Welcome to the latest issue of Crucial Tracks – which just happens to be our first issue featuring a guest. Today we bring you Rachel Shelton, studio artist and co-founder of Mirabo Press. Her Crucial Tracks story is pretty amazing, so we can't wait for you to dig in!

But before you wander off, we do have a quick update to our last announcement:

As mentioned last issue, we will be doing a record giveaway to our email subscribers. This giveaway will feature a selection of records from our origin stories and “best of 2023” lists. This giveaway was originally to be run at the end of January, however our schedules and the snowstorms in Buffalo have made it difficult to get out shopping to finalize (and promote) the record selection – so we're giving ourselves one more month. The drawing will now occur at the end of February. Stay tuned for more updates! (We've already teased a few on our Instagram page, if you are following us there...hint, hint.)

In the meantime, share the news with your fellow music fans, especially the ones that love vinyl – this is a perfect time to subscribe to Crucial Tracks. Best of all it's free to subscribe and enter! (Though the handful of paid members will receive two entries into the giveaway.)

On with the show!

Crucial Tracks 003: Rachel Shelton

Crucial Tracks 003: Rachel Shelton
Buckle your seatbelts folks, the show is about to get really good. We've made it through Chris and Jason's posts... now for our first guest: Rachel Shelton, studio artist and co-founder of Mirabo Press.

Featured Release (Jan 19 edition)

One standout new release in Sleater-Kinney's Little Rope and a few honorable mentions to round out the week.

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Sleater-Kinney at Artpark

Featured Release (Jan 12 edition)

January is typically slow, but two releases stood out to Jason this week: Big Sigh by Marika Hackman and Penalty of Leadership by Boldy James.

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Featured Release (Jan 12 edition)


Elsewhere around the web this week:

Thanks for Reading

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Thanks for reading.
– Jason & Chris

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