It's been nearly three years since DRA has released a new album, and not even Ryan Adams himself knew if this one was ever going to get to the vinyl presses. Battling an inner ear disorder (meniéres disease) and the breakup of the Cardinals, Adams once announced, "I'm not playing music anymore and scared to play live...." Fast forward to 2014, some hypnotherapy, medical marijuana, a new band, a new studio and some help from Gly Johns, Adams sounds like a new man. Listening to the single "Give Me Something Good", this writer hears Adams channeling the swagger of 70's stalwart Paul Rogers of Bad Company. Maybe he should have saved the title "Rock and Roll" for this album. Release Date- Sept. 9th - Store Price $19.98 / Vinyl

In her eleventh studio album, Lucinda Williams marks a couple firsts. Most notable is that this is her first double album, with 18 of the 20 tracks penned by Williams herself. Another first on this album is that her father, Miller Williams, wrote the lyrics to the opening track, titled "Compassion". Lucinda gets plenty of other help on Where The Spirit Meets The Bone, with Jakob Dylan, Bill Frisell, Tony Joe White, Ian McLagen (Faces) and Pete Thomas & Davey Faragaher (Elvis Costello) providing drums and bass. Release Date- Sept. 30th - Store Price $30.98 / Double Album Vinyl

Vance Keogh, aka Vance Joy had a tough decision to make: Continue with his law degree (he was just a one-year internship away from completing his law degree) or pursue a career in music. After wowing Atlantic Records execs at South by Southwest last year and getting a five album deal in the process, it appears the law degree will have to wait. Dream Your Life Away already has a hit single in "Riptide" so Vance's debut promises to be a winner. Release Date- Sept. 5th - Store Price $19.98 / Vinyl

It's difficult for any band to keep their own individual sonic thumbprint in tact while still evolving, changing and keeping things fresh. The Counting Crows have managed to do just that for the past 23 years though... and show no signs of missing a step on Somewhere Under Wonderland. Baritone singer Adam Duritz takes the storyteller role more often on Wonderland instead of his usual first person perspective, and the resulting storylines are more interesting and engaging than ever. The rest of the band seems right at home on Wonderland as well and the songs reflect it. Will it be the Counting Crows finest release? Only time will tell. Release Date- Sept. 2nd - Store Price $19.98 / Vinyl

COME ON IN AFTER OCTOBER 15th! - 350 W. Front Street, Wheaton, IL 60187. Tues, Wed, Thur - noon to 8:00. Fri & Sat - noon to 9:00. Sun - noon to 5:00. Closed Monday.

E-MAIL US! - Have vinyl records to sell? Want to find out if we have a title in stock? Need to follow up on a special order or any other question? Shoot us an e-mail at vinyl@milelongrecords.com

HAVE US DUPLICATE YOUR BANDS CD! - Mile Long Records sells vinyl records in our store, but we also duplicate CDs (yeah, it's a slight contradiction in terms, but pressing vinyl isn't something we can do... yet.) Our prices are competitive, no run is too short and we always help out with graphic design and packaging ideas. Check us out HERE.

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The Store Will Soon Be Open - Mile Long Records started out as a record label for indie bands from Chicagoland. We switched gears (sorta) into becoming a recording studio and short-run CD duplication shop. And in the fall of 2014, we will open our first ever retail store, featuring new and vintage vinyl records. While the dramatic turn-around of the vinyl record market is peculiar and unexpected, it's right up our alley... so we are taking a chance at becoming one of the few indie vinyl retailers in DuPage County. Here are some FAQs to help give some info about the store and our grand opening...

When will the store open? - The store will open for business on October 14th with a Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, October 18th. Keep tabs on our Facebook Page for more details about both the opening and grand gpening.

Where is the store located? - 350 W. Front Street, Wheaton, IL. We're about 100 ft. east of the Wheaton Train Station and about 3 doors down from Peet's Coffee (formerly Caribou Coffee).

Will you be selling new as well as vintage vinyl? - YES! We will carry a great eclectic selection of new as well as used vinyl. We'll also carry new and used turntables, vintage receivers and some select music supplies.

Will you be selling vinyl on line as well? - Probably very little. To us, selling on-line defeats the whole purpose of an independent store. We want you to come in, hang out, test-listen some vintage albums, talk to us and (most importantly) step away from your computer. We don't want to be just a store, we want to be a social outlet!

Will you be hosting live performances? - YES! But with that said, we don't know the what, how and when of the live music aspect. While our store is very nice and cozy, it's not very large.. so we need to figure out how best to incorporate live music into our retail experience while still being a good neighbor to the adjacent stores.

We're excited about the store and hope you are too. If you have any suggestions or ideas to help make the store an even better experience, send us a note. Until then, we hope to see you this fall!

Vaya Con Dios...

Get the posthumous debut release from The Nashville Wreckers available now. Liars has been produced in limited quantities, so get a copy here while we have hard copies available. The download version will be available at iTunes soon.

Get your copy of Scattergun's Life at Fantasy Lounge now. Just click here to purchase a hard copy or get connected to iTunes, Amazon.com, Rhapsody or CDbaby.

Mile Long Records first compilation CD, with songs provided by The Nashville Wreckers, Twilight Revival, Scattergun, Divebar, Medicine Hat, Sawbuck and Penthouse Sweets. Get the Compact Disc here . Get the album or individual tracks at iTunes as well.

Various Artists - Analog Highway

Get Twilight Revival's album "Parlor" on Compact Disc here or download individual tracks (or the whole album) at iTunes.

Twilight Revival - Parlor