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Video: KCRW Profiles Local Specialty Record Stores

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Lovers of vinyl tend to know where to buy their musical goods. But for anybody in need of someplace new, or for those who are just curious about the record business, KCRW put together a short video profiling three shops in Los Angeles: Permanent Records in Eagle Rock, Vacation in Silver Lake, and Wombleton Records in Highland Park.

Owners of the stores discuss why they set up shop in the first place, and why they did so in Los Angeles, and shoppers explain the reasons behind their semi-compulsive desire to acquire records. "There's something great about the tactile quality of being able to physically go through things," says one woman of browsing for 12-inch discs.

As Ian Marshall, owner of Wombleton, says, "it seems to be a good time for vinyl in Los Angeles right now."