Contributed by ben_conoley, Posted by Vinyl File

You're the lucky reader of the 36th edition of the Vinyl File. This column aims to keep you informed with upcoming releases as well as spotlighting interesting releases, your favorite bands' own collections and labels with a history of vinyl releases worth talking about. This week we're excited to announce the winner of our In the Red contest.

As always, Vinyl File is brought to you by Ben Conoley.

First things, first, we have a contest winner to announce. The winner of the In The Red Volume I contest is Dallas McCulloch of Battle Creek, MI. Dallas wins a copy of every variant of Volume I as well as a test press. We'd also like to give a copy of the record to our runner-up winner Stefan Wild of Dryden, New York. Congratulations.


The most recent issue of NME is packaged with an exclusive Coldplay 7", which features an exclusive song.

Level Plane has started taking pre-orders for Transistor Transistor's forthcoming LP, Ruined Lives. The album, which is available on gold (/150) and black (/350) vinyl can be purchased here

People interested in Mudhoney's new album, The Lucky Ones can pre-order it from Sub-Pop by heading over here. The record is due out on May 20.

A new vinyl-focused label called Farewell Party Records has launched with a 7" release by New York hardcore act Heavy Hearted. The 7" is limited to 500 with a few color variations.

Those who didn't spend enough money on Radiohead when In Rainbows came out can rest easy knowing that $66.99 can be dropped on the band by ordering their 4xLP The Best Of box set. Insound is now taking pre-orders for the record right over here.

Rivalry Records have posted a slew of rare records up for auction at eBay. Records of note include a test press for Paint it Black's latest album New Lexicon as well as records from Killing the Dream, Go It Alone, Verse and more. Click here for the auction.

Vagrant Records will be pressing their upcoming releases as well as some re-presses on vinyl through Cobraside. In the coming months, expect records from The Hold Steady, Alkaline Trio, Saves The Day and a box set compiling the two most recent Thrice albums.

Although Nine Inch Nails have released their most recent album, The Slip, for free, Trent Reznor has announced that it will be available on vinyl as well.

Vega Vinyl has just launched pre-orders for two of their upcoming releases. You can purchase Park's Building a Better______ and Constant's The Murder of Tom Fitzgerril from their website.

Magic Bullet Records has run a third pressing of This Will Destroy You's debut album, Young Mountain. The re-press in on blue marble vinyl and features matching hand-screened artwork.

Run For Cover Records has launched a pre-order for Adventure, Nostalgia and Robbery, a new 7" from Fireworks. While the most limited version (/75) is sold out, there are still two more versions of the record available.

Want to get yourself a copy of Loyal Eyes Betrayed the Mind, the new 2xLP from Gifts from Enola? You can now pre-order the record over at the Mylene Sheath website. 150 copies of the record will be on clear w/grey haze and clear w/white haze with 250 more on regular old grey. The vinyl features new artwork.

Who Calls So Loud (ex Funeral Diner) has just released a self-titled 2x10" on Adagio 830 Records. It comes on green/yellow and black/yellow vinyl in a gatefold package and includes a free CD version of the album. You can purchase the record here.

Cobraside is handling a re-release for Ryan Adams' Heartbreaker, and Aural Exploits is offering up a super limited pressing of 500 hand-numbered copies in a gatefold sleeve with exclusive photos and lyrics. Oh yeah, the record is also 180g audiophile quality vinyl. 'Nuff said? Order here.

If you don't mind shelling out some Euros, you can grab a copy of the new Isis 12" single, Holy Tears which is currently available from Southern Records. Order either a blue or clear copy, each limited to 1,000 here.

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