In rotation: 8/18/16

Salisbury pop up vinyl shop embraces resurgence in records: You might think that getting the vinyl records out of their sleeves and placing them on the turntable was a dying art, but it’s coming back strong in Salisbury. A pop up record shop’s been opened this week in the Cross Keys centre (pictured here), run by collector Paul Smith. He’s been selling vinyls (“Vinyls” is not a word. —Ed.) online and from a stall in Shipton Bellinger for the last few years.

Shoppers Return to Disc Exchange in the Last Local CD Store’s Final Days: Last weekend, the Disc Exchange in South Knoxville experienced a time warp to 1995: The parking lot was full of cars each day, music lovers browsed the aisles, and lines formed as shoppers carried their treasures to the counter. But the transformation was fleeting and the mood wasn’t altogether celebratory. Many of the customers were actually paying their final respects to the last locally owned record store to offer new releases on CD, while others were taking advantage of its sudden 40-percent-off liquidation sale.

Numero Group Announces West Coast Pop-Up Store Tour, Label plans to hit the road with a copy of “every in-print Numero CD, LP, cassette, 45, T-shirt, poster”: Numero was founded in 2003 and is known for archival releases and reissues. “We’re on a dirty, labor-intensive mission,” the label’s website declares, “and it’s urgent as all hell. Time kills off precious bits of passed-over sound, story, and ephemera every day, just as fast as we can haul this sprawling archive of under-heard recordings — along with the musicians, writers, and entrepreneurs who created them — out of exile.”

Drive soundtrack gets limited edition vinyl reissue: One of the defining soundtracks of this generation returns. Nicolas Winding Refn’s most famous film Drive turns five this year and to celebrate its soundtrack by Cliff Martinez is getting a new limited edition release on vinyl. Released through Lakeshore and Geoff Barrow’s Invada Records, it includes updated artwork (pictured below) and new liner notes written by Martinez and Refn. The new edition will be available from September 30 to December 31. Revisit the score below and read our recent interview with Martinez about his new score for Refn’s The Neon Demon.

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