Record Revival

In the past decade, there has been a resurgence of vinyl, and analog music. Record stores and manufacturers have been seeing a steady spike in business as the demand for vinyl increases.

“A lot of the old records, you know, do have a different sound that digital doesn’t. There is also something romantic about taking a record of the sleeve, putting on the record player, and putting on the needle and listening to a whole record,” says Adam Puett, a collector and owner of 400 hundred records.

Record store owners Mark Capon and Matt Schanbole at Harvest, theorize there has been a steady growth. Records never left the musical world but settled into an underground community.

“It has been a few years, I don’t know,” Capon says, “maybe five to six years that we’ve noticed. It becoming a thing in mainstream American society.”

Walking into the record store are various shelves lined with rows of thin, square packaging holding the vinyl disc. Music drifts through the space as the shoppers browse, and inspect each disc and it’s cover.

“There is sort of this you know,” says Capon, “Oh cool I can connect to this artifact beyond just listening to music.”