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Waxing lyrical over vinyl's revival

Passionate indie retailers are expanding, setting up shop in off-beat locations and keeping the record-collecting scene alive against all odds, reports DYLAN TAN

Published Thu, Apr 3, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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STEP aside, iTunes and digital streaming sites. People are going back to the - record store? The tactile attraction and audio sweetness of the old-fashioned vinyl seem to be finding favour with a new generation of music fans, fuelling a strong comeback of what was once a statement of antiquity.

On April 19, local indie music retailers will celebrate Record Store Day (RSD) - the Singapore version of the annual event which began in the United States in 2007 and has since spread around the world.

The premise of RSD is simple - revive the spirit of mom-and-pop record shops and rally against the phenomenon of online shopping, which is partially responsible for putting many of them out of business over the years.

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