In late 2014, Paper Bag Records founder Trevor Larocque opened up a self-descriptive record store (The Tiny Record Shop) at Toronto’s east end. Now, he is producing product for the store, via a new vinyl-only label imprint, Paper Bag Vintage. The objective is to reissue Canadian indie albums which have been out of print or have never been released on vinyl before.

It is becoming clear that the excitement over vinyl records is not a passing fad. Fans of the early analog sound-storage form called “LPs” have an almost religious devotion to the medium. Plus they have their preacher: Jack White, the former White Stripes guitarist who had been a keynote speaker for the recent Making Vinyl conference in his home town of Detroit, where earlier this year he founded Third Man Pressing, a new album plant using brand-new presses. “Vinyl in the audio world is among the most reverential ways you may experience this music,” White explained at the summit. “It’s very tough to pause vinyl … vinyl is dropping the needle, sitting down and paying attentio”

First Paper bag Classic offerings include albums by Art Bergmann, the Acorn and Tokyo Police Club, with box collections celebrating the Dears and Great Lake Swimmers also available. The Objective is to develop a Canadian archival tag in the much-loved retro vein of Numero Group or Light In The Attic Records.

Courtesy: The Globe And Mail

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