Music News #1

No, for the last time, LCD Soundsystem are not getting back together.

That’s what James Murphy reiterated in his facebook post earlier today. Personally, I’d love to see the band get back together for a tour (I came into the LCD craze all too late), but at the same time, what they have is what they have. Short, yet effective. Sometimes, that’s the best way to go.

Jack White has been a busy, busy man. Not only was he at the forefront of Record Store Day, but he also opened his “vinyl-recording booth” as MSTARZ News puts it. In the booth, musicians can make a two minute vinyl recording. Not only that, but White and Neil Young are recording together, and White covered Lorretta Lynn’s “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” Just further proof of White being a Renaissance Man of rock and roll.

Despite the fun and festivities of Record Store Day, the reality of the nature of music market is continuing to take its toll on record stores across America. Bleecker Bob’s Golden Oldies, renowned record store in New York City, closed for good April 13, 2013. The store was a favorite for musicians, music enthusiasts and celebrities alike, as it was in Fred Armisen’s SNL intro and a favorite place for Armisen. SPIN does a great feature story on the store, its owner, and its legacy. Close to my heart for me are the troubles that The Sound Garden in Syracuse is facing. The Sound Garden said that they will “pull up stakes and move… elsewhere” according to if an ordinance enforcing greater scrutiny on secondhand media, such as vinyl, doesn’t get revised.