Urban Outfitters‘ love for music is no secret. Many of the retailer’s stores have a department that sell records — remember, those round vinyl things that spin around on turntables? In case customers no longer have said turntables, Urban sells them, too, including several different models from Crosley, Audio-Technica wireless vinyl record players and others from Jensen and Onkyo.
So it’s not a stretch to learn that Urban Outfitters has teamed with Domino Recording Co. to release the first edition of its vinyl compilation series, which is now available online and will be in stores on April 22.
The retailer on March 16 kicked off UO Live, four days of free music in the back lot of its Space 24 Twenty, a shared center for retail, local pop-up marketplaces, live music, events and dining in the center of the Drag on Guadalupe Street in Austin, Tex. The Domino Recording day was held during UO Live. All in all, the event featured 25 indie bands and a party cohosted by Calvin Klein where Young Thug and AlunaGeorge performed.
The vinyl collaboration includes songs from artists who performed at the event, including Porches, Alex G, Night Moves, The Range, Your Friend and Petite Noir. Additional Domino Recording artists Bob Moses, Blood Orange, Hot Chip and Real Estate contributed tracks for the compilation, which will be available on exclusive green vinyl and cassette.
Founded in London in 1993, Domino Recording Co. has released albums by artists such Sebadoh, Animal Collective and The Kills, among others.
Urban Outfitters has been diversifying. The retailer in 2008 unveiled Space 15 Twenty, which combines retail with a space for art, events, performances and pop-up shops in Hollywood, and in 2014, Space Ninety 8 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, bowed with retail, galleries and a roof bar.
Urban Outfitters’ parent, Urban Outfitters Inc., in November 2015 acquired the Vetri Family group of restaurants, including the popular Philadelphia eatery, Pizzeria Vetri.