In rotation: 4/13/17

Colin goes on record for big day: Vinyl Revival is the popular Hilton Street store owned by Chadderton’s Colin White, who got the inspiration to open up 20 years ago from his dad, who ran a successful record stall on Oldham Market in the 1970s and early 1980s. There will be 560 new releases across the country on Record Store Day, but White is particularly excited to be releasing a 12″ EP from long-since defunct band One Summer, and a second punk compilation which features local bands who were once popular in the city, the likes of V2, Fast Cars, Emergency, the Enigma, Foreign Press, as well as nine others.

Taryn’s Wreckreation Guide: 10 Years Of Record Store Day! Do you remember the first album you ever bought? Of course you do. For most of us, we walked into a record store with the money we worked SO hard to save, and we made a purchase we’d never forget. Our very first album. Whether it was on vinyl, cassette or CD, there was something magical about that tangible transaction that immediately shaped our love for music. Fast forward to today, and in 2017 we celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Record Store Day, and every single Rockaholic should be on board with this rad tradition.

Jazz: Celebrate Record Store Day with vital Thelonius Monk vinyl: Record Store Day is April 22, and independent retailers will stock their shelves with vinyl collectibles generally available only on that Saturday. There is, as per usual, a handful of jazz releases, including live recordings from guitarist Wes Montgomery and pianist Bill Evans, who apparently recorded in every club where he performed during his short life. There is one surprising discovery that will be on vinyl that day: a two-record set of essentially forgotten recordings from the revolutionary pianist and composer Thelonious Monk.

Ghosts of Record Stores Past and Present: Crooked Beat Records: The new home of Crooked Beat Records, now a destination visit, after it moved from its long time home in Adams Morgan. While a smaller shop, its nicely stocked and run by a nice guy (Bill Daly) so worth the trip. And you’d be in good company, as any store the features both Neutral Milk Hotel and Belle & Sebastian on its list of best all time sellers draws the right kind of crowd.

Danish company unveils sleek new vinyl cleaning products: Danish company AM has unveiled a minimalist new line of vinyl cleaning products. Reviving a range that has been a household name since the 1970s, the company are offering sleek new record cleaners, stylus cleaners, anti-static matts, vinyl brushes, gear wipes, as well as a handful of cassette cleaning products. As AM’s CEO Jacob Moesgaard says: “We’re delighted to bring back our range of cleaning products for analogue music; it’s been really fun to hear such positive feedback from both the original generation of vinyl collectors who’ve been familiar with AM for over 40 years, as well as the new generation of younger music fans who are ditching Spotify to listen to tape and vinyl for the first time.”

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