In rotation: 6/1/17

David Charters: Jamming and a spin back in time on decks: Nothing pumps the snoozing memory more than a liberally sugared doughnut in which swells a cell of jam – red enough to suggest the happy marriage of a young raspberry to a noble cherry with strawberry antecedents…And, for me, only a sticky whisker behind in the memory stakes are vinyl records. There was a joy of anticipation in settling the needle, gentle as a butterfly, on the edge of the spinning discs with their pink, black, blue, white or red middles.

HMV’s Vinyl Week returns in June: HMV’s Vinyl Week returns from 9th to 18th June 2017 it has been announced. For a limited time, vinyl fans can get Ed Sheeran’s debut album + with an exclusive sleeve alongside a range of exclusive coloured vinyl. There are also exclusive sleeve releases for Iggy Pop’s Lust For Life on silver vinyl and Suede’s self-titled debut on gold vinyl. The exclusives will only be available in-store and shoppers are advised to arrive early on Saturday 17th June to avoid disappointment. A maximum of 1 copy per title per customer will apply.

Physical music surges in Eastern Kentucky: In the last 10 years, records have started to make an appearance in the homes of old time record collectors as well as the rooms of teenagers. The demand for physical music has increased and given two independent record stores a home in Eastern Kentucky. Roundabout Music in Whitesburg and Vinyl Exchange in Pikeville are two of Eastern Kentucky’s only physical music stores. “We saw a need for people to buy music,” said Kevin Harmon, owner of Vinyl Exchange. “You could buy it online, but there is something different about having it in your hand.”

Music column: The vinyl record revival is here to stay: There’s a magical little record store called The End of All Music, one of the greatest gems this town has to offer. The minute I walk in, I am greeted with the aroma of old records, a smell I’ve come to appreciate in my years of collecting. The blue walls have rare and new releases all across them. There are rows of record crates always changing, so every trip, there is a new adventure. I am greeted every time by owner David Swider. Since the day they opened the store, Swider has been most helpful with every question I have. This time I asked about the vinyl record revival.

Evil Dead 2 Soundtrack Gets Deluxe 30th Anniversary Vinyl Re-Issue: Waxwork Records has issued the records on 180 gram, heavy weight vinyl with the original recordings remastered for the first time ever. The record jackets are the old school tip-on style jacket with new artwork by artist Justin Erickson of Phantom City Creative and includes 11″ X 11″ printed inserts. There are two different vinyl color variants, the first being “Oldsmobile Delta 88” yellow vinyl and a really cool looking “Ash” variant that is a beautiful blood red, blue, and brown swirl color.

Arcade Fire release surprise new vinyl single ‘Everything Now’: Arcade Fire have released a new vinyl record of their surprise new single ‘Everything Now’. The Canadian band recently teased new music, with suggestions that a new single could air later this week. Now, as Pitchfork reports, the band are selling new vinyl single ‘Everything Now’ from a merch stall at Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona. They headline the Spanish festival this Saturday (June 3).

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