Vinyl Me, Please May 2015

9 Overall Score
Quality: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Album: 8/10

Well-packaged | Recently released Torres record | Full MP3s | Original art print | Currated cocktail recipe

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Subscription Box Vinyl Me, Please

Theme “The Best Damn Record Club Out There”

Price $27

Shipping FREE

IMG_20150606_145553Every month Vinyl Me, Please sends you a different vinyl record. It’s not your average record-of-the-month club though, it’s very exclusive. You start by requesting an invite and then you’re placed in line (only a limited number of records made and shipped each month). If you get in you have 72 hours to sign up for your subscription.

In addition to the record each month you receive an art print and a custom cocktail pairing recipe. There’s also bonuses like their exclusive weekly email magazine The Standard with MP3s and a members-only store opened on occassion with access to past-VMP releases.

The box is a heavy-duty flat record mailer that features the Vinyl Me, Please slogan printed on the front.

April’s Vinyl Me, Please was the “Menomena – Friend or Foe” album that included some awesome artwork.

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IMG_20150606_150010Featured Record

May’s record is from Tennessee-based singer-songwriter Mackenzie Scott, better known as Torres. This is her third and most recent album “Sprinter” from Partisan Records. The record includes a neat starry sky lyric sheet and an additional collection of her poems & writings from 2013-2014.

Sprinter is a pretty dark album that’s at times almost brooding but it’s not all sadness and confessions, Mackenzie Scott as a ferociousness in her delivery. Songs like “Strange Hellos” pack a powerful punch and “The Harshest Light” has a eerie almost drowning feel to it. The album is pretty comparable to early PJ Harvey which isn’t too surprising considering it was produced by Harvey-collaborators Ian Olliver & Rob Ellis.

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IMG_20150606_150113MP3 Files

Redeemable code for MP3’s of the entire album.

 

 

 

 

IMG_20150606_145737Original Art Print

An amazing 12″x12″ original print from artist Aaron Martin.

 

 

 

 

IMG_20150606_145856Custom Cocktail Pairing Recipe

This month’s pairing is the Blackberry Sage Smash prepared by Sean Kenyon from Williams & Graham in Denver, Colorado. This blackberry-heavy cocktail happens to be a favorite of Mackenzie Scott herself (Torres).

 

 

 

 

 

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While last month’s record was a great re-release, I liked that May was a completely brand new record. It also helps that it’s a really good record. I’ve never heard Torres before this but I definitely dig Mackenzie Scott now. Overall this was a killer release from the music to the presentation of the packaging. The personal note was also a really nice touch.

If you want a new way to discover music through a record club that makes a well-curated presentation of both art and music, check out Vinyl Me, Please.

 

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Disclosure: A complimentary Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box was given for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

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Creator & curator of the Palm Beach County Grindhouse Series. Maker of pinback buttons. Owner & Editor of Morbid Movies.

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