In rotation: 6/21/16

Online Record Club VNYL Shutters Its IRL Shop in Venice: After nearly a year on Abbot Kinney, VNYL has packed up its audiophile-approved selection of classic and new wax. The online record club shuttered its first IRL shop after debuting that cool Spotify-friendly turntable last month. The space is now occupied by European menswear brand Suitsupply, which will hold court there through March 2017. We’ve reached out to VNYL to find out of a relocation is in the works; stay tuned for more.

Bella Union opens its own vinyl shop in Brighton, England: The London-based label is best known for its association with Fleet Foxes, but has signed a string of successful acts in its 19-year history including John Grant, Midlake, Father John Misty, Fionn Regan, Beach House and PINS. Bella Union co-founder Simon Raymonde told MBW that the shop was not meant to be “in competition with other vinyl retailers in Brighton”, adding: “We continue to support and cherish Resident Records, across the other side of The Lanes, who are one of the finest indie retailers in the land, and who have been so good to Bella Union over the years.”

Legendary Hall of Famers Heart Mark 40th Anniversary Of Debut Album Dreamboat Annie With Vinyl Reissue In Stores June 17: UMe is now celebrating that milestone by reissuing the Dreamboat Annie on 180-gram heavyweight black vinyl in an old-school gatefold sleeve, including lyrics, June 17, and for ultimate fans and record collectors, a red translucent vinyl version has been pressed and is limited to only 500 copies worldwide…The vinyl arrives just in time for the band’s U.K. tour and a subsequent series of U.S. concerts with fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, starting in July.

YOU can act opposite Vincent Price, Fernando Lamas and more with this awesome 1950s vinyl record game: CO STAR, The Record Acting Game” was a popular series of 15 LP records released by Co Star records, a subsidiary of Roulette Records, that appeared in the late fifties/early sixties, featuring several legendary actors, old-time actors and several younger actors (and singers) performing scenes from plays (Macbeth), novels (Peyton Place) and movies (Casablanca) costarring YOU, YES YOU! (“YOU act scenes opposite your favorite star!”) as the record has blank spaces between their lines so you can recite your lines on your way to winning an Oscar.

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