In rotation: 10/29/19

Los Angeles, CA | Rainbo Records Vinyl Pressing Plant Closing After 80 Years: Rainbo Records has been urgent vinyl in Canoga Park, California since 1939 and has turn into one of many vinyl trade’s largest urgent crops. After 80 years, the plant is shutting down. Representatives from Rainbo confirmed the story, which was initially reported by Digital Music News, to Pitchfork. Rainbo president Steven Sheldon despatched a be aware to shoppers revealing {that a} an lack of ability to barter with the corporate’s landlord led to the plant shuttering. Rainbo goes out of enterprise on January 31 of subsequent yr. Sheldon confirmed the information in a press release to Pitchfork, although he refuted earlier claims that Rainbo was going out of enterprise as a result of an unwillingness to pay the next lease.

Whitstable, UK | Whitstable record shop Gatefield Sounds ranked among best in UK: The owners of a Whitstable store say they are “touched” to have been shortlisted in the search for the nation’s favourite independent record shop. Gatefield Sounds at 70 High Street – run by husband and wife Jon and Errin Ashby – has made the final 20 of the UK-wide hunt by media company Long Live Vinyl. The family-run business was opened in 1972 in Gatefield Lane, Faversham, by Jon’s uncle, Mike Winch, who launched the Whitstable store in 1979. Mike also opened Gatefield Sounds stores in Herne Bay and Sheerness – and Soundhouse shops in Broadstairs and Deal. Jon started working at the Whitstable store almost 30 years ago as a Saturday boy before manning the shop in Deal between 1995 and 2009. “It’s ingrained in me,” the 45-year-old says. “It is a family business and I am very proud of the heritage of the shop.” But there is sadly only one store left.

New York, NY | Spin On: Nashville’s Vinyl Collection in New York City Hosts Hootie & The Blowfish Autograph Signing This Friday: Spin On: Nashville’s Vinyl Collection will host a special autograph signing with Hootie & The Blowfish this Friday, November 1 at 11 a.m. The band will be signing copies of their latest record, Imperfect Circle, set for release Friday morning. See event details below, as well as the pop-up’s initial artist lineup for this fall. Artists are subject to change, visit www.visitmusiccity.com/showfields for up to date information. Curated by Nashville’s world-renowned record store Grimey’s in celebration of its 20-year anniversary, Spin On will remain open through January 15. The store offers a curated selection of vinyl records by artists who live in Nashville or albums that were recorded in Nashville. “The Music City brand is at the heart of Nashville’s tourism success and the city’s overall success,” says Butch Spyridon, President and CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. “We think this is a creative way to showcase and reinforce the strength and diversity of the music that’s created, written and recorded in Nashville.”

20th Anniversary LP Record Doctor Cleaner: Record Doctor machines in the USA is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the release of its Record Doctor VI, the follow up to one of the most popular vacuum record cleaning machines in Australia for $485. The Record Doctor VI vacuum record cleaning machine is available now for $485, with an included 125mL bottle of RxLP cleaning fluid from Decibel Hi-Fi. Additional bottles of RxLP concentrate will cost $44 for 3.8 litres of fluid. The completely manual record cleaner includes a protective cleaning strip with precision bearings so the LP can spin freely whilst being cleaned. Using the RxLP concentrate fluid to clean, any excess liquid is stored in the ‘easy drain’ storage tank. Record Doctor adds a stain-resistant aluminium top, a larger turning knob, and a new deep cleaning brush to the RDVI.

Underworld to release music from a/v project DRIFT on vinyl: From heavy-hitting techno to films of rural Essex. Underworld are releasing the sounds of their year-long ‘DRIFT’ series on 2xLP, titled DRIFT Series 1 – Sampler Edition, via Caroline International this November. Formed by English duo Karl Hyde and Rick Smith, Underworld’s DRIFT series saw the two publishing new music and videos every week for a year. The five self-contained episodes collectively form DRIFT Series 1. Hyde and Smith produced everything from “superlative sunset techno” to a Japanese environmental-esque composition for Manchester’s ‘Street Poem Installation Score’ – a live installation chronicling the stories the city’s homeless population. Pressed on yellow vinyl, DRIFT Series 1 – Sampler Edition features a selection of tracks from the project. Underworld are also releasing a box set, comprising of 7 CDs, 1 Blu-ray and 80-pg book.

The secret history behind Queen’s News Of The World album cover: The giant robot from the band’s 1977 album cover may have terrified Stewie Griffin but it was created by a respected sci-fi artist… It’s one of the most iconic album covers to appear in the 1970s: a giant robot looms over the landscape. In his hand are two figures, broken and bleeding, two others are falling from its grasp. On on the robot’s face is a mournful, tearful expression…. on his fingers is blood. What’s he done? What happened in this futuristic nightmare? This is the image that confronted Queen fans on 28 October 1977 when their sixth studio album News Of The World appeared in record stores. The inner gatefold image continues the story – we see the robot from the point of view of a crowd of panicking people, as the enormous automaton reaches in through the hole in the ceiling of their protective dome. Who’s going to be next to fall foul of the behemoth?

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