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Mat Kearney,
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“At sixteen I convinced my dad to let me buy a 1968 Volkswagen square back with $1,500 dollars I had earned as a bat boy for our local minor league baseball team.” “I think the car ignited my interest in all things retro. My friends and I got deep into thrifting. The goal was to […]

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Scott McKeon,
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“There’s something just really soulful about vinyl. The feel, the sound.” “My first memories of vinyl are going up in the loft in our house when I was a kid and finding these old dusty boxes of records that belonged to my folks. I remember being fascinated by the album cover artwork and the dusty […]

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Ben Cosgrove,
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“I remember playing with my parents’ turntable as a kid. They had boxes and boxes of old records that I’m sure they assumed they’d eventually never have any use for after all those albums gradually became available on CD, and I recall marveling at the fact that you could see, right there on the record, […]

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Bob Lord,
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“Some of my earliest memories of music begin with the crackle of a needle drop.” “I can distinctly remember sitting in my childhood friend’s family room at age 4 or so, around 1980, listening to Disney’s Main Street Electrical Parade and being hypnotized by the disc going around and around on the turntable, totally immersed […]

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Charm of Finches,
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“We’ll be honest and say we’re pretty new to vinyl. We’re 18 and 21 years old and we grew up with CDs and now we live in the age of streaming.” “When we were really little, our dad had a bizarre record player called the “sound burger.” It didn’t really look at all like a […]

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Giulia.,
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“My relationship to vinyl is a weird one, given the fact that I grew up with streaming services and have rarely had to buy music—let alone a hard copy.” “Growing up, I listened to CDs in my little Walkman and danced in my room while Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” blasted through the shitty speakers of […]

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Trapper Schoepp,
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“At one point this year, I had hi-fis in every room of my house except the kitchen.” “Each of the four setups was meticulously pieced together by my brother and bassist, Tanner. He’s keen on Sansui stereo receivers from the seventies. I’ve accompanied him on Craigslist missions around the tri-state area to buy these solid […]

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Austin P. McKenzie,
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“I spent quite a bit of time thinking about what I wanted to say in this article.” “I’m embarrassed to say that my introduction to vinyl was less than romantic. If I remember correctly, the first vinyl I listened to was a compilation of Ella Fitzgerald songs. I know for certain that the record player […]

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White Hills,
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“My obsession with records dates back to when I was 5. Living in San Carlos, a suburb of San Francisco, which at that time had not left the Leave It To Beaver-era of 1950s Americana. With an older brother already in school and a younger brother still in diapers, much of my day was spent […]

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Peter Verdell,
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“I was raised on cassette tapes, secretly borrowing my stepdad’s Toys In the Attic (Aerosmith), Hotel California (The Eagles), and any other ‘adult’ album I could sneak into my ears. And then my babysitter bought me U2’s Achtung Baby for my 10th birthday—still one of my all time prized possessions.” “I got a dual-cassette boombox […]

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Josh Caterer,
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“One of my first musical memories was listening to my Dad’s copy of Led Zeppelin II on vinyl.” “As a little kid, that album was fascinating to me. The weird picture on the front cover where they look like old time fighter pilots. The inside of the gatefold with the giant blimp with spotlights shining […]

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Alpha Cat,
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“I grew up in a home with records—LPs. I didn’t own any; I was far too young, but my oldest sister did, and both my parents did. They had one of those huge stereo systems that took up half our living room.” “I remember that room not only because that’s where the records were played, […]

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Stage Moms,
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“I got into vinyl only a few years ago. I don’t necessarily collect a lot of records but I have a few really cool ones. “ “My favorite one is Runway Brothers “April Fools Day” release which is a song all about my favorite restaurant that serves gas, SHEETZ. I also am very excited about […]

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The Night Game,
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“my first experience with vinyl was when i was about 7 years old. a group of little league friends and i had just discovered the beatles and it had struck an obsession that had us all sprouting bowl cuts and dressing up as the fab 4 for halloween and singing from door to door.” “the […]

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Claire Reneé,
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“My uncle had a huge vinyl collection full of good soul, funk, and R&B music and my grandmother also had lots of records in the house.” “There was lots to listen to and choose from. We had Bill Cosby on vinyl, Bing Crosby, and even The Chipmunks Christmas. There was a lot going on! The […]

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