I'm just excited that the Space Jam vinyl will be re-issued just for this year's record store day (April 22nd).
Hear that? It's the sound of chiptune-loving hipsters everywhere collapsing with delight.
You know how awesome the vinyl version of the Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World movie soundtrack is? (Spoiler alert: it's really awesome.) If you're lucky enough to live near a participating record store, soon you might be able to snag a similarly awesome vinyl copy of Anamanaguchi's Pilgrim video game soundtrack album to match.
I'm in lesbians with this news.
Whether or not you actually like the movie Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (side note, if you don't like it then you're totally wrong), you have to admit that the soundtrack is frickin' amazing. Now, after being completely sold out and impossible to get since the movie was first released, they're starting to reprint it on vinyl again.
I'm not going to lie, folks -- I've pirated my share of music in my time. Probably more than my share. Napster, Kazaa, The Pirate Bay -- you name a service, I've probably used it to download an album before. BUT! I also try to be pretty good about supporting artists and small labels by actually purchasing those tunes as well, and when I do, vinyl is my format of choice.
And as of this morning, Amazon is doing me a big fat solid and extending their popular AutoRip program -- which offers folks who have bought CDs through Amazon a free digital copy of the album -- to vinyl records.
In the world of iOS games, disposable thrills are the norm. Games like Tiny Wings
and Angry Birds
are fun, but beyond killing some time, they don't really stick with you. The creative group Superbrothers
sought to change that with their Sword & Sworcery EP
, creating a game built upon haunting imagery and a strange, otherworldly soundtrack. Now, that soundtrack
can be yours on handsome, sturdy 180 gram vinyl or on a far more portable cassette tape. Oh, and digital download as well -- but who still uses MP3s anymore.
Wake Island Air Force base
is located some 2,000 miles east of Japan and 2,000 miles west of Hawaii, putting it smack dab in the middle of the Pacific. During some recent renovations on the base, someone opened a door marked with a restricted area sign and made a startling discovery: A cache of over 9,000 carefully organized and cataloged vinyl records
. Amazingly, the extensive collection has been valued at between $90,000 and $250,000.
Auteur of the weird J. J. Abrams
has an established penchant for the music in his projects. Simply uttering the words, "you all everybody" to a LOST
fan will lead to untold minutes of Drive Shaft impersonations. And in 2009, he arranged for the release of a song on iTunes by the ultimate LOST
MacGuffin, Geronimo Jackson.
is reporting that Abrams has upped the ante with Fringe
, going so far as to produce an entire album by faux 70's rock icons Violet Sedan Chair
, having it pressed to vinyl, and secreting into indie record shops across America. Even more teasing is the fact that the albums have allegedly been sitting there for "months."
The album, called Seven Suns
, is more than just a fun tie-in. Each individual pressing is said to contain unique hints, puzzles, and spoilers for new developments on the show. It may even include a cameo by Back to the Future co-star Christopher Lloyd
, who will be portraying Violet Sedan Chair's keyboard player Roscoe Joyce, Walter's musical idol, in an upcoming episode.
This rabbit hole seems to go fairly deep, with a passing mention made by Wired
(April of 2009
), and dozens of forum posts trying to decode the mysterious track names. At this stage, there hardly seems to be any consensus on what it all means. But Fringe fans seem to have taken up the cause with gusto, and will hopefully end up supporting their local record shops in the process!
, image from Wikipedia