I’ve noticed lately that every Indie music artist seems to release their singles on 7″ vinyl these days. I see full LPs on vinyl too but this appears to be the predominant trend. Can please someone explain this to me? I just don’t get it. Aren’t we living in a digital age and still fighting for the rights of digital music? I understand the nostalgia for vinyl, cassette tapes and 8 Tracks. But if you’re an emerging indie rock band, what is the practicality of having a merch table full of vinyl singles? I never see anyone actually buy them. I don’t own a turntable anymore, do you? And if you are a band that only has two songs, wouldn’t it behoove you to make them available for download online?
Someone, please help me understand.