Mod Sun,
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“The feeling music gives you can’t really be described. The sound of the music on the other hand can, and furthermore so can the feel. In my personal opinion, all music is good. The fact someone in this world took the time to create something is more than simply commendable.”

“This being said, not all music is timeless. Vinyl is where timeless music lives. The sound of the needle scratching and the mystical overtones that bleed out the speakers chills you down to the bone. Everyone should make it a goal to be sure their music sounds good on vinyl. Everything sounds better on vinyl.

I grew up on a farm with two really cool hippy parents—loud music was played from sun up to sun down. Every time I see a vinyl it brings me back to my childhood—to the summer days when I would dance around and nail every single Allman Brothers band solo, to the cold winter nights when I gazed into the speakers, hypnotized by every word Bob Dylan muttered, to the minutes in my life that became moments. Something timeless.

Later on, in high school we moved closer to the cities. I will unapologetically admit that I skipped as much school as I attended. Every day I would sneak out the backdoor around 10:30 AM, jump in my car, turn my music up loud, and head straight to Cheapo in uptown.

This was the only real record store in Minneapolis at the time. The hugest selection ever, and by this time I had become somewhat of a musical expeditionist. I was playing drums in local rock and hardcore bands, I loved jazz, I was obsessed with Bob Dylan and Jim Morrison—I was all over the place. But that record store allowed me to sink my teeth and wrap my ears around anything and everything that sparked my interest in the slightest.

I would stay in that store for 5 hours walking back and forth from the racks to the listening stations. They never kicked me out—they knew how in love I was with music. That’s one thing not said enough about record stores—the employees are goddamn special. They really give a fuck, and that’s so rare, especially in retail. That’s also where I bought my first hip hop album, Eyedea + Abilities, one of the greatest to ever do it. I wouldn’t have found hip hop without him. Once I heard rap music with incredibly intelligent lyrics I was hooked. It led me to the world of amazing lyricists and impeccable flow. I was in love with hip hop and rapping from that day on.

Without vinyl, without that record store…I honestly don’t think I’d be here. It’s a scene where everyone is accepted. I feel at home in the world of music. I don’t feel at home everywhere else. Music makes me love life, it make me want more time. Music makes moments timeless.”
Mod Sun

Mod Sun’s new full length release, Movie is in stores now—on vinyl.

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