RUNNING IN CIRCLES: A ROUND-UP OF RECORD STORE DAY MUSTS

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Record Store Day is a bit of a clusterfuck now.

SOLE TRAIN: CONVERSE ANNOUNCES FREE FIVE-NIGHT TAKEOVER AT THE SINCLAIR

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Because the names are so huge, let’s re-state that this is 100% free.

GOLDEN AGE: THE LONGWALLS RISE AGAIN

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“The thing about Boston is, if you go underground for 18 months and practice and have kids and get married and make an album, you come out and all the bands you used to play with are gone. And the people you knew that could help you get shows have moved away.”

RUN FOR COVER: VAMPIRE WEEKEND VS. MUMFORD & SONS: “COUSINS”

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Run For Cover is a weekly music column comparing cover songs to the original version. Prepare for a major bending of rules as we hear musicians throw around genres, tempos, style, and intent. Whether they’re picking up another’s song out of respect or boredom, the results have impressed us.

REVIEW: THE LONG COUNT/THE LONG GAME AT THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART

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The experience was immersive. It expanded the world and left it that way, bowing as if to say, “This space is yours now. Add to the sound.”

PERFUME GENIUS VS. THE NATIONAL: “LEARNING”

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The National keep the same atmosphere present and repeat it as an echo, letting their vocals and spaced guitar offer a hug to Perfume Genius, albeit several years later