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Talent-Night-at-the-Ashram review

Sonny and the Sunsets’ Talent Night at the Ashram R...


Amidst the exodus of the San Francisco’s once-vibrant garage rock scene, Sonny and the Sunsets have stayed behind to brave the fog (and rising rent prices). For the past half-decade, the group has…

I love you, honeybear album review

Father John Misty’s ‘I Love You, Honeybear’ – Album Review

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Indie sex god, Laurel Canyon mystic, hipster charlatan, Randy Newman-on-ayahuasca­ — all are fitting descriptors for the artist known as Father John Misty. This was not always the case, however, for the former…

Foo-Fighters beat the bots

Foo Fighter’s Attempt to “Beat the Bots”

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A look at the Foo Fighters’ recent attempt to change how concert tickets are sold through a personal story and reflection. On Saturday November 22nd, I sluggishly crawled out of bed to participate…

The Punch Brothers The Phosphorescent Blues Review

Punch Brothers’ ‘The Phosphorescent Blues’ – Album Review

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Leave it to a bluegrass band to offer such an apt meditation on the modern condition. Anyone familiar with the Punch Brothers, however, knows the group’s artistic aims lie far higher than your…

bjork vulnicura

Björk’s ‘Vulnicura’ – Album Review

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When’s the last time you heard music that was so potent with truth and terrible, gut-wrenching beauty that it broke your heart? That’s far too long. Björk’s Vulnicura is here to shatter it in…

The Decemberists What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World review

The Decemberists’ ‘What a Terrible World, What a...


After a long four-year wait, folk indie rockers The Decemberists, impress with their new album What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World. After this substantial recording hiatus lead singer Colin Meloy sounds…

marilyn manson pale emperor

Marilyn Manson’s ‘The Pale Emperor’ – Album Review

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Even the blackest of souls can claw their way out of the depths of hell for a shot at redemption. For shock rocker Marilyn Manson that’s no small feat, but on The Pale…

Ryan Adams No Shadow

Ryan Adams’ No Shadow EP – Album Review

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The world sits still for no one and nobody seems to know that better than Ryan Adams. Less than two weeks into 2015, Adams released his newest EP, No Shadow, the latest installment…

Sur Back

Rising Star: Sur Back

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Rising Star is a recurring column written by Dylan Tracy, contributor. It consists of an interview and an exclusive premiere. Today’s feature is on Caroline Sans, or Sur Back, her solo art pop…

How to take care of vinyl records

An Info-Graphic on How to Take Care of Vinyl Records

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Happy New Year to everyone! We hope everyone’s year is off to a great start, and that this recent holiday brought some of you into the analog world or just fed your vinyl…

The WHistles and the Bells OurVinyl Session

Our Session with The Whistles and The Bells

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Severe weather surrounded the greater Nashville area when we pulled into the vacant state fairgrounds for our session with The Whistles and The Bells. The specific location for the shoot inside the expansive…

top albums of 2014

5 Writers’ Top 5 Albums of 2014

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Here we present to you the top 5 albums of 2014 from the personal perspective of 5 different OurVinyl writers, who each have quite varied tastes from each other. We hope this presents…