The year is 2014. I’m listening to Lorde’s Pure Heroine while waiting for the bus to middle school — anxious about if I’ll make it there on time. As I scroll through my Instagram feed, I’m welcomed with numerous renditions of the “Keep Calm And Carry On” memes and an influx of The Fault In Our Stars fan edits.
Vaporwave. An internet “microgenre,” ill-defined as lazy, unimportant, slowed-down elevator music, embodies the outlook of millennials, Generation Z and even some of the more disillusioned members of earlier postmodernity.
You’re seeing the same kind of girl on your Instagram newsfeed. They all have oversized scrunchies on their wrists and hold Hydro Flasks decorated with “Save the Turtles” stickers. They call themselves, “VSCO girls.”
Record Stop is one of over 1,700 record stores across the country that cater to fans of vinyl, from seasoned aficionados to complete newbies. Thanks to a newfound interest in vinyl among millennials and Gen Z, old stores like Record…