In rotation: 4/14/15

Step into Sister Ray Records, London’s music mecca: Ahead of Record Store Day 2015, we meet the man behind one of Soho’s premier vinyl retailers.

“If Sub Pop have a record store in Seattle, Captured Tracks have one in Brooklyn, and Rough Trade and Beggars Banquet both started as record store/labels in London, then Flying Nun Records and Arch Hill Recordings figured they might as well have one too. So we are pleased to announce the new Flying Out Record Store. Opening in Auckland on Record Store Day…”

It’s a record! Vinyl sales to hit two million this year as Noel Gallagher tops new weekly chart of album purchases

The Record Store Book—Fifty of Southern California’s Most Iconic and Legendary Record Stores will be released on Record Store Day 2015. The work of photographer Mike Spitz and journalist Rebecca Villaneda, The Record Store Book draws on the stimulating visual experience of record store culture.

“Mark Cartier’s business combines his love for music and its vinyl form. His Rich’s Record Emporium at 121 W. Main St. has about 3,000 new and used albums for those, like him, who prefer and continue to listen to vinyl albums from years ago over the more modern digital versions…”

“The popularity of Record Store Day has a lot to do with the limited-edition vinyl records that go on sale during the Saturday event and frequently sell out in hours. Here are some titles likely to be the most popular this year. Not all items will be available at all stores…”

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