• “Deep Thuds” by Spacin’

There’s something magical about walking into a record store, hearing something new on the shop stereo, and walking out with a copy of the wax. Call me old-fashioned, but that’s part of what makes the record-shopping experience so personal and great—a Mediafire page may get you what you want for free, but it won’t shake your hand or learn your tastes and point you toward more amazing music it knows you’ll love. When I dropped by Permanent Records this weekend to grab the freshly reissued Solid Space LP (a mysterious band I picked for a 12 O’Clock Track months ago), I heard shop manager Dave McCune spinning the new Deep Thuds LP by Spacin’. I knew right away I had to have it.