Wednesday, February 17, 2010

TVD First Date | Alex Gruenburg

"For me, vinyl is a lot like watching a movie in 3-D. It’s the next best thing to actually being there. If I can’t see the band in person then I want to hear them on vinyl. Seriously, the fact that the music is physically being played and that needle is dancing along those tiny, little grooves… there’s just something really honest and authentic about that. I mean you don’t even need electronics to play it!

And of course there’s something really iconic about a vinyl record. Artists want to win platinum records and not platinum mp3’s for a reason. From a visual perspective alone it can’t be beat and the sleeves on vinyl are to be missed. Having that much space to look at and display makes them pieces of art in their own rite. It’s something you’d be proud to listen to and hang on your wall. Physically, it’s really nice to be able to hold some music in your hand that big. I truly believe that music has lost a lot of its prestige and value since it has become so small and convenient.

It’s a lot like getting hand-written letters in the mail. I get emails all the time but rarely ever receive a written letter from any of my friends anymore. Occasionally though, when you do, it really makes you smile. You can almost feel the writer when you read it and the message feels just a little bit closer to you. Vinyl is a lot like that. And I dig it."

Alex Gruenburg - Put On Your Shades (Mp3)

Grab Alex's full EP here!

1 comment:

Jessica said...

Right on Alex. I couldn't agree more.
I totally relate, and respect what you are doing for the current DC music scene. It's great to have some diversity.
PS gimme your address- I'll write you a post card.