Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/09/vinylfetish_hipsters_might_just_have_a_point/

Vinyl-fetish hipsters might just have a point

Jack White's 'ULTRA LP' plays at three speeds, hides tracks under label

By Simon Sharwood

Posted in Bootnotes, 9th May 2014 06:02 GMT

Hipsters. They're this decade's yuppies, but with worse facial hair. And an annoying predilection for pointless retro-technology fetishm that manifests itself in a love for vinyl records.

Actually, scratch that complaint (pardon the pun). Or at least scratch it for the new 'ULTRA LP' format that Jack White, formerly of The White Stripes, has cooked up for his new release Lazaretto.

White says the LP has the following features:

Even if you're not enamoured of the theory that vinyl has mystical music-enhancing qualities, that's a fine list of hacks and tricks you'll struggle to bake into an iPod or a Spotify playlist.

Those damn hipsters. Even with those silly beards, they get all the fun. ®