The Best Source for Vinyl

Because you’ve been listening to music all wrong

By The Editors
April 21, 2015 9:00 am

Vinyl is back.

Don’t get us wrong. For portability, catalogue depth, quick searches and the ability to beam music throughout your entire office from your smartphone (guilty), digital wins.

But if we’re talking smell, touch, sight, feel and the ability to make your favorite audiophile go weak at the knees, the only answer is vinyl.

Best place to start (or replenish) your collection: Vnyl, a recently launched online service that just went brick and mortar in Venice Beach.

The online part of the op is a subscription service that curates and delivers you three new records per month.

The shop is on Abbot Kinney, opened last week and throws a helluva party

Both organize their selections by hashtag: #lazysaturday, #danceparty and #betweenthesheets.

And the store — in the old Jack Spade house — is minimal in offering so as not to overwhelm. And comfy, so you can plop down at one of nine listening stations to sample the goods.

Curators work the online version and cull your personal digital subscriptions (Spotify, LastFM, Soundcloud, et al) to find the tunes best suited for you.

Added bonus: membership grants you 20 percent off in-store purchases.

Now let us commence #pissingofftheneighbors.

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