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Brand of the Day: Vinyl Moon Turns 5

As nerds for exceptionally crafted physical objects in an otherwise digital world, for years we’ve delighted in the resurgence of impeccably produced limited-edition books and vinyl records.


If you’re into the latter, you should know about Vinyl Moon—a monthly subscription that turns the audible into the transcendent.


Launched as a Kickstarter in 2015 by Burning Ear creator Brandon Bogajewicz, each installment of Vinyl Moon features a full LP mixtape of 10 songs by a cadre of new bands.


In addition to the built-in ritual aspect of listening to vinyl records, Vinyl Moon goes all-in on the tactile and experiential. The vinyl is gorgeously pressed. The jackets feature innumerable, unexpected production bells and whistles. Each record comes with a booklet about the bands, lyrics and single artwork, as well as bonus goodies.


And perhaps most strikingly, every month a new visual artist designs the package top to bottom, freed from the constraints of record companies and the quest for shelf appeal.


COVID has brought a 50 percent revenue increase to the club, and coupled with the club’s five-year anniversary, Vinyl Moon is currently offering 20 percent off.


Check it out here—and check out a medley of the releases below. They’re a delight to behold in hand.



Shreya Gupta

Dennis Wojtkiewicz

Keith Rankin



Tessa Rose Jackson / Someone



Luke Pelletier

Nate Utesch

Kim Salt

Samplerman

George Wylesol

Marylou Faure


Marcos Navarro

Jonas Fisch

Michael George Haddad

Young & Sick

Chris Engman

Marc Burkhardt

Matthias Jung

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