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ICYMI: The Neutral Milk Hotel Vinyl Box

December 2, 2016 Leave a comment

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Neutral Milk Hotel fans, have you seen this? The Neutral Milk Hotel vinyl box set is a gorgeous collection of music, art and other delights.

The box, which was originally released in 2011, includes:

  • Two gatefold 12” records (In the Aeroplane Over the Sea and On Avery Island
  • Two 10” records (Everything Is EP with bonus tracks and Ferris Wheel on Fire EP featuring eight previously unreleased acoustic recordings)
  • Two 7” records (Little Birds and You’ve Passed/Where You’ll Find Me Now)
  • One 7” picture disc with fold-out poster (Holland 1945/Engine)
  • Two 24“x24” posters

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For super-fans of the band, as well as appreciators of that fantastic intersection of visual art and music, this set is a treasure.

ICYMI: Classic Albums as Vintage Penguin Paperbacks

February 4, 2016 Leave a comment

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Leave it to the fine folks at Dangerous Minds to scare up this outstanding, cross-platform delight: classic albums re-imagined as vintage Penguin paperbacks.

The prints are the work of Etsy shop owner StandardDesigns.

Below are some of the highpoints, but do yourself a favor and check them all out at StandardDesigns.

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ICYMI: Bowie’s Stunning Farewell Video

January 13, 2016 Leave a comment

Celebrating the “Slow Experience” of Listening to Vinyl

October 29, 2015 Leave a comment

The short documentary, Why Vinyl is a celebration of not just records, but the experience of listening to records. Have a look:

Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard Tours United Record Pressing

April 23, 2015 Leave a comment

If you didn’t love Brittany Howard before, this short video is going to seal the deal. In it, the woman behind the Alabama Shakes takes a tour of the United Record Pressing plant in Nashville to see how her band’s new album, Sound and Color, is bring made, from the vinyl pellets and record labels to the inner sleeve and distribution boxes.

As you might expect, Howard is funny, warm, down-to-earth and caring. Check it out. And if you haven’t heard the new album, give it a spin—it’s a soulful, catchy listen full of deep grooves and the kind of no-frills honesty we’ve come to expect from Howard and company.

Need a Record Store Day warmup? Here’s what it looks like in the UK

April 15, 2015 Leave a comment

As you wait patiently for Record Store Day to come around, have a look at this insightful documentary about the culture of Record Store Day in the UK.

A celebration of record stores, music, community, and the listening experience, the video provides an interesting glimpse into how it’s done across the pond.

Kids Play Zeppelin

February 26, 2015 Leave a comment

This is beyond awesome.

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