Shop Sessions - 103 - Vinyl Thief

It is now officially Spring. Congrats everyone, we made it… now where is the sunshine and warm weather?

For April we are excited to share Vinyl Thief’s Shop Session with you. If you’re unfamiliar with the band they have a sound that blends indie and dance rock, mixing in a bit of synth and skirting pop undertones. Think the Killers, without the overt Springsteen adulation, joining up with Coldplay if they weren’t, you know… so whiny. They’re the kind of band who plays loud, high energy sets that get you moving and dancing unconsciously until you realize what you’re doing, pause, and think to yourself “Wait, when did I start dancing? And how am I SO good at dancing!”… That’s Vinyl Thief.

We had them pair down a little bit, but any fears of causing a watered down set were quickly dismissed. Grayson’s voice has an uncanny range and could fill a room on its own, however Sam and Logan made everything balance quite nicely between Grayson’s voice and their keys and guitar, respectively. A concern of ours was Andrew’s drumming, as this is a band that plays music meant to move you, literally, and we were wondering if the songs would have the same momentum, the same propulsion with a stripped down set. Again, there was nothing to worry about. Vinyl Thief are pros. 

Take a listen, watch the video for “London”, enjoy and then catch these guys this Friday, April 11th at the High Watt alongside the Young International. It’s going to be a great show and if you like any of this session, then you’re in for a treat to see what these guys can do when not confined to a 100 sq ft of a tiny shop.

DCXV

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Shop Sessions - 102 - Bradley Warren, Jr.

GREEN AND RED - Bradley Warren, Jr.

SCARLET - Bradley Warren, Jr.

With the release of our second Shop Session, we are officially a series!

This month we have the fantastic Bradley Warren, Jr. for you. Quiet and humble, a man’s man who spends his days building furniture from wood and metal. There were some in the room who had not heard Bradley when he visited our shop. Suffice it to say, Jaws dropped.

His voice is clear, reedy, and passionate. He’s a storyteller, and a good one, keeping his songs meaningfully simple and direct. None of this woe-is-me self-introspection that has plagued modern “folk” songwriting. And that’s another thing, Bradley is a true Folk artist. He’s taken the time to learn his craft so that he can walk into a room, a man and his guitar, and hold everyone’s attention. That is a rare gift and we were so fortunate that he would come and share that with us.

We hope you enjoy the songs he did for us as much as we did.

Keep up with Bradley through his website www.bradjonesmusic.com and keep an eye out for his new album, due out next month.

DCXV

Recorded by Joe Hutchinson

Video work by Mary Beth Blankenship (www.marybethb.com)

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Shop Sessions - 101 - *Repeat Repeat

Happy Valentine’s everybody! Here it is, our gift to you! At long last, the first ever DCXV Shop Session! Being from Nashville, music is deeply ingrained in our company. It gets us excited and it inspires us, and beyond creating something new and exciting for people to wear, we love to turn people onto new music and the music we love. This is essentially how Shop Sessions came about.  If you know our brand, you know  that we go to a lot of shows, and that a lot of the people we know and work with are musicians. So the idea came about one day to cram some of these people into the tiny front half of our shop, have them gather around a microphone, and record what happened. While we’re still tweaking the formula, so far, we’re thrilled with what we’ve been getting and we’re extremely excited to finally share it with you.

Which brings us to our first artists for Shop Sessions, *Repeat Repeat! Yes, we are friends with these fine people outside of music, but that doesn’t change the fact that we absolutely love this band! They are far and away one of the finest pop and rock bands currently in Nashville. So many bands think that they must be either cool or fun, and never the two shall meet… *Repeat Repeat says fuck that, mashes them together, and throws 60’s tie-die vibes all over it. And glitter. To paraphrase Jason Lee’s character in the eternally great Almost Famous, if you’re not getting off, *Repeat Repeat will find you and get you off!

If you don’t know them yet, you’re about to. *Repeat Repeat open for The Features March 1st at the East Room, their debut album Bad Lattitude comes out March 11th with a special in-store at Grimey’s to celebrate, and two days later they hit the road with one of our other absolute favorite bands in town El El for a Spring tour. 

Keep up with *Repeat Repeat at their website, www.repeatrepeatmusic.com

Thank you for checking out our first Shop Session, and keep checking back as we’ll have new music for you every month.

DCXV

Recorded by Joe Hutchinson

Video work by Mary Beth Blankenship (www.marybethb.com)

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@vinylthief in the shop for #shopsessions ! 1st SS w/ @repeatx2 out Friday! #dcxv #nashville #music #lifestyle

@vinylthief in the shop for #shopsessions ! 1st SS w/ @repeatx2 out Friday! #dcxv #nashville #music #lifestyle

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Shop Sessions Launching Next Month

Our first Shop Session with *repeat repeat will be out next month!

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