​.​.​And Again into the Light

Extracurricular 4: Longest of longshots here, given that it's sold out on both Bandcamp and the Bindrune site, but we live in hope, right?
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