Tuesday, February 23, 2010

TVD First Date | Dawn Landes

So, let me get this straight...Dawn Landes is a vinyl fan and "Son of Schmilsson" is on heavy rotation?

Um...where do we send the flowers?

"I got a pretty new cherry-red record player for Christmas two years ago and now I only listen to vinyl at home. I can't believe it took me so long to come around to it. I remember leafing through my parents ragtag collection when I was a kid... the albums that stand out in my memory are "Break Out" by the Pointer Sisters and "Traveling Wilburys Vol 1"... go figure. I love the format for artwork, I've used my friend Danica Novgorodoffs illustrations on all of my records, and it's so nice to really showcase the art.

And the fact that it's kind of demanding on the listener. You really have to be a part of the experience... holding the thing, using your arms to even open the sleeve, keepin your eye on the needle. I love listening to records! Excuse the enthusiasm but I'm pretty new to it, and it's changed the way I listen to music.

Most of my 12''s at home were bought from garage and stoop sales around Brooklyn in the past few years. "Son of Schmilsson" and "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" have been on constant rotation for the past few months. I love all the photography in there from the sessions... funny how it satisfies that voyeur impulse without kicking all the mystery out like we do now on the internet.

This is my third album and the first one I've released in 12" vinyl format.... it feels like a real accomplishment! A few years ago I released a couple of 7" singles on a small UK label called Boyscout, run by DJ extraordinaire Tim "Love" Lee, who has the largest vinyl collection I've ever seen.

I've noticed touring around the world that certain areas are really digging in to it- Spain, especially. More people were buying vinyls in Spain on a recent tour than cds. It's awesome. I hope it's contagious. The vinyl we pressed for the Sweetheart Rodeo record comes in all different colors, which really excites me. How do they do it? Each one looks like a sandstorm bowling ball, with its own color wheel. It's incredible! "

* dawn

Dawn Landes - Young Girl (Mp3)

TVD's Ten Weeks of Record Store Day Vinyl Giveaways - Week 3 | Sub Pop Week, Day 2

Our Ten Weeks of Record Store Day Vinyl Giveaways—The Sub Pop Week—continues today with the brand new one from Beach House.

Recorded in upstate New York, in a converted church called Dreamland with producer/engineer Chris Coady (who has worked with TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Blonde Redhead, and a bunch of others) Teen Dream is the third album from the Baltimore-based duo Beach House, and their Sub Pop debut.

The new album gives voice to a full universe of unbridled imagination, and the manifestation of
Teen Dream has been a welcomed and all-consuming obsession for Beach House the past 9-12 months. Both the CD and LP formats of Teen Dream will arrive packaged with a companion DVD featuring a video for each song on the album, each by a different director.

Need we say more? Didn't think so.

The rules can't be any simpler for our Sub Pop LP Giveaways this week: each day this week we'll be launching a new
Sub Pop RSD2010 Vinyl Giveaway and all you need to do to enter to win is to leave a comment in the comments section to that week's giveaway letting us know why you deserve to win that week's LP.

Be creative, funny, incisive—whatever it takes to grab our attention to deem you the winner. Most important however is to leave us a contact email address! You can be brilliant as hell, but if we can't track ya' down, you're out of the running.

All winners will all be notified
on Monday (3/1) upon the launch of the next RSD2010 Vinyl Giveaway!