For The Record- 15. July. 2023
All the news that's fit to print, and some that probably isn't
Welcome to another edition of For The Record, a semi-regular good ol’ fashioned link drop, and benefit for paid supporters of On Repeat. The music world is many things, but “boring” is never one of them.
This week we’re discussing the bizarre way one singer’s estate was settled, the enduring magic of the mixtape, and a look at a Death Cab For Cutie record as it turns 15.
All of that and a lot more! Let’s get right into it.
If you’ve been reading this newsletter for more than a few days, you know the outsized role mixtapes have played in my life. Making a streaming playlist in a matter of minutes is amazing, and I love what that technology allows me to do. But there is something about making a tape that can’t be captured on Spotify (or even by burning a CD).
One night during COVID, when we all had time to think about things we hadn’t in years, a friend of mine from back home messaged me; did I still have any of the tapes we all used to make? Somewhere in the middle of learning to make sourdough and binging Tiger King, one in particular had bubbled to the top of his mind, and he hoped it was here.