Celebrate vinyl this Thursday at Baby’s All Right

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Vinyl subscription service Vinyl Me, Please is partnering with All My Friends to present “THE SPINS” – a night to celebrate vinyl and local live music featuring NJ-based alt-pop band Brick + Mortar, BK-based pop-rock band Spirit Animal, and BK-based blues-rock duo The Grizzled Mighty. A vinyl-only DJ – DJ Tricecat – will also [Read more…]

Academy Records store to become “something like a J. Crew.” for “yuppie insurgents”

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Thankfully, they’re moving to Greenpoint, which is quickly becoming a mecca for vinyl lovers:

“I was one of the pioneering businesses on this block,” said Academy Records owner Mike Davis. “The neighborhood has changed so quickly. This [storefront] will probably become something like a J. Crew.”
In mid-September, Davis and his eight employees will pack up their approximately 75,000 records and 500 CDs and schlep it all to 83 Oak Street in Greenpoint, between Franklin and West streets. The new store will have about the same floor space as the half-a-block long Williamsburg shop, but it will be cavernous, with 20-foot high ceilings. Davis declined to say how much he will pay in rent, but said the cost will remain about the same.

The store is better off in Greenpoint anyway, according to Davis, because Williamsburg is not as hip as it used to be.

“A lot of the increase in traffic in Williamsburg is people who are not my customers,” Davis said. “Greenpoint is getting more hipster traffic. Williamsburg is more of the yuppie insurgent variety.”

They’ll be in good company. Here’s a list records stores currently in Greenpoint: [Read more…]

Mexican Summer Celebrate 100th Release With Ford & Lopatin, Tamaryn, & Shannon Funchess

Since 2008, Mexican Summer has been cranking out records from some of our favorite artists like Best Coast, Washed Out, Kurt Vile, Real Estate, Nite Jewel and well, you get the picture, right? So we’re excited to see the release of their 100th record — two tracks from our synth-enamored friends Ford & Lopatin featuring Tamaryn and Shannon Funchess of Light Asylum fame.

May we suggest kicking off your night to the beat of  “Snakes,” then flipping the record for the late-night lullaby “Flying Dream” once you’ve made it back home with a belly full of Frito Pie.

Order the limited edition clear vinyl 12″ over at Mexican Summer & check out the rad cover art poster of all of the label’s past releases after the jump! [Read more…]

R.I.V.: Press Your Ashes in A Vinyl Record

For the true vinyl lover, And Vinyly will immortalize your ashes in vinyl for about 5G. Maybe it’s just me, but I’d rather rest eternally inside the spooky analogue drag of a cassette tape than crackling and popping on vinyl. Just saying. [Via]