Vinyl Me Please (store, exclusives, swaps, etc)

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This is a great discussion, educational on all fronts, and I love the different tastes and viewpoints that you all bring. I’m a pretty stereotypical country listener in a lot of ways.

I grew up on grunge and then punk then indie. I started to branch to alt-country (uncle Tupelo, whiskeytown, Jayhawks, etc.) and eventually outlaw/classic country (Johnny Cash, Willie, Waylon, and Townes). I still struggle a bit with stuff that’s too twangy or pop-country, but my tastes are an ever changing work-in-progress.

Anyway, all I really wanted to add was this quote from Tyler Childers. He won some Americana Award and it pissed him off. He considers himself a country artist and thinks the labels don’t do the genre justice, which I think is probably true. In my younger (slightly) more pretentious days, I was the type to write off all “country” but would listen to Americana.
Love this and Childers. I work with someone who “doesnt like modern country” and when I brought up Tyler Childer he said he “considers him Americana”.

It’s essentially a way to put any country artists they like into the Americana category instead of admitting that Country music is great.
 
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Love this and Childers. I work with someone who “doesnt like modern country” and when I brought up Tyler Childer he said he “considers him Americana”.

It’s essentially a way to put any country artists they like into the Americana category instead of admitting that Country music is great.
Can someone explain what Americana is supposed to mean? I see that term thrown around, but I don't get what kind of music/ethos it is supposed to stand for
 

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Can someone explain what Americana is supposed to mean? I see that term thrown around, but I don't get what kind of music/ethos it is supposed to stand for
Its essentially music that is formed and influenced from the many different types of American Roots styled musics. Its pretty much the same thing as country except it is often played with a full band, more contemporary in style, and alot of the time with a more rock than twangy sound. Think Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, Lucinda Williams, Rhiannon Giddens, etc.

Its really, in my eyes, just one of the prevalent modern styles of Country music but it’s for some reason separated by people who don’t like mainstream Country music.
 
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Can someone explain what Americana is supposed to mean? I see that term thrown around, but I don't get what kind of music/ethos it is supposed to stand for
Per All Music Guide...
Much like its next of kin (alternative country-rock), Americana developed during the 1990s as a roots-oriented reaction to the slick commercial sounds that dominated mainstream country during the decade. But while alternative country-rock developed out of punk, alternative rock, and country itself, Americana sprung from less raw and edgy source material. In fact, much of what fell under the Americana umbrella was in fact a revival of dormant country styles, including Western swing and rockabilly. Though considered an alternative radio format, Americana did not break with country tradition; instead, it embraced it -- something, ironically enough, that the music hitting the Nashville charts throughout the era did not do.

 

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It’s interesting that so many country artists feel the need to dress the role, i.e. cowboy hat and boots. Many of them probably never rode or saddled a horse.

The “uniform” isn’t unique to country, look at your metal bands and hip-hop artists.
 

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It’s interesting that so many country artists feel the need to dress the role, i.e. cowboy hat and boots. Many of them probably never rode or saddled a horse.

The “uniform” isn’t unique to country, look at your metal bands and hip-hop artists.
Also cowboy hats and boots are fucking awesome.
 

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In other news, this was posted on Reddit and I don't see a discussion on this yet.
Looks like VMP sold a ton of the new "swap exclusives" (that don't exist anymore) to our shaddy buddy.
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At this point, it's becoming hard to believe that they are not in some way working together on this to create FOMO
So glad my membership is up next month, I can't see myself renewing ever again at this point.
 

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In other news, this was posted on Reddit and I don't see a discussion on this yet.
Looks like VMP sold a ton of the new "swap exclusives" (that don't exist anymore) to our shaddy buddy.
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At this point, it's becoming hard to believe that they are not in some way working together on this to create FOMO
So glad my membership is up next month, I can't see myself renewing ever again at this point.
This account has had these for a while, but they were selling them like at $60-70. Someone mentioned they dropped their prices before the news of the repress went out.
 

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This account has had these for a while, but they were selling them like at $60-70. Someone mentioned they dropped their prices before the news of the repress went out.
That was me that mentioned that. They had them at 60-70, then a week before VMP announced the swaps and repress, the price dropped down to $35. They went down to 1-2 copies left now mysteriously added 10 copies. They have sold over 190 copies of this release on eBay as well.
 

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I love country. But this seems like the exact wrong kind of track VMP should be putting out right now.
Yeah. Its not just that Im just hoping it includes Southern Rock, Americana, bluegrass, etc (I would personally be completely ok with 12 pure country releases a year), I really think it needs it to suceed. Country is just too (unfairly) maligned of a genre, including within the market that seems to buy vinyl.
 
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Yeah. Its not just that Im just hoping it includes Southern Rock, Americana, bluegrass, etc (I would personally be completely ok with 12 pure country releases a year), I really think it needs it to suceed. Country is just too (unfairly) maligned of a genre, including within the market that seems to buy vinyl.
Even some of the big name Country acts like Townes and Loretta have really struggled to sell. Pretty confounding that their sales data led them to think this was the way to go. I guess we’ll see if it comes to fruition. There hasn’t been anything official correct?
 

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Even some of the big name Country acts like Townes and Loretta have really struggled to sell. Pretty confounding that their sales data led them to think this was the way to go. I guess we’ll see if it comes to fruition. There hasn’t been anything official correct?
Nope. Only teases on twitter, and awhile back they mentioned this as the likely next track many times. Obviously alot could have changed since them though
 

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Its essentially music that is formed and influenced from the many different types of American Roots styled musics. Its pretty much the same thing as country except it is often played with a full band, more contemporary in style, and alot of the time with a more rock than twangy sound. Think Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, Lucinda Williams, Rhiannon Giddens, etc.

Its really, in my eyes, just one of the prevalent modern styles of Country music but it’s for some reason separated by people who don’t like mainstream Country music.
Ok, so it's basically artists who want to make country "cool" or "alternative" instead of a grassroots folk expression, right? In the end they may sound the same, but they feel like they are approaching the music from a more "artsy" angle.
 
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