In rotation: 11/14/18

Edwardsville, IL | Trusty Chords Record Shop brings vinyl back with Edwardsville grand opening: Once again, after several years, vinyl is back in Edwardsville following the grand opening of Trusty Chords Record Shop this past weekend. Colin Anderson and Scott Brunkhorst are the owners of the shop, located in the Montclaire Shopping Center, at 1514 Troy Road, Suite C, in the breezeway of the center. Trusty Chords is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The store primarily offers vinyl records, as well as CDs, T-shirts, posters, toys, books, and turntables. The store will also buy, sell and trade goods now that they are open. “I think the store fits in with the culture of Edwardsville,” Anderson said. “Edwardsville is just growing so much…It’s going to need a record store.”

Clarksville, TN | Record shop ‘AndVinyl’ brings music back to downtown Clarksville: …Tony Shrum and his younger brother, Matt, moved back to Clarksville from California in January 2017. They had lived here for two years and attended Kenwood schools while their mother was stationed at Fort Campbell. It would be a huge understatement to say these two guys love music. But they especially enjoy vinyl played on a turntable via a diamond-tipped needle. After moving back to Clarksville, Tony Shrum noticed an absence of music shops, including those that carried vinyl. Music shops are everywhere in California. He searched all over town for a record store — not a CD store, mind you, but a vinyl record store. All he found were records at various flea markets…The shop is open for business, but they’re still a few weeks from the official grand opening planned for Nov. 24, which is also Small Business Saturday.

London, ENG | Three new record shops opened in London last week: Three new record shops have opened in London in the past week. Following the launch of a new Honest Jon spot in King’s Cross and World of Echo on Columbia Road, online independent record shop Bleep opened its first physical pop-up store, Bleep x, in Dalston on Saturday (10th November). Operating from now until February in its new east London HQ, Bleep x is open 10am-7pm, Monday-Thursday, 10am-8pm Friday-Saturday and 10am-6pm on Sundays. Last December, online magazine nd label The Ransom Note opened a record shop in East London. Back in June, Moby sold his entire record collection for a charitable cause. Last year, VinylHub created a crowd-souced map that pinpoints all the best record stores in the world.

Reykjavík, IS | What Have We Won?: World’s Greatest Record Store: If you trust viral listicles and industry insider books—and who wouldn’t—then trust and believe local record shop 12 Tónar is the world’s greatest record store. Sit down Amoeba Records! The accolade was given by self-described ‘journalist and crate-digger’ Marcus Barnes, who recently compiled the 80 best record shops on the planet into one book. Marcus then published his 10 favourites online on NME, which is where we were made aware of this incredible honour. The Reykjavík institution is known for its incredible selection of local musicians and older Icelandic efforts. Not only is it run by Icelandic artists, but those working there are so knowledgeable about music, they’ll hand select records for you based on your taste. In the basement, they have couches with CD players and headphones, so it’s basically a late 90s Sam Goody, which was the place-to-be at the time. Bring your friends, it’ll be sick!

David Bowie, Kate Bush, Nick Cave, and more to re-release classic albums on blue vinyl in aid of Unicef. Ultra-limited editions are up for auction and prize draw. A host of classic albums by the likes of Kate Bush, David Bowie, Amy Winehouse, Coldplay and Jimi Hendrix are getting a super-limited reissue on blue vinyl in aid of Unicef. Only 50 copies of each record will be available. One of them is available to bid on in an auction, as will a huge set of every record. The remaining 48 copies will be available in a prize draw. Tickets are £5 and multiple entries can be purchased. You can find out more, and try and get your hands on copies of the record here. The full list of releases is as follows

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