It ain’t no joke when you lose your vinyl

by Everett Ellsworth

Highland Park Record Store Mount Analog Handpicks Five RSD Releases
The word vinyl comes from the Latin vinium meaning wine. We've just learned this and we couldn't be happier. Not coincidentally; pairing a good red with a record, old or new, is one of our favorite decompressions.

April 18th is Record Store Day, a deluge of exclusive records are released this day, and if previous RSDs are the example, everything will go and it will go fast.

We asked our favorite Los Angeles record store Mount Analog to curate a few titles, here's what they came up with:

artworks-000109656797-5h3vxo-t500x500 Neon Judgement - Time Capsule 1980-2015 Box Set An awesome retrospective of cold, brash, dark dance action from the EBM godfathers!

oneohtrix-point-never Oneohtrix Point Never - Commissions II Lovely commissioned sound design works…a new release from Oneohtrix is always a treat!

Unknown-1 SWANS - 12” EP Reissue of the first Swans EP from 1982. Dark noisy experimental post-punk crushers.

Unknown Timothy J Fairplay / Scott Fraser 7” This is a Mount Analog exclusive we cooked up with our good friends at Crimes of the Future. A split 7 of left-field house psychedelia rippers from Timothy J. Fairplay and Scott Fraser.

Unknown Ministry - Trax! Box Set A killer collection of early Wax Trax! Records gold from Ministry and other related Al Jourgensen projects. Comes in a patent leather box, with a 64 page book a live LP and 7 CDs. We are huge With Sympathy fans here, and the unreleased track thats included in this box is worth the price of admission alone!

For more information on Record Store Day, and to find the participating stores, head to the website.

Los Angeles vinyl connoisseurs can show up at Mount Analog at 10 a.m. Saturday and trust the knowledge, Chateau Margeaux '89 recommended but not included. 

5906 1/2 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042