Vinyl Me, Please
After holding out on vinyl for far too long, I finally got a record player over winter break and discovered everything that I had been missing. I was forced to admit that the seemingly overused and semi-pretentious arguments about sound quality are legitimate and I’m now just as obsessed with vinyl as every wannabe hipster out there. It’s a few months later and I’m currently in the process of trying to build my vinyl collection. I visited the local record store in my hometown for some used classics and bought a few of my favorite current albums too. But my best and most recent discovery in the vinyl world is Vinyl Me, Please.
Vinyl Me, Please is a vinyl subscription service that hand picks an essential vinyl album every month and delivers it to your front door. Each monthly delivery additionally includes exclusive artwork selected by the artist as well as a suggested cocktail pairing for the perfect listening experience.
The vinyl selection for the month of February is I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty and his quirky folk style definitely translates in the Vinyl Me, Please monthly installment. The album arrived with exclusive extras as promised and it quickly became obvious that Vinyl Me, Please loves to commit to the overall vibe of the monthly musical selection. From a “For the love of music please don’t bend” warning on the packaging to a tongue in cheek cocktail suggestion from the artist himself (12 hours of exclusively drinking alcohol aptly titled Oblivion), attention to detail is central to the mission of this company. Opening the package revealed a uniquely authentic musical experience.
The Vinyl Me, Please mission extends beyond a monthly shipment and truly aims to promote a music lifestyle. Whether it’s hosting special members only events like a secret Father John Misty show or offering general vinyl tips and tricks on vinylmeplease.com, Vinyl Me, Please has succeeded in attracting a group of loyal devotees to which I now belong. Vinyl Me, Please has officially won me over.