Local Wire

What's Selling: Revolver Records

Revolver Records does a phenomenal job of keeping us connected. Not just with good music, not just with new albums, or with incredibly cool, undiscovered artists; they give us everything. Even vinyl. For those of us who prefer the old fashioned turntable, we can get both the new and the used, the vintage and the mod at the Roosevelt Row record room. Their list of top ten selling vinyls of the week gives just some indication of the diversity of their clientèle. While The Flaming Lips top out the list, Abner Jay, who died in '93, still makes the cut, as do bands from Japan and France. And who said Phoenix is a cultural desert?

1. The Flaming Lips - Embryonic 2. Nurse With Wound - Chance Meeting on a Dissecting Table of a Sewing Machine and an Umbrella 3. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart 4. Jay Reatard - Watch Me Fall 5. Vampire Weekend - Contra 6. Abner Jay - True Story of Abner Jay 7. Joe McPhee - Soprano 8. Makoto Kawabata & Michishita Shinsuke - Makoto Kawabata & Michishita Shinsuke 9. Love - Love Lost 10. Etienne Jaumet - Night Music

KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Sarah Ventre