Mondo Records brings one of the most beloved soundtracks of the late 20th century to vinyl for the first time today, with a brand-new pressing of the soundtrack to the pop classic That Thing You Do! The original album will be available on 140-gram black or splatter vinyl in a newly-designed jacket that'll also include a 12-page booklet of rare and unseen photos and a replica of the original Playtone single release of the immortal title track, with a label and track order just like in the film.
Welcome to The Weekend Stream, a relaxing weekly review of notable digital-only catalogue titles. There may be no CD or vinyl, but there's plenty of great new/old music to usher you into the weekend. De La Soul's digital debuts make headlines, plus favorites from Donna Summer, Adam Schlesinger, lo-fi disco soul, '80s dance-rock, a brilliant new pop track and an actress returning to sing a song she crooned in a cartoon! De La Soul, 3 Feet High and Rising / De La Soul is Dead / Buhloone
Fans all over the world were pained when Adam Schlesinger died a year and a day ago - one of pop music's first major casualties of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Dozens of musicians turned that pain into celebration over the summer with Saving for a Custom Van, a lengthy tribute album from Father/Daughter Records and Wax Nine that raised money for MusiCares' ongoing COVID relief efforts. Now vinyl lovers can add the set to their collection, thanks to a 3LP release coming from Vinyl Me,
The Bandcamp Friday train keeps rolling - a light in the darkness for music lovers if ever there was one! On March 20, as the COVID-19 pandemic was putting the world on pause, the indie music service waived their revenue share on all music and merch sold, allowing indie artists and labels a chance for some steadier income as concert tours began to halt. The event was a resounding success, and has been repeated on the first Fridays of May and June, with another on June 19 (a planned annual
It was on my 23rd (or 25th, depending on how you count it) day of lockdown when I once again had to do something we're all sick of doing these last few weeks: go on social media and see another wave of tributes to a favorite artist who's succumbed to the COVID-19 pandemic. This time, it was John Prine, an artist I freely admit is one of my many musical blind spots; but reading the tributes - some from friends, some from great writers, some from both - really underscores the profound