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Indie Three Inch Records

When Crosley and Record Store Day (the organization) paired-up to release a 3” mini turntable and new three inch records for RSD 2019 the limited releases came with a promise that more records for these mini turntables would be forthcoming. While 8ban never took off outside of Japan (and it didn’t even really take off inside of Japan) aside from a few White Stripes releases in 2005, indie bands have been releasing small 3” records on sites like Bandcamp for years. Read more »

Summer 2019 New Releases

Update with new Insane Clown Posse and Hopeless Records blind-box series, August 2019! Beastie Boys Sabotage Beatie Boys “Sabotage” The first of hopefully many upcoming new 3” record releases has finally1 been announced. Each will be available at participating Record Store Day pledged record stores2. From the Record Store Day press release: Beastie Boys’ classic “SABOTAGE” has been starting parties and ending Beastie Boys shows since 1994. And now, to mark the 25th anniversary of ILL COMMUNICATION, the album that returned Beastie Boys to the #1 spot, “SABOTAGE” will be issued as a 3” single, available only at indie record stores beginning Friday, July 19, 2019. Read more »

The 8ban Records That Never Were - Announced but Unreleased Titles

These two series were removed from later archives of the original 8-ban.com web site, and to my knowledge were never produced once sell-through of the first five series failed to achieve sales goals. Just like the blind box titles that were actually released, these were poised to be priced at 367 yen (~$3.25 USD) and were slated for “mid-May 2004” and “mid-June 2004” releases. It’s a pity, as 8ban was Read more »