In rotation: 8/26/16

Sounds like an (un)broken record: Talking about a record collection makes someone sound old. Hopefully, always makes a person sound educated on how to care for music and art. If someone wanted to record an album in 1975, that person needed to either be rich or be talented enough and play ball enough with record companies to get one of them to bankroll a recording session and tour. This provided a higher benchmark of talent to reach.

The definitive guide to São Paulo’s best record shops: São Paulo is the third largest city in the world and Brazil’s sprawling cultural hub…Luckily, a large majority of the record stores are very close together in the downtown (Centro) area. The stores are mostly located in galerias (shopping malls) and often you can encounter 10+ stores on a single floor. Some of the best record stores are in the downtown galerias but travel outside of the city centre and you’ll be equally rewarded, as long as you know where to look.

Asia Minute: Vinyl’s Record Appeal in Japan: Tokyo is getting another record store…and a pretty big one. Jiji News reports the store in the Shinjuku neighborhood will have about 70,000 records for sale…along with record players, and some 20,000 CD’s. It will be run by a subsidiary of the convenience store Lawson’s, which launched its first record store in the nearby area of Shibuya a couple of years ago. Most of the records in the new store will be used, with prices ranging from about three dollars to as much as a thousand dollars for rare items.

How To Connect A Turntable To Your Wireless Speaker: … as we enter a golden age of streaming music, the popularity of a dinosaur music format is going gangbusters. It’s hard to imagine a less practical format for playing music than a vinyl album –it’s huge, one scratch and it’s ruined, the vinyl warps in heat and a vinyl record can cost $25 or more– but vinyl is hot. Vinyl album sales have grown every year for the past decade. That means more and more people are investing in a turntable, hitting the local used record store and then trying to figure out how the heck to listen to these records over their Bluetooth speaker—because many of them have never had the need to buy a traditional stereo system.

All Tvvins begin regional record store tour, Irish duo set to play nation’s record store following critical success of their first album: The pair will begin their tour at Kilkenny’s Rollercoaster Records (August 26), before moving to the Golden Disc outlets in Cork (August 30), Stephens Green (August 31) and Swords (September 1) over the week. Their recently released debut album, IIVV, was met with critical acclaim. Here at HotPress we considered it “a monumental debut”.

Radiohead to reissue Kid A and Amnesiac, Classic albums get double vinyl treatment: Radiohead are to reissue their albums ‘Kid A’ and ‘Amnesiac’ on double vinyl on October 14. Originally released in 2000 and 2001 respectively, the albums were initially available as double 10” releases on Radiohead’s then-record label Parlophone. When the reissues were first announced in May, it was indicated that both ‘Kid A’ and ‘Amnesiac’ would be available again as double 10”s. However, it’s now been confirmed each album will be issued on heavyweight double 12” vinyl.

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