In rotation: 1/8/15

“In the US, where there are only around a dozen [vinyl] pressing plants, the average waiting time between music arriving at a factory and finished records emerging used to be about four weeks. Now, it runs to three months—which, in a world where musicians are used to snap-releasing their material online, can create complications…”

“Jack White’s Third Man Records will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the White Stripes’ fifth LP Get Behind Me Satan with the label’s 23rd Vault package, which is centered around Under Amazonian Lights, a double LP and live DVD capturing the duo’s June 1st, 2005 concert in Manaus, Brazil…”

Sorry Neil, it’s still really tough for us to care.

Oh, and the Beatles? They never existed.

More info on the Paul Collins Beat’s Garageland tour: turns out there’s a DIY record fair every night.

“Just over 20 years ago, Nirvana’s final album, In Utero was released, recorded by Steve Albini, outspoken engineer extraordinaire. In 1992, shortly before they formally agreed on his involvement, Albini wrote to the band and laid bare his philosophy in a pitch letter that is fascinating from start to end and worth every minute of your time.”

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