11 Dec 2010

Tompkins Square Records: from dust to digital

From Access All Areas, 11:55 pm on 11 December 2010

The enigmatic and distinctly niche New York label Tompkins Square has been riding a wave of critical acclaim since it was started by Josh Rosenthal in 2005.

Josh Rosenthal of New York record label Tomkins Square

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Record Store State of Mind

Tompkins Square has documented the fertile present-day American Primitive guitar scene and released Grammy Award winning compilations.

Josh has chronicled his 30-year musical journey in a new book 'The Record Store of the Mind'. He talks with Trevor Reekie about the book and the role of Tompkins Square in bridging the gap from dust to digital: