These screw-on plastic frames are designed for mounting vinyl LP jackets. They let you display your collection while still allowing easy access to the records inside the jackets. Available in black and white. You can also order them here.
Musician Chad Neidt returns to pay final respects to the 20 songs we heard more than enough of in 2013, but spares us from having to listen to them in their entirety by rushing through the most crucial bits of all of them in just one minute.
A minimal, round Bluetooth stereo speaker with a convenient wall mount accessory. The PA1 has a 52mm tweeter and two 20w drivers. You can also connect two PA1 units for stereo output. It also works with an optional speaker stand.
(NSFW: Lyrics) Our pal Jeff Wysaski of Pleated Jeans put together this mix of popular tunes from the past year, setting us straight on lyrics that we never quite understood in the first place – except for Daft Punk. We knew that one already.
The HiddenRadio2 is a significant step up from its popular predecessor. It now automatically raises and lowers its protective cap, has intuitive touch controls, better cones and drivers, support for NFC and an alarm function.
“Leaving in the morning what a pity, but for now let’s drink this down, I live to roam.”Ophelia Cache sings about settling for cheap kicks over The Kickdrums’ ice cold beat in this single from her upcoming EP Dolly & The Bull.
Instead of using reverb effects or a music studio, Audio Zero and Wikidrummers had drummer Julien Audigier play the same drum pattern in different environments to capture natural echoes and decay patterns.
Inspired by the Soundsticks, the Aura is a compact omnidirectional speaker. It has 1 30w and 2 15w amps, 6 1.5” high and mid drivers and a 4.5” subwoofer. Works with Bluetooth, AirPlay and DLNA. It also has 3.5mm and optical inputs.
Dark sci-fi visuals and an ambiance inspired by the emptiness of space are somewhat at odds with Jim Guthrie’s earthy sound but his music still works brilliantly with the video for this somber single off his album Takes Time.
It’s a wonder that iOS doesn’t include more options for customizing how music sounds in your headphones. CanOpener picks up the slack with options for tweaking your audio including the crossfeed, equalizer and loudness settings.
Choose up to 36 pro-grade controls to outfit your umidi and finish off your creation with a laser-etched image for a personal touch. Then prepare for fast fun because your dream DJ controller is plug-and-play with any MIDI music software.
Autotune musician MelodySheep’s latest track pays tribute to the ebullient spirit of the late, great conservationist, adventurer and wildlife enthusiast Steve Irwin. His passion for nature truly shines through in this clip.
(NSFW: Language) A comic book about the origins of hip hop by Ed Piskor. Hip Hop Family Tree is presented like the Marvel comics from the 70s for that extra OG flavor. It’s a shame it doesn’t come with a soundtrack. More here.
A 3:4 scale replica of the Magnavox R3 gramophone horn. It’s made of brass and steel and has a wooden base. It streams music via Bluetooth to a 60mm driver powered by a 3w amp. It has a 30ft. range and lasts 15hrs./charge.
DJ Earworm’s annual mix of the year’s top pop tracks is as buttery smooth as ever, combining Billboard’s top 25 tracks of 2013, with songs from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Daft Punk, Lorde, Miley Cyrus, Imagine Dragons and more.
For their Christmas 2013 clip, The Piano Guys perform an amazing arrangement of Angels We Have Heard on High, using keys, hammers, hands and bows to produce sounds out of their piano that no single pair of hands could achieve.
Another music video for a song released half a century ago. Featuring old footage of The Beatles mixed with animated graphics. A promo for the Fab Four’s On Air: Live on BBC Vol. 2. You can also get both sets in one bundle.
Pay what you want for the latest EP of beatmaker Ryan Hemsworth. The songs are more lighthearted than his previous work, so much so that you can “kiss someone you have a crush on while it plays in the background.”
Collective Cadenza gives us a concise history of the bass guitar, with none other than the group’s co-founder Michael Thurber handling the instrument’s various incarnations. A lesson as entertaining as it is educational.
Say farewell to the previous generation of video game consoles with this upbeat track. YouTuber liltommyj made it using the Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360 hardware as instruments, along with sounds from their user interface.