The Bins.

  • Top 10 Upcoming Vinyl Releases.

    BLANCK MASS–WORLD EATER: MARCH 3rd Benjamin John Power’s Blanck Mass project will release this limited edition vinyl pressing on Sacred Bones Records. There are only 250 LPs in total, each one hand-numbered and outfitted with an alternate screen-printed wrap around sleeve and a Gold Blanck Mass logo badge. The vinyl will be available by mail […]

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  • Record Store Profile: Westsider Records.

    When we think about record stores in New York, our minds take us to the streets of the East and West Villages. To Williamsburg, the Lower East Side, and Greenpoint. Only the hippest alcoves of our city could fuel the cultured pursuit of record collecting…right? But “hip” areas migrate every few years, and culture doesn’t […]

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  • The Crate Escape Vol. 2: Salt-N-Pepa.

    The neighborhood Salvation Army might not sound like the hot spot to dig for vinyl. It’s hard to even think about music when faced with such mountainous piles of odd furniture, mismatched china sets, and all of the absurd clothing you could hope for (orange, polyester jumpsuits, anyone?). But every once and a while, if […]

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  • EV Returns to The Archive of Contemporary Music (ARC).

    The air was far less eager when I returned to the ARC yesterday, in search of more PVC gems. It was wise to go on a weekday, as my friend and I were the only customers, save for one middle-aged gentleman in a sensible wool coat. The bins, once bursting with records have been noticeably […]

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  • 10 Vinyl Must-Haves.

    Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. That is the key to a successful wedding record collection. A big part of what excites me about having a vinyl collection is acquiring one that is as diverse as possible. My personal collection isn’t quite large enough to necessitate alphabetizing just yet, let alone organization by genre, […]

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  • The Crate Escape Vol. 1: Modern Guy.

    “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” We’ve all heard the idiom. It is ethically sound advice, especially considering that no one strives to be shallow. No one wants to admit how reliant they truly are on their own first-response judgment. But what if you’re right? What if you knew your OK Cupid date would […]

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  • Record Store Profile: Sideman Records.

    Sideman Records bears an unassuming storefront. So unassuming, that you will surely miss it walking by too briskly. Situated next to, or rather inside of, a barbershop in Brooklyn’s lush Fort Greene neighborhood, it doesn’t look like much from the outside. It looks sharp. Shiny. Not somewhere you would find original pressings of Prefab Sprout […]

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  • EV at The Archive of Contemporary Music (ARC).

    Every year in December the small, typically quiet stoop at Tribeca’s 54 White Street is abuzz with the frenzied energy of vinyl aficionados, collectors and music enthusiasts of every stripe. And they have come to the right place: The Archive of Contemporary Music (ARC), home to the largest collection of sound recordings in multiple formats […]

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