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Comics to Pair with Record Store Day Releases

Record Store Day is Saturday, 4/22! Spin some vinyl while you read some great comics!

Record Class

The Adicts: Fifth Overture/Deadly Class

Deadly Class is an angry, disillusioned scream that wears its influences like worn out patches, and a huge influence is the 80s punk scene. This mid-80s brit punk album goes hard and fast at points, but it puts in some unexpected jams that make it feel like high school—Sure Looks Pretty feels like the song played at a Deadly Class dance before things go sour.


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Record Art

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers: Live at Jazz Workshop 1970/Bitter Root

While not made in the same time period that Bitter Root depicts, the lively jazz matches the energy really well. Plus, it’s the only known recording with this particular lineup of artists, so it’s a collector's dream. Pop this on to go monster hunting in style.


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Record Graves

Beach House: Become/Two Graves

Two Graves is an ethereal masterpiece, and you have to pair it with something dreamy. But it’s also a road trip book so it needs a driving beat. Beach House is perfect for this. Let it wash over you and take a ride with Death.


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Record Earth

DIIV: Live At The Murmrr Theatre/It's Lonely at the Centre of the Earth

DIIV is full of dream poppy goodness, and this live album can be starkly honest at times. With lyrics like “By my secret side that no one sees, I built a throne from a burden of need,” it shares a lot of themes with Zoe Thorogood’s semi-autobiographical powerhouse. Both wear their hearts on their sleeves, and take us to unexpected places.


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Record Dio

Dio: Live in Fresno 1983/Spawn

Spawn has to be paired with heavy metal, there’s no denying that. One of the best options for Record Store Day is Dio, whose wailing guitars whip around with a speed and intricacy that could rival Spawn’s chains. On top of that, a lot of Dio’s lyrics have roots in fantasy—just like his demonic album covers.


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Record Rage

Dolly Parton: The Monument Singles Collection 1964-1968/Golden Rage

It’s music your parents probably listened to (and it’s dang good too). Golden Rage is a story about elderly women duking it out on a remote island and it gets pretty brutal, so use this record as a nice contrast. Watch knife-weilding grandmas take swipes as Dolly sings “There must be something Fishy going on.”


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Record Monarch

Edgar Froese: Ages/Monarch

This album feels like the epitome of sci-fi. Weird synth stings and driving, complex beats make for a great alien invasion soundtrack. The mystery and peril of Monarch will be heightened to no end if this is the backing album.


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Record Road

Fred Davis: Cleveland Blues/Phantom Road

The blues definitely have a road trip vibe, don’t they? Just a trucker and his thoughts on long stretches of highway with Fred Davis playing in the background. And this album is great, floating between energetic songs like Wine Hop and slower thoughtful bits like Tell Me Pretty Baby.


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Killarecord

Hal Blaine: Psychedelic Percussion/Killadelphia

It’s chaotic, strange, and, at times, unnerving. But most of all, it’s unexpected—and that’s where the best horror goes. This music will make you ask what the heck is happening to your brain, and that’s the perfect mindset to dive into a brutal story about vamps.


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Record Love

Laufey: Valentine/Love Everlasting

First of all, this record is shaped like a heart. How cool! Aside from that, the slow old-school vibes are perfect for Love Everlasting, which itself calls back to a similar retro style. “How the hell did I fall in love this time?” That line is VERY Love Everlasting.


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Monkey Record

Peter Tosh: Live and Dangerous: Boston 1976/Monkey Meat

Peter Tosh is absolutely legendary, and paring this live album with Monkey Meat will make an energetic book even more vibrant. The socially conscious satire present in the book also gels really well with Tosh’s activism.


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Record Furthest

The Pixies: Doolittle Live In Brussels 2009/What's the Furthest Place From Here?

You need a classic to pair with this book, so look no further than Doolittle. Music is the backbone of WTFPFH, and the deluxe edition of chapter 6 even includes a cover of Monkey Gone to Heaven, so you can’t go wrong with this album.


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Tree Record

Sisters of Mercy: The Reptile House/W0rldTr33

There’s a glitchy electronic feel to this album, and wow does it fit W0rldTr33. It’s hard-hitting and haunting, feeling like something you’d find on the Undernet—something that would be filling a dark room while a brutal stabbing plays on repeat.


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Record Vanish

The Sword: Gods of the Earth/Vanish

This album gets heavy and it gets grimy, but it also dips into fantasy lore. It’s such a fun pairing for Vanish, a book about magical worlds, evil sorcerers, superheroes, war, blood, guts, and death.


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