Collector Interview: Pills for the Pale
Posted on January 13 2016
Alex Servatius, of Pills for the Pale caught my eye on Instagram with photos of his jaw-dropping vinyl collection - displayed in floor to ceiling shelves that would make any vinyl collection envious. Alex organizes his massive collection of 1800 records alphabetically by last name then year, using a set of Horizontal A-Z Stencil Record Dividers. Alex explains, "They simplify a large collection and make it easier and more practical to find a particular record".
To learn a bit more about Alex's collection, read on!
Size of collection:
1800 records (90% new / 10% used)
Favorite albums of the past 3 years:
Darkside - Psychic (2013)
Death From Above 1979 - The Physical World (2014)
Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell (2015)
Favorite music genre:
Best party album:
Crystal Castles - I (Indie)
Best album to listen to alone:
Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of a The Moon
Last record purchased:
Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours (I was long overdue)
Smashing Pumpkins - Machina II / The Friends And Enemies of Modern Music
How long have you been collecting records?
I started collecting about 6 years ago. I always have been a fan of album art and the physical aspects of owning an album. Records started becoming more relevant in the past decade and I slowly transitioned from CDs to vinyl records.
Where do you hunt for vinyl?
The Record Exchange in my hometown Boise, Idaho is a good go-to. I primarily order all of my new records directly from the labels themselves.
To see more of Alex's collection, but sure to follow Pills for the Pale on Instagram!