Week In Review: May 21-26

News / May 26, 2012

Here are the top stories at Modern Vinyl for the past week.

1. Preview: The Summer of 2012 (read)

We preview the major vinyl releases coming out during the summer months. With new albums coming out from Yellowcard, The Rocket Summer and Motion City Soundtrack, the hottest season of the year is shaping up to be excellent. What are you excited to pick up?

2. ‘Dookie’ being pressed on green vinyl (read)

Hot Topic recently released a new pressing of Green Day’s “Dookie” on green vinyl. The item is now available online and at select stores.

3. ‘Direction’ now up for pre-order (read)

The Starting Line’s third full length album, “Direction,” is finally receiving a vinyl pressing with pre-orders already up for the item.

4. Ben Folds Five album up for pre-order (read)

The upcoming (still untitled) album from Ben Folds Five is now up for vinyl pre-order through the band’s Pledge Music page. And have you downloaded the band’s first single for free yet?

5. Review: Craig Finn — Clear Heart Full Eyes (read)

Our newest review writer, Ethan Merrick, contributed our latest vinyl record review, analyzing the release of Craig Finn’s 2012 album, “Clear Heart Full Eyes.”

6. Are you May’s collector of the month? (read)

It’s time yet again to select a “Record Collector Of The Month” here at Modern Vinyl. Head on over to the article to find out just how you can apply.

7. In Support Of The Art: Danny Dempsey of Turnover (read)

For our latest edition of In Support Of The Art, we interviewed the bass player for Turnover, who recently signed to Run For Cover Records.

8. ‘Trainwreck’ pressing up for pre-order (read)

Hot Topic has begun the pre-orders for the first ever pressing of Boys Night Out’s “Trainwreck.”

9. ‘The Color Spectrum’ gets a new pressing (read)

The vinyl box-set created for The Dear Hunter’s “The Color Spectrum” has received a second pressing over at Triple Crown Records.

10. Iron and Wine create special 7″ single (read)

Suicide Squeeze Records is offering a special 7″ single from Iron and Wine in which they cover two famous tracks.


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Christopher Lantinen
Chris Lantinen is the owner and editor-in-chief of Modern Vinyl. Along with his modest collection of sad sounding records, he collects his share of soundtracks and previously adored indie up-and-comers. Chris is currently a professor of journalism and public relations at Edinboro University in the Erie, Pennsylvania area.

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