Mondo‘s scope reaches to all of our favorite corners of pop culture, from David Cronenberg to Wet Hot American Summer, Inside Out to Castlevania. Today the online boutique unveiled two more gorgeous vinyl releases for Kubo and the Two Strings and Coraline, paying tribute to Portland-based animation studio, LAIKA, the name behind some of the best animated films of the past decade (The BoxTrolls and ParaNorman, in addition to the two aforementioned flicks).
First up is the re-pressing for the 2009 stop-motion creeper and LAIKA full-length debut, Coraline. Featuring a theme song by They Might Be Giants and a haunting score by Bruno Coulais, this new-look version has the aural chops to match the terrifying tale of those little black buttons. The double LP, pressed on two 180 gram purple & blue swirl colored vinyl, includes new packaging, artwork by Michael DePippo, and will set you back thirty buttons—er bones. It costs thirty dollars.
Next is the original motion picture soundtrack debut for LAIKA’s star-studded fourth animated feature, Kubo and the Two Strings, which hit theaters last Friday. The score was composed by Dario Marianelli (The Boxtrolls) and is bolstered by Regina Spektor‘s cover of the classic George Harrison tune, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” I haven’t seen Kubo yet, but I bet that song isn’t going to be played during one of its happy, uplifting moments. Artwork is by César Moreno and includes two 180-gram vinyl, one sun-colored and one moon-colored. It’s also going for thirty bucks.
Both releases go on sale this Wednesday at noon. Check out the artwork above and don’t wander into any strange, sinister button worlds—at least until Wednesday.