If you’re like me, for some reason all of your friends are throwing parties within the next couple of days. I am supposed to be attending literally about 15 parties between Friday night and Sunday morning. The best party though, will be the Vinyl Records album release party! Tomorrow night at the Local 506, Vinyl’s artists (selected by you guys!) Lafcadio, Apollo, and Lake Inferior, will all be playing songs from their new albums. It’s going to be a splendid time and we can’t wait to see all of you out!
See you tomorrow night!
Here it is – the first true Vinyl Records song available to the public! Lake Inferior’s debut EP will be available for purchase in one week, but we thought we’d offer everyone who reads the Vinyl Press blog the first single – “Spiders” – as a free download. Tracks from Lafcadio and Apollo should be posted for download by the end of the weekend, so check for them as well.
If you like what you hear, please come out to the CD Release Showcase at Local 506 on January 30th and buy the album. We’ll have a Paypal account set up to order from this site as well, and all Vinyl Records releases should be available through iTunes and Amazon in digital format by early spring.
Without further ado,
- Matt Poindexter
Harmute are having a CD release show at the Nightlight tomorrow, Wednesday, January 14th, at 9PM, and Vinyl Records artists Lake Inferior are also playing, along with Chris Wimberley of the Stranger Spirits.
If you’re looking to catch Lake Inferior before the Vinyl Records CD release on the 30th, this is your chance.
- Matt Poindexter
The new semester is a day away, which means the Vinyl Records 2009 assault on the music world is getting ready to roll. We have the FREE VINYL RECORDS RELEASE PARTY AT LOCAL 506 coming up on January 30th (so go to http://www.local506.com for info). Before that though, we’ll be posting the first singles by Apollo, Lafcadio, and Lake Inferior here on Vinyl Press.
I’ve listened to everything so far, and I can definitely say Vinyl Records has three products that we can get behind and push hard. We hope you’re as impressed with the releases as we are.
Finally, Vinyl Press is looking for writers. If you are a student at UNC and are interested in writing you should contact Vinyl Press. We’d love to have you!
Good luck with the semester, and come support Vinyl Records!
- Matt Poindexter
So I’m always on the lookout for old vinyl records, preferably used. I realize this makes me both pretentious and outdated but I can’t get over the warmth of that recording medium, the scritch-scratch of the needle first hitting the track, having the flip over for the b-side, not being able to shuffle an album that was put in such an order for a reason. Records have a surprisingly good sound quality, of course contingent on your particular record player, and the artwork is always a treat, as is their musty smell. I have been on an oldies tear lately and can’t get one record out of my head. Its a record I took from my Dad’s collection that I found in a dusty cabinet in our house about 3 years ago, really what a fairy tale. Its called The Sound of Bread and it is fantastic. Bread were big in the early 70′s and had some hits with tunes like Make it with you from their 1970 album On the Waters and Everything I Own from 1972′s Baby I’m-a want you. They were the first pop band signed by Elektra Records and brought a refreshing amount of diversity to the music scene with songs filled with accessible melodies and rhythms way ahead of their time. They are definitely worth checking out and in case you’re wondering, they were covered by one of my favorite bands, Cake, on 2004′s Pressure Chief off of Columbia Records with the song Guitar Man.
Have a listenand let me know what you think,
be sure to check out the original too, its a winner
We are fast approaching a very exciting time for Vinyl Records UNC. This fall we’re looking for two bands/artists to be voted on by YOU, the student population, at our September Showdown to be signed to our totally student-run record label. Five bands or artists will be presented and the two groups receiving the most votes will be offered a record deal. Selected bands will receive all of the positive attention you would expect from a record label, and its all FREE.
Applications for bands interested in auditioning for the September Showcase are now available for download here and submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be turned in by midnight, September 5th either via email, under the door in Hill Hall room 225, or by visiting our table in the Pit between 10am and 2pm.
Be sure to check out the first ever Vinyl Press Podcast, which features live performances by UNC artist Jacquelyn Lee, as well as music from UNC bands D-Live, Aminal Music, Rat Jackson, and beats by Taylor “Proper-T” Johnson available at:
and soon at UNC’s iTunesU page. Stay tuned for further updates and a link to the application
Welcome to the wonderful online world of Vinyl Records UNC, the University’s very own student-run record label. Vinyl Records is a music incubator. We will be working to cultivate the music scene on campus and provide the necessary framework for the incredible artists here at UNC to grow to their full potential.
In essence, Vinyl Records is all about you, Reader, you are the talent, the dedication, the creativity, and the support behind this new student music movement. This blog will serve you, the student body, by constantly updating you on all things Vinyl on and around campus, including artist profiles, album and show reviews, upcoming events to watch for, and even student created artwork. We want it all.
Enough introduction, time for a statement: I love Music. I love everythng about it; the process behind it, the artists who create it, the live shows where I experience it. Trying to understand the phenomenon that is music is a life pursuit, and I love being confounded by music as much as my attempts to grasp it fully. Music, like Vinyl Records, is about being there, in every sense of the phrase. Vinyl Records is dependent on the extraordinary students here at UNC to come to shows, to create a buzz around up and coming artists, and to play the music we all want and need to hear. You are every aspect, every facet of the jewel that Vinyl Records is to the UNC community. Head over to the Upcoming Events page to read about all the Vinyl Records extravaganzas going on in the area, and stay tuned for everything from Podcasts featuring artist spotlights to Photography and Fiction competitions. Everything you want to know about Vinyl Records will be here, and probably a little more, Let ‘er Rip!
Oh, and I should probably mention here that we go big on the weekends, so enjoy:
There’s more where that came from