After extensive touring to support their third LP, the band cut ties with Thrill Jockey.
I listened to the LP all the way out to the desert and all the way back.
But, midway through recording the LP, Hurricane Sandy struck and left the band rattled.
1948, abbreviation of long-playing phonograph record.
The most revolutionary development to hit the recording industry since the invention of the automatic changer is the Long Playing record, which can hold an entire 45-minute symphony or musical-comedy score on a single 12-inch disk. ... The disks, released a few weeks ago by Columbia Records and made of Vinylite, have phenomenally narrow grooves (.003 of an inch). They are played at less than half the speed of the standard old-style records. ["Life" magazine, July 26, 1948]