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About openupyourskull

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    Thrift Store 7"
  • Birthday 10/23/1995

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    Pioneer PL-300
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  1. PO SOON: MGMT - Album 4

    I don't remember the last time I put a MGMT album on but damn, I am digging the shit out of that new single. Will be keeping an eye on this.
  2. Ooooh, I ended up selling my Direct Hits box recently since it was such a pain in the ass to listen to. I'll definitely keep my eye on that 2xLP.
  3. The webstore white vinyl arrived today, at first I was worried there was no 7" but it's tucked inside the gatefold in a thin paper sleeve. Side A is the Yuk Foo demo and side B is a demo called "Bad Things" - wish I could comment on it but I don't have anything to play it on in my dorm.
  4. PO: The Horrors - V (09/22)

    So... I am actually really, really enjoying this. Way more than I thought I would. The first half especially feels like a lovechild of Skying and Strange House, and yet somehow it works (and it's gnarly as hell live.) Something to Remember Me By is the sad goth disco anthem I never knew I needed. The record itself is a great package - glossy gatefold with full-color inner sleeves and a WAV download, and it's only 20 bucks at Bull Moose. This release is a perfect reminder of why they're one of my all-time favorites even though I really haven't thought about them much in the last few years - falling in love with a band all over again is a great feeling.
  5. Picked up a pink copy at Banquet Records this afternoon for £20, this was around 2 PM and it looked like they had a decent amount left. If they have any copies left next Friday they'll be offering them for sale online, probably a long shot but something to keep an eye on I suppose.
  6. The Official 'Vinyl Me, Please' thread.

    This will be the first ROTM I'm actually keeping since joining a few months ago so I'm hyped. I saw Moses open for Sufjan on the Carrie & Lowell tour and have eagerly been awaiting the album ever since.
  7. I thought my hype for this album was already through the roof and then this happened.
  8. Whats New on VC

    Yeah... agreed on the contrast thing. Bigger font + less spacing + less contrast = ow, my eyes.
  9. PO: The National - Sleep Well Beast

    Welp, that's dumb as hell. At least I can buy a pretty blue version now with the cash I just got refunded for that.
  10. Official Newbury Comics Reissue Thread

    That's exactly what I was thinking. I've been away at school during the last few in-store sales so there's a few exclusives I've been planning on picking up for a while.
  11. Official Newbury Comics Reissue Thread

    Aaaand 20% off online today through Thursday with code LABORDAY.
  12. PO: The Horrors - V (09/22)

  13. Official Newbury Comics Reissue Thread

    Mitski - Puberty 2 on translucent yellow!
  14. Limited to One Record shop, NYC

    I'll be in NYC in a few weeks and definitely will check this out. Best of luck!
  15. Visiting London and Paris. Recommendations?

    I'm gonna second St. Dunstan-in-the East, it's one of my favorite places to just chill out for a bit and everyone I've taken there has loved it. It's decently close to the Tower of London if you're gonna be in that area. The major museums are all pretty great and not to mention free, except the transport museum I believe. The V&A and Tate Modern are my personal favorites, and the British Museum kinda goes without saying. The South Bank is pretty to walk along at night, there are food stalls around but I personally haven't tried any so I can't give any opinion on what's good and what to skip. There's a street food market on weekends at the Southbank Centre that I've heard good things about, though. If you have the time, Brighton is definitely worth a day trip. Buy a train ticket online a few days in advance and you should be able to get a good deal, less than $20 roundtrip per person. If you're a burger person, Burger Brothers on North St. is the best burger I've had in the UK. It's tiny and gets crowded easily but it's so, so worth it. Avoid cabs, they're a waste of money. London transport will get you basically anywhere you need to go for much cheaper and walking is even easier - in zone 1 pretty much everything is closer than you think. And yes, tube from Heathrow absolutely. A few pounds to central London in ~30-45 minutes. But as someone who lives on the Heathrow branch of the Piccadilly line, try not to let your luggage take up three seats while the rest of us stand.