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.