From Carolina Soul Records, one of the world’s largest online record sellers, comes the definitive guide to every aspect of record collecting in the digital era.
Any music fan knows that there’s nothing like the tactile pleasure of a record. Even with access to a variety of streaming services, digital technology has paved the way for the analog revival; from multiplatinum megahits to ultra-obscure private presses, millions of records are available for purchase from all over the world. Vinyl Age is the ultimate post-internet guide to record collecting.
Written by Max Brzezinski of Carolina Soul Records, one of the world’s largest high-end record dealers, Vinyl Age combines an engaging narrative and incisive analysis to reveal the joys and explain the complexities of the contemporary vinyl scene. Brzezinski demystifies the record game and imparts the skills essential to modern record digging — how to research, find, buy, evaluate, and understand vinyl in the twenty-first century.
Max Brzezinski is the marketing director at Carolina Soul. He holds a PhD in English modernism from Duke University, and was previously an English professor at Wake Forest University. His literary essays and reviews have appeared in Novel and The Minnesota Review, and his music reviews in Dusted magazine. A long-time DJ, he hosts Carolina Soul’s radio broadcast monthly. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.
Carolina Soul, based in Durham, North Carolina, is one of the world’s largest high-end record sellers, moving over a thousand pieces a week through their brick-and-mortar location in downtown Durham and far-reaching presence in the thriving vinyl community online. They’ve got a highly engaged cult following on Instagram, as well as a long-running radio show on NTS, an online radio station with 1.5 million unique listeners per month.