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TVD’s Press Play

Press Play is our Monday recap of the new—and FREE—tracks received last week, provided here to inform your next trip to your local indie record store. Click, preview, download, purchase.

Rounds – Big Love
2econd Class Citizen – Roll On
Arum Rae – I Love Love
Jimi Charles Moody – Other Man
Padorr – One Last Love Song (So He Says)
We Came As Strangers – Eyedom
GLADES – Falling Away
Outblinker – Pink (Machines in Heaven MIX)
La Luz – Don’t Wanna Be Anywhere
Castro – Glass Hearts

TVD SINGLE OF THE WEEK:
The Hudson Branch – Pedal

Gold Class – Life As A Gun
Stolen Jars – Bright Red
Broke Royals – The Thick Of It
Minden – Saint
SG Lewis – No Less (Filip Flip)
Zapéd – After Prague
Gallant – Weight In Gold (Dimond Saints Remix)
Beca – Hit To The Head (Loveskills Remix)
Kevin Hunter – Wild Life
Dj Furyza – Cobrah! (Radio Mix)

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In rotation: 8/3/15

Vinyl Tuesday gets its launch: “Vinyl Tuesday is an international initiative started by independent retailers to highlight and promote vinyl record releases every Tuesday. Furthermore, it’s a way to support and celebrate physical retail in this digital age where information on new vinyl releases can easily be overlooked or forgotten by the consumer.”

Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger team up for record label drama, Set in 1970s New York, Vinyl will explore the drug-fuelled music business at the dawn of punk and disco, starring Olivia Wilde and Jagger’s son James

Paul McCartney Preps ‘Tug of War,’ ‘Pipes of Peace’ Reissues: “Along with the various multi-disc versions, both albums will be reissued as two-LP sets on 180-gram vinyl. The reissues of Tug of War and Pipes of Peace are available to pre-order now. They mark the latest installments in the ongoing Paul McCartney Archive Collection, which began with the re-release of McCartney and Wings’ 1973 LP, Band on the Run.”

Vinyl ruins, There may be some gold records to be found in Thrift Trader’s giveaways: As previously reported by the Reader, the mezzanine in the Hillcrest location of Thrift Trader collapsed early in the morning (around 4 a.m.) on June 22. The collapse was due to the weight of vinyl records and caused considerable damage to the building. The incident sent albums and other debris pouring onto the adjacent University Avenue sidewalk.

‘A Vinyl Affair’ – Wellington’s record fair – 29th August 2015 at San Fran! Fast becoming a fixture in the Wellington music lover’s calendar, ‘A Vinyl Affair – Wellington’s record fair’ is back again this month at San Fran on Cuba St.

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In rotation: 7/31/15

Teaming up with Universal Music, the Zappa family have revealed major plans for new releases. A new partnership between the Zappa Family Trust and Universal Music Enterprises will bring vinyl reissues of classic albums, exclusives from the vaults and film and theatrical productions. The first confirmed album release is a remastered 180g vinyl edition ofOne Size Fits All, the ’74 album from Zappa’s band The Mothers of Invention, which drops on August 14th.

Vinyl Day brings back memories of music listening rituals: “As we walked through the door, I was greeted by a man who excitedly asked me “Do you like vinyl records?!” This was like a fastball down the middle, but I kept a straight face and played it calmly, answering “Yes, indeed I do…”

Pretty things set for Tower Records in-store: “Their new release The Sweet Pretty Things (Are In Bed Now, Of Course…) might mark 52 years on the go, but R&B heroes The Pretty Things are slowing down for nobody. In fact, the pioneering band are going positively old-school and undertaking a tour of indie record stores in a few months time – including a visit to Tower Records on September 16.”

Vid: The resurgence of vinyl records, Is vinyl back? “One man explains why he loves record players.”

‘Disgusting’ swaplifter swipes valuable record from Manchester city centre charity shop: But staff at the store are now appealing for the offender to return the record – before he’s tracked down by police

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A Badge of Friendship,
The Podcast

Another week, another Thursday, another podcast from the zany trio at A Badge Of Friendship!

Joining the gang in the studio this week is Sean from Daytrotter, where they discuss how his love for music and living in a small town in Illinois inspired him to build an online platform so that he could watch live bands that would usually skip his local venue for the bigger cities.

The gang also dig through this week’s music news to discuss the now infamous, sad Billy Corgan at Disneyland pic, and chat about Albert Hammond Jr.’s claim that being in The Strokes is fun, but not challenging. And, of course, those features that just won’t quit are back and cheesier, weirder, and labellier (that last one doesn’t quite work) than ever, and there may even be a brand new listener of the week!

Tracks heard on the show can be heard in full here:

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In rotation: 7/30/15

Vinyl Tuesday Set to Launch in Indie Stores Next Week: “…Vinyl Tuesday ‘is a way for us to encourage artists, labels, distributors and managers to continue to release physical music on Tuesdays when they can. This allows physical retailers to have something fresh to sell and to talk about during the week, and lets those releases not just get lost on the increasingly crowded Friday/ weekend.’”

Rediscovering vinyl in Brockville: “Houle sees the vinyl revival that the music industry is experiencing as a byproduct of this tendency, as a way to unplug and get a higher quality listening experience. After all, he said, ‘MP3s sound like sh**.’

Grandmaster Flash Lost Priceless Record Collection In Car Mix-up: Rap Pioneer Grandmaster Flash Lost His Treasured Collection Of Vinyl Records When His Car Was Stolen In A Valet Parking Mix-up Earlier This Month (Jul15).

Faith No More’s Gould Sold Off Record Collection To Annoy Friends: “I traded my classic vinyl collection for Huey Lewis And The News records just to piss off my friends. It was the stupidest thing I’ve ever done – but for about 10 minutes I got a lot of satisfaction out of it.”

Vinyl Album Cover Stories: Beastie Boys, ‘Licensed To Ill’: “…unlike your basic presidential candidate, the Beasties were intentionally loud, crude, in your face and funny. Pity the poor album cover designer who had to capture all of that in a single image.”

Anyone Who is Interested in Vinyl Records Should Go to a Record Store: “…the best means of listening to recorded music is a good old fashioned turntable.”

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In rotation: 7/29/15

The Garage: Studio Records, where you can browse vinyl, quaff a brew and listen live all at the same time: “We’re all passionate about music,” exclaims manager Max Cunningham. “We love records.

Peter Gabriel announces vinyl reissue series: “Peter Gabriel is to launch remastered, limited edition vinyl versions of his first four solo records – marking their return to the format for the first time since 2002. It’s the first in a series that will see all his records available in vinyl.”

Queen To Release The Studio Collection Special Edition Vinyl Box Set And Limited Edition Turntable: “The band and their label Universal Music, have announced Queen: The Studio Collection, an 18 disc theme-coloured vinyl LP collection to be released September 25th. This unique package will be complimented with a fully customised limited edition Queen branded turntable made by Rega.

NJ record store in business since 1934: “‘I was practically born here,’ Joan says. Her father Anthony opened this shop at this location in Cliffside Park in 1934. Joan and Bill took over after Anthony died.”

(We still don’t understand the appeal, but:) “Cassette Store Day is back this autumn on October 17th with a day of global celebrations and more international partners than ever before. Founded by UK indie labels Suplex Cassettes, Kissability, and Sexbeat in 2013, last year’s Cassette Store Day saw prolific tape lovers Burger Records at the helm of US releases and events. This year they are joined by Rice is Nice in Australia, Arch Hill in New Zealand, andMansions and Millions in Germany.”

Vinyl Lovers to Convene at Hawaii Record Fair: “Hawaii has more than its fair share of vinyl collectors. You might even say there’s an established vinyl culture here, withRoger Bong keeping tabs on the community at Aloha Got Soul since 2010.”

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In rotation: 7/28/15

Goodbye MP3s …we’re falling back in love with old-style vinyl: “Some in the business say the resurgence in records – and in some cases even cassette tapes – is a direct response to the boom in MP3 downloads and streaming services as music lovers want to build a physical collection, rather than an online database.”

Acorn Records launch at Waterloo Music hopes to create a ‘musical hub’ for Yeovil: “Chris Lowe, proprietor of Acorn Records on Glovers Walk for more than 41 years, has taken up residency in new music store Waterloo Music on Hendford. Acorn Records opened its doors at its new premises on Thursday but it treated music lovers to a variety of live music for its grand opening which took place on Saturday from 10am until 4pm.”

New ‘Music Fridays’ expected to further boost vinyl’s revival: “Dubbed “New Music Friday,” the move by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, with 1,300 members, streamlines release dates for music around the world by moving them to Friday.”

WPKN: A half-century in the groove: “I think we’re in a better place than we’ve been in a long time,” said General Manager Steven J. di Costanzo. “We have a lot of young people coming in doing their own shows, like Michelle Spinei, who hosts an all-vinyl show she calls “Surf Party Apocalypse.”

Why selling my record collection left me in a spin: Former DJ Al Dunne regrets his decision to sell his record collection for the price of a night out

For the record: Kosovo Sufi rituals surface on UNESCO vinyl: “The rich musical traditions of Kosovo Sufi Tarikats have been preserved on the UNESCO musical sources collection since 1974. This record is part of a long tradition that the Tarikats themselves have undertaken, by their own means.”

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TVD’s Press Play

Press Play is our Monday recap of the new—and FREE—tracks received last week, provided here to inform your next trip to your local indie record store. Click, preview, download, purchase.

Reservations – To be honest
We Came As Strangers – Eyedom
Gem Club – Braid
Kapil Seshasayee – Whatever Was Arranged
Merry Ellen Kirk – Lovers & Liars
Luxxe Band – Cello
Rey Pila – Fire Away
The Weeknd – I Can’t Feel My Face (notno not feeling bootleg)
Adam Cleaver – The Salt Mine
Dioni – Flirting With Reality

TVD SINGLE OF THE WEEK:
Reverieme – Plankton

Secret Friend – Blue Sky
Grave Babies – Something Awful
LOMBARD – Melody Maker
Jackson Boone – Moonbeam
Maroon 5 – This Summer’s Gonna Hurt (Etienne Ozborne BeachClub Remix)
Du Tonc – Rock The Boat
MY BODY – All I Can (QQQ Remix)
Sam Smith – Stay With Me (Bauke Top Remix)
EVVY – Tidal Wave
The White Panda – Reflection Stone (MisterWives // Kygo)
Mophono – FLOTSAM

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In rotation: 7/27/15

The Locations Behind 28 Iconic Album Sleeves – And Where To Visit Them In Real Life: “From Abbey Road to Paul’s Boutique, some seemingly innocuous places have been so immortalised by the iconic record sleeves that bear their image that they’ve become destinations in their own right.”

Is Vinyl’s Comeback Here to Stay? “Everyone knows the best way to experience an album for the first time is on vinyl. That’s a pretentious, hipster-ish statement to say the least, but it’s true. Vinyl records sound better.

Independent record stores adjust to the arrival of Global Release Day: “The first Global Release Day, on July 10, ended the longstanding practice of the Tuesday street date in the American record industry. For the first time in decades, U.S. record stores opened on a Tuesday without a new stock of new releases. ‘This was the weirdest Tuesday in my life’…”

Pop-up record show at the Ore Dock in Marquette: “Vinyl collectors got a chance to add to their collection this evening at a Pop-Up Record Show in Marquette. This is the ninth time the show has been put on. Vinyl record enthusiasts got a chance to search and find their favorite records at a low price.”

“Navy base in Cuba houses one-of-a-kind music collection: This isolated U.S. Navy base has many facilities and services to make life comfortable for the service members and their families stationed here. That includes a radio and TV broadcast facility holding more than 22,000 reel-to-reel and vinyl records, valued at as much as $2 million.

Home Design Inspiration: “Buy the best record storage product that suits your needs.”

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