Monthly Archives: March 2012

First Release of Black Prairie “Singers” Series Available for Record Store Day

Black Prairie is excited to announce that they are releasing a limited 7 inch for Record Store Day featuring James Mercer from The Shins and Sallie Ford from Sallie Ford and The Sound Outside! It’s the first in the “Singers” EP series which will … Continue reading

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Stereogum’s 10 Most Anticipated Albums For Spring/Summer 2012

01. Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw, And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do (June 2012) [Epic] 02. Beach House – Bloom (5/15/12) [Sub Pop] 03. Bear … Continue reading

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School Of Seven Bells To Release Record Store Day 7″

School of Seven Bells will be releasing an exclusive 7” for Record Store Day on April 21! The new 7″ will feature the band’s unique take on Siouxsie and the Banshees’ “Kiss Them For Me,” as well as an unreleased … Continue reading

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Some Optimistic Statistics

CDs are still the biggest seller by far, with more than 240  million sold for more than $3.1 billion. People spent more than $100 million on vinyl records last year. Unit sales and revenues were both up over 30%. Read … Continue reading

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Q&A Vinyl Replication 101

Sound Performance’s Jeff Kent sat down recently with JazzDIY to talk about the process of getting vinyl pressed for independent Jazz musicians. Read the Q&A here:

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M83 – ‘Mirror’ Limited Edition 7″ Etched Vinyl

M83 will take part in Record Store Day on April 21st this year, with a limited edition vinyl 7” featuring the hidden album track Mirror. The release will be available as part of a very limited run in the US, … Continue reading

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Top Ten Vinyl Releases of 2011

The top 10 vinyl albums of 2011, according to Nielsen SoundScan, are as follows: 1. The Beatles – Abbey Road (41,000) 2. Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues (29,700) 3. Bon Iver – Bon Iver (27,200) 4. Mumford & Sons – … Continue reading

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