Posted By admin on April 19th, 2013

A guide to Sydney’s indie record stores by Sydney’s indie record stores. You can download the map, complete with walking tour route suggestions, or find printed versions in all the listed stores and surrounding shops and cafes. Of course, the experience doesn’t  just stop at the boundaries of our map, so use this guide as a place to start and then keep hunting off the beaten path, because that’s where all the action happens.


Archive for February, 2014


Posted By Stephan G on February 28th, 2014

The Australian Recording Industry Association [ARIA] have this morning released their wholesale figures for 2013. They paint a grim picture, with a sales slump having undone the resurgence of 2012 and 2011. The wholesale total of $351,619,000 is the lowest since digital sales were first recorded in 2005.



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Posted By Stephan G on February 21st, 2014

Very. Bad. News.

For a generation now, IKEA’s square build bookshelf has been the storage unit of choice for vinyl fanatics, taking advantage of the happy coincidence that each unit is the perfect height and depth for 12″ vinyl.

Now, however, the monolithic Swedish home store have announced that they will be discontinuing their ‘iconic’ Expedit shelving range (first in Germany, but presumably also with a view to extending abroad) amid consternation from the vinyl community.



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Chuck D : Official Record Store Day 2014 Ambassador

Posted By Stephan G on February 13th, 2014

Bring Tha Noise – Chuck D is our main man this year.

Chuck D, RSD2014 Ambassador

Chuck D, RSD2014 Ambassador

Since being founded in 2007 to help heighten the awareness of independent music stores around the world, RSD has boasted numerous rock star ambassadors to help spread the word, including Eagles of Death Metal singer Jesse Hughes (2009), Queens of the Stone Age frontman Joshua Homme (2010), Ozzy Osbourne (2011), Iggy Pop (2012) and Jack White (2013).

“The record store made musicians listen beyond themselves,” Chuck D said on his appointment. “It both complemented and supplemented the radio, in fact the best radio stations in the past followed the vibe of the record stores of their regions, thus growing and nurturing each other. The fans and listener had everything to gain, and if they wanted to get into making music, the Record Store turned into their first school and sonic passport out.”


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