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Album cover art for 'All My Fiends' by Aiofe O'Donovan.

Pressed at Citizen Vinyl: All My Friends

March 18, 2024 3:46 pm Published by 12 Comments

Aoife O’Donovan’s first self-produced LP, All My Friends, comes out March 22. It’s available in four vinyl variants — opaque violet, opaque yellow, opaque green, and opaque deep purple — all proudly pressed at Citizen Vinyl for Yep Roc. The album is inspired by the... View Article

Band photo of Drum Major Instinct.

Q&A with Drum Major Instinct

March 11, 2024 12:52 pm Published by 3 Comments

Drum Major Instinct (Jeff Arnal on percussion and Curt Cloninger on modular synthesizer) gives a special free performance at Citizen Vinyl on Saturday, March 16. Doors at 1:30, show at 2 p.m. Jeff and Curt had known each other for a while, but it was... View Article

Three ceramic works by Anja Bartels.

Q&A with ceramic artist Anja Bartels

February 26, 2024 10:35 am Published by 4 Comments

If you’ve been to Citizen Vinyl in the past six months, you’ve probably noticed the exhibition of large-form porcelain vases — inspired by Greek vessels for storing oil — featuring a variety of portraits of rock stars. These were created by Anja Bartels and her... View Article

Q&A with Sally Anne Morgan

February 19, 2024 11:32 am Published by 1 Comment

Singer-songwriter and folk musician Sally Anne Morgan chatted with Citizen Vinyl in advance of her upcoming show on the Citizen Vinyl stage. The concert takes place on Thursday, February 22, 7 p.m. Ritka opens. Find tickets and more info here. ​Sally Anne Morgan’s rich, intimate... View Article

Q+A with Jordan Lee of Mutual Benefit

January 19, 2024 3:31 pm Published by 3 Comments

Mutual Benefit is the chamber folk project of Brooklyn songwriter Jordan Lee. For more than a decade, he has crafted pop experiments that are uniquely comforting but willing to stare down life’s more difficult existential quandaries. His lush songwriting is often pieced together over several... View Article

Our Favorite Albums of 2023

January 1, 2024 3:59 pm Published by 1 Comment

The Citizen Vinyl team weighs in on their top albums from the past year. If your top pick is not on this list, we’d love to hear about it! Seth Alder — The Record by Boygenius Liza Allen — Powders by Eartheater Jasper Lesly —... View Article

Last-Minute Gift Ideas

December 19, 2023 10:41 pm Published by 3 Comments

Coda has a perfect holiday gift for the record and art lover: Freshly pressed splatter vinyl for your viewing pleasure. Each one is different – collect them all! Makes for a beautiful wall display! $25 each. Check out handmade decorations for your home by East... View Article

News from Citizen Studios

December 12, 2023 4:10 pm Published by 34 Comments

AC Sapphire, winner of the 2022 NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition, is currently recording an album — part of her Grand Prize package — at Citizen Studios. Last week she was joined in the studio by 2019 NewSong Grand Prize Winner Jobi Riccio on... View Article

SALE ON VINYL REPRESS ORDERS

November 21, 2023 10:26 am Published by 3 Comments

Exciting news! Enjoy 10% off repress orders! Is it time to restock? Citizen Vinyl would like to help! As a way to say thank you to our existing customers, we would like to offer 10% off any order that has already been pressed at Citizen... View Article

Image of vinyl records in shades of blue, white, green, and orange.

New (lower) Prices on Vinyl Pressing

May 23, 2023 3:32 pm Published by 2 Comments

Citizen Vinyl is now offering lower prices for vinyl pressing due to a reduction in the cost of materials. We are also offering deep discounts for high-volume orders. The new price list will be effective June 1st. Learn more about Citizen Vinyl’s record pressing services... View Article

Monocle pop-up at Citizen Vinyl.

Monocle: Live from Citizen Vinyl

May 5, 2023 9:44 pm Published by 1 Comment

Over the last weekend in April, Citizen Vinyl had the pleasure of hosting Monocle — a Zurich-based round-the-clock global audio service featuring live shows and podcasts that cover news, entrepreneurship, culture, design, urbanism, media, and more. Monocle is also an international print publication, with an... View Article

Citizen Vinyl's tour guides line up for a photo.

Guided Tours + News from Citizen Studios

February 15, 2023 3:42 pm Published by 4 Comments

Take a tour of the Citizen Vinyl record pressing facility and historic building Want to learn more about Citizen Vinyl — from the history of the iconic Citizen Times building to the legendary musicians who performed at radio station WWNC on the building’s third floor?... View Article

Graphic design in red and gold of award for best music.

Stoobie award news

January 19, 2023 10:35 pm Published by 5 Comments

We’re thrilled to announce that Session Café and Bar won a Stoobie Award for Best Music. The high honor is bestowed by Stu Helm, the writer behind StuHelmFoodFan.com and Asheville Food Tours. “Alrighty, Y’all! It’s time for me to name the winners in every category... View Article

Tim Gormley, wearing a black cap and a button-down shirt, holds two album covers while standing in front of his record collection.

Local Collector Spotlight: Tim Gormley

December 20, 2022 8:16 am Published by 5 Comments

Tim Gormley is co-founder and co-owner of Burial Beer Co. and VISUALS Wine. In addition, he owns and operates Ceremony of Seasons, a small record label focused on releasing experimental music by Asheville artist. What little free time he has finds him enjoying quality time... View Article

Citizen Vinyl Floor

Citizen Vinyl Links Past And Present

September 27, 2022 9:52 am Published by 7 Comments

Your first steps inside Citizen Vinyl’s entryway are upon the surface of a colorful granite floor. The brass inlay outlines the counties of Western North Carolina that surround the mountain town of Asheville.  It’s a reminder of the building’s past, but that history still remains... View Article

Local Collector Spotlight: Annelise Kopp

July 19, 2022 8:06 am Published by 8 Comments

We’re kicking off our vinyl collector series with a local music lover who’s spun records at Citizen Vinyl and across town. Annelise Kopp, who also goes by DJ Lil Meow Meow, manages and does marketing for Harvest Records in West Asheville. She started collecting at... View Article

Sanni Aurich: Staff Profile

August 5, 2021 11:21 am Published by 6 Comments

 from the desk of Cassidy Ann, Citizen Vinyl Staff Producer In the vinyl pressing plant, not all machines are made of steel.   Susanne Aurich is a manual press operator at Citizen Vinyl. Her components include endless stories gathered from two decades of van life, a... View Article