In rotation: 10/4/21

Bali, ID | Bali’s Potato Head opens new studio and record store, Headstream: The space is made from repurposed materials such as recycled plastic and motor oil bottles. Potato Head has added another creative space to its Bali location. In addition to a beach club, the audiophile gallery and library Studio Eksotika, amphitheatre and hotel rooms, the venue is now home to a studio and record store called Headstream. Located beneath a 90-meter bamboo archway, Headstream will host events and livestreams in addition to selling new Indonesian vinyl releases and zines. It also includes a communal work zone. Livestreams are set to happen daily from 7 AM to 7 PM local time with occasional streams from other Indonesian cities such as Bandung and Jakarta. Launching this coming weekend, Headstream’s grand opening event will feature local talents such as Dea Barandana, Gabber Modus Operandi and KiTA, among others. Rooted in sustainable design, the space is made out of 564 kilograms of recycled plastic and motor oil bottles that have been repurposed into panels.

Manchester, UK | Tim Burgess’ Vinyl Adventures Record Fair announces further details of 2021 event: The huge event takes place in December. Tim Burgess’ Vinyl Adventures have announced more details about a huge record fair which is happening in Manchester later this year. They are now teaming up with the Independent Label Market for the event, which will take place on December 5 as part of Burgess’ Vinyl Adventures Record Fair. The Independent Label Market will be situated at The Royal Exchange in St Ann’s Square from 12pm-6pm, and will see independent record labels gather for the event. The event will also see gigs and live podcasts with a number of artists including Burgess, The Lovely Eggs, We Are Scientists, Badly Drawn Boy, Pete Doherty, LIINES and more. There will also be a live Q&A with LoneLady and Steven Fretwell. Speaking about the event, Joe Daniel, founder of the Independent Label Market, said: “We’d been wanting to come to Manchester for a long time and for one reason or another had never quite found the right time or place to make it happen.”

Boulder, CO | Octave Records Releases its First Vinyl LPs: Say Somethin’ by jazz trumpeter Gabriel Mervine and Out of Thin Air by pianist Don Grusin: Octave’s first-ever vinyl records are now available in limited editions of 500 each. PS Audio’s Octave Records is proud to announce its first vinyl LPs: Say Somethin’ by virtuoso jazz trumpet player Gabriel Mervine and Out of Thin Air by GRAMMY®-winning solo pianist Don Grusin. Both records were recorded “live” in the studio by the artists, and are available in limited, numbered editions of 500 each. Both albums are mastered directly from the original DSD master, a process that captures every nuance of the recordings with stunning depth, clarity, warmth, and dynamic impact. The discs are pressed on 180-gram virgin vinyl using world-class pressing equipment, using the highest-quality Neotech vinyl compound, NiPro Optics electroplating, GrooveCoated stampers from Gotta Groove Records, state-of-the-art temperature control during the manufacturing process, and other refinements. Each record is scrupulously hand-inspected to ensue the ultimate in pressing quality.

Twenty One Pilots’ ‘Blurryface’ being reissued on silver vinyl for record label’s 25th anniversary: Twenty One Pilots‘ Blurryface is getting reissued on vinyl — not to celebrate its anniversary, but that of Fueled by Ramen, the record label that released it. Founded in 1996, Fueled by Ramen turned 25 this year. To mark the milestone, the label is releasing a special edition of Blurryface on silver vinyl — 25 years, of course, is the silver anniversary — on October 15. You can pre-order it now via the Twenty One Pilots web store. The original Blurryface was released in 2015, and vaulted Twenty One Pilots from alternative darlings to arena-headlining superstars thanks to singles including “Stressed Out” and “Ride.” It’s been certified four-times Platinum by the RIAA, and became the first album to have every one of its tracks at least go Gold.

Brighton, UK | Penelope Isles announce Brighton record store performance: Brighton based Penelope Isles have announced that they will be performing live in Brighton at the popular Resident music on Friday 5th November in support of their brand new album ‘Which Way To Happy’ which will be released on the same day. The band will also have a signing session after their performance. ‘Which Way To Happy’ will be the band’s second album and promises to be as great as their ‘Until The Tide Creeps In’ debut album which was released back in 2019 on Bella Union records.

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