Week In Review: July 29—August 4

News / August 4, 2012

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

1. Universal running ‘Back To Black’ program (read)
Through Universal UK, several albums are receiving repressings, including work from Feist, Weezer, Jimmy Eat World and Limp Bizkit.

2. Highly anticipated albums go up for pre-order
This week saw pre-orders for the newest from Mumford and Sons, The Wallflowers, Bob Dylan and The Avett Brothers.

3. Desaparecidos put new single up for pre-order (read)
The first new material from the Conor Oberst-led group in 10 years came in the form of a 7″ record, which is now up for pre-order.

4. Daytrader, The Jealous Sound teaming up for 7″ (read)
Daytrader and The Jealous Sound will release a split 7″ in honor of their upcoming tour.

5. The Week In Reviews
This week, we looked at the vinyl record packages for Mixtapes’ “Even On The Worst Nights,” Right Away Great Captain’s trilogy of albums, Red Collar’s “Welcome Home” and State Faults’ “Desolate Peaks.”

6. Aspiga interview and contest
We teamed up with Aspiga this week, featuring both an interview and a contest, focusing on the vinyl release of their album, “Tense.”

7. Contest: Jesse Harris (read)
For our newest contest, we’re giving away a copy of “Sub Rosa,” the newest vinyl record crafted by Jesse Harris.

8. Quicksand’s ‘Slip’ up for pre-order (read)
Shop Radio Cast posted the pre-orders for “Slip,” the 1993 debut from Quicksand.

9. Mobile Fidelity releasing Weezer pressings (read)
Along with another pressing of Weezer’s Blue Album, you can also pre-order an EP from Weezer which has never been released on vinyl.

10. New LP, 7″ from Yellowcard up for pre-order (read)
You can now pick up a free 7″ when ordering “Southern Air” at participating record stores.


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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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