Hey Hey, It's Record Store Day April 18
Vinyl never went away, it just needed time to be appreciated for its sonic and aesthetic qualities. In other words, millenials had to make it hip again. But for diehard audiophiles and record collectors, vinyl has always been central to the appreciation of recorded music. It’s just rest of us that traded in our records for CDs, believing the hype that they’d last forever. With CDs now, more or less, thrown to the heap of discarded formats, vinyl has firmly established itself as the format for those that take music seriously. Local Asheville record shops do a steady business selling old, collectible vinyl, alongside freshly-pressed reissues. As Spring kicks into full bloom, and windows open and porches and yards come back to life, it’s an appropriate time to celebrate the spinning black disc with the diamond needle. Record Store Day celebrates the legacy of vinyl records and its importance in music recording history. And the tenacity of those stores that remain open, an ever dwindling number. Thankfully, Asheville has supportive record-loving community, and the city’s record shops seem to be thriving. If you haven’t visisted one since you bought that Peter Frampton record, perhaps now’s the time to give the record its just due with a visit to one of Asheville’s numerous record stores.
Asheville Record Stores
We’re featuring only indie shops that focus on vinylHarvest Records 415 Haywood Road Karmasonics 14 Haywood Street The Downtown Market 45 South French Broad Voltage Records 90 N. Lexington Ave. Static Age 110 N Lexington Ave Rec.ol.lec.tion 428 Haywood Road And, just in case you wondered, here’s an article on the best record stores in the world.