The 7-inch record isn’t just a format—it’s an art form. On each episode of The Spindle podcast, music writer Marc Masters and music historian (and music maker) John Howard dive into a great 7-inch, dissecting its background, impact, and the reasons why it stands out as a small plastic piece of music history. This week, the duo digs into the 1988 single by Mudhoney, "Touch Me I'm Sick" b/w "Touch Me I'm Sick." Emerging from the ashes of Green River and led by Mark Arm, Mudhoney would go on to be a huge part of Sub Pop Records history, and this gnarly anthem has more than stood the test of time. This week on The Spindle, Mark and John dig in. They're diseased, but we don't mind.
Announcement: Rough Trade is teaming up with Hello Merch to bring exclusive clothing and accessories to Rough Trade’s New York location at 30 Rockefeller Plaza on June 30th in Brooklyn. This collaboration kicks off with a slate of limited edition t-shirts from Hello Merch artists including Japanese Breakfast, Parquet Courts, Amyl & The Sniffers, Black Pumas, A Place to Bury Strangers, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Mac DeMarco, Deafheaven, Angel Olsen, and Indigo De Souza.
Come hang out at this free all eagles event at Rough Trade New York Thursday, June 30th at 6 PM with special DJ set by A Place to Bury Strangers, limited stickers, shirts, and toes featuring art by Sonni, and a special beer from Other Half Brewery. Click here for more info.