Tell us a little bit about yourself:
my name is Kristian Sorge, I am the owner of Limited to One in NYC (@limitedtoonenyc), we're a small boutique record shop that focuses on rare vinyl, specializing in current music, punk, emo, screamo, hc and indie.. I've been collecting vinyl since I was like 18. I interned in college at Fat Wreck while I also interned at a radio station in SF. I used to only collect singles / 45's, until about ten years ago, when I started going back and collecting LPs. I own over 8k lps and singles. I post most of my personal collection at @recordnerdz .
First album: I honestly don't know. My brother passed on a few lps to me back in the day, which included Rush and Led Zeppelin. One of the first LPs I remember buying though is Elliott Smith - self titled at a small store in AZ, visiting my mom when I was around 19.
Favorite album: this is an impossible question to answer. do you mean the actual LP? like what rare / pressing or whatever. or do you mean what is my favorite lp of all time, no matter the pressing.. I'll try to answer both. (answered my favorite 5 below)>.
Rare records I own.
I mean, here's a list of some of my absolute favorites LPs ever released... Refused - the Shape of Punk to Come, At the Drive-In - In / Casino / Out. Elliott Smith - Roman Candle, Misfits - Legacy of Brutality. De La Soul - is Dead. Ryley Walker - Primrose Green.
Favorite Pressings.. My signed original pressing of Promise Ring's Nothing Feels Good., my Tour press of Saetia that instead of being numbered has the owner of the label's name stamped in it. My copy of City of Caterpillar's Live in NYC, it is personalized by the whole band, it's hand drawn and has each of their fingerprints on it. My signed copy of Big L's Lifestylez.. . My original Misfits singles (still missing two..). and my Minor Threat In My Eyes "Cousins" press.
Favorite Enjoy The Ride or Enjoy The Toons release:
Probably Reel Big Fish - Turn the Radio Off , Phantom Planet - the Guest.
Favorite album artwork: Any classic emo lp like Boy's Life, Plunger, or anything Jason from Promise Ring did for Jade Tree.. Actually Jason from Bluetip did a lot of the second half of Dischord's catalog (and he also did Relationship of Command..)..
Also, love anything by Aaron Horkey, Daniel Danger, Mark McCoy and Chris Taylor / Chris Crude.
What are your favorite local record shops to support? Well.. .. I am a bit partial to my own record store, limited to one... however there are a bunch of other stores I love, which include VInyl Conflict in Richmond, Double Decker in Bethlehem, Sit and Spin in Philly..
If one would want to support Limited to One and not in NYC, we have a patreon, that we curate boxes of vinyl each month based on your taste in music. We also sell records thru our Instagram sometimes. (@limitedtoonenyc) also check us out on Spotify, we have been making playlists for our Patreons.
What have you been listening to more frequently lately?
I have been delving a lot more into shoegaze, darkwave and early cure sounding Lps..
I am completely obsessed with Soft Kill and Death Bells ..
also check out this band from Belarus called Nurnberg.
Any specific albums you wish you had on vinyl?
top three white whales.
Sense Field - Building on pink vinyl
Unbroken - Life Love Regret on blue vinyl.
Misfits - cough / cool (orig press)
What was the best album(s) you've discovered this year (it can be anything, doesn't have to be a new release):..
a few bands I have been loving.. the new Fontaines DC. the new Gleemer and the new Greet Death. the new Soft Kill.
Since many of us are still practicing social distancing, can you make a few top 5 lists for us, to help keep folks at home entertained?
a 45 party!
make playlists for one person.
make an absolute greatest playlist of all time.
follow us on instagram and say hi.
Top 5 Albums - Refused - the Shape of Punk to Come, At the Drive-In - In / Casino / Out. Elliott Smith - Roman Candle, Misfits - Legacy of Brutality. De La Soul - is Dead. Ryley Walker - Primrose Green.
Top 3 Films Directors - Fincher / Tarantino / Nolan .
Top 3 Books - Ready Player One, Any Vonnegut, Any Malcolm Gladwell.
Top 3 Podcasts - Recordnerdz, Turned out a Punk, This American Life.
Scenario time! If you could create a vinyl variant for any album (already pressed or never been pressed before), what would it look like? Feel free to get creative with this one, its always awesome to hear what different features everyone likes!
well.. there's this amazing emo ep by Spy Vs Spy .. it's never been put out on vinyl and it just kills me.
I honestly don't care what it looks like. I just want to listen to it on vinyl.
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