Q: can we do music requestsAsked by Noah W., July 2020
Recommendations for artists can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: How do we access the digital download? Instructions weren't included... :)Asked by K L., June 2020
Starting July, digital downloads will be emailed to each subscriber. Links to past releases will also be included in these emails as well
Q: I don't understand this. I thought that the postcard was going to be the record. I got 3 pieces a postcard, the record, and a picture. how am I supposed to mail this to my daughter as a postcard?Asked by Mary D., June 2020
The postcards are more of a novelty to have a personal handwritten message from the artist that is being featured that month. I believe if you want your daughter to receive these you'll need to change the address on Cratejoy.
I don't have an answer for this question, but I was confused too. Maybe you have to mail the record itself? What looks like an actual postcard isn't good for mailing because the writing it so big. Maybe the postcard isn't actually meant to be mailed to someone??
in the photo it looks like the postcard and the record are one item. you put the postcard on the record player. This is not the case. I understand that I'm going to have to mail it to her but how do I do that with 3 pieces? Can't be mailed as a postcard.
Q: Having a problem with this playing on my crosley it seems to be too small. Anybody else?Asked by Julie G., March 2020
Crosley Turntables are known to have this issue where they auto-return too early. Luckily, there's a really quick and easy fix. Here's a video explaining it. Copy and paste this youtube code in your browser: "W4fU7yf6FFg" or google "Crosley auto return fix". Sorry, it wouldn't let me post the URL.
This is a really fun subscription for anyone who loves vinyl, postcards, or music in general! Some record players are finicky about playing things that don’t fit within the 7”/12” dichotomy, that’s my only warning! It’s fun learning new artists and having cool novelty copies of their songs!
These have been wonderful. I don't have a record player myself but I've been sending them to friends during covid as a nice way to brighten their day and they've loved it. Very cute and creative.
I like the idea, but unfortunately my player doesn't allow for the whole song to play. And the postcards are kind of thin, so the sound quality isn't the best. I also haven't really cared for the songs so far. It's a cool concept, but I'm a little underwhelmed.
I got this for a friend and she loves it.
After having a problem with my initial shipment, VINYL POST has demonstrated to have some of the best customer service, far surpassing those of other subscription services (coughlootfreightcough). 11 stars.
This was such a fun gift for my daughter(graphic designer) and new son-in-"love" for their first 6 months married, just a little fun and thinking of you both item. When we got the address wrong, the gentleman quickly fixed graciously sending out new shipments (2)! Great communication. great for any vinyl fan!! Cool packaging and product!
I have really enjoyed getting my postcards and records of new artists. I love learning about new artists and their music. So far all of my postcards and records I have received have been in good shape. I really appreciate that I receive a digital version of the music for that month too. I find this subscription to be very fun and unique I really enjoy receiving this every month. Thanks and keep up the great work.
I got these postcards to send to my daughter in college. I sent the first one I filled in the address section put everything in the clear slave taped shut and added appropriate postage. it's been two weeks since I mailed it and she never received it. Not sure if that was due to the packaging. when I ordered these I thought that the postcard was going to be the record and then I was just going to be able to put that in the mail to her. I'm still not sure how to get it to my recipient.
If all of their playable vinyl postcards are like this first one, this is the best crate ever. New bands who appreciate any support they get. Hand written notes on the back. I plan to go back and get the vinyl I missed. You also get a download of the song if that's your thing. Can't miss, especially at this price.
This was such a fun gift and great idea but the packaging isn’t great which means the majority of the postcards arrive too bent to actually play. Would consider trying again if packaging was improved.
Jaguar Sun is a solo project created by multi instrumentalist Chris Minielly. Weaving together inspiration from bands such as STRFKR, Youth Lagoon, and Panda Bear, Minielly creates dreamy, pop centric soundscapes with experimental flair. The Ontario based artist allows his instruments to speak equally to his voice urging listeners to get lost in richly layered guitar lines and deep droning synths.
Husbands is a band that has been apart as much as it has been together. Danny and Wil got their start in OKC, releasing 23 home-recorded lofi beach pop singles in one year. Wil moved to work on a grad degree in Washington, DC and Danny worked as a computer engineer in Oklahoma City. In 2015, they released their first LP, Golden Year; a sunny, reverb-drenched collection of beach punk accompanied by Brian Wilson-esque melodies.
Taking influence from home recording, beat tape production and psychedelic West Coast soul combined with intimate, homespun songwriting and experimental instrumental arrangements; UK born, LA based Somni is set to release new album 'Home' via Friends of Friends Music on 27th March 2020. Leo Shulman aka Somni moved to Los Angeles from Hampshire, UK with his family when he was eight years old. From a family of mostly classical musicians - his father Andrew Shulman is...
The new album by BOYO, the LA-based multi-instrumentalist & songwriter Robert Tilden, reflects the sentiments of loss, isolation & confusion Tilden experienced while a 2017 health scare turned his world upside down. Tilden and his groovy, psych-drenched pop soundscapes were primed for a national breakout when he began experiencing unexplained seizures. He spent a year under the care of specialists who experimented with different powerful medications for an undiagnosed br
Hala (pronounced haw-luh) is the performance moniker of Detroit-based musician Ian Ruhala. Ruhala's music is at once precise and playful, skipping breezily between decades and their attendant musical aesthetics while executing them with care and sincerity. On his studio debut Red Herring, Ruhala elevates this formula, applying his genre-agnostic blueprint to a set of songs that comprise a no-concept concept record: a varied LP which explores the tragedy and...
Far Caspian is the solo project of Irish multi-instrumentalist and producer Joel Johnston. Now living in England, he writes / records and mixes his music in his house.
Dreams We've Had is the artistic expression of Bennett Blumberg from Minneapolis, MN. "Aiyana (come down)" is the first song from his album "Everything And You".
FLOOR CRY is the musical project/stage name of Felicia Sekundiak from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Our track of the month, "1-800-LOVE", is the lead single from her upcoming EP titled "Slasher Flick".
Yot Club is the indie pop project of Missisippi-based artist, Ryan Kaiser. Our single this month, "Fly Out West", is from his recent EP titled "Bipolar".
Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, raised in Paris, France, and now based in New York City, JW Francis is a 25 year old songwriter who wants to make people happy. He makes sincere jangle pop: catchy lofi ballads that sound like they were written late at night to a dear friend.
Tipling Rock is an independent, self-produced beachpop project based out of Boston, MA. Their single, "Did I Ever Tell You?", is our postcard record this month and was recently discovered over at our music blog, BIRP!