Published May 13, 2014With their seemingly endless stream of important hip-hop releases, indie imprint Stones Throw have earned an iconic reputation as a legendary label. That legacy was explored in the film Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton, which was screened in different cities over the last year. If you didn't catch it, you're in luck, as the documentary is now being treated to a home release.
Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton (This is Stones Throw Records) will arrive on DVD, Blu-ray and as a digital download on May 27. The film features live footage, rare home videos and interviews with both signees and fans of the imprint. The home-video version will include deleted scenes and bonus features.
Physical copies of the release will come bundled with a CD version of the film's soundtrack. Produced by Madlib, the record is a 26-song collection of material from Stones Throw artists, along with 10 new productions from Madlib.
If you'd rather not wait, you can purchase the soundtrack now on iTunes. For a little taste, Madlib's "Cue 06" can be streamed below. In addition to the soundtrack release, Madlib's contributions will also be treated to a vinyl release this summer.