"whenever I walk into somebody's house and they have a fantastic book or record collection, I'm like 'WOW, how cool!' it's just a beautiful thing. If I walk into somebody's house and they have no books or records its like 'whoa, what do you do for fun?'" - musician, Marty Willson-Piper
There are not too many things better than a well rounded, beautifully curated record collection. In this day and age of 'all things digital' it seems to be more appreciated than ever. its a real treat to share with friends, family and colleagues and a constant conversation stimulator. Even after 40 years of collecting records I am still on the eternal search to have the 'ultimate' collection, and although so much of it comes down to each of our own tastes, all music lovers can agree that the eternal search for the perfect collection is a fun but never-ending search. Over the last 10+ years, we have seen so many people fall back in love with buying music. No matter if its CDs, Vinyl, Cassettes or Digital, it has been a fun transition to watch.
Therefore, starting this year we have decided to unveil a new program here at Schoolkids. Hopefully it will be as fun for you as it is for myself and my staff. We are calling it"Build Your Record Collection"and every single month during the year, we will focus our efforts on one particular genre of music (which can be vague, yes we know) but we plan to build an end cap in the store (and online) and offer our insights on many of the 'classic' titles of said genre via our media site, Blurt Online.
Obviously there will be tremendous amount of room for debate, that's not what we are here to discuss, its merely for someone who may just be starting out and want to dive in and need some direction. This journey never ends, in fact its more for myself to rediscover music as I love music of all types, not just one type and I assume many of you are the same. We plan to keep this going every year and will go deeper and deeper in the future and welcome all of your feedback. We want to make this fun.
Therefore, with no further ado, let's get this started!
For the month of Jan, where else do we start? If you know anything about music you know that it all starts with The Blues. Here is an editorial curated by our own Fred Mills on our Magazine site: Blurt Online.
Out Now: Bettie Serveert "Damaged Good" (RSD LP) * few copies left!BUY|STREAM The Veldt "Symmetry b/w Slow Grind (RSD 7")" * few left!BUY|STREAM The Veldt "The Shocking Fuzz of Yr Electric Fur (CD, LP, Dig)BUY|STREAM Happy Abandon "Facepaint" (CD, LP, Digital)BUY|STREAM Tracy Bonham: Modern Burdens (CD, LP, Digital)BUY|STREAM Richard Lloyd: The Radiant Monkey (CD, Digital)BUY|STREAM Richard Lloyd: The Cover Doesn't Matter (CD, Digital)BUY|STREAM 6 String Drag - High Hat (Reissue) (CD, LP, Digital)BUY|STREAM Richard Lloyd - Field of Fire (Deluxe) (CD, Digital)BUY|STREAM Richard Lloyd - The Jamie Neverts Story (CD, Digital)BUY|STREAM
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Coming Soon: 1/26/18: Dumptruck - Wrecked (CD, Digital)Pre-orderCD 1/26/18: Amigo - "And Friends" (CD, LP, Digital)Pre-orderCD| Pre-orderLP 2//2/18: Angie Aparo - Life Is A Flower, Life Is A Gun (CD, Digital) (stream"Bicycle Kings"now!) 3/2/18: Buffalo Tom - Quiet & Peace (CD, LP, Digital) Pre-OrderCD| Pre-OrderLP (stream "All Be Gone" now!) 3/9/18: 6 String Drag - Top Of The World (CD, LP, Digital) Pre-Order Coming Soon!!