Vinylradar has selected this week new releases for you. Enjoy! – Death Cab for Cutie: Thank You for Today Atlantic Records Thank You for Today is the sound of Death Cab for Cutie both expanding and refining; a band twenty years into its evolution, still uncovering new curves in its signatures, new sonic corners to…

“During the few decades of boom of gramophone – from the late 19th Century to World War Two –, it is certainly millions of needles which were produced, and hundreds of thousands of tins. Moreover, the production of needles went on still years after the end of production of gramophones, the demand remaining pretty strong.…

Alex Steinweiss (1917–2011) invented the album cover as we know it. In 1939, this 23 year old graphic designer revolutionized the music industry. As Art Director at Columbia Records, Steinweiss had an idea: Why not replace the standard plain brown wrapper with an eye-catching illustration? The company took a chance, and within months its record…

Get a jigger or measuring cup. Add the eighth episode of the fifth season of Mad Men, a Zenith 1969 Stereo console, and the Françoise Hardy song Tous les garçons et les filles. Add the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Close the cap to the cocktail shaker and shake vigorously from 10…

Championship Vinyl, the record store of Rob Gordon (John Cusack) in High Fidelity (2000) was an empty store at 1500 North Milwaukee Avenue and North Honore Street, in Chicago. Most of us have dreamed of buying at that fictional record store. This list show you another record stores from movies whose we’d like to visit.…

Vinylradar has selected this week new releases for you. Enjoy! – The Beths: Future Me Hates Me Carpark Records The Beths occupy a warm, energetic sonic space between joyful hooks, sun-soaked harmonies, and acerbic lyrics. Their debut album Future Me Hates Me delivers an astonishment of roadtrip-ready pleasures, each song hitting your ears with an…

No. Here, you aren’t going to read about Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Josef Albers, Tauba Auerbach, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Joseph Beuys or other artists who have been drawn to records and their covers. Here, you are going to read about Marcel Duchamp, Kelley Walker, Yuri Suzuki and another artist who have experimented with vinyl records beyond…

Vinylradar has selected this week new releases for you. Enjoy! – Clearance: At Your Leisure Top Shelf Records At Your Leisure by Clearance Chicago’s Clearance mixes eras and styles with ease (you’re likely to hear as much Parquet Courts as the Soft Boys, for instance) and the result is a focused but coolly off-the-cuff sound…

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