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 +1Posted on Jul 30th | re: The Black Market: The Month In Metal - July 2014 (9 comments)

My guesses as to Myrkur’s identity:
Pharmakon
EMA
Grimes
Emilie Bresson
Kat Katz

 0Posted on Jul 14th | re: R.I.P. Tommy Ramone (7 comments)

Not trying to nitpick, but that should read 1978′s Road To Ruin, not 74.

 0Posted on May 7th | re: Jack White's Lazaretto Ultra LP Has A Dozen Hot New Gimmicks! (36 comments)

It’s not new technology, in fact they even point out that many of these gimmicks have been done before (for example, they say they’re doing interlocking grooves in a new way, but note that Tool, among others, have done interlocking grooves…in fact, Third Man has already done this as well with their “The Auctioneer” spoken word 7″). I think what’s neat is simply cramming all of these gimmicks onto one normally-priced (20.00) LP.

However, I will now be seeking out a copy of that Orchid record, because that’s badass.

 0Posted on May 6th | re: Jack White's Lazaretto Ultra LP Has A Dozen Hot New Gimmicks! (36 comments)

Grooves* not roves.

 +2Posted on May 6th | re: Jack White's Lazaretto Ultra LP Has A Dozen Hot New Gimmicks! (36 comments)

You drop the needle in the middle. The groove is cut to play to the outer edge. This has been done before (I think Third Man might have even already done one like this). Technically speaking all records have locked roves at the end (or else he needle would jump out at the end and slide across the record, or in the case of an inside out record fall off the edge). What they’re calling a locked groove is placing a snippet of audio in that final locked groove to play “infinitely” (this may not work on an automatic return turntable but would on a manual return table where the record continues to spin until you lift the needle). They say this possibly might be the first time an inside-out record has audio in the locked groove. This may not be entirely accurate but they note in the video that they aren’t entirely sure. The press release is simply misprinted in saying “outside in”. The video explains it as “inside out”.

This booth isn’t involved in the “world’s fastest released record” attempt at all. Re-read the press release. It’s basically a sped-up version of their “direct-to-acetate” live recordings but with the local pressing plant on standby all day when they should be off work after the insane run-up to Record Store Day. In other words, as a former employee of United Record Pressing, it’s gonna be a clusterfuck and is a pointless gimmick.

 0Posted on Jun 5th, 2013 | re: Stereogum's Top 25 Albums Of 2013 So Far (752 comments)

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away

Followed by:
Deafheaven – Sunbather
My Bloody Valentine – mbv
Chelsea Light Moving – Chelsea Light Moving
Inter Arma – Sky Burial
The National – Trouble Will Find Me
Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience
Deerhunter – Monomania
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Specter At The Feast
Darkthrone – The Underground Resistance
Starflyer 59 – IAMACEO

 +2Posted on Feb 20th, 2013 | re: Jack White Named Ambassador Of Record Store Day 2013 (11 comments)

I agree. The complaint is he isn’t making the collectable color variants easily available. But that’s the point of LIMITED EDITION pieces. Only a very small handful of the music he’s released isn’t readily available in standard black vinyl formats. It’s a whiny complaint I’m tired of hearing.

Seeking out limited edition pieces is one part of the fun of being a record nerd, most of whom are music nerds first and foremost and will happily just purchase the black vinyl releases (or even the, God forbid, CD or download) if the cosmo-tri-split-Xray-what-have-you version sells out.

Considering almost none of his TMR releases are completely out of print (save the Vault releases, which are subscription based so they must be preordered by a certain date but the amount of preorders taken isn’t capped) I have hard time believing he doesn’t “produce quantities that gives people a chance to experience what he loves about vinyl, owning it and listening to it”. That’s preciesly what he does; he throws in some nuggets for the nerds too.

 +1Posted on Jan 10th, 2013 | re: Coachella 2013 Lineup Not Revealed (51 comments)

SUNN-O)))!!!!! This SHOULD happen.

 +4Posted on Dec 19th, 2012 | re: Rancid - "Fuck You" (12 comments)

2013, you meant. Coming in 2013.