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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