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Holiday Gift Guides 2017: Musicality
The holidays are for spending time with your favorite people—friends, family, neighbors (maybe even kids and pets)—and one of the great unifiers is music. This year, as the world sometimes sounds unstable, there's even greater value to simple joys...
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Lyric Speaker
In an edition of just 15 units (produced per month), COTODAMA's Lyric Speaker beautifully displays the words of some two million songs as they play. Much more than just a traditional karaoke bouncing ball screen, this handmade product is a design object...
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St Vincent Guitar
A collaborative design between powerhouse musician St Vincent and the engineering team of Ernie Ball Music Man, this electric guitar looks and sounds like no other. From the hand-rubbed rosewood neck and fingerboard to St Vincent inlays, Schaller locking...
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Loopy Lou
Brooklyn's brandnewnoise handmakes the Loopy Lou, a petite but powerful recording device that offers both single playback and continous playback with a looping switch. It's a straightforward, handy device that even offers pitch control. Ideal for an...
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"Bizarre Ride II" 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Released in 1992 via Delicious Vinyl Records, Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde is turning 25 years old—and to celebrate, this deluxe edition is available for pre-order now. Including a double-LP along with three 12" singles, there are also brand new liner...
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Model 33
Plastic milk crates, IKEA Kallax shelves, repurposed wooden crates—these classic storage options tend to hide the one of the best things about owning vinyl: album covers. Kickstarted into reality, Chicago-based flipbin has designed a slightly angled...
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TMA-2 Headphones
The Ed Banger Records team chose their favorite AIAIAI headphones, the TMA-2, which have been upgraded with a new reinforced PU headband for the collaborative release. The headband comes complete with a thick foam padding for more comfortable wear...
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Voyager Golden Record Box Set
The Golden Records (first created to be taken aboard the Voyager spacecraft launched in 1977) were always intended for extraterrestrial ears. Made with 55 greetings in different languages, nature sounds, plus all kinds of music, the contents were chosen...
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Limited Edition "DAMN" Vinyl
The red lettering on the album cover of Kendrick Lamar's fourth studio record DAMN now has a complementary limited edition translucent red vinyl pressing. With only 2000 copies, the two-LP record will surely sell out. One of the strongest music offerings...
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Meet Me in the Bathroom
Lizzy Goodman's "Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011" is the incredible story of NYC's explosive music scene in the early 2000s—in which bands like The Strokes, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD Soundsystem and more...
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Queen of Bebop: The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan
Written by Elaine M Hayes, "Queen of Bebop: The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan" explores the jazz musician and human/women's rights activist's incredible—yet often looked over—existence and legacy. From her early life in Jersey, to the ways in which...
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We Got it From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service
A Tribe Called Quest's first album in 18 years We Got it From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service was released late 2016 but still feels (like all of their records) super-fresh after countless listens. Featuring the likes of André 3000, Kendrick Lamar...
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Syd: Fin
Syd (aka The Internet's frontwoman) released her debut solo record recently and it's sublime. In early April, it will be available on vinyl—and not a moment too soon. With production from MeLo-X, Hit-Boy and Steve Lacy, the 12-track record is sexy...
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No Sleep: NYC Nightlife Flyers 1988-1999
Step into a time capsule of NYC's nightlife scene in the '80s to '90s—when DJs and promoters would print flyers (often made by people with no design experience) by the thousands and hope their events would spread by word of mouth. Though the internet...
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Loft Record Console
Made from high-quality North American Walnut, Wrensilva's new Loft console is a beautiful and useful piece. Capable of playing music via vinyl, Sonos, mobile (3.5mm jack) or auxiliary (RCA), it's a music machine that will complement almost any room...