Just got a vinyl player for Christmas, went out and bought Late Registration, Is This It, and The Bends all for a decent price. Then yesterday a stumbled upon a like-new vinyl of Elvis Costello and the Attractions "Imperial Bedroom" for $3.
Post by itrainmonkeys on Jan 3, 2014 16:32:27 GMT -5
Third Man Records - Vault Package #19 has been announced. Fans of the White Stripes will be happy:
Do you like the White Stripes? Do you like experiments? Do you like the Vault? Do you like combining all three? We do. For our 19th installment of the Vault, we're doing something we've never done before. Something that Vault members have been clamoring for…the exclusive, limited, colored vinyl edition of a record. As you probably know, TMR tries to release a limited version of every record we do. That limited edition is usually available only at certain locations or stores, while the black vinyl version is kept in print forever.
This package will consist of limited colored vinyl pressings of all of the White Stripes singles from their album Elephant. These include…
"Seven Nation Army"
"I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself"
"The Hardest Button to Button"
"There's No Home For You Here"
The b-sides consist of covers of some of Detroit's most pre-eminent artists in 2003…
"Good to Me" written by Brendan Benson and Jason Falkner and originally released on Benson's 2002 album Lapalco.
"Who's to Say…" written by Dan Miller and released by his outfit Blanche in 2003 on their album If We Can't Trust the Doctors…
"St. Ides of March" written by the Soledad Brothers and released on their self-titled album of 2000.
As well as a White Stripes live medley of "I Fought Piranhas / Let's Build a Home" recorded at the legendary Electric Lady Studios in New York.
Each of these tracks has been remastered from the original analog sources, and in the case of "…March" and "Piranhas" where there were no analog masters, we used only the finest digital files that could withstand sitting unused on a hard drive for over ten years.
The artwork on all the singles has been tidied up, spell-checked and given that special Third Man "je ne sais quoi"
"There's No Home For You Here", which was originally coupled with a generic company sleeve, now has stunning new artwork. It looks electrifying!
And these sleeves FEEL amazing. Employing a process called (we're not making this up) "soft touch aqueous coating" each of these glue-pocket sleeves feels like a hybrid between rubber and lambskin. It's difficult to describe, but immediately noticeable and amazing in person. Each record will be pressed on clear vinyl with with an added vinyl highlight color insertion of either red, black or white. For "There's No Home…" all three of those colors will be added to clear vinyl, to make something truly exciting. All of this will be housed in a custom-made telescoping box, so that these singles can forever live together with distinction in your record collection. Later in 2014 each of the singles will be available individually, on black vinyl, with no box, to the general public.
SIGN UP FOR VAULT PACKAGE #19 HERE. DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS JANUARY 31st @ 7pm CST.
Post by itrainmonkeys on Jan 3, 2014 17:58:20 GMT -5
For the sixth straight year, more vinyl albums were sold than in any other year since SoundScan launched in 1991. In 2013, 6.1 million vinyl LPs were sold -- up 33% compared to 2012's haul of 4.55 million. 64% of all vinyl albums sold in 2012 were purchased at an independent music store (3% less than compared to indie stores' share in 2012). Notably -- and not surprisingly -- 75% of all vinyl albums sold in 2013 were rock albums.
The top selling vinyl album of 2013 was Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories," having sold 49,000 last year. Vampire Weekend's "Modern Vampires of the City" was in second place with 34,000. (A year ago, the top selling vinyl album was Jack White's "Blunderbuss" with 34,000 LPs sold.)
Post by hakunaBERNIEtata on Jan 4, 2014 15:11:15 GMT -5
I've got a few new records (one being Kanye no less) and my needle broke on me, so i've yet to be able to listen to them and iit's driving me mad. I've searched and can't find one anywhere remotely close by and ordering one online will take almost a week unless I want to pay out the ass for shipping, at which point buying an entire new player would be just as cost effective(Which I'm still not ruling out as I have found it locally). Grrrrr.... I miss not having a good go-to record store close by.
Post by hakunaBERNIEtata on Jan 6, 2014 16:16:47 GMT -5
My search led me to Books-a-million and I was blown away. They didn't have a ton but they had a really good selection and a bunch of stuff I never would expect. They even had the needle I needed, they also had all kinds of nerdy stuff I don't need but want. I love this place now.
Nice. I wanted to buy his music when I saw him play a late night show at Voodoo, but he didn't have any so as soon as I saw that post today I jumped on it.
Same here. Saw him open for the Pixies this past September and was like "!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!". I am glad he is working on a full length album, and I hope he recruits his buddies full time for the band. He was great solo, but I liked having the three of them with the fuller sound.
I also hope he makes it to Roo or Coachella. This guy has some serious talent.