TVD Vinyl Giveaway: The Features, Still Lost, Volume One

As The Features drummer (and Grimey’s employee) Rollum Haas told us this past June, “My high school years fell during the reign of the CD, but I still found myself picking up random things here and there on LP, despite not having a record player at the time.”

“I had a moderately healthy collection but it really picked up when I started working at Grimey’s. I didn’t realize it until my wife (who balances the check book) pointed out that every time I worked a shift, I came home with records.”

“There was a point where it was a legitimate addiction and I was buying and hanging onto records that were more “vanity” pieces because of their rarity, value, (Silver Apples’ first LP on Kapp, original UK mono Beatles pressings, etc).”

“Record shopping is my main pastime when we’re out on tour. There’s always going to be stores that stick out, but my favorites always end up being in random cities like Pensacola or Lansing. Amoeba and places of that ilk (which are amazing stores) are always going to be able to charge a premium because they have heavier traffic.”

“The only explanation I have for the increased popularity of LPs goes back to tangibility. Computers have taken a lot of that out of life. If you only shop on Ebay you won’t experience what it’s like flipping through a bin of records and finding something you’ve been looking for unexpectedly (I’ve been known to breakdance in public.)”

We concur, of course. And to underscore the notion of tangibility, we’ve got a copy of The Features, brand new (on vinyl, anyway) Still Lost, Volume 1, which is a collection of some of the Nashville band’s unreleased material, alternate versions, and demos.

How to win the record? In the comments below, tell us at which record store, in any city, in any town, you’ve blown the most dough. The biggest spender will be rewarded with this freebie to offset the dent in the bank account. We’ll choose one winner with a North American mailing addy a week from today, August 2nd!

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  • Shaun C.

    Lunchbox Records in Charlotte. Leads to constantly being broke…

  • patreeeek

    Record Store Day 2010 I spent the most money I’ve ever spent at a record store at Park Ave CD’s in Orlando, FL. That was one of the most memorable Record Store Day experiences I’ve had. Also got lots of free goodies which was a great plus. I also went back later that night to pick up some more vinyl

  • Abbey

    In the last few years, I’ve spent A LOT of money at Newbury Comics in Boston. Since I was given my first vinyl record three years ago, I’ve spent all of my excess cash there (on a college budget). Whenever a new album comes out that I have to have, on Record Store Day, or whenever I just want to flip through the records, I’m there. I’m up to about 50 LPs now, and most of them I got at one of the Newbury Comic stores in Boston.

  • brookscasa4

    Well, you can’t penalize me because we don’t really have a decent music store on panama city beach, FL. (Actually, not a bad idea. Don’t tell anyone.) I am an Amazon.com girl. I paid for the prime membership so I can get my music fast. I like having a cd, I guess I am old fashion. I hope you guys come close on tour soon. I have the temporary blues. Work won’t let me go far…Thanks for the great music. You are my favorite band. Cathie

  • https://www.thevinyldistrict.com oliviaung

    The winner has been notified. Check your email!

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