In 2014, musician Alex York opened Torn Light Records in Newport, Kentucky, before moving to the Ludlow’s Gaslight district in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 2019. In the subsequent two years, Torn Light has emerged as an essential hub for crate diggers, local artists, traveling musicians, and filmmakers. We caught up with Alex to talk about the state of the neighborhood record store at the end of a tumultuous 2021. Q: What are your earliest memories of appreciating music? How did thes
New orders of Small Reaction's New Age Soul LP from the SofaBurn webstore will include a limited edition, numbered screen print! Click the link below to get yours today, very limited while supplies last! Photo by Avery Newmark Kincaid. Prints by Soda Prints, Atlanta.
The goal of the Record Store Spotlight is to shine a light on SofaBurn's favorite brick and mortar record stores. In this installment we spoke with James Downing-Groth of Blind Rage Records in Dayton, OH. 1. How long have you been in business? Blind Rage Records began as a hardcore punk label in 2018 but pretty quickly branched out into other styles of music including indie rock, hip hop and a couple more avant-garde acts. The storefront opened in August of 2020. 2. Why did y