In rotation: 1/23/15

A note to vinyl subscription clubs who think competing paradigms can coexist: “After 35 years in business, [San Francisco’s] Streetlight Records on Castro will close this year due to declining sales, Hoodline reports. Streetlight Records manager Andrew Shadgett tells the site “The store was quite successful up into the end of the ’90s and early 2000s… We just can’t compete with places like Amazon and iTunes.”

However, a seriously welcome return. “Deal Real Record Shop Returns To Carnaby: Set to return on Record Store Day…a rejuvenated Deal Real is set to occupy 14 Newburgh Street…”

“Opening their doors this month, A Love Supreme Records is a natural progression of a number of ventures by brothers Ben and Nick Chiu, the team behind Ben’s Burgers and Brisbane clothing store Apartment. This time they’ve teamed up with Alex Intax and Paul Marinos to open A Love Supreme, a stylishly quaint record store specialising in quality vinyl..”

Lord of the Singles: “Digging through the comprehensive selection at New York City’s A1 Records, a treasure trove of vinyl excellence, Elijah Wood and Zach Cowie are enthusiastic to talk about their love of music. For nearly three years, the duo have been DJing various events under the name Wooden Wisdom and decided to kick off a tour this year, spanning nine dates throughout North America and Europe…”

“A dedicated analog guy, Tom Scholz should have been thrilled that Boston‘s most recent album – 2013′s ‘Life Love and Hope‘ — is arriving on vinyl. Instead, he’s infuriated. Seems Scholz actually rejected the mix for the vinyl reissue, only to see it sent out for pressing anyway.”

“The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) has released its wholesale figures for last year and, putting it simply, 2014 was a good year as far as vinyl album sales (up to $6.4 million) and subscription services income ($23 million) were concerned; both more than doubled last year’s figures.”

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