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Pod on the Couch: Record Store Day and the endless vinyl revival

The Spinoff and Spark proudly present Pod On The Couch, a weekly podcast exploring music and the people that make it. This episode: Henry Oliver talks to Ben Howe about Record Store Day and selling LPs to teenagers.

Spinoff Music editor Henry Oliver talks to Ben Howe, founder of Arch Hill Recordings, managing director at Flying Nun Records and partner in record store/distributor Flying Out about Record Store Day and producing and selling vinyl in New Zealand.

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You can read our incomplete guide to Record Store Day celebrations here. One of Flying Nun’s special Record Store Day releases is a special two-weeks-early, clear vinyl edition of Fazerdaze’s debut album Morningside (which includes ‘Lucky Girl’, the song which opens this podcast). You can read David Farrier’s profile of Fazerdaze here.

Here’s ‘Lucky Girl’:

And here’s the closing song, ‘As Does the Sun’ by Look Blue Purple, who also have a special Record Store Day release:


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