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TVD’s Press Play

Press Play is our Monday morning recap of the new tracks received last week—provided here to inform your vinyl purchasing power. Click, preview, download, purchase.

Death Rattle – Weak Joints
Young Tongue – Heavy Metal Thunder
DoublePlusGood – Never The Same (Purse Candy Remix)
Kaki King – Close to Me (The Cure cover)
Daddy Lion – Evermore
Asem – Slow Motion
Tattoo Money – Coco Curious
Little Arrow – Medicine Moon
Stonefox – Heart
Jo Mango – Evermore (The Cormorant Remix)

TVD SINGLE OF THE WEEK:
The Rebel Light – Strangers

LemuelG – Life Cap
We Are The Willows – Picture
Figure – House On Haunted Hill Featuring CasOne
LUXLEY – Spirit (feat. Nora Patterson of Royal Teeth)
Bad Cop – Shotgun
We Are Z – Knucklehead
Mont Oliver – 19
Memphis Dawls – Skin Like A Cage
L A Y L A – Weightless ( Dimond Saints ) Remix
Mosaics – Submit

17 more FREE TRACKS on side B!

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TVD’s Press Play

Press Play is our Monday morning recap of the new tracks received last week—provided here to inform your vinyl purchasing power. Click, preview, download, purchase.

Virginia Wing – World Contact
His Name Is Alive – African Violet Casts A Spell
Petter Carlsen – Tiger
Dimond Saints – Hunters
Leon of Athens – Pilot
Asem – Dancehall King
Cult of Riggonia – Dwell Neo Dwell
The Lowest Pair – Moving On
FKA twigs – Lights On (Rex Riot & Ouros Remix)
Dave McPherson – Nothing Is Enough

TVD SINGLE OF THE WEEK:
Black Clouds – Some Of Us Are Meant To Disappear

Germany Germany – Substance
Paperhaus – Cairo
Bad Cop – Wish You Well
Freestylers – Saturday Night Flava
Glyphs – The Machine
Corners – Love Letters
jCrizzy – About That (Prod. By Es-K)
Alex Weston – Hands
Shannon And The Clams – Into A Dream
Snowapple – California

17 more FREE TRACKS on side B!

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TVD Ticket Giveaway: The Rural Alberta Advantage in the city and venue of your choice

We’ve spent a considerable amount of time with The Rural Alberta Advantage over the past few weeks in celebration of their brand new, and dare we say marvelous release, Mended with Gold, in stores now on Saddle Creek Records.

“I still remember opening the first box of vinyl that we received from Saddle Creek. We were playing a show in Minneapolis at the 7th Street Entry. There was something about seeing Hometowns on vinyl for the first time, holding onto a tangible product that was in a way a summation of every show, practice, and recording session that we’d done up to that point that made you feel like you’d actually created something.

When you hold something like that for the very first time, you actually feel like you’ve maybe done something special,” the band’s Nils Edenloff wrote in last September’s First Date feature.

Last week we offered you a unique opportunity to get your hands on some unique TRAA swag with the purchase of the exclusive indie record store vinyl edition of Mended With Gold, which just so happens to be flecked with gold among the clear vinyl. (That’s it above in all its gilded glory.) Just flash The Vinyl District Record Store Locator App upon purchase, and participating shops will bestow upon you some unique TRAA swag. (That list of participating shops is right here.)

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TVD’s Press Play

Press Play is our Monday morning recap of the new tracks received last week—provided here to inform your vinyl purchasing power. Click, preview, download, purchase.

Bear Arms – Innate
Dimond Saints – MidNight
Joe Marson – Here With Me
Little Cinema – When You Think Of Me
The Marivaux – Come With Me
Katie Rush – Dangerous Luv (feat. Samantha Urbani)
We Are The Willows – Dear Ms. Branstner
Cariad Harmon – Like You
Arum Rae – Waving Wild
Jasia – Safety

TVD SINGLE OF THE WEEK:
Life Leone – Is This Love

Erica Blinn – Need Somebody Tonight
Deep Sea Diver – One By One
Stone Cold Fox – Sold
T.I. ft. Iggy Azalea – No Mediocre (Grandtheft + Migos Remix)
ES.P – Keep You Up
Raiders of the Lost Art – We Got Away (This Time)
Mysteries – Authenticity Machine
Hundred Visions – You’re Gonna Cut Me Loose
Mammoth Indigo – Winter
Warning Light – Grace Under Pressure

11 more FREE TRACKS on side B!

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Locate the exclusive, indie Gold edition of
The Rural Alberta Advantage’s Mended With Gold LP with the TVD App!

“I still remember opening the first box of vinyl that we received from Saddle Creek. We were playing a show in Minneapolis at the 7th Street Entry. There was something about seeing Hometowns on vinyl for the first time, holding onto a tangible product that was in a way a summation of every show, practice, and recording session that we’d done up to that point that made you feel like you’d actually created something.

When you hold something like that for the very first time, you actually feel like you’ve maybe done something special.”
Nils Edenloff

Special, indeed. The Rural Alberta Advantage returns with a brand new LP, Mended With Gold this coming Tuesday, (9/30) and its arrival it being met with anything but faint praise, with Filter noting, “The band shines in its own ability to blend pared-down composition with fast-paced percussion and lyrics that could only come from, well, rural Alberta.”

“The Toronto-based trio, led by born-and-bred Albertan Nils Edenloff are full of nostalgic songs about hometowns and heartbreaks, marrying salt-of-the-earth acoustic rock to energetic rhythms and grand orchestral arrangements,” Pitchfork recently underscored.

Another facet of Mended With Gold’s arrival is the gorgeous clear vinyl with gold splatter edition (shown above) of which 1,000 were pressed as a mom and pop shop, indie exclusive edition. Of the 1,000, 250 were offered as presales which sold out in a proverbial flash—but 750 have made their way across North America and they arrive in your local shops on Tuesday for purchase.

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TVD’s Press Play

Press Play is our Monday morning recap of the new tracks received last week—provided here to inform your vinyl purchasing power. Click, preview, download, purchase.

Haley Pharo – Sorry For Not Being Sorry (Dekoder Remix)
Carl Barât & The Jackals Share Debut Single – Glory Days
BeazyTymes & Debroka – To The Floor
Stereo Off – Effectual
M o s a i c s – Submit
Brandy & Monica – The Boy Is Mine (FVLCRVM Remix)
Maxim – Phase Me
Eric Zayne – Drugs And Kids
Figure – It’s Alive Featuring D – Styles (Original Mix)
White Sea – Prague (:PAPERCUTZ Remix)

TVD SINGLE OF THE WEEK:
Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons – Ghost

Jonnie Common – Shark
Jo Mango – Evermore (The Cormorant Remix)
Ladada – Give It Back
Oozing Wound – Drug Reference
n.Lannon – Dreamer
The Foregin Resort – Flushed
Daft Punk – Aerodynamic (SunSquabi Remix) ft. Povi Tamu
The March Divide – I Told You So
Brian Lopez – Persephone
Tina Shafer – Strange Life

5 more FREE TRACKS on side B!

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TVD Video Premiere: India Mill, “Caribesque”

India Mill isn’t a band afraid of rocking the boat. In fact, they take their music very seriously indeed and their mission statement in their own words is: “…to grasp the riot shield and baton in both hands and continue musical empowerment as witnessed by Stiff Little Fingers, The Clash, REM, Manic Street Preachers, and Bruce Springsteen.”

Lofty ambitions indeed, but when you’ve grown up in one of the poorest regions in the UK, it’s no surprise when your music comes out a little politically edged.

Their latest single, “Caribesque” certainly goes someway into realising their mission statement, and the video accompanying it further cements the song’s vision of a present-day dystopia that far too many people are having to live through just to get by while others prosper. You can watch it now, exclusively on The Vinyl District.

“Caribesque” is available digitally and their debut album, Under Every Sky will be released November 24th this year.

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TVD Ticket Giveaway: Big Star’s #1 Record
and Third performed live at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, 9/27

Every now and again we find ourselves in the audience at an event so special and unique that the experience easily defies the normal concert going affair. Such was the case last month as we took in Big Star’s #1 Record and Third performed in their entirety at Washington, DC’s premier venue, the 9:30 Club. As we wrote back in August:

Once a decade or eon or so, an LP comes along that is simply too tortured and nakedly honest for human ears. 1978’s twisted and raw Third/Sister Lovers is such an LP. The final offspring of the seventies’ incarnation of Memphis, Tennessee power pop band Big Star—which never dented the charts during its lifetime but has achieved cult superstardom in the years since—Third is anything but a catchy power pop record.

As such, Third is every bit as nakedly powerful a work of art as Jack Kerouac’s Big Sur, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Crack Up,” or heroin- and booze-ravaged Charlie Parker’s tortured 1946 Dial Records take on “Lover Man,” which he couldn’t even stand on his own to record and which was followed by a long “vacation” in California’s Camarillo State Mental Hospital.

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TVD’s Press Play

Press Play is our Monday morning recap of the new tracks received last week—provided here to inform your vinyl purchasing power. Click, preview, download, purchase.

DZ Deathrays – Fixations (AL-P of MSTRKRFT Remix)
Sam Smith – Stay With Me (Bender Remix)
Wise Girl – So Broken
The High Learys – I’m A Fool For You
Anabot – Candy-Eyed
Grammar – New World
Douglas Francis – Hedonic Treadmill
Lookas – LOKO (Dani Deahl Remix)
Cassorla – The Right Way
Anushka – Atom Bombs

TVD SINGLE OF THE WEEK:
Sillyboy – Do it Again

Clockwork Radio – Sitting Bull
Selena Garcia – Brother
Nite Fields – Vacation
Negativland – Right Might
Ennui – Summer of Love
Mary J. Blige – Just Fine (GAMPER & DADONI x Mingo Starr Remix)
Double Plus Good – Never The Same
Dream Boat – The Rose Explodes
Baby Baby – Turnip
Gwyneth Moreland – Pine Box Sailor

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TVD Ticket Giveaway: Big Star’s #1 Record
and Third performed live at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, 9/27

Every now and again we find ourselves in the audience at an event so special and unique that the experience easily defies the normal concert going affair. Such was the case last month as we took in Big Star’s #1 Record and Third performed in their entirety at Washington, DC’s premier venue, the 9:30 Club. As we wrote back in August:

Once a decade or eon or so, an LP comes along that is simply too tortured and nakedly honest for human ears. 1978’s twisted and raw Third/Sister Lovers is such an LP. The final offspring of the seventies’ incarnation of Memphis, Tennessee power pop band Big Star—which never dented the charts during its lifetime but has achieved cult superstardom in the years since—Third is anything but a catchy power pop record.

As such, Third is every bit as nakedly powerful a work of art as Jack Kerouac’s Big Sur, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Crack Up,” or heroin- and booze-ravaged Charlie Parker’s tortured 1946 Dial Records take on “Lover Man,” which he couldn’t even stand on his own to record and which was followed by a long “vacation” in California’s Camarillo State Mental Hospital.

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