EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND — Lindsay Todd, the man behind oddball house and techno label Firecracker Recordings, is set to open a new record shop in Edinburgh specialising in leftfield and hard-to-find vinyl. Open to the public over the duration of the Edinburgh Festival next month, the shop will then become an appointment-only business.
TEESSIDE, ENGLAND — A Teesside business is aiming to double staff numbers within a year as it strives to become one of the largest independent vinyl record stores in the UK.
Life of Vinyl features a 3500 sq ft music store, an online shop and an art gallery at Teesside Industrial estate in Thornaby-on-Tees.
Within 12 months, it intends to grow its catalogue from around 4,000 titles to over 30,000, while headcount goes from six to 12.
Via The Journal
GARFIELD, NEW JERSEY — Platter World has announced that they are closing after 29 years via a Craigslist post.
Platter World, Collectable Vinyl Record store is closing its doors after 29 years in Garfield, NJ. We have over 450,000 pieces of new and used vinyl being liquidated in all genres. Tons of Hip Hop, House and 12 inch DJ’s dream of!
NEW IBERIA, LOUISIANA — Most of the big vinyl album stores like Tower and Virgin Records are long gone. In Acadiana, the much loved Raccoon Records shut it’s doors back in 2004. But now, record sales are increasing again.
The sound of vinyl is better than a CD, in most experts opinion, and that helps the trend that has music folks looking to buy albums. That’s why you can shop at Raccoon Records in New Iberia again.
Long time musician, Louisiana Music Hall of Fame member and record collector Steve Grisaffe has opened a used record store in New Iberia. Out of respect for the original, he named it Raccoon Records.