In rotation: 4/1/15

Ah, Record Store Day. “Universal call Record Store Day ‘the single best thing that has ever happened to the indie stores,’” whereas Drenge say Record Store Day has “turned into a swamp of bullshit.” And, “Vinyl Specialists Claim Record Store Day ‘Puts Too Much Strain’ on the Record Industry.” (What say you?)

The vinyl resurgence, Record stores are on the rise again in Chicago: “Whatever the reason for vinyl’s comeback, it doesn’t appear to be disappearing again anytime soon, especially in Chicago. Here are a few of our favorite record stores…”

Calgary to see launch of Beatnik Bus, city’s first mobile record store

Sheffield’s Rare & Racy: the independent music store Jarvis Cocker says it would be ‘a crime to destroy.’ “Despite a 20,000-strong petition, Sheffield City Council recently voted in favour of demolishing this much-loved shop. So what does that say for the future of the city’s so-called ‘independent quarter?'”

GWAR Announce Special Record Store Day Performance As RAWG: “Heavy metal band GWAR have announced a special performance for Record Store Day. Many will be converging on Mesa, Arizona on April 18th for National Record Store Day, and the festivities that accompany the big event.”

Memories of York’s first dedicated record shop, Sound Effect: “Once it was a landmark for York teenagers, now a bench in King’s Square reminds us of Sound Effect; York’s first dedicated record shop…”

“What came first, the music or the misery…” “It’s true, we deal in the business of selling manufactured black discs that are chock full of depression. For every great love song someone wants to rant about I can hit you back with a break-up song that’s a million times better. To be honest most record collectors should be in therapy but we’re most likely too depressed to bother…”

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