Bucket-wire, dung, and God's pee.

anarchist's picture

I don't think I've written about this, but I got two records at this awesome store in Cambridge, Massachusetts: Coexist: Deluxe Version by the xx and F#A#∞ by Godspeed You! Black Emperor, which is by far the coolest record I have ever seen. It was less than $20 and it came with more stuff than any other record I know of, at least for the price. They are the best band to get on vinyl (followed closely by Neutral Milk Hotel).

Also, I'm going with a friend to see Animal Collective in concert in June, so fuck yeah.

Onto the most recent event:

Turns out there is a great record shop in Annapolis that has a ton of my favorite bands, so I took a trip there to get a few of my favorite albums, then some extras that are also good. So I got the Honeycomb/Gotham 45 by Animal Collective, Sung Tongs by the same artist (to which I am currently listening), xx by the xx, 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! by Godspeed You! Black Emperor (which may be my new favorite album), Earth 2: Special Low Frequency Version by Earth, and the limited edition Cosmogramma Alt Takes EP by Flying Lotus (which I believe is a vinyl-only release). There were also albums by Andrew Jackson Jihad and The Microphones and more that I plan on getting in the future. If Heaven exists, it's the omniverse's biggest record store.

So here I will post my favorite song from these albums (at least at the moment):

It took a while for me to finally get this album, as well as the writing on the back, which reads:

I'll let you try and figure it out yourself. You might want to try looking at the name of the song above, and perhaps reading their history and common themes. It took me a couple of days.



Bosemaster42's picture

Which store,

would that be? There used to be an awesome record store in Central Square called Skippy White's. I'm not real sure if they are still there because I moved north of the city several years ago, but they had tons of old vinyl LP's and 45's. The Harvard Coop used to sell some too if my memory serves me correctly. Just curious, I'm originally a Cantabrigian.

anarchist's picture

The one in Cambridge was a comic book shop.

It was called Newbury Comics. Some other people went there because we were going to go to In Your Ear afterwards. Turns out there were cooler records at the comic book place than the actual music store.

The one in Annapolis, which is even better, is called Ka-Chunk. That's basically the official record shop of /mu/, since it has almost every artist discussed on there. So if you're into /mu/core and you're in MD, that's the place to visit.

Bosemaster42's picture

Oh Yeah,

You were at the one in Harvard Square? Newbury Comics has always had records, in fact, they kind of usurped Strawberries records & Tapes as the go-to place for buying music. I believe they've probably sold more music than comics/mags. I always went to the Million-Year Picnic for my comics, in Harvard Square, I think they're still there, but who knows. I rarely buy either any more.

jeff's picture


I like vinyl, but it is weird how converting it to a 128 kbps MP3 can only occur in real-time. So retro.

"You don't know you're beautiful." - Harry Styles

anarchist's picture

I hope you aren't implying that you listen to 128kbps.

I will not tolerate any bitrate so low. That's why I never use any of the digital download links when they're included in records; they're always terribly low quality lossy files. Nothing less than lossless, or the highest quality lossy file I can find, will do.

I even found the first four DTP albums in lossless, which I thought would impossible.

Remember: stay away from lossy files.

elph's picture

That's great!

But this implies that it's got to be matched by truly quality playback equipment.

Uh... and quality ears! :)

jeff's picture


More joking than implying, although I'd say I listen to lossy almost exclusively. I rarely listen to music at home, so it's always walking, on the subway, etc., so that will degrade a lossless experience pretty well, too.

"You don't know you're beautiful." - Harry Styles