Sunday, March 31, 2013

Vinyl makes a comeback #263

Records make comeback, gain popularity with students, BG News...

"... Simone counts Records and Tapes in Park Slope as one of her favorites. “It's been there for about 40 years, and was almost closed a few years ago," she said.

"It's a true representation of what the neighborhood used to be like. They always have great music playing in the shop. I've learned so much just from being in there and digging through crates," added Simone, echoing the words of Nick Hornby, author of the literary ode to music and stores "High Fidelity" who once wrote: “Record stores can't save your life. But they can give you a better one."

Back in Black: Vinyl a bright spot in music landscape Washington Times, Dallas...
“Vinyl records exemplify authenticity in the digital age of the music industry. Culturally, we’ve lost value for the tangible — and vinyls are a burgeoning platform for artists to get their creations into hands of listeners,” said Daniel McCarthy of

Record Store Day is right round the corner, happening Saturday April 20. Lots happening in Auckland, visit Conch Records and Rhythm Records in Ponsonby, Southbound in Mt Eden, and Real Groovy in Queen St. Wellington's Slowboat Records has some special events planned , including a live instore performance from David Kilgour.

Special local record store day releases from Shihad (Churn on vinyl for the first time), Waves, Beastwars, and more, plus live performances from Waves, and Beastwars at Real Groovy. See press release below ...

ADDED Flying Nun and Captured Tracks are reissuing two classic Flying Nun Eps on vinyl... "With Record Store Day less than a month away, the labels have now confirmed their next two releases — long out-of-print EPs from Snapper (a self-titled effort from 1998) and The Bats (1984′s By Night)." Source.


Real Groovy – New Zealand ’s foremost record store for over thirty years – again celebrates Record Store Day with in-store performances, exclusive local and international vinyl releases, guest DJs and other activities.

Doors open at 9am and customers will be queuing for:


WAVES – their 1975 masterpiece Waves is being reissued on vinyl and – ON RECORD STORE DAY ONLY – it comes with the double CD package of two Waves albums – the reissue of the original album, plus the never-been-released follow-up album Misfit from 1977. This is only available from Real Groovy. The CD set will also be available separately.

BEASTWARS - will celebrate the release of their much anticipated 2nd album Blood Becomes Fire, with Real Groovy exclusively offering a limited number of 100 on Blood Red Vinyl.

Both acts will play short sets in-store on Record Store Day – Waves at 2pm; Beastwars at 4pm

SHIHAD’s debut album Churn finally makes it to 12inch vinyl. Their 1993 Jaz Coleman produced album is a firm favourite with fans and Real Groovy will be selling copies of the limited edition run. Shihad will be opening for Black Sabbath that night.

INTERNATIONAL VINYL RELEASES. As usual Real Groovy will be obtaining as many of the plethora of Record Store Day releases as we can get our hands on. All will be in strictly limited quantities to INSTORE CUSTOMERS ONLY. No presales, no web sales, no mail order, no holds. Fans need to be there!

GUEST DJs: a strong line up of local record hounds will spin records from indie sounds, to murky metal to yacht rock – a line up of guests that include Labour’s Jacinda Ardern; Northern Soul DJ extraordinaire Nettie Page; Angela from Under The Radar; Pennie Black from bFM; Tova O’Brien from TV3; Liam Dann from the NZ Herald; Helene Ravlich from Ms; Laura Barton from Madman; and local identity and record expert Simon Grigg will be among a number of DJs spinning the platters that matter.

FACE PAINTING – bring all those budding Gene Simmons and Alice Coopers for FREE Face Painting – from 9am.

RECORD STORE DAY is in its fifth year and again thousands of record stores worldwide will be celebrating their unique culture on Saturday April 20th . 9am-9pm.

Fulll list of Record Store Day releases here:

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