Thursday, November 18, 2010

TVD's ROIR Records Seven Day Vinyl Giveaway Event

Our Seven Days of ROIR Records Vinyl Giveaways continues today with Dub Trio's "Exploring the Dangers of..."

"When I first discovered the music of dub/reggae it was on vinyl, so I had an affinity towards it from the start. I remember sitting at and listening to hours of dub records.

The inherent sound on wax does the music justice too. The low frequencies come popping out of the speakers (the thicker the better,) the midrange is right in front of your face and the highs are rolled off just enough. There was something organic and visceral about those listening experiences that almost transcended the music.

When Dub Trio released our debut album, 'Exploring the dangers of' on ROIR, we were all really excited to learn that they would be pressing up a 12" along with the CD. Actually, the first thing we pressed was a 7" which I will always treasure."
—Joe Tomino, Drums, Dub Trio

The rules for our seven days of ROIR giveaways are simple—tell us your ROIR story or sell us on why a particular LP should be yours in the comments to this post and the most compelling to any degree will find the record in his or her mailbox in time for the holidays. (Please note - we can only ship within the US.)

We'll close
all seven contests on Monday, November 29 and remember to leave us your email/contact info—important!—so we can notify winners!

TVD's Obscure Alternatives

It's our Thursday flashback, culled from the rare and ultra-obscure (and often bizarre) crates of 80’s vinyl, curated by our pal Gil:

The Ninth – Planet Love LP

This indie group of five from just right outside of Washington, DC was formed in the early 80's and were together until the late 80's. They sound at times like a more edgy B-52s type formula with periods of campy lyrics and offbeat quirky arrangements. They also get serious at times and crank off some synth wave boogie a la the title song (hear below in the download.)

The group was founded and led by the eccentric David Van Ninth, who was very active in the DC indie music and club scene. There are both female and male vocals on this twelve song full length platter.

This was to be the group’s only album. A private pressing via Elysium Records, Washington DC. It’s a collection of loose and fun new wave with plenty of variety to keep the listener attentive and wanting more….check out some songs below:

The Ninth - My Baby's Got A Bomb (Mp3)
The Ninth - Planet Love (Mp3)
The Ninth - Proud To Be A Human (Mp3)

For more obscure and unknown titles, check out Vinyl Obscurity.