Chinatown / Wild Nothing from Gemini [Captured Tracks, 2010]
I remember lying on the carpet over the wooden floor in Chad’s dimly lit apartment. Chris was turning 20 at midnight. I saved the newly released Gemini – which had just shipped – and a couple other records to premiere at a listening party with my friends.
Listening to music feels a lot different to me now. With the Internet and more and more music being released several months in advance, I can pretty much listen to whatever I want, whenever I want. It took a lot of restraint for me to keep that vinyl in the sleeve and hide the download in my iTunes library. In the end, it felt worth it.
The next day I asked Chris what he thought. He said he’d already heard it.
Image credit: Structure I (2010) by Yoojeung Park