Vinyl Records

Inside Dead Wax Records on Cherokee Street
Willis Ryder Arnold | St. Louis Public Radio

There’s good news for local vinyl record stores. Vinyl sales are up 50 percent this past year as we enter the peak shopping season. A number of music store owners say the increase results from a new generation discovering that vinyl offers a widely different audio experience than streaming services.

“It’s nice to be able to have everything on a system or a phone, or an iPad or a computer, but when it comes down to it the really special records are the ones that you have to hold in your hand and you have to listen to them,” said Tim Hendrickson of Dead Wax records on Cherokee.

Erin Williams / St. Louis Public Radio

Vinyl record to CD to mp3 to live streaming...and back? The evolution of music is one that has, pardon the pun, come full circle. At least that’s the case at Boxing Clever, a downtown St. Louis advertising agency whose new record label, Boxing Clever Records, deals only in vinyl.