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The Shins come to Nashville (Part I: Third Man Records)

James Mercer Third Man Records

This past weekend, October 5-7th, Nashville had the opportunity to host one of alternative rock’s flagship members, The Shins. Spanning the course of Saturday and Sunday, James Mercer and his newly-reformed outfit performed at the Ryman Auditorium, played a sold-out show at Third Man Records’ newly-renovated venue space and even recorded a live album. We [...]

7inch Sunday: Psychic Twin – Gonna Get Her

Psychic Twin Gonna Get Her

7inch Sunday is a segment devoted entirely to 7” vinyl and the all-encompassing experience surrounding it. Although most publications cover major releases, the vinyl single is often overlooked and given nothing more than a half-hearted nod of acknowledgement. This weekly feature is a hub for 7” reviews, exploring the B-sides and rarities of artists that [...]

7inch Sunday: Deap Vally – Gonna Make My Own Money

Deap Vally

7inch Sunday is a segment devoted entirely to 7” vinyl and the all-encompassing experience surrounding it. Although most publications cover major releases, the vinyl single is often overlooked and given nothing more than a half-hearted nod of acknowledgement. This weekly feature is a hub for 7” reviews, exploring the B-sides and rarities of artists that [...]

Iron Maiden to Reissue First Eight Albums on Picture Disc Vinyl

Iron-Maiden_(album)

There was a time when the coolness of albums was measured by how much they were able repulse your mother in the record store. The time was the 80s, and the masters of mainstream mother-repulsion were Iron Maiden, who, with their mascot Eddie the Head, created some of the most instantly recognisable album art in [...]

7inch Sunday: Willy Moon – Railroad Tracks

WillyMoon_FrontCover

  7inch Sunday is a segment devoted entirely to 7” vinyl and the all-encompassing experience surrounding it. Although most publications cover major releases, the vinyl single is often overlooked and given nothing more than a half-hearted nod of acknowledgement. This weekly feature is a hub for 7” reviews, exploring the B-sides and rarities of artists that [...]

7inch Sunday: Candice Gordon – Smoking Like the Barrel of a Gun

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7inch Sunday is a segment devoted entirely to 7” vinyl and the all-encompassing experience surrounding it. Although most publications cover major releases, the vinyl single is often overlooked and given nothing more than a half-hearted nod of acknowledgement. This weekly feature is a hub for 7” reviews, exploring the B-sides and rarities of artists that may [...]

Interview: Nina Diaz of Girl in a Coma

Girl in a Coma

This week I had the pleasure of chatting with Nina Diaz, guitarist/vocalist for San Antonio based three-piece band Girl in a Coma. Nina shared some insights on Girl in a Coma’s label, Blackheart Records, recording to tape, touring with like-minded musicians, and a healthy fascination with vinyl, cassettes, up-and-coming new bands and thrift store clothes. [...]

Tom Waits joins forces with New Orleans jazz greats for new record

Preservation Hall Record Player

Get excited, everybody. Tom Waits is set to guest star on a limited edition 78 rpm vinyl with the great Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Tom Waits previously recorded songs to benefit the music landmark that is the Preservation Hall in 2009 on ‘Preservation: An Album to benefit Preservation Hall and the PreservationHall music outreach program’. [...]