I know I’m still supposed to be in hibernation, but this news is just to good to wait. Sub Pop Records plans to release the new Shins album, Wincing the Night Away, on vinyl with (wait for it…) a code for downloading all the tracks as mp3s for free inside. Sweet!
Home to The Postal Service, Thee Headcoats, Wolf Parade and a ton of other great bands, the record label also says that ALL their future vinyl releases will be on digital vinyl too. This, my friends, is a step in the right direction. CDs are so 1984. Well, 1965 actually, but who’s counting? Viva la Digital-Analog Revolución!
Sadly, this announcement comes too late for anyone to get a copy of the badass new Thermals album on DV, but you can still get yourself some tickets for their show at Bowery Ballroom in March. Here are some tracks to get you in the mood.
(Let’s Get) Physical, Digital