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Courtesy of With A Bullet, I have 6 new records to giveaway to you guys on vinyl.
The selection includes the following:
Lissie – Back To Forever
St. Lucia – When The Night
Tom Odell – Long Way Down
Cults – Static
Kodaline – In A Perfect World
Protest The Hero – Volition
There are two steps to win. First, you must be a subscriber to my weekly newsletter:
Second – you must email me – email@example.com - using the same email address you used to subscribe with the name of the artist (or artists) whose album you want to win in the subject line. For example, if you want to enter for Cults and Lissie, the title of your email should say ‘Entry for Cults + Lissie.’ Be sure to include the names of every artist you want an entry for.
Of course, Facebook fans can also get a bonus entry by liking the Facebook status about this giveaway.
Contest closes on Wednesday November 6th – winners will be contacted by email.
There’s a lot of great music here. Listen to the single from Cults latest below, it’s excellent:
This great infographic from The Music Bed shows the progression of vinyl over the past few decades, why vinyl has made such a strong comeback, and how it’s only going to get stronger as our lives get more and more digital.
Looking forward to finding out how much this growth has increased over 2013.
Check out this great infographic from IndiGoBoom. It’s fascinating to see how the growth of different formats has increased and decreased over the past three decades. It somehow still shocks me that CDs are still so popular, but it’s exciting to see that little light purple vinyl section continue to grow – even if it is such a small percentage. It’s coming back, more and more each year, make no mistake. All the other formats will always be replaced with something new, but vinyl will continue to endure.
A late TGIF for you guys, since Saturday is better than never. Last weekend I got to go to The Price Is Right Live, as evidenced by the above instagram. That about sums up how awesome my week was. TPIR has basically been my moms favourite show since she was a kid, which means I was raised on it – watching it anytime I was home from school sick as well as all summer long – so it was quite an entertaining night. Hope your week featured similar greatness.
Now for the links:
- 35 Music Experiences You’ll Never Have Again I actually don’t particularly like this article, because it seems to forget that some of us still buy records and listen to vinyl…
- 27 Breathtaking Record Stores You Have to Shop at Before you Die I think they missed Toronto….
- 23 Signs You’re Secretly an Introvert It’s no secret that I am, I’ve known this since I was young. I identify with 20 of these points, but point #4 is the one I love most, because this music industry makes for a whole lot of phony networking that I struggle to endure. There are tons of amazing people within it that are genuine and friendly and not just talking to you to advance their career – but there are always a handful that network so hard it’s pathetic to watch. They “know” everyone, but they literally don’t actually know anyone. This surface bs makes my skin crawl. Anyhow, I just wish more people understood that introvert and ‘shy’ aren’t the same thing. People still talk about it like it’s a bad thing. Most creative types are introverts, writers/bloggers especially (as point # 22 points out).
- 28 Signs You Grew Up With 90s Canadian Music Love this. So much nostalgia.
- Sub Pop Shares Nirvana’s Original Contract So that’s what a beginning contract looks like.
- 9 Habits of Productive People Good tips.
- This Charming Charlie This is an amazing blog. Smiths lyrics put into Charlie Brown comics = the best.
- Using Sound to Fight Depression Sound is an amazing thing.
- How to Master a Record Now you know!
- Kreative Kontrol Ep. 24 Great podcast featuring the talented Steve Albini.
- On Music and Toil: From Communism to Coldplay On the importance of music in the workplace. Something I feel very passionate about. Music makes me productive.
- Man With OCD Blows Internet Away With Love Poem This guy is great. Mental illess is something that people struggle to understand, and art like this truly helps bridge that gap.
- Even better than his love poem is this one. “Musicians are most popular the day after they die.” I hate to say it, but it’s basically the roadmap to being Kurt Cobain/Elliott Smith. But no one can be them, because they weren’t trying to be unhappy or to be famous, they were just doing the thing they were here to do. Watch it:
Record Store Day is always one of my favourite days of the year. I promote it a lot because I know the importance of vinyl – it’s not a trend (like this lame comeback of the crappy cassette tape). It was in the beginning as it will be in the end. All else will come and go but vinyl has lasted for a reason.
This year I snagged the RSD Elliott Smith and Bob Dylan 7″ releases as well as a stack of older albums (Archers of Loaf, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Animal Collective, Adele) that were going for 50% off at Of A Kind. Score! What did you get?
“It’s like Christmas for nerds. It’s brilliant.” Enough said.
Watch this short film based on the UK experience of that wonderful April day: