Shamir on Finding a Rare Lana Del Rey LP

Shamir on Finding a Rare Lana Del Rey LP

In honor of the tenth anniversary of Record Store Day, we hit up a few of our favorite musicians to find out what vinyl shopping means to them.

Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada

Based In: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

What’s your favorite record store and why?

I love Repo Records on South Street in Philly because they have good physical copies of new and old music, but they also have dope pins and band T-shirts.

What were the first records you bought at your hometown record store?

I think the first record I brought on vinyl was from Zia Record Exchange in Vegas and it was Mac Demarco’s 2.

What did you learn from shopping at record stores?

I learned more about cinema — record stores can be a cool way to find weird and cult films.

What was the last record you bought? Where?

The last record I got for myself was Lizzy Grant a.k.a. Lana Del Rey from Repo Records. I actually freaked because I didn’t even know there were vinyl pressings of that record.

Why do you still buy records?

I like to buy records because they feel like little pieces of art. It’s cool to still see music as a physical piece of art, too.

Which record, in your opinion, do you need on vinyl? Why?

I still need a copy of Cut by the Slits on vinyl.

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