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Jason Lee Menard
Jason Lee Menard

The Best Vinyl Records to Buy This Black Friday

November 20, 2019 | Music

With Thanksgiving coming soon, most people have food, family, and friends on the brain. But the fun doesn’t stop when the turkey and mashed potatoes run out. Fighting through a food coma the day after the holiday may be worth it for deals on all your favorite goods. Black Friday may be hectic, but this year it will also give vinyl lovers a chance to load up on unique records for their collections. This Black Friday, November 29, will be a Record Store Day event, with exclusive releases and speci…

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Crosley Radio
Jason Lee Menard
Jason Lee Menard

slothrust turntable & signed vinyl giveaway

November 19, 2018 | Music

đź“· above: Danny Scott Lane Slothrust is principal songwriter, guitar player and unrepentant aesthete Leah Wellbaum, with drummer Will Gorin and bassist Kyle Bann. On their fourth full-length album The Pact, Slothrust constructs a luscious, ethereal cosmos perforated with wormy portals and magic wardrobes, demonstrating more clearly than ever the band’s deft shaping of contrasting sonic elements to forge a muscular sound that’s uniquely their own.  Bizarre and mundane, tender and confident. The a…

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Crosley Radio
Jason Lee Menard
Jason Lee Menard

Tomberlin Turntable Sweepstakes

October 10, 2018 | Music

On her deeply moving debut album At Weddings, Sarah Beth Tomberlin writes with the clarity and wisdom of an artist well beyond her years. Like Julien Baker and Sufjan Stevens, she has a knack for transforming the personal into parable. Like Grouper, she has a feel for the transcendent within the ordinary. Born in Jacksonville, Florida, and now based in Louisville, Kentucky, Tomberlin wrote most of At Weddings while living with her family in southern Illinois during her late teens and early twent…

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Crosley Radio
Jason Lee Menard
Jason Lee Menard

Meet NYC-Based Duo: Gracie and Rachel!

July 19, 2018 | Music

Light and dark; Gracie and Rachel are a New York-based duo who create sonic and visual juxtaposition. Classically trained musicians with modern pop sensibilities.  The pair weaves piano (Gracie) and violin (Rachel) over their voices to create unity through contrast. “We’re working to express a duality that’s open to everyone," says Gracie. The nine orchestral-pop songs on 'Gracie and Rachel' tell a story that's rooted in the truth - their truth - but retain an enigmatic air that makes them relat…

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Crosley Radio
Jason Lee Menard
Jason Lee Menard

How to Design a Music Lover's Perfect Apartment

June 14, 2018 | Music

Whether you are a musician or an audiophile, the room dictates what the music will sound like. Seasoned players can quickly ascertain the aural challenges of any venue, and they will adjust their equipment accordingly. While great musicians can utilize rapidly dialed in solutions to overcome echoey or thuddy rooms, what can you do to make sure your new apartment is music friendly? And the same rules should be followed no matter where you live. It could be an apartment in Cincinnati, Ohio or a pe…

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