Record Store Day
Here’s your early look at this year’s exclusive vinyl releases! Black Friday is usually known amongst retail shopping fans as the day to shop. With massive details on everything from TV’s to dishwashers there seems […]
Black Friday is almost here, the day that formally begins our descent into holiday madness.
The minds behind Record Store Day have bridged the gap between the April celebration of indepedent record stores and Black Friday by giving Black Friday the Record Store Day treatment. Each Record Store Day , exclusive and hard to find music releases are distributed to record stores throughout the world. Much of the distribution is decided by random so there’s no guarantee that a store, a city, or even a state will recieve a copy of a RSD release.
U2 will release the song as a limited edition 10″ single.
On Record Store Day you could pick up a vinyl copy of The White Stripes Elephant album. Now, to celebrate the 10th anniversary they are releasing it to all outlets. It’s mastered from the original […]
This year, an unexpected 12″ release from Canadian electronic duo Boards of Canada fetched an incredible $5,700 at the end of an auction that brought in 75 bids. It gets better, the “12 was 20 seconds long and featured a 6 digit code being read over ambient music. The code would later be found out to be part of a password that granted access to a video announcing a new album from the duo.
Sales figures are coming in from this past weekend and things looked pretty good for local record shops. 244,000 vinyl LPs were sold in the week ending April 21, according to Neilsen SoundScan. In a […]
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Have you ever entered a record store and suddenly become lost? It’s an all too common side effect of their expansive inventory. Fear not, here are 10 must have albums that you may have forgotten […]
As we romance the ‘record’ for Record Store Day, we should remember one of the many reasons we loved record albums. The album cover. Sexy. Artistic. Intriguing. The album cover mattered. Recording artists employed all […]
Before artwork was limited by pixel space on your iPod, album sleeves were often what listeners first noticed about a band’s new work. With album sleeves, a listener’s first impressions on the new work is formed. Aware of this, bands and artists may use elements and ideas to weave into a story that the album sleeve is supposed to represent. Still, others may use a shot from a band member’s backyard. Either way, it’s a personal reflection of the work inside.