In rotation: 12/5/16

Vinyl making big comeback in Denmark: There’s something about vinyl that just feels better. Whether it’s the uniqueness of an LP player or those grainy but high quality sounds coming out of the speakers, owning an LP player turns the tables on any old mp3, CD or streaming platform. Sure it’s inflexible on many parallels compared to other mediums, but the sound that comes through as that old needle dances around the record just can’t be surpassed. And it looks like more Danes are beginning to feel that way too.

Providence’s Olympic Records caught the vinyl wave: After attending art school, Kevin Morosini opened Olympic Records in 2011 in a 750-square-foot shop on Wickenden Street in Providence. As the shop’s owner and sole employee, he works seven days a week buying, cleaning and pricing records. Morosini, an avid record collector, grew up frequenting record stores. His appreciation for Providence’s scene began many years ago, when he was a child. “I think record stores and small businesses like this sort of define Providence as the Creative Capital. You know what I mean? It’s because you come to Providence and there are cool people doing cool stuff,” he said.

Go Retro with Records: Music fans, here is your chance to go retro and spend happy hours digging through record store bins. Five old-time rockin’ record stores in Long Beach and San Pedro offer a chance to give the gift of music, in a variety of media — 33 ½ revolutions per minute, 45 rpm, compact discs and even a few cassette tapes. You’ll also find holiday music to give you a soundtrack for the season. So get out there and hop from store to store to find collectibles, DVDs and shirts, along with surprise finds that only come from old-fashioned store shopping.

Nirvana’s Incesticide set for double vinyl reissue: Nirvana’s Incesticide is set for a double vinyl reissue to celebrate its 25th anniversary next year. The compilation of early material was released by Geffen in 1992 to capitalise on the success of Nirvana’s breakthrough album Nevermind. The 2LP version of Incesticide was issued as a Record Store Day exclusive in 2012. But with those versions currently changing hands for well over the retail price, it will be reissued on January 13.

Limited Edition “Blood-Dipped” Vinyl Pressing Celebrates Five Years Since “Drive” Hit Theaters: Despite the dominance of digital music, vinyl has endured through the decades and has even seen year-over-year growth in an industry long thought dead in the 1980s and 1990s. Releasing an LP on vinyl is a way for fans to get their hands on something more substantial than a digital download, and so far, it seems to be working. In the case of the new “Drive” 12”, each copy comes with some seriously cool artwork, including a special “blood-dipped” vinyl design.

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