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Collector Interview: Pills for the Pale

Posted on January 13 2016

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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!

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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)

ISO Album:
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!


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