In rotation: 1/7/15

“According to data collected by Digital Music News and Wall Street Journal via SoundScan and Nielsen ratings, 9.2 million vinyl albums were sold in 2014 — the highest sales number recorded since the industry started monitoring LP sales in 1991.”

“Louisiana State University senior Justin Stafford, a vinyl enthusiast with a collection of more than 100 records, agrees with that positive assessment. “Those black shiny discs are back in style and sounding better than ever,” he shares in The Daily Reveille student newspaper.”

Records Collecting Dust, a film featuring Jello Biafra, Mike Watt, Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski—which we’ve seen and think you should too—gets a Washington, DC premiere at the venerable Black Cat.

“United Record Pressing—the Nashville manufacturer behind Jack White‘s Lazaretto, the best-selling vinyl album of 2014—said last May it was bringing 16 presses back online to meet demand. Yesterday, United announced that while it’s no longer taking new customers, it plans to open a new plant in ‘a few months.’”

We don’t love cassettes, but the spirit rings true: “FoundTapes is a new cassette label specializing in experimental music founded in Arlington, VA in 2014.”

“Kate Pierson—iconic voice and founding member of the B52s, punk, new wave, genre-defying band will release her debut solo record Guitars and Microphones, February 17.” Vinyl arrives later in the year we’re told.

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