This morning, I just found out about a new service called Wax.fm, which is described as a place to “help you find your favorite albums on vinyl both online and in the real world.” It’s actually a pretty simple concept – search for any record by artist name, album name, or catalog number. After finding the album you are looking for, you are presented with details for that record, along with links to purchase on ebay and amazon.
While it may not be much better than just going to ebay and searching directly, in due time this seems like a service that could prove to be very useful to all the crate-diggers and dustmites out there. I also decided to test the site out, and see how well it did for finding a semi-rare album:
After searching just “Can” on the main page, their “Tago Mago” album was actually the fourth result, after “Confrontation by Bob Marley and the Wailers” (not sure where “can” was found in that), “Things Can Only Get Better by D:Ream,” and “Soon Over Babaluma by Can.”